Competitions 2018 Western Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
International Deadline: June 22, 2018 – Oil Painters of America 2018 Western Regional Exhibition is being hosted by Mary Williams Fine Arts, located in Boulder, Colorado, September 7 through October 6, 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, Canada and Mexico 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.
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 an OPA Signature or Master Signature member.
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.
Visit us online for complete details and to apply.
All work must be for sale and reflect the artist’s current pricing structure. No NFS.
- June 22 Deadline for submissions
- July 19 Acceptance notification posted on the OPA website
- Aug. 13 – 17 Shipped artwork to arrive at Mary Williams Fine Arts
- Aug. 20 – 24 Hand delivered artwork to arrive at Mary Williams Fine Arts
- September 7 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.
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