East Riding Open Art Exhibition at the Treasure House, Beverley invites you to submit your work – handing in dates are 21, 23, 24, 25, 26 November 2015.

Applications forms are available at the Treasure House and on the website.


President Mimi Claughton thanks Guest Artist John Naylor for judging the artwork and awarding the trophies at  our Annual Exhibition at Dee, Atkinson & Harrison in Driffield in October.

Award Winners at our 2015 Annual Exhibition


Ainley trophy: Guest Artist’s Choice

Jill Grinstead – ‘I remember’


Schofield Rose Bowl: Best Flower Painting:

Sally Bell– ‘Daisies’

Statue for Best Oil Painting:

Glyn Barker – ‘St Marys’


Driffield Art Club Trophy for Best Pastel:

Rhona Rowley – ‘Edge of the Hill’


Richardson Cup for Best Watercolour:

Robert Kelly – ‘Good Drying Day’


Yorkshire Ridings Magazine Award Any Other Medium:

Jean Verity – ‘Blue 1’


Schofield Tankard Interior or Still Life:

Joanne Blacker – ‘Geraniums’


Anthony Steele Trophy for Innovation:

Rachel Crawford – ‘In the Garden’


Peter Walker Trophy for Best Acrylic:

Teresa Hollins – ‘Ruby and Mona’


People’s Award Rose Bowl:

awaiting result of vote count

Within the Game and Country Fair

At THE SHOWGROUND, DRIFFIELD (By courtesy Driffield Agricultural Society)


Jane Brigham and Robert Kelly take a well earned rest after hanging the exhibition with Joanne Blacker, Brian Mellonby and Janet Saxby.


Mary Wells and Janet Saxby welcome visitors to the exhibition.







Great Job! well done to all concerned


Amendment to the new programme 2015/16

Please note the following Nafferton workshop on 7 November is not water-colours as printed in the programme, it should read:

Geoff Hewitt – Charcoal, Pastel and Acrylics; Figures in The Landscape

Driffield Art Club is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year!!
———-Visit to the SAA on May 20th 2015——–

On Wednesday May 20th Driffield Art Club were invited to an Open Day event at the Society for All Artists (SAA) at their headquarters at Newark. DAC is an affiliated member of the SAA.

Of the 31 members who came on the visit 26 members travelled in a coach organised by Janet Saxby which picked us up at various points en route from Driffield, Beverley and Walkington. The other 5 travelled by car.

The day was spent trying out a variety of media in the workshop room and enjoying demonstrations by Anita Pounder, the SAA in-house artist. We were able to take advantage of the range of items on sale at discounted prices around the room as well as ordering goods from the warehouse which were packed and ready for us to take home with us at the end of the day. We were given tour of the premises by the Managing Director Richard Hope-Hawkins and the membership co-ordinator Gemma Dixon taking in the large warehouse, offices and film studios. In the film studio a short film featuring our President, Mimi Claughton, Chair Joanne Blacker and Programme secretary Sally Haylock talking about DAC will be view on the available to view on the SAA Website.
We had a very enjoyable day and hope to make this an annual event in the future.

Following the trip an email from Gemma Dixon was sent to Mary Wells, who organised the trip as follows:

Dear Mary and fellow members of Driffield Art Club

I just wanted to thank all of your lovely members who came over to HQ here in Newark and spent the day with us on yesterday. We do hope each and every one of you enjoyed the day and left feeling inspired. It was our pleasure to meet you all and share with you our passion for art!

Whilst you were here our photographer took some photos during the day, and I thought you may like to see them. You may also like to upload them on to your website or SAA webpage. They are attached for you.

I would also like to thank those who took the time to give us some feedback on their day here. All feedback whether positive or negative is welcome so we know what is working well for you and what could be improved to better our service in the future! Any ideas or suggestions you may have, please do let us know.

Any problems please don’t hesitate to contact me direct by email gemma@saa.co.uk or by direct line 01636 643523.


Driffield Art Club Golden Jubilee Exhibition at the Triton Gallery.

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.

Former member Mary James celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday April 12th by holding an open house for friends and family. Mary, a founder member of the art club, received a telegram from the Queen and was presented with 3 lemon, chocolate and blueberry birthday cakes, made by her son Chris.

mary james with pals



If anyone has any information, news or stories they would like to share on our Driffield Art Club website please email: marywells8@gmail.com