Welcome to the Oil Painters of America’s Online Showcase.
An online fine art exhibition for OPA members.
The OPA Online Showcase is a rolling exhibition, offered three times per year, allowing OPA members to easily enter multiple paintings for only $15 per entry.
The Summer 2023 Online Showcase is accepting entries from June 1 – August 15 and boasts awards of $3,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $500 for third place for OPA Associate and Student Members only. 10 honorable mention awards will also be awarded.
June 1 – August 15, 2023
For Associate and Student Members Only
Awards Announcement: August 25, 2023
Awards and Jurors
Elizabeth’s personal art history extends back decades. Art as a path, a language, and a personal frontier has been present from the time of her childhood. She earned her BFA from The College for Creative Studies, where she later taught. Pollie also worked as a freelance editorial illustrator and was nationally awarded. Later as digital images replaced those that were traditionally created, Elizabeth’s interests turned in the direction of representational painting.
Her paintings find their power in discovering the extraordinary in everyday life. Elizabeth’s work has received a strong reception in the art world, collecting many awards as well as coverage in national art publications. Her work resides in numerous collections throughout the country.
In her own words:
“As a child, picture books were my conduit to other worlds. Nature was another. I believe, imagination is the child’s muse and primary architect. As an artist, departing from the literal and exploring nuance and mood finds its ties within the same kind of connection to wonder and fascination. The artist Paul Klee said, “Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.” Finding “significant wonder” through light and shadow, color and design, and quiet contemplation are touch points in my process. It’s a good life full of profound intimacy and an untamed sense of curiosity.”
- Entry: The OPA Online Showcase is a rolling exhibition, offered three times per year, allowing OPA members to easily enter multiple paintings for only $15 per entry.
- General Information: This is your chance to shine! Before you enter, read our “2 Steps to Enter” below.
Multiple entries are permitted and each show typically boasts awards of $3,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $500 for third place along with 10 honorable mentions. Eligibility and awards for future OPA contests are subject to change so be sure to check back regularly.
- Show Rules: 1. Show Rules can be found here: Show Rules
2. Submit your artwork online ($15 per entry)
- Opa Membership: Not a member and want to enter the Online Showcase? Learn how to become a member
- August 29, 2023