Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

Acrylic workshop

The workshop scene

Members had a lively day painting still-lifes in acrylics under the encouraging guidance of painter and potter Jenny Finch.

The event, at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, on Friday May 20, was the first in our summer workshops season.

Next in the programme is Emma Varley, on June 17, who will be helping participants explore print techniques, including the use of gel plates and woodblocks.

Emma with one of her prints, at a recent demonstration

Places are still available. You can book and pay for this and other workshops online - just go to the Shop page and click on the appropriate link. If you don't want to book that way, please email Kathleen Woods.

Now we're 100...

Our centenary events began with the two-week exhibition at Ottersburn Gallery, Dumfries. The society's annual exhibition - the 95th - will take place at Gracefield Arts Centre from July 2 to August 20. It will be unselected. Download details from the Programme page.

The society's annual general meeting took place at Gracefield on April 22, when the existing council members agreed to continue in their current roles for another year. The chairman, Kathleen Woods, called for more members to take an active part in helping to run the society, in particular an assistant treasurer was desirable, and a programme organiser would be needed. After the business Mr Peter Kormylo, spoke about the Midsteeple Quarter project, which is rejuvenating Dumfries town centre. A prominent member of the region's Ukrainian community, Mr Kormylo praised the generosity of Scottish people in contributing aid for Ukraine, and spoke of measures being taken locally to support refugees.



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