Summer workshops - the tutors
of work by the artists who will be tutoring our summer workshops: Hannah McAndrew (A day with slips and clay); Pamela Grace (Painting and drawing outside); Victor Henderson (Making marks with watercolour) and John Threlfall (Painting coastal skies, merse and wildlife).
There are still places to be had on some of the workshops. Please check with the organiser, Martine Berlemont - contact details can be found on the booking form which can be downloaded from the Programme page.
Artistry with words
Marjorie Lotfi Gill (right) is the Spring Fling open studios event's first writer in residence. She is working at a number of studio locations this Spring Fling weekend (May 23rd to 25th) writing in response to the artwork she sees.
Marjorie, a poet based in Edinburgh, is encouraging others to write alongside her, and some people have already submitted work - some of it inspired by the work of DAGFAS members, such as Lisa Hooper and Evelyn Gray. Some of the best submissions will be read at the 2015 Wigtown Book Festival.
Castle Douglas show
An early viewer at the society's spring exhibition at Castle Douglas Gallery, which ended on Saturday, May 9th. Exhibition organiser Kathleen Woods reported a disappointingly low number of entries -37 - but there were four sales, two more than last year. The show was viewed by 287 visitors, compared with 374 last year - numbers may have been affected by the closure of the adjoining library for refurbishment.