Reminder - Castle Douglas exhibition
Handing-in day for the society's Fine Arts on the Road exhibition at Castle Douglas Art Gallery at the Market Hill library is on June 11th from 11am to 1pm.
Members can enter one work each - there will be no selection process, but you should have let the organiser know by May 10 if you intend to show something. See the Programme page for more details and downloadable form.
The 86th Annual Exhibition will be at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, from August 31st to September 28th. Handing-in day is August 24th from 12 noon to 4pm. Preview night: Friday August 30th.
Labels and schedules will be available from several places, as usual, but there will be downloadable versions on the website for those who find it more convenient to print their own.
This is a random selection of images from our gallery of members' work. Click on the Gallery link above to see the full show.
Would you like some of your work included? Members are invited to submit two images. Email them in jpeg format (maximum file size 1mb) to
'No' to prizes
Members attending the annual general meeting voted overwhelmingly against awarding prizes at the society's annual exhibition.
The idea of a medal, cash prizes or certificates, had been put forward as a way of recognising artistic achievement. But members felt this could be divisive, and there would be difficulties in deciding how winners were selected.
Fiona Robertson was elected chairman of the society at the meeting, at Gracefield, Dumfries, on April 12th. She takes over from David Rose, who remains a council member. Members were told that the society's finances are in reasonably good shape. There has been a very slight drop in the number of members, but the winter programme of talks achieved an average attendance of 40.
Leona Hart reported that the summer workshops were almost fully booked - see the Programme page.