Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland


 The society's president, landscape painter Davy Brown

Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society is one of the oldest art societies in the country and perhaps one of the most fortunate in its founders. Amongst its founding members in 1922, were Jessie M. King, her husband E. A. Taylor, and Chris J. Fergusson. Early members included E.A. Hornel and Charles Oppenheimer and our records show that F.C.B. Cadell and Katherine Cameron were regular exhibitors in the 1920s.

In 2017 the society mounted its 90th annual exhibition alongside a special “Past and Present” show of distinguished members’ work, at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

In addition to the selected annual exhibition, the society arranges other unselected exhibitions for its members - in 2017, one at Castle Douglas in the spring and another at Ottersburn Gallery in Dumfries leading up to Christmas.

Each year, the society arranges a winter programme of demonstrations and workshops given by professional artists, and a summer programme of workshops in different media. Our members include amateurs of all levels, and non-painters who enjoy the talks and demonstrations, as well as many professional artists.

We are delighted to welcome new members at any time of year, and the subscription for those joining after October 1st annually will be applied to the following year. If you are interested in joining you can download the application form from the link opposite.

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Some previous editions of the society's magazine can be downloaded here.

Spring 2010
Autumn 2010
Spring 2011
Autumn 2011
Spring 2012
Autumn 2012
Spring 2013
Autumn 2013
Spring 2014
Autumn 2014
Autumn 2015
Spring 2016

Spring 2017

Autumn 2017

Spring 2018

Autumn 2018

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