The York Art Society Exhibition at The Merchant Adventurers Hall is now open.
The official opening with wine and nibbles took place on Sunday 25th at 2pm.
The event was well attended and sales of pictures got off to a flying start.
The exhibition is open till Friday the 30th November
Featuring original art plus a selection of prints and cards by York Art Society members.
Entry forms were distributed with the Winter 2012 Newsletter. Additional forms can be obtained from the Exhibition Secretary, Ron Walker.
A reminder that we need volunteers from the membership to help set up on Sunday 25th and to fill two hour stewarding slots on the desk throughout the exhibition.
Members and guests are invited to our preview at the Merchant Adventures Hall on Sunday 25th November at 2.00pm for a glass of wine & nibbles. There will also be an opportunity to vote for the best in show.
Venue: Christ Church Hall, Stockton Lane, York. YO31 1JG.
2pm -4pm Members Free - Guests £5
Subject: Landscape in Acrylic
Asked about her work, Sue says "My inspiration comes from the moorland landscape that surrounds me. I explore the theme of walking and sketching in order to make that fundamental connection to the land which I believe is vital to my work. My current work takes a familiar location and explores different aspects of my emotional response to that place, attempting to harmonise what I see with my ambition to achieve expressive colours ".
'We get along better if we collaborate with nature instead of trying to dominate it.' (Buddhist Tenet)
Any members who enjoyed last Saturday's demonstration by Tim Morrison may also be interested in a workshop he is running this weekend ( Saturday 16th June ).
This event is in the city centre and is hosted by York Architecturtal Association. The day combines photography and imagination to create 2D and 3D explorations of York's urban landscape.
The activity runs from 11:00am to 5:00pm this Saturday at Northern College of Costume, 26 Market Street, York, North Yorkshire, Y01 8SJ.
** Please note this is not a YAS organised activity so anyone interested in attending should contact Tim or the York Architectural Assocation directly. Places are limited so would suggest following up quickly if interested **
York Art Gallery is currently engaged in an ambitious development that will add a new first floor gallery, using rooms currently occupied by the City Archives and increasing the current display space by 60%.
The plans are currently on display in the first floor Little Gallery and members of the public are actively encouraged to express their views by writing in the Design Notebooks or adding a suggestion cloud to the Blue Sky Wall at the top of the main staircase.
Suggestions so far include request for specific name artists, exhibition themes, specialist techniques and a focus on emergent artists. So go on down and add your thoughts !
It's anticipated that work will commence in Spring 2013 with the Gallery closing this December. More details can be found on the Gallery's official site. Click here to read more.
Featuring paintings and cards by members of York Art Society and independent York artists. The venue is a busy shopping street in York with a large passing audience for your work. This event really deserves your support.
The 195th exhibition has now concluded with over 30 of our members making sales.
Congratulations and thanks to everyone who exhibited or assisted in making this another highly successful event.
Our next official show is the autumn 2012 exhibition which takes place in a prestigious York venue in November. In the meantime, keep checking back here for more previews of members' latest work and the opportunity to purchase unique original pieces of art.
Saturday 21st of January 2012: 10:0o to 16:00 at ChristChurch, Stockton Lane, York.
Cost : £16
Neil trained at Norwich School of Art over 25 years ago, and since that time has worked as a practising artist, lecturer and museum curator.
He has a particular interest in painting and drawing techniques, specifically the techniques employed during the 18th century by artists like Gainsborough and Hogarth.
This workshop will be looking at techniques used by 18th century painters including Thomas Gainsborough to generate landscape images. The session will use techniques like ink blots, rubbings and and vegetables to generate landscape compositions.
January Saturday 14th - Robert Hughes Venue: The Christchurch Forum, Stockton Lane, York 2pm -4pm Members Free - Guests £5
Subject: Snow Scene
Bob is a self-taught artist and has been painting and drawing for as long as he can remember, he paints traditional subjects but specialise in portraiture. His favourite medium is oil paints but he is familiar with most other mediums including watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencils, pastel pencils, pastel, etc.
These last couple of years have seen a major change in Roberts' way of painting partially due to the limited amount of space at home. His new medium is "Digital", painting with pixels if you like, now his workstation comprises of a solid office desk, a G5 PowerMac computer, two monitors, a Wacom Intuos graphics tablet and an A4 printer with a facility to print directly onto printable CDs or DVDs.
Does all this new technology mean that he has given up on the traditional mediums altogether? Not on your life, if anything it has given him more power to express himself. When he is teaching he still use traditional mediums such as watercolour, pastel pencils, pastels, pencil etc, after all, what is art? ...it's creating images using any material you can lay your hands on, isn't it...?