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2020 Awardees

Spring 2020 Online Showcase Award Winners

Thanks to our Juror of Awards David Mueller OPA for lending his time and expertise!

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Associate Division

“Icon” by Jong Lee1st Place First Place
$3000 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$3,000 Jong Lee Icon
20" x 16"
“Baby” by Eric Nyros2nd Place Second Place
$1500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$1,500 Eric Nyros Baby
40" x 30"
“Release” by Ann Steverson3rd Place Third Place
$500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$500 Ann Steverson Release
14" x 48"
“Drawn Into His Grace” by Karen Bradley Honorable Mention
  Karen Bradley Drawn Into His Grace
24" x 17"
“Summers Evening” by Allie Zeyer Honorable Mention
  Allie Zeyer Summers Evening
12" x 12"
“Henry The Magnificent” by Leah Davies Honorable Mention
  Leah Davies Henry The Magnificent
9" x 11"
“Melancholia” by Nick Eisele Honorable Mention
  Nick Eisele Melancholia
11" x 14"
“Wildlife Expedition” by Christine Columbo Honorable Mention
  Christine Columbo Wildlife Expedition
24" x 16"
“Rosa” by Jane Polkowski Honorable Mention
  Jane Polkowski Rosa
20" x 16"
“Afternoon Flowers” by Ming Luke Honorable Mention
  Ming Luke Afternoon Flowers
20" x 16"
“Red Beauty” by Patricia Oji Honorable Mention
  Patricia Oji Red Beauty
20" x 16"
“Under The Blue Sky” by Steven Walker Honorable Mention
  Steven Walker Under The Blue Sky
30" x 36"
“Pink Cascades” by Jenny Buckner Honorable Mention
  Jenny Buckner Pink Cascades
40" x 30"

2020 Virtual Juried Salon Show Award Winners

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Associate and Signature Division

