2014 National Juried Exhibition Photos


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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How to Prepare a Winning Portfolio


Interview notes by Elizabeth Robbins Panel of Three of Scottsdale’s Finest Gallery DirectorsArtists eagerly poured into the lecture room to hear what Scott Eubanks (Gallery Russia), Scott Jones (Legacy Gallery), and Beth Lauterback ... 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 National Exhibition Winner Spotlight

Johanna Harmon

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...

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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...

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

Pat's oak

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...

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2012 National Show Winners Spotlight

"Yellow Peonies" by Dayle Sazonoff, 20 x 24

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...

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Paints, Brushes and Facebook Supports

OPA Facebook Page

Facebook could be as important to artists as their favorite supplies. I sensed this when the general manager of a prestigious Scottsdale gallery told me that when all else failed, Facebook helped him locate an artist he wanted to invite ... Read More...

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Upcoming Events

2012 National Show - Evergreen Colorado

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...

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