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4 Dec 2023

Compete Oil Painters of America’s 33rd National Juried Exhibition

Oil Painters of America Wichita, Kansas, United States

Oil Painters of America

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: January 12, 2024  – Oil Painters of America is pleased to announce Mark Arts located in Wichita, Kansas as the host of the Thirty-Third National Exhibition. The Exhibition will take place from April 5 – May 31, 2024 in the Gladys and Karl T. Wiedemann Gallery.

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.

The total national awards will be approximately $100,000 in cash and merchandise, including a $25,000 Best In Show.

The Exhibition Juror of Awards will be Sherrie McGraw OPAM.

Artists eligible to compete are citizens – both natural born or otherwise – of the continent of North America who are 2024 OPA members (you can apply online for membership  prior to entry).

  • Paintings must be created on one singular flat substrate and framed and wired for hanging. Multiples are unacceptable – i.e., diptychs, triptychs. The substrate must not exceed the maximum size set forth in the prospectus. Be sure to read each prospectus carefully, as the acceptable size of the substrate changes depending on the gallery/museum.
  • Your submission must be originally conceived: your own reference, your own drawing, your own concept and must have been self-painted.
  • No direct copies of stock images, historic photos, or of any reference to which you do not hold total copyright are allowed.
  • Paintings created in an instructional setting, including but not limited to workshops and art classes are not considered original artwork.
  • All paintings must be framed and wired for hanging.
  • Painting must have been created within the last 3 years.

The total national awards will be approximately $100,000 in cash and merchandise, including a $25,000 Best In Show.

The jurying fee for entries is: first painting is $35.00, second painting is $15.00 and third painting is $10. Only one painting can be accepted.  You must be a paid member through December 31, 2024 at a cost of $80.00. If you are not a member of OPA you must apply and be accepted before you enter the exhibition here.

Visit us for complete details and easy online entry.
Acceptance notification February 1, 2024.

Artists will receive 50% of sale price with the other 50% going to the gallery and OPA. Please take this into consideration when setting your price. All work that is submitted must be for sale. No NFS. Paintings must be priced in accordance with the artist’s current pricing structure.

Oil Painters of America (OPA) is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 4,000 artists throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1991,OPA is dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art. Its primary focus is to draw attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light.

The mission of OPA is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by providing a forum in which artists can display their art in regional and national competitions. In addition, the organization is committed to providing educational opportunities to its members through its newsletter, critique program, scholarships, workshops, seminars, and demonstrations by today’s masters.

Oil Painters of America (OPA)
Crystal Lake, Illinois

The mission of Mark Arts is to be a vibrant arts hub in Wichita and the region by providing opportunities to create and appreciate art in an atmosphere of lifelong learning.

Mark Arts
1307 N. Rock Road
Wichita, KS 67206

Opportunity Categories: Painting Only. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards and Exhibition - Group.

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