Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Christmas Newsletter 2017

The York Art Society Christmas Newsletter will be handed out at the demo on Saturday 9 December. It will subsequently be handed out to any members attending the self-help group on Saturday 16 December. Please try and attend one or the other, in order to save on postage costs. 
Thank you. 
Katrina Whitehead, Newsletter Editor. 

Note: The demo on 9 Dec is by Sarah Hill - Flowers in watercolour. 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Self Help Group - new dates announced

The following dates are for the self-help group in Bishopthorpe, York:
Saturday 16 December 2017
Saturday 27 January 2018
Saturday 17 February 2018 
Start: 09:30 Finish: 3:30pm 

If you have not attended before, please speak to Lin Taylor on 01904 702590 or email her at: lindaataylor36@gmail.com to put your name on the list, as spaces are limited.  

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Tim Bos - Solo Exhibition 'Thoughts and Places'

I am delighted to announce that York Art Society committee member Tim Bos has a solo exhibition at City Screen, York until 8 December. Please go along and support him. 

York Mind and Rethink York Art Group Exhibition and Auction

There is an exhibition of artwork at City Screen, Coney Street, York from now until 26 November, 11am - 11.30pm.

You can place bids on 50 pieces of artwork and funds will go to mental health support in York. A worthy cause. 


Judith Pollock print exhibition

York Art Society member and member of York Printmakers, Judith Pollock, is having an exhibition of her prints at Osbornes@68, Gillygate, until 31 January. Pop along to see the lovely print works and have a cuppa in the cafe, open 10-5 Monday - Saturday and 11-4 on Sundays.  

Workshop with Robert Brindley

Newton-on-Ouse Art Group, would like to offer members of York Art Society the opportunity of attending a workshop with watercolour artist Robert Brindley. You can view his work HERE.

The date of the workshop is Saturday 25 November from 10am - 4pm. Cost £25. 

Tea and coffee will be provided, however, you need to bring your own packed lunch to Newton Village Hall. 

Please contact Lynda Baker in the first instance by emailing her lyndabaker@tiscali.co.uk in order to check availability, before sending her your cheque which should be dated at the time of booking and made payable to Newton On Ouse Art Group. 

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Craft Stall Opportunity at a Manor House in Howden (Oct and Dec)

Good afternoon, 
If any York Art Society members would like to exhibit at the Autumn Art Festival or the Winter Artisan Market at Bishops Manor, Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire, please get in touch. Also have a look at Bishops Manor Facebook page with pictures of our last art exhibition which really was a great success.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to ring me: 
Kind regards
Ian Screeton 
01430 431201 
07836 777566 

Friday, 22 September 2017

Art Club 30 Day Challenge - SAA

The SAA are putting together an article for Paint about the 'Art Club Thirty Day Challenge' - which was launched in the September issue (page 33) - and they are looking for Art Clubs to feature in their magazine. They have contacted York Art Society to see if we would like to take part. 

They would also like to do follow-up articles about this challenge in future issues, focussing on clubs which have read about it and decided to take it up. 

If you think you would like to participate in this, please can you let Linda Sturgeon know at the next artist demonstration meeting on 21 October.  

Thank you

Susan Neale - Landscape Watercolour Workshop Dates

I am delighted to announce that Susan Neale will be giving a demonstration to York Art Society on 13 May 2018. Meanwhile, you may want to attend one of her excellent workshops:

There are still a few places left on the October and November workshops, if you have already booked, I have added below the paintings that we will be working on.
I am delighted to send you details of my forthcoming workshops plus the opportunity for individual or small group lessons.

My workshops will be held at:
Calcutt & Forest Moor Village Hall, Blands Hill, Knaresborough, HG5 8JA

Dates and Subjects:
14th & 15th October 2017: Autumn Woodland.

18th & 19th November 2017: Snowy Landscape (featuring a farm and pheasant). 

24th & 25th March 2018: Spring Landscape (pen & wash also featuring acrylic inks).

16th & 17th June 2018: Dry Stone Wall & Daisies (combining watercolour and mixed media).

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

£34.00 per person per one day workshop to include tea/coffee refreshments (you will need to bring a packed lunch) and subject colour photocopy. 
How to pay:
Either in full or a non-refundable deposit of £15 per person per one day workshop – balance payable on the day of the workshop.
By cheque payable to ‘Susan Neale’. Post to 16 The Spinney, Knaresborough, HG5 0TD.
BACS/Internet Payment. Sort Code 40 23 12 Account No 41526006
Private Lessons
I am also offering private lessons on an individual or small group basis at my house/studio in Knaresborough. The cost will be £30/hour regardless of how many people attend – Maximum 3 people.
I look forward to seeing you again, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email or call me on 01423 860859.
With very best wishes

New Self Help Dates Announced

Self Help Group - St. Andrew's Church Hall, Bishopthorpe 

New dates announced, as follows:
Saturday 4 November
Saturday 16 December 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Wetherby Art Exhibition 7 Oct

Several members of York Art Society are holding an exhibition of their work at Wetherby Town Hall on 7 October 10am - 5pm. Free entry. 

'Art in the Window' Trail

Themed Trail, Sat 9 Sep - Tue 31 Oct 2017, free entry 

After the success of the Micklegate Run - which saw 20,000 people flock to the street - the area's traders are planning to bring a little artistic spirit to their road.

