[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.
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.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for Figurative and Narrative, a national juried fine art exhibition to be held June 3 – July 1, 2023. The exhibition is open to oil, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic paintings. The subject matter is open and can range from portraiture to figurative or narrative subject matters.
Enter by: 26 April 2023
Entry Fee: $45/3 images
Juror: Zimou Tan. This is an opportunity to have your work selected by an Art Renewal Center Associate Living Master Artist who has exhibited his work widely both nationally and internationally and has been a master teacher for over twenty years, teaching how to capture the essence and spirit of a subject and tell stories in art to communicate emotion.
Entrants will have the opportunity to win one of three awards – $1200 Best in Show, $800 Second Place, or $400 Third Place and be invited to a future winners exhibition. Besides being shown in the gallery, all selected artists will have their work shown on the Mills Pond Gallery website.
About Mills Pond Gallery
Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. There are five gallery rooms and the facility can display an average of 60 works of art.
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 circa 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 and 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.
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[Sponsored Listing] The Art Renewal Center (ARC) announces a call for artists for the 16th International ARC Salon, dedicated solely to representational art and artists. Representational work styles spanning highly realistic, impressionistic, and imaginative qualify. To ARC’s knowledge there is no other visual art competition that offers the number of categories and diversity of awards as the ARC Salon Competition. There are over $130,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, museums, live exhibitions, and a strong online presence.
Categories include: figurative, portraiture, imaginative realism, drawing, landscape, still life, plein air painting, fully from life, sculpture, animals, and a special category for teens.
Enter by: 16 Jun 2022
Works entered into the competition do not have to be available for sale. There are sale opportunities. Works do not have to be available in the live exhibition to compete and win the top awards in the competition.
Over 180 awards and honorable mentions will be given out.
- Best in Show: $25,000 cash
- The William Bouguereau Award “Emotion, Theme, and the Figure” totaling $3,000
- Exhibition of 75 to 100 selected works at Sotheby’s NY and Sotheby’s LA in Beverly Hills with an opportunity to sell works at these venues
- Winners, honorable mentions, finalists, and semi-finalists will have their entries accompanied by their name and artwork details displayed on the ARC website. Biography, photo of the artist, and painting descriptions provided during the entry process may be shown for all qualifying works.
- Winners, honorable mentions, and finalists will be featured in the 16th International ARC Salon Book, “International Realism”.
- Winners and honorable mentions will receive an award certificate suitable for framing and have their artwork included in the Lunar Codex, “The Polaris Collection” which will be sent to the moon.
ARC Salon Testimonials
Thank you for all of the hard work and dedication that has gone into the ARC Competition and Traveling Exhibition – Alex Bauwens
The Art Renewal Center has offered me an international showcase for my art work – Arantzazu Martinez
The beginning of a career changing trajectory – Julie Bell
ARC has been pivotal in the development of my fine art career – David Gluck
ARC helped my career in a huge way – Julio Reyes
The Art Renewal Center Salon is a precious and vital part of 21st century culture – Shane Wolf
About The Art Renewal Center
The ARC is devoted to promoting education in realistic art utilizing training techniques and the proliferation of historical art works. The philosphy, written by ARC Chairman, Frederick C. Ross, delves into the significance of realistic artworks and what they mean to humanity as a whole. Learn how art is a universal language and how to tell the difference between a work of art that is successful and one that falls short.
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The Moth, an international art and literature magazine based in Ireland, announces a call for artists for The Moth Art Prize. It is awarded annually to a body of figurative or representational artwork. It is open to anyone (over 16) from anywhere in the world. Submit a portfolio of images of 5–10 2D artworks – to include figurative or representational paintings, drawings (including mixed media), and original prints.
Deadline: 31 Aug 2020
The Moth Art Prize consists of €1,000 plus a two-week stay at The Moth Retreat, which is situated along a beautiful country lane in Ireland. The Moth Retreat features a large studio/living area, kitchen/breakfast room downstairs, separate brush room, bedroom, and bathroom upstairs. The accommodation is warm and inviting and a keen eye has been kept on William Morris’s golden rule: ‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.’
‘I’m over the moon about winning The Moth Art Prize. The Moth has always been brilliantly curated, with exquisite artwork and thoughtful writing throughout. And a couple of weeks in the countryside is exactly what my artist soul needs.’ Gregory Mortenson
‘I am so grateful to the folks at The Moth for awarding me this prize. I think getting out of New York for a bit will be healthy. It will be an amazing and much-needed time to regroup, reflect on my work and tinker with some new ideas.’ Bradley Wood
‘A lot of credit should go to The Moth, always wonderfully idiosyncratic and beautifully designed, for launching the prize and responding to figurative painting, largely ignored by the contemporary art scene. We have nothing like it in the UK.’ David Piddock
About The Moth
The Moth is a unique Irish publication, featuring fiction, poetry, and art from established and up-and-coming artists and writers from around the world. Each issue also features interviews – with the likes of Sally Rooney, Simon Armitage, Gary Shteyngart and Eimear McBride. The art in The Moth deserves as much attention as the writing. Artists whose works has been featured include Michael Carson, Wen Wu, Elizabeth Peyton, Hope Gangloff, Edgar Mendoza, Mary Sauer, Bradley Wood, Tran Nguyen, Robert C. Jackson, Lu Cong, Cesar Santos, David Piddock, Isobel Brigham, J. P. Donleavy, Mamma Andersson, David Paul Costello, Kenne Gregoire, Jasper Joffe, Gabhann Dunne, Billy Childish, Victor Man, and Chantal Joffe.
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