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2018 Awardees

27th National Juried Exhibition: Steamboat Art Museum

Master Signature Division

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
“Boat Place” by Xiao S. Jiang1st Place Gold Medal Award
Funded by OPA and Friends of OPA. (Eligibility only once every two years for the same artist)
$7,500 Xiao S. Jiang OPAM Boat Place
$18,000   28" x 22"
“Composition of the Oriental” by Jan Peng Wang2nd Place Silver Medal Award
Funded by American Art Collector Magazine - two-page feature article on award winner
$6,200 Jan Peng Wang OPAM Composition of the Oriental
$1,600   11" x 14"
“A Couple in Front of the Holly Temple” by Christopher Zhang3rd Place Bronze Medal Award
Funded by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine - one full-page advertisement
$3,995 Christopher Zhang OPAM A Couple in Front of the Holly Temple
$16,000   40" x 30"
“Gossip” by Daud Akhriev Most Original Award of Excellence
Funded by Southwest Art Magazine - one full-page advertisement
$3,380 Daud Akhriev OPAM Gossip
$16,000   28" x 20"
“Red Nasturtiums with Mixed Pottery” by Kathy Anderson Donors’ Award of Excellence
Cash donations funded by Bella Muse Productions ($500) and Friends of OPA ($500)
$1,000 Kathy Anderson OPAM Red Nasturtiums with Mixed Pottery
$3,800   12" x 20"
“Kintsugi” by Nancy Howe Realism Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by FASO ($500), Merchandise certificate funded by Blue Ridge Oil Colors ($500)
$1,000 Nancy Howe OPAM Kintsugi
  24" x 18"
“Blue September-Grand Mesa” by Nikolo Balkanski Impressionist Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by the FASO ($500), Merchandise certificate funded by Michael Harding Handmade Artists Oil Colours ($500)
$1,000 Nikolo Balkanski OPAM Blue September-Grand Mesa
$7,800   24" x 36"
“Red Aria” by Jeff Legg Shirl Smithson Founders’ Award for Master Signature Members
Cash donation funded by the Shirl Smithson Family
$500 Jeff Legg OPAM Red Aria
$13,500   24" x 20"
“Harmony in Black and Gold” by Quang Ho Members’ Choice Award for Master Signature Members
Merchandise certificate funded by Savoir-Faire
$1,000 Quang Ho OPAM Harmony in Black and Gold
$4,400   14" x 11"
“Red Aria” by Jeff Legg Members’ Choice Honorable Mention Award for Master Signature Members
Merchandise certificate funded by Gamblin Artists Colors
$500 Jeff Legg OPAM Red Aria
$13,500   24" x 20"

