2020 Western Exhibition in Park City, UT

2020 Western Regional Exhibition

Oil Painters of America Presents The 2020 Western Regional Juried Exhibition Of Traditional Oils

OPA's 2020 Western Regional Exhibition is being hosted by Montgomery-Lee Fine Art, located in popular Park City, Utah, September 4 through October 2, 2020. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the awards presentation at 8:00 p.m. The Park City area has over 400 miles of scenic hiking and biking trails, including the Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail offering 28 miles open to foot traffic as well as mountain bikers and equestrians. Peaceful driving, such as along Guardsman Pass, offers tranquil vistas of wild flowers and wildlife. Downtown Park City is steeped with history and Main Street is acclaimed to house a number of ghosts in many of the 64 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The Park City Museum offers a pictorial history of silver mining in the area. From fly fishing to fine dining, Park City offers a wide variety of activities and entertainment to please visitors.

Montgomery-Lee Fine Art is the proud host of the 2020 Western Exhibition in Park City, Utah.

Sunday + Monday
Tuesday - Friday
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00am - 5:00pm

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.

Total Awards

The total awards will be approximately $11,500, including a $4,000 Best In Show.

Awarding Juror

The awarding juror will be OPA Signature member David Dibble.


Artists eligible to compete are citizens of the United States, Canada, and Mexico who reside in Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Manitoba, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Oklahoma, Oregon, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Yukon Territories, and all of Mexico, who are 2020 OPA members.
Members that are citizens, both natural born or otherwise, of the United States, Canada, or Mexico are eligible to participate regardless of where they live. For sake of convenience, citizens who reside elsewhere will compete in the region that corresponds with their last place of residence within North America.
Nonresident aliens who currently live in the above states of the United States or Canada, are eligible to participate provided that they have been physically present at the address provided to OPA for eight of the last twelve months and that the residency is considered to be their permanent domicile and that they are 2020 OPA members. Nonresident aliens whose North American residency is in question will be asked to provide proof of residency including, but not limited to, employment history, references, and utility bills in the individual's name. The decision of the Board is final.

Substrate and Framing Guidelines

ACCEPTABLE SUBSTRATES: Any primed, smooth, flat substrates including: primed canvas or linen, stretched or on a panel, wood, gesso board, acrylic gessoed dibond, aluminum, aluminum composite panel. Acrylic primer is acceptable. Oil primed paper is acceptable if adhered with archival adhesive to a proper archival substrate. Paintings should NOT require being placed under glass.

UNACCEPTABLE SUBSTRATES: Any textured surface including decorative copper, tooled aluminum, natural stone, barn wood or three-dimensional objects. A substrate containing any printed image or photograph is prohibited regardless of whether it is your own or someone else's image/photograph. Paintings should NOT require being placed under glass.

ACCEPTABLE FRAMING: All paintings must be framed and wired for hanging. When framing deep-edged paintings (museum/gallery wrap canvas or deep board), the frame must be of adequate depth that the substrate does not extend more than half an inch beyond the back of the frame. Floater frames are acceptable for paintings on museum/gallery wrap canvas or deep board panels.

Questions should be emailed to: mail@oilpaintersofamerica.com, or call 815-356-5987

Entry Information

Online Submissions - Deadline: Friday, June 19, 2020

Electronic applications will be accepted beginning Monday, May 4, 2020. Maximum canvas size may not exceed 1,200 square inches (unframed). Images should be between 1400 and 4000 pixels at the largest dimension. Specific details on how to prepare your image properly can be found at www.juriedartservices.com. Click on the Help tab.

To submit your electronic application and images, please go directly to: www.juriedartservices.com and look for OPA's 2020 Western Regional Exhibition.

Jurying Fees

The jurying fee for electronic entries is as follows: $30.00 for one painting, $45.00 for two paintings and $60.00 for three paintings. Only one painting can be accepted. Electronic payment may be made by credit card or through PayPal. No e-checks will be accepted. Jurying fees for online submissions may also be paid by check mailed to OPA if received by Friday, June 19, 2020.


You must be a paid member through December 31, 2020 at a cost of $70.00. If you are currently not a member or have not paid your 2020 membership dues, OPA will accept your entry provided that 1) an electronic membership fee is paid by Friday, June 19, or 2) a mailed membership application and your annual dues are post-marked no later than Friday, June 12, 2020. More membership information may be found here.

Sales Commission

Sales commission of 40% is required by Montgomery-Lee Fine Art for all paintings sold. Please take this into consideration when setting your price. All work that is submitted must be for sale. No NFS. Paintings must be priced in accordance with the artist's current pricing structure.

Delivery and Return of Accepted Work

Delivery for Local Artists: Deliver uncrated paintings to Montgomery-Lee Fine Art, 608 Main St, Park City, UT 84060, July 27 to July 31, 2020. Hand delivered work must be picked up October 6 to October 10, 2020.

Out of Town Artists: ship to the Montgomery-Lee Fine Art, 608 Main St., P.O. Box 2324, Park City, UT 84060, July 27 to July 31, 2020.

Handling Fee: Out of Town Artists must pay a $25.00 fee online prior to their painting being hung. This fee covers the expense of uncrating, storage of crates, re-crating and contacting your shipper for return. Artist may elect to include a return shipping label with their painting OR may email the label directly to Montgomery-Lee Fine Art. OPA will waive the uncrating fee for artists who use a commercially manufactured artist's/strong box such as a StrongBox™ by Airfloat Systems, or similar brand, like Masterpak or Uline, or a FedEx Premium Art Box (not a FedEx Large Frame Box). NOTE: Home Depot boxes are NOT included in the list of boxes for which the fee will be waived. Artists who do not use one of these special boxes are required to remit the $25 prior to hanging of the painting. Strong boxes will be returned to the artists at the conclusion of the show at the artist's expense.

Shipments from OUTSIDE the US must be shipped "FREE DOMICILE" or will not be accepted.

Notification will be posted on the OPA website Friday, July 14.

Liabilities and Responsibilities

Oil Painters of America and the Montgomery-Lee Fine Art will not be responsible for loss or damage of any artwork, no matter what the cause. By submitting artwork to this exhibition, each artist will be deemed to have concurred with this agreement. Artists pay for shipping both ways. We suggest that you provide insurance to cover the full value of the artwork while in transit.

Good Luck and Good Painting


June 19

Deadline for submissions

July 14

Acceptance notification posted on the OPA website

July 27 - 31

Shipped artwork to arrive at Montgomery-Lee Fine Art

Hand delivered artwork to arrive at Montgomery-Lee Fine Art

September 4

Opening Day

Opening Reception: for collectors, press, exhibiting artists and the public from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Awards Presentation: announcement of winners will take place at 8:00 p.m.

September 4 - October 2

Show will be open for viewing. See below for gallery hours

October 6 - 10

Local Artists: paintings removed during this period. If not removed, a storage fee will be charged.
Montgomery-Lee Fine Art thanks you for your cooperation.