Lincolnshire Artists Society

Tuesday 8th July - Sunday 20th July 2014 LAS

The Lincolnshire Artists’ Society, founded as the Lincolnshire Drawing Club, celebrated its Centenary in 2006. Inspired by the Cambridge Drawing Society founded in 1882, it was followed by the St Ives Society in 1927.

Primarily an exhibiting society welcoming artists from all over the county, the L.A.S. started out with an Annual Exhibition in the loose boxes of the stables at Monks Manor, Lincoln, the home of its founder, Miss Elsie Ruston, and her art collecting industrialist father, Joseph. It moved to the city’s Exchange Arcade in 1910 following interest from the press and public, then to a room in the new Central library eventually finding its ideal home in the Usher Gallery from 1927. A great survivor, it emerged from an enforced period of inactivity in the First World War and has had an unbroken run of exhibitions in Lincoln and around the county ever since.

The show at the Sam Scorer Gallery brings together work from across the county .Because the Society has over 100 members there is always strong competition for the opportunity to show in Lincoln. A diverse and vibrant show is in store.

Maggie Dean a long standing member of the Society left an endowment to the Society to fund an annual award presented for the most lively work in the Summer Show.

For the first time last year the award was been made through a visitor vote. With nearly 900 votes cast it proved a popular and lively talking point, with many lively family discussions between visitors about who was going to vote for which work. There were also some lively discussions on what a work needs to be lively.

All visitors will have the chance to form their own views and vote for their favorite work during the course of the show.

john p garden cat maggie dean award summer show leah

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