What is Driffield Art Club?

Driffield Art Club was founded in 1965 and the club currently has over 130 members from Driffield and the surrounding area within the East Riding.

Driffield Art Club members meet monthly on the third Monday of every month except August at Westgarth Community Centre, Mill Street, Driffield.

Anyone with an interest in art, practising or not, is most welcome to come to a meeting as a visitor before joining Driffield Art Club. Fees are currently £25 per year. Visitors pay £7 which is credited against the annual fee if you then join Driffield Art Club within one month.

Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month except August. The meetings consist of demonstrations on a wide variety of styles and mediums; lectures on artists and developments in art and the club endeavours to hold one meeting during the year when a practising artist appraises Driffield Art Club members’ work.

Driffield Art Club has a video camera, projector and large screen, together with a sound system to enable everyone to fully enjoy the demonstrations.

Driffield Art Club annual programme lists most of our activities, any extra items are announced and information displayed at our monthly meetings and on our Facebook page Facebook/Driffield Art Club 

Refreshments are served halfway through each meeting giving members and demonstrators a break and a chance to meet and chat with each other, read the notice boards and have a closer look at the work being demonstrated.

Our Annual Driffield Art Club Exhibition in Driffield is held at Dee, Atkinson and Harrison’s saleroom in Exchange Street, Driffield and is our main activity when all members can enter two pieces of work to be judged by a visiting artist for various trophies. Exhibiting artists steward the exhibition, usually two members on duty each session. One of our members donates a painting as a raffle prize.

Categories for our Driffield Art Club Annual Exhibition trophies are

  • Guest Artists Choice
  • Best Flower Painting
  • Best Oil
  • Best Pastel
  • Best Watercolour
  • Any Other Medium Interior/Still Life
  • For Innovation
  • Best Acrylic

There is also an award for the work voted for as favourite by visitors to the exhibition.

At our Driffield Art Club Annual General Meeting/Christmas Party in December we exhibit work informally on a theme announced each year in the programme. Members vote for the best piece of work for the Bobbie Simmons Trophy in loving memory of a very much loved member, an accomplished artist who trained at the Slade School of Art.

If you would like to join us or come to one of our meetings as a visitor please mail the Club Secretary at: mail@dev4.bluegekko.co.uk or you can fill in the form on the Contact Us page and send it to the Club’s Publicity Officer.