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2008 Awardees

National Juried Exhibition Masters Division: Dana Gallery

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
Posing for the Sketchgroup by David Hettinger OPAM OPA Award of Excellence for Master Signature Members

Funded by OPA ($3,000) and Friends of OPA ($1,300) (Eligibility only once every three years for the same artist) (1st Place)

$4,300 David Hettinger OPAM Posing for the Sketchgroup
Call Waiting by Nancy Seamons Crookston OPAM Master Signature Member Award of Excellence

Funded by Art of the West Magazine ($1,000 cash and a free full page advertisement) (2nd Place)

$4,075 Nancy Seamons Crookston OPAM Call Waiting
Evening Walk by Neil Patterson OPAM Award of Excellence for Master Signature Members

Funded by Southwest Art Magazine (Two-third page advertisement) (3rd Place)

$3,000 Neil Patterson OPAM Evening Walk
Glouchester Rail Ways by William F. Reese OPAM Shirl Smithson Founders Award for Master Signature Members

Funded by the Shirl Smithson Family

$500 William F. Reese OPAM Glouchester Rail Ways

 

National Juried Exhibition Associate Signature Division: Dana Gallery

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
Morning in Giverny by Howard Friedland OPA American National Award of Excellence

Funded by Oil Painters of America

(Eligibility only once every 3 years for the same artist) (1st Place)

$20,000 Howard Friedland OPA Morning in Giverny
Song of Reverence by Harry Ahn American Art Collector Award of Excellence

Full feature article on award winner (2nd Place)

$14,000 Harry Ahn Song of Reverence
Fishbowl by Ann Hardy OPA Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award of Excellence

Free full page advertisement (3rd Place)

$3,520 Ann Hardy OPA Fishbowl
Playing the Piccolo by Clement Kwan Donors' Award of Excellence $1,350 Clement Kwan Playing the Piccolo
Gentle Flight by Tom Bluemlein OPA Fine Art Studio On-line Award of Excellence

Fine Art Studio On-line ($500 cash and two years of web hosting valued at $600)

$1,100 Tom Bluemlein OPA Gentle Flight
Bay View by Michael Situ OPA Baker Frame Studio, Inc. Award of Excellence

20" X 24" Custom Hand Carved 22k Gold Leaf Frame

$1,000 Michael Situ OPA Bay View
Sun Wave Mist by Ruo Li OPA Liliedahl Video Productions Award of Excellence

A selection of DVD's by Master Artists

$1,000 Ruo Li OPA Sun Wave Mist
Fragility by Scott Tallman Powers OPA Presidents Award of Excellence

Funded by Zhiwei Tu OPAM and Betty Schmidt

$1,000 Scott Tallman Powers OPA Fragility
Wild Mustangs by Mike Callahan Classic Gallery Framing, Inc. Award of Excellence

$250 cash and a Merchandise Certificate valued at $500

$750 Mike Callahan Wild Mustangs
Treasures by Jean Chambers OPA Ampersand Art and The Artist's Magazine Award of Excellence

One case of 10 Gessobord 12" X 16" with 3/4" cradles valued at $266 and $250 cash funded by The Artist's Magazine

$516 Jean Chambers OPA Treasures
Bonhomme by James Hempel Pat Wayman School of Fine Art Award of Excellence

One week painting workshop

$500 James Hempel Bonhomme
Heather's Braids by Johanna Sprinks Daler-Rowney Award of Excellence

Merchandise Certificate

$500 Johanna Spinks Heather's Braids
Russian Village by Dali Higa Daniel Smith Artists' Materials Award of Excellence

Merchandise certificate

$500 Dali Higa Russian Village
Young Woman in Blue by Ken Cadwallader OPA Fredericksburg Artists' School Workshop Scholarship

One week painting workshop

$500 Ken Cadwallader OPA Young Woman in Blue
Waterloo Station by Charles Apt Fredrix Artist Canvas and Gamblin Artists Colors Award of Excellence

Fredrix Artist Canvas Merchandise Certificate ($250) and Gamblin Artists Colors Deluxe Painting System ($250)

$500 Charles Apt Waterloo Station
Companions by Quizhen Wei Fredrix Artist Canvas and Gamblin Artists Colors Award of Excellence

Fredrix Artist Canvas Merchandise Certificate ($250) and Gamblin Artists Colors Deluxe Painting System ($250)

$500 Quizhen Wei Companions
Plumage by Johanna Harmon Hunter Editions Award of Excellence

Free Prepress and one sheet paper or canvas reproduction

$500 Johanna Harmon Plumage
Yellow Pitcher with Limes Thanhardt-Burger Corp Award of Excellence

