Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

Virtual December

The society will be mounting another virtual exhibition on the website in the run-up to Christmas, as continuing pandemic restrictions make a gallery show out of the question.

So be ready to send in your entries by November 27. Two items per member may be sent to the editor. Paintings, drawings, prints and crafts, plus digital art once again, are accepted.

The society cannot handle sales but prices may be shown and any enquiries will be forwarded to the artist concerned. The show will run for at least the month of December.

Meanwhile, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, has reopened its Gallery 1 with an exhibition A Celebration: Eighty Years of Pottering With Paint, by Dame Barbara Kelly, showing until November 28. It includes a selection of work by artists who have inspired her. There's no need to book a viewing slot but visitor numbers in the gallery are limited and you may have to wait a few moments at busy times.


Fruit de Mer, gouache, by Barbara Kelly

You do need to book in advance for Brick by Brick, an exhibition of international LEGO art in Gallery 2 until January 16. Also in Gallery 2, the work of Nithsdale Artists. The galleries are open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. The cafe is temporarily closed.

Kirkcudbright Galleries are showing the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 from November 10 to January 16. The galleries will be open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4.15pm - but you must book a viewing slot in advance. The galleries' cafe is open from 10am to 4pm.

Sending in

If you are submitting work for our December online exhibition, don't forget to state title and medium (and price, if required) for each item, plus image and/or frame dimensions. There will be no selection process - though work shown in our spring or summer virtual exhibitions is not eligible - and no commission on sales. Photos should be in jpeg or png format. So that your art is shown to the best advantage, please ensure when photographing work that it is evenly lit, is not at an awkward angle to the camera and that reflections on glass are avoided as far as possible. Send to the website editor.

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