Annual Show No.93
now on view
The society's annual show cannot be seen in a gallery this year for the first time since 1945 - but it can now be viewed online instead.
"Our thanks go to over 40 members who have contributed more than 120 items, showing determination not to let coronavirus defeat us," says chairman Kathleen Woods.
"We hope it won't be long before we can return to normal gallery exhibitions, but meanwhile there is much here to enjoy".
Click on the Gallery link above to enter the virtual show. It is in two parts, the first exhibiting oil, acrylic and watercolour
paintings, crafts and sculpture, and digital media (an experimental addition to our usual categories). The second part contains mixed media and pastels, drawings and prints. Viewers can watch a slideshow of the entries or click on a thumbnail to view a particular image.
Although the society does not handle sales directly, enquiries from would-be purchasers should be emailed here for forwarding to the artists concerned.
Do you have a favourite exhibit? If so, please let us know by emailing the website editor with Favourite in the subject line. We would be interested to have viewers' reactions to the show and the online format, for future reference - again, please email the website editor.
Despite the outbreak of war, the society held an annual exhibition in 1940 in the face of difficult circumstances. But there were no exhibitions between 1941 and 1945. This cutting from the Dumfries and Galloway Standard and Advertiser in December 1945 reports a decision to revive the society's activities and hold a summer exhibition in 1946.
There has been an "annual" every year since, including this year - even if it's not quite the "real" thing.