27th National Juried Exhibition: Steamboat Art Museum

Associate Signature Division

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
“Take These Broken Wings” by Casey Childs1st Place Gold Medal Award
Funded by Oil Painters of America (Eligibility only once every two years for the same artist)
$25,000 Casey Childs Take These Broken Wings
$17,500   48" x 24"
“Be Still My Soul” by John M Pototschnik2nd Place Silver Medal Award
Funded by American Art Collector Magazine Two-page feature article on award winner
$6,200 John M Pototschnik OPA Be Still My Soul
$11,275   30" x 40"
“Beholding to None” by Nathaniel Skousen3rd Place Bronze Medal Award
Funded by Plein Air Magazine Full-page advertisement
$3,995 Nathaniel Skousen Beholding to None
$4,600   30" x 24"
“A Little Saturation” by John W Taft Best Signature Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by FASO ($750), Merchandise certificate funded by Cheap Joes’s Art Stuff ($750)
$1,500 John W Taft OPA A Little Saturation
$5,200   25" x 30"
“No One Home” by Tom Nachreiner Best Signature Honorable Mention
Easel light funded by Revelite
$650 Tom Nachreiner OPA No One Home
$4,000   24" x 30"
“Along the Mohawk” by Phil Boatwright Best Associate Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by FASO ($750), Merchandise certificate funded by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff ($750)
$1,500 Phil Boatwright Along the Mohawk
$2,000   12" x 18"
“The Bird Scoop” by Donald Darst Best Associate Honorable Mention
Easel light funded by Revelite
$650 Donald Darst The Bird Scoop
$1,200   12" x 24"
“Where the Trout Live” by TJ Cunningham Outstanding Composition and Technique Award of Excellence
Artwork Archive Lifetime Master Account
$1,250 TJ Cunningham Where the Trout Live
$5,000   24" x 30"
“West of Town” by Jane Hunt Presidents’ Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded equally by Past Presidents Zhiwei Tu OPAM and Betty Schmidt
$1,000 Jane Hunt West of Town
$2,200   20" x 16"
“Cherry Flowers” by Jan Zhang Most Original Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Blick Art Materials
$1,000 Jan Zhang Cherry Flowers
$24,000   30" x 24"
“Shadow Dancer” by Susan Lindsey Most Original Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificate funded by Trekell Art Supply ($500), Rosemary & Company Brush Bouquet ($250)
$750 Susan Lindsey Shadow Dancer
$1,800   20" x 16"
“Vermont Winter” by Mark A Boedges Art Renewal Center Realism Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by Art Renewal Center
$1,000 Mark A Boedges Vermont Winter
$8,500   16" x 24.50"
“Autumn Reflections” by Jeremy Goodding Realism Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates funded by Trekell Art Supply ($500) and Masterpak Inc. ($250)
$750 Jeremy Goodding Autumn Reflections
$1,920   12" x 16"
“Evening Glow” by Rusty G Jones Ted Goerschner OPAM Memorial Impressionist Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by friends of Ted Goerschner OPA
$1,000 Rusty G Jones Evening Glow
$2,550   16" x 20"
“Drying the Sails in Kennebunkport” by Brent Jensen Impressionist Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates funded by Gamblin Artists Colors ($500) and Airfloat Systems ($250)
$750 Brent Jensen Drying the Sails in Kennebunkport
$5,500   24" x 24"
“Swirling Koi” by Derek W Penix Animal Award of Excellence
Artwork Archive Lifetime Master Account
$1,250 Derek W Penix Swirling Koi
$7,800   33" x 36"
“Afternoon Solace” by Diane Frossard Animal Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates funded by JFM Enterprises ($500) and Liliedahl Video Productions ($250)
$750 Diane Frossard Afternoon Solace
$1,700   9" x 12"
“Deep in the Night” by Bryce C Liston John August Dietrich Memorial Figurative Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by RayMar Art
$1,000 Bryce C Liston OPA Deep in the Night
$3,700   20" x 16"
“My Daughter Gabrielle and Her Dog Boo” by William L Angresano Figurative Honorable Mention
Oil color set funded by M. Graham & Company ($500), Merchandise certificate funded by ArtFrames ($250)
$750 William L Angresano My Daughter Gabrielle and Her Dog Boo
$6,500   40" x 30"
“Blues and Gold” by Christine Lashley Alden Bryan Memorial Landscape Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by the Alden and Mary Bryan Arts Fund and the Vermont Community Foundation
$1,000 Christine Lashley Blues and Gold
$4,100   24" x 36"
“Five More Minutes” by David R Dibble Landscape Honorable Mention
Cash donation funded by Wild Horse Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO ($500), Merchandise certificates funded by Masterpak Inc. ($250)
$750 David R Dibble Five More Minutes
$4,000   24" x 24"
“A Moment Alone” by Patrick M Meehan Portraiture Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Michael Harding Handmade Oil Colours
$1,000 Patrick M Meehan OPA A Moment Alone
$3,200   20" x 16"
“Reckless” by William A Schneider Portraiture Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificate funded by Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors ($500), Rosemary & Company Brush Bouquet ($250)
$750 William A Schneider OPA Reckless
$3,950   24" x 18"
“Evening in Laguna Beach” by Michael Situ Seascape Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Savoir-Faire
$1,000 Michael Situ OPA Evening in Laguna Beach
$3,500   16" x 20"
“Turbulence” by Rebecca Leer Seascape Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificate funded by Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors ($500) and Ampersand Art Supply ($250)
$750 Rebecca Leer Turbulence
$4,000   20" x 30"
“Of Sand and Sea” by Ann Kraft Walker Still Life Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Blick Art Materials
$1,000 Ann Kraft Walker OPA Of Sand and Sea
$3,200   12" x 24"
“White Roses” by Kyle Ma Still Life Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificate funded by Rembrandt Oils ($500) and SourceTek Art Supply ($250)
$750 Kyle Ma White Roses
$1,600   12" x 16"
“Distant” by Tsultrim Tenzin Neil Patterson OPAM Award of Excellence
$250 cash donation funded by OPA Past President Neil Patterson OPAM
$250 Tsultrim Tenzin Distant
$2,600   24" x 18"
“Deep in the Night” by Bryce C Liston Members’ Choice Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Maimeri Puro Oils
$1,000 Bryce C Liston OPA Deep in the Night
$3,700   20" x 16"
“Orange Romance” by MaryBeth Karaus Members’ Choice Honorable Mention
Schmincke Mussini Anniversary Wooden Box Set: 36 Colors of 15ml tubes ($470) and Grumbacher Pre-Tested 10-Color Sampler Set ($88.50)
$560 MaryBeth Karaus OPA Orange Romance
$5,200   19" x 36"

