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2016 Awardees

25th National Juried Exhibition: Southwest Gallery

Master Signature Division

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
“At Mt. Tangulla Pass, Northern Tibet” by Huihan Liu1st Place Gold Medal Award
Funded by OPA and Friends of OPA. (Eligibility only once every three years for the same artist)
$6,500 Huihan Liu OPAM At Mt. Tangulla Pass, Northern Tibet
$21,000   30" x 24"
“Aspen Leaves” by Sherrie McGraw2nd Place Silver Medal Award
Funded by American Art Collector Magazine - two-page feature article on award winner valued at $6,200
$6,200 Sherrie McGraw OPAM Aspen Leaves
$45,000   30" x 38"
“Monument Valley” by Calvin Liang3rd Place Bronze Medal Award
Funded by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine - one full-page advertisement valued at $3,800
$3,800 Calvin Liang OPAM Monument Valley
$5,800   22" x 30"
“Chalice” by John Michael Carter Most Original Award of Excellence
Funded by Southwest Art Magazine - one full-page advertisement valued at $3,380
$3,380 John Michael Carter OPAM Chalice
$20,000   48" x 36"
“Lady in Waiting” by Jeff Legg Realism Award of Excellence
$500 cash donation funded by Friends of OPA, $250 in select merchandise funded by Savoir-Faire, $250 merchandise certificate funded by Guerilla Painter
$1,000 Jeff Legg OPAM Lady in Waiting
$12,900   20" x 24"
“The Centenarian” by Shizhong Yan Impressionist Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Michael Harding Handmade Artists Oil Colours
$1,000 Shizhong Yan OPAM The Centenarian
$18,800   36" x 24"
“At The Coast” by Albert Handell Shirl Smithson Founders' Award for Master Signature Members
Cash donation funded by the Shirl Smithson Family
$500 Albert Handell OPAM At The Coast
$18,500   20" x 40"

