2013 Summer Online Showcase Winners Spotlight – 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...

On the Road to the OPA National Exhibition in Fredericksburg

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...

2013 National Exhibition Winner Spotlight

The OPA 2013 National Exhibition was an exciting event with a brilliant display of skill and oil painting mastery. We'd like to introduce you to a few of our National Exhibition Winners. Meet Tom L. Nachreiner, winner of the Dorothy ... Read More...

Painting Fred Red

If you didn’t make it to the 22nd National Exhibition & Convention this month in Fredericksburg, TX, you missed a lot.  It was better than ever.  But don’t despair, just begin planning and saving for next year! Events like these are ... Read More...

Party Hearty! For the Fourth Year, American Art Collector Sponsors a Great Shindig!

Friday night at the OPA national exhibition, American Art Collector (AAC) magazine will throw a party to be remembered. This year’s will take up Texas flavor and go all out—great food and music under the stars at Pat’s Hall, a historic ... Read More...

Southwest Art adds flair to the 22nd Annual National Exhibition

One of the top sponsors for Oil Painters of America’s national exhibition in Fredericksburg, TX, May 15-19, is Southwest Art magazine. Always quick to jump on the bandwagon and support fine artists and their work, they are once again ... Read More...

This Year Make a Personal Commitment to Invest in Your Career

Whether you are new to oil painting or a seasoned professional, we encourage all OPA members to attend the 2013 OPA Exhibition & Conference in Fredericksburg, TX, May 15 -1 9, 2013. It’s so important to continue to invest in yourself ... Read More...

Fall 2012 OPA Online Showcase Winners

We are proud to present to you the Fall 2012 OPA Online Showcase winners. The OPA Online Showcase is a digital exhibition offered in the spring, summer and fall. While some shows are open to both Associate and Signature members, the Fall ... Read More...

2012 National Show Winners Spotlight

This week we're featuring some of our top 2012 National Juried Exhibition Winners by sharing their biographies and winning paintings.   Jeff Legg OPAM Master Signature Gold Award Winner Jeff Legg, a native of Missouri studied ... Read More...

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 ... Read More...