Great Dome Art Fair

Peak District Artisans’ annual art and design fair will take place July 14 and 15 July in Buxton’s Devonshire Dome.

Michela Griffith – ‘Of Wood and Water’

Michela’s new exhibition opens at The Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton in April.

New Solo exhibition for PDA’s Chair

Sue Prince has a new solo exhibition opening as well as leading the creation of a new community history painting.

Sandra Orme – ‘Of Truth of Skies’

Sandra’s new exhibition opens in a stunning Lake District location.

Maggie Robinson has work selected for RBA Annual Exhibition

Work from Maggie Robinson’s Music of The Landscape series will be featured in three different exhibitions taking place throughout February and March

A winning design from Joanna Allen

Joanna is celebrating her success, as the designer of the 2018 Fringe Brochure

The Deadline for membership applications draws near

Thinking about joining PDA, the next application deadline is the beginning of February 2018

Chatsworth Exhibition 2018

PDA’s Winter Exhibition at Chatsworth opens its doors on Friday 12th January 2018


‘A Patterned Approach’ solo exhibition by Janet Mayled

Janet Mayled’s bold and vibrant work can be seen in a solo exhibition at St John Street Gallery this month

Committee Meeting Minutes September 2017

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Membership Application Deadline draws near

The deadline for applications for the October Membership selection is on 3rd October 2017 at 8.00pm.

PDA Members selected for the 2017 Derbyshire Open

Seven members are celebrating their success in having work selected for the 35th Derbyshire Open.

Great Dome Art & Design Fair 2017

Peak District Artisans’ annual art and design fair will take place July 21- 23 in Buxton’s Devonshire Dome.

The Adam and Eve Project – A Touring Exhibition

Five members of PDA have contributed work on the theme of Adam and Eve as part of a touring exhibition created by thirteen leading local artists

PDA Members at RHS Chatsworth

Eleven members of PDA will be participating in the inaugural RHS show at Chatsworth.

PDA Members prepare for Derbyshire Open Arts

PDA members are working hard in the lead up to this month’s Derbyshire Open Arts Weekend which takes place over the Spring Bank holiday weekend.


PDA Members Events and Exhibitions

PDA members are very busy with events and exhibitions this month, you can see a number of different members work both locally and nationally.

Botanical Artist, Vivien Wilson in the news

Vivien Wilson specializes in botanical painting and this month will be featured in two different publications.

Liz Welby in February’s Artsbeat

Read about Liz Welby in the February edition of Artsbeat; this versatile fine artist is currently artist in residence at Scarthin Book, Cromford

PDA Chair featured on BBC’s Countryfile

PDA’s current chair, Ingrid Katarina Karlsson has been featured on the BBC as part of an episode of Countryfile broadcast on 29th January 2017

Committee Meeting Minutes January 2017

PDA jeweller’s work raises money for charity

Jeweller and silversmith Karin Sheldon’s recent commission turned out to be for a surprising recipient.

PDA Members exhibiting across the region and further afield in January 2017.

It may only be January but you can see work by a variety of PDA Members across the region and further afield this month.

PDA Member writes article for The SAA

Pastel artist Sandra Orme has been commissioned to write an article explaining how she creates a layered pastel picture.

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Lost & Found – by Sue Lewis-Blake

In September PDA member Sue Lewis-Blake will be exhibiting paintings and photographic prints at the prestigious Kultur Backerei, Luneburg, Germany.

PDA at Art Out Loud – Chatsworth Festival

Continuing our 25th-anniversary programme, we will feature in next month’s Chatsworth Festival – Art Out Loud.

Committee Meeting Minute June 2016

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Event Budget Breakdown – AOL 2016

Michela Griffith to exhibit at the Foxlowe Gallery

Join Michela at the Foxlowe Gallery on Friday 20 May at 7pm for the preview of Within Elements.

