Exciting news! The OAS will be holding the Young Artist Competition again this year alongside it’s annual Open exhibition. See poster below for further details.
Exact timings and submission forms will be available on this website soon, but in the meantime, keep your diary free for submission day – Sunday 10th September.
And good luck!
Oxford Art Society member, Benjamin Hope, will be showing a selection of his wonderful luminous paintings at Gallery Different, Percy Street, London this month. He’ll be showing his work alongside figurative sculptor, Ben Hooper.
The exhibition runs from the 16th to 23rd June. Please see the Gallery’s website for further details
If you are in Oxford this month please do pop into the art shop Broad Canvas to see a selection of John Somerscales’ beautiful oils and watercolours of Oxford and the surrounding area. The exhibition runs from 3rd to 23rd June.
It’s that time of year again – Oxfordshire Artweeks has arrived!
Many of our members be involved this year showing a fantastic variety of beautiful work, from painting and sculpture to printing making and ceramics. You’ll get a chance to meet the artists and possibly see them in action.
So, make yourself a cup of tea, grab a couple of biscuits, settle down with the guide and work out what you are going to see this year.
You can pick up a guide in libraries and information centres across the county and beyond, or download a copy here by clicking the image below. Alternatively all the information you need can be found on the artweeks website.
Oxford Art Society member and sculptor Martin Smith will be showing some of beautiful sculptures as part of the Trilogy exhibition at West Ox Arts in Bampton. Each artist in the show has been asked to submit 3 works which are related in terms of their own individual theme.
The show is part of the Oxfordshire Artweeks festival and runs from Saturday 29th April to Sunday 28th May.
For more information see the West Ox Arts website.
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. He was elected an Honorary Member for his outstanding services to the society and presented with a gift voucher from Broad Canvas in thanks for all his hard work.
We now have a new Chairman to welcome in to the society – it was agreed at the same meeting this appointment should be put in the very able hands of Lucy Stopford. As members are very aware, prior to taking on her new role, Lucy had been working hard behind the scenes as our Membership Secretary. We wish her great success in her role of Chairman of the Society.
Lucy Stopford, Chair, presenting Peter Farley with his gift voucher
Anna Nicholson, Honourary Secretary, Peter Farley and Lucy Stopforld, Chair
The members exhibition this year was opened by Professor Christopher Brown, CBE, now Director Emeritus (of the Ashmolean).
Professor Christopher Brown, CBE and Peter Farley, Chairman of the Oxford Art Society, opening the exhibition
The private view at the Town Hall in Oxford was a great success and as you can see from the photo below we had a crowded house!
You still have time to catch the exhibition as it runs until Sunday 26th of February. The Town Hall is also hosting the Oxford International Art Fair on the 24th 25th and 26th. If you make it for the final weekend you’ll be able to enjoy some fabulous works of art provided artists local to oxford and artists from further afield.
We look forward to seeing you there.
OAS member and painter John Somerscales entertaining the crowds at the private view.
Behind the scenes – the hanging committee at work!
Rahima Kenner will be running the following printmaking classes this summer –
A six session evening class beginning Wednesday 7th June – Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 6.30pm – 9.30pm. £150 including materials. To book call 01865 723410.
at Oxford Printmakers Studios, Tyndale Road Oxford OX4 near St Clements. This course covers all the basics of etching techniques – and is a useful stepping stone to using the open access workshop facilities.
EXPLORING PRINT – WITH AN INTAGLIO PRESS
Thursday July 8th 2017 10 am – 4.30pm
Day workshops at my home studio in Oxford City. Small tutorial group only. Monoprinting, drypoint and chine colle techniques These techniques are incredibly versatile and fun to explore. A great way to develop your ideas in different media. Suitable for all levels of experience or none.
£65 for the day including materials. Tel: 01865 723410 for Rahima.
For more information about Rahima and her work please see her website – rahimakenner.com
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 chairman, who formally welcomed them to the society, and then tea drinking, cake eating and much chatting about art ensued.
New members braving the January weather for a group photo
left to right: Cassandra Wall, Maeve Bayton, Caroline Ritson, Kathy Turner
John Dew, Tara Parker-Woolway, Andreea Zahiu, Mike Jones and Jenny Fay