A Big ‘thank you’ to all of our members who entered our Christmas card competition; go to the Gallery Page to see the three finalists. The standard was, as usual, very high and gave our judges quite a hard task! After much deliberation Jill Solich’s ‘Sheep in a snowy field at sunset’ was declared the winner with Sandra Stevenson’s ‘Silent Night’ and Susan Richmond’s ‘Snowdrops on the Road to Warthill’ being highly commended. Congratulations to you all. Jill’s card will be used on the web site at the beginning of December to send Christmas greetings to all of our members.
The very latest news – a ‘heads up’ on our exhibtions. Our ‘usual’ exhibition will be postponed to later in the year in 2021 but in its place a huge megga ‘on line’ exhibition will be held during the whole of March 2021. Keep your eye on this page for all of the details to be issued very shortly!
THE YORK ART SOCIETY ADOPTS NEW PATRON
The York Art Society is delighted to announce the appointment of the well known and much respected local artist Angela McCall as their Patron for their Centenary Year in 2021.
Angie McCall has been a member of The York Art Society for over twenty years during which time she was the Programme Secretary for several years. She was also the society’s President for four years until June 2016. She is now settled in the stimulating artist’s paradise of North Yorkshire where she enjoys quiet and well deserved retirement.
Angie has successfully exhibited at many locations throughout the country including the Westminster Gallery in London, the Scarborough Biennial Exhibitions at the Crescent Gallery, The Pannett Gallery at Whitby, The Ferens Gallery at Hull and the Helmsley and Ripon festivals. For eleven years, she exhibited with the International Guild of Artists at Ilkley where her work was highly commended.
In 1995 she was commissioned to create some giant sized poppies made from handmade paper for the production of Somerset Maugham’s ‘For Services Rendered’ at the Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough and has assisted in other theatrical productions. In 1998Angela was made a Full Member of the British Watercolour Society and in June 2002 was made a Fellow of the International Guild of Artists. She received the Canson Award for the most discerning artist and the British Society of Painters Award in March 2005 and in December of that year was awarded the Daler Rowney award for an artist of true merit.
Her first solo exhibition was in April 2001 with ‘Waltz of the Flowers” at Nunnington Hall. This was part of the celebrations to mark the National Trust’s Year of the Garden. She was invited to return there in June 2002 with her latest collection of work. Her work was also selected for publication in September 2002 issue of the Leisure Painter and again when she won an award for her painting of Pickering’s Art Store.
On numerous occasions, Angela’s work has been selected for the Artist’s Section at Patchings National competition organised by the Artist’s Publishing Group. These works have been displayed at their annual Festival in Nottinghamshire. In 2005/7/9. In 2011 her piece ‘Haunted Garden’ was selected and received the Daler Rowney Award.
For five years, she was Chair of the Vale of Pickering Art Club and was actively involved in fund raising for the Memorial Hall Pickering for which, in 2005, she received an award from Ryedale District Council. Her work has included eleven successful art exhibitions featuring the work of Yorkshire Artist’s workshops and ‘Big Draw’ event October 2004. Until recently Angela ran painting workshops for various organisations together with her own group ‘Busybrushes Painting for Pleasure’ encouraging others to ‘have a go’ with her unbridled enthusiasm and passion for painting. She has also exhibited in the Helmsley Arts Centre and the North York Moors Danby Visitors centre. She is also an elected member of the Fylingdales Group of artists who show annually at the Pannett Gallery in Whitby.