Join Leeds Fine Artists

Advantages of joining LFA

LFA is one of the oldest and most prestigious art organisations in the North of England with an annual exhibition currently held at the Dean Clough Gallery in Halifax. We also organise additional exhibitions for members.

The LFA website publicises its group activities and also the exhibitions of individual members, updated on a monthly basis. The LFA website provides at low cost a personal webpage for each artist which includes a gallery page with an artist’s statement and a display of up to 12 images.

In addition to the website LFA also publicises the activities of its members via Facebook, Twitter and the monthly Newsline distributed to all interested parties by email.

LFA also publishes books to promote the work of its members. To date there has been three books as detailed on the Publications page of the website.

How to Join LFA

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 their chosen field.

Artists are asked to submit a selection of their work to be considered for election. This should include at least four finished pieces of work, presented professionally and framed if appropriate. Candidates may also submit preparatory sketchbook work and a CV (maximum 1 side A4.) The work should speak for itself as the artist will be asked to deliver and leave the work on the election date; the artist will not be able to attend or meet the election committee.

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

Work will need to be delivered on the morning of these dates and collected later in the day by you or your representative.

Please register your interest in applying to be an exhibiting member of LFA by submitting a request via the contact tab.

Please note that if you then wish to proceed with an application you will need to send your one page CV and a £10 administration fee to our Membership Secretary.

Applications to become 'Friend of LFA' are also welcome from people who do not wish to exhibit but who are nevertheless interested in fine art and wish to engage with the activities of LFA. Prospective Friends need to express their interest by contacting LFA through the website contact tab; there is no selection process but a membership fee is payable.

All members, including Friends receive LFA's regular newsletter and invitations to exhibitions and events as well as being encouraged to become members of LFA's Executive Committee and be involved in the organisation of LFA.