The Oxford Art Society was formed in 1891 at the instigation of Walter Tyrwhitt who wished to encourage Art in the City and in the University. The first president was to be Hubert von Herkomer, RA, who had succeeded John Ruskin as the Slade Professor of Fine Art in Oxford.
The Society has held an annual exhibition each year except for six years during World War II. Since 1972 the Society has held two exhibitions – a Member’s Exhibition and an Annual Open Exhibition. It is from the Open Exhibition that new members are invited to join the Society.
Our AGM is usually towards the beginning of the year.
The Young Artist Competition and the Open Exhibition is from 21 August – 8 September 2021, The deadline for digital entries is 12th August and hand-in is on the 15th August. There will be a juried selection and artists living within a 50 mile radius of Oxford may enter.
Entry forms will be available in due course and will be announced on Instagram and here.