“Dama De Rojo” by Patrick Saunders Gold Medal
Artist Focus Feature in American Art Collector Magazine ($3,400) and $1,000 cash funded by OPA
$4,400 Patrick Saunders OPA Dama De Rojo
$4,000   28.5" x 14.5"
“Asian Preciousness” by Susan F Hotard Silver Medal
One full-page advertisement funded by Southwest Art Magazine ($3,380) and $750 cash funded by OPA
$4,130 Susan F Hotard OPA Asian Preciousness
$2,500   20" x 16"
“Very French” by Nancy A Haley Bronze Medal
Artwork Archive Lifetime Master Account ($1,250) and $500 cash funded by OPA
$1,750 Nancy A Haley Very French
$1,400   11" x 14"
“Bugtap” by Peter J Bucks Realism Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by JFM Enterprises ($500) and $500 cash funded by Oil Painters of America
$1,000 Peter J Bucks Bugtap
$3,000   24" x 18"
“The Story Told” by Dan Beck Impressionist Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Savoir-Faire ($500) and $500 cash funded by Oil Painters of America
$1,000 Dan Beck OPA The Story Told
$1,250   12" x 9"
“Ferris Wheel” by Jennifer A McChristian Cityscape Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Blue Ridge Oil Colors ($250) and $250 cash funded by Oil Painters of America
$500 Jennifer A McChristian OPA Ferris Wheel
$3,600   24" x 18"
“Winter's Drive to Winchester  VA” by Katriel Srebnik Cityscape Honorable Mention
$250 cash award funded by Oil Painters of America
$250 Katriel Srebnik OPA Winter's Drive to Winchester VA
$3,600   16" x 20"
“The Keeper” by Ardith Starostka Figurative Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Blue Ridge Oil Colors ($250) and $250 cash funded by Oil Painters of America
$500 Ardith Starostka The Keeper
$8,500   24" x 16"
“Passing Time” by Diane N Eugster Figurative Honorable Mention
$250 cash award funded by Oil Painters of America
$250 Diane N Eugster Passing Time
$2,920   16" x 20"
“Breaking Through” by Bill Cramer Landscape Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Liliedahl Video Productions ($250) and $250 cash funded by Oil Painters of America
$500 Bill Cramer OPA Breaking Through
$2,400   12" x 24"
“Mim's Truck” by Neal J Hughes Landscape Honorable Mention
$250 cash award funded by Oil Painters of America
$250 Neal J Hughes OPA Mim's Truck
$3,400   18" x 24"
“The Wildling” by Craig A Pursley Portraiture Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Maimeri Puro ($250) and $250 cash funded by Oil Painters of America
$500 Craig A Pursley The Wildling
$2,500   10" x 8"
“She Glows” by Pavel Sokov Portraiture Honorable Mention
$250 cash award funded by Oil Painters of America
$250 Pavel Sokov She Glows
$2,770   12" x 9"
“Rocky Mountain Breakfast” by Mike J Beeman Still Life Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Michael Harding Handmade Oil Colours ($250) and $250 cash funded by Oil Painters of America
$500 Mike J Beeman Rocky Mountain Breakfast
$850   9" x 12"
“Sunshine and Roses” by Laurie Kersey Still Life Honorable Mention
$250 cash funded by Oil Painters of America
$250 Laurie Kersey OPA Sunshine and Roses
$3,400   16" x 20"
“Persistence” by Richard M Prather Award of Excellence
$200 cash funded by Oil Painters of America
$200 Richard M Prather OPA Persistence
$1,700   12" x 16"
“The Rocky Beach in Florida” by Durre Waseem Award of Excellence
$200 cash funded by Oil Painters of America
$200 Durre Waseem The Rocky Beach in Florida
$1,200   11" x 14"
“Deidra with Natural Hair” by Angela Burns Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Blick Art Materials ($100) and $100 cash funded by OPA
$200 Angela Burns Deidra with Natural Hair
$900   11" x 14"
“Curbside Living” by Trey Finney Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Blick Art Materials ($100) and $100 cash funded by OPA
$200 Trey Finney Curbside Living
$3,200   20" x 16"
“Red Lobster” by Mostafa Keyhani Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Guerilla Painters ($100) and $100 cash funded by OPA
$200 Mostafa Keyhani OPA Red Lobster
$1,600   12" x 16"

Master Signature Division

Mountain Man by Sherrie McGraw Gold Medal
One half-page advertisement funded by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine ($2,150) and $500 cash funded by Oil Painters of America
$2,650 Sherrie McGraw OPAM Mountain Man
$6,500   12" x 9"
The Fortune Teller by Daud Akhriev Silver Medal
$500 cash funded by Oil Painters of America
$500 Daud Akhriev OPAM The Fortune Teller
$5,000   12" x 12"
Shedding Light by Marc R. Hanson Bronze Medal
$250 cash funded by Oil Painters of America
$250 Marc R. Hanson OPAM Shedding Light
$5,100   20" x 30"

Virtual Western Regional Award Winners: Illume Gallery of Fine Art

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Associate and Signature Division

