about CAN

About Cheshire Artists Network

CAN is a legally constituted, not-for-profit, artist led organisation currently with thirty-five selected, professional members. The organisation has been in existence for over twenty years and has a diverse range of visual artists. We aim to develop good practice, make high quality work and exhibit three or four times a year. We have
ceramicists, jewellers, painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors and textile artists.

We endeavour to engage with the community, providing individuals and groups with an opportunity to access and enjoy their own creativity, as well as increased access to view and enjoy our members work.

Members and Committee

The organisation is run by a committee of ten volunteers from the membership who meet regularly to plan projects, select new members and disseminate information to the wider group.

Members are selected on the basis that they are professional, contemporary, visual artists living or working in Cheshire, with a track record of quality practice in the visual arts.

CAN Membership

There is a joining fee of £35, then a subscription fee of £35 per year which is due at the time of the AGM. Honorary members do not pay either of these charges. Any member can apply to sit on the committee.

CAN members are entitled to exhibit in all exhibitions organised by us or choose which they would like to participate in. Projects are often within Cheshire, but are also outside of the county, sometimes sharing space with artists from different counties and countries.

Exhibitions 2022
Arley Hall, Arley, Northwich 1st to 14th March

Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek, Staffordshire 6th June to 23rd July.

Exhibitions 2021:
Jobling Gowler, Macclesfield, Cheshire 1st May to 15th Oct

Willow Gallery, Oswestry 9th October to 8th January 2022


Exhibitions 2020 were postponed due to the pandemic.


Exhibitions 2019:
Arley Hall, Arley, Northwich March

The Atkinson, Southport November to January 2020

Exhibitions 2018:
Nantwich Museum January to April

Warrington Pyramid May to July as part of the Warrington Arts Festival

Chester Cathedral September
The Williamson, Birkenhead October to November

Abbeywood exhibition and art fair December