The 2013 Juried Salon Show
Of Traditional Oils
OPA’s first Salon Show is being hosted by Crooked Tree Arts Center, Inc., located in Petoskey, Michigan, from June 22 through August 31, 2013. Situated on Little Traverse Bay overlooking the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, the quaint town of Petoskey offers many activities as a four–season resort town. Housed in a picturesque, 1890’s Victorian-style church, the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Inc. is hosting an opening reception on June 21 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. with the awards presentation at 7:00 P.M.
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 approximately $15,000.
The awarding juror will be an internationally renowned Signature or Master Signature Member.
Eligible states and provinces include: All paid members residing in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Artists must be either 2013 OPA paid members or have submitted an application for membership for 2013 to be eligible to submit an entry in 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 Crooked Tree Arts Center, Inc. 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 should check the OPA website for the juror’s selections.
Good Luck and Good Painting
FINAL ACCEPTANCE: Online submissions: Friday, March 22, 2013
Mailed Entries: Friday, March 8, 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 Regional or National Exhibition.
· Canvas size: maximum size not to exceed 320 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 class are not considered original artwork.
· All work must be for sale and reflect the artist’s current pricing structure. No NFS.
· Artists must be currently living in the United States, Canada or Mexico.
· 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.
On-line Submissions — Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2013
Electronic applications will be accepted beginning Monday, January 14, 2013 through Friday, March 22, 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 found at http://www.juriedartservices.com. Click on the “Help” tab.
To submit your electronic application, please go directly to: http://www.juriedartservices.com and look for OPA’s 2013 Salon Show.
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, March 22, 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, March 22 or 2) a mailed membership application with your annual dues are postmarked no later than Saturday, March 9, 2013. More membership information can be found on the OPA website,
http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com, under the Member Services tab.
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: Deliver uncrated paintings to the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Inc. May 27 through June 1, 2013. Hand delivered work must be picked up between September 1 and September 7, 2013.
Out of Town Artists: ship to the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Inc. 461 E. Mitchell, Petoskey, MI 49770, to arrive May 27 through June 1, 2013. Handling Fee: Out of Town Artists must include a $25 check payable to Crooked Tree Arts Center, Inc. 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.
March 8, 2013
Deadline for mailed submissions. Slides must arrive at: OPA, P.O. Box 2488, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-2488.
March 22, 2013
Deadline for on-line submissions.
April 18, 2013
Notification posted on the OPA website.
May 27 - June 1, 2013
Out of Town Artists: artwork must arrive at Crooked Tree Arts Center.
May 27 - June 1, 2013
Local Artists: deliver artwork to Crooked Tree Arts Center, Inc. during normal gallery hours.
June 20 and 21, 2013
June 20: Noon –7:00 P.M.
June 21: 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
June 21, 2013
Opening Reception: for collectors, press, exhibiting artists and the public. 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
June 22 - August 31, 2013
Length of time show will be open for viewing . See below for gallery hours.
September 1 - September 7, 2013
Local Artists: remove paintings during this period or a storage fee will be charged. Thank you .
Mon.-Fri: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Wed. Open at 10:00 A.M.
Sat: 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Sun: 12:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.