MONK FRYSTON ART CLUB.
1st FEBRUARY 2016. CLUB MEETING.
Rod had received apologies from Jean Kipling, Di Arey and Debbie Hislop.
Jean and Rod led a discussion on a variety of subjects affecting the club in the next few months.
1. BIKE TOUR 'de' YORKSHIRE SAT. 30th APRIL
Malcolm offered a bike for display which we gladly accepted.
Jean still has the Olympic Rings which might be useful.
Members thought a smallish exhibition in Jean's drive, or in the event of
Inclement weather in the three garages. Coffee etc and bacon sarnies/
refreshments are a possibility. This can be arranged nearer the time
when we have more details of the village arrangements.
2. SHOP EXHIBITION IN SELBY. Jean and Karl visited the venue and
had discussions with the Shop Owner. Karl to arrange a month long
Exhibition and to get back to us on costs. May was the favoured month.
3. ANNUAL EXHIBITION Members decided a date at the end of September
Jean to arrange for a party to visit the Community Centre and evaluate.
Cost is £15 per hour. ie, approx £90 per day.
Leslie proposed that we sell refreshments.
4. OUTINGS. There was little enthusiasm for a visit to The Yorkshire
Sculpture Park. Joyce suggested that a list be put up for members
Interested, to sign.
Leslie to look into the cost of a coach as against individual cars. Car
parking is £8 per car per day.
Suitable date, Monday 16th May.
Members agreed to pay once only by cheque.
5. IDEAS FOR FUTURE OUTINGS were,
The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield.
York Art Gallery, recently reopened after an £8 million revamp.
Leeds City Art Gallery.
The Lowry Gallery, Salford.
SAA Headquarters, Newark.
Summer outdoor painting days, for July/August
Karl was keen for us to do some Plein air painting in Selby as publicity
before the May Exhibition. Last year, Karl, Elizabeth and Jean painted outside the Abbey and reported that it was great fun, a good outing and the public were interested.
A number of members were keen to do this again. Perhaps a club picnic and there is a good take-away coffee shop !
Jean reported that she sent 132 mini paintings to Newark and
had received recognition that the World Record had been broken.
The club have been given some prints of Monk Fryston and Hillam,
Drawn by the late Ralph Atkins. Members were unsure as to
what we should do with them.
Maureen B. asked if members were happy with a demonstrator
every month or whether they wanted a change. Cost was considered.
Decision made not to have demonstrators in May, possibly June,
July and August this year.
7. NEXT MEETING. Rod suggested at the next meeting we formally vote in a
Rod suggested Jean became Hon. President and takes on a lighter
For the time being ROD has volunteered to be CHAIRMAN
MAUREEN ELSWORTH remains as TREASURER and
MARJORIE WEBSTER volunteered as DEPT. TREASURER.
MAUREEN BOOTHE remains as PROGRAMME SECRETARY.
KARL SIMPSON was happy to continue with PUBLICITY and the
BLOG, whilst RON SMITH will take over our FACEBOOK
LESLIE VENABLES volunteered to become Social Secretary.
BARBARA PHILLIPS and JOYCE WEBSTER volunteered to
take charge of TEA and COFFEE etc. Joyce asked if we would
keep some dried milk in the cupboard.
Thank you, one and all, your help is much appreciated.
However, we do need a SECRETARY , and someone to to become
EXHIBITION ORGANISER. Neither of these positions are
particularly arduous and in setting up the exhibition IAN
WOODHOUSE has offered to help, along with others who are also
willing to help and give support.
CAN YOU FILL ONE OF THE VACANT POSITIONS?
8. THE NOTICE BOARD, CUPBOARDS AND BOOKS were considered.
It was agreed that from now on, everybody was responsible for the
Cupboards, Books and Notice board. Rod explained that the
Cupboards have been cleaned out and tidied, and asked that
everyone put things back exactly where they find them.
There will no longer be a book audit and Cindy proposed that NO ONE
takes books home. Use them during the session but put them back in
the cupboard. This had general agreement.
Use of the notice board is open to everyone. Jean explained that if
we don't use it we will lose the space! Members showed interest
and various suggestions were made.