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.
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.
Our 2019 spring show will be held in the Harbour Cottage Gallery in Kirkcudbright, from March 31 to April 13. Details of how to enter will be available nearer the time.
The autumn edition of the society's magazine is now on its way to members. It contains full details of the autumn and winter programme of demonstrations and workshops - which can also be downloaded from the Programme page.
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