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 but exhibiting membership is not granted lightly. 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 2016: March 6th and September 25th, 10.30am for an 11 am start.
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Welcome to newly elected LFA Exhibiting Member, Mark Murphy
LFA welcomes Mark Murphy as its latest exhibiting member who was elected on the applicant’s day held on 6th March 2016.
Mark has been actively developing his career in Fine Art over the last 35 years since studying at St Albans and Liverpool, winning the Stoles Landscape Prize and then graduating from Goldsmiths College, London.
He is currently exploring graphic imagery relating to portraits after experimenting with gestural marks within his pictures.
Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax, 3rd to 28th May 2016
Showcase 2016. LFA annual exhibition to showcase members' work at the Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX. Exhibition runs from Tuesday 3rd May to Saturday 28th May 2016. There will be a Private view on Saturday 7th May, 12 noon to 2 pm.
10% of all sales will be donated to Art for Life, which focuses on raising money through the visual arts for Cancer Research UK.
Danby Visitor Centre, 21st October to 15th November 2016.
The Northern Connection, a show by some members of LFA.
Zillah Bell Gallery, 3rd – 25th July 2015
Twenty-two LFA artists will be exhibiting at the Zillah Bell Gallery in Thirsk, that runs from Saturday 4th to Saturday 25th July 2015.
The preview is on Friday 3rd July 6.30pm - 8.30pm.
For more information please visit : zillahbellgallery.co.uk
LFA Printmakers will be exhibiting at Pannett Art Gallery and Museum in Whitby, 18th August to 27th September.
The preview is on 22nd August from 12 – 2pm.
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