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Wharfedale observer article.


Please have a look at the newspaper article in the wharfedale observer and ilkley gazette, ...more

Higher Ground Exhibition Nov-Jan 2023


Stella Verity and Rob Thompson latest exhibition

Demonstration by local Artist Nel Whatmore.


Date 12th December 2022 ...more

Exhibition November 2022


Our main exhibition back after a three-year hiatus... ...more

Exhibition November 2019


Record number of paintings. ...more

Record Breaking Exhibition 2018


Kevin Beesting with Spencer opening the exhibition 2018 with Janet
We topped all previous targets with our November exhibition. A huge thank you to our generous buyers. With your help we made a donation of £280 to our chosen charity, "Guide Dogs For The Blind". Representing the charity and helping Janet Gomersall to open our exhibition, was Kevin Beesting with his guide dog Spencer.

Demonstration 6th February 2017 by Robert Dutton


Amazing demonstration by Robert using mixed media which included Royal Talens acrylic spray paint. Robert attracted a good deal of interest with a couple of people coming from the Lake District. He is such an entertaining and inspiring artist to watch. Think we shall be seeing more of this Leeds based artist.
Robert Dutton

Click here for a link to a video of the demonstration, created by our Publicity Assistant Julie Wilks.

Christmas Lunch 23rd January 2017


Members enjoyed a fabulous lunch at the Hawthorn Farm Carvery at Yeadon. Joan Hobson our founder and honorary member gave thanks to Sylvia Sellers on behalf of the members for making all the arrangements and collecting in the monies. Sylvia managed to secure an excellent deal for the members with bottles of free wine, starter, main course and humongous deserts all for £10.00. Well done Sylvia and the staff at Hawthorn Farm.
Yes these cakes are all Barbara's.

Exhibition Nov 5th & 6th 2016


Another successful exhibition was greatly enjoyed by members and visitors. The club were pleased to make a donation of £153 to the Forget Me Not Cafe a local charity for people with Alzheimer and their carers. If you would like to join them for a chat and coffee they meet at Yeadon Cricket Club on the first Wednesday of the month from 1.30 to 3.00 contact 0113 2504992.

The cafe did a roaring trade, tombola was a great success not to mention the many paintings sold and admired. The public choose a pastel painting, Rosy Reds by Christine Thomas as their favourite. A deserving winner with out a doubt. This is Christine's second such win this year. Another of her pastel paintings was chosen by the public at Menston Art Clubs spring exhibition. Well done Christine.

A big thank you to the many volunteers who worked so hard to make this exhibition a great event for both the members and the visitors. We would like to thank all the visitors who came and enjoyed viewing our work and for taking a painting or craft item home with them. It is such a thrill to know that someone wanted to own a piece of our art work. Thanks for coming and thanks for all your support. See you again next year when we are sure to have a wide choice of art, crafts, cakes and lots more to tempt you. Here is a link to the gallery of pics from the exhibition...

10th October Demonstration with Dave Newbould


If you have never seen this artist you are missing a treat. Not only is he a very accomplished mixed media artist but so good at telling jokes and anecdotes. Many of his paintings are observations of characterful people and this is also reflected in his witty repartee. One of Yorkshires treasures I would say. The afternoon went much too quickly and was enjoyed by a good crowd of over 30 people both members and visitors. We must do it again soon.

9th October 2016 Workshop With Anthony Barrow


Some of the clubs members and members from neighbouring clubs, Menston, Horsforth, Farsley and Saltaire enjoyed a full day workshop. This event was organised by Carol Warneford and invites were e-mailed out to other clubs. The Guiseley Theatre venue was perfect and the stage made a great photo of all the artists and their work. Anthony gave two very interesting and inspiring demonstrations. A portrait using charcoal on a gesso ground, rubbing back, applying watery acrylic and rubbing back again. Then a total change, landscape using transparent and opaque acrylic techniques with a pallet knife. Not a brush in sight. Fabulous day.

Yorkshire Rose Charity Family Fun Day 16th July 2016


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Great day had by all at this local Guiseley fun event. Members of the club had a stall where they displayed some of their work which was greatly enjoyed by the visitors. Manning the stall are from left to right, Wendy, Roger, Janis and Mary. Julie must be taking the pic.

