OAS Open Exhibition & Young Artists Competition 2022: Now open for entries

OAS is happy to announce the news that the Open Exhibition 2022 and the Young Artists Competition 2022 are now open for entry.

You may find details of the two competitions here.

Open to members and non-members alike, participants must enter first via the online forms: (Open Exhibition; Young Artists) and then by following the instructions regarding Submissions.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Other Exhibitions

Robert W Strange – The Colour and Shape

OASA Robert Strange is proud to share with you details of an upcoming exhibition he is involved in. Robert has 3 drawings showing in ‘The Gallery’, Holt, which is East Anglia’s leading art gallery.

The exhibition is called The Colour and Shape and contains work selected from members of the Pastel Society, to which he gained membership of earlier this year.

This exhibition brings together a varied selection of pastel paintings that provide us not only with an insight into the specific techniques used by pastel painters today, but also seeks to reignite an awareness of, and appreciation for, this versatile medium. This exhibition will feature selected Members of the Pastel Society (PS) and runs from the 23rd July to the 30th August.

Squashed Toy Vehicles #2 – Robert Strange, Pastel

Congratulations, Robert – We hope that the exhibition goes well!


OAS Member Andrea Bates raises £3000 for Ukraine’s Humanitarian effort

We are extremely proud to share the news that one of our own, Andrea Bates, has triumphed yet again in her #ArtistsWithUkraine project.

Pictured below alongside her work, Andrea who has been a member since 1974, exhibited work in her own converted barn gallery in Enstone in May and managed to raise about £3000 in aid of Ukraine by selling unmounted prints and unframed oils alongside her leading exhibition. She tells us that the visiting public responded well and she was able to forward £3000 to the DEC, specifically for Ukraine.

Her exhibition will still be up for the rest of the summer and she encourages people to come and visit her studio, although do ring first (01608-677231) so she can be there to welcome you and show you around. Her studio/gallery is at Hillside, Oxford Road, Enstone, OX7 4NE, opposite the Artyard pub (formerly known as the Harrow), with parking in the side road or the pub car park.

Thank you so much, Andrea, we look forward to hearing from you about how the rest of the exhibition has gone!

Andrea Bates, pictured here alongside her stunning artwork which has raised in excess of £3000 for Ukraine
Other Exhibitions

RA Summer Exhibition – Member Spotlight

We are pleased to share with you, that one of our members, Eleanor Clutton-Brock, has recently heard that she will have two of her sculptures in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

We are so pleased for her and look forward to seeing the sculptures (pictured below) in person:

Stag Knight – Eleanor Clutton-Brock

Lion Dancing – Eleanor Clutton-Brock

Details of the RA Summer Exhibition, which runs from 21 June – 21 August, can be found here:

Congratulations to Eleanor!


Art by Pip Shuckburgh selected for RA’s Summer Exhibition

We are delighted to share the news that one of our own, Pip Shuckburgh has had artwork selected for the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.

Her painting ‘Skip Diver’ (featured below) is a beautiful oil painting showing a swimmer preparing to dive into a skip containing items such as a bathtub, ladder, and lampshade in front of them.

Skip Diver – Pip Shuckburgh (oil on canvas)

Comical, colourful, and bizarre, we absolutely love this and our congratulations go to Pip.

The Royal Academy exhibition which runs from 21 June — 21 August 2022

Tickets can be booked at the following link:

Other Exhibitions

‘Fresh Air Sculpture 2022’ Presented by Alison Berman.

We are excited to draw your attention to the latest of the OASA exhibitions, ‘Fresh Air Sculpture 2022’. Presented by Alison Berman, the exhibition is available for view (with tickets) at

Quenington Old Rectory Gloucestershire
Sunday 5th – Sunday 26th June

Open daily 10am – 5pm
Tickets are available online:

From Alison: “I am very pleased that I will again have sculptures on show in the beautiful gardens at Quenington Old Rectory as part of Fresh Air Sculpture 2022”

For more information and to view Artist details, please see:



Other Exhibitions

The 22′ Show – John Piper and Mid-Century Art: a New Collection.

Fifties Art first exhibition this year combines original fabrics and prints by John Piper with new works which capture the styles and subjects of mid-century art. Artists represented will include Katharine Church, Anthony Gross, Garrick Palmer, Harry Stevens, Robert Tavener, Julian Trevelyan and especially John Piper.

Please see the poster below for details, and do ensure you contact Richard to arrange a quiet viewing if required:

Other Exhibitions

Zelga Simone Miller – Private View

The latest exhibition comes from Zelga Simone Miller, at the ronapainting gallery in Jericho. Zelga will be exhibiting a range of woodcut prints for the month of June. Members are encouraged to attend the private view on Friday evening, to kick off this fantastic exhibition. Please see the poster below for more information. See you there!

Other Exhibitions

Vibrant Journeys in Paint – Carrie Stanley and Arabella Ross

A joint exhibition by Carrie Stanley and Arabella Ross with Zuleika Gallery. The event starts on the 10th of June and continues through to the 30th of September. Members are encouraged to attend and may find the gallery at the Stables Café, Blenheim Palace.

Carrie Stanley: ‘Feeling Yourself Disintigrate’ 92cm x 120cm -oil on linen 2022

From the Artists:

Carrie and Arabella would like to invite you to the Private View which takes place on Thursday 9th June 5 pm -7 pm onwards. It would be fabulous if you could come and join them for the evening. The exhibition will continue throughout the summer months to September.

Please note that the Private View is by RSVP ONLY: please send in your RSVPs to

The converted stables gallery allows for a large, light and airy space that will be curated by Zuleika Gallery, Woodstock and are a perfect backdrop for their vibrant and colourful paintings. These works have been made over the last year and a half and are based on observation, memory and storytelling. They paint about the beautiful world we live in with the qualities of light and darkness that are metaphors for human nature.

For more details please contact Lizzie at or Tel: +44(0)7939 566085


OAS’s Ruth Swain selected as a finalist for ‘Holly Bush Emerging Women Painter’ and ‘The Signature Art Prize’ 2022.

Ruth Swain, OAS member, has been recognised as a finalist for the Painting Category in the Signature Art Prize with her painting “The Perks of being a Teenager” (Below), details of which are available to view here.

She also remains a candidate for the People’s Choice Award, the finalists of which are due to be announced on the 26th of May. Those wishing to submit a vote, can do so via a ‘like’ on the Signature Art Prize Instagram and Facebook Accounts, here and here.

The Prize Winners will be announced at the Signature Art Prize Gala in June 2022.

Further, she has been selected as a finalist for The Holly Bush Emerging Women Painter prize with “That sinking feeling” (Oil on Board, below). Details here.

This selection comes one year after placing as a runner up with “Head in a book”.
The winner is to be announced at the Private View at Lauderdale House in Highgate on June 8th. The gallery will be open after that date for the exhibition until 4th July.


A Light in the Heart – Celia Montague

A Light in the Heart, an exhibition by Celia Montague is currently on at the Cricket Fine Art Gallery, in Chelsea (Details below). With a catalogue foreword by Craig Raine, the exhibition features landscape paintings of part of Venice, Oxford, and the Cotswolds.

Nocturne, Venice – Oil on gessoed wooden panel
Leafy Sant’Elena, Oil on Canvas
Harry’s Dolci Closes For Winter, Oil on Canvas

The exhibition runs from the 11th to the 27th of May.

The gallery address is: Cricket Fine Art, 2 Park Walk, Chelsea, London SW10 0AD

For more information, please see here.