The Society is continuing with its programme of awards, the object being to encourage and reward excellence and innovation in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional media.

Non-members successful in having work selected for the Summer Exhibition will automatically be considered for the following awards:

  • Award for work on paper sponsored by Kent Valley Colour Printers, Kendal – £150 cheque
  • The Ophelia Gordon Bell Award: an award for sculpture,  jointly sponsored by
    Lakeland Mouldings and The Heaton Cooper Studio – £150 vouchers
  • Award for work in oil or acrylic sponsored by Youdells – £50 vouchers
  • The Friends of the Lake District for The Most Captivating Lakeland Landscape – £150
  • Peter Tyson award for young person working figuratively in any medium 25 and under – £200 cheque
  • The Castlegate Gallery Award…for the most outstanding piece in the exhibition – £300
  • The Northern Lights Gallery  Peoples Choice Award…for the most popular piece in the exhibition. Voted for by the public – £125

Winners will be informed as soon as possible after judging. Prizes will be awarded during the Members’ evening at The Hall, Grasmere.


Cockermouth based Fine Art Gallery exhibiting high class contemporary paintings, sculpture and ceramics from Northern and Scottish artists.

Address Castlegate House Gallery · Cockermouth · Cumbria · CA13 9HA
Tel 01900 822149 · Mob 07920 836874Email

Northern Lights Gallery
Keswick-based art gallery in the heart of the northern Lake District National Park representing 85+ artists. 
Oil, acrylic, watercolour & mix media paintings, glasswork, ceramics, pottery, jewellery, Raku, sculpture, mirrors, prints, greetings cards. 
Each month: one artist, a solo exhibition in the upstairs Blencathra Gallery.
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Northern Lights Gallery
22 St John’s St.
Keswick, Cumbria
CA12 5AS
017687 75402

The Friends of the Lake District, now in its 85th year, is the membership charity protecting and enhancing the landscapes of Lakeland and Cumbria.