• LANDSCAPE ART COMPETITION
Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year organisers are looking for artists to take part in the next series. Artists can enter with a landscape artwork they have created within the last five years, via the website: https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/landscape. The deadline for applications is April 17. The organisers say "We understand this is a time of great uncertainty, however our team are still busy working away (mainly from home!) in the hope that the series will go ahead later this year. "
• SERENA ROWE WORKSHOP
Distinguished painter Serena Rowe will teach a workshop at Rusko Studio, Gatehouse, on May 28 from 10am to 4.30pm. Participants will paint flowers and still life and look at "techniques to help oil paintings sparkle with life and colour". The cost is £75 per person for the day including lunch and refreshments. Oil painting equipment can be borrowed or bought from the studio. To book email Liz Gilbey.
• WAG - the Wee Art Group
We are a small group of artists who meet regularly to paint or draw in our own ways and on our own projects. Our numbers have diminished recently for unavoidable reasons and we would welcome a few more like-minded members who would enjoy getting together to work in friendly company and share ideas. We meet usually every fortnight on a Friday from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Gracefield, Dumfries, and occasionally - in good weather - for outings to work in interesting places. We also arrange occasional exhibitions of our work.
Meetings have been suspended until the autumn but If you would be interested in joining us then, please email Martine