2014 National Juried Exhibition Photos

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Below are photos from Oil Painters of America’s Twenty-third Annual National Exhibition, which was held at The Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, Vermont. To see all photos taken at the 2014 National Exhibition, click here. ... Read More...

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OPA 2013 Eastern Regional Exhibition Juror Comments

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In anticipation of OPA's upcoming 2014 Eastern Regional Exhibition, we're presenting juror comments from last year's exhibition. Nancy Howe OPAM, juror for the 2013 Eastern Regional Exhibition, was kind enough to offer detailed notes on ... Read More...

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Cincinnati Paint Out

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The OPA Paint Out experience was absolutely WONDERFUL! I enjoyed hosting the event and would do it again in a heart beat. The best part of it all was meeting with the artists, listening to what they had to say, seeing what they painted and ... Read More...

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Tampa Paintout

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Artists came from a one hundred mile radius to attend the Santaella Studios for the ARTS first OPA Paint Out, hosted by, OPA Member Kerry Vosler. This historic neighborhood is over one hundred years old and is undergoing a time of ... Read More...

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OPA 2013 Eastern Exhibition Winner Spotlight

"Gaze" by Mary Qian

The OPA 2013 Eastern Exhibition was hosted at the McBride Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland and featured some of the most prominent artists of our day. We wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the award winners at this exciting ... Read More...

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2013 Summer Online Showcase Winners Spotlight

"Abandoned" by Frankie Johnson

Gia Elisa Stamps Holderman Elisa Holdermen was awarded Second Place, a $1,500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, for the oil painting entitled “Waiting” Ever since I can ... Read More...

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Fasten Your Seat Belts He’s a very Jovial Gent

Allan Duerr and Harley Brown Interview

Notes from the Harley Brown, Allan Duerr Interview By Howard Friedland Attendees at the 2010 Oil Painters of America National Show in Scottsdale were treated to an informative and extremely entertaining experience. I don't use the word ... Read More...

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2013 Summer Online Showcase Winners Spotlight – Nikolo Balkanski

"Sophie" by Nikolo Balkanski

Nikolo Balkanski received the First Place Award of $3,000 cash for his painting of "Sophie" entered in the OPA Summer 2013 Online Showcase.Nikolo Balkanski's paintings bring his European origin and training ot his art, and his ... Read More...

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On the Road to the OPA National Exhibition in Fredericksburg

Enchanted Rock by Brenda Howell

Early this year one of my paintings (a large one) was juried into our Oil Painters of America National Exhibition in Fredericksburg, Texas. I knew both that it would be very expensive to crate and ship the painting and also that I wanted to ... Read More...

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