Nancy S. Crookston OPAM, "Chopin's Raindrops," 24x36, $6,400

The Oil Painters of America is presenting its 29th National Juried Exhibition at RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX, through September 19, 2020.

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.

Marc Hanson OPAM, “Tidal Solitude,” 30×40, oil on cradled panel, $9600

OPA’s exhibitions receive over 2,000 submissions for consideration from members across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Of those entries, over 230 artists have been selected to be part of this exhibition. Total awards will be approximately $100,000 in cash and merchandise with a $25,000 cash Best in Show Award.

Howard Freidland OPAM, “The Allure of Honfleur,” 24×30, $12,000

The National Exhibition opened Monday, August 17. Well-respected and renowned artist Rose Frantzen (who is on the faculty for the October 2020 global virtual art conference, Realism Live) will serve as Juror of Awards. Rose has gained national and international acclaim for her oil paintings from life that bring contemporary perspectives to a traditional alla prima approach. In addition to landscapes, still lifes, and figurative works, Frantzen creates serial and allegorical works that incorporate diverse stylistic elements along with gilding, stained glass, and mosaic.

Ken Cadwallader OPAM, "Anticipation," 16x12, $2500
Ken Cadwallader OPAM, “Anticipation,” 16×12, $2500

Artists and art students from around the world are invited to participate in the Virtual Convention on September 17-19. Events will include an interview of Juror Rose Frantzen by Joshua Rose, editor of American Art Collector and Western Art Collector as well as webinars by nationally renowned artists such as Kurt Anderson OPA, David Dibble OPA, Rusty Jones, Kelli Folsom OPA, Susan Hotard OPA and presentations by John DiGiacomo, Es q. and Dave Geada from FASO. Pre-registration is required.

Cindy Baron OPAM, “Sierra High,” 30×30, oil on linen board, $10,750
Kathy Anderson OPAM, “Black Swallowtail and Rhododendron,” 18×24, $5,200

Wet Paint Awards of approximately $15,000 in cash & merchandise will be awarded in three divisions: Studio, Plein Air and International on September 17. Convention registration is required to participate in the wet paint event.

Jeff Legg OPAM, “Transitory Repose,” 24×36, oil on board, $21,500

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