“Season of Hope” by Diane N Eugster Gold Medal
Cash award funded by OPA
$4,000 Diane N Eugster Season of Hope
$3,600   20" x 20"
“Hayloft” by Johne P Richardson Silver Medal
One full page advertisement funded by Southwest Art Magazine valued at $3,380
$3,380 Johne P Richardson OPA Hayloft
$3,650   30" x 40"
“Scarlett with Dishes” by Mary Sauer Bronze Medal
Half page advertisement in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine valued at $2,150
$2,150 Mary Sauer Scarlett with Dishes
$12,000   36" x 24"
“Cassini Spacecraft” by Rob Rey Most Original Award of Excellence
Artwork Archive Lifetime Account valued at $1,250
$1,250 Rob Rey OPA Cassini Spacecraft
$2,500   18" x 24"
“Growth” by Mary K Watkins Realism Award of Excellence
One-year membership to Bright Light Fine Art’s Master level online art classes
$1,164 Mary K Watkins Growth
$6,500   40" x 30"
“Madelyn” by Brian K Astle Impressionist Award of Excellence
One-year membership to Bright Light Fine Art’s Master level online art classes
$1,164 Brian K Astle Madelyn
$1,600   20" x 12"
“Team Pull” by Albin Veselka Animal Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Liliedahl Video Productions ($250) and $250 cash award funded by OPA
$500 Albin Veselka OPA Team Pull
$4,500   16" x 20"
“The Audition” by Robin G Williamson Figurative Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Savior Faire ($250) and $250 cash funded by OPA
$500 Robin G Williamson The Audition
$2,000   18" x 14"
“Peaking Through the Clouds” by Allen Brockbank Landscape Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Blue Ridge Oil Colors ($250) and $250 cash funded by OPA
$500 Allen Brockbank Peaking Through the Clouds
$3,450   20" x 40"
“Young Girl” by Eric Fei Guan Portraiture Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Savior Faire ($250) and $250 cash funded by OPA
$500 Eric Fei Guan Young Girl
$5,800   24" x 20"
“Spanish Memories” by Jeremy Goodding Still Life Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Maimero Puro ($250) and $250 cash funded by OPA
$500 Jeremy Goodding OPA Spanish Memories
$7,400   28" x 22"
“Rain on Windshield: Red Light” by Dianne L Massey Dunbar Cityscape Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Michael Harding Handmade Oil Colours valued at ($250) and $250 cash funded by OPA
$500 Dianne L Massey Dunbar OPA Rain on Windshield: Red Light
$8,250   30" x 30"
“Shadow of the Earth” by Melanie Thompson Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Blick Art Materials ($100) and $250 cash funded by OPA
$350 Melanie Thompson Shadow of the Earth
$1,400   14" x 18"
“Cassandra's Lament” by Howard V Lyon Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Blick Art Materials ($100) and $250 cash funded by OPA
$350 Howard V Lyon Cassandra's Lament
$9,600   36" x 36"
“Water Lilies” by Naomi Shachar Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Blick Art Materials ($100) and $250 cash funded by OPA
$350 Naomi Shachar OPA Water Lilies
$6,500   32" x 30"
“Coffee...Black.” by Lyn Boyer Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Jack Richeson & Company valued at $150
$150 Lyn Boyer OPA Coffee...Black.
$5,650   24" x 18"
“Rio Grande Gorge” by Richard M Prather Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Jack Richeson & Company valued at $125
$125 Richard M Prather OPA Rio Grande Gorge
$5,200   24" x 36"
“This Changes Everything” by Lisa Fricker Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Jack Richeson & Company valued at $100
$100 Lisa Fricker OPA This Changes Everything
$2,800   24" x 24"
“Desire Guides Imagination” by Robin Cole Award of Excellence
Cash award funded by OPA
$100 Robin Cole Desire Guides Imagination
$6,900   24" x 30"
“Afternoon Delivery” by Durre Waseem Award of Excellence
Cash award funded by OPA
$100 Durre Waseem Afternoon Delivery
$4,000   24" x 40"

Master Signature Division

Sunset Trees by Nikolo Balkanski Gold Medal
Cash award funded by OPA
$3,500 Nikolo Balkanski OPAM Sunset Trees
$4,200   18" x 24"
After the Catch by Daud Akhriev Silver Medal
Artist Focus Feature funded by American Art Collector Magazine valued at $3,400
$3,400 Daud Akhriev OPAM After the Catch
$5,100   15" x 18"
Navajo Life by Calvin Liang Bronze Medal
Cash award funded by OPA
$250 Calvin Liang OPAM Navajo Life
$4,200   18" x 24"

Summer 2020 Online Showcase Award Winners

Thanks to our Juror of Awards Michele Usibelli OPA for lending her time and expertise!

