Wednesday, 20 July 2016

YAS 203rd Exhibition - Happening Now

As I type this, we're in the middle of our summer exhibition at the DeGrey Rooms in York. The event kicked off with a preview evening on Monday night and opened to the public at 10:00am on Tuesday morning.

Here's a selection of photographs taken by Julie Lightburn on Monday evening.

The night began with Society President, Richard Bell, making the opening speech and thanking Ron Walker for his efforts in making the 203rd show happen.  Most members probably recall that Ron organised many of our past exhibitions over a period several years and, although he's since changed roles in the Society, he stepped up at extremely short notice to organise the current event.

El Presidente thanking Ron

'ey up - bar's open!

The exhibition runs all week until Sunday and entry is free to the public.  Doors are open from 10:00am to 5:00pm each day, except Sunday when we will be closing at 3:00pm to allow time for dismantling.

If you're planning on going along, don't forget to enter the raffle to win one of three selections of greeting cards from the exhibiting artists. Raffle tickets are a bargain at just £1 each - or mention that you read about it on the blog and get a ticket for just 100 shiny English pennies.

if you want a better view of the art .......

... go along to the DeGrey Rooms this week

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

July Demonstration

Our July meeting and demonstration will take place at the usual venue, Christ Church Hall, Stockton Lane, York on Saturday 9th July.

This month Glasgow-born artist Ronnie Ireland presents "Every Picture Tells A Story". And this time there's some audience participation required.  Ronnie requires a subject to illustrate - so he needs words. Any words. A story. A poem. Song Lyrics. Just words. Preferably clean English words.

You can read more about Ronnie and his work via these links


The demonstration runs from 2:00pm to 4:30pm as usual, with a short intermission for refreshments.

Free entry for members, £5 cover charge for guests.

This will be the last meeting before our summer break.  The demonstration programe resumes in September.

203rd Exhibition

A reminder that Wednesday 6th July is the deadline for entries for this summer's exhibition.

Entry forms were distributed with the recent newsletter and can also be downloaded from here.

Any members wishing to participate in the exhibition who have not yet returned a completed entry form are advised to drop a mail to Ron Walker, exhibition secretary, at this address

Ron would also be pleased to hear from any volunteers who would be willing to steward during the event or help to set up or dismantle the show.