OVAS Exhibition 2019

The 2019 exhibition, 9th-17th August, attracted very enthusiastic comment from public and artists alike. Our new feature, a stall selling cards of works by OVAS members, proved a great success.

Popular Vote 2019
Congratulations to Mike Stevens
1st , 29 votes, Mike Stevens, "Happy"
2nd, 22 votes, Jacky Hazeldine
3rd 21 votes, Carolyn Barker
2019 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.
Jane Leitch was this year's judge. She is an established artist based in Newton Abbott specialising in Oils and Pastels. Her favourite subjects are animals, and marine and figurative landcapes.
The winners of awards were
The Otter Award For Drawing   Chloe Brice  'Monkey World'
The Leonard Pargiter Award For Watercolours   Tracey Rapson  'Light On The Canal'
The Alwyn Crawshaw Award For Acrylics    Penny Lamb 'Stone Circle'
Society Of Pastels Award For Pastels  Nickie Bitschi  'It Wasn't Me'
David Young Award For Oils    Gillian Jones 'A Wessex Summer'
Janet Langmaid  Award For Mixed Media Pauline Hatfield 'Forbidden Treasure'
The Alice Comont Cup For 3-D Works    Simon Gray   Female Duck
Once again, we are immensely grateful to our President, Phil Creek, for exhibiting a painting of the scene covered in his recent demo for us. Equally to Jane for the rocky seascape she has displayed. Thankyou to both.
And this year we are raising money for Ottery Help Scheme, based opposite St Saviour's Bridge, which offers voluntary help to all ages in the community according to need. More information on the OHS can be seen HERE

Preview Evening

My apologies for the blurriness. Some photos were too poor to use. Memo to self: Use Flash next time! CP

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Previewing
Previewing
Floristry
Floristry
The Awards
The Awards
Jane Leitch & Penny Lamb
Jane Leitch & Penny Lamb
Simon Gray with Phil & Jane
Simon Gray with Phil & Jane

Receiving 3-D prize

Penny with Phil & Jane
Penny with Phil & Jane

Receiving Acrylics Award

Penny's Stone Circle
Penny's Stone Circle
Pauline Hatfield
Pauline Hatfield

Receiving Mixed Media Award

Director of Ottery Help Scheme
Director of Ottery Help Scheme
Tracey Rapson with Mike Bird
Tracey Rapson with Mike Bird

Receiving Watercolour Award

Part of our 'Card Shop'
Part of our 'Card Shop'
Another part of our 'Card Shop'
Another part of our 'Card Shop'
Phil Creek
Phil Creek

Sidmouth Beach

Those Prize-winning pictures and Commended works
(Apologies to Simon Gray. I've no photo of his beautiful 3-D Prize sculpture)
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Peope's Choice Mike Stevens
Peope's Choice Mike Stevens

'Happy'

Acrylics Prize Penny Lamb
Acrylics Prize Penny Lamb

Stone Circle

M Media  Pauline Hatfield
M Media Pauline Hatfield

Forbidden Treasure

Oils prize Gillian Jones
Oils prize Gillian Jones

A Wessex Summer

W/Col Prize Tracey Rapson
W/Col Prize Tracey Rapson

Light On The Canal

Pastels Prize Nickie Bitschi
Pastels Prize Nickie Bitschi

It Wasn't Me

Drawing Prize Chloe Brice
Drawing Prize Chloe Brice

Monkey World

Comm. MMed Maggie Luff
Comm. MMed Maggie Luff

Lilies In A Jug

Comm. Acryl Chris Poole
Comm. Acryl Chris Poole

Scarp

Comm Embroidery  Pat Snelling
Comm Embroidery Pat Snelling

Jack Russell

Comm. Acryl Di Clatworthy
Comm. Acryl Di Clatworthy

WinterSun

Comm. Acryl Sue Williams
Comm. Acryl Sue Williams

Racing In The Snow

Comm. Drawing Ian Frost
Comm. Drawing Ian Frost

Heron

C Draw Pauline Hatfield
C Draw Pauline Hatfield

Save Me (Orang Utans)

C Draw Linda Hampson
C Draw Linda Hampson

Barn Owls

Comm. W/Col John Evans
Comm. W/Col John Evans

Polperro Harbour

C. MMedia Linda Hampson
C. MMedia Linda Hampson

Red Squirrel

Comm. Oils Carolyn Barker
Comm. Oils Carolyn Barker

Among The Cosmos

Comm. Oils Jackie Hazeldine
Comm. Oils Jackie Hazeldine

Coastal Scene - Cornwall

Comm. W/Col John Atkinson
Comm. W/Col John Atkinson

East Devon Beaches

Comm. Pastels Chris Poole
Comm. Pastels Chris Poole

Arroyo

A small selection from over 200 artworks. Alas, there were plenty of beauties that 'got away' because of reflections on glass.  Still, this gives an idea of the quality and diversity of exhibited works.
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Woody
Woody

IanFrost

A Spoonful Of Sugar
A Spoonful Of Sugar

Jenny Uren

Balloon Seller
Balloon Seller

Gill Kirby

Dogs Playing
Dogs Playing

Jenny Uren

Who Are They?
Who Are They?

Erica Willson

Watching Waves
Watching Waves

John Evans

Haldon Forest
Haldon Forest

John Staddon

Tuscany VinyardPiedmont
Tuscany VinyardPiedmont

John Staddon

Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Linda Hampson

Woodland Sunlight - Dartmoor
Woodland Sunlight - Dartmoor

Liz Eades

Flowers And Vase
Flowers And Vase

Maureen Stone

Evening Sail
Evening Sail

Maggie Luff

Inside Crowhurst Ancient Yew
Inside Crowhurst Ancient Yew

Val Faulkner

Low Tide At Budleigh
Low Tide At Budleigh

Ann Brown

Rock Music
Rock Music

Chris Poole

Bottles And Pears
Bottles And Pears

Di Clatworthy

Juicy Cherries
Juicy Cherries

Di Clatworthy

Watching The River
Watching The River

Carolyn Barker

Coastal Path
Coastal Path

Celia Risso

Lode
Lode

Chris Poole

Majestic Cliffs
Majestic Cliffs

Di Clatworthy

The Old Garden
The Old Garden

Mariangela Williams

The White Cliff At Beer
The White Cliff At Beer

Mariangela Williams

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[WhatTitle?]

MaureenStone

The Captain's Telescope
The Captain's Telescope

Mike Stevens

Last Sailing To Igoumenitsa
Last Sailing To Igoumenitsa

MikeBird

Cafe Des Arts - St Tropez
Cafe Des Arts - St Tropez

Terry Davies

Meerkats
Meerkats

TraceyRapson