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE

Associate Division

“Walking in Eden” by Kathleen Coy1st Place First Place
$3,000 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$3,000 Kathleen Coy Walking in Eden
8" x 8"
“Happy to be Myself” by Cristall Harper2nd Place Second Place
$1,500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$1,500 Cristall Harper Happy to be Myself
24" x 12"
“Tension” by McGarren Flack3rd Place Third Place
$500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$500 McGarren Flack Tension
18" x 29"
“Fast Cars, Slow Monday” by D.K. Palecek Honorable Mention
  D.K. Palecek Fast Cars, Slow Monday
16" x 12"
“Head Study of Matthew Innis” by Nicole Moné Honorable Mention
  Nicole Moné Head Study of Matthew Innis
18" x 36"
“Thunderhead #2” by Cap Pannell Honorable Mention
  Cap Pannell Thunderhead #2
36" x 36"
“Dreams of the Ancients” by Susan T. Neumann Honorable Mention
  Susan T. Neumann Dreams of the Ancients
30" x 24"
“Natural Beauty” by Cheryl St. John Honorable Mention
  Cheryl St. John Natural Beauty
16" x 20"
“Everyday Treasures” by Shandy Staab Honorable Mention
  Shandy Staab Everyday Treasures
22" x 22"
“The Artist's Daughter” by Eric Johnson Honorable Mention
  Eric Johnson The Artist's Daughter
20" x 16"
“Two Up, One on the Rocks” by Jill Stefani Wagner Honorable Mention
  Jill Stefani Wagner Two Up, One on the Rocks
12" x 12"
“A Hearty Breakfast” by Abigail McBride Honorable Mention
  Abigail McBride A Hearty Breakfast
16" x 20"
“1778 Capt. Pipe Receives the Promise” by John Buxton Honorable Mention
  John Buxton 1778 Capt. Pipe Receives the Promise
18" x 14"

National Exhibition Award Winners: RS Hanna Gallery

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Associate and Signature Division

