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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.

The Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society wish to offer support for Spring Fling, the biggest art event in the south west region of Scotland. 

Many of our members are taking part and we wish you all a successful weekend. Spring Fling is all about making contact and sharing creativity with a wider audience. We know many hundreds of visitors will be trekking around the highways and byways of Dumfries and Galloway over the next few days. 

You can learn more about Spring Fling here:  www.spring-fling.co.uk

Watch out for some of our own artists who are taking part including:

Heather Davies, Hazel Campbell, Catherine Corfield, Liz Dagg, Pamela Grace, Bella Green, Lisa Hooper, Angela Lawrence, Patti Leino, Sheena McCurrach, Joshua Miles, Gyllian Thomson and many more

Dumfries and Galloway is a great place to be this weekend!  Whether you are an exhibiting artist or a visitor we hope you have a great time!

News

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