David Leffel, OPAM,
David Leffel, OPAM, "Landscape with Apricots," oil on canvas, 17 x 20 in.

Oil Painters of America (OPA) will hold its 33rd National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils at Mark Arts in Wichita, Kansas through May 31, 2024.

Visitors will experience a collection of original oil paintings representative of the high quality of work produced by some of today’s best representational artists. Over 2,000 professional artists from across the United States and Canada vie for only 200 spots in this highly competitive annual competition.

Jan Peng Wang, OPAM, "Light," oil on board, 16 x 20 in.
Jan Peng Wang, OPAM, “Light,” 2023, oil on board, 16 x 20 in.

Included at this year’s exhibition will be works by OPA’s distinguished Master Signature artists: Kathy Anderson, Nikolo Balkanski, Cindy Baron, Roger Dale Brown, Ken Cadwallader, John Michael Carter, Warren Chang, James Crandall, Howard Friedland, Albert Handell, Nancy Howe, Robert Johnson, Steven Lang, Jeff Legg, Ruo Li, Calvin Liang, Kevin Macpherson, Sherrie McGraw, David Mueller, Camille Przewodek, Mary Qian, Scott Royston, Patrick Saunders, Michael Situ, Craig Tennant, James Tennison, Jan Peng Wang, and Jeffrey Watts.

Albert Handell, OPAM, "Deep Woods," 2023, Belgium linen mounted on board, 28 x 28 in.
Albert Handell, OPAM, “Deep Woods,” 2023, Belgium linen mounted on board, 28 x 28 in.

OPA Master Signature artist Sherrie McGraw will serve as the Juror of Awards and will award participating artists approximately $100,000 in cash and merchandise awards, including the prestigious Gold Medal $25,000 cash prize.

Sherrie McGraw, OPAM, "Maria in Gold," oil on board, 16 x 12 in.
Sherrie McGraw, OPAM, “Maria in Gold,” oil on board, 16 x 12 in.

OPA is pleased to include the Fourth Annual Student Art Competition for students aged 14-18 and 19-23 at the National Exhibition. The top three award winners in each division will be invited to exhibit their works in conjunction with this year’s National Exhibition.

Patrick Saunders, OPAM, "Radiant," 2024, oil on linen, 20 x 24 in.
Patrick Saunders, OPAM, “Radiant,” 2024, oil on linen, 20 x 24 in.

The exhibition will be available to be viewed online on both the OPA and Mark Art at www.markartsks.com. For more information about how to purchase a painting, please contact Mark Arts directly at (316) 634-2787. The exhibition and convention are open to all artists, art lovers, collectors, and students.

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