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Oil Painters of America's 22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition Of Traditional Oils
May 18, 2013 to June 17, 2013
InSight Gallery, in Fredericksburg, Texas
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Application Dates:
Nov 12, 2012 - Jan 25, 2013
Application Fee:
$30.00 for one painting
$45.00 for two paintings
Notification Date:
Feb 21, 2013


 The Twenty-second Annual National Juried

Exhibition Of Traditional Oils

Oil Painters of America’s Twenty-second Annual National Exhibition will be held at the InSight Gallery, in Fredericksburg, Texas, May 18 — June 17, 2013. InSight Gallery is situated in a 12,000 square foot, beautifully renovated 1907 building conveniently located in historic, downtown Fredericksburg. The Texas Hill Country town of Fredericksburg offers many interesting sites and tours, not to be missed while attending the OPA exhibition. An opening reception will be held for artists, collectors, the public and the press on Saturday, May 18 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the awards presentation taking place at 7:00 P.M. As has become our custom, many informative and educational seminars will be offered to OPA members and guests during the exhibition.

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.

The total awards will be in excess of $75,000, including a $25,000 Best In Show.

The awarding juror will be Master Signature member Sherrie McGraw.

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 on-line for definition of residency requirements.

Liabilities and Responsibilities

Oil Painters of America and the InSight Gallery 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.

Ken Cadwallader, Signature Member and OPA Board Member, will serve as chairman of a Jurying Committee consisting of five Master Signature or Signature members of OPA. The results of the jurying will be final.

No refunds will be made on unaccepted entries. Participants will be notified of the jurors' selections.

Good Luck and Good Painting

General Information


Online submissions: Friday, January 25, 2013

Mailed Entries: Friday, January 4, 2013

Please note; FedEx does not deliver to a post office box. Use the U. S. Postal Service to deliver your entry forms. Use a No. 10 size envelope. Do Not request a signature by receiver.

Representational oil paintings of original concept and design only.

Paintings entered must have been painted in the last 3 years and should not have been accepted into a previous OPA National Exhibition.

Canvas size: maximum size not to exceed 1200 square inches (unframed).

Painting must be framed and wired for hanging.

Gallery wrap is acceptable, providing the painting extends and covers all four sides of the gallery wrap. Color borders are not acceptable. Painted frames are not acceptable.

Maximum entries two (2). However, only one (1) painting can be accepted.

The artist retains copyright to his/her image(s). However, accepted images do become part of OPA archives and may be used for future OPA event promotion.

Paintings created in an instructional setting, including, but not limited to workshops and art classes are not considered original artwork.

All work must be for sale and reflect the artist’s current pricing structure. No NFS.

An artist who withdraws an entry after acceptance into the exhibition shall not be eligible to enter any OPA exhibition for the two succeeding years.

Print large or type on entry form & slide. Use first & last name only.

Entry Information

On-line Submissions — Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2013
Electronic applications will be accepted beginning Monday, November 12, 2012 through Friday, January 25, 2013. Images should be a width of 1400 pixels for landscape images (wide images) and a height of 1400 pixels for portrait images (tall images). Specific details on how to prepare your image properly can be by clicking on the “Help” tab.

Mailed Entries - Receipt Deadline: Friday, January 4, 2013
Hardcopy, mailed applications with slide submittals only will be accepted if received on or before January 4, 2013. Slides will be scanned and uploaded to the on-line entries for jurying. OPA accepts no responsibility for the quality of the images produced. An additional $15.00 charge over and above the entry fee will apply. Mail slides of your unframed oil paintings, entry fee and entry and notification forms, together with a stamped, self-addressed business size envelope (4-1/8” X 9-½”). Print clearly on slides: your name, title of painting, size, and price. Place a red dot in upper right, front corner of slides. Slides will be returned. Do not paperclip slides to your entry. Send entries in a business size No. 10 envelope. DO NOT request a signature by receiver.

Jurying Fees
The jurying fee for electronic entries is as follows: one painting is $30.00 or $45.00 for two 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 on-line submissions may also be paid by check mailed to OPA if received by Friday, January 25, 2013.

You must be a paid member through December 31, 2013 at a cost of $60.00. If you are currently not a member or have not paid your 2013 membership dues, OPA will accept your entry provided that 1) an electronic membership fee is paid by Friday, January 25 or 2) a mailed membership application with your annual dues are postmarked no later than Saturday, January 5, 2013. More membership information can be found on the OPA website,

http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com, under the Member Services tab.

Sales Commission
Sales commission of 40% is required by the gallery 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: Please deliver uncrated paintings to the Insight Gallery May 7 through May 10, 2013. Hand delivered work must be picked up between June 18 and June 22.

Out of Town Artists: ship to the InSight Gallery, 214 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, to arrive May 7 through May 10, 2013. Handling Fee: Out of Town Artists must include a $25 check payable to InSight Gallery to cover the expense of uncrating, storage of crates, re-crating and contacting your shipper for return. In a separate envelope include the appropriate return shipping label with your personal Fed Ex or UPS Account Information. Shipments from OUTSIDE the United States must be shipped “FREE DOMICILE” or they will not be accepted.


Calendar Checklist

January 4, 2013
Deadline for mailed submissions. Slides must arrive at: OPA, P.O. Box 2488, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-2488.

January 25, 2013
Deadline for on-line submissions.

February 21, 2013
Notification posted on the OPA website.

May 7 through May 10, 2013
Out of Town Artists: artwork must arrive at InSight Gallery.

May 7 through May 10, 2013
Local Artists: deliver artwork to InSight Gallery during normal gallery hours.

May 17 and 18, 2013
Preview: 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

May 18, 2013
Opening Reception: for collectors, press, exhibiting artists and the public. 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

May 18 through June 17, 2013
Length of time show will be open for viewing . See below for gallery hours.

June 18 through June 22, 2013
Local Artists: remove paintings during this period or a storage fee will be charged. Thank you for your cooperation.

Gallery Hours
10:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.


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