The Society of Graphic Fine Art
The Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA), formerly known as The Drawing Society was founded in 1919 when students and teachers in the etching class at the London Central School of Arts formed a breakaway group to establish a society that would 'uphold and maintain the interests of all those forms of art that do not use colour as a form of expression'; which was another way of saying that drawing counts and, in one form or another, always will. The Society of Graphic Fine Art as it is now known encourages the use of colour and non-figurative art in addition to black and white work and traditional drawing skills. The main criterion of membership, regardless of media discipline, is drawing excellence.
Sandra was elected as an associate member of the SGFA in October 2013 and promoted to a full member in November 2016, joining a select group of around 120 professional illustrators, painters and printmakers recognised for their high level drawing ability.