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11th-18th June 2022
Ruth Swain is Sky Arts portrait artist of the year 2021, seen here with presenter Stephen Mangan.
The programme will be broadcast on 10 November.
Alan Kidd’s ‘Shielding’ was selected for the Ruth Borchard Portrait Prize Exhibition 2021 shown at City of Culture Coventry Cathedral.
Jane Kelly’s ‘Never the bride: self-portrait with visor’ was selected for the Ruth Borchard Portrait Prize Exhibition 2021 shown in City of Culture Coventry Cathedral.
New member Ruth Swain has had her painting ‘Head in a book’ shortlisted for the Hollybush Painters’ Prize.
Congratulations Jane on having your work accepted in this prestigious exhibition. The New English Art Club exhibits the very best in figurative and painterly work in the UK and this year the exhibition is a virtual one. Browse and Buy Work From the Exhibition Today. All work is available to buy online. https://discerningeye.org/
50 works were selected from 3,300 artworks and this piece by Harriet Eagle, our Exhibitions Manager was selected. We are very proud to have such talented people in Oxford Art Society.
Lin Kerr asked Harriet to tell us more about the award:
Harriet said: ‘It is a huge honour to have been one of the 50 selected. I enrolled on the Art2Life Creative Visionary Programme in 2018 which is a 3 month intense and comprehensive programme which takes place every year. Based in San Fransisco and founded by Nicholas Wilton who has created an online platform for creative programmes, its approach is about bringing authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.
Pot Plants was painted on a cradled 12″ birch panel in acrylic, graphite and cold wax soon after completing the programme. Earlier this year artists were offered the opportunity to submit 3 pieces to the International Juried Art Exhibition, and this was one of them.
This year the exhibition was judged by Julie Nester, owner of a gallery in Utah which specialises in contemporary art encompassing a variety of styles. Julie Nester said she was looking for pieces “that were engaging; that demonstrate quality, uniqueness, a story to tell or just pieces that continued to draw me in. I observed excellent ideas, compositions, balance, and palettes. I wanted to select a show that covered a variety of work and not just one genre. I wanted to include a selection of high quality pieces regardless of subject matter. With an art degree and over 30 years of being in the art business, I trusted my eye and gut to help me pick the final selections.”
Three Rusty Hinges has been accepted into the168th annual open exhibition at the Royal West Academy in Bristol, 21st November to 6th March. The work is Parismacolour colour pencils on 350gms watercolour paper, 40cm square.
We are delighted to share the news that her charcoal drawing of her friend and writer Adrienne Crowe titled ‘Biography’ has been included in this year’s Society of Women Artist’s Open Exhibition.
The exhibition is usually held at The Mall Galleries but is online now and available to view until 31 December.
Rachel’s wire and plaster sculpture is covered with ink drawing and writing. This is the first time she has entered for The Society of Women Artist’s Exhibition and is thrilled to have her work selected.
The Royal Society of Marine Artists has selected Penryn River (60 x 60cm) by Ron Ford for the 2020 Exhibition, from 30 September to 10 October 2020 at the Mall Galleries. Ford says: ‘This is the result of an experiment about the boundary between painting and drawing. It started with a sketch from my Wharfside studio, but the content was substantially modified by the process. I used Derwent Acrylic inktense Blocks for most of this painting/drawing. Whilst I have exhibited work at the Mall Galleries in London before, this is the first time I’ve exhibited with the RSMA.’