A taste of art
Some views of the society's latest exhibition, in the Hullabaloo restaurant at the Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries. Members have contributed 43 works to the show, which continues until September 29th.
Annual show "double"
|Dumfries-based artist Evelyn Gray achieved a double at this year's annual exhibition at Gracefield by having a painting voted the best in the show for the second year in a row. In||fact, Evelyn's large mixed-media painting this year (shown here) incorporates a smaller version of her winning picture of last year, called Knitting Socks Rocks.
The society's chairman, Fiona Robertson comments: "The show this year has been very successful. Well over a thousand people visited the exhibition and there were 19 sales. Not that sales are necessarily what it’s all about – nevertheless it’s jolly nice to see those red dots appear.
"Although, of course, we are fortunate in having a considerable number of professional artists as members, the quality of all the artwork and crafts on display seemed even better than ever this year.
"The many comments in the visitors book from people far and near appear to confirm this.
"As chairman, I’d like to thank all the members involved with the exhibition, particularly those who gave up their weekends to help with the handing-in and selection at the beginning and then the collection of the works at the end. A marvellous team."