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Peak District Artisans celebrate 10 years of Derbyshire Open Arts

To celebrate 10 years of Derbyshire Open Arts, artists and crafts people across the county are preparing to showcase a broad range of creative project

Peak District Photography Gallery: Liquid Light Exhibition

The River Dove is the focus for a new photographic art exhibition coming to Bakewell visitor centre this Spring.

PDA announce six new members

We are delighted to welcome six new Peak District Artisans to the group – including former Young Artist of the Year, Alex Jabore (pictured)

PDA members exhibit at the Mall Galleries, London

Peak District Artisans selected to exhibit their work at the prestigious Mall Galleries, London.

Peak District Artisans in ‘A Derbyshire Passion’, Derby Cathedral’s Stations of the Cross Installation

Five Peak District Artisans are among fifteen Derbyshire artists that have been commissioned by Derby Cathedral.

Ilkeston-born artist celebrates fifty-seven years with a personal exhibition at Erewash Museum

An award-winning painter and ceramicist from Ilkeston will show work from his fifty-seven-year-long career at Erewash Museum Ilkeston.

PDA members shortlisted in Craft & Design Awards

Eight Peak District Artisans have been shortlisted in this year’s craft&design Selected awards, and you can support them by voting!

Peak District Artisans at Chatsworth

Opening on 6th January 2016, 35 members will exhibit their works in a display featuring artists, designer-makers and contemporary craftspeople […]

PDA welcomes two new members

Ceramic artist Jan Lewis-Eccleston and portrait artist Casey Allum have joined the group

Lettering artist’s owl raises £8,000 for Big Hoot

Lettering artist, Elizabeth Forrest’s contribution to this year’s Big Hoot has raised a fantastic £8,000 for charity.

Solo exhibition by Michéla Griffith photographer

‘Liquid Light’ at Buxton Museum & Art Gallery celebrating the River Dove

PDA member, Liz Wellby visits Lane End Farm.

Last month, one of our members, Liz Wellby, visited Lane End Farm to deliver a drawing workshop, ably supported by Sarah Sharpe and Bryony Sharpe.

Great Dome Art Fair 18th-19th July

PDA’s major annual event takes place at the Devonshire Dome, Buxton on the weekend of 18th -19th July. Preview evening on Friday 17th.

Want That Art – our new marketing campaign launches

Today we proudly launch our new marketing campaign.

Subject: PDA member to open solo exhibition at St John Street Gallery

St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne will host an exciting new solo exhibition this month showing the work of one of our members, Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp.

Maggie Robinson’s work selected for Mall Galleries

PDA member Maggie Robinson will be taking part in the Society of Women Artists 154th Annual Exhibition

Peak District Artisans to exhibit at the Whitworth Centre

Twenty-seven Peak District Artisans will hold a Spring Arts Weekend in place of the annual Derbyshire Open Arts event this May.

Solo Exhibition by Michéla Griffith

‘Moments of Confluence: A River’s Song” opens in the Joe Cornish Galleries, Northallerton, on 6th June until 30th June

PDA member to take part in Birmingham’s Big Hoot

An artist from Chesterfield has been selected from hundreds of applicants to take part in Birmingham’s biggest ever mass-participation, public art eve

Rob Wilson Open Studio

Visit Rob Wilson over the late May Bank Holiday weekend at his Open Studio in Whaley Bridge

PDA Chatsworth Extravaganza

Last day of our fantastic exhibition at Chatsworth House on 22nd March

PDA member wins The Harley Foundation Prize

THE work of an artist from Sheffield has been awarded first place at the 2015 Harley Foundation Prize.

PDA selects five new members

PDA welcomes five new members Sue Lewis-Blake, Juliet Forrest, Rosalind Smith, Yuka Jourdain & Ian Saville…

PDA member dedicates bespoke artwork to hospice

Two local artists have dedicated new artwork to north Derbyshire hospice where their friend was cared for.

PDA member wins The Great North Art Show Trustees Prize for best painting in the show

One of our Sheffield-based members has received award-winning recognition at the 2014 Great North Art Show.

