Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

Bella Green - Bright Day in Summer - oil on canvas - 39x45cm

We are now approaching our 97 Annual Exhibition in Gracefield from 6 July to 10 August.  

All funds raised from entry receipts are used for the purposes of DAGFAS related programmes throughout the year.

As is our tradition the Annual Exhibition remains a selected exhibition. All judging is anonymous and conducted by our judging panel.

Entry Fees

Submission fees of £5.00 per item submitted will be payable at hand-in. This is a selected exhibition and entry fees are non-refundable.

Artists who are in receipt of any form of universal credit are entitled to one free entry.

Submitting Works

Entry details should be notified to the Exhibition Co-ordinator in advance by emailing Kathleen Woods at exhibitions@dagfas.org.uk by 22 June. Or you can apply online via the form below.

Works entered should not have been previously exhibited in any DAGFAS exhibition.

Hand-in is on Saturday 29 June 2024 from 11am to 1pm to Gracefield Arts Centre, Edinburgh Road, Dumfries.

Official labels and schedules must be applied for from the exhibition co-ordinator 10 Davie Gill Park, Thornhill, DG3 5AH, stating the number required and enclosing a stamped addressed A5 envelope. Alternatively, they may be obtained from Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road Dumfries DG1 1NW or Ottersburn Gallery, 2a Nith Avenue, Dumfries, DG1 1EF.

Conditions for entering work

Only members whose current subscription is fully paid may submit work as follows:

4 items in total in any category. The categories will be:

  • Painting – Watercolour, Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Mixed Media and Original Digital Art
  • Drawings and Original Fine Art Prints
  • Sculpture
  • Crafts and Applied Art

Dumfries and Galloway Council will charge commission on sales at 30% this year. On each £100 the exhibitor will receive £70.  Commission should be taken into consideration when setting your sales price.

Insurance and delivery of works


Responsibility for damage or loss, however and whenever caused, is the responsibility of the artist. Artists are therefore advised to arrange adequate insurance cover against such risks.


Artists are responsible for ensuring works are delivered at the appropriate time and day however assistance, should this be helpful, will be available at Gracefield to support with the transportation of works from the car to the venue. Works should arrive with labels attached.

Making things easier

It is our plan to explore the potential to move towards an on-line submission option but unfortunately this will not be possible for everyone this year. However, we realise that in some circumstances it may be helpful for you to be able to send a digital image for selection in the first instance.  If this applies to you, it can be arranged by emailing exhibitions@dagfas.org.uk.  Any digital image requires to be with us by 4 June 2024.

Your image should be in jpeg format, of high quality: (72 dpi and not larger than 1 MB) and taken before being framed behind glass to minimise reflection. We would also need to know the following: Title, Medium and Dimensions.

Submission fees of £5.00 per entry will apply, the same as if submitted at hand-in.   Payment should be made via bank transfer to Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society (sort code 80-11-60 account number 00269854)


In order to support the hanging of the exhibition, any selected works require to be submitted to Gracefield on hand-in day as per all other submissions.

Key dates

4 June – digital submission for those with prior arrangement in place

22 June – entry details require to have been submitted to the exhibition co-ordinator

29 June – Hand in at Gracefield

We look forward to another successful Annual Exhibition and seeing you and your work there.


DAGFAS Annual Exhibition Entry Form

DAGFAS Annual Exhibition Entry Form


Item 1

Maximum file size: 1MB

* only upload photos here if you have permission to submit pre-selection digital images

Item 2 (if required)

Maximum file size: 5MB

Item 3 (if required)

Maximum file size: 5MB

Item 4 (if required)

Maximum file size: 5MB