Jeff Legg, "The Sacrifice," 20 x 16 in., oil on board

The Oil Painters of America (OPA) will hold the Virtual Western Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils hosted by Illume Gallery of Fine Art in St. George, Utah from August 1 – September 12, 2020.

Marc Hanson, “In Motion,” 30 x 40 in., oil on canvas

Artists, collectors and art enthusiasts will find a collection of traditional oil paintings representative of the high quality of work being produced by the nationally and internationally acclaimed group of oil painters in this exhibition.

Michael Situ, “Afternoon Light,” 16 x 20 in., oil on canvas
John Michael Carter, “Summer Reading,” 24 x 18 in.

OPA’s membership is comprised of over 3,500 artists from across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Over the years, OPA’s exhibitions have garnered a reputation for being one of the premier art shows in the country receiving over 1,200 submissions for consideration. Of those entries, approximately 150 artists will be selected to be part of this exhibition. Total awards will be approximately $11,500 in cash and merchandise. Distinguished Utah artist David Dibble OPA will serve as the Juror of Awards.

William Schneider, “California Girl,” 12 x 9 in.
Roger Dale Brown, “A Walk Through the Woods,” 30 x 40 in.

Though this exhibition is virtual, the high quality of artwork remains the same and features some of the best representational artists throughout the western half of the United States and Canada. This collection of works will be available to view on Saturday, August 1 on Illume Gallery of Fine Art’s website as well as Oil Painters of America’s website. A virtual award ceremony is scheduled for Friday, August 21.

Albert Handell, “Swirling Eddy,” 20 x 24 in.

To purchase a painting from this year’s exhibition please contact Jane Bell Meyer at Illume Gallery of Fine Art at (435) 313-5008. To see the entire exhibition, visit www.illumegalleryoffineart.com.


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