We welcome you to the Lake Artists Society, founded in 1904 by artist W.G.Collingwood who was also secretary to the well known John Ruskin, of Coniston.

Our present elected membership is limited to 45 artists residing in the English Lake District.

The Summer Exhibition, held in the New Hall Grasmere, is on for 6 weeks, attracting thousands of visitors every year.
We encourage non-members to exhibit their paintings and sculpture with us. Awards are given by local business sponsors and presented to artists of merit. Exhibiting with us can lead to elected membership.

President: Kevin Chester
Vice-President: Rachel Gibson
Council Elect*
Angie Mitchell
Danny Clahane
Fiona Clucas
Kate Bentley
Vivienne Pooley

Upcoming Exhibitions by Members

An exhibition of drawings selected from work made over 47 yrs.
18th September until the 5th October 2018
Preview Thursday 20th September 5.30pm until 8pm
(Open weekdays from 10am till 4pm)
Vallum Gallery
The Institute of Arts
University of Cumbria
Brampton Road, Carlisle
“I love drawing. It is central to all that I do as a painter and a printmaker. This exhibition at the Vallum Gallery is a really exciting opportunity for me to bring together many key works from my career.”


*The Council changes every two years