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 2017: March 5th and September 24th, 10.30am for an 11 am start.
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 >
Members of LFA are holding an exhibition “Between the Pages” in Leeds Central Library that illustrates the way that the artists have responded to the Library’s book collection and the exhibition runs from 7th December 2016 to 7th January 2017, in Room 700.
The Preview is on Saturday 10th December, 12 noon to 2 pm. The Library is on Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3AB (next to the Art Gallery) and is open from 9 am to 7 pm Monday to Wednesday, 9 am to 6 pm Thursdays, 9 am to 5 pm Fridays, 10 am to 5 pm Saturdays and 11 am to 3 pm Sundays.
PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED EXHIBITION DATES DUE TO CIRCIMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL:-
LFA artists will be exhibiting work at “The Northern Connection” in the Inspired by Gallery, The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, YO21 2NB from 29th October (not 22nd October as previously announced) to 15th November 2016. The preview is now revised to be on Saturday 29th October, 12 noon to 3 pm.
The exhibition opening times are daily 10 am to 5 pm in October and 10.30 am to 4 pm daily in November..
For further information see www.northyorkmoors.org.uk
An auction of work by Leeds Fine Artists to raise money for Art For Life will be held on 19th November 2016 hosted by Morphets Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers in Harrogate. The Preview is on Friday 18th November from 6 pm to 8pm, displaying works entered into the auction and the auction takes place on Saturday 19th November. At least 40% of any sales will be donated to Cancer Research UK, Leeds Research Centre.
A catalogue may be viewed online from the 8th November and bids can be submitted via the Morphets website, www.morphets.co.uk
Art For Life was started by our past president Shirley Ross to raise money for Cancer Research UK, Leeds Research Centre.
The auction held on 19th November 2016 raised £2353 for Cancer Research UK.
Some overall views of the LFA Showcase 2016 exhibition after hanging was completed.
Hanging in progress of Neil Pittaway’s large drawing for this exhibition. Either side is work by LFA’s newest member, Mark Murphy.
The annual exhibition this year is again in the Crossley Gallery at Dean Clough from 3rd to 28th May, preview Saturday 7th May 12 – 2 pm, all welcome.
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.
© Leeds Fine Artists 2015, 2016