“Farewell Jupiter” by Bryce C Liston1st Place Gold Medal Award
Funded by Oil Painters of America (Eligibility only once every two years for the same artist)
$25,000 Bryce C Liston OPA Farewell Jupiter
$4,800   15" x 30"
“On the Road” by Diane N Eugster2nd Place Silver Medal Award
Funded by American Art Collector Magazine Two-page feature article on award winner
$6,800 Diane N Eugster On the Road
$3,675   24" x 18"
“We Make Do” by David R Dibble3rd Place Bronze Medal Award
Funded by Art of the West Magazine One full-page advertisement
$3,075 David R Dibble OPA We Make Do
$3,600   13" x 30"
“Late Night Dim Sum” by Jennifer A McChristian Best Signature Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by FASO ($750) and Merchandise certificate funded by SourceTek ($250)
$1,000 Jennifer A McChristian OPA Late Night Dim Sum
$3,800   16" x 20"
“Music City” by Brian Slawson Best Signature Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificate funded by Blue Ridge Oil Colors
$500 Brian Slawson OPA Music City
$9,800   24" x 36"
“Anna with Dishes” by Mary Sauer Best Associate Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by FASO ($750) and Merchandise certificate funded Jack Richeson & Co. ($250)
$1,000 Mary Sauer Anna with Dishes
$12,500   35" x 26"
“Because You're Mine” by Randy Saffle Best Associate Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificate funded by Blue Ridge Oil Colors
$500 Randy Saffle Because You're Mine
$1,900   18" x 14"
“American Window” by Bryan Cohen Most Original Award of Excellence
Bright Light Fine Art Master Membership Account
$1,164 Bryan Cohen American Window
$3,300   16" x 40"
“Written in the Wind” by Terry L Reimer Most Original Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificate funded by Savoir-Faire
$500 Terry L Reimer Written in the Wind
$5,000   30" x 40"
“Sadhu at the Manikarnika Burning Ghat in Varanasi” by Pavel Sokov Outstanding Composition and Technique Award of Excellence
Funded by Plein Air Magazine - one-half page advertisement
$2,150 Pavel Sokov Sadhu at the Manikarnika Burning Ghat in Varanasi
$21,000   30" x 20"
“Tango in the Woods” by Hongnian Zhang Outstanding Composition and Technique Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates funded by Sourcetek ($250) and MasterPak ($250)
$500 Hongnian Zhang Tango in the Woods
$15,000   30" x 40"
“Playing with Black and White” by Karen A Budan Presidents’ Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by Past Presidents Betty Schmidt and Zhiwei Tu OPAM
$1,000 Karen A Budan OPA Playing with Black and White
$3,200   20" x 16"
“Self Portrait, Preparing for Worship” by Joseph Daily Art Renewal Center Realism Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by Art Renewal Center
$1,000 Joseph Daily Self Portrait, Preparing for Worship
$10,000   39" x 23"
“Teenage Girl” by Eric Fei Guan Realism Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificate funded by Gamblin Artist Colors ($450) and Cash donation by Friends of OPA ($50)
$500 Eric Fei Guan Teenage Girl
$8,000   32" x 24"
“Cypress Point in Point Lobos” by Thomas J Kitts Ted Goerschner OPAM Memorial Impressionist Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by friends of Ted Goerschner OPAM
$1,000 Thomas J Kitts Cypress Point in Point Lobos
$1,600   9" x 16"
“Hour of Gold” by Barbara Schilling Impressionist Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificate funded by JFM Enterprises
$500 Barbara Schilling Hour of Gold
$1,200   16" x 20"
“Spring Pasture” by Diane Frossard Animal Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificates funded by Maimero Puro ($500) and Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors ($500)
$1,000 Diane Frossard OPA Spring Pasture
$1,800   9" x 12"
“Oasis” by Bill Farnsworth Animal Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificate funded by Savoir-Faire
$500 Bill Farnsworth OPA Oasis
$6,800   24" x 30"
“Madonna” by Timothy Rees John August Dietrich Memorial Figurative Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by RayMar Art
$1,000 Timothy Rees Madonna
$15,000   30" x 30"
“Mr. Ricco Wright” by Linda H Dunbar Figurative Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates funded by MasterPak ($250) and Liliedahl Video Productions ($250)
$500 Linda H Dunbar Mr. Ricco Wright
$2,400   36" x 24"
“They Made Maps of the Sky” by Kim Vanderhoek Alden Bryan Memorial Landscape Painting Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by the Alden and Mary Bryan Arts Fund and the Vermont Community Foundation
$1,000 Kim Vanderhoek They Made Maps of the Sky
$8,000   40" x 30"
“Winter Creek” by Dave A Santillanes Landscape Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificate funded by Michael Harding Handmade Oil Colours
$500 Dave A Santillanes OPA Winter Creek
$2,300   12" x 20"
“Portrait of John Giarrizzo” by Casey Childs Portraiture Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificates funded by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff ($500) and Savoir-Faire ($500)
$1,000 Casey Childs Portrait of John Giarrizzo
$25,000   35" x 25.5"
“Butter Milk Tea” by Tony T Luo Portraiture Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates funded by Rosemary & Co. Artist Brushes ($250) and Ampersand Art Supply ($250)
$500 Tony T Luo Butter Milk Tea
$9,800   30" x 36"
“Lady in Waiting” by Marc Anderson Seascape Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificates funded by Blick Art Materials ($500) and Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors ($500)
$1,000 Marc Anderson Lady in Waiting
$1,500   18" x 18"
“Dawn Over the Wharf” by Poppy J Balser Seascape Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificate funded by Blick Art Materials
$500 Poppy J Balser Dawn Over the Wharf
$750   11" x 14"
“Sunflower Sonata” by Elizabeth Robbins Still Life Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificates funded by Savoir-Faire ($500) and Blick Art Materials ($500)
$1,000 Elizabeth Robbins OPA Sunflower Sonata
$7,500   28" x 30"
“Colt Special” by John C Moffitt Still Life Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates funded by AirFloat Systems ($250) and Maimeri Puro ($250)
$500 John C Moffitt Colt Special
$5,500   14" x 20"
“Symphonic Water Lilies” by Qiang Huang Neil Patterson OPAM Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by OPA Past President Neil Patterson OPAM
$250 Qiang Huang OPA Symphonic Water Lilies
$4,000   24" x 30"
“Sanibel Seagulls” by Derek W Penix Members’ Choice Signature Member Award of Excellence
Artwork Archive Lifetime Master Account
$1,250 Derek W Penix OPA Sanibel Seagulls
$13,000   33" x 36"
“Winter Creek” by Dave A Santillanes Members’ Choice Signature Member Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificate funded by Royal Talens
$500 Dave A Santillanes OPA Winter Creek
$2,300   12" x 20"
“Anna with Dishes” by Mary Sauer Members’ Choice Associate Member Award of Excellence
Bright Light Fine Art Master Membership Account ($1,165) and Cash donation by Friends of OPA ($75)
$1,240 Mary Sauer Anna with Dishes
$12,500   35" x 26"
“Butter Milk Tea” by Tony T Luo Members’ Choice Associate Member Honorable Mention
Gift package funded by Gamblin Artist Colors ($450) and Cash donation by Friends of OPA ($50)
$500 Tony T Luo Butter Milk Tea
$9,800   30" x 36"

