Tuesday, 12 March 2013

197th Exhibition Is Now Open

The 197th York Art Society Exhibition is now on at the prestigious Guildhall in York.  The Exhibition opened to the public at 12 noon yesterday and runs until Monday 18th March.  Further details on opening times can be found here.

Congratulations to the twenty or so brave souls who treked through arctic temperatures to last night's opening evening where they were warmly welcomed with food and wine by our chairman Peter Cook and the rest of the committee. 

Once again there was an impressive variety of subjects and media on show among the membership's work. We're pleased to report that a number of sales have already been made. The public vote for best picture was won by Luisa Holden. More updates to follow soon, so check back here later in the week.

This will be the final exhibition curated by Ron Walker who is stepping down as Exhibition Secretary at May's AGM.  Ron has worked tirelessly to organise and promote these events over the last five years, ably supported by his wife Vivian.  On behalf of the Society, Peter thanked Ron for all of his efforts.  Shannon Morgan has offered to take on the mantle so this crucial role is in a safe pair of hands for the future.

Unfortunately rising costs mean that this may also be the last event at the Guildhall and we are exploring other local venues to host future events. 

Thanks to everyone who participated in organising this spring's show, or who helped during yesterday's handing in and setting up. We still need volunteers for stewarding shifts during the week so, if you can help, contact Ron or Peter.

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