Sunday, 16 October 2016

Self-Help Workshop - St Andrew's Church Hall, Bishopthorpe

There was a bumper turn-out at yesterday's self-help workshop with 22 members working on their artwork for commissions and next year's exhibition. A real buzz was encountered, where lots of supportive feedback was given throughout the day...

as well as a good supply of tea and biscuits!

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

De Grey Rooms Exhibition dates announced for 2017

Dates for the exhibition announced as Monday 10 April - Monday 17 April 2017 at the De Grey Rooms, York. Full details will be in the Spring Newsletter.

Landscape artist Richard Holland

Landscape artist Richard Holland inspired us all with his oil painting on Saturday at the York Art Society demonstration. Amazing what you can produce with an old barn and a bath!
To see more of his work or book a workshop go to his website:

Monday, 3 October 2016

Boston Spa Art and Crafts Festival 2016


Visit the official site for more details on exhibitors and artist in residence.  

The Village Hall

Boston Spa

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Julie Lightburn Exhibition now on at York Hospital

While we generally wish health and good fortune to all our members and friends, if anyone does happen to find themselves in York Hospital between now and November 13th we hope they use the opportunity to check out Julie Lightburn's first solo exhibition.

The display is along the main corridor, near to “Junction Five”, next to the York Open Studio exhibition.  It opened in mid September and has already attracted favourable comments from visitors, staff and patients - even from one who was being wheeled past on a trolley.

The exhibition includes two of Julie's latest Yorkshire Landscapes - Walking with Giants and Walking the Moors.

Walking The Moors
(c) Julie Lightburn
Walking With Giants
(c) Julie Lightburn
There's a new section on Julie's own web site with information about all the paintings on display.

Simply use the link above - or find Julie on the SAA site and click on "View All Artwork" where you will find a tab labelled "York Hospital Exhibition".

Please note that, if you picked up one of Julie's “Save the Date” cards over the summer, the dates have changed since those were printed, with the exhibition now ending on 13th November; (slightly earlier than previously advertised).

More details about this and the other current displays at the hospital can be found on the official NHS link below.

October Demonstration

The October meeting of York Art Society takes place this coming Saturday 8th October at the usual venue of Christ Church Hall, Stockton Lane, York.

This month the demonstration is a landscape in oil by Richard Holland.

Richard has had a life long interest in art . He has been a keen Water Colour painter since his early twenties and in recent years has become an accomplished Oils artist. His subject matter ranges from abstract to landscapes and still life to portraits.  He currently teaches in North Nottinghamshire and Eastern Derbyshire.

Richard's own site can be found at where you can see samples of his work and learn about the courses and workshops that he offers.

He also offers a number of short instructional videos on YouTube.
Old Bus at Little Hucklow(c) Richard Holland
Entry to this Saturday's YAS demonstration is free for members and £5 for guests. The programme runs for approximately two to two and a half hours with a midway break for refreshments.

The day officially begins at 2:00pm but we're always pleased if some members turn up earlier to help with setting up the chairs and equipment.  The Society runs entirely on the time and efforts of volunteers, so all help is appreciated.