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2013 Awardees

22nd National Juried Exhibition Master Signature Division: Insight Gallery

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
“Uyghur Woman” by Shizhong Yan1st Place Gold Medal Award
Funded by OPA and Friends of OPA. (Eligibility only once every three years for the same artist)
$5,000 Shizhong Yan OPAM Uyghur Woman
$18,000   30” x 40”
“The Train Station” by CW Mundy2nd Place Silver Medal Award
Funded by American Art Collector: two-page feature article on award winner
$6,200 CW Mundy OPAM The Train Station
$28,000   36" x 24"
“L’Arbre” by Albert Handell3rd Place Bronze Medal Award
Funded by Southwest Art Magazine: one full page advertisement
$3,125 Albert Handell OPAM L’Arbre
$20,500   30” x 40”
“Two Ladies of the Ukraine” by Jeffrey R Watts Most Original Award of Excellence
Funded by Art of the West Magazine - one half-page advertisement valued at $1,780 & $500 merchandise certificate funded by Gamblin Artists Colors Co.
$2,280 Jeffrey R Watts OPAM Two Ladies of the Ukraine
$8,500   24” x 20”
“Illumination” by Jeff Legg Donors’ Award of Excellence
$500 cash donation funded by Friends of OPA & $500 merchandise certificate funded by Vasari Classic Artists' Oil Colors
$1,000 Jeff Legg OPAM Illumination
$28,000   36” x 24”
“Bittersweet and Pears” by Joan Potter Shirl Smithson Founders’ Award for Master Signature Members
Funded by the Shirl Smithson Family
$500 Joan Potter OPAM Bittersweet and Pears
$9,500   20” x 24”