Guiseley Street Party 12th June 2016


Click here to go to more pictures of this event...Street party to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday. ...more

Our Next Exhibition and Sale of Art Work 5th & 6th November 2016


At the Methodist Church Hall, Oxford Road, Guiseley. Saturday 10.30 to 4.30 Sunday 12.00 to 4.00. Over a hundred paintings from which to choose. Refreshments, home made cakes, tea, coffee and juice. Craft stall and tombola. Free car parking and level access.

15% of painting sales will be donated to the local charity Forget Me Not Cafe. The cafe provides a place for people with dementia and their carers to meet and socialise in a fun, supported environment. They meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 1.30 to 3.30 at the Cricket Club Yeadon, LS19 7TA. Call 0113 855 9350 for more information.

Jean Fletcher, one of the founders of the charity will be coming to the exhibition on the Saturday around noon to open the event and to give a short talk on the work of the charity. Please come along and help us to make a great donation to this very worth while cause.

The pic is of our new award for the public's favourite exhibition entry. This award is given in the memory of a much missed past member, Pat Hunt.

Demonstration By Anthony Barrow 20th June 2016


1.30 pm at Gusieley Methodist Church Hall. Everyone welcome, non members £5.00. We are very excited to have Anthony demonstrate to our club and hope that we have a good audience on the day. Anthony is a lecturer for Wigan Council in the adult and community learning sector providing classes and demonstrations to art groups and students throughout the region. He delivers demonstrations to groups and local art societies throughout the North West in watercolour, acrylics, charcoal, pastels and oils covering all subject matter from portraiture to still life.

Congratulations to Christine


Christine's pastel painting "Two Glasses of Red" voted by the public as their "Favourite Picture" at the Menston Clubs recent exhibition.
We are so proud that one of our members should receive this honour. Christine sold this painting and another painting. Brilliant, well done! No doubt we shall see some more of Christine's very popular pastel paintings at our exhibition on 5th & 6th November.

Paul Talbot Greaves demonstration 7th March 2016


Another brilliant demonstration by this popular artist. Follow this link for a video of the dem made by Julie Wilks.
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Christmas Lunch 2015


Many of our members enjoyed a Christmas lunch at the White Cross Pub in Guiseley on Monday 14th December. Christine tested us with a very hard art quiz. Not hard for Barbara Slack and the boys who won hands down. Just when our brains thought they couldn't take any more, Frank produced his mind boggling brain teasers - Dingbats. Visual word puzzles. Again Barbara and the boys beat the rest us to pulp. Family watch out I am going to try this game on you lot after a few wines.
More pics in our Gallery.

Letter from local MP Stuart Andrew


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£200 Donation to AVSED


Chairman Michael Hillas was delighted to present a cheque on behalf of the club to AVSED. The Project Co-ordinating Manager for AVSED, Sarah Lunt received the cheque and thanked the club very much for the generous donation on behalf of all the elderly and disabled people that it will benefit. ...more

Paul Talbot Greaves Demonstration 7th March 2016


Open to non members for £5.00 which includes refreshments. We are delighted to welcome back Paul for another professional and informative watercolour demonstration. Sit back, relax. Paul uses an overhead camera to film his demonstration and projects this onto a large screen. The audience has a clear view from any seat in the room. ...more

Doreen Greenshields Demonstration 30th November 2015


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Doreen Greenshields - Street Scene in the Rain
A Street Scene in the Rain

Doreen Greenshields gave us a very interesting demonstration in how to capture the light of a wet pavement using oil paints.

Video by Julie Wilks of ballet themed Monday meeting.


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Joan Hobson Club Founder & Honorary Life Member


Joan was presented with a beautiful hand crafted silver brooch in recognition of her founding the club in 2000. She was also presented with a card made by Julie Wilks and lovely autumn flowers. Chairman Michael Hillas thanked Joan for her many years of service to the club. Joan commented that she has "seen her baby grow up" and is proud of all that has been achieved.

Brooch Presented To Joan 31st Oct 2015


Frank and Joan


Enjoying a well earned cuppa at the autumn 2015 exhibition.

The night before the exhibition.


Taken by Frank just before he locked up for the night. Lots of hard work went in to creating this very smart looking exhibition. It was great to see so many members there doing their bit and didn't we do well?

The Day After The Night Before - Exhibition 2015


The atmosphere was buzzing. Paintings were selling like hot cakes, hot lunches were selling like hot cakes. Tombola stall was maxed out by the end of the day and needed replenishing from Maureen s back up store on Sunday. Crafts were moving so fast Christine had to make some more over night. Phew! Bring it on.

