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 Congratulations to Carolyn Barker, who was both Most Popular Artist AND painter of Most Popular Artwotk in our Summer 2020 Online Exhibition. 
Full results HERE
And our sincere thanks to all who took the trouble to vote. Thankyou!
OUR SEPT ZOOM DEMO: Celebrated Acrylics painter Hashim Akib did a Zoom demo for us on 3rd Sept. The WRITE-UP [and slideshows!] are here! But the WHOLE DEMO can be seen HERE. For more about Hashim click here
OUR OCT ZOOM DEMO: Local landscape painter Julie Dunster will be doing a Zoom demo for us on 2nd Oct, 7-9PM. She will present an oils demo on the theme of Atmospheric Perspective in landscape painting.. For more about Julie click here
Artist, teacher, and OVAS member, Matthew Davison is running a term of art classes this autumn. Full details can be found
HERE ('Absolute Beginners')
HERE  ('Absolute Intermediates')
OVAS member Cynthea Gregory invites us creatives to enter a local writing competition. Details here
 News Update at 31st July 2020
  • The online summer exhibition is here NOW and for the whole of August. See it HERE.
  • The Tuesday Morning Art Group remains closed till further notice.
  • Planning for future events are well in hand. More details soon and see 2020 programme [and click through to the 2021 programme from that page].
  • We are aware there is an issue about subscriptions in a year of such reduced OVAS activity. We will consider what to do about this when things are clearer.  This is not what any of us would want, needless to say.
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We are sorry to hear that former OVAS member Wyn Appleford has died. Members wanting more details could contact Catherine Ager at

Creative Writing Competition


The Ottery Writers’ Group is currently running a Creative Writing Competition, eligible to all ages of writers in the local area. It aims to create a desire amongst young writers and adults alike, to develop their writing skills; and also act as a distraction in our currently difficult times.


Poems or short stories based on the theme of ‘Memory’ can be submitted. There will be prizes for each category; the closing date is 15th September 2020. The rules and information can be found on or by e-mailing

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