oil Archives - Side Arts

The Second Half (50 and Over) Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

The Second Half (50 and Over) Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists for The Second Half (50 and Over), an in-gallery and online art exhibition. This is an open theme, open medium call for artists for any artist 50 years of age or older.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 30 May 2024

Las Laguna Art Gallery is looking to celebrate the talent, experience, and unique viewpoint of those in “the 2nd half” of life. As we grow older, the maturity and insight life has given us multiplies. The viewpoints and experiences that come with age are invaluable lessons to us all on how to live life – and live it well.

For the online exhibition, each artist that submits will have at least one artwork selected to be shown. Las Laguna Art Gallery promotes artists and their artwork on their website, Instagram, Facebook, and to a group of collectors and supporters.

About Las Laguna Art Gallery

Las Laguna Art Gallery is located in the well-known art community of Laguna Beach, California. They are on an oceanside cliff in a cute little village of art and shops. Each month, they host a different themed show featuring artists from around the world. They pride themselves in being an entry point for artists new to showing their artwork, as well as a place that experienced artists love to exhibit.

For more information, contact laslagunaartgallery@gmail.com


National Exhibition Of Traditional Oils (Wichita, KS) – Call For Artists

National Exhibition Of Traditional Oils (Wichita, KS) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Oil Painters of America (OPA) announces a call for artists for the 33rd National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, to be held April 5 – May 31, 2024, at Mark Arts, Wichita, Kansas, exhibited in the Gladys and Karl T. Wiedemann Gallery. Artists eligible to compete are citizens – both natural born or otherwise – of the continent of North America who are 2024 OPA members.

Click here for the application / registration

Apply by: 12 January 2024

The entry fee is $35 for one, $50 for two, and $60 for three; only one may be accepted. Maximum size limitation 1,200 sq in.

The juror for the National Exhibition of Traditional Oils will be Sherrie McGraw OPAM.   The acceptance list will be announced on 2/6/2024.

OPA will offer a $25,000 cash Best in Show award with total exhibition award amount $100,000 in cash and merchandise. This show will be promoted in nationwide art magazines such as American Art Collector, International Artists Magazine, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Art of the West. Collectors from around the country have been invited to preview the show before it is open to the public. Becoming a member of OPA opens the door to virtual learning from some of the country’s top artists, multiple exhibition opportunities throughout the year, exclusive deals and discounts on quality art supplies and advertising plus networking with Master Artists.

About Oil Painters of America

OPA is one of the top art organizations in North America with over 3,600 members ranging from student to Master Signature members. Dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition, and the appreciation of light.

Through national and regional shows, educational programs, scholarships and marketing efforts, OPA has become a leader in the art community and a driving force in the new Renaissance.

For more information, contact mail@oilpaintersofamerica.com


Contemporary Realism (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Contemporary Realism (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried contemporary realism exhibition to be held September 12 – October 17, 2020. Juror: Max Ginsburg. Only oil paintings will be considered in this call for submissions. The subject matter is open and can include portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. Paintings should be representational, ranging from impressionistic in style to highly rendered paintings.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 22 Jun 2020

Entry Fee $45/3 images

Artists will have the opportunity to have their work juried by one of the most respected and highly accomplished realist painters today, Max Ginsburg.

Selected artists for Contemporary Realism will have the opportunity to receive prize awards: Awards: $1200 Best in Show, $800 Second Place, $400 Third Place. First place winner will be invited to a Winners Showcase in 2021.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Built in 1838 the gallery has 12 foot ceilings and five gallery rooms.

Contemporary Realism Juror

Max Ginsburg’s paintings are in many prominent collections including The Butler Institute of American Art, The New Britain Museum, The Washington County Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum, The Salmagundi Club, The Art Renewal Center (ARC), and The Martin Luther King Labor Center.

The alla prima painter is praised for his political and social commentaries bringing to life on canvas the struggles of everyday people in his New York City home. His fine art has been exhibited widely. It has received countless major awards among them The Portrait Society of America Competition (William Draper Grand Prize) and The Art Renewal Center (International Salon Competition- Best in Show).

Ginsburg enjoyed a successful twenty-four year career in illustration, retiring from the field in 2004 to concentrate again on his fine art. The artist has taught art for 60 years and offers workshops around the country and abroad in his commitment to inspire today’s artists to master realism painting.

About Mills Pond Gallery

Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. Adaptation of Mills Pond House for public use has introduced modern mechanical systems to the structure without impairing its historic integrity. Gallery lighting and handicapped access have been designed to complement the original building. Notable among the ca. 1838 Grecian details are the gold-veined marble mantelpieces, ornamental plater “centres” applied to the ceilings, and front and rear stoops supported by wooden Doric columns.