Master Signature Division

Salt Lamps and Sage by Jeffrey Watts1st Place Gold Medal Award
Funded by OPA and Friends of OPA. (Eligibility only once every two years for the same artist)
$7,500 Jeffrey Watts OPAM Salt Lamps and Sage
$15,500   40" x 30"
Conversation by John Michael Carter Silver Award Medal
Funded by American Art Collector Magazine - two-page feature article on award winner
$6,800 John Michael Carter OPAM Conversation
$15,000   36" x 36"
Transitory Repose by Jeff Legg Bronze Medal Winner
Funded by Southwest Art Magazine - one full-page advertisement
$3,380 Jeff Legg OPAM Transitory Repose
$21,500   24" x 36"
Youth by Louis Escobedo Most Original Award of Excellence
Funded by Fine Art Connoisseur - one half-page advertisement
$2,150 Louis Escobedo OPAM Youth
$8,500   38" x 27"
Sozopol Fishing Boats by Nikolo Balkanski Donors’ Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Savoir-Faire ($500) and Cash donation funded by Friends of OPA ($500)
$1,000 Nikolo Balkanski OPAM Sozopol Fishing Boats
$6,400   20" x 30"
Percy - 68th Street by Daniel Greene Realism Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Michael Harding Handmade Oil Colours
$1,000 Daniel Greene OPAM Percy - 68th Street
  30" x 24"
Summer Job by Christopher Zhang Impressionist Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by Bella Muse Productions ($500) and Merchandise certificate funded by Blick Art Materials ($500)
$1,000 Christopher Zhang OPAM Summer Job
$19,000   40" x 30"
Evening Light On The Houseboat by Huihan Liu Shirl Smithson Founders’ Award for Master Signature Members
Cash donation funded by the Shirl Smithson Family
$500 Huihan Liu OPAM Evening Light On The Houseboat
$4,100   11" x 14"
Summer Job by Christopher Zhang Members’ Choice Award for Master Signature Members
Cash donation funded by FASO
$1,000 Christopher Zhang OPAM Summer Job
$19,000   40" x 30"
Percy - 68th Street by Daniel Greene Members’ Choice Honorable Mention Award for Master Signature Members
1-36” Easel Light funded by Revelite Fine Art Lighting
$650 Daniel Greene OPAM Percy - 68th Street
  30" x 24"

29th National Exhibition
Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship for Midwestern Artists

“Bouquet” by Joni Jurek 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, Missouri, Ohio or Wisconsin
$20,000 Joni Jurek Bouquet
$3,500   30" x 30"
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.

