Winter show under way
One hundred-plus artworks are now on show in the society's first Christmas exhibition in a new venue, Ottersburn gallery in Nith Avenue, Dumfries. The Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary has been the Christmas venue for the past 16 years, but the move to new buildings, taking place in December, meant there would be no place for us there this year.
Instead, members' work is being shown at the recently re-opened and renovated Ottersburn gallery from Saturday November 11 until Saturday December 23.
The gallery has been given a spacious new look by the owner Sean McKay and his wife Kate.
They also run a picture framing business, and are offering a discount to members of the society. See the Noticeboard for details.
An adventurous programme of demonstrations and workshops has been arranged for the 2017-18 autumn-winter season, which started in October. After Geoff Forrest's workshop (see below) the next speaker and tutor will be Bella Green on still life and creative composition, in January. You can download full details of the events programme and workshop booking form from the Programme page.
Willow and wool
Left: Geoff Forrest demonstrating the art of weaving with willow at Gracefield on Friday November 17. He will be leading a follow-up workshop on December 1. Right: studies in concentration as members take part in Ann Smith's wool art workshop on November 10.