2013 Eastern Regional Exhibition

2013 Eastern Exhibition in Annapolis, Maryland

The OPA 2013 Eastern Exhibition
will be held at the McBride Gallery, in Annapolis, MD
from Oct. 20 - Nov. 17, 2013.

McBride Gallery

 OPA’s 2013 Eastern Regional Exhibition is being hosted by McBride Gallery, located in Annapolis, Maryland, from October 20 through November 17, 2013. Situated overlooking Chesapeake Bay, the historic city of Annapolis has been rated one of the Country’s Top Waterfront Towns by National Geographic Adventure magazine and one of the Top Ten most walkable cities. Located in a charming Georgian-style home, McBride Gallery is hosting an opening reception on Sunday, October 20 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. with the awards presentation at 2:00 P.M.

Our Goal

 Our goal is to assemble the finest display of representational oil paintings. The focus in the jurying process will be to select paintings that show the highest quality in draftsmanship, color, and composition, emphasizing a diversity in representational style and subject matter.

Awards and Details

 The awards for this show will be approximately $11,500, including a $4,000 Best In Show. The Juror of Awards will be internationally renowned Signature Member Nancy Howe.

 Artists who reside in the United States, Canada and Mexico and are 2013 OPA members or have submitted an application for membership or renewal for 2013 may apply for this exhibition. Artists whose residency is in question must provide OPA with documentation certifying legal residency. See Bylaws Article II K for definition of residency requirements.


McBride Gallery
215 Main St
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Oct. 20 - Nov. 17, 2013


Canvas size not to exceed 864 square inches.
Mail-In Deadline: July 5, 2013
Online Deadline: July 19, 2013

About our Juror of Awards

Nancy Howe OPA - 2013 Eastern Regional Juror of Awards Nancy Howe OPA is a self-taught artist who began developing her art seriously in 1988 from her rural studio in Vermont. Her paintings in oils exhibit a refined quality of realism and quiet presence that emphasize light and strong design. They span the range of subject matter from animals and birds, to landscape, still life, and figures.

In 2007 Howe created a fundraising project, “Painting a Brighter Future for Women”, in partnership with The Boma Project, bomaproject.org. The project is a series of original oil paintings of the native pastoral nomadic people of northern Kenya, and fine art giclee prints from these images, the sale of which benefit women in these communities. It expanded in 2011 to include other areas of the world, including Bhutan in 2011 and the Kuna Indians of the San Blas Islands of Panama in 2012.

Howe made history in 1990 by being selected as the first woman artist in the history of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Federal Duck Stamp Program that was established in 1934, and her artwork became the design for the 1991-2 Federal Duck Stamp. She has been a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists since1992 and a Signature member of Oil Painters of America since 2002. Her paintings have become part of several museum permanent collections and been the recipient of numerous national exhibition awards. She has been a contributing artist in several art publications, including the 2001 Wildlife Art: Sixty Contemporary Masters and Their Work.

Tender Refrain, First Born by Nancy Howe OPA - 2013 Eastern Regional Juror of AwardsIn 2003 she was honored by Oil Painters of America with the grand prize, the American National Award of Excellence, and in 2009 she was the recipient of the Gold Medal from Eastern Regional Exhibition of OPA. She has had work juried into the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s international bird and wildlife exhibitions since 1990, and in 2005 was honored as Birds in Art Master Wildlife Artist. The artist also received the International Masters Award and Patron’s Choice Award at the 2001 International Masters of Fine Art Invitational in San Antonio, Texas. As an invited artist for many years, Howe exhibited in the “Artists of America” show at the Colorado History Museum in Denver, CO and the “Great America Artists Exhibition” in Cincinnati Ohio.

We are pleased to welcome Nancy Howe OPA as our 2013 Eastern Regional Juror of Awards. For more information, visit her website at www.nancyhowe.com.

Source: www.nancyhowe.com


McBride Gallery is the proud host of the 2013 Eastern Exhibition in Annapolis, Maryland.

Gallery Hours
Monday through Saturday
10:00 A.M. — 5:30 P.M.
10:00 A.M. — 9:00 P.M.
12:00 P.M. — 5:30 P.M.

Friday, July 5, 2013
Deadline for mailed submissions. Slides must arrive at:

P.O. Box 2488
Crystal Lake, IL 60039-2488.

Friday, July 19, 2013
Deadline for on-line submissions.

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Acceptance list posted online.

October 7 - 11, 2013
Out of Town Artists: artwork must arrive at McBride Gallery.

October 7 - 11, 2013
Local Artists: deliver artwork to McBride Gallery during normal gallery hours.

October 19 and 20, 2013
Preview: Oct 19: 10:00 A.M. — 5:30 P.M.
Oct. 20: 12:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Sunday, October 20, 2013
Opening reception: for collectors, press, exhibiting artists and the public. 1:00 P.M. — 4:00 P.M.

Sunday, November 17
Exhibition closes

November 18 — 23
Local artists must remove artwork


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Loews Annapolis Hotel

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