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 - £100 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.


Located in an unspoilt Georgian house within Cockermouth, a wonderful Cumbrian Georgian town on the western edge of the Lake District, Castlegate Gallery specialises in showing the work of internationally renowned artists as well as bringing to the gallery exciting up and coming young talents in the art world.

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

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

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.
See our IG & FB feeds for daily updates.
Northern Lights Gallery
22 St John's St.
Keswick, Cumbria
CA12 5AS
017687 75402

The Studio is composed of a number of galleries exhibiting the work of the Heaton Cooper family of artists. As well as Mathildes our contemporary café and The Archive Gallery in which we put on exhibitions throughout the year.

Kent Valley Printers

Established in Kendal in 1990, Kent Valley Colour Printers is the place to come for all your printing needs.

Employing latest technology litho and digital presses, we can supply you with print from business cards to high volume brochures or bookwork. Our highly trained and experienced staff have a wealth of experience in delivering the best service – on time and to budget for all our clients, big and small.

We are proud to have served the Artist community for over 35 years.
Our well stocked shop in Kendal offers artists of all abilities to realise their aspirations. You are welcome to visit our shop in Kirkland, Kendal to view our Framing Department, Artists supplies and Picture Gallery

Lakeland Mouldings

Lakeland mouldings are a freelance Mould Making and Resin Casting Company. We offer a professional service to individuals, small business, gallery’s and large giftware manufacturers. With over 15 years experience in the mould making and casting trade we can offer a tailor made package to suit any requirements you may need. Using the latest mould making and casting techniques we produce moulds from specialist compounds that are the best suited for your needs, guaranteeing perfect mould making and casting results every time whether you need 10 or 10,000 casts.


Tel: 01228 546756
Shaddongate, Carlisle, CA2 5TE