OVA Arts – Experience Ojai’s Vibrant Art Scene

OVA is a unique art gallery in the heart of Ojai’s downtown.  Offering collections from many diverse and talented local artisans, we invite you to visit us every day from 10 am to 5 pm.

Click through our slideshow to view works by some of our artists – they change weekly so come back often!

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Christine Beirne

Christine Beirne: Painter
My route as a painter is a little circular. My first painting was a landscape when I was 12 years old. I have to admit — it was very good! There is a saying among artists that it takes 100 paintings to get a good one…this was my one good one for a long time…my paintings were a complete mess after that.

Joshua Ivan Bloch Natural Intimacy 2019 Oil on canvas 24 x 36

Joshua Ivan Bloch

Joshua Ivan Bloch: Painter
Joshua is known best for his modern and urban landscape paintings that borderline on the esoteric. He has won several awards and has had numerous commissions from across the country.

Tanya Burke

Tanya Burke: Knitter
As a young girl of approximately 10 years of age, I was taught to knit and crochet by my grandmother Florence. I believe it was her way of giving some relief to a poor mother of a very hyperactive child.
While I was in college at Michigan State University in the 60’s, I was part of a group of young women who would study and knit…

Duane Eells

Duane Eells: Painter
Duane Eells is an American portrait and figurative painter. His work is inspired by his love of the great masters of the past. He strives to find beauty, emotion and essence in the human figure, combining traditional methods balanced with contemporary art styles.

Featured Artists

Each month, OVA features 3 artists. The artists have extra work in the windows as well as in their usual spot. Join us and meet them and the other artists of OVA on the 3rd Friday of the month.


During 3rd Friday, we always have entertainment and refreshments from 5:30 – 7:30. Come join us! 

Until further notice, no First Friday events.

Critique Sessions

As artists, we often work alone. It’s easy to get so involved in our current project that we lose track of our original focus, or we just can’t see why our piece just “isn’t working”!

Join us on the last Wednesday of each month at OVA GALLERY at 7pm. 

Until further notice – no critique sessions.