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
March 15 : Talk and demonstration: A brief history of my pots and process, by Christopher Taylor. Christopher will describe his 30-year career as a potter and talk about the kind of work he does now. He will show how he makes his soft-thrown vase shapes on the...
“FINE ARTS ON THE ROAD” : Spring 2024 Harbour Cottage Gallery, Kirkcudbright 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. In...
Congratulations to our member Heather Davies RSW on receiving an award for one of her 3 paintings entered in theRSW exhibition now on at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh until the 6th February.Heather will also be taking part in Spring Fling this year and will...