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2009 Awardees

National Juried Exhibition Masters Division: Sage Creek Gallery

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
OPA Award of Excellence for Master Signature Member

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 Dan Gerhartz OPAM Amaryllis
Art of the West Award of Excellence for Master Signature Members

Funded by Art of the West Magazine
(Free full page advertisement) (2nd Place)

$3,075 David Hettinger OPAM Evening In The Garden
Southwest Art Award of Excellence for Master Signature Members

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

$3,000 Thomas Buechner OPAM Red Hat Society
Shirl Smithson Founders Award for Master Signature Members

Funded by the Shirl Smithson Family

$500 Jeffrey R. Watts OPAM Wiley Irishman

 

18th National Exhibition Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship for Midwestern Artists

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
In Dream by Mary Qian

The Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship for Midwestern Artists

Funded by the Driehaus Foundation

$20,000 Mary Qian In Dream
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.

 

National Juried Exhibition Associate Signature Division: Sage Creek Gallery

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE

American National Award of Excellence

Funded by Oil Painters of America
(Eligibility only once every 3 years for the same artist) (1st Place)

$22,000 David Riedel Wooden Bowl
 

American Art Collector Award of Excellence

Full feature article on award winner (2nd Place)

$14,000 Robert Johnson OPA Peonies
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award of Excellence $3,520

Jeff Otis OPA New Mexico Mesas
Donors’ Award of Excellence $2,000 Joshua Flint We Pivot Like Constellations in The Sky
Jack Richeson & Co. Inc. Award of Excellence $1,200 Glenn Harrington Headdress

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 Nancy Howe OPA Holding All He Needs

Liliedahl Video Productions Award of Excellence

A selection of DVD’s by Master Artists

$1,000 Jeff Jamison The Fisher King

Presidents Award of Excellence

Funded by Zhiwei Tu OPAM and Betty Schmidt

$1,000 Gabor Svagrik Summer House

Classic Gallery Framing, Inc. Award of Excellence

$250 cash and a Merchandise Certificate valued at $500

$750 Dan Beck Here and Now

Utrecht Award of Excellence

Merchandise Certificate

$750 Robert Coombs Familiar Crossing
Café Rouge by Shawn Zents

Jack Richeson & Co. Inc. Award of Excellence

Shiva oils and brushes, funded by Jack Richeson & Co

$600

Shawn Zents Café Rouge

Blick Art Materials Award of Excellence

Merchandise Certificate

$500 Timothy Norman OPA The Shepherd
In Dream by Mary Qian

Fredericksburg Artists’ School Workshop Scholarship

One week painting workshop

$500 Mary Qian In Dream

Hunter Editions Award of Excellence

Free Prepress and one sheet paper or canvas reproduction

$500 David Gray Common Things
Long Term Parking by Tim Horn

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 Tim Horn Long Term Parking

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 Trent Gudmundsen Bistro Waitress

All-In-One Easel and Winsor & Newton; ColArt Americas, Inc. Award of Excellence

All-In-One Easel ($250); Winsor & Newton Artists’ Oil Box ($210)

$460 Marc Hanson OPA Rural Route

Barbara Carter Fine Gilded Frames Award of Excellence

23k Water Gilded Gold Leaf Frame

$365 Joan Johnson The Gardeners
A Grandmother by Xue-Cheng Piao

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 Xue-Cheng Piao A Grandmother

Martin F. Weber Award of Excellence

Merchandise Certificate

$300 Greg Scheibel Coastal Glow
Stairway Home by Todd Williams OPA

Martin F. Weber Award of Excellence

Merchandise Certificate

$300 Todd Williams OPA Stairway Home
Loosening Knots by Jim Beckner

Ray Mar Art Award of Excellence

Merchandise Certificate
$250 Jim Beckner Loosening Knots

Directors’ Award of Excellence

William Schneider OPA, Director

$200 Richard Russell Through Quiet Meadows

 

Eastern Regional Award Winners: Corse Gallery & Atelier

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
 

Associate and Signature Division

 

 

 

Gold Medal
Funded by OPA
$4,000 Nancy Howe OPA By Hand
Silver Medal
Funded by OPA
$1,000 Raymond Thornton Natasha
Bronze Medal
Funded by OPA
$1,000 Rita Spalding Pears in Winterscape
Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 Mary Qian Maya
Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 Terry Trambauer Norris OPA Oil Can with Measuring Cup
Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 Kevin Beilfuss The Muse
Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 Barbara Flowers Walking the Dog in Style, Paris
  Master Signature Division      
Gold Medal
Funded by OPA
$3,500 Zhiwei Tu OPAM Interested

 

Western Regional Award Winners: Howard/Mandville Gallery

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
 

Associate and Signature Division

 

 

 

Patiently Waiting by Deborah Fuelberth

Gold Medal
Funded by OPA

$4,000 Deborah Fuelberth Patiently Waiting
Almost Spring by Dan Beck

Silver Medal
Funded by OPA

$1,000 Dan Beck Almost Spring
My Grandfather's Drums by Fariad

Bronze Medal
Funded by OPA

$1,000 Fariad My Grandfather's Drums
Alone In The Garden by Albin Veselka

Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA

$500 Albin Veselka Alone In The Garden
Ginger Jar by Susan Lange-Marshall

Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA

$500 Susan Lange-Marshall Ginger Jar
Spring Burning by Brent Cotton

Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA

$500 Brent Cotton Spring Burning
For The Ages by Richard Prather OPA

Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA

$500 Richard Prather OPA For the Ages
 

Master Signature Division

   
Holiday by Huihan Liu OPAM

Gold Medal
Funded by OPA

$3,500 Huihan Liu OPAM Holiday