Deadline: Jan. 26, 2018 – Call for Artists – OPA 27th National Juried Exhibition

Oil Painters of America will hold its 27th National Juried Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, June 1 through September 3, 2018 at Steamboat Art Museum in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Approximately 25 awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $100,000, including a $25,000 Best of Show. Convention events will include a wet paint competition with total awards valued at $10,000 in both studio and plein air divisions, multiple demonstrations, interviews, discussions and exhibitors. Juror of Awards will be renown Master Signature Artist Craig Tennant OPAM.

Deadline for online submissions is midnight on Friday, January 26, 2016. To enter, artists must be a citizen of the U.S., Canada or Mexico but can live abroad and also be a paid 2018 member of OPA at an annual fee of $70. OPA is currently accepting new member applications.

National Exhibition entry fee: $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second; only one painting may be accepted. Maximum size limit is 1200 sq. in. For a prospectus, visit our website at www.oilpaintersofamerica.com.

Deadline: Jan. 27, 2017 – Call for Entry – 26th National Juried Exhibition

Oil Painters of America will hold its 26th National Juried Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, May 12 through June 10, 2017 at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Approximately 25 awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $100,000, including a $25,000 Best of Show.  Convention events will include a plein air competition with awards, demonstrations, interviews and exhibitors.  Juror of Awards will be distinguished Master Signature Artist William Whitaker OPAM.

Deadline for online submissions is Friday, January 27, 2017.

To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a paid 2017 member of OPA at an annual fee of $70.  OPA is currently accepting new member applications.

National Exhibition entry fee:  $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second; only one painting may be accepted.  Maximum size limit is 1200 sq. in.  For a prospectus, visit our website at www.oilpaintersofamerica.com.

Deadline: Jan. 29, 2016 – Call for Artists – OPA 25th Anniversary National Exhibition

Oil Painters of America will hold its Twenty-fifth Anniversary National Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, May 13 through June 15, 2016 at Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Approximately 30 awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $100,000, including a $30,000 Best of Show. Convention events include a plein air competition with awards, demonstrations, interviews and exhibitors. Juror of Awards is renowned Master Signature Artist Kevin Macpherson OPAM.

Submissions will be accepted starting Monday, November 9, 2015.
Deadline for online submissions is Friday, January 29, 2016.

To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a paid 2016 member of OPA at an annual fee of $70. OPA is currently accepting new member applications. To become a member, please visit: http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/memberservices/membership.cfm

National Exhibition entry fee: $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second. No Maximum Size Limit. For a prospectus, visit the website at http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/events/exhibitions/2016/national/2016-OPA-National-Prospectus.pdf

For more information about OPA, our exhibitions, sponsorship or becoming a donor, please email Liz Pusch at Lpusch@oilpaintersofamerica.com, call (815) 356-5987 or visit www.oilpaintersofamerica.com.

Deadline: May 15, 2015 – Call for Entry – OPA Spring Online Showcase

Oil Painters of America will hold its 2015 Spring Online Showcase of Traditional Oil Paintings, March 1st through May 15, 2015.

Approximately 13 awards will be given with a total value of $5,000 including a $3,000 top prize given to artists in the Associate member category. OPA is currently accepting new members. If accepted, new members are granted the Associate Member designation.

Deadline for online submissions is May 15, 2015. Winners will be announced on May 22, 2015.

Online Showcase entry fee: $14 each entry. Artists may enter as many artworks as they would like.

To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a current member of OPA at an annual fee of $70. To apply for membership or renew your membership dues, visit the website at www.oilpaintersofamerica.com.

To submit your masterpiece and read a complete listing of the rules, please visit www.opaonlineshowcase.com.

Deadline: Jan. 23, 2015 – Call for Entry – OPA 24th National Exhibition & Convention

Oil Painters of America will hold its Twenty-fourth Annual National Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, May 1 through May 25, 2015 with Cutter & Cutter Fine Art at their Brilliance in Color Gallery located in St. Augustine, Florida.

Approximately 30 awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $80,000, including a $25,000 Best of Show. Juror of Awards is renowned Master Signature Artist Huihan Liu OPAM. A full-color catalog will be available.

Submissions will be accepted starting November 4, 2014. Deadline for online submissions is Friday, January 23, 2015.

To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a paid 2015 member of OPA at an annual fee of $70. OPA is currently accepting new member applications. To become a member, please visit: http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/memberservices/membership.cfm

National Exhibition entry fee: $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second. Maximum Size Unframed: 1200 square inches. For a prospectus, visit the website at http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/events/exhibitions.cfm

For more information about OPA, our exhibitions, sponsorship or becoming a donor, please email Liz Pusch at Lpusch@oilpaintersofamerica.com, call (815) 356-5987 or visit www.oilpaintersofamerica.com

Call for Entry – Online Showcase for Traditional Oils

Oil Painters of America will hold its 2012 Fall Associate Member Online Showcase of Traditional Oil Paintings, October 1st through December 15, 2012.

Approximately 13 awards will be given with a total value of $5,000 including a $3,000 top prize given to artists in the Associate member category. This year’s Juror of Awards is Signature Member Kathleen Dunphy OPA.

Deadline for online submissions is December 15, 2012. Winners will be announced on December 22, 2012.

Online Showcase entry fee: $14 each entry. Artists may enter as many artworks as they would like.

To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a current member of OPA at an annual fee of $60. To apply for membership or renew your membership dues, visit the website at www.oilpaintersofamerica.com. Apply for your 2013 membership and receive the rest of 2012 free.

To submit your masterpiece and read a complete listing of the rules, please visit www.opaonlineshowcase.com.

Call for Entries – Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition

Oil Painters of America will hold its 2012 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, September 29 through October 28, 2012 at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, Vermont.

Approximately 9 awards will be given with a total value estimated at $11,500 including a $4,000 Best of Show.  This year’s Juror of Awards is Master Signature member Kenn Backhaus.

Deadline for mailed-in slide submissions is Thursday, June 14, 2012.   Deadline for on-line submissions is Friday, July 6, 2012.

To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a current member of OPA at an annual fee of $60.  Eastern Exhibition entry fee:  $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second. Maximum Size Unframed:  1200 square inches. Please send your request for a prospectus in a SASE to:  Oil Painters of America, P.O. Box 2488, Crystal Lake, IL  60039-2488 or visit the website at www.oilpaintersofamerica.com