PDA Autumn Extravaganza

on October 11th & 12th at the Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale. 28 PDA members taking part in an opulant marquee complete with red carpet & candelabra!

2014 PDA Young Artist of the Year Competition – Winner announced

And the winner is…..Sam Westwood. Congratulations to Sam and all our finalists.

7th Great Dome Art Fair

Our most prestigious event of the year, the Great Dome Art Fair takes place this weekend 19th and 20th July in Buxton’s Devonshire Dome.

18ft art installation to feature at Great Dome Art Fair

A PDA member has constructed an 18ft wire hare – adding a new dimension to this year’s Buxton Festival Fringe

Photographer Michela Griffith in the news

Derbyshire Life and The Derbyshire Magazine are writing about Michela in the current issues.

PDA at Derbyshire Open Arts. Bank Holiday 24th,25th & 26th May

Annual Open Studios event throughout Derbyshire. Follow the link to see which PDA members are taking part.

PDA Members support Blythe House Hospice

Nine PDA members are taking part in ‘Beat the Blues’ at the Art Café, Buxton, an exhibition of original work supporting Blythe House Hospice

PDA welcomes three new members

Textile Designer Jane Mitchell, artist Jill Ray and woodturner Roger Waterhouse have all been accepted for membership of the group.

Sue Prince has work selected for major London exhibition

Sue’s painting of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant selected for ‘Serco Prize for Illustration 2014 Exhibition’

New PDA Brochure out now!

PDA’s new format full colour brochure is now available. Packed full of information about all the members, PDA shows, maps etc. Email for a copy.

PDA member Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp announces annual workshop programme

Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp is marking National Storytelling Week (1-8th Feb) by launching a programme of narrative-based art workshops.

Read about our new member Michela Griffith

Professional photographer Michela Griffith now has her own page on the PDA website

Exhibition success for Michela Griffith

Michela has success in Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014 competition

PDA announces sponsorship for Young Artist of the Year

St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne, artsbeat magazine and Turners Art Supplies will sponsor the awards for the next two years

Read about our new member Sue Prince

Contemporary folk artist Sue Prince now has an Artist page on the PDA website and explains all about her award winning egg tempera artwork

Rob Wilson new solo exhibition at Jarva Gallery

Rob Wilson has a solo exhibition at Jarva Gallery, Whaley Bridge entitled ‘Bridges & Branches’ runs from 7th-24th December

Four new members for PDA

PDA have selected four new members: artists Sue Prince & Janet Mayled; photographer Michela Griffith & jeweller Annette Petch

Workshops Galore on our Calendar!

Check our Members’ Events Calendar for details of creative workshops run by PDA members

Louise Jannetta Open Studio Event

Louise Jannetta will be holding an Open Studios Event in Buxton from 19th October to 3rd November

Sandra Orme featured in artsbeat magazine

Pastel painter Sandra Orme is featured in the October issue of artsbeat Magazine.

Peak District Artisans AGM

The PDA Members’ Annual General Meeting takes place on 22nd October

Catriona Hall featured in Country Living magazine

PDA member Catriona Hall is the featured artist in the October issue of Country Living Magazine

PDA at the Great Peak District Fair

25 PDA members taking part in Autumn Showcase at The Great Peak District Fair 12th & 13th October

PDA members at Melbourne Art Trail

PDA members are taking part in the Melbourne Art Trail on 14th & 15th Sept.

Rob Wilson captures the Ashes at Emirates Old Trafford

PDA member Rob Wilson featured on Sky Sports Test Match coverage painting the England v Australia Test Match

PDA Young Artist of The Year is Alex Jabore

Alex Jabore has been announced the winner of PDA’s 2013 Young Artist of the Year Award

‘Precious’ exhibition of paintings by Justine Nettleton

Exhibition of 19 paintings of precious stones inspired by a small piece of amber. Venue: Creswell Crags, Worksop to 7th September

6th Annual Great Dome Art Fair – last day today Sunday 21st

Don’t miss the final day of PDA’s Great Dome Art Fair – it’s our biggest yet.