Author Archives: Sarah Dearling

Lucy Stopford, OAS Chair – work selected for BP Portrait Awards

Our Chairwoman and portrait artist, Lucy Stopford, has had one of her stunning oil portraits selected for this years BP Portrait Awards.  The portrait is of Lucy’s friend, Dr Tim Moreton, who worked as a Registrar at the National Portrait … Continue reading

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OAS says farewell to outgoing Chairman Peter Farley

At the recent 124th Oxford Art Society AGM Peter Farley stepped down as our Chairman.  His excellent care, inclusive style, friendly manner and careful direction will be much missed by members of the Oxford Art Society and wider arts community. … Continue reading

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OAS Members exhibition 2017

The members exhibition this year was opened by Professor Christopher Brown, CBE, now Director Emeritus (of the Ashmolean). The private view at the Town Hall in Oxford was a great success and as you can see from the photo below we … Continue reading

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OAS Welcomes new members

Earlier this year a merry group of new members gathered to enjoy the warmth and hospitality of The Bear and Ragged Staff pub in Cumnor for the new members tea party. The new members were joined by Peter Farley, the … Continue reading

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OAS at St Hugh’s College Festival of Anniversaries

OAS was invited by St Hugh’s College in Oxford to participate in their Festival of Anniversaries in October with artwork on show and for sale in the Hamlin Gallery, the Maplethorpe Building and the college grounds. The Festival included a … Continue reading

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Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition 2016

To celebrate 125 years of the Oxford Art Society, artists from all around Oxfordshire have come together to put on a large and exciting exhibition featuring some of the best talent in the county.  There are some 180 works on … Continue reading

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Barbara Gorayska OAS – paintings on permanent display in Oxford

Two of Barbara Gorayska’s paintings will now be on permanent display in Oxford. “Memento Mori” (oil on canvas, 70 x 50c, 2016), was commissioned for the “Sweete Wittie Souls” book by author and Oxford Shakespeare jubilee director Tom McDonnell. This … Continue reading

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Jericho Artweeks Lecture 2016

The Artist in the Museum The Oxford Art Society was very pleased to present for the first time, the Jericho Artweek Lecture, sponsored by The Oxford University Press. It was held on a wet and miserable Tuesday evening the 10th … Continue reading

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Oxford Art Society Members Exhibition 2016 – Woodstock

The Oxford Art Society Members Exhibition was officially opened on Saturday by Councillor Elizabeth Poskitt the Town Mayor of Woodstock.  This year sees the society return to the Oxfordshire Museum which is set in a lovely 18th Century House in … Continue reading

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Johannes von Stumm, OAS President, in Japan and China

Johannes von Stumm, the president of the Oxford Art Society, has been busy working towards a couple of exhibitions in Kyoto, Japan this winter.  He’ll be showing work at the Japan Art Forum (JARFO) gallery (www16.plala.or.jp/jarfo/) and the Dohjidai Gallery … Continue reading

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