National Juried Exhibition Associate Signature Division: Insight Gallery

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
“Jonathan” by Johanna Harmon1st Place Gold Medal Award
Funded by Oil Painters of America
(Eligibility only once every 3 years for the same artist)
$25,000 Johanna Harmon OPA Jonathan
$5,100   24" x 16"
“Misha” by Mary Qian2nd Place Silver Medal Award
Funded by American Art Collector: Two-page feature article on award winner valued at $6,200
$6,200 Mary Qian Misha
$2,650   20" x 14"
“Carrer del Sant Sever, Barcelona” by Stan Rogers3rd Place Bronze Medal Award
Funded by Plein Air Magazine
One full-page advertisement valued at $3,800
$3,800 Stan Rogers Carrer del Sant Sever, Barcelona
$2,200   32" x 12"
“Pink Roses with Silver” by Jacqueline D. Kamin Best Signature Award of Excellence
Funded by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine
One full-page advertisement valued at $3,800
$3,800 Jacqueline D. Kamin OPA Pink Roses with Silver
$4,800   16" x 20"
“Mid Winter Sycamores” by Jason A. Saunders Best Associate Award of Excellence
Funded by Jack Richeson & Company
$2,000 merchandise certificate
$2,000 Jason A. Saunders Mid Winter Sycamores
$1,200   11 x 14"
“Crimson and Clover” by Lori Putnam Most Original Award of Excellence
Funded by Martin F. Weber Company
$2,000 merchandise certificate
$2,000 Lori Putnam Crimson and Clover
$5,400   26" x 46"
“South Rim Majestic” by Brenda Howell Realism Award of Excellence
$500 cash donation funded by Friends of OPA & $500 Scottsdale Artists' School Workshop Scholarship
$1,000 Brenda Howell South Rim Majestic
$12,000   30" x 40"
“Neah Bay” by Chad M. Aldrin Realism Honorable Mention
$500 merchandise certificate funded by Blue Ridge Oil Colors & $250 merchandise certificate by General Pencil
$750 Chad M. Aldrin Neah Bay
$3,500   22" x 50"
“Evening Eucalyptus” by John F. Budicin Ted Goerschner OPAM Memorial Impressionist Award of Excellence
$1,000 cash donation funded by friends of Ted Goerschner OPAM
$1,000 John F. Budicin OPA Evening Eucalyptus
$5,800   16" x 20"
“Spring Rainbow” by Kathy Anderson Impressionist Honorable Mention
$500 artist's oil set funded by M. Graham & Company & $250 merchandise certificate funded by General Pencil
$750 Kathy Anderson OPA Spring Rainbow
$9,500   26" x 36"
“Duck, Duck, Duck, Goose” by Mitch T. Baird Animal Award of Excellence
$1,000 cash donation funded by Fine Art Studio Online
$1,000 Mitch T. Baird OPA Duck, Duck, Duck, Goose
$6,400   24" x 30"
“Challenger” by Edward Aldrich Animal Honorable Mention
$500 merchandise certificate funded by Gamblin Artists Colors Co. & $250 merchandise certificate funded by Ampersand Art Supply
$750 Edward Aldrich Challenger
$10,000   24" x 40"
“Majesty Rising” by Charles Young Walls John August Dietrich Memorial Figurative Award of Excellence
$1,000 cash donation funded by RayMar Art
$1,000 Charles Young Walls Majesty Rising
$12,000   36" x 30"
“Reading in The Orchard” by J. Ken Spencer Figurative Honorable Mention
$500 merchandise certificate funded by Natural Pigments & $250 in premium artists panels funded by Source Tek
$750 J. Ken Spencer OPA Reading in The Orchard
$2,500   12" x 24"
“Cliff Shadows-Monument Valley” by Darcie G. Peet John Marion Pardy Landscape Award of Excellence
$1,000 cash donation funded by the family of John Marion Pardy
$1,000 Darcie G. Peet OPA Cliff Shadows-Monument Valley
$3,800   24" x 20"
“Rainy Day Stroll” by Trish G. Beckham Landscape Honorable Mention
$500 merchandise certificate funded by Rosemary & Company Brushes, England & $250 merchandise certificate funded by Savoir-Faire
$750 Trish G. Beckham Rainy Day Stroll
$1,000   8" x 10"
“More Whipped Cream” by Adam Clague Johnnie Liliedahl Memorial Portraiture Award of Excellence
$1,000 cash donation by Ralph Liliedahl and Liliedahl Video Productions
$1,000 Adam Clague More Whipped Cream
$2,850   24" x 14"
“Quiet Strength” by Lori Beringer Portraiture Honorable Mention
$500 merchandise certificate funded by Classic Gallery Framing, Inc. & $250 merchandise certificate funded by Savior-Faire
$750 Lori Beringer Quiet Strength
$1,400   14" x 18"
“Reflection of Summer” by Xiao S. Jiang Seascape Award of Excellence
$1,000 cash donation funded by Fine Art Studio Online
$1,000 Xiao S. Jiang Reflection of Summer
$15,000   18" x 24"
“Lingering Reflections” by Derek W. Penix Seascape Honorable Mention
$500 merchandise certificate funded by Blick Art Materials & 12 pc. Vernet Oil Color Set funded by HK Holbein (valued at $290)
$790 Derek W. Penix Lingering Reflections
$3,900   30" x 30"
“Awakening” by Qiang Huang Still Life Award of Excellence
$500 cash donation funded by Fine Art Studio Online & $500 cash donation funded by Friends of OPA
$1,000 Qiang Huang OPA Awakening
$4,900   24" x 18"
“Foxgloves and Iris” by Patricia Rohrbacher Still Life Honorable Mention
$500 gift certificate funded by Vasari Classic Artists' Oil Colors & Water gilded gold leaf frame funded by Barbara Carter Fine Gilded Frames (valued at $435)
$935 Patricia Rohrbacher Foxgloves and Iris
$2,100   16" x 18"
“Summer Cool” by John Austin Hanna Donors’ Award of Excellence
$500 cash donation funded by Friends of OPA & $500 Fredericksburg Artists' School Workshop Scholarship
$1,000 John Austin Hanna Summer Cool
$2,450   12" x 16"
“Unexpected Snow” by Nikolo Balkanski Presidents’ Award of Excellence
$1,000 cash donation funded by Past Presidents Zhiwei Tu OPAM and Betty Schmidt
$1,000 Nikolo Balkanski Unexpected Snow
$1,800   12" x 16"

22nd National Exhibition Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship for Midwestern Artists

“Stretching” by Tom L. Nachreiner The Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship for Midwestern Artists
This fellowship is provided through a generous contribution by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation for an OPA artist residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
$20,000 Tom L. Nachreiner Stretching
$3,200   30" x 40"
This fellowship is provided through a generous contribution by the Driehaus Foundation for an OPA artist residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio or Wisconsin.

