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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 are shown on an events calender which is in the notices below. Any last minute changes of times or venues will also be published on the Newsletter page. The feature page ‘Meet the artist’ introduces one of our members on a regular basis every six weeks or so. Surprising talents are often exposed!

We run a very popular and well supported ‘self help group’ along with professional demonstrations and workshops; also we hold regular exhibitions of our members works on line in our Gallery. We also hold an annual exhibition providing 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’.

It is easy to join our society; irrespective of your knowledge or experience, simply purchase your annual membership by clicking on the Smiley below, fill in the relevant form and pay via bank transfer or cheque. You will receive your membership information by return. Please note that you will need a valid student card to qualify for the student rate. Membership fees are £37 per annum. Use the contact us facility if you have any questions prior to purchasing the subscription.

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.

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.