27th National Exhibition
Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship for Midwestern Artists

“Orange Romance” by MaryBeth Karaus The Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship for Midwestern Artists
$20,000 MaryBeth Karaus OPA Orange Romance
$5,200   19" x 36"
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, Missouri, Ohio or Wisconsin.

 

2018 Juried Salon Show: Crooked Tree Arts Center

Master Signature Division

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
“Shirley Temple No Ice” by Nancy S. Crookston Gold Medal
$1,500 cash funded by OPA
$1,500 Nancy S. Crookston OPAM Shirley Temple No Ice
$6,400   36" x 24"
“Newport Sailboats” by Calvin Liang Silver Medal
$500 cash funded by OPA
$500 Calvin Liang OPAM Newport Sailboats
$2,900   16" x 20"
“Gently Into Spring” by Marc R. Hanson Bronze Medal
$250 cash funded by OPA
$250 Marc R. Hanson OPAM Gently Into Spring
$5,200   24" x 24"

Associate Signature Division

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
“Forgotten Homestead” by J. Ken Spencer Gold Medal
One full-page advertisement funded by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine ($3,995) and $1,000 cash funded by OPA
$4,995 J. Ken Spencer OPA Forgotten Homestead
$2,500   16" x 20"
“Frontier Artist - Fort Concho” by William A. Suys Silver Medal
One full-page advertisement funded by Southwest Art Magazine ($3,380) and $750 cash funded by OPA
$4,130 William A. Suys OPA Frontier Artist - Fort Concho
$3,600   20" x 16"
“Float Upstream” by William A. Schneider Bronze Medal
Merchandise Certificate funded by Michael Harding Handmade Artist Oil Colours ($1,500) and $500 cash funded by OPA
$2,000 William A. Schneider OPA Float Upstream
$3,950   24" x 18"
“Believer” by Candace X. Moore Realism Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Savoir-Faire ($500) and $500 cash funded by OPA
$1,000 Candace X. Moore Believer
$1,800   16" x 12"
“The Dining Room” by Shannon Smith-Hughes Impressionist Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Savoir-Faire ($500) and $500 cash funded by OPA
$1,000 Shannon Smith-Hughes The Dining Room
$4,200   24" x 18"
“Tess” by Jenny Buckner Animal Award of Excellence
$500 cash funded by OPA
$500 Jenny Buckner Tess
$1,950   12" x 9"
“Hard Life” by Milly Tsai Figurative Award of Excellence
$500 cash funded by OPA
$500 Milly Tsai OPA Hard Life
$3,500   24" x 18"
“Persistence” by Bill Cramer Landscape Award of Excellence
$500 cash funded by OPA
$500 Bill Cramer Persistence
$1,200   16" x 12"
“Takin' a Break” by Adam Clague Portraiture Award of Excellence
$500 cash funded by OPA
$500 Adam Clague OPA Takin' a Break
$690   12" x 9"
“Dahlia's and Silver” by Elizabeth Robbins Still Life Award of Excellence
$500 cash funded by OPA
$500 Elizabeth Robbins OPA Dahlia's and Silver
$3,000   20" x 16"
“Canyon Oaks” by Craig A. Pursley Award of Excellence
$500 cash funded by OPA
$500 Craig A. Pursley Canyon Oaks
$2,500   12" x 24"
“Havana Nights” by Lyn Boyer Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Gamblin Artists Colors
$500 Lyn Boyer Havana Nights
$3,200   14" x 18"
“Darien Duo” by Katie Dobson Cundiff Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Blue Ridge Oil Colors
$500 Katie Dobson Cundiff OPA Darien Duo
$2,450   24" x 18"
“Absaroka Ascent” by Aaron J. Schuerr Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
$500 Aaron J. Schuerr Absaroka Ascent
$1,500   7" x 20"
“Beneath the Pads” by Joyful E. Enriquez Award of Excellence
$250 cash funded by OPA.
$250 Joyful E. Enriquez Beneath the Pads
$1,500   16" x 20"
“Nature Walk” by Ebrahim Amin Award of Excellence
$250 cash funded by OPA
$250 Ebrahim Amin OPA Nature Walk
$1,400   11" x 14"
“Streaming at Dusk” by Steven S. Walker Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Liliedahl Video Productions
$250 Steven S. Walker Streaming at Dusk
$1,900   12" x 24"