Shops and businesses on Micklegate are hosting an Art in the Window trail - giving local artists somewhere to show their work while raising money for a York charity.

The trail will start on Saturday, September 9 and run through September and October.

Kim Oldfield of the Blossom Street Gallery, who helped organise the initiative, said they were thrilled with the number of artists applying to take part, the quality of their work, and the support from local businesses. During the trail there will also be a children's quiz and competition to encourage families to join in. The art will all be for sale, with a percentage of the price going to The Island - the young people's mentoring charity in York.

Art Exhibition Easingwold 7 & 8 Oct 10am-4pm


Congratulations to York Art Society member Michael Leetham-Cooper, from the East Riding of Yorkshire, who has had his painting published in The Artist magazine as the Editor's Gallery Choice. 

YAS welcomes new members from York and the surrounding areas and is always pleased to see how well members are doing from their exhibitions and publications. 

Well done Michael!  

Katrina Whitehead, YAS Newsletter Editor

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Cheques from sold paintings

Please note that cheques will be handed out at the next demo (Sat 9th Sept) to those artists who sold paintings, cards etc at the recent exhibition in the Medical Rooms. Please come along and collect your cheque in order to save on postage costs, 

Many thanks
Marianne, Treasurer. 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

York Medical Rooms Exhibition

The three-day exhibition at York Medical Rooms, Stonegate was a whirlwind event with lots of paintings displayed in its two quaint, shabby chic rooms with a separate room for cards, unframed originals and prints. 

Artists were also at work in the beautiful garden including artist Julie Lightburn. 

There was a raffle of cards and a painting by Julia Williams purchased in the first few minutes of the event opening! 

Did you exhibit? Did you sell your work? Did you paint in the garden? Let me know your stories for the next newsletter - email katrina.whitehead@hotmail.com or come and speak to me at the next demo. 

Katrina Whitehead, Newsletter Editor

 Photo of Julie Lightburn, by Tim Bos. 

New School House Gallery's upcoming events

Alun Kirby: 'All Small Things Must Evolve Slowly'
An exhibition of Cameraless Photography - now showing 

Cyanotypes with Alun Kirby 
Sat 9 Sept 9:30am-3:30pm (cost £55). Learn about the cyanotype process and make your own images in this fun and practical workshop.

Drawing with Jake Attree
Sat-Sun 23-24 Sept 10am-4pm (cost £120
). Spend a weekend improving your drawing technique with renowned artist and tutor Jake Attree.

For more details contact 
New School House Gallery: 
Peasholme Green
YorkNorth Yorkshire 
YO1 7PW 

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Christine Pybus - Beach and Seascape in Oils Sat 9 Sept 2pm

Saturday 9 September – Christine Pybus – Beach and Seascape in Oils

Just a reminder we have a demo this Saturday 9 Sept., 2pm at Christ Church Parish Hall, Stockton Lane, York YO31 1JG. Members free, guests £5. 

Christine Pybus is an artist, working in both oils and watercolours, with a particular love of painting plein-air seascapes, landscapes and snow scenes. Exhibitions include the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.”  http://www.pybusfinearts.co.uk/

If you enjoy Christine's demo, why not attend a workshop she is doing with Newton-on-Ouse art group? There are some spare places for £25 each, for YAS members. Please email lyndabaker@tiscali.co.uk for details. 

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Newton-on-Ouse workshop - spare places for YAS members

The following workshop has been arranged at Newton Village Hall on Saturday 23rd September 2017, 10.00am to 4.00pm:

Christine Pybus – Workshop in  Oils - £25
Demonstrating a snow scene but will help with whatever medium you choose to use.

There is parking in Church Lane and also a car park behind the hall which is on the left as you
come into Newton and Church Lane is to the left in front of the Hall.
Cheques should be dated at the time of booking and made payable to Newton on Ouse Art Group
and given to Sylvia or posted to her at 3 Pasture Close, Skelton, York YO30 1GZ

Sylvia is going away soon before the workshop so anyone interested could they email me first lyndabaker@tiscali.co.uk before sending a cheque, as I will monitor numbers and send you a form. Also to copy Sylvia in - sylvia.symmonds@btinternet.com

Lynda Baker
Newton on Ouse Art Group

Monday, 28 August 2017

Preparation underway for exhibition this Friday

York Art Society members Lin Taylor, Julia Williams and Jill, have volunteered to help advertise the exhibition at The Medical Rooms, by donning self-styled colourful shirts which they will wear in Stonegate. Look out for them and if you would like to volunteer your time to help out on any aspect of the exhibition, please let a committee member know.
All help gratefully received.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Autumn Print Fair

York Printmakers are holding an Autumn Print Fair. 

Members will be showing a range of work for two days only at the Chapel in York Cemetery, on Sat 23rd - Sun 24th September from 10.00am - 5.00pm.

I know it’s early (for some) but you could find original and creative Christmas presents here, including earrings. 

If you're interested in having a go at printmaking, please go the the York Printmakers website for contact details: http://www.yorkprintmakers.org.uk/  

Exhibition Flyers

Not long now until the next exhibition on 1 September. 

Please remember to post your flyers on notice boards, in shops, libraries, dentists, doctors and to hand them out to friends and family. 

Thank you.