2016 Western Regional Exhibition

2016 Western Exhibition in Scottsdale, AZ

The OPA 2016 Western Exhibition was held at The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, November 4 through November 30, 2016

OPA's 2016 Western Regional Exhibition was hosted by The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, November 4 through November 30, 2016. If you enjoy visiting museums, The City of Scottsdale offered many opportunities, such as the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park featuring Native American culture, the Musical Instrument Museum with over 5,000 instruments and artifacts, and the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum with over 30 historic aircraft. Also available was an interesting tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and studio, Taliesin West. For the hiking enthusiast, The McDowell Sonoran Preserve offered trails to view the desert, wildlife and the beautiful Arizona sunset. Or you might have wanted to explore the Downtown Area of Scottsdale via the free trolley. The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art hosted an opening reception on Friday, November 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the awards presentation at 7:30 p.m.


The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art

The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art was the proud host of the 2016 Western Exhibition in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Gallery Hours
Monday - Saturday
10:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Thursday Extended Hours For Scottsdale Artwalk
7:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Howard Friedland OPA
Noon to 3:00 p.m. Painting Demonstration by Howard Friedland OPA Location: Marshall Gallery of Fine Art, 7106 E. Main Street

OPA Signature artist Howard Friedland was born in Bronx, New York; lived in Miami Florida, Albuquerque and Taos, New Mexico and now resides in Bozeman, Montana with his wife, artist Susan Blackwood. He studied fine art and commercial art at New York's High School of Music and Art. He went to college at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science in the department of Art and Architecture in New York's Greenwich Village. Howard has studied painting with Ned Jacob, Michael J. Lynch, Mark Daley, Laura Robb, William Schultz, Robert Kuester, Charles Reed, Carolyn Anderson, Mitch Billis, Scott Christensen and most recently with Matt Smith. Oil Painters of America inducted Howard as a Signature Member into their organization in 2003. He recently was the winner of the First Place Award in the Oil Painters of America 2014 Fall Online Showcase Signature Member Division. In 2008 Friedland was honored to receive the coveted National Award of Excellence "Best of Show" at the 17th annual Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. He and his wife have been featured in numerous art magazine feature articles including the June/July 2015 issue of Plein Air Magazine and just recently released a teaching DVD, "Painting the Landscape Loosely but Accurately".

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Artists' Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
Location: Marshall Gallery of Fine Art, 7106 E. Main Street

I hope you joined us for the opening of this year's Western Regional Exhibition! Juror of Awards and Master Signature artist Marc Hanson presented this year's award winners at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Marc Hanson OPAM
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Painting Demonstration by Marc Hanson OPAM
Location: Marshall Gallery of Fine Art, 7106 E. Main Street

Having grown up in a military family, Marc's youth was spent on the move. He was born in Oxnard, California and spent some of his early school years there. But his geographical resume soon included Alaska, Florida, Arkansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Norway. After his father's retirement from the Air Force, Marc's family settled in the small northern California community of Loomis. Marc began college as a biology major, but soon applied to and was accepted into Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, majoring in illustration. After Art Center and a brief stint as a staff illustrator in Sacramento, California, Marc moved to Minnesota where he lived for 33 years while raising a family and pursuing his art. Marc relocated to Colorado in the Fall of 2012.

Marc teaches landscape painting workshops in many locations nationally. "I love working with other painters in their pursuit to better their craft. My goal is not to have them assimilate my style and technique, but to teach them how to more closely examine the subject and apply the principles that representational painters must follow to become effective visual communicators".

Kurt Anderson OPA
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own!

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Portrait Painting Demonstration by Kurt Anderson OPA

Kurt Anderson paints in many genres, figurative, portrait, landscape and floral. He has won multiple honors with the Oil Painters of America, and has exhibited in 14 of its national exhibitions. He has also exhibited with the Salon International, the ARC International Salon, and the Open Market National, in which he won Grand Prize. He also won Grand Prize in International Artist Magazine's Floral Painting Challenge. Anderson's paintings are included in numerous major collections, and his commissions have ranged from painting book covers to portraits of corporate presidents. Over 20 articles about Anderson's painting have appeared in leading art magazines. He has been featured in seven books and is author of Realistic Oil Painting Techniques (North Light Books).

Anderson received his primary artistic education at Atelier Lack and is part of a masterpupil lineage that can be traced back to 19th century masters such as Jacques Louis David. He also received a B.A. in studio art from the University of Arizona.

5:30 p.m. Artists' Dinner at Old Town Tortilla Factory
Location: 6910 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Phone: 480-945-4567
Cost: $35 includes tax and tip. Please bring cash! Alcoholic beverages are extra.

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