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Newsletter November 2006. - News Release


									              Newsletter November 2006.

              Forthcoming Calendar Dates:

1].    Tuesday 31st October to
       Saturday 4th November            Exhibition Bridlington Art Society

2].    Tuesday 7th November
       Thursday 30th November           Exhibition by Ann Cawkell

3].    Tuesday 7th November
       Saturday 2nd December            Exhibition by Jackie Stonehouse

4].    Monday 13th November to
       Sunday19th November              Exhibition    Wood on the Wolds

5].    Saturday 18th November           The Professionals –
                                        Arts Business for Beginners

6].    Monday 20th November             Professional selection

7].    Monday20 November                Exhibition Helen Plaxton

8].    Wednesday 29th November          Christmas Meeting

9].    Tuesday 12th December
       Saturday 27th January 2007       Exhibition by Anna Kirk Smith

10].   Saturday 2nd December            Exhibition    East Riding OPEN
       Saturday 20th January

11].   Tuesday 9th of January           Annual General Meeting


                    This is the annual exhibition for members of Bridlington Art Society,
                    several of whom are members of ERA. Venue is North Bridlington
                    Library, for map try RAC website and postcode YO16 6YD. It is
                    possible that the exhibition stands may be used by ERA in the future
                    so come and have a look. The adjudicator for the awards at this
                    exhibition is none other than our own Anna Kirk Smith.
                    Free entry and masses of car parking adjacent to the library.

2].                 Exhibition of the works of Associate member Ann Cawkell at
                    Burlington Design, 67 High Street, Bridlington Old Town.
                  7th NOVEMBER-2ND DECEMBER 2006



                  BY JACKIE STONEHOUSE

                          A new exhibition by four East Yorkshire Artists opens at The
                         Gallery in Bishop Wilton from the 13th- 19th November 2006.
                         The group known as the Four Dimensions present a range of
                         artwork including sculpture, screen prints, painting and carvings.
                         This show brings them together for the first time where the
                         theme will be

                                                'Wood on the Wolds'

Opening Hours for the Exhibition:
Monday - Friday 6pm-9pm           Saturday and Sunday 10am- 9pm

Not that all the artwork will be wood. David Athey will be exhibiting his metal sculptures of
birds and beetles. John Burrows will be showing his traditional screen prints. David
Humphries will be displaying his mixed media and oil paintings alongside some modern
screen and wood impressions. Malcolm MacLachlan will be showing some new wood
carvings and relief sculpture. All are members ERA.

Further information from the Artist or The Gallery, Bishop Wilton
Tel 01759 368 276
The Professionals - Arts Business for Beginners
Saturday 18th November 2006
10.30am - 4.30pm
Have you ever thought of setting up your own arts business but didn't know how to or have
you just set one up. If so this is the course for you. Designed to help you negotiate those
early days in your new arts business the course will help you to form a business, write a
business plan, sort out tax and insurance, look at health and safety issues, protect
 intellectual property, deal with trading regulations and data protection and look at the
dreaded VAT.
The course is led by Marilyn Longden lecturer at Bishop Burton College and business start
up specialist.
There are limited places for each workshop so early booking is advised. On behalf of the
Arts Development Section of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, we look forward to
seeing you there….
Tickets £10. To book tickets or for further information please ring 01482 392706 or visit
the website

Many Thanks

Laura Mackenzie
Arts Development Worker
01482 392652
07990 518643

6]. Selection for professional status within ERA
Handing in dates are Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of November to Pocklington Arts Centre
Selection date is Monday 20th November. See Anna’s e-mail for forms etc.

7]. Artners Gallery
Roscoe Rooms, Roscoe Street, YO12 7BY. 01723 500963, 01751 477756. By appointment
From 20 Nov: exhibition of contemporary fine art including Laura Arnold, Beth Boyes,
Sally Gatie and Helen Plaxton. Preview, Sat 18 Nov, 6pm. Please call for an invitation.
A humorous social event each member invited to bring their worst piece of artwork ,in
whatever medium for a light hearted competition to find the best of the worst for a wooden
spoon and a bottle of wine.

Good company, Social chat as well as eats and drinks.


         EXHIBITION 2006
                BEVERLEY ART GALLERY

        2 December 2006 to 20 January 2007


                   Exhibition by Anna Kirk Smith Pocklington Arts Centre runs from
                   Tuesday 12th December - Sat 27th January 2007"I am fascinated by
                   change, be it tidal, erosive, temporal or spatial. My subjects are diverse -
                    from a play of light patterns upon or within a landscape to more
                   intimate views of living forms, often marine. One does not need to
                   venture far to find intriguing themes and situations - you just need to
                   look a little more attentively."

Proposed venue in or around Beverley Art Gallery at a venue that Ali can arrange and
provisionally fixed for Tuesday 9th of January 2007 at 7.30pm. I suspect more details will
follow in due course.
 Other News
Evolution of ERA:

You are probably unaware that during the last two professional selection processes, ERA
has been asked to select community art work and has been unable to do so. This is not
because community art is not recognised, but it has proved impossible to find the
independent adjudicators to evaluate the work. At the associates summer show an art
project was run as an exhibit, the evaluation of which gave overwhelming support from the
visitors and members of ERA for community art to be a part of ERA.

                        Another feature of this project involving visitor participation has
                        led to the production of the logo for ERA community arts, with the
                        invaluable help of Ian Mitchell.

                        It has therefore been agreed during discussions by the committee
                        that community artists of whom there are several both practising
                        and qualified within the Era membership will comprise a separate
                        category on the website.

Whilst on the topic of community arts:
Yorkshire Community Arts Forum, ( YCAF ) began life on Saturday 14th of October this
year at Sam Pirt’s studio at Gilberdyke.

