The Oil Painters of America (OPA) will hold its 23rd National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils at the Bennington Center for the Arts, June 7 – July 27, 2014. Artists, collectors and art enthusiasts will find an unparalleled collection of traditional oil paintings representative of the high quality of work being produced by professional oil painters today. An opening reception will be held for artists, collectors, the public and press on Saturday, June 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
OPA’s membership is comprised of 3,400 artists from across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Over the years, OPA’s National Exhibition has garnered a reputation for being one of the premier art shows in the country receiving just over 2,000 submissions each year for consideration. Of those, only two hundred artists are selected to be a part of this exhibition. Total awards for this year’s National Exhibition are expected to exceed $75,000, including a $25,000 Gold Medal award.
The public is invited to view these exceptional works of art throughout the exhibition period. All pieces in the exhibition are for sale. Gallery viewing hours during this event will be Sunday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In addition, painting demonstrations and other educational events will take place throughout the opening weekend beginning Thursday, June 5 through Sunday, June 8. The public is welcome to attend these ticketed events but should register in advance.
To register online or to preview the paintings, visit our website at www.oilpaintersofamerica.com or call 815-356-5987. For information on how to purchase one of the paintings in the exhibition please call Bennington Center for the Arts at (802) 442-7158.
June 4, 2014 - June 8, 2014
Sunday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Full Weekend Registration $285 - separate pricing for individual days; see website
June 7, 2014
Bennington Center for the Arts
44 Gypsy Lane
Bennington, Vermont 05201