OVAS Exhibition 2018

The 2018 exhibition was on from 3rd-11th August 2018. and was much admired with a steady stream of visitors and of sales.

Popular Vote 2018
Congratulations to Carolyn Barker!!
1st , 17 votes, Carolyn Barker, "Sea Mist Rolling In"
2nd, 15 votes, John Evans, "Old and the New"
3rd= 14votes, Chris Poole, "On Mousehole Beach", Mike Blakey "Old Grandpa"
2018 Preview Evening
This was a great success. It was very well attended and people commented on the great diversity and high quality of artwork on display. Pretty good considering that most of us are amateurs.
Rod Ashman was this year's judge. He is an established Exeter-based artist  with a preference for acrylics and mixed media and he has an energetic experimental approach to his work. He particularly admires work which engages the onlooker by inviting them to continue looking, thinking and wondering about what they are seeing.  One of his own works was on display by the entrance and amply demonstrated that excitement.
Amongst the winners of awards must be mentioned long-time member Jacqueline Ward who played a blinder, not only winning 2 awards but also the raffle!
Talking of which, we are immensely grateful to our President, Phil Creek, and former president and long-time friend of OVAS, Ray Balkwill, for yet again being hugely generous with their raffle prizes. Thankyou to both.
And this year we are raising money, such as from the raffle (£164), for Ottery Help Scheme, based opposite St Saviour's Bridge, which offers voluntary help to all ages in the community according to need, and which is run by Emily Lezzeri who was able to be with us on the night. More information on the OHS can be seen HERE
Preview
Preview

OVAS president Phil Creek and others mingling

Preview Evening
Preview Evening
This year's Judge
This year's Judge

Artist Rod Ashman, preparing to announce his favourites

David Young Award for Oils
David Young Award for Oils

Jacqueline Ward, for 'Knightstone Lane'

Leonard Pargiter Award -  W/colour
Leonard Pargiter Award - W/colour

John Evans for 'Porthleven'

Phil C, Maureen Stone, Rod Ashman
Phil C, Maureen Stone, Rod Ashman
Alwyn Crawshaw Award for Acrylics
Alwyn Crawshaw Award for Acrylics

Maureen Stone for 'Morning Sun'

Janet Langmaid Award for Mixed Media
Janet Langmaid Award for Mixed Media

Tracey Rapson for 'View From The Common'

The Otter Award for Drawing
The Otter Award for Drawing

Linda Hampson for 'Eternally Entertwined'

Rod & Penny Lamb
Rod & Penny Lamb
The Society's Award for Pastels
The Society's Award for Pastels

Nickie Bitschi for 'Three Quarters'

Jacquline Ward and others
Jacquline Ward and others
The Alice Comont Cup for Sculpture
The Alice Comont Cup for Sculpture

Jacqueline Ward for 'Devoted Doves'

Raffle winners
Raffle winners

This year, money raised goes to Ottery Help Scheme. The prizes were generous donations from OVAS President Phil Creek [an original painting] and former President Ray Balkwill [a signed print].

Penny Lamb, our OVAS chairperson
Penny Lamb, our OVAS chairperson
Penny with Emily Lezzeri
Penny with Emily Lezzeri

Emily runs the Ottery Help Scheme (sorry to show you blinking, Emily. I should have taken two!]

Those Prize-wining pictures and Commended works
Sea Mist Rolling In
Sea Mist Rolling In

Carolyn Barker Popular Choice winner

David Young Award for Oils
David Young Award for Oils

Jacqueline Ward, for 'Knightstone Lane'

Knightstone Lane [Oils]
Knightstone Lane [Oils]

Jacqueline Ward

Leonard Pargiter Award -  W/colour
Leonard Pargiter Award - W/colour

John Evans for 'Porthleven'

Porthleven [Watercolour]
Porthleven [Watercolour]

