Angus artists and art-lovers alike are gearing up for a milestone celebration as the Meffan Winter Show returns for its 30th year this weekend.
The show – formerly known as the Christmas Extravaganza – started in 1992 and has become, over the last three decades, a key event in the Scottish arts calendar.
Now after a two-year break due to Covid, staff at Forfar’s Meffan Museum and Art Gallery are delighted to welcome artists of all levels back for this year’s exhibition, which opens on Saturday November 12.
Running into the new year, the ANGUSAlive exhibition will showcase more than 200 pieces of amateur and professional art – all different media, from all over Scotland.
For Scottish artists, this show is no small potatoes affair. There are two significant prizes awarded: the ANGUSalive Purchase Prize of up to £1,500 and the Colin Dakers Memorial Purchase Prize of up to £1,000.
The 2019 winner of the Colin Dakers prize, mixed media artist Avril Cunningham, is just one of the many artists contributing to an ever-growing “vibrant collection” at the Forfar venue with her winning piece, Regeneration.
And Avril’s work, as well as the work of many other talented artists, will be free to view every Thursday to Saturday, 10am-4pm, at the Meffan Museum and Art Gallery Winter Show until January 7 2023.