August 1, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Application Dates
Aug 1, 2014 - Dec 1, 2014
Application Fee
Notification Date
Dec 18, 2014



Open to ALL National & International Oil & Acrylic Artists

Application Dates: AUG 1, 2014 – DEC 1, 2014
Notification Date: DEC 18, 2014

AWARDS: Best of Show : $1,000 Second Place: $500 Third Place: $300 Additional Awards: Best Landscape $100, Best Still Life $100, Best People $100,Best Use of Light & Color $100, Most Innovative $100 and Narrative Excellence $100 . Ten artists will receive non-monetaryAwards of Excellence recognition and ten artists will receive non-monetary Merit Awards. The TOP 150 artists will be given recognition on with Name, website link and image selected for the exhibit.

Judge: Thomas F. Tierney

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Tom Tierney received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1976 and has been involved in magazine publishing for more than thirty years. Since 1987, he and his business partner, Allan Duerr, have published ART OF THE WEST magazine.

Tom has judged many, many art shows, including the C.M. Russell Auction, the Arts for the Parks, the Amarillo Rotary Art Show and the Northwest Rendezvous Show. In 2008, Tom and his partner received the John J. Geraghty Award from the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, California. This award was given to Tom and Allan by the Autry Museums’ Board of Trustees in recognition of their advancement of contemporary Western Art.

Tom and his wife Lori have been married more than thirty years and have three children and one grandchild. They reside in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY: This International Exhibit is open to all artists 18 years or older working in oil or acrylic mediums.

SELECTION PROCESS: Selected paintings will be based on the quality and individual mastery of the medium. IMPORTANT: Selections will be based on viewing the image submitted (make sure the image depicts a true representation of the painting). Selections are based only on the image submitted by the artist. The jurors and judge DO NOT see any information about the artist. Notification will be by email.

ENTRY PROCEDURES: Submit entries via Juried Art Services (JAS) Digital files should be saved in universal jpeg format .b) Images should be between 1400 pixels and 4000 pixels longest dimension at 300PPI (pixels per inch). c) JAS is a free service and provides a comprehensive ‘help’ menu d) NOAPS is also available to help with procedural problems, contact JoeRay Kelley

ENTRY FEE: (US CURRENCY) $30 (1 image) with $10 for each additional image (5 maximum)

TERMS and CONDITIONS: All work must have been created in oil and/or acrylic mediums. There is no limitation on size. The art entered is to have been painted in the past 3 years and not previously accepted in a NOAPS Exhibit. If you wish to sell the art entered, please price your art consistent with the established value of your work. Paintings do not have to be for sale. Selected paintings will be showcased on and in the NOAPS BLOG and Facebook. By entering, entrants are consenting to having a reproduction of their work used for promotion of the exhibit.

SALES: Selected art will post on to promote sales. Requests relating to artist information or sales will be forwarded to the artist.

The National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society was organized for the purpose of "governing, administering and maintaining such activities as will provide a national forum and standard of excellence in which artists can fully express the media of oil and acrylic on canvas and panel." Focusing on the emerging artist, rather than the well known painters who have already gained acceptance in the Visual Fine Arts industry, the NOAPSociety has continued to encourage these extremely talented, artists. This philosophy has served well during a two plus decades of steady growth as evidenced by its tremendous appeal to not only the art connoisseur, but also to the general public, which persists in its relentless quest of "The BEST!"