Benevolent Award of Excellence

“The Three Amigos” by Connie Herberg Executive Director’s Benevolent Artist Award
$500 cash funded by an Anonymous CTAC Member
$500 Connie Herberg The Three Amigos
$860   12" x 16"

$500 cash funded by Crooked Tree Arts Center. The Benevolent Artist Award is given by Crooked Tree Arts Center to recognize an artist who builds community not only through their creative practice, but also through volunteerism, donation, and other forms of support.

 

2018 National Wet Paint

Studio

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
“Silas” by Eric Johnson First Place
Funded by Southwest Art Magazine - one full-page advertisement ($3,380), Cash donation funded by OPA ($1,500)
$4,880 Eric Johnson Silas
 
“Blue and a Slice of Orange” by Jeremy Goodding Second Place
Funded by Western Art Collector Magazine - one half-page advertisement ($2,300), Cash donation funded by OPA ($1,250)
$3,550 Jeremy Goodding Blue and a Slice of Orange
 
“Woman with Necklace” by Fei Eric Guan Third Place
Funded by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine - one half-page advertisement ($2,150), Cash donation funded by OPA ($1,000)
$3,150 Fei Eric Guan Woman with Necklace
 
“Mixed Pansies” by Mostafa Keyhani Fourth Place
Merchandise certificate funded by Guerrilla Painter ($100), Cash donation funded by OPA ($750)
$850 Mostafa Keyhani OPA Mixed Pansies
 

Plein Air

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
“Fish Creek Falls” by Dave Santillanes First Place
Funded by Southwest Art Magazine - one full-page advertisement ($3,380), Cash donation funded by OPA ($1,500)
$4,880 Dave Santillanes OPA Fish Creek Falls
 
“Spring Color” by Stacey Peterson Second Place
Funded by Western Art Collector Magazine - one half-page advertisement ($2,300), Cash donation funded by OPA ($1,250)
$3,550 Stacey Peterson OPA Spring Color
 
“Morning at the Falls” by Greg Scheibel Third Place
Funded by Plein Air Magazine - one half-page advertisement ($2,150), Cash donation funded by OPA ($1,000)
$3,150 Greg Scheibel OPA Morning at the Falls
 
“Aspens” by Kathy Anderson Fourth Place
Merchandise certificate funded by Guerilla Painter ($100), Cash donation funded by OPA ($750)
$850 Kathy Anderson OPAM Aspens
 

Wet Paint Award of Excellence Winners

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
“7 O’Clock Shadows” by Kathy Marsh Riedinger Award of Excellence
New Wave Fine Art Products 12” 16” POSH Glass & Grey Pad Hand Held Model ($50), Cash donation funded by OPA ($500)
$550 Kathy Marsh Riedinger 7 O’Clock Shadows
 