25th National Juried Exhibition: Southwest Gallery

Associate Signature Division

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
“Spade Fish” by Derek W. Penix1st Place Gold Medal Award
Funded by Oil Painters of America (Eligibility only once every 3 years for the same artist)
$30,000 Derek W. Penix Spade Fish
$7,800   40" x 40"
“Harbor Conversations” by Daud M. Akhriev2nd Place Silver Medal Award
Funded by American Art Collector Magazine Two-page feature article on award winner valued at $6,200
$6,200 Daud M. Akhriev OPA Harbor Conversations
$10,000   12" x 23"
“Thunder on the Brazos” by Nancy Boren3rd Place Bronze Medal Award
Funded by Plein Air Magazine One full-page advertisement valued at $3,800
$3,800 Nancy Boren OPA Thunder on the Brazos
$4,500   30" x 24"
“Sunny Disposition” by Anne Blair Brown Silver Anniversary Award of Excellence
Funded by Art of the West Magazine Two-third page advertisement valued at $2,340
$2,340 Anne Blair Brown OPA Sunny Disposition
$5,800   24" x 24"
“May You Find Solace” by Bryce C. Liston Best Signature Award of Excellence
Cash donation Funded by FASO
$1,250 Bryce C. Liston OPA May You Find Solace
$4,800   17" x 26"
“Arrangement in Red” by Dan Beck Best Signature Honorable Mention
$700 Lifetime Master Account funded by Artwork Archive, Merchandise certificates: $250 funded by Natural Pigments, $250 funded by New Wave Fine Art Products
$1,200 Dan Beck OPA Arrangement in Red
$4,800   28" x 22"
“Youth” by Timur D. Akhriev Best Associate Award of Excellence
Cash donation Funded by FASO
$1,250 Timur D. Akhriev Youth
$11,000   50" x 30"
“Angle of Repose” by Ron Rencher Best Associate Honorable Mention
$700 Lifetime Master Account funded by Artwork Archive, Merchandise certificates: $250 funded by Natural Pigments, $250 funded by New Wave Fine Art Products
$1,200 Ron Rencher Angle of Repose
$6,800   20" x 30"
“Fading” by Karen W. Offutt Outstanding Composition and Technique Award of Excellence
$550 in select merchandise funded by Holbein Artist Materials, $650 easel light funded by Revelite
$1,200 Karen W. Offutt Fading
$6,500   30" x 30"
“At Rest” by Rob Rey Most Original Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Jack Richeson & Company
$1,000 Rob Rey OPA At Rest
$2,400   18" x 24"
“The Fallen” by Dianne L. Massey Dunbar Most Original Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates: $250 funded by SourceTek Art Supply, $250 funded by Natural Pigments, $250 funded by MasterPak
$750 Dianne L. Massey Dunbar OPA The Fallen
$14,000   30" x 40"
“Contemporary Girl” by Bo Zhang Presidents' Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded equally by Past Presidents Zhiwei Tu OPAM and Betty Schmidt
$1,000 Bo Zhang Contemporary Girl
$18,000   30" x 24"
“Nocturne on the Reservoir” by Casey Childs Art Renewal Center Realism Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by Art Renewal Center
$1,000 Casey Childs Nocturne on the Reservoir
$17,500   48" x 24"
“Huntress” by Keewon Hong Realism Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors, $250 funded by The Italian Art Store
$750 Keewon Hong Huntress
$5,000   30" x 24"
“Working Late” 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 Working Late
$9,500   22" x 28"
“Cool Water” by Dan Schultz Impressionist Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Gamblin Artists Colors, $250 funded by SourceTek
$750 Dan Schultz Cool Water
$2,700   16" x 20"
“Morning Mist” by William A. Suys Animal Award of Excellence
$250 cash donation funded by OPA, merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Jack Richeson & Company, $250 funded by Natural Pigments
$1,000 William A. Suys OPA Morning Mist
$14,000   36" x 48"
“Chicken Coop” by Kyle Ma Animal Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Michael Harding Handmade Artists Oil Colours, $250 funded by Airfloat Systems
$750 Kyle Ma Chicken Coop
$800   10" x 12"
“Portrait of Paris” by David Gray John August Dietrich Memorial Figurative Award of Excellence
Cash donation Funded by RayMar Art
$1,000 David Gray Portrait of Paris
$9,000   36" x 24"
“At Her Dressing Table” by Kelli M. Folsom Figurative Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Grumbacher Art, $250 funded by ArtFrames.com
$750 Kelli M. Folsom At Her Dressing Table
$4,800   30" x 24"
“Winter on the San Miguel” by Dave A. Santillanes Landscape Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Gamblin Artists Colors, $500 funded by Blick Art Materials, $250 funded by Liliedahl Video Productions
$1,250 Dave A. Santillanes OPA Winter on the San Miguel
$9,200   36" x 36"
“Hinckley Farm” by David R. Dibble Landscape Honorable Mention
$530 Fly on the Wall Easel package funded by Daytripper Easel, $250 merchandise certificate funded by Ampersand Art Supply
$780 David R. Dibble Hinckley Farm
$1,200   9" x 12"
“Goldfinch” by Marc Chatov Portraiture Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Blue Ridge Oil Colors, $500 funded by Trekell Art Supply, $250 funded by Rosemary & Co. Artist Brushes
$1,250 Marc Chatov OPA Goldfinch
$18,000   40" x 30"
“Flower Season” by Jan P. Wang Portraiture Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Michael Harding Handmade Artists Oil Colours, $250 funded by MasterPak
$750 Jan P. Wang OPA Flower Season
$1,150   12" x 9"
“Eventide” by Jason Sacran Seascape Award of Excellence
$500 merchandise certificate funded by Michael Harding Handmade Artists Oil Colours, $680 Daytripper Easel package funded by Daytripper Easel
$1,200 Jason Sacran Eventide
$24,000   48" x 60"
“Cypress Sun” by Jesse Hitchens Seascape Honorable Mention
$500 oil color set funded by M. Graham & Company, $250 merchandise certificate funded by MasterPak
$750 Jesse Hitchens Cypress Sun
$2,750   22" x 28"
“Morning Peony” by Weizhen Liang Still Life Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors, $500 funded by Trekell Art Supply, $250 funded by Bella Muse Productions
$1,250 Weizhen Liang Morning Peony
$3,900   20" x 10"
“Still Life with Cider Jug and Lemons” by Aimee Erickson Still Life Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Michael Harding Homemade Artists Colours, $250 funded by MasterPak
$750 Aimee Erickson Still Life with Cider Jug and Lemons
$4,000   18" x 24"
“Texas Tim” by Susan F. Hotard Neil Patterson OPAM Award of Excellence
$250 cash donation Funded by OPA Past President Neil Patterson OPAM
$250 Susan F. Hotard Texas Tim
$2,400   20" x 16"
“Thunder on the Brazos” by Nancy Boren Members' Choice Award of Excellence
$1,500 cash donation Funded by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
$1,500 Nancy Boren OPA Thunder on the Brazos
$4,500   30" x 24"

25th National Exhibition
Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship for Midwestern Artists

“Halfway Home” by Elizabeth S. Pollie The Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship for Midwestern Artists
$20,000 Elizabeth S. Pollie OPA Halfway Home
$6,800   30" x 30"
This fellowship is provided through a generous contribution by the The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation for an OPA artist residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio or Wisconsin.

 

