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Dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light. Through our national and regional shows, educational programs, scholarships and marketing efforts, OPA has become a leader in the art community and a driving force in the new Renaissance.
Oil Painters of America was founded in 1991 by Shirl Smithson primarily to focus attention on the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light. Though there have been many national watercolor and pastel societies, OPA is the first national organization to be established for the sole purpose of representing traditional, representational oil painters. OPA membership currently stands at 3,400 artists. The principal reason behind the swelling of the ranks of this national organization is the strong commitment OPA has towards preventing a further decline of this beautiful form of art.
Approximately 100 pieces accepted into this show will demonstrate the highest quality in draftsmanship, color, and composition, emphasizing diversity in representational style and subject manner. Total awards will be approximately $11,500 in cash and merchandise, including a $4,000 award for Best In Show.
Gallery Hours: M F Sa 9 am – 5 pm, T W Th 9 am – 6 pm, Closed SundayAddress: 209 9th Street West
Date:September 28, 2021-October 22, 2021