John Evans

Alwyn Crawshaw Award for Acrylics
Alwyn Crawshaw Award for Acrylics

Maureen Stone for 'Morning Sun'

Morning Sun [Acrylics]
Morning Sun [Acrylics]

Maureen Stone

Janet Langmaid Award for Mixed Media
Janet Langmaid Award for Mixed Media

Tracey Rapson for 'View From The Common'

View From The Common [M. Media]
View From The Common [M. Media]

Tracey Rapson

The Otter Award for Drawing
The Otter Award for Drawing

Linda Hampson for 'Eternally Entertwined'

Eternally Entertwined [Drawing]
Eternally Entertwined [Drawing]

Linda Hampson

The Society's Award for Pastels
The Society's Award for Pastels

Nickie Bitschi for 'Three Quarters'

Three Quarters [Pastels]
Three Quarters [Pastels]

Nickie Bitschi

The Alice Comont Cup for Sculpture
The Alice Comont Cup for Sculpture

Jacqueline Ward for 'Devoted Doves'

Devoted Doves [Sculpture]
Devoted Doves [Sculpture]

Jacqueline Ward

Venice 1, Mariangela Williams
Venice 1, Mariangela Williams

commended Oils

Cave Rock Formation, Trebarwith
Cave Rock Formation, Trebarwith

Jackie Hazeldine commended Oils

The Garden Steps, Ann Brown
The Garden Steps, Ann Brown

commended Watercolour

Sweetheart Cabbage, Pat Foster
Sweetheart Cabbage, Pat Foster

commended Watercolour

Easdon Tor In The Snow, Penny Lamb
Easdon Tor In The Snow, Penny Lamb

commended Acrylics

Ochre Rocks, Chloe Brice
Ochre Rocks, Chloe Brice

commended Acrylics

On Mousehole Beach, Chris Poole
On Mousehole Beach, Chris Poole

commended Mixed Media

Dog On Top Of Treeman's Head,
Dog On Top Of Treeman's Head,

Erica Willson commended Mixed Media

Heron/Pixels, Linda Hampson
Heron/Pixels, Linda Hampson

commended Pastels

Artwork by our President, our Judging artist and our former President
Click to see more by Phil Creek, Rod Ashman, and Ray Balkwill
Three Boats At Beer
Three Boats At Beer

Phil Creek [OVAS President]

Light At Crews Weir: Judge's picture
Light At Crews Weir: Judge's picture

Rod Ashman, Acrylic. [apologies for photo quality (and cropping). Too many reflections]

Two cracking Raffle Prizes
Two cracking Raffle Prizes

Thanks, Phil & Ray. You are stars!

A small selection - there's loads more where this lot came from!
The Jump, Michael Bird
The Jump, Michael Bird
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Beach Pebbles Trebarwith

Jacky Hazeldine

Hare
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Linda Hampson

The Jump
The Jump

Michael Bird

Blue Vase
Blue Vase

Maureen Stone

A Bag Of Apples
A Bag Of Apples

Jacky Hazeldine

Low Tide Lympstone
Low Tide Lympstone

Tracey Rapson

Life Long
Life Long

Gill Kirby

Autumn Tide
Autumn Tide

Carolyn Barker

Bar Tre Scalini
Bar Tre Scalini

Terry Davies

The Good Life
The Good Life

Jenny Uren

Stormbreaker
Stormbreaker

Celia Stroud

Seafront Stroll In Sidmouth
Seafront Stroll In Sidmouth

John Atkinson

Charmouth Beach
Charmouth Beach

Kerry Johnstone

Blue Still Life
Blue Still Life

Erica Willson

Others Were Lost (The Dream)
Others Were Lost (The Dream)

Chris Poole

Gadwell
Gadwell

Simon Gray

Devon Fields
Devon Fields

Celia Risso

Hell's Mouth
Hell's Mouth

Penny Lamb

Lion Resting
Lion Resting

Michael Ware

Silver Tabby
Silver Tabby

Pat Snelling