DAGFAS logo

Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society is one of the oldest art societies in the country and  celebrated its centenary in 2022.

Notable founding members in 1922 included Jessie M. King, her husband E. A. Taylor, and Chris J. Fergusson. Early members included E.A. Hornel and Charles Oppenheimer. The Scottish Colourist F.C.B. Cadell and Katherine Cameron were also regular exhibitors in the 1920s.

An annual exhibition has been held every year since 1922 with the exception of five years during the Second World War. Centenary year 2022 was marked with special exhibitions in Dumfries and Kirkcudbright.

In addition to a selected annual exhibition, the society arranges other unselected exhibitions at different venues.

The society normally 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.

News

Wild Solway

Wild Solway

An open invitation to artists: Can you help?  The Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society (DAGFAS) and the Wildfowl and Wetlands  Trust (WWT) Caerlaverock are coming together to launch a joint fund-raising, publicity  and art exhibition entitled ‘Wild Solway’. Our aim...

read more
DAGFAS Gracefield Thursday and Friday Art Clubs

DAGFAS Gracefield Thursday and Friday Art Clubs

We have established two art clubs at Gracefield Arts Centre. They run on Thursday afternoons and on Friday mornings with about 12 tables.  The cost is £5 per week. Our art clubs aim to improve drawing and painting skills and to encourage people to meet other artists,...

read more
News from our new Art Classes

News from our new Art Classes

Demand was so great to join our new Art classes being held at Gracefield that two new groups were launched back in February. These take place on Thursday afternoons from 1 - 3.30pm and on Friday mornings from 10am - 12.30pm. Irene Rogers comes along to the Thursday...

read more