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OAG demonstration report, Geoff Hunt, January 2018

Report on Geoff Hunt's demonstration of a sunlit scene in watercolour.
Click here to read Pat's report on the demonstration.

OAG report on Julia Sorrells lecture, December 2017

Report on Julia Sorrell's lecture on her work based on 'The Orkney Project'.
Click here to read Joan's report on the lecture.

OAG demonstration report, Roger Dellar, November 2017

Report of Roger Dellar's demonstration of an interior scene in oils.
Click here to read Sue and Jenny's report on the demonstration.

OAG Annual Exhibition 2017

The Annual Exhibition was a great success, read the article below for a full review.
Click here to read the review of our Annual Exhibition 2017.

OAG demonstration report; Paula Vize, September 2017

Report of Paula Vize's demonstration on painting birds using watercolour.
Click here to view Christine's report on the demonstration

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING; MINUTES AND FINANCIAL REPORT

Nearly 50 members attended the AGM on 2nd July and all enjoyed a social lunch before the serious business of the AGM was dealt with, followed by an excellent demo by Julia Cassels (see separate demo report). The full minutes of the AGM along with the Financial Report on the past year can be seen by clicking on the following links.
Click here to read the 2017 AGM minutes
Click here to read the Treasurer's Report 2017.

OAG demonstration report; Julia Cassels, July 2017 (after the AGM)

Report on Julia Cassel's demonstration of painting wildlife in watercolour, July 2017.
Click here to read Christine's report on the demo.

Sketching Day at Tylney Hall Hotel

A group of around eight members braved the heat of the mid-July sun and enjoyed an excellent days' sketching in the beautiful gardens of Tylney Hall Hotel in Rotherwick. Don't forget the next sketching day at West Silchester Hall on 8th August, see above for details.
Click here to see some images from the Tylney Hall sketching day.

OAG Demonstration Report, David Bellamy, March 2017

Report on David Bellamy's demonstration of landscape in watercolour, March 2017
Click here to read Joan's report on the demo.

OAG Demonstration Report, Elizabeth Baldin, February 2017

Report on Elizabeth Baldin's demonstration of watercolour and acrylic ink techniques in February 2017.
Click here to read Christine's report on the demo.

OAG Demonstration Report, Peter Keegan, January 2017

Report on Peter Keegan's excellent demonstration of expressive portraiture in oils, January 2017.
Click here to read Christine's report on the demo.

OAG Demonstration report, Geoff Hunt, 2nd December 2016

Report on Geoff Hunt's demonstration of painting seascapes in oils, Saturday 2nd December.
Click here to view Christine's report on the demo.

OAG Demonstration report, Steve Hall, 5th November 2016

Report on Steve Hall's demonstration of watercolour techniques, Saturday 5th November 2016.
Click here to view Jocelyn's report on the demo.

OAG ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2016 REVIEW

The Annual Exhibition at the end of October was well received, read the report for more information on the Preview Evening, prize winners and sales during the weekend. A great big thank you to all the members who helped to get the show on the road, it couldn't happen without you!
Click here for a full report on this year's exhibition.

OAG Demonstration report, Phil Madley 1st October 2016

Report on Phil Madley's demonstration of Encaustic Wax techniques, Saturday 1st October 2016.
Click here to view Christine's report on the demo.

OAG Demonstration Report, Paul Weaver, September 2016

Report on Paul Weaver's demonstration 'Figures in a Landscape', 2nd September.
Click here to view Christine's report on the demo.

2016/2017 Demonstration and Workshop Programme

The new 2016/2017 programme is now available. Go to the Calendar page for full details, and there is also a printable version for downloading. Lots of excellent artists booked for the forthcoming year so make sure the dates are in your diary!
Click here to see a printable version of the new 2016/2017 programme.

Review of West Silchester Hall Summer Sketching Day

Jenny Jowett welcomed around twelve members of OAG to her beautiful garden in early August. The weather was fabulous, blue sky and sunshine with a bit of a breeze and we were all kept busy sketching the wonderful flower borders and views of this lovely two-acre garden. See the photographs of this event to get a taste for the day, which was relished by all. Thank you Jenny, we hope you will invite us back next year!
Click here to see some photos of the West Silchester Hall sketching day

AGM Minutes and financial report for year 2015/2016

Click here to view

OAG Demonstration Report, Sarah Janavicius, 2nd July 2016

Report by Maxine Ward on Sarah Janavicius' demo, held after the AGM on Saturday 2nd July.
Click here to view Maxine's report on the demo.

