Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

On show at CD

Members exhibited 54 works in the society's spring show in the Castle Douglas Gallery (below), from April 25 to May 5. The show was seen by 189 visitors and four works were sold, as well as 22 cards - members were officially able to include cards in the show for the first time.

Some members had a field day with Pamela

Grace on June 1, when she led a workshop on sketching and painting on location. The venue was the community-run fields and bothy at Kirkpatrick Durham near Castle Douglas, offering a wealth of landscape or other subjects to draw. The final workshop of the spring and summer season was on still life and creative composition, with Bella Green (below) at Gracefield on June 15.

Art from our past

Is the name Jessie F Reid familiar to any long-time members of the society? A relative recently offered two of her paintings to Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries. They probably date from the 1960s or 70s; one depicting a Venetian scene, the other showing a doorway possibly in a building where the Loreburn Centre is now. As the label shows, it was entered for a DAGFAS show - priced at all of £7. Get in touch if you have any knowledge of this former member.


Handing-in day for the annual exhibition at Gracefield is Saturday June 30 from 12 noon to 2pm. Forms and labels may be downloaded from the Programme page.


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