 

Juried Salon Show Award Winners: Crooked Tree Arts Center

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
Associate and Signature Division
“Waiter” by Vadim Dolgov1st Place Board of Directors Gold Medal Award
$3,000 cash award funded by Crooked Tree Arts Center Board of Directors
$3,000 Vadim Dolgov Waiter
$1,800   14" x 11"
“Lanterns” by David B Riedel2nd Place Silver Medal Award
Funded by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine/One full-page advertisement valued at $3,800
$3,800 David B Riedel Lanterns
$3,200   20" x 16"
“Charleston Stories” by Bill Farnsworth3rd Place Bronze Medal Award
$2,000 cash award funded by Ermy and Gordon Bonfield
$2,000 Bill Farnsworth OPA Charleston Stories
$4,000   16.5" x 18"
“City Streets” by Louis Escobedo Honorable Mention
$1,000 cash award funded by Wes and Karen Hovey
$1,000 Louis Escobedo City Streets
$4,800   16" x 20"
“Over the Top” by Nancie King Mertz Honorable Mention
Funded by Maserpiece a year's subscription & online software valued at $1,100
$1,100 Nancie King Mertz Over the Top
$1,600   14" x 18"
“Painting Day” by Robert G Hagberg Honorable Mention
$1,000 printing services gift certificate funded by Mitchell Graphics
$1,000 Robert G Hagberg OPA Painting Day
$3,200   12" x 24"
“Low Fat…” by Susan M Elwart-Hall CTAC VA Committee/Most Original
$825 cash award
$825 Susan M Elwart-Hall Low Fat…
$999   8" x 10"
“Fisherman” by Bushi Luo CTAC Past Presidents Award
$700 cash award
$700 Bushi Luo Fisherman
$1,500   16" x 12"
“Almost Time for Dinner” by Don Biehn Best Representation of Northern Michigan
$500 cash award funded by Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine
$500 Don Biehn Almost Time for Dinner
$1,300   10" x 8"
“White African Irises in Black” by Scott Royston Dr. Kim Aikens Award for Excellence in Realism
$500 cash award
$500 Scott Royston OPA White African Irises in Black
$6,000   24" x 8.75"
“Loosey Goosey” by Howard Friedland Gabriella and Sofia Bacigalupi Award of Excellence for Animals
$500 cash award
$500 Howard Friedland OPA Loosey Goosey
$1,600   11" x 14"
“Gesture” by Christopher E Groves Penny and Mike Isermann Award of Excellence for Seascape
$500 cash award
$500 Christopher E Groves Gesture
$3,200   12" x 24"
“Vase with Eucalyptus” by Larry J Clingman Paula Usitalo Memorial Award of Excellence for Still Life
$500 cash award
$500 Larry J Clingman Vase with Eucalyptus
$1,750   12" x 24"
“Signs of spring” by Romona L Youngquist William Rutledge Award for Excellence for Landscape
$500 cash award
$500 Romona L Youngquist Signs of spring
$2,000   16" x 16"
“Brigade de Cuisine” by Michele Usibelli Wineguys Restaurant Group Award of Excellence for Figurative
$500 cash award
$500 Michele Usibelli Brigade de Cuisine
$1,650   8" x 16"
“King's Square” by Stan Rogers Mary Ann and Michael Van Lokeren Award of Excellence for Cityscape
$500 cash award
$500 Stan Rogers King's Square
$1,600   24" x 12"
“Stopped at the Tracks” by Lori Putnam CTAC Education Committee Award of Excellence for Impressionism
$500 cash award
$500 Lori Putnam Stopped at the Tracks
$1,300   11" x 14"
“Reading” by Kristan Le CTAC Performing Arts Committee Award of Excellence for Portraiture
$500 cash award
$500 Kristan Le Reading
$1,500   12" x 12"
Master Signature Division
Hot Walker by John Michael Carter1st Place OPA Gold Medal Award
$0 John Michael Carter OPAM Hot Walker
$1,800   16” x 16”

Patron Purchase Awards

Patrons at the OPA 2013 Salon Show were asked to select paintings to receive "Purchase Awards".
Click here to view the Patron Purchase Award Winners

 