 

Virtual International Wet Paint Competition

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE

Plein Air Division

Windswept Morning by Stephanie Amato First Place
Funded by Southwest Art Magazine - one full-page advertisement and $1,000 cash funded by OPA
$4,380 Stephanie Amato Associate Windswept Morning
$950   12" x 9"
Breaking Light Over Boothbay Harbor by Leonard J. Mizerek Second Place
Funded by Western Art Collector Magazine - one half-page advertisement and $500 cash funded by OPA
$2,800 Leonard J. Mizerek Associate Breaking Light Over Boothbay Harbor
$2,200   12" x 16"
They Call Her Mackinaw by Elizabeth Pollie Third Place
Funded by Plein Air Magazine - one quarter-page advertisement and $250 cash funded by OPA
$1,450 Elizabeth Pollie OPA They Call Her Mackinaw
$2,600   18" x 18"

Studio Division

Roses are Pink by MaryBeth Karaus First Place
Funded by Southwest Art Magazine - one full-page advertisement and $1,000 cash funded by OPA
$4,380 MaryBeth Karaus OPA Roses are Pink
$1,900   12.5" x 20"
That's the One by Suzie Baker Second Place
Funded by Western Art Collector Magazine - one half-page advertisement and $500 cash funded by OPA
$2,800 Suzie Baker OPA That's the One
$3,700   20" x 16"
Diamond Echo by Jeremy Goodding Third Place
Bright Light Fine Art Master Membership Account ($1,165), New Wave Art Products 12"x16" POSH Glass & Grey Pad Hand Held Model ($47) and $250 cash funded by OPA
$1,462 Jeremy Goodding OPA Diamond Echo
$2,900   18" x 16"

Open Division

The Crab Hut, Wells-next-the-Sea by Haidee-Jo Summers First Place
Funded by International Artist Magazine - one full-page advertisement and $1,000 cash funded by OPA
$4,460 Haidee-Jo Summers Non-OPA The Crab Hut, Wells-next-the-Sea
$2,200   16" x 20"
Let There Be Light! by Vicki Norman Second Place
$500 Merchandise Certificate funded by Savoir-Faire and $500 cash funded by OPA
$1,000 Vicki Norman Non-OPA Let There Be Light!
$995   14" x 11"
Boas Energias (Good Energies) by Luis Gustavo (Guga) Sanches dos Santos Third Place
$500 Merchandise Certificate funded by Royal Talens and $250 cash funded by OPA
$750 Luis Gustavo (Guga) Sanches dos Santos Non-OPA Boas Energias (Good Energies)
$350   15.75" x 11.75"
Hint of Fall by Kathleen Gray Farthing Award of Excellence - International Division
$250 Merchandise Certificate funded by Rosemary & Co. Artists Brushes and $250 cash funded by OPA
$500 Kathleen Gray Farthing Non-OPA Hint of Fall
$800   14" x 18"
Last of Summer, Rye by Karl Terry Award of Excellence - International Division
$250 Merchandise Certificate funded by Dixon Ticonderoga and $250 cash funded by OPA
$500 Karl Terry Non-OPA Last of Summer, Rye
$2,400   24" x 24"