So far, it got a name, a list of desirable needs that people have voiced and a loose structure
as regards meetings/gatherings that incurs a session fee of £10. This is intended to cover
costs for speakers, publicity, costs etc. It's a forum were people can come together and
discuss, create and collaborate on needs and ideas, that might grow and develop into
projects throughout the region - this covering Yorkshire and surrounding areas, as not to
restrict its activities or artists.

Sam's email address is:

               Yorkshire Community Arts Forum
YCAF is for those involved in Community Arts as : Organisers / Makers /
Performers / Workshop leaders, working in the disciplines of Art, Music, Song
and Dance. Are you interested in: ~ A creative Arts Forum
Contacts & networking a chance to learn from others
Funding info and contacts   Demonstrations    Support & encouragement

Then YCAF is for YOU   !!

How to get involved:
Join us at one or all of the following meetings in 2007:
21st January, 12th May and 16th September, 10am till 4pm
at Lakeside Studio, Gilberdyke.
Costs are minimal - only £10 per person.
This includes refreshments and a regular newsletter with information from
Forum members about things going on in the area.
and please invite your colleagues!!
Please book me a place on (2007):
JAN 21st ______                            MAY 12th_______
SEPT 16th_______
Total amount payable (£10 per day) ________
(cheques payable to Sam Pirt)
Organisation / Company name__________________________________
Postcode__________________________         Tel__________________
E-mail____________________________          Web address__________
Area of expertise__________________________________________________
Are you an:
Organiser_____    Maker_____    Performer_____Workshop Leader_____
 Would you like to do a 10 minute demo about what you do? YES / NO
 What would you like to find out about at the forum? (if you know!!)

Booking form can be e-mailed to _samjpirt@aol.com_ (
or send to YCAF, Sam Pirt, Lakeside Studios, 17 Railway Cottages,
Gilberdyke, HU15 2TL
PLACES ARE LIMITED SO Your place will be confirmed by phone, e-mail or letter.
"The Cartshed Studio" at The Rocking Horse Shop, Fangfoss is now up and running, and
Artist in Residence Shirley Davis has been conducting her regular art classes for some time
now in this delightful rural setting, as well as her classes at Woldgate college. Anyone
seeking more info about these art classes - Shirley covers watercolour, acrylic and various
other painterly media and techniques, should contact her on 01759 301281 or

From Thursday 16th November to Sunday 3rd December inclusive, some of the country's
finest craft toymakers, members of the British Toymaker's Guild, will be exhibiting at the
Oxo Tower Gallery on London's embankment. Among the array of toys, for adults as well
as children, will be some of Anthony Dew & Co's beautiful rocking horses. Of course you
don't have to travel to London to see them - The Rocking Horse Shop's Fangfoss showroom
and shop, betwixt Pocklington and Stamford Bridge, is open as usual every day, 9 - 4
except Sundays.

"The BTG Book of Toys" and "The BTG Book of Rocking Horses" are two new full colour
books, recently published. With around 100 full colour pictures in each and packed with
information, these little books will make excellent stocking fillers. Price £4.99 each or
£9.50 for both, from The Rocking Horse Shop, Fangfoss, York, YO415JH. Prices include

From Andy Emery associate member

Hi All,

Just to let you know that if any members would like to make an appointment
to view art at my establishment they are quite welcome to drop in for a cup of
tea. I say my establishment because it difficult to put a handle on it. It's an art
gallery, photo studio, bed & breakfast or just an establishment you might say.
It is Potts of Flemingate, 18, Flemingate, Beverley, HU17 0NR. My name is
Andy Emery, I studied Fine Art at Hull School of Art and design, and have a
honours degree. Please contact me on 01482 862586. I have an exhibition at
Total Fitness in Willerby, Hull, if anyone is interested. I look forward to
hearing from you.


                                EGG TEMPERA TECHNIQUES

                                    Anyone interested in finding out more about this historic,
                                     iconic painting medium and method should contact ERA
                                     member John Mitchell on 01964 550202.

                                 Yes it’s festive it’s fun and pass me

                                   another baaa humbug!!!

                                      For all of you still searching for that
                                       special something for someone.



Celeste Art Prize
[Published: 15 August 2006]
WHO: artists.
WHAT: a prize to promote painting in its widest sense in the UK.
PRIZES: £10,000 artist; £5,000 student artist; £2,000 public on-line vote; exhibition in
London and 200 page catalogue.
DETAILS: short listed artists will be selected by the Curatorial Programme at Goldsmiths
College, London. All short listed artists will be included in the catalogue. Sixty finalists will
then be exhibited in London then vote for the overall winner.
28 Vestry Road, London SE5 8NX, 020 7252 6240, or
download from
DEADLINE: 31 January
Rural Arts
[Published: 7 September 2006]
WHO: artists, gallery staff and anyone involved in putting on an exhibition.
WHAT: Installing an Exhibition - workshop covering art handling and installation; layout
and spacing; 2D and 3D display; lighting and labelling.
WHERE: Rural Arts, Thirsk.
WHEN: 21 Nov, 10-3.
COST: £65 including lunch.
CONTACT: Rural Arts, The Old Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, 01845 526536,

Late editions
ERA member Pamela A. Lester will be holding an open week-end to celebrate
the opening of her new, but very small, Studio and Gallery at: 95 Beaconsfield, Withernsea,
on the 2/3 December 2006.
 It will be opened by Mrs E. Harknett MBE at 10.30am on the 2nd - all are welcome to
come and have a look at Pamela's work, which will also be for sale.

ERA member Chris Attlesey will also be featured in the 'Journal' magazine which
is produced by the Hull Daily Mail next month.

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