From the Executive Director
Steamboat Art Museum Invitational Exhibit: 27th National Juried Exhibition
of Oil Painters of America.
The summer of 2018 marks a great mile stone for the Steamboat Art Museum. With the December 2017 completion of the historic renovation of our home in the heart of Steamboat Springs’ Creative District, the expanded museum now has the ability to host large national fine art exhibitions. We are very proud to be the venue for the 27th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America. This outstanding exhibit and sale brings together paintings from the 250 best representational oil painters in North America with subject matter as varied as the imagination of the artists, whether portraits, landscapes, imaginative scenes, cityscapes, or intimate views in the human condition.
The show is receiving the highest praise nationally from artists, visitors and collectors alike. From the first moments of the gallery opening, this exhibit continues to bring record numbers to enjoy and experience the best this country offers in representational oil paintings. Open until September 3, there is ample opportunity for several visits to this exhibit, a requirement to truly appreciate its scope. Working among these wonderful paintings, I am delighted every day as I walk through our beautiful museum and make new discoveries of a special piece of work that I had not noticed before. I love the opportunity it provides for me to stop in my busy day to appreciate the brilliance of my newest discovery. I extend my appreciation again to the