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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.

DAGFAS at The Harbour Cottage 2024

“FINE ARTS ON THE ROAD” : Spring 2024

Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society members are invited to submit up to 4 paintings or artworks for the above Exhibition running from Friday 29th March to Saturday 13th April 2024.

Download the Application Form here.

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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...

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Wild Solway

Wild Solway

An open invitation to artists :  Can you help? The Dumfries and Galloway Fine Art Society and WWT Caerlaverock are coming together to launch a joint fund-raising, publicity and Arts venture promoting the wildlife of the Solway and the work of WWT Caerlaverock through...

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Workshop with Hazel Campbell

Workshop with Hazel Campbell

May 18th 2024: Workshop Hazel Campbell “Colourful Landlines” This workshop offers a more adventurous approach to painting landscape. Let’s all try something different. Let your imagination run riot! Have fun!! Materials: Watercolour paper, gouache, watercolour...

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