Spring 2013 Online Showcase Award Winners: opaonlineshowcase.com

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
Associate Division
“Antique Market in Nice France” by Derek Penix1st Place First Place
$3,000 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$3,000 Derek Penix Antique Market in Nice France
24”x30”
“Sunshine & Sweet Melon” by Carla D’aguanno2nd Place Second Place
$1,500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$1,500 Carla D’aguanno Sunshine & Sweet Melon
30”x24”
“Peonies” by David Riedel3rd Place Third Place
$500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$500 David Riedel Peonies
24”x22”
“Un Tour di Firenze” by Laurie Kersey Honorable Mention
  Laurie Kersey Un Tour di Firenze
18”x24”
“Gentle Bird Flathead” by Paul Cheng Honorable Mention
  Paul Cheng Gentle Bird Flathead
16”x12”
“Golden Rhythms” by Adam Clague Honorable Mention
  Adam Clague Golden Rhythms
18”x24”
“Silver Mood” by Mark Daly Honorable Mention
  Mark Daly Silver Mood
20”x16”
“Teton Summer” by Ann Larsen Honorable Mention
  Ann Larsen Teton Summer
11”x14”
“Some Creek UP North” by Thomas Wezwick Honorable Mention
  Thomas Wezwick Some Creek UP North
16”x20”
“Up For Discussion” by Anne Blair Brown Honorable Mention
  Anne Blair Brown Up For Discussion
12”x12”
“End of March” by Nikolo Balkanski Honorable Mention
  Nikolo Balkanski End of March
24”x30”
“The Road Ahead” by Ezra Suko Honorable Mention
  Ezra Suko The Road Ahead
8”x10”
“The Souvenir Merchant” by Pauline Roche Honorable Mention
  Pauline Roche The Souvenir Merchant
14”x11”

 

Western Regional Award Winners: Southwind Art Gallery

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
Associate and Signature Division
“Early Morning Beside Rio Maddalena” by Charles A Iarrobino Gold Medal
$4,000 cash award funded by OPA
$4,000 Charles A Iarrobino Early Morning Beside Rio Maddalena
$3,000   18" x 24"
“Afternoon Theater” by Dan Robinson Silver Medal
$1,000 cash award funded by OPA
$1,000 Dan Robinson Afternoon Theater
$1,800   12" x 16"
“An Aura of Fragrances” by Bryce C Liston Bronze Medal
$1,000 cash award funded by OPA
$1,000 Bryce C Liston OPA An Aura of Fragrances
$6,700   28" x 22"
“Orchid on Japanese Chair” by Olga Krimon American Art Collector Magazine Award of Excellence
Full page advertisement valued at $3,100
$3,100 Olga Krimon Orchid on Japanese Chair
$2,600   20" x 16"
“Finally Spring” by Stacey Peterson Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence
Half page advertisement valued at $2,000
$2,000 Stacey Peterson Finally Spring
$1,000   12" x 12"
“Cell Connection” by Annie Dover Award of Excellence
$500 cash award funded by OPA
$500 Annie Dover Cell Connection
$1,900   12" x 16"
“Asian Green with Persian” by Tim Perkins Award of Excellence
$500 cash award funded by OPA
$500 Tim Perkins Asian Green with Persian
$1,600   14" x 11"
“Summer Day” by Michele Usibelli Award of Excellence
$500 cash award funded by OPA
$500 Michele Usibelli Summer Day
$3,200   22" x 25"
“China and Primroses” by Judy A Crowe Award of Excellence
$500 cash award funded by OPA
$500 Judy A Crowe China and Primroses
$1,495   12" x 12"
Master Signature Division
Hawk by Craig Tennant Gold Medal
$3,500 cash award funded by OPA
$3,500 Craig Tennant OPAM Hawk
$15,000   20" x 30"

 

Eastern Regional Award Winners: McBride Gallery

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
Associate and Signature Division
“Gaze” by Mary Qian Gold Medal
$4,000 cash award funded by OPA
$4,000 Mary Qian Gaze
$3,800   24" x 18"
“A Pear Dressed for Dessert” by Susan E Budash Silver Medal
$1,000 cash award funded by OPA
$1,000 Susan E Budash A Pear Dressed for Dessert
$2,400   18" x 24"
“Nine Days of Fog” by Elizabeth S Pollie Bronze Medal
$1,000 cash award funded by OPA
$1,000 Elizabeth S Pollie OPA Nine Days of Fog
$4,400   24" x 24"
“By the Fireplace” by Vadim Dolgov American Art Collector Magazine Award of Excellence
Full page advertisement valued at $3,100
$3,100 Vadim Dolgov By the Fireplace
$3,800   24" x 20"
“What Will Be” by Dana R Malcolm Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence
Half page advertisement valued at $2,000
$2,000 Dana R Malcolm What Will Be
$4,800   24" x 36"
“Final Chapter” by William A Schneider McBride Gallery Award of Excellence
$500 Cash Award funded by McBride Gallery
$500 William A Schneider OPA Final Chapter
$3,125   18" x 24"
“Bearded Man” by Haiou Hou Award of Excellence
$500 cash award funded by OPA
$500 Haiou Hou Bearded Man
$1,600   8" x 8"
“Subtle Deception” by Brandi A Neighbors Award of Excellence
$500 cash award funded by OPA
$500 Brandi A Neighbors Subtle Deception
$1,050   16" x 20"
“Snow Tracks” by Tony Damico Award of Excellence
$500 cash award funded by OPA
$500 Tony Damico Snow Tracks
$2,000   9" x 12"
“Tibet Girl” by Jan Peng Wang Award of Excellence
$500 cash award funded by OPA
$500 Jan Peng Wang OPA Tibet Girl
$1,250   9" x 12"
Master Signature Division
Jim’s Indian by Craig Tennant Gold Medal
$3,500 cash award funded by OPA
$3,500 Craig Tennant OPAM Jim’s Indian
$16,000   20” x 30”