Woop Woop! Autumn Exhibition 2015 Great Success


Copy of thank you e-mail sent by Frank and Bryan to all members following our fantastic Autumn exhibition. Great work by the dynamic duo Frank and Bryan. Click on the link to be taken to the copy of the e-mail. Thank you re exhibition 2015

E-mail your pics of the exhibition please to yours truly, Carol.

This pic is of Bryan homing on his next sales target. More pics and info to follow soon. Check out our facebook page where Julie will be posting pics.

Next Exhibition 31st Oct & 1st Nov 2015


Saturday 10.30 to 4.30. Sunday noon to 4.00. The Methodist Church Hall, Oxford Road, Guiseley. LS209EP

Homemade hot lunches available on both days in addition to our usual delicious cakes and drinks. Craft and tombola stalls. Free entry, free parking and of course amazing paintings.

Our members have been working very hard this year and the entries are possibly the best ever. Varied, diverse and simply stunning are just some of the comments overheard at our last exhibition. We aim to exceed your expectations yet again. You are sure to find something that you just must have.

Every year we make a 20% donation of our painting sales to a charity. This year we have chosen AVSED – Aireborough Voluntary Services to the Elderly and Disabled in the local area. A representative of the charity will give a short talk on the work of the charity at around 11.00am on Saturday 31st October. Please come along and help us to give them support and encouragement to continue with their amazing work. There is a link to their web site on our LINKS page.

Click on this link to our poster for the exhibition. You are welcome to print or save a copy. Please e-mail it to your friends.

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Susan Ross Demonstration 7th September 2015


Back by popular demand is Susan to cheer us all up as the autumn heralds the coming winter. We are still smiling from her dem with us last year . This years dem will not be a repeat of abstract art but will be bound to be something equaly different and unusual. Guaranteed to bring to life the old grey matter. Visitors are most welcome. Admission fee of £5.00 which includes refreshments. Come along and enjoy an afternoon of fun and learning.

Primrose Court Dem July 2015


Painting with a spoon? Annie Beever from Primrose Court organised an art event for the residents and asked the club if they would do a demonstration. Carol and Christine agreed and Carol gave a demonstration of painting with a spoon in acrylics. Carol had seen a video on u tube of Paul Beattie using this technique. It is a very quick way of laying down and blending paint. The residents enjoyed the dem and also displayed some of their own work which was of a very high standard.

Chinese Brush Painting Dem 1st June 2015


Anne Allen a well known local artist who excels in this type of painting gave a very interesting and entertaining demonstration. Anne is an exceptionally talented artist who is very experienced and skilled in the delicate art of Chinese Brush Painting. We had a full house and thoroughly enjoyed this dem. Anne never fails to delight and brought with her a number of her works for us to admire.

Aireborough Festival Feb 2015


The club had a stall at the Community Festival held in Guiseley Town Hall. Members' paintings and leaflets publicising the club were on the stall manned by some of the club members. Sales were slow but there was much interest shown by visitors which will hopefully lead to a new member or two. Well done guys, much appreciated.

Christmas 2014 Party White Cross Guiseley


We enjoyed a lovely meal in a festive atmosphere at the White Cross Pub.

Susan Ross Dem & Workshop Sep 2014


Very enjoyable abstract art dem and workshop by local artist. Susan Ross gave an exuberant and accomplished demonstration. Members were enthralled by her lively and thought provoking presentation of abstract art. In the second half of the session members had the opportunity to produce their own abstract painting. A first for many of us but judging by the positive comments we may see a few more abstract paintings at our next exhibition 1st and 2nd November 2014 at the Methodist Church on Oxford Road Guiseley.

Donation honours ex-member Pat Hunt


Liz Hunt the widow of Pat presented a cheque for £530 pounds to Cath Barker of Leonard Cheshire Disability. Liz gave to the club Pat's remaining art materials and the club sold these to the members to raise the donation. The charity was favoured by Pat's widow Liz, because of its support for their disabled granddaughter. Pat was a well liked and respected member of the club who is very much missed by us all.

Barry Slater with a painting by Christine Thomas - don't know when?


Stewart Andrew MP opens exhibition 2013


Stewart Andrew, MP, Joan Hobson, Founder & Victor Moore Chairman ...more

Newspaper photo 2011