Acknowledgements 2018-01-23T11:54:34+00:00


Since Printfest began there have been many supporters and volunteers who have been there in the planning stages and over the Printfest weekends, they have supplied a service, contributed materials and been part of the committee.

We acknowledge all their contributions in making Printfest what it is today.

Thank you!

Catalogue advertisers

We would like to thank our catalogue advertisers for 2017
Scroll down to read about them and find links to their website


Committee Members:

Founder Members:
Judy Evans; Active member since inception
Ronkey Bullard
Chris Benefield; Chair 2001-2013

Current Committee Members:
Tina Balmer; joined 2007
Keith Bamber; joined 2017 as Treasurer
Sally Bamber; joined 2011; Chair since 2017
Janet Benefield; Member 2001-2003, re-joined 2016
Katie Edwards; joined 2017
Alyson Dickson; joined 2017
Judy Evans; Founder Member
Valerie Madden; joined 2002

Past members:
Janice Benson; Director 2008-2015
Tania Jany Brown
Kate Brunskill; Secretary 2017
Ellie Chaney
Steve Deeming
Liz Drew
Richard Foster
Carolyn Gilsenan
Linda Graham
Ceri Hand
Donna Hurford
Carol Kitts
Jo Lavington
Clyde Oliver
Anthea Raithlin-Jones
Fran Riley
Kerynne Robertson
Beverley White
Bernard Whitfiled
Marie Wilkes
Tim Wright; Chair 2015
Marie Wright

Kate Kirkwood
Shaun Blezard

Amelia Lavington
Aaron Carr
Shaun Blezard

Tony Scott
Shaun Blezard

Catalogue advertisers 2017:

TwoXTwo, Market Street, Ulverston
Our favourite clothes shop in Ulverston and the owner, Janet Benefield, is a Printfest Team member!

The Tinners’ Rabbit
The Stables Workshop, Buxton Place, Ulverston
FAB picture framers, image scanners and art lovers, Sara Charlesworth, a Printfest Steward, is running the Wrap desk at Printfest

Cumbria Crystal, Ulverston
For workshops on diamond wheel cutting and sandblasting.
For world class, hand-blown and hand-cut English crystal

For beautiful gifts in Ulverston

The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
For printmaking workshops and inspiring exhibitions

Simon Whalley
Photographic Artist

EVAN – Eden Valley Artistic Network
An artists collective for exhibitions and events

L’al Churrasco, Market Street, Ulverston
For amazing tapas style food from Spain, Portugal and the Southern Mediterranean, the chef is fab and the manager is wonderful

Gillam’s, Market Street, Ulverston
For organic coffee, tea, breakfast and lunch, in front of an open fire when its wet and cold, both upstair and down

34 Queen Street, Ulverston
For coffee, tea, cakes and biscuits. For art, music and gatherings

Poppies Café & Bistro
Union Street, Ulverston, 01229 583134
Jolly good food

Lakes Food Event Catering
07944 213022

Colin Reynolds Photography, Kendal
For unique hand crafted traditional silver gelatine prints

Irving’s, The Butcher
45-47 Market Street, Ulverston
Supporting Cumbrian Farmers

Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies
Quality manufacturer of printing presses, inks and supplies, Hawthorn are setting up shop upstairs in the Supper Room at the Coro over the Printfest weekend

Web Profit Solutions
Online marketing help for your business

Haigh Architects
Architects with a sensitive touch for restoration. Roger is the sponsor of the Haigh Award

Zillah Bell Gallery
Specialist gallery of Printmaking. We love Zillah Bell because they represent so many great printmakers, including our Printmaker of the Year, Jason Hicklin, who was recommended by them

For art and design materials and for picture framing in Kendal

A fabulous location, wonderful house, full of historic memorabilia on John Ruskin. Two great galleries; The Blue Gallery and the Severn Studio where Tracy Levine, will be exhibiting ‘Bright and Beautiful’ 18th June to 3rd September

C-Art 2017 Cumbria
For The county-wide open studios festival, 8th-17th September

Gallery Artemis
A casual space for a dynamic group of both established and emerging artists to show and sell their art

Bryan Redhead & Co. Ltd
Chartered certified accountants based in Broughton-in-Furness. We are glad of them for managing the Printfest accounts

The Beach Hut Gallery
A collaborative gallery at Kents Bank Station with wonderful exhibition selections. Beverley White is one of our Printfest Printmaker this year, make sure you visit her stand

Green Door
An Artists Co-operative in Cumbria and North Lancashire, with exhibitions through the year and the Art Trail in April each year. A very supportive group of artists

Lancet Homes
Currently building new homes in Ulverston at Ford Park