Mills Pond house preserves the locality’s name, but departs from tradition in other respects. Its high-style Grecian design is unusual on Long Island. The hand of an accomplished architect is nearly unique at this early date. Pollard’s influence is seen in the use of imported materials: Albany boards, Carolina yellow pine, English glass, Connecticut stone, and Santo Domingan mahogany. The silvered hardware, decorative plaster, and carpeting were bought in New York City shops. William Wickham Mills died in 1865. His home descended in the family until its gift to the Town of Smithtown in 1976. Today, it is preserved for use as an arts-related facility.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

Previous call for artists from Mills Pond Gallery


Fall International Online Exhibition 2019 (Online) – Call For Artists

Fall International Online Exhibition 2019 (Online) – Call For Artists

The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters to apply to the Fall International Online Exhibition 2019, an exhibit honoring the best in oil and acrylic painting. NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 27 Oct 2019

This is an international juried online competition open to all artists 18 years of age and older working in oil and acrylic medium. There will be 150 artworks accepted into the show and eligible for awards. Current 2019 membership is not required before entering the Fall International Online Exhibition 2019.

Artwork must be original two dimensional with mediums limited to oil and acrylic paints. Works must be completed in the last three (3) years. Not previously accepted in any other NOAPS National Exhibit or NOAPS Online Exhibition. No minimum or maximum size.

Fall International Online Exhibition 2019 Artist Benefits

This contest supports the artists through price money, awards certificates, and social media exposure to a Facebook following of close to 8,000 artists and collectors. The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society is a non-profit arts organization that has been working to help artists gain recognition for their work for 27 years.

  • Best of Show: $1000
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $300
  • Best Landscape: $100
  • Best Still Life: $100
  • Best People: $100
  • Best Use of Light and Color: $100
  • Most Innovative: $100
  • Narrative Excellence: $100
  • Ten Non-Monetary: Award of Excellence Certificates
  • Ten Non-Monetary: Merit Award Certificates

The TOP 150 artists will be given recognition on the NOAPS website with artist name, artist website link, and image selected for this exhibit.

About National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society

The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society hosts four shows a year. Two shows are brick and mortar shows hosted by various prestigious galleries in the United States and known as the “Best of America” shows. Two shows are International Online Shows and draw submissions from artists all over the world.

In 2013 NOAPS started advertising its “Best of America” exhibitions in national art magazines along with marketing in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. These steps, along with the NOAPS blog and MailChimp email blasts now provide information on artists to collectors internationally.

For more information, contact kolorama@newageart.com.

Previous call for artists from National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society


91st Grand National Exhibition (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

91st Grand National Exhibition (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

American Artists Professional League announces a call for artists for the 91st Grand National Exhibition. Open to artists 18 and over. Only works in representational or traditional realism will be accepted. Works in oil, acrylic, watermedia, mixed media, pastel, graphics, and sculpture will be accepted. No photo-lithographics, photographs, or computer generated art will be accepted. All work must be original, from a living artist, and not previously exhibited with the American Artists Professional league.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 5 Oct 2019

The show is held in the Salmagundi Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious arts club in New York City. The Salmagundi Club has exhibits every week and attracts many art collectors.

91st Grand National Exhibition Artist Benefits

There will be over $18,000 in awards and medals. Awards will be given in all categories, with over 50 awards. There are five top awards, including Best Painting in Show, Traditional Landscape in Oil, Excellence in Pastel, Traditional Sculpture, and Traditional Artistic Merit.

There are 20 awards in the Oil and Acrylic category, 9 awards in the Pastel Category, 7 Watermedia Awards, 8 Sculpture Awards and 6 Graphics and Mixed Media Awards.

The commission on sales is 25%.

About The American Artists Professional League

In 1928 F. Ballard Williams, Assistant Treasure of the National Academy of Design in New York, called a meeting of 15 members of the Salmagundi Club. The purpose: to discuss the need for a national organization to meet the increasing interests in traditional realism in American art. The attendees all agreed that an organization designed to protect artists’ interests and promote traditional American art was necessary. The American Artists Professional League (AAPL) was born.

The AAPL first focused on the issue of obtaining commissions of official portraits for American Artists. By using its national stature, the AAPL influenced a rider to a Congressional Bill stipulating that all official portraits paid for with taxpayers’ dollars were to be painted by American artists. A fact that remains in effect to this day.

For more information, contact office@aaplinc.org.