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 2014: June 8th and September 28th
Election dates for 2015: April 26th and September 27th
From April 2014 onwards, LFA Artists will be exhibiting work at the offices of ifa, a wealth management firm in Park Square West, Leeds.
In May 2014, Members of LFA are contributing to the ‘Art For Life 2014’ exhibition at North Light Gallery in May. This is a fundraising initiative that brings together artists, the business community and the public to help beat cancer. Work will be for sale by public auction with at least 40% of sales donated to the Leeds Cancer Research UK Centre.
4th – 27th July 2014. LFA Annual Exhibition ‘One-Four-Zero’ at North Light Gallery, Huddersfield, celebrates 140 years since the founding of Leeds Fine Artists.
LFA's One-Four-Zero is proud to be part of Yorkshire Festival 2014, the first Arts and Culture Festival to precede the Tour de France in its 111 year history.
September 2014. LFA will be exhibiting at the Shine Gallery in Harehills, Leeds.
And in 2015 LFA will be exhibiting at The Crossley Gallery in Dean Clough; at Pannett Park Art Gallery, Whitby; and at North Light Gallery, Huddersfield.
For further information go to the News and Events page.
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