Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

Annual No.91

Fewer members entered artwork for the society's 91st annual exhibition, at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, but sales were up.

Sixty-five members submitted work and 166 items were selected for the main exhibition, 18 of which were sold - a reasonably good percentage. More than 1,000 people viewed the show, and of those voting for their favourite picture, the highest number chose June Marchbank's The Beast from the East (the picture on the left below).

Alexander Robb's Evening Light, Kippford was second favourite.

The preview night scene and (below) in the Gracefield cafe, which became a "Salon des Refusés", showing pictures which were not selected for the main exhibition. One of these was sold.

• This year's selection panel consisted of Jane Howe, Helen Acklam, Patricia Cain, Gracefield administrator Dawn Henderby, and Pen Symonds. DAGFAS members arranged the chosen works, which were then hung by Gracefield staff.

Tribute to Gordon

Paintings by the late Gordon Robertson, a long-standing member who died earlier this year aged 82, were shown in the gallery and in the cafe at Gracefield during the society's annual show.


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