Ulster Society of Women Artists call

USWA Secretary, Edith McClelland paints En Plein Air
USWA Secretary, Edith McClelland paints En Plein Air

The Ulster Society of Women Artists is holding their 58th Annual Exhibition at The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, until 19th December.

Opening times are from 10am-9pm [Monday through Friday] and from 10am-6pm [Saturday and Sunday].

The Society was founded in 1957 by Gladys Maccabe at a time when women were not accepted into Art Societies. She invited 10 prominent women artists from the province to meet and, from there the Society was formed.

Within a year the membership had grown to 60 and the first of the major annual exhibitions was held and officially opened by the Society’s Patron, Her Grace the Duchess of Abercorn.

Achieving membership to the Society is, and always has, been considered a mark of distinction; a large number of aspiring artists continue to apply for membership through the official selection process.

The Society today has 98 members from all over the province and, throughout the year they hold a number of very successful exhibitions at various select venues; the exhibition will include many forms of art.

If you are interested in prospective USWA membership, contact Edith McClelland Ballycastle by email uswasecretary@gmail.com for further details.