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SWAc have an exhibition at Kennaway House from April 12th to May 1st.  Details HERE
An Exciting Exhibition opportunity for OVAS members
Local artist Ali Witchell is super excited that her artwork and that of other local artists is helping to launch the SAMARITANS GALLERY, SIDMOUTH in the High Street, in the former Nat West Bank. It opens on 12th April at 10am with a great range of ceramics, photography, artwork and sail cloth items. There’s something for everyone and each artist has pledged a donation to this fantastic charity. 
Ali says "Currently we’re offering 6 artists the chance to have 4 weeks' exhibition space. There is no charge but we request that each artist considers making a percentage donation of their sales to the charity. Going forward when tis Covid safe we plan a number of community based art related projects".
If interested, contact Ali at
Coming soon:
The write-up of the demo of portraiture in pastels from Rob Wareing is  HERE. This also includes a link to YouTube videos of Rob at work
The Tuesday Morning Art Group.
The 4-week trial for this has been enough of a success that we are continuing with it. This is from 10 till 12 [roughly] via zoom and is open to all members.  You can come and go within those times whenever you want, and paint and/or chat with your friends.  It's relaxing and motivating all at the same time.
Fiona Gale has the zoom address and would love to invite you along if you get in touch.
The School of Art And Wellbeing reopens on 19th April and will be running art courses including those run by Matthew Davison. If interested, check out   2/4/21
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Results of the Annual Griffin Trophy competition     
The winning work can be seen HERE. 
And the winner is
1st)  #8 Valerie Faulkner with 'Welcoming Committee' [22 points]
2nd) #3 Fiona Gale 'Magical Sunlight On The Sea' [15 points]
3rd) #9 Di Clatworthy 'Meadow Tree' [13 points]
near misses
4th) #5 Chris Poole 'Via Galactica' [11 points]
5th) #16 Mike Bird 'Old Penthea' [10 votes] 
So,congratulations to Valerie Faulkner, winner of the Griffin Trophy for 2021.
updated 10/3/21
By all accounts the zoom talk on Fri 5th March at 7PM. by acclaimed artist Andrew Gifford was extremely interesting. Unfortunately we have no write-up this month. (Technical problems meant your usual editor missed most of it, alas)     8/3/21
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