Welcome to York Art Society; a society of amateur and semi professional artists of all abilities and experience; working in a variety of mediums and helping each other to develop and improve individual techniques and abilities. From the very new beginner through to well-practised and experienced artists we create opportunities for our members to experiment in different skills, work with different media and develop their confidence in presenting their work to the wider audience of their choosing.
We do this by providing, for our members, workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions and a vibrant ‘self help group’ where, in a community atmosphere, member colleagues can work together and share ideas in a relaxed and supportive environment. We can introduce you to different techniques and make helpful observations on your work and our joint experience can offer guidance through many problems.
Our society was established in 1921 and still has the vision of maintaining a society to which members are proud to belong and keen to take an active part in contributing to its success: we encourage our members to aspire to the highest artistic standards.
On the Newsletter page, all current society events are reviewed; timely reminders of forthcoming events as shown on the events calender are made along with any last minute changes of times or venues. Two regular and now familiar features, namely ‘Meet the artist’ and the ‘Chairman’s Letter’, will also be on this page which is intended, eventually, to replace the previous regular newsletter as a primary means of communication within our society.
On the Events page we publish a full running calender of all events; this includes our very popular and well supported ‘self help group’, our professional demonstrations and our workshops along with all of our regular exhibitions. Our annual exhibition provides our members with the opportunity to show their work in a prestigious venue in the surrounds of our historical city which, itself, has produced many luminaries in the broader field of ‘the arts’.
The Shop page provides our members with the opportunity to display their work and talent to the world through the World Wide Web and the page hosts our eCommerce store which is open to all of our members to display and sell their work from a safe and certificated secure site.
Our Administration page is for the use of members only and is password protected. Any members not in possesion of their password can obtain it from the webmaster via the contact us page. The administration page carries all of the essential documents required for entering any of the the society’s events. It also carries the agendas and minutes of all committee meetings and the agenda and minutes of the Annual General Meeting. All of the documents available are listed in a tabular form and all are freely downloadable.
It is easy to join our society; irrespective of your knowledge or experience, simply purchase your annual membership by clicking on the Smiley in the Shop page and pay via paypal, card or electronic transfer. You will receive your membership card and an electronic form for you to complete which will give us an understanding of your artistic preferences.
The Contact Us page is designed to facilitate the direct message contact from a member to a member of the committee or an event organiser via the webmaster. Membership number is required to use this facility although membership enquiries can be made with this facility.