OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA
Dedicated to the Preservation of Representational Art
2015 Eastern Regional
Juried Exhibition Of Traditional Oils
OPA’s 2015 Eastern Regional Exhibition is being hosted by Eckert & Ross Fine Art, located in Indianapolis, Indiana from November 6 through December 5, 2015. The City of Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana, is probably best known for being the home of the Indianapolis 500 Raceway. Other attractions include the Indianapolis Zoo, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the NCAA Hall of Champions and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail through downtown Indianapolis. Eckert & Ross Fine Art is hosting an opening reception on Friday, November 6, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 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 $11,500, including a $4,000 Best In Show.
The awarding juror will be Master Signature Member David Hettinger.
Eligible states and provinces include: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Artists must be either 2015 OPA paid members or have submitted an application for membership for 2015 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 Eckert & Ross 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.
Howard Friedland, 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.
Good Luck and Good Painting!
FINAL ACCEPTANCE: Online submissions: Friday, July 31, 2015
- 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 1080 square inches (unframed).
- For example: 30” (height) X 36” (width) = 1080 square inches.
- 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.
- Pre-sales permitted. All pre-sales must go through hosting gallery at contracted commission rate of 60%/40% split.
- 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, July 31, 2015
Electronic applications will be accepted beginning Monday, May 25, 2015 through Friday, July 31, 2015. 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 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 2015 Eastern Regional Exhibition.
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, May 25, 2015.
You must be a paid member through December 31, 2015 at a cost of $70.00. If you are currently not a member or have not paid your 2015 membership dues, OPA will accept your entry provided that 1) an electronic membership fee is paid by Friday, July 31 or 2) a mailed membership application and your annual dues are postmarked no later than Friday, July 24, 2015. More membership information may 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. Pre-sales permitted. Pre-sales administered through Eckert & Ross Fine Art at contracted commission rate of 60%/40% split.
Delivery and Return of Accepted Work
Delivery for Local Artists: Deliver uncrated paintings to Eckert & Ross Fine Art between October 12 and October 16. Hand delivered work must be picked up between December 7 and 12, 2015.
Out of Town Artists: ship to Eckert & Ross Fine Art, 5627 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46208 to arrive between October 5 and October 16, 2015. Handling Fee: Out of Town artists must include a $25 check payable to Eckert & Ross Fine Art to cover the expense of uncrating, storage of crates, re-crating and contacting your shipper for return. The uncrating fee is waived for artists who send their painting in a strong box. Strong boxes will be returned to the artists at the conclusion of the show. Paintings should arrive between October 5 and 16, 2015. In a separate envelope include the appropriate return shipping label with your personal Fed Ex or UPS Account Information. Shipments from OUTSIDE the U S must be shipped “FREE DOMICILE” or will not be accepted.
Notification of Results: Participants should check the OPA website after
August 31 for the juror’s selections.
Deadline for on-line submissions.
Notification posted on the OPA website.
October 5 -16
Out of Town Artists: artwork to arrive at Eckert & Ross Fine Art.
October 12 - October 16
Local Artists: deliver artwork to Eckert & Ross Fine Art during normal gallery hours.
November 4 and 5
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: for collectors, press, exhibiting artists and the public. 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
November 6 through December 5
Length of time show will be open for viewing . See below for gallery hours.
December 7 through December 12
Local Artists: remove paintings during this period or a storage fee will be charged. Thank you for your cooperation.
Monday - Saturday
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.