About

Membership
We are always happy to welcome new members to the Society. Currently we have over 130 members of varying abilities and non-participating art enthusiasts are also welcome. As well as sharing an interest with other friendly, like-minded people, our members also benefit from the following

• Evening Lectures/Demonstrations
• Courses
• Painting Days
• Summer Exhibition
• 10% discount at Tindall’s on production of membership card

Join us - if you would like to join us please download and print the following form.
please click here

If you cannot print the form please contact Jo Scarf below or send a SAE to Gary (address below) and he will send you one.


The Committee

Chairman .......................Gary Davis................email.....gary.c.davis@mac.com

Secretary .......................Vacant ....... if you would like to help please contact any committee member.

Treasurer....................... Alison Durkin..........email........alisonivd1@yahoo.co.uk

Demos and Events.........Sue Street..................email.....suestreet42@hotmail.com

Web Administrator..........Bob Wells...................email.....robertgwells@hotmail.com

Exhibition Secretary.......Jo Scarff.....................email.....j.scarff061@btinternet.com
Telephone 01353 778194

Membership Secretary...Alison Durkin..................email - as above

Alison Durkin
105 Grimshoe Road
Downham Market
Norfolk
PE38 9WF


History of the Society
Ely Art Society was formed before the second World War. It was suspended during the war years but re-established in 1967 and in its present form has welcomed artists continually since.
At the first general meeting in 1967 a member of the original society outlined the activities of the early organisation as an annual exhibition and outings to places of beauty and interest where members could sketch. Annual subscription was one pound one shilling and five shillings for students. In 1970 admission to the exhibition was by catalogue at a price of one shilling.
In 1972 the committee decoded that "only original works and not copies of other works would be accepted for exhibition". But as late as 1993, although three items of craft could be displayed, unframed pictures were not allowed.
Our society currently has 132 members with a range of artistic abilities and new applicants are always welcome. On the second Friday of each month the society hosts demonstrations delivered by established artists in various media. these are held in the Methodist Meeting Rooms next to the car park in St Mary's Street, Ely. These vents are free for members whilst guests pay a nominal fee.
During the middle weeks of August the Society mounts its annual exhibition showing a variety of works by the members. On average between 50 and 80 members take part.

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