19 May 2023

Compete Oil Painters of America’s 2023 Western Regional Exhibition

Oil Painters of America Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Oil Painters of America

Opportunity Description

U.S. Multi-State Deadline: July 14, 2023  – Oil Painters of America is pleased to present the 2023 Western Regional Exhibition.

Our goal is to assemble approximately 100 of 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.

OPA’s 2023 Western Regional Exhibition is being hosted by Brushworks Gallery, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 1 through October 31, 2023.

Artists eligible to compete are citizens of the United States and Canada who reside in: Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Manitoba, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Oklahoma, Oregon, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Yukon Territories, and all of Mexico, who are 2023 OPA members.

Members who are citizens, both natural born or otherwise, of the United States, Canada, or Mexico are eligible to participate regardless of where they live.

Any primed, smooth, flat substrates including: primed canvas or linen, stretched or on a panel, wood, gesso board, acrylic gessoed dibond, aluminum, aluminum composite panel. Acrylic primer is acceptable. Oil primed paper is acceptable if adhered with archival adhesive to a proper archival

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.

Painting must have been created within the last 3 years.

The Awards will be approximately $11,500 in cash and merchandise, including a $4,000 cash best-in-show award. See more

The entry fee is $35 for one, $50 for two & $60 for three; only one may be accepted.

Visit us for complete details and easy online entry.

Artists will receive 50% of sale price with 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.

Questions should be emailed to: mail@oilpaintersofamerica.com, or call 815-356-5987.

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

Opportunity Categories: Painting Only. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, Open to U.S. Multi-State, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards.

Opportunity expires in 44 days.

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