“Rabbit Ears Pass” by Nancy Hall Award of Excellence
New Wave Fine Art Products 12” 16” POSH Glass & Grey Pad Hand Held Model ($50), Cash donation funded by OPA ($500)
$550 Nancy Hall Rabbit Ears Pass
 
“Lilac on Laurel Street” by Nancy Boren Award of Excellence
12” X 16” 22k Impressionist Frame by Bryan Smith Frames
$300 Nancy Boren OPA Lilac on Laurel Street
 
“Rabbit Ears Motel” by Shelby Keefe Award of Excellence
16” x 20” frame in 22k sgraffito by Bryan Smith Frames
$370 Shelby Keefe OPA Rabbit Ears Motel
 
“La Rousse” by Aimee Erickson Award of Excellence
Holbein Vernet Superior Oil Color Set of 12 funded by Holbein Artist Materials
$280 Aimee Erickson OPA La Rousse
 
“Hillside” by Louis Escobedo Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by SourceTek Art Supply ($250), New Wave Fine Art Products 9” X 12” Grey POSH Glass Palette ($26)
$276 Louis Escobedo OPA Hillside
 
“Young Win” by Lyn Boyer Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificates funded by Jack Richeson & Co. ($150) and Guerrilla Painter ($100)
$250 Lyn Boyer Young Win
 
“Old Men at the Depot” by Lynne Fearman Award of Excellence
Oil Color Set of 20 funded by Holbein Artist Materials
$242 Lynne Fearman Old Men at the Depot
 
“Entrophy and Evolution” by Susiehyer Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Artisan ($150), New Wave Fine Art Products 9” X 12” Clear POSH Glass Palette ($24)
$174 Susiehyer OPA Entrophy and Evolution
 
“Polky” by Rich Alexander Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Artisan ($150), New Wave Fine Art Products 9” X 12” Clear POSH Glass Palette ($24)
$174 Rich Alexander Polky
 
“Sun Splash” by Mark Shasha Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Jack Richeson & Co. ($100), New Wave Fine Art Products 9” X 12” Grey POSH Glass Palette ($26)
$126 Mark Shasha Sun Splash
 
“Hwy – 24” by Joe Gyurcsak Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Jack Richeson & Co.
$125 Joe Gyurcsak Hwy – 24
 

Spring 2018 Online Showcase Award Winners

Thanks to our Juror of Award Mary Qian for lending her time and expertise!

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE

Associate Division

“Are You Sure?” by Stephanie Paige Thomson 1st Place First Place
$3,000 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$3,000 Stephanie Paige Thomson Are You Sure?
“Beholden to None” by Nathaniel Skousen2nd Place Second Place
$1,500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$1,500 Nathaniel Skousen Beholden to None
“Autumn Aspens” by Jane Hunt 3rd Place Third Place
$500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$500 Jane Hunt Autumn Aspens
“A Winter's Night” by Matthew J. Cutter Honorable Mention
  Matthew J. Cutter A Winter's Night
“Sunshine” by Abigail McBride Honorable Mention
  Abigail McBride Sunshine
“Rusty” by Robert Scudder Honorable Mention
  Robert Scudder Rusty
“Self Portrait” by Michael Gillespie Honorable Mention
  Michael Gillespie Self Portrait
“Weaving Koi” by Derek Penix Honorable Mention
  Derek Penix Weaving Koi
“Iridescence” by Sara Linda Poly Honorable Mention
  Sara Linda Poly Iridescence
“Crimson and Cobalt” by Jeremy Goodding Honorable Mention
  Jeremy Goodding Crimson and Cobalt
“Kerr II” by Carlos Bruscianelli Honorable Mention
  Carlos Bruscianelli Kerr II
“View To The Valley” by Christine Lashley Honorable Mention
  Christine Lashley View To The Valley
“Boundary Cliffs ” by Bill Cramer Honorable Mention
  Bill Cramer Boundary Cliffs