Competitions Oil Painters of America’ Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
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International Deadline: August 24, 2018 – Oil Painters of America 2018 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition Of Traditional Oils is being hosted by McBride Gallery, located in Annapolis, Maryland, October 28 through November 25, 2018.
Our goal is to assemble the finest display of representational oil paintings. The focus in the jurying process will be to select paintings that show the highest quality in draftsmanship, color, and composition, emphasizing a diversity in representational style and subject matter.
Artists eligible to compete are citizens of the United States and Canada who reside in: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, who are 2018 OPA members.
Flat substrates, including canvas board, Gesso board, Gesso Masonite board, acrylic Gessoed Dibond aluminum, aluminum composite panel and wood are acceptable. Oil paints, alkyd resin, water soluble oils and oil sticks/bars are acceptable. Metal leaf (i.e: gold, silver, etc.) is acceptable if it does not comprise more than twenty percent (20%) of the visible surface.
Paintings on decorative copper and tooled aluminum, oil paper, natural stone or on three-dimensional objects are not acceptable.
The total awards will be approximately $11,500, including a $4,000 Best In Show.
The awarding juror will be OPA Master Signature member Kathy Anderson.
The jurying fee for electronic entries is as follows: one painting is $30.00 or $45.00 for two paintings. You must be a paid member through December 31, 2018 at a cost of $70.00. OPA is currently accepting new member applications here.
We are accepting entries online.
All work must be for sale and reflect the artist’s current pricing structure. No NFS.
- August 24 Deadline for submissions
- Sept 20 Acceptance notification posted on the OPA website
- Oct. 8 – 15 Shipped artwork to arrive at Mary Williams Fine Arts
- Oct. 18 – 23 Hand delivered artwork to arrive at Mary Williams Fine Arts
- October 28 Opening Reception: for collectors, press, exhibiting artists and the public from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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
P.O. Box 2488
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60039-2488