Co-Presidents: Fran Bliek & Eileen Correll
Secretary: Lana Grauer
Treasurer: Eric Happ
Members at Large: Bonnie Barney, Daryl Davis, Sandy Cook
Programs Chair: Anne Lahr
Newsletter: Amy Hoffman
Annual Exhibit: Ginny Deneka & Diane Stratton-Smith
PYAG normally meets at 6 pm the third Wednesday of each month April through October in the Rosenfeld Workshop Studio at the Arts Center of Yates County, 127 Main Street in Penn Yan, NY 14842. Other times & locations noted when required.
PYAG Annual Membership Meeting is held in May at a luncheon or dinner. A guest speaker is invited and members are encouraged to bring a guest.
Since we could not gather for our monthly demos and meetings in 2020 and early 2021, we initiated a Photo Sharing Project to keep us connected and inspired to be creative.
See the links below to our weekly projects.
Click on the links below to download the
2020 Penn Yan Art Guild Photo Sharing Project
Co-President Eileen Correll
10-24-2020 Photo Sharing.pdf
The objectives of the
Penn Yan Art Guild are:
1. To foster an interest in, and to increase knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts among members and in the community.
2. To provide a flow of technical information among members which shall be to their mutual benefit.
3. To provide exhibits of art for the general benefit of the area.
4. To cooperate with organizations with similar interests.
Co-President Fran Bliek.
Penn Yan Art Guild was founded in 1962. The late Bill Madden, Bluff Point artist, helped in its formation 'to improve skills and get people interested in the arts' to quote the late Florence Middlebrook in her interview in 1977 to Dick Eisenhart of the Elmira Telegram Newspaper. 'One of the goals was to establish a gallery where members could have a permanent place to work and leave their equipment'. Hense, PYAG was the impetus for the Arts Center of Yates County's (Yates County Arts Council) evolution into gallery and workshop space. The Arts Council, established in 1972, is the fulfillment of this dream. PYAG members have been very active in the Council's development over the years. PYAG has grown from its 16 original members to nearly 50 artists. Activities include an Annual Art Exhibit at the Flick Gallery of ACYC, demonstrations, workshops, plein air days, open studio days and day trips.