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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 2019 : 16th March and 21st September, 10.30 am for an 11 am start.

Further information on how to apply >

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
  • Hester Cox
  • Inger Huddleston
  • Jack Stancombe
  • Jane Burgess
  • Janet Samson
  • Janet Williams
  • Janine Denby
  • 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
  • Alison Flowers
  • Jo York
  • Nick Jagger
  • Stephen Horsted
  • Luisa Holden
  • Geraldine Thompson
  • Jill Campbell
  • Emma Whitelock

Subscribe to LFA News

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

LFA welcomes artist Emma Whitelock as an Exhibiting Member elected in March 2019.

The 2019 annual exhibition in the Crossley Gallery at Dean Clough, Halifax will run from 7th May to 1st June 2019, preview 12 -2 pm on Saturday 11th May, all are welcome.


The LFA exhibition “Showcase 2019” is in Huddersfield Art Gallery from 16th February to 9th May 2019. The preview is on 16th February from 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm


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