The 2018 AGM was held at 7.30pm on Friday 23rd March at the County Community Centre, Hertford Road, Kettering, NN15 6LG. The meeting was really very well attended. Ian Luck presented the End of Year Report and it was noted that the Society is in a sound financial state,  making a small loss overall on the year. Sue Taylor's successful Life Workshops continued to be well supported and will continue for 10 months again for 2018. The Report was voted on and passed by Members present. Janice Ferguson continues to be our President with new Committee comprising Ian Luck, Chairman/Treasurer, Roger Hatton, Vice Chairman/Secretary, Sue Lydia Taylor, Workshop Co-coordinator, Maureen Anderson, Stella Benford and Janette Gaggini, plus Vera Turner, as new Committee Member.  Our continued close working relationship with the Alfred East Art Gallery was discussed. The quarterly Browser will continue in the Gallery, which gives KDAS a permanent presence throughout the year. 
This year the Society has two Exhibitions, the first in Spring at Barton Seagrave Village Hall and our 113th Exhibition at The Alfred East Gallery in late Autumn. The Society hopes to continue to grow and offer even more to our Members in 2018. We will be running occasional Artists Workshops throughout the year in various mediums. The Society has now purchased a brand new etching press, which is installed in Ian Luck’s studio in Kettering. Associated workshops in monoprinting, drypoint and linocut techniques will be offered to Members.

The current AE Collection Guide, a prestigious colour publication, fully illustrated throughout, partly funded by KDAS, is always  available at the Gallery. One complete chapter covers the history of our Society, researched and written by Ian Luck. A publication that is well worth buying.

In late Autumn we will be holding our major exhibition at the Alfred East Gallery. More information will be available later in the year re submissions, etc.

Several visits to Art Events are to be discussed, details to be available soon. We have one outing arranged, our President’s Coach Trip, to the Summer Exhibition at the RA on 28th July, more booking  information can be obtained from our President, Janice Ferguson on  01832 733848 or 07710 260988

Sue Taylor will be arranging two/three of her popular outside painting sessions during the Summer months, details to be announced  later.

Sue Taylor's Life Workshops recommenced for 2018 on Saturday 6th  January. Future dates are for the first Saturday of each month, with  no workshops during August and September. There will be a changing  selection of models throughout. All Workshops are held at the County  Community Centre, Hertford Road, Kettering, NN15 6LG and run from 10am  - 1pm, the cost of £15 includes the model's fee and refreshments.  Please encourage anyone who might be interested to join us in a very  successful venture.

For further information Sue can be contacted on 01536 519885.