 

Summer 2013 Online Showcase Award Winners: opaonlineshowcase.com

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
Associate Division
“Sophie” by Nikolo Balkanski1st Place First Place
$3,000 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$3,000 Nikolo Balkanski Sophie
20” x 16”
“Waiting” by Elisa Holderman2nd Place Second Place
$1,500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$1,500 Elisa Holderman Waiting
22” x 28”
“Abandoned” by Frankie Johnson3rd Place Third Place
$500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$500 Frankie Johnson Abandoned
11”x14”
“Yellowstone Thermal” by Tracy Avant Honorable Mention
  Tracy Avant Yellowstone Thermal
10”x8”
“Dunes at Sunset” by Laurie Kersey Honorable Mention
  Laurie Kersey Dunes at Sunset
24”x30”
“Full Moon Night” by Jason Sacran Honorable Mention
  Jason Sacran Full Moon Night
16”x12”
“You call that a knife?” by Michael DeVore Honorable Mention
  Michael DeVore You call that a knife?
24”x16”
“Bascule Link” by Christina Body Honorable Mention
  Christina Body Bascule Link
18”x14”
“The Fishing Pier” by Abby Warman Honorable Mention
  Abby Warman The Fishing Pier
20”x16”
“The Bowler Hat” by Jeff Marrow Honorable Mention
  Jeff Marrow The Bowler Hat
14”x11”
“Lewis Falls” by Ann Larson Honorable Mention
  Ann Larson Lewis Falls
11”x14”
“Serene” by Susan Ploughe Honorable Mention
  Susan Ploughe Serene
16”x12”
“Simply Amanda” by Buel Cole Honorable Mention
  Buel Cole Simply Amanda
14”x11”

 

Fall 2013 Online Showcase Award Winners: opaonlineshowcase.com

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
Signature Division
“Arriving at Work” by James Crandall1st Place Signature Member First Place Signature Member
$3,000 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$3,000 James Crandall OPA Arriving at Work
36" x 24"
“The Colonnade” by James Tennison2nd Place Signature Member Second Place Signature Member
$1,500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$1,500 James Tennison OPA The Colonnade
30" x 20"
“Autumn Faire” by Kathryn Miller3rd Place Signature Member Third Place Signature Member
$500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$500 Kathryn Miller OPA Autumn Faire
24" x 20"
  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
Associate Division
“Warmth on the Bay” by Jeff Merrill1st Place Associate Member First Place Associate Member
$3,000 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$3,000 Jeff Merrill Warmth on the Bay
16" x 9"
“Companions” by Bruce Petrie2nd Place Associate Member Second Place Associate Member
$1,500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$1,500 Bruce Petrie Companions
22" x 33"
“Babysitters” by Adam Clague3rd Place Associate Member Third Place Associate Member
$500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$500 Adam Clague Babysitters
24" x 18"
“Standing Nude” by Charles Young Walls Honorable Mention
  Charles Young Walls Standing Nude
24" x 24"
“White Vase and Red Silk” by David Riedel Honorable Mention
  David Riedel White Vase and Red Silk
19" x 26"
“Threadin' The Aspens” by S. C. Mummert Honorable Mention
  S. C. Mummert Threadin' The Aspens
15" x 24"
“Sunset on the Rocks” by Laurie Kersey Honorable Mention
  Laurie Kersey Sunset on the Rocks
16" x 12"
“Bella” by Carla D'aguanno Honorable Mention
  Carla D'aguanno Bella
24" x 18"
“Snow Shadows” by Lori Putnam Honorable Mention
  Lori Putnam Snow Shadows
22" x 14"
“Persian Dragon” by Tim Perkins Honorable Mention
  Tim Perkins Persian Dragon
11" x 14"
“California Rolling Hills” by Michelle Jung Honorable Mention
  Michelle Jung California Rolling Hills
36" x 36"
“Mali Midwife” by Robert Akers Honorable Mention
  Robert Akers Mali Midwife
24" x 18"
“The Gametrail” by Brent Cotton Honorable Mention
  Brent Cotton The Gametrail
18" x 18"