June 2016 Newsletter

Contents include AGM information and Agenda; Summer sketching days information; Membership Renewal; OAG Exhibition 2016; Website updates; Members News and Diary Dates. NB PLEASE NOTE CONFIRMATION OF JENNY HALSTEAD WORKSHOP DATE AS 8TH OCTOBER - THE ORIGINAL JUNE NEWSLETTER HAD THE WRONG DATE IN THE DIARY SECTION. My apologies to all - you just can't get the staff these days - and my thanks to Bill Searle who spotted the error.
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OAG Demonstration Report, Maggie Cross, 5th March 2016

Report on Maggie Cross' demonstration on Chinese Brush Techniques, 5th March 2016.
Click here to view Christine's report on the demo.
Go to Maggie's website for information on her paintings etc.

March 2016 newsletter

Contents include an article on the new website; information on the system for DVD rental and workshop bookings; call for a video camera operator for demonstrations; preliminary information on two summer sketching days; Peter Forey obituary; welcome to new members; Committee News; Diary Dates.
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OAG Demonstration Report, Bettina Schroeder, 6th February 2016

Report on Bettina Schroeder's demonstration of luminous watercolours, 6th February 2016.
Click here to view Christine's report on the demo.
Go to Bettina's website for information on her paintings etc.

OAG Demonstration Report, Graham Oliver, 2nd January 2016

Report on Graham Oliver's demonstration of soft pastel technique, 2nd January 2016.
Click here to view Christine's report on the demo.
Go to Graham's website for information on his paintings etc.

OAG Demonstration Report, John Hoar, Saturday 5th December

Report of the demonstration on watercolours by John Hoar, 5th December 2015
Click here to view Christine's report on the demo.
Go to John's website for information on his paintings etc.

December 2015 Newsletter

Contents include OAG Exhibition 2015 Report; news on the OAG Website; New Workshop - Stop Press; OAG at the Odiham Christmas Fair: Surgery Paintings; Welcome to new members; Committee News; Diary Dates.
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OAG Demonstration Report, Stephen Cheeseman, 7th November

Report on the oil pastel demonstration by Stephen Cheeseman; Saturday, 7th November 2015
Click here to view Maxine's report on the demo.
Go to Stephen's website for information on his paintings etc.

The OAG Annual Exhibition, 30th October to 1st November 2015.

The OAG Annual Exhibition, 30th October to 1st November 2015.
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Less...Many congratulations to everyone who displayed work in our show this year. The atmosphere was cheerful and there is no doubt that the standard keeps rising. It was especially good to see work from people who had not exhibited before and from our new members. The show would not be a success without the work behind the scenes so we owe Jane Mackay and all the committee and helpers who made it run smoothly a heartfelt thank you, along with Diane Welsh who once again designed our invitations and poster, and Jayne Perkins for achieving a splendid hang
The footfall is hard to assess but the general feeling was that we had a few less visitors this year. Despite that our Preview was a success with lots of members, family and friends enjoying a convivial evening drink whilst browsing through the exhibition – it is no surprise that quite a large percentage of the sold works went that evening. The prize for Artistic Merit was awarded to Carol Southgate for ‘Melting Snow’ with Joan Crawford’s ‘Cool Boots’ as runner up, both pieces being considered alongside the standard of artist’s work overall. Jan Baker from the Frame helped to decide the winners and her commercial eye along with the professional artist opinion of Jayne Perkins led to much discussion
As you know, the Best in Show prize and Peter Adams Trophy is voted for by the public over the three days of the show and this year it was won by Elizabeth Makin-Bradshaw for her work ‘Malacology’ and the runner up was Gail McGarry for ‘Needlework’. In all 73 artists exhibited and we had 199 pictures to hang and 73 folios on display. We sold just over 10% of the pictures but, as the price of those sold were generally low, we took less money that last year. Landscapes formed by far the most popular subject matter of the paintings sold with 65% of sales. Financially there are no big surprises from the exhibition - as we took no commission from sales the individual spread of figures will look different from previous years but we had very successful raffle and tea sections which counterbalanced the loss of commission to the Group’s accounts, so our treasurer will be happy when she comes back from her travels overseas. Overall we made just over £330. Card sales were very much down on last year and the sum of sold work was £2,500, a drop of just over £500
Joan Crawford