OPA – 2010

Oil Painters of America
2010 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition
October / November 2010

Click Here for Images from All 100 Finalists
Masters1-12, 13-24, 25-36,  37-48,  49-60,  61-72,  73-84,  85-99

The paintings have left the gallery and arrived at their new homes, but we thought such a beautiful show still deserved to be seen.  So although the paintings are – for the most part – no longer in Wilmington, you can still enjoy them here.  If you missed the “live” viewing, you missed a lot.  The next Exhibition of Oil Painters of America will open June 10th at Devin Galleries in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Charles Movalli will be giving TWO talks out in Idaho – that, right there, is worth the trip!

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Walls Fine Art Gallery was selected as the host for the 2010 Eastern Regional.  All artists who work in oils from theEastern Region were invited to join OPA and submit up to two paintings.

We are proud to have had the following Master Signature Members participating in the exhibition: Kevin MacPherson, Warren Chang, C.W. MundyDavid Hettinger, and Nancy S. Crookson, Zhiwei Tu,  Joyce Pike,  Jeff Legg, and OPA President Neil Patterson.

Oil Painters of America (OPA) is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,200artists throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Founded in 1991,OPA is dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art. Its primary focus is to draw attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light.

The mission of OPA is to advance the cause of traditional,  representational fine art by providing a forum in which artists can display their art in regional and national competitions.  In addition, the organization is committed to providing educational opportunities to its members through its newsletter, critique program, scholarships, workshops, seminars, and demonstrations by today’s masters.

Oil Painters of America is headquartered outside of Chicago in Crystal Lake,Illinois. With a small, yet dedicated team of professionals (Three cheers for Katheryn!!), the OPA staff strives for excellence as it continues to work towards the goals and objectives set forth by the OPA Board of Directors and its members.

Click Here for Images from Finalists

 

Award Winners

Kevin Beilfuss - "What Dreams May Come", 24x36, 4000Kevin Beilfuss
Gold Medal Winner
Timur Akhriev - "Silence", 18x36, 5500 Silver Medal WinnerTimur Akhriev
Silver Medal Winner
Yan Sun - "Boats at the Harbor", 24x36, $3600Yan Sun OPA
Bronze Medal Winner
Cameron Smith - "A Moments Rest", 20x35, $7200Cameron Smith
Award of Excellence
Michael Dudash
Award of Excellence
Daud Akhriev - "Herd", 24x30, 12,000Daud Akhriev
Award of Excellence
Xiao Jiang - "Boat Place", 12x10, $2500Xiao S. Jiang
Award of Excellence
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Kevin McPherson OPAM

Gold Medal Winner
Master Signature Division

 


OPA 2010 Video

5 Responses to “OPA – 2010”

  1. trish beckham 04. Oct, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    Dear Nancy,

    What a pleasure it was to talk with you! I learned – thank you.
    I am so impressed with the quality of this exhibit. The function of your web page is first rate. – (great programmer!) I’ve enjoyed the way you linked the work to the bios.
    It must be exciting to not only get to see each piece as they come in but to also be generating a forum of question and answer that will propel us all to a higher level. I am thrilled to tag along.
    thank you both and your staff so much!
    sincerely,
    Trish Beckham

    • nmarshall 04. Oct, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

      Trish, You’re not ‘tagging along’ – you’re part of the parade!!

  2. AWard 26. Oct, 2010 at 2:34 am #

    David….Thanks to you, the afternoon spent in Mayfair Town Center and the OPA exhibit was worth every minute spent Truly wonderful to view and discuss the paintings with you. You were most informative and time given to me and my fellow painters is most appreciated The three of us look forward to visiting your Gallery in the near future.
    Continued success with the show.

  3. AWard 26. Oct, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    David….Thanks to you, the afternoon spent in Mayfair Town Center and the OPA exhibit was worth every minute i was there. Truly wonderful to view and discuss the paintings with you. You were most informative and time given to me and my fellow painters is most appreciated The three of us look forward to visiting your Gallery in the near future.
    Continued success with the show.

  4. John 01. Jan, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    Thanks for a great show.
    I was just sitting at at home thinking of all the wonderful adventors we participated in this last year and your show of the OPA was one of our highlights.
    Thanks for sharing your time and talents to make it happen right here in NC.
    Much success for you and your family in 2011.

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Master Signature Member, Charles Movalli, awarding juror.

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