Oil Painters of America will hold its Twenty-fifth Anniversary National Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, May 13 through June 15, 2016 at Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
Approximately 30 awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $100,000, including a $30,000 Best of Show. Convention events include a plein air competition with awards, demonstrations, interviews and exhibitors. Juror of Awards is renowned Master Signature Artist Kevin Macpherson OPAM.
Submissions will be accepted starting Monday, November 9, 2015. Deadline for online submissions is Friday, January 29, 2016.
To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a paid 2016 member of OPA at an annual fee of $70. OPA is currently accepting new member applications. To become a member, please visit: http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/memberservices/membership.cfm
National Exhibition entry fee: $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second. No Maximum Size Limit. For a prospectus, visit the website at http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/events/exhibitions/2016/national/2016-OPA-National-Prospectus.pdf