Winning artists from the Oil Painters of America’s 26th Annual National Juried Exhibition are here, and we have the full list!
Events just wrapped up in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the OPA’s 26th Annual National Juried Exhibition. The exhibition was hosted by Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, and juror William Whitaker waded through hundreds of submissions before revealing his winners.
In the Associate/Signature division, Jeanya Charles’ “The Little Sister” was the 2017 Gold Medal Award winner, earning the artist $25,000 cash, while Jan Peng Wang took home the Gold Medal Award for “Plateau Smoke,” earning the artist $7,500. Ardith Starostka and Sherrie McGraw earned Silver Medals for “Little Bird” and “On the Night of the Night Fires,” respectively, which came with a two-page featured article in American Art Collector magazine. David Gray’s “Boy” and Christopher Zhang’s “Old Man Smoking Pipe” were deemed 2017’s Bronze Medal winners, which garners them a full-page ad in PleinAir magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur. Finally, Adam Clague’s “Book Club” was awarded the Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship for Midwestern Artists, which earned the artist $20,000 in cash.
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