Nikolo Balkanski,
Nikolo Balkanski, "Garden Shadows," 2022, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in.

Oil Painters of America (OPA) Holds its 31st National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
Hosted by the Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Through August 27, 2022

From the organizers:

Over 1,200 professional artists from across the United States and Canada vie for only 200 spots in this highly competitive annual competition. Included at this year’s exhibition will be impressive pieces of work by OPA’s distinguished Master Signature artists: Daud Akhriev, Kathy Anderson, Kenn Backhaus, Cindy Baron, Roger Dale Brown, Ken Cadwallader, John Michael Carter, James Crandall, Nancy S. Crookston, Louis Escobedo, Albert Handell, Nancy Howe, Robert Johnson, Jeff Legg, Calvin Liang, Ned Mueller, Camille Przewodek, William Schneider, Michael Situ, James Tennison, Deborah Tilby, and Christopher Zhang.

Oil Painters of America - Louis Escobedo, "Mountain River," 2022, oil on linen, 24 x 30 in.
Louis Escobedo, “Mountain River,” 2022, oil on linen, 24 x 30 in.

OPA Master Signature artist, two-time OPA National Gold Medal winner, Johanna Harmon, will serve as the Juror of Awards. Ms. Harmon will award participating artists approximately $100,000 in cash and merchandise awards, including the prestigious Gold Medal $25,000 cash prize.

OPA is pleased to announce the Second Annual Student Art Competition for students aged 14 to 23. Students can submit two paintings for consideration. The award winners will be announced in March and will be invited to exhibit their works in conjunction with this year’s National Exhibition in Steamboat Springs.

Oil Painters of America - Steven Lang, "Shady Rest for Ol Pen," 2022, oil on canvas, 18 x 29 in.
Steven Lang, “Shady Rest for Ol Pen,” 2022, oil on canvas, 18 x 29 in.

The exhibition will be available online on both the OPA and Steamboat Art Museum websites. The exhibition and convention are open to all artists, art lovers, collectors, and students. For more information:

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