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Driffield Art Club trip to Patchings Art Festival

Driffield Art Club trip to Patchings Art Festival

Friday July 14th 2107

Trip to Patchings Art Festival

£18 per person for coach and entry

Pick up at Driffield Cattle Market Car Park at 8:00 am

and Walkington Pond at 8:30 am

Leave Patchings at 4:00 pm

Organised by Duncan Baird

email:     mail@driffieldartclub.co.uk

to book your place and find out more

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Artwaves Festival, Bridlington Spa 2017

Artwaves Festival, Bridlington Spa 2017

This year Driffield Art Club is taking part in this exciting Festival of Art which includes an Open Exhibition on the theme of Culture, art demonstrations and workshops and activities for all the family!

Many members have entered their work in the Open Exhibition and we also have a stand in the Main Hall featuring more member’s work, much of  which will be for sale.

Featuring exhibition stands with art for sale and stands selling art materials.

Vote for your favourite artwork on the Facebook page and/or the Website below!

If the link doesn’t work by clicking on it please cut and paste it into your browser.



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Driffield Art Club Annual Exhibition 2016

Driffield Art Club Annual Exhibition 2016

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.

In summary:

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.

Trophy award:

AINLEY TROPHY for Guest Artist’s Choice

Rebecca Clark, Mare and Foal (Oil)










Trophy award:

SCHOFIELD ROSE BOWL for Best Flower Painting

Sally Bell, Summer











Trophy award:

STATUE for Best Oil Painting

Jill Grinstead, Chitting Potatoes

(Photograph to follow)


Trophy award:


Mary Wells, Sunset Over the Creek











Trophy award:

RICHARDSON CUP for Best Watercolour

Carole Cutland, Hunting











Trophy award:


For Any Other Medium

Kay Jones, Dusk at Skelwith Bridge











Trophy award:

SCHOFIELD TANKARD Interior or Still Life

Denise Charlton, The Little Blue Shelf











Trophy award:


Mimi Claughton, Seascape











Trophy award:


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.


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.




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Spring Open Exhibition

Spring Open Exhibition

Driffield Art Club President Mimi Claughton is pictured here admiring the work on display with Chairman Joanne Blacker who organised the exhibition and managed the team of volunteer members who made the exhibition happen!

To read more and see more photos go to the drop down menu under ‘events’ on the home page.


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Preview night

Preview night

There was a good turnout to the preview night and we made some sales too!

Great venue, great artwork and a great success so far for our first ever exhibition at Bridlington Spa!

To see more photos of our Spring Open Exhibition and Preview Night click this link:

Spring Open Exhibition


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Annual Exhibition 2015

Annual Exhibition 2015

Annual Exhibition Preview Night and Awards

Jill Grinstead’s painting ‘I remember’ which was the ‘Judge’s Choice’ as chosen by Judge John Naylor

DSC_0139Brian Mellonby selling raffle tickets to win a painting by Tes Sevaris


Sally Haylock with her wildlife paintings 






Gillian Grinstead and Mary wells enjoy the evening








Well attended Preview evening




Judge John Naylor enjoys a joke with former Judge Artist Neil Helyard



David Atkinson of Dee, Atkinson & Harrison with Driffield Art Club Member Eric Harrod

Former Treasurer and Driffield Art Club member Hans Schild chats with Eric Harrod


Sue Banks with her superb canine pastels (behind her on right)


‘I Remember’ watercolour by jill Grinstead – winner of the Judge’s Choice


(Top) Glyn Barker’s paintings of local townscapes


Jean Balarkas with her oil painting of yachting son Richard


President of Driffield Art Club Mimi Claughton chats with members of the Art Club

Trophies waiting to be presented!

Chair Joanne Blacker and Jane Brigham prepare refreshments


JOohn Naylor starts the proceedings – pointing to the painting he chose as his Judge’s Choice – below with winner Jill Grinstead.



