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Leeds Fine Artists

Leeds Fine Artists (LFA) is one of the oldest and most prestigious regional arts organisations in Yorkshire and the North of England. It was established in 1874, which incidentally was the same year that the French Impressionists held their first exhibition in Paris. This makes it one of the oldest regional arts bodies in the UK. Many national and international artists of repute have been linked to Leeds Fine Artists and that tradition continues to this day. We are proud of the high standard of work that our members produce. Presently there are over fifty exhibiting members who work in a wide variety of mediums in two and three-dimensional visual arts.

LFA seeks to encourage and promote Art and artists in the city and throughout the region and LFA’s annual exhibition is now established as one of the premier art exhibitions in the region’s calendar. LFA always strives to offer stimulating exhibitions. The work produced for the annual exhibition brings together the many styles and approaches to be found in the chosen fields of current exhibiting members.

LFA also organises other exhibitions at a variety of venues. Artists are encouraged to work together to promote their work and hold smaller group exhibitions. The diversity of exhibitions ensures that there are plenty of opportunities for the public to view the wide range of artwork. Many artists exhibit individually both locally and further afield as well as promoting excellence in the visual arts through education.

As an organisation LFA is always looking for new artist members. Exhibiting Membership is by election, decided by a group of current practising artist members who look at the standard, quality, content and consistency of an applicant’s work in his or her chosen field.

Election dates for 2018 : 18th March and 22nd September, 10.30 am for an 11 am start.

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Leeds Fine Artists Exhibition

Leeds Fine Artists exhibits

  • Anna Poulton
  • Annie Robinson
  • Anthony Ratcliffe
  • Betty Naughton
  • Bruce Noble
  • Bryan Atack
  • Cath Brooke
  • Cathy Warburton
  • Debbie Loane
  • Elaine Cooper
  • Frank Gordon
  • George Hainsworth
  • Geraldine Thomson
  • Hester Cox
  • Inger Huddleston
  • Jack Stancombe
  • Jane Burgess
  • Janet Samson
  • Janet Williams
  • Janine Denby
  • Jill Campbell
  • Jo Chesterman
  • Joy Godfrey
  • Katrina Sadrak
  • Keith Harris
  • Keith Knight
  • Keith Mountain
  • Ken Beaumont
  • Lesley Birch
  • Linda Harrison
  • Liz Salter
  • Lucy Hainsworth
  • Malcolm Barton
  • Mark Murphy
  • Mark Sofilas
  • Michael Atkin
  • Michael Curgenven
  • Miriam Laville
  • Neil Pittaway
  • Pauline Meade
  • Peter Ellis
  • Roger Gardner
  • Sharron Astbury-Petit
  • Shiela Carey
  • Shirley Ross
  • Sue Atkinson
  • Terry Chipp
  • Tim Pearce
  • Tony Jarvis
  • Tracey Abraham
  • Trevor Pittaway
  • Joseph Grisag
  • Luisa Holden
  • Alison Flowers
  • Jo York
  • Nick Jagger
  • Stephen Horsted

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LFA publishes a monthly newsletter called Newsline that is distributed via email to LFA members and to non-members who are interested in receiving regular news about our exhibitions and other events. Subscribe to the LFA newsletter >

LFA News and Events

Following the Selection Meeting in September, LFA is pleased to welcome the following artists as Exhibiting Members :- Alison Flowers, Stephen Horsted, Nicholas Jagger, Jo York.

The next LFA exhibition is “Time and Place” is in the Inspired By…Gallery in Danby North Yorkshire from 20th October to 13th November 2018. The preview is on Saturday 20th October from 2 pm to 4pm, all are welcome.

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The LFA annual exhibition 2018 “Exposition North” is in the Crossley Gallery at Dean Clough, Halifax and will run from 11th June to 14th July. The Preview will be on Saturday 16th June from 12 noon to 2 pm.


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