Venue: Dee, Atkinson and Harrison Offices, The Exchange, Exchange Street, Driffield.
Pictured: The prizewinners at this year’s Annual Exhibition Preview.
The Driffield Art Club Annual Exhibition Preview evening and awards took place on Monday October 11th 2016.
Guest Artist and Judge, Rose Horspool, Chair of East Riding Artists and Director of Vista Arts, North Dalton was our Guest Artist and Judge this year.
39 Artists entered their work and there were 73 exhibits on the walls plus 29 prints in the browser. Six framed paintings were sold plus one mounted painting from the browser for a total of £ 835.
In total c£ 230 was raised including the raffle ticket sales and entry fees and minus printing costs for posters and invitations.
A contribution of £ 83.50 (10% of art sales) will be donated towards Dee, Atkinson and Harrison’s chosen charity which, this year, is Macmillans Cancer Support.
The work that was voted to be the most popular by the visiting public was ‘Hunting’ by new member Carole Cutland of Walkington.
This was also the winner of the watercolour category.
During the course of the exhibition which ran from Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th October a raffle was held in aid of a charity to be chosen by Dee, Atkinson and Harrison.
The raffle prize, a landscape kindly donated by the artist Dave Newbould who had visited the art club in June to do a demonstration, was won by Mr and Mrs Hall of Cranswick.
About Driffield Art Club’s Annual Exhibition
This prestigious art event takes place each year and over time trophies have been given to the club by sponsors and these are awarded to the artists whose artwork is chosen by the guest artist and judge, in this case Rose Horspool.
The exhibition is an opportunity for artists who are members of Driffield Art Club to showcase and sell their work.
Preview evening Monday 10th October 7 – 9 pm
Guests were given light refreshments and enjoyed a private viewing of the artwork.
A short introduction by Mary Wells, the newly elected Chairperson was followed by the announcement and presentation of trophies and awards by Mimi Claughton, outgoing President of the club and special Guest Artist and Judge Rose Horspool.
Mimi welcomed Driffield Art Club’s incoming President Cath Inglis – Cath is a professional pastel from East Yorkshire and sometime member of Dac who has exhibited, amongst other places, at the Mall Galleries in London and won several awards there. Please visit her page on this website to view her wonderful pastel work.
AINLEY TROPHY for Guest Artist’s Choice
Rebecca Clark, Mare and Foal (Oil)
SCHOFIELD ROSE BOWL for Best Flower Painting
Sally Bell, Summer
STATUE for Best Oil Painting
Jill Grinstead, Chitting Potatoes
(Photograph to follow)
DRIFFIELD ART CLUB TROPHY for Best Pastel
Mary Wells, Sunset Over the Creek
RICHARDSON CUP for Best Watercolour
Carole Cutland, Hunting
YORKSHIRE RIDINGS MAGAZINE AWARD
For Any Other Medium
Kay Jones, Dusk at Skelwith Bridge
SCHOFIELD TANKARD Interior or Still Life
Denise Charlton, The Little Blue Shelf
ANTHONY STEELE TROPHY for Innovation
Mimi Claughton, Seascape
PETER WALKER TROPHY for Best Acrylic
Teresa Hollins, Dandelion Seedhead
Peoples Award ROSE BOWL
Carole Cutland, Hunting
Right Mary Wells (Chair) hands over the ‘Peoples Award’ ROSE BOWL to winner Carole Cutland, for her watercolour titled ‘Hunting’. The visitors to the exhibition are able to vet for their favourite artwork and in this case it was Carole’s extremely popular ‘Hunting’.
Below is Mr Geoff Hall who, together with his wife Lyn were winners of the raffle prize, kindly donated by Artist Dave Newbould – an acrylic and pastel painting. Dave came to do a demonstration at Driffield Art Club in June 2016.
General photos of the Preview evening and visitors during the exhibition week.
Left to right:
Rose Horspool Guest Artist and Judge with her artwork.
Joanne Blacker outgoing Chair with Mary Wells, incoming Chair
Left to right:
Mary Wells with the Mayor of Driffield Cllr Mark Blakeston
Below: Richard Burton of Buckton nr Bempton buys raffle tickets from Brian Mellonby.
In the background is Martyn Coltman, Exhibition curator at Bridlington Spa.
Members Details for entering your work
1) Handing in – Bring your work between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday October 9th. Maximum entry size is 6 square feet.
No work can be accepted after 12 noon.
2) Entry Fee is £3 per entry. Two works (next year we will change this to at least two) may be submitted for hanging/display. Two works in the browser rack at £1 per entry, unframed, mounted, wrapped in cellophane and clearly labelled.
3) Artist’s first choice will be hung. The Hanging committee will select works from the other submissions depending on space available, their selection is at their discretion and their decision is final.
4) All work must be suitably framed with eyes/or D rings and cord and ready to hang, no clip frames. The name of the Artist, price – if for sale – and title to be marked on the back and on a tie on label to hang in front of picture. Ensure the label information matches what you put on entry forms. Minimum price for original works is £ 50. This does not apply to prints in the browser rack.
Work to be labelled on the back with another label on string to flip over the front.
5) For awards all Acrylics will be judged in one category.
6) Work submitted must be original. Copies of other work must be acknowledged.
7) Small sculptures and framed original photographs are welcome.
8) Lack of space precludes the sale of cards.
9) A commission of 10% will be charged on sales during the exhibition. A proportion of this will go towards a charitable donation nominated by Messrs Dee, Atkinson and Harrison.
10) Every possible care will be taken of the exhibits but the committee cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage. It is recommended that artists take out their own insurance to cover their work.
11) All work including sold works must be collected between 4:00pm and 4:45pm on Saturday October 15th.
12) Engraving – winners to have the trophies engraved if appropriate and submit the receipt to the Treasurer for reimbursement.
13) ALL EXHIBITORS ARE EXPECTED TO DO STEWARDING DUTIES
This will usually work out at 1 or 2 sessions each. Please complete the form sent to you or, if you don’t have one, you can sign one when you arrive with your work.
14) ALL DRIFFIELD ART CLUB MEMBERSHIP FEES MUST BE PAID BEFORE ARRIVING WITH YOUR WORK.