August 14, 2023 to August 14, 2024
Application Dates
Apr 17 to Jul 14 '23
Application Fee
(see prospectus for details)
Notification Date
Aug 14, 2023


National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society
2023 Associate Member


Application Dates: April 17, 2023 to July 14, 2023 at midnight Pacific Time


The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites our Associate Members to apply to our exhibit honoring the Best in oil and acrylic painting. NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991.

This is an online competition open to ALL ASSOCIATE MEMBER artists 18 years of age and older working in Oil and ACRYLIC medium. This exhibition does not include NOAPS Signature or Master members. 

One image from each Associate member artist may be submitted, each entry will be exhibited on the NOAPS website as part of the exhibition. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Paintings entered into this show will not be eligible to enter any other NOAPS shows whether online or onsite.   


Best of Show: $1000 cash

Second Place: $550 cash
Third Place: $450 cash
Ten “Best of” Awards:  $200 cash
Ten Excellence Awards:  $100 cash

Ten Merit Awards: I year membership to NOAPS - $52.00 value  

All artists will be given recognition on with artist name, artist website link and image selected for this exhibit. 

The Top Three Award winners will earn one point toward Signature Status. 

Certificates will only be sent to artists who have won awards. Certificates for Awards that have been won by artists from outside of North America will be sent exclusively by email.

Award winners will be notified by phone call or email of their award.  Please check your Juried Art Services profile for correct contact information.


All NOAPS Associate Members whose dues are current are eligible to enter.  This exhibition does not include Signature or Master members.


All entries will be submitted via Juried Art Services (JAS) JAS provides a comprehensive ‘Help Menu’.  NOAPS is also available to help with procedural problems.

  • Email: for assistance or use the help menu on Juried Art Services
  • Digital files should be saved in universal .jpeg format for JAS entry and should be between 1400 pixels and 4000 pixels longest dimension at 300PPI (pixels per inch). No frame, mat, or background visible. Be sure the image is right side up.
  • Please note: After submitting an image and making payment you can still go back to your submission at any time before the submission deadline and change the painting that has been submitted for a different painting. Do NOT create a new submission to make changes. Log in to your original submission and edit it. You can get help on this through JAS or NOAPS if needed.


  • Artwork must be original two dimensional with mediums limited to OIL and ACRYLIC paints
  • Completed in the last three (3) years
  • Not previously accepted in any other NOAPS National Exhibit or NOAPS Online Top 150. 
  • No Minimum or Maximum size

·        NOAPS is dedicated to exhibiting excellent works of fine art which promote the artist’s artistic ability, vision and creativity within the traditional art forms of oil and acrylic painting.  In this respect all artwork must be original and created from conception to completion by the artist. No mixed media, photography, digital and or other media, No painted giclee prints, or any other type of reproductions, no manipulated photos. No artwork copied from other artists work or published photos, or created in an instructional setting are eligible.

  • If you wish to sell the art entered, please price your art in United States currency consistent with the established value of your work.  Paintings do not have to be for sale.
  • Selected paintings will be showcased on, in the NOAPS Blog, and in NOAPS Social Media.  By entering, entrants are consenting to having a reproduction of their work used for promotion of the exhibit. You are confirming the work entered is your own and copyrighted images incorporated in your work have not been used.
  •  Certificates will only be provided to artists who have won awards.   


Current 2023 NOAPS membership is required. To Join NOAPS click the link here:


The fee to enter is $30.  If paying your yearly dues ($52) at the same time the total cost is $82.  Entry fees are non-refundable 




Ann Kraft Walker is a member of the Portrait Society of America, The International Guild of Realism, a signature member of Oil Painters of America and National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and an elected member of Allied Artists of America.  Her work has been shown in numerous juried and invitational shows, earning multiple awards. Her paintings have been featured in various magazines and publications, including Southwest Art,( featured on the cover in December 2014),  Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, International Artist and Western Art Collector. Her work is represented by InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. 

Annie lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband Rick and golden retriever Moses. 

" What a privilege it is to be involved in this never-ending pursuit of painting. Any shred of talent I possess is a gift from God and a reflection of His grace."      


Each entry will be displayed on the NOAPS website on the Associate Member Online Exhibition page.

IMPORTANT: The Judge of Awards makes selections based on the image entered. Make sure the image depicts a true representation of the painting. Each image should display the painting only; no frame or mat.  The image should be properly oriented; please make sure your image is right side up. 


The paintings may be for sale or not for sale.  All sales will be conducted through the artist, and no commission is due to NOAPS.


Applications Dates: April 17, 2023 to July 14, 2023 at midnight Pacific Time

Publication on website: August 14, 2023


Your participation and support of the
is greatly appreciated.


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