Sunday, 26 October 2014

Preparing Plaques for the Preview Evening.

If you were at the October demo you probably saw the pop-up exhibit of plaques presented by Julie Lightburn.  The full range will be on display at tomorrow's Exhibition Preview Evening, from 7:00pm at the DeGrey Rooms.

Over to Julie for an update on the project ...............

“A big thank you to everyone who has contributed so far and I look forward to receiving more at the handing in day.  I have thoroughly enjoyed putting this together – it’s like Christmas every time the postman arrives.

There are delicate watercolours, bold acrylics, detailed oils; collages, abstracts and cartoons; landscapes, still-lives, wildlife, and portraits . . . . something for all tastes. 

Initially we’re holding a silent auction at the preview evening and the remainder will all be sold at a set price of just £5.00 throughout the rest of the week. Each will be sold with a gift envelope.  

We are also going to be selling Tote bags with a selection of the artworks on them, again at just £5 – a great memento of the 200th exhibition and also perfect as a Christmas gift.”


Thanks to Julie for all her work coordinating this project and, after three months of staring at miniature works of art, we imagine she's looking forward to seeing the world in Cinemascope again.

What Shape Are Your Clocks In ?

Daylight saving began in the UK at 2:00 am this morning.

Hopefully you all remembered to set your clocks !

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The York Art Society 200th Exhibition opens next Monday

And while you're waiting, here's some more plaques that members have sent us.  See them all at the preview evening, Monday 27th, from 7:00pm.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Two Weeks until the 200th Exhibition

Here's a further selection of plaques that members have created for the 200th Exhibition.  

These and many others will be open to bids in a silent auction on the preview evening, Monday 27th October.

Robert Brindley at Newton on Ouse in October

Our colleagues over at Newton on Ouse Art Group tell us they still have a few places left on this coming weekend's Robert Brindley Workshop, and are extending an invite to any York Art Society members who might like to attend on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October.

The cost for the two days is £40 to YAS members.  The sessions start at 10.00 each day. Robert works in most mediums.  Attendees will be working on their own pieces in the afternoons following a demonstration by Robert each morning.

If anyone is interested or has any questions,  please ask contact Marianne by emailing

Art & Pottery Exhibition in November

Last Saturday was another successful day at St Michael le Belfrey for several members of York Art Society who were raising funds for homeless charity the Never Give Up Group.

We're pleased to say that the event will be repeated towards the end of  November.

Anyone interested in this or future exhibitions at the church should contact Lin Taylor directly on

Monday, 6 October 2014

Three Weeks to the 200th Exhibition

With three weeks to go, the plaques are still coming in.   Don't forget you can still hand in to Julie at this Saturday's demo.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Latest Batch of Exhibition Plaques

Some of the latest entries.  The full range of plaques will be on display in the De Grey Rooms on the opening night of our 200th Exhibition.  

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Closing Date for Entries for the 200th Exhibition

A timely reminder that the closing date for our 200th Exhibition is Wednesday 15th October.  So if you've not yet returned your entry form, please make every effort to get it back to Shannon by that date.

If you've lost your entry form or require another copy, you can get a PDF version from our downloads page or our official website.

One Day Exhibition October 11th

Another of the popular local art exhibitions at St Michael le Belfrey takes place next weekend.

This time it's for one day only, Saturday 11th October, but as in the past it's helping to raise money for local causes - the Alpha group and homeless charity Never Give Up.

And yes that does clash with our next meeting - but the Exhibition starts from 9:00 am so you have plenty of time to drop in before coming along to the YAS demo at 2:00 pm.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Exhibition Art - Deadline for Plaques

Some more of the plaques entered for our 200th Exhibition.

If you are intending to submit a plaque, please let Julie know and try to get it into her hands by 11th October, either by bringing along to the October meeting or posting to

Julie Lightburn,
Studio 14, 
The Bull Centre, 
YO32 9LE