HUTTON BUSCEL ARTISTS
The HBA's are a unique group of artists who live in the village of Hutton Buscel, which is on the edge of the North York Moors National Park between Pickering and Scarborough, just off the A170. The group was the brainchild of Shirley Doyle who got together a group of artists friends with the view to holding an exhibition together, but as word got around, membership soon grew. There are currently 15 members who are all very talented 'artisans' ranging from photographers, ceramicists, portraiture, wildlife and equine artists, illustrated poetry, textile artists, needle felt artists, oil painters, pet portraits, pastelists, watercolourists, landscape and seascape artists, textiles & haberdashery and much much more. Our exhibition includes all aspects creativity in any medium.
Our 7th annual exhibition will be held on Sat 23rd & Sun 24th November 2019, 10-4pm, with an open preview evening on Friday 22nd November, 7-9pm.
Every month we meet with the sole purpose of planning our annual exhibition, which takes place at the end of each November. Holding the exhibition just a few weeks before Christmas means that we can include a festive theme, which has proven very popular in recent years. 2018 saw us putting on our 6th exhibition of art and craft, which was held in the Village Hall on Sat 24th & Sun 26th November 2018.
2018 saw us welcome 3 new members to the group, Louise Thompson, Moyra Kay and Lucy Hobkinson. Hutton Buscel used to be well known for the amount of Doctors they had in the village, I think we could be changing that aspect as the number of artists grow. Our reputation for putting on an amazing exhibition by artists, makers and creators in the village also keeps growing year on year. The HBA's are always on the lookout for new members if you live in the village. If you have a creative talent, or are just an admirer of creativity, you are very welcome to join us any time. Annual membership is £10 and the benefits include exhibiting in their annual exhibition, you will be invited to attend their meetings and you would also be included on their workshop days during the summer months. If you are a member, you don't have to exhibit if you don't want to, and you only get involved in activities that you interest you, there are no obligations. If you fancy giving it a go, then have a word with Dee Edmenson, or click here.
Current Press Release 2019:
"MOORS TO SEA"
The multi-talented Hutton Buscel Artists have been reflecting on how they formed their group over 6 years ago, and how during that time they have contributed to the wider community. They have certainly made their mark in more ways than one, including raising funds for much needed causes. It all started on a very cold night in January 2013, when a small group of interested artists and makers, were invited by Shirley Doyle to meet at the village hall with a view to possibly organising an art event later that year. It was hoped that the newly formed art group would possibly inspire others to join the too. This dream has since been realised and has now increased its membership to 15 across various disciplines, not to mention having artist royalty amongst them with international award winning wildlife artist Alan M Hunt and the internationally acclaimed equine artist Judi Kent Pyrah.
As the exhibitions would be held in the village hall, the decision was made at a very early stage to support this historic building, and as such, it was agreed that a proportion of all sales would be donated to the Village Hall Committee. The group is proud to say that this accumulative figure now stands at £1,700 and they hope to increase this further at the forthcoming November exhibition. They further boosted funds over the last number of years by £696 from booking the village hall for their summer program of art workshops. In addition to this, they have raised £1,147 to date, for the Royal British Legion’s Scarborough branch through sales of their hand-crafted ceramic poppies, much like the ones exhibited in the Tower of London back in 2012.
Each year, the Hutton Buscel Artists create a joint group art installation and this year's joint project was to construct a piece of artwork combining the different styles and qualities of all their members. The challenge was to encourage different ways of working in media, which was unfamiliar to what they were used to. Their final work entitled 'Moors to Sea' demonstrates the varied responses to the theme, which was produced during their summer program of workshops. Shirley Doyle said "Creating an installation piece together is both enjoyable and rewarding as it unifies us as a group when all our styles are so varied". The collaborative installation piece will be on show at their forthcoming exhibition, which will include fine art, ceramics, jewellery, poetry, photography, crafts, needle felt art, sculpture, textiles, seasonal gifts and festive produce.
They will be holding this year’s annual exhibition on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2019, between 10am – 4pm, with an “Open Preview Evening” on Friday 22nd November, 7 – 9pm to which you are all invited. Entry is free, there will be plenty of free parking and refreshments will be available.
You can keep up-to-date with the HB Artists via their website at www.HuttonBuscelArtists.co.uk, alternatively via their Facebook page @HuttonBuscelArtistsGroup, or you can contact Shirley Doyle on 07709 017851.
Scroll below for previous press releases.
NEWS from 2018: "100 Thank You's" for the Royal British Legion
The November 2018 exhibition saw an even bigger and better Poppy Art Installation from the Hutton Buscel Artists. 100 ceramic poppies were produced plus an illuminated cascade of poppies and giant wall mounted poppies in their annual Poppy Art Installation which was exhibited in the grounds of St. Matthews Church throughout November. Once again, supporters sponsored a poppy for £10 in a loved ones name or just by saying "Thank You" to our fallen or currently serving heroes.
NEWS from 2017: The Hutton Buscel Artists are very proud to announce that a painting donated by Alan M Hunt at the 2017 exhibition, raised almost £1000 for Hutton Buscel Village Hall. Although the presentation cheque shows £693 from the sale of raffle tickets, the winner of the painting donated a further £250. Alan M Hunt (artist - on the left) and Kath Hudson (HBA Treasurer - on the right) present David Pendlebury (centre), chairman of the village hall committee with the cheque. Thank you to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket.
NEWS from 2017: We are delighted to announce that as a group, the Hutton Buscel Artists raised over £350 for the Royal British Legion Scarborough branch, from the Poppy Installation 2017, where supporters could sponsor a ceramic poppy in memory of a loved one for £10 each, of which the poppy then becomes theirs to keep. We had such a positive response from that appeal which blew us all away. The HBAs are very happy to be supporting both the village hall and the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal from their collective creative efforts. Thank you to everyone who sponsored a poppy.
NEWS UPDATE 2018: A very pleasant afternoon was spent with the HBA's at Jan Jenning's workshop in the village hall for dry needle felt work. I think I can speak for us all when I say it was absolutely brilliant, we were concentrating so hard, that you could hear a pin drop, I've never known us all be that quiet, and we were so disappointed when 5pm came because we didn't want to clear away. Luckily there are 2 dry needle felt workshops with Jan so we can all finish the 'paintings' we started. See photo's from this session below.
You can see Jan's needle felt artwork on her website at www.JanJennings.co.uk and also in her etsy shop under Woodland Textile Art.
NEWS UPDATE 2018: There will be a series of workshops for the Hutton Buscel Artist members throughout the summer and into autumn with Alan M Hunt, Judi Kent Pyrah, Jan Jennings and Shirley Doyle. Workshops ranging from painting with acrylics, fundamentals of animal/human portraiture, dry needle felt work and ceramics, are set to make the HBA's even more talented than they already are!
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