Newcomb-Macklin Picture Frame

$500 Jeffrey Merrill Yellow Pitcher with Limes
Last Light in the Sangre's by Tim Deibler Utrecht Award of Excellence

Merchandise Certificate

$500 Tim Deibler Last Light in the Sangre's
At the Kempton's Barn by Daud Akhriev Utrecht Award of Excellence

Merchandise Certificate

$500 Daud Akhriev At the Kempton's Barn
View from a French Village by David Simons Blick Art Materials Award of Excellence

Sennelier Giant Oil Pastels, Daler-Rowney Georgian Oil Canvas Pad

$463 David Simons View from a French Village
Vibrance by Richard Russell Directors' Award of Excellence

Funded by Neil Patterson OPAM, Vice President ($250) and William Schneider OPA, Director ($200)

$450 Richard Russell Vibrance
Woodstock Holly Hocks by Andrew Orr Barbara Carter Fine Gilded Frames Award of Excellence

24" x 30" 23k Water Gilded Gold Leaf Frame

$365 Andrew Orr Woodstock Holly Hocks
Silence is Golden by Steve Roselles

Sourcetek and Arlington Heights Art Guild Award of Excellence

"Premium Line" canvas panels valued at $250 and $100 donation from Arlington Heights Art Guild

$350 Steve Roselles Silence is Golden
Out of the Shadow by Paulette Lee Blick Art Materials Award of Excellence

Daler-Rowney Georgian Oil Canvas Pad, 2-Blick Master Stroke Brushes, John Howard Sanden Oil Paints, Sennelier Oil Stick Set of 6, Just Stow It Messenger Bag

$317 Paulette Lee Out of the Shadow
Old Hospital Bunker by Jennifer McChristian Jack Richeson & Co. Inc. Award of Excellence

Shiva oils and brushes

$250 Jennifer McChristian
Old Hospital Bunker
Summer Shadow by Dan Beck Jack Richeson & Co. Inc. Award of Excellence

Shiva oils and brushes

$250 Dan Beck Summer Shadow

 

Eastern Regional Award Winners: Richland Fine Art

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
Richland Creek Idyll by Charles T. Cox Best of Show

Funded by OPA

$4,000 Charles T. Cox Richland Creek Idyll
Veteran by Zhiwei Tu OPAM Award of Excellence

Best Master Signature Member

Funded by OPA

$3,500 Zhiwei Tu OPAM Veteran
Vermilion Reverie by William A. Schneider OPA Award of Excellence

Best Signature Member

Funded by OPA

$1,000 William A. Schneider OPA Vermilion Reverie
Magdelen by Wanda Choate Award of Excellence

Best Associate Member

Funded by OPA

$1,000 Wanda Choate Magdelen
Camellia in Ball Jar by Terry T. Norris Award of Excellence

Solid Oak Pastel/Oil Easel

Funded by Barnsite Art Gallery and

The Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art - Kewaunee, Wisconsin

$825 Terry T. Norris Camellia in Ball Jar
Argilite by Glenn F. Harrington Award of Excellence

Funded by OPA

$500 Glenn F. Harrington Argilite
Lusheng Player by Carol Lee Thompson Award of Excellence

Funded by OPA

$500 Carol Lee Thompson Lusheng Player
Reincarnation by Frank A. Emrick Award of Excellence

Funded by OPA

$500 Frank A. Emrick Reincarnation
Homage by Jeffrey D. Hargreaves Award of Excellence

Funded by OPA

$500 Jeffrey D. Hargreaves Homage

 

Western Regional Award Winners: Devin Galleries

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  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
Paisley by Bryce Liston Best of Show

Funded by OPA

$4,000 Bryce Liston Paisley
Cobalt, Cantaloupe & Lace by Jeff Legg OPAM Award of Excellence

Best Master Signature Member

Funded by OPA

$3,500 Jeff Legg OPAM Cobalt, Cantaloupe & Lace
Feathered Crown by Ed David Kucera OPA Award of Excellence

Best Signature Member

Funded by OPA

$1,000 Ed David Kucera OPA Feathered Crown
Arrangement with Light and Shade by David Gray Award of Excellence

Best Associate Member

Funded by OPA

$1,000 David Gray Arrangement with Light and Shade
Reflections by Margaret Ware Award of Excellence

Funded by OPA

$500 Margaret Ware Reflections
Cool Oasis by Carol Swinney OPA Award of Excellence

Funded by OPA

$500 Carol Swinney OPA Cool Oasis
Making Our Way Across by Jennifer McChristian Award of Excellence

Funded by OPA

$500 Jennifer McChristian Making Our Way Across
Big Hat by Dan Beck Award of Excellence

Funded by OPA

$500 Dan Beck Big Hat