Combined Division

The Turning by Blair Atherholt Wet Paint Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate for M. Graham Oil Colors set of 18
$330 Blair Atherholt Associate The Turning
  8.5" x 14"
Silent Night by Yun Wei Wet Paint Award of Excellence
Holbein Vernet Superior Oil Colors Set of 12 ($280), and New Wave Fine Art Products 9"x12" Clear POSH Glass ($24)
$304 Yun Wei Associate Silent Night
$6,000   20" x 24"
Walls of San Sebastian, Salamanca by Daud Akhriev Wet Paint Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Dixon Ticonderoga ($250) and New Wave Fine Art Products 12"x16" POSH Glass & Grey Pad Han Held Model ($47)
$297 Daud Akhriev OPAM Walls of San Sebastian, Salamanca
$3,500   19.5" x 24"
St. Catharines, Ontario by Mostafa Keyhani Wet Paint Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Michael Harding Handmade Oil Colours ($250) and New Wave Fine Art Products 9"x12" Grey POSH Glass Palette ($26)
$276 Mostafa Keyhani OPA St. Catharines, Ontario
$975   12" x 9"
Statuette with Roses by Charles Young Walls Wet Paint Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by ArtFrames ($250) and New Wave Fine Art Products 9"x12" Grey POSH Glass Palette ($24)
$274 Charles Young Walls OPA Statuette with Roses
$1,500   24" x 18"
Pond Reflections by Rusty Jones Wet Paint Award of Excellence
Holbein Artist Oil Colors Set of 20
$242 Rusty Jones Associate Pond Reflections
$1,150   11" x 14"
Guard N Gate by R. Gregory Summers Wet Paint Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificates funded by Jack Richeson & Co. ($100), Guerrilla Painter ($100) and New Wave Fine Art Products 9"x12" Grey POSH Glass Palette ($26)
$226 R. Gregory Summers Associate Guard N Gate
$300   20" x 16"
Up Flow by Marc Hanson Wet Paint Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificates funded by Jack Richeson & Co. ($125) and Guerrilla Painter ($100)
$225 Marc Hanson OPAM Up Flow
$4,850   18" x 36"
Kristin in a Yellow T-Shirt by Mary Hoffman Wet Paint Award of Excellence
$200 cash award funded by OPA
$200 Mary Hoffman Associate Kristin in a Yellow T-Shirt
$850   14" x 11"
Morning Courthouse by Lori Putnam Wet Paint Award of Excellence
$200 cash award funded by OPA
$200 Lori Putnam OPA Morning Courthouse
$3,600   14" x 18"
Arrangement in Orange and Green by Johne P. Richardson Wet Paint Award of Excellence
$200 cash award funded by OPA
$200 Johne P. Richardson OPA Arrangement in Orange and Green
$1,250   12" x 16"
Mountain Grocery by Kathie Odom Wet Paint Award of Excellence
$200 cash award funded by OPA
$200 Kathie Odom OPA Mountain Grocery
$1,600   12" x 20"
In Full Bloom by Stacy Barter Wet Paint Award of Excellence
$200 cash award funded by OPA
$200 Stacy Barter OPA In Full Bloom
$1,650   10" x 20"
Chapel Creek by Jing Zhao Wet Paint Award of Excellence
$100 cash award funded by OPA
$100 Jing Zhao Associate Chapel Creek
$395   9" x 12"
While You Wait (Mel's Country Cafe, Spring, TX) by Krystal W. Brown Wet Paint Award of Excellence
$100 cash award funded by OPA
$100 Krystal W. Brown Associate While You Wait (Mel's Country Cafe, Spring, TX)
$1,200   12" x 16"
Resting by Mary Qian Wet Paint Award of Excellence
$100 cash award funded by OPA
$100 Mary Qian OPAM Resting
  24" x 18"
Life Study by Ming Qin Wet Paint Award of Excellence
$100 cash award funded by OPA
$100 Ming Qin OPA Life Study
$5,000   18" x 14"
Under Cover by Amanda Lovett Wet Paint Award of Excellence
$100 cash award funded by OPA
$100 Amanda Lovett OPA Under Cover
$1,600   12" x 24"
Vine Ripened by Poppy Balser Wet Paint Award of Excellence
$100 cash award funded by OPA
$100 Poppy Balser Associate Vine Ripened
$950   16" x 12"
Butler Pond, Silver Light by Christine Lashley Wet Paint Award of Excellence
$100 cash award funded by OPA
$100 Christine Lashley OPA Butler Pond, Silver Light
$1,400   11" x 14"
The Bird Watcher by Lyn Boyer Wet Paint Award of Excellence
$100 cash award funded by OPA
$100 Lyn Boyer OPA The Bird Watcher
$1,600   9" x 12"