Upcoming Events

The OPA Blog is taking a brief break from it’s normal schedule of thought provoking articles from our gifted Guest Bloggers to bring you an update on the exciting upcoming events and deadlines you won’t want to miss!

2012 National Show - Evergreen Colorado

2012 National Juried Exhibition

We encourage you to join us during the opening weekend festivities of this year’s 21st National Juried Exhibition in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado, June 20 – June 24, 2012, including an opportunity to paint and sell your work!   OPA members who take part in one or both of the plein air painting events will be eligible to participate in a tent sale taking place June 23 & June 24, right outside Evergreen Fine Art Gallery.    Click here for a complete list of all events and more information regarding this year’s tent sale.

OPA Online Showcase Banner

2012 Spring OPA Online Showcase

Calling all Associate members!  The first of 3 Associate On-line Showcase’s this year is in full swing.  Your last opportunity to enter and be eligible for a total of $5,000 in prize money is Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Click here to register now!

2012 Eastern Regional - Bennington, Vermont

2012 Eastern Regional Exhibition

This year’s Eastern Regional Exhibition will be held at the impressive Bennington Center for the Arts, in Bennington, Vermont.  The Juror of Awards will be Kenn Backhaus OPAM.   The deadline for entering on-line is July 6.  Maximum canvas size: 1200 sq. inches.

2012 Western Regional - Denver, Colorado

2012 Western Regional Exhibition

This year’s Western Regional Exhibition will be held at the trendy Gallery 1261, owned by OPA Master Signature artist Quang Ho.  The Juror of Awards will be Jeff Legg OPAM.  The deadline for entering on-line is July 13.  Maximum canvas size: 1200 sq. inches.



Signature Membership Deadline
October 15, 2012 – Application deadline to apply for Signature membership

Master Signature Membership Deadline
September 1, 2012 – Application deadline to apply for Master Signature membership.

Shirl Smithson Scholarship Deadline
December 1, 2012 – Application deadline to be selected to receive one of four Shirl Smithson Scholarships.  No charge to apply and open to all Associate members.


Next Week on the OPA Blog

Patsy Ledbetter OPA will be sharing about her approach toward art. Here is a brief preview:

It has been said that art is subjective to the viewer. I certainly agree with that statement. I can look at a work of art and be astounded by the way it speaks to me. Someone else may just glance at the same piece of work and not be affected at all. I have decided to not worry about what others think of my work or the subject matter I choose to paint, but paint only to please myself…

Upcoming OPA Events

OPA 2018 National Exhibition OPA 2018 National Exhibition
Oil Painters of America’s Twenty-seventh Annual National Exhibition will be held at the Steamboat Art Museum (SAM), Steamboat Springs, Colorado, from June 1 through September 3, 2018. Learn More!
OPA 2016 Summer Online Showcase OPA 2018 Spring Online Showcase
The Spring 2018 Online Showcase is from March 1 - May 15, 2018 and will be open to Associate members only. Learn More!
OPA 2018 Salon Show OPA 2018 Salon Show
OPA's 2018 Salon Show Juried Exhibition is being hosted by Crooked Tree Arts Center, located in Traverse City, Michigan, from June 22 through September 1, 2018. Learn More!