Teresa Hollins – winner of the Peter Walker Trophy for Acrylic for her painting ‘Ruby and Mona’


Chair Joanne Blacker – winner of the Schofield Trophy: Interior or Still Life for her painting of Geraniums


Jean Verity is congratulated by John Naylor for winning the Yorkshire Ridings Magazine Award  For her painting ‘Blue 1’


Rhona Rowley with the Driffield Art Club Trophy for Best Pastel for her work entitled ‘Edge of the Hill’


Glynn Barker with his Statue award for Best Oil Painting – for his work entitled: St. Marys (Beverley)


Sally Bell with her Schofield Rose Bowl award for Best Flower Painting – ‘Daisies’

Rachel Crawford accepts her award from Chair Joanne Blacker

Above: Rachel Crawford – Anthony Steele trophy for Innovation

Below: Kay Jones – winner of the People’s Choice

Both were given ther awards at our November meeting by Chair Joanne Blacker

Kay JOnes accepts her rose bowl from Chair Joanne Blacker

Other Winners – unable to attend to accept their award: Robert Kelly- Richardson Cup for Best Watercolour


Driffield Art Club President Mimi Claughton presents John with his thankyou gift for being our Judge!

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Driffield Art Club Annual Exhibition Winners

Driffield Art Club Annual Exhibition Winners

The Driffield Art Club Anual Exhibition was held as usual at the Exchange, Driffield (By courtesy Messrs. Dee, Atkinson and Harrison).

Guest Artist and Judge, David Thomas R.I.B.A. spent the day before the Preview evening studying the artworks that were on display and making his selection for winners and runners up in each category.

The winners were announced at the Preview evening on Monday October 7th and trophies and awards were presented by David, Club President Mimi Claughton and Chairman Joanne Blacker.

Teresa Hollins winning pic hen

Guest Artist Choice – Lavender Pekin Bantam Cockerel in acrylic (above) by Teresa Hollins.  Teresa was presented with the Ainley Trophy for best acrylic (below) DAC Chairman Joanne Blacker at our October meeting.


Best Flower Painting – below Rhona Rowley accepts the Schofield Rose Bowl from Guest Artist David Thomas R.I.B.A.

Rhona Rowley and David Thomas R.I.B.A.

Best Oil- below Rebecca Clarke accepts her statue from DAC Chairman Joanne Blacker  with DAC President Mimi Claughton and Guest Artist David Thomas R.I.B.A.

Joanne Blacker Gwen Clarke Mimi Claughton David Thomas R.I.B.A.

Best Pastel – below Jean Balarkas pictured  in front of  her Driffield Art Club Trophy -winning pastel titled ‘Wansford in Spring’


Best Water Colour – below Robert Kelly accepts the Richardson Cup Trophy from Guest Artist David Thomas R.I.B.A

Robert Kelly Mimi Claughton David Thomas R.I.B.A

Any Other Medium – below Kay Jones accepts the Yorkshire Ridings Magazine Award for her painting titled ‘Cumbrian Cottage’ from Guest Artist David Thomas R.I.B.A. (‘Cumbrian Cottage’ is Featured at the top of this page)

Kay Jones

Still Life – below Denise Charlton with her painting titled ‘Pink Tulips’ winner of the Schofield Tankard for Interior/Still Life

Denise Charlton and her Painitng titled 'The Pink Tulips'

Innovation – Kelvin Lund accepts the Anthony Steel Trophy

from Guest Artist David Thomas R.I.B.A.


Mary Wells, category – Pastel

Sheila Copeland, category – watercolour

Jill Nicholls, below with David Thomas and Mimi Claughton, category – Any other

Gillian Nichols

Denise Charlton, Acrylic

Visitor’s Choice Trophy

DAC Chairman Joanne Blacker, below left,  presented Mary Wells, below right, with the Visitor’s Choice Trophy for her pastel ‘Stoney Creek in Winter’ (below) which had won the most votes by visitors to the exhibition.

Stoney Creek WInter 72dpi

me and jo winner of rose bowl 2014

The winner of the raffle prize – a painting by Peter Walker, kindly donated by his widow Gladys – was Dorothy Skinner, right,  who is pictured below with DAC Chairman Joanne Blacker .



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