The United Society of Artists www.united-artists.org.uk
‘Good art is good art whether it is in two or three dimensions and in whatever media’ is
the guiding philosophy of the United Society of Artists (UA), which is celebrating its
ninetieth birthday from May 17th to 21st by holding its 90th Annual Open exhibition at the
Menier gallery, Chocolate Factory. 51 Southwark Street SE1 1RU, from Tuesday 17th to
Saturday 21st May 2011. Opening times: Tues., Wed., Sat., 11.00 am to 6.00pm. Thurs.
and Fri. 11.00 am to 8.00 pm. Receiving day : Sunday 15th May 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.
The exhibition gives art buyers the opportunity to purchase works that would suit the
domestic dimension as well as in offices, hotels and restaurants. There is also the chance
to commission individual painters, printmakers, sculptors, tutors or demonstrators.
Art-loving actor Cherie Lunghi has agreed to be guest of honour to officially inaugurate
the exhibition at 6pm on Tuesday 17th May.
A unique feature of the UA is its constitution boldly declares that it aims to bring together
accomplished artists whose work covers a wide range of styles and subjects and a
diversity of media.
The UA was first established in 1921 as the New Society of Artists, which aimed to
provide exhibition facilities for artists working outside the capital to exhibit in London.
But now welcomes members from a wide range of diverse cultures resident from
anywhere in the UK and abroad and is in a period of vigorous membership growth. The
number of members is not limited to any specific number but potential members must
pass through a selection process.
Artists recognise that, as well as exhibiting at its Annual Exhibition, UA Membership
brings a chance to join a friendly group and offers exciting opportunities to exhibit in
Satellite Exhibitions at widely differing venues. These are organised by members and
only members can take part.
The past history of the UA contains many distinguished names from the last century,
including Harold Workman, David Gilchick, Terence Cuneo and Robert Hill, and attracts
great loyalty among its members. Another loyal UA member is Polish born Alicia
Melamed Adams, a distinguished artist who has several works in the Imperial War
Museum, Permanent Collection. Due to her generosity, the UA can offer free
membership to a number of deserving students who must be proposed for membership by
Bona fide art students are also welcomed to the UA with a 50 per cent reduction in
subscription, as the UA is assiduously nurturing the roots of future talent and looking
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