We're thrilled that Henrietta StuartDawn Beckles, and Ingrid Lucas have had work shortlisted for the annual Society of Women Artists 156th annual exhibition. 

The exhibition, which takes place at Mall Galleries from Monday 3 July to Sunday 9 July, started in 1857 to give female artists a platform on which to show their work. In the mid-nineteenth century, women were not considered to be serious contributors to the field of art and had great difficulty in obtaining a public showing. At the first exhibition, 149 women showed 358 works, some hiding their true identities for fear of social recrimination. 

Congratulations and good luck for the next round

You can see Henrietta, Dawn and Ingrid at the May Open Studios, 11 - 14th May. Pre-book your ticket here