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Driffield Art Club Annual Exhibition 2018

The Exchange, Exchange Street, Driffield YO25 6LD

(by courtesy Messrs. Dee, Atkinson & Harrison)

Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th October
Weekdays from 9.30am to 4.45pm
Saturday from 9.00am to 4.00pm

Friday July 14th 2017

Trip to Patchings Art Festival

£18 per person for coach and entry

Pick up at Driffield Cattle Market Car Park at 8:30am

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



The Spa, Bridlington Artwaves

May 13/14th 2017

Driffield Art Club took a stand in the main hall and several member exhibited their work.



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.






















Driffield Art Club’s ‘Spring Open’ Exhibition at Bridlington Spa is open daily between 10:00am and 4:00pm from May 23rd to Sunday June 19th 2016

The preview of our Spring Open Exhibition at Bridlington Spa was both enjoyable and successful. The members had submitted a very high standard of work and there was more then enough to fill the large exhibition area with most members entering four pieces each. The hanging committee are to be congratulated on an excellent job – the exhibits were well spaced and easy to see.

The preview was well attended with guests from Bridlington and Hornsea art societies as well as friends and contacts invited by members of Driffield Art Club.

Some sales were made on the preview night and we hope that others will come and enjoy the exhibition and maybe be tempted to purchase more of this unique artwork during the course of the exhibition which runs until and including Sunday June19th.

Members are asked to collect their unsold work before 5pm on Monday 20th June 2016

jean and sally carol and eric room gennia wheddonEric Harrod and Mary Wellsbrid art socjanet saxby s pic

————room 2 dorolyn and chris

jenny mason
highland cooo

Please keep checking our website for further information about exhibitions in 2016


Previous exhibitions


5-10th October 2015 Annual Exhibition

The Exchange, Driffield (Courtesy Messrs Dee, Atkinson & Harrison) 4th October Handing In 10:00am to 12 noon Preview – Monday 5th October – 7:30pm Exhibition Opening by Mimi Claughton, President at 8:00pm Guest Artist/Judge John Naylor Exhibits to be collected between 4:00pm and 5pm on Saturday 10th October 2015

Driffield Art Club 2-Day September Exhibition

Within the GAME AND COUNTRY FAIR At THE SHOWGROUND, DRIFFIELD. (By courtesy Driffield Agricultural Society) On Saturday & Sunday, 19th and 20th September 2015 From 9.00am to 5.00pm each day —————————————–

June 2015

Driffield Art Club Golden Jubilee Exhibition at the Triton Gallery, Sledmere.

Founded in 1965 the art club has gone from strength to strength over the years and is one of the largest of its type in the UK.  This dynamic club hosts a varied annual programme of events for its members including demonstrations and workshops by big names in the art world such as Geoff Kersey of Darley Dale, North Yorkshire.

To celebrate its long running success, the club’s President Mimi Claughton and Chairman Joanne Blacker have organised a Golden Jubilee Art Exhibition at the Triton Gallery as part of this year’s programme of events. Members of the public will be given an opportunity to talk to some of the artists and purchase unique artworks.
There will also be a display of information about the club and its history and a preview on the first day with homemade scones and cream.
The exhibition opens on Tuesday June 2nd and runs until Sunday June 14th. Daily opening times are from 10:30am – 3:30pm excluding Mondays.