Spring 2016 Online Showcase Award Winners

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE

Associate Division

“Master Class” by Charles Iarrobino1st Place First Place
$3,000 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$3,000 Charles Iarrobino Master Class
20" x 16"
“As My” by Cheryl Magellen2nd Place Second Place
$1,500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$1,500 Cheryl Magellen As My
16" x 12"
“Cottonwood & Bales” by Patrick McClellan3rd Place Third Place
$500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$500 Patrick McClellan Cottonwood & Bales
18" x 24"
“The Belizcan Chef” by Heather Arenas Honorable Mention
  Heather Arenas The Belizcan Chef
14" x 18"
“Sycamore before the Bachert Farm” by George Bodine Honorable Mention
  George Bodine Sycamore before the Bachert Farm
24" x 18"
“The Lunch Crowd” by Michael Budden Honorable Mention
  Michael Budden The Lunch Crowd
16" x 24"
“The Sounds of Silence” by Larry DeGraff Honorable Mention
  Larry DeGraff The Sounds of Silence
12" x 12"
“Winter Stream, Brown County State Park” by Troy Kilgore Honorable Mention
  Troy Kilgore Winter Stream, Brown County State Park
8" x 10"
“Luminosity” by Sara Linda Poly Honorable Mention
  Sara Linda Poly Luminosity
30" x 40"
“A Lady from Hong Kong” by Ming Qin Honorable Mention
  Ming Qin A Lady from Hong Kong
70.8" x 39.3"
“The Bicycle and the Boat” by Deborah L. Tilby Honorable Mention
  Deborah L. Tilby The Bicycle and the Boat
24" x 24"
“Hair Tie” by Aaron Westerberg Honorable Mention
  Aaron Westerberg Hair Tie
10" x 9"
“Dad Life” by Cody Wheelock Honorable Mention
  Cody Wheelock Dad Life
7" x 13"

Summer 2016 Online Showcase Award Winners

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE

Associate Division

“Break time At Cafe Du Monde” by Nyle Gordon1st Place First Place
$3,000 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
$3,000 Nyle Gordon Break time At Cafe Du Monde
“Meigs Point Rock Star” by Eileen Eder2nd Place Second Place
$1,500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
$1,500 Eileen Eder Meigs Point Rock Star
“Storm On The Manzano” by Damien M. Gonzales3rd Place Third Place
$500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
$500 Damien M. Gonzales Storm On The Manzano
“Maria In Red” by Joseph Daily Honorable Mention
  Joseph Daily Maria In Red
“New York City” by Derek Penix Honorable Mention
  Derek Penix New York City
“Pit Boss” by Patrick Meehan Honorable Mention
  Patrick Meehan Pit Boss
“White Boats On A Beach” by Deborah Tilby Honorable Mention
  Deborah Tilby White Boats On A Beach
“Trattore Farms Zinfandel Harvest” by Randy Gallegos Honorable Mention
  Randy Gallegos Trattore Farms Zinfandel Harvest
“Just The Beginning” by Shana Levenson Honorable Mention
  Shana Levenson Just The Beginning
“Waiting For The Big One” by Nancy Foster Honorable Mention
  Nancy Foster Waiting For The Big One
“Market Mandrians” by Danielle Day Damson Honorable Mention
  Danielle Day Damson Market Mandrians
“With Hands Of Love” by Sabina Turner Honorable Mention
  Sabina Turner With Hands Of Love
“Lily’s First Portrait” by Elizabeth Wiltzen Honorable Mention
  Elizabeth Wiltzen Lily’s First Portrait

Eastern Regional Award Winners: Eisele Gallery of Fine Art

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE

Associate and Signature Division

“Looking Back” by Marci Oleszkiewicz Gold Medal
$4,000 cash award funded by OPA
$4,000 Marci Oleszkiewicz OPA Looking Back
$6,000   36" x 24"
“Blue Kimono” by Mary Qian Silver Medal
Featured in Artist Focus section funded by American Art Collector Magazine
$3,400 Mary Qian Blue Kimono
$2,600   19" x 13"
“Summer Sun” by Abigail F. McBride Bronze Medal
Full page advertisement funded by Southwest Art Magazine
$3,380 Abigail F. McBride Summer Sun
$1,600   20" x 16"
“Darien Reflections” by Katie Dobson Cundiff Award of Excellence
Half-page advertisement funded by Plein Air Magazine
$2,000 Katie Dobson Cundiff Darien Reflections
$4,850   30" x 30"
“The Designer” by Jeff Morrow Award of Excellence
$1,500 cash award funded by OPA
$1,500 Jeff Morrow The Designer
$4,000   24" x 30"
“Isabella” by Dan Beck Award of Excellence
$1,000 cash award funded by OPA
$1,000 Dan Beck OPA Isabella
$2,200   16" x 12"
“The Working Class” by Ann Larsen Award of Excellence
$500 cash award funded by OPA
$500 Ann Larsen The Working Class
$2,000   12" x 24"
“Rose and Silver Pitcher” by Patricia Rohrbacher Award of Excellence
$500 cash award funded by Larson-Juhl
$500 Patricia Rohrbacher Rose and Silver Pitcher
$2,400   18" x 16"
“Planning Meals” by Shannon Smith Hughes Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate for Robin Imaging Services towards a giclee print or other printing services
$500 Shannon Smith Hughes Planning Meals
$5,100   24" x 30"
“Red Stripe Tablecloth” by Barbara Schilling Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate for Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing
$250 Barbara Schilling Red Stripe Tablecloth
$2,600   20" x 15"

Master Signature Division

Gold Medal
$3,500 cash award funded by OPA
$3,500 Marc Hanson OPAM "Silence"
$6,400   24" x 30"
Award of Excellence
Full page ad in Sophisticated Living Magazine
$1,200 Xiao S. Jiang OPAM "Gondola"
$8,000   20" x 16"