Cats And Kittens Exhibition in Winterbourne

Cats And Kittens In Action, an exhibition by S.O.F.A. member France Bauduin is on at the Winterbourne Library from the 11th to th 31st of October with a workshop on the 31st of October.Cats & Kittens in action

Photo(s) provided by Rich McD Photography

Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition 2015

Any big cat painters among you may be interested in The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition 2015. It’s now open for entries. With a top prize of £10,000 the competition is now in its 8th year.

NEW for 2015 – a chance to win a feature in The Artist magazine with The Artist Magazine Award.

E-Flyer Entry now Open

Find out more on their web site

International Cat Care Calendar 2015

Featuring the 12 winning entries in this year’s iCatCare Photographic Competition, this is the purrfect gift for all cat lovers, and it could be yours for just £9.50!

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The quality and artistry of the photographs transform this calendar into something really special which will appeal to cat lovers and photographers alike. The beautiful cats featured come from all corners of the globe, including cats from Malaysia, Hong Kong, Croatia, the Netherlands and the UK. Given the highly international collection of entries, it is particularly fitting that these images will be helping cats around the world.

Each picture is accompanied by a little story about the cat pictured, together with a famous cat quote, and a really useable calendar for your all important dates.

The calendar is A4-sized and is packaged in a shrink wrapped envelope to protect it. Priced at £9.50 (+ p&p), there are also discounts applied for multiple orders. All proceeds from the sale go to International Cat Care and the calendar can be purchsed via the International Cat Care website.

Stock is limited, so order now, whilst you still can!

Stephanie Kay Manchipp Memorial Award 2014

S.O.F.A. is very pleased to announce the third Stephanie Kay Manchipp Memorial Award for new members goes to Suzanne Bradley whose wonderful miniature paintings are quite amazing.

She was presented with a certificate, designed by Ben Manchipp, and a cheque for £100 by our Chairman Kay Young.


suzanne bradley receiving her award
Congratulations Suzanne!


International Cat Care Annual Awards

This year’s International Cat Care annual celebration was held at the Kensington Roof Gardens in London on Sept. 12, 2014.

Highlighting the event were the many awards ICC presents. This year there was the ‘Easy to Give’ award created to reward pharmaceutical companies whose products are easy to administer to cats. ‘The Cat Friendly’ awards help make cats lives more comfortable and less stressful. Also, pet insurance policies now reflect that rescue cats as well as aging cats are living healthier, longer lives.

The third category revealed the 12 winning photographs for the 2014 Photographic Competition, ‘Cats for all seasons’.

Congratulations to Carl Welsby, the overall winner of the iCatCare Photographic Competition 2014 with his photo of Holly.

For more information on the awards, have a look at the charity’s website, or if you are interested in buying the terrific calendar or cards see

The top 100 images are available to view on the charity’s Facebook page.

We have always enjoyed our association  with ICC and the excellent work they do to improve the lives of our cats.

Learn how to draw and paint cats with Sue Sareen

Learn how to draw and paint cats with Sue Sareen in The Lesuire Painter, in the newsagent now.

S.O.F.A. member Sue Sareen has an article on “Painting cats” out now in the October edition of the art magazine “Leisure Painter”.

Sue’s article emphasises and discusses the importance of continuously sketching and painting cats from life and the different mediums one could use to do this.  She also talks about her method of  painting cats freely in watercolour, using photographs as source material.

Sumatran Stare by Kev Mullins

A beautiful piece by S.O.F.A. member Kev Mullins. Just one of the amazing paintings by more than 50 artists in our London show from the 21st of August to the 19th of September at the Llewellyn Alexander gallery in London.

Sumatran Stare by Kev Mullins

Sumatran Stare by Kev Mullins


Society Of Feline Artists Exhibition
21st of August to the 19th of September
Llewellyn Alexander Gallery
124 – 126 The Cut
London SE1 8LN
Telephone: 020 7620 1322/4

Visit the Llewellyn Alexander Gallerymaps


Exhibition Photos

Slide Shows
See the photos of each exhibition as a flash slide show. Click the links below and sit back and watch the show. These will be quite large photos and may take a while to load.

SOFA London 2014
SOFA London 2013
SOFA London 2012
SOFA London 2011
SOFA London 2010
SOFA London 2009
SOFA London 2008
Or if you don't have flash see them as a photo album.

Photo Albums

SOFA London 2014
SOFA London 2013
SOFA London 2012
SOFA London 2011
SOFA London 2010
SOFA London 2009
SOFA London 2008



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