Saturday, 24 September 2016

Easingwold and District Art Society October Exhibition

The Easingwold and District Art Society exhibition takes place in a little under four weeks.

There will be a few YAS members exhibiting and an opportunity to purchase paintings, cards, prints and unframed originals.

The event also hosts a few demos and workshops and offers art materials for sale.  With refreshments and light lunches available, this is always a nice day out and well worth a visit.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

East Yorkshire Open Studios

YAS member Rhona Rowley will be taking part in The East Yorkshire Open Studios, along with eight other artists, for two weekends this October

Rhona works in pastels, watercolour and acrylics, taking inspiration from nature and the changing seasons of the countryside.

The venue is

Calf House Studios,
Cold Harbour Farm,
Bishop Burton,

Open: 8th/9th & 15th/16 October from 10am to 5pm

You can use the link above to see more about the event and the other participating artists.

See this link to find out about the other EYOS events

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Summer 2016 Newsletter

The latest York Art Society newsletter was published and distributed at our most recent meeting on September 10th.

This edition features articles on our 203rd Exhibition, the August painting day in George Smith's garden and an important message from chairman Peter Cooke about the future of the society

If you require a digital copy, you can download it as a PDF from our web site at this link.

Alternatively, you can also use the link to read it online.

Noel Edwin Smith

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Noel Edwin Smith on on 8th September 2016, aged 81.

Noel was a keen and accomplished painter and also a talented writer and poet.  He was a member of the York Art Society for many years until poor health meant he was unable to keep up his membership.

Noel was York born and bred and exhibited his paintings locally as well as in Helmsley and Hutton-le-Hole.  One of his drawings of Grimsby fishermen was accepted into the Grimsby Maritime Museum.

Noel was a great character, with a dry sense of humour.  HIs spiritualist service was well attended at Bishopthorpe Crematorium on 19th September. He will be sadly missed.

Thanks to Luisa Holden for providing the image below from her own collection. 

Passions & Pastimes - Village Cricket
Noel Edwin Smith
Acrylic on Board 2008

Saturday, 3 September 2016

September Demonstration

Our Autumn / Winter programme resumes next Saturday, 10th September, with a demonstration by versatile portrait and landscape artist Robert Hughes.

The subject this time is 'Landscape in Axcrylic'

Robert's own web site appears to be unavailable at present but you can read a little more about him over at the SAA

This will be at the usual venue, Christ Church Hall on Stockton Lane. The afternoon runs from 2:00pm to around 4:30pm.  See the Demonstrations page for general details and forthcoming events.

YAWA September

The next meeting of York Art Workers Association takes place Monday 5th September, 7:30pm at  Jacob's Well, Trinity Lane, Micklegate,

This month the talk is by Kaeli Wishart of York Theatre Royal, exploring the rich heritage of the building and explaining how the current refurbishment will better serve the people of York.

Admission is members £2, non members £5.

Visit their own site to find out more

Bad news for the Little Shambles Art Market

This summer brought the welcome return of several outdoor art events in York. Unfortunately we've just heard that one of them, Little Shambles BIG ART, is coming to a premature end.

The events already scheduled for September to November will not happen.

The statement from the Little Shambles, BIG ART team is reproduced below.

It is with deep regret that we are announcing the end of our art market. There will be no further Little Shambles BIG ART events.  This decision has been taken out of our hands by Make it York. All the market stalls that formed our Gallery, will now be demolished to make way for a larger street food seating area in the market.

We only received notification of this development towards the end of August, and have been trying to work out a way we may be able to continue, but unfortunately, whilst a few alternative stalls have been  offered, these were so limited in number, (less than half) and not even situated together.  We felt this would diminish the art markets impact and our artists would not get a cohesive event to properly showcase your arts and crafts to the level they deserve.

We, as a team, are devastated at this outcome, both from the time, and professional commitment involved, to the substantial personal financial loss.  We have however, through this venture, met so many great local artists and makers.  It’s has been a joy to work with you all and we wish you every success and hope we may see you again sometime.

We will refund all artists who have pre-booked and paid for stalls with us for the scheduled events from September – November.  

If you have any other queries please feel free to email us and we will answer as best we can. 

Hopefully, we will get all the accounts done, and refunds sent in the next week or so.

Hatti and Sue

Any questions or concerns, please contact Hatti or Sue on or visit their web site at