Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

Green light for programme

The society has been given the go-ahead for its programme of talks, demonstrations, and workshops at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries. The first event will be in mid-October. Some Covid precautions will be necessary and numbers will be restricted. Full details will appear here...

Showcase your work

We plan to revive the Members' Art showcase on the Gallery page, to replace the current selection from the annual exhibition. So if you are a member and would like to show examples of your work on the website, please email not more than three images, in jpeg or png format, to the editor. Don't forget to give the title, medium and size of each work.

Annual show favourites

Nineteen works were sold at the society's 94th annual show. which ended at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, on Saturday August 7. Congratulations to Kate Bentley, whose paintings were both first and second favourites

among visitors who voted. The first favourite was the watercolour 'Quiet River', shown hereSecond was another watercolour, 'Fresh Linen'.

Kate is a professional artist who recently

moved to the area from the Lake District, and runs workshops at Colvend from time to time. She has a website at katebentley.co.uk.

Congratulations too, to all members who exhibited, on a high standard of work, much praised by visitors.

If you missed the exhibition or would like another look at some of it, there's a selection of the exhibits on our Gallery page.

What's next...

• The programme of events lined up for members will be detailed in full in our autumn magazine, which is due to be published shortly, and thereafter on the website. The magazine is received by fully paid-up members.

• The society's next exhibition will be at the Harbour Cottage Gallery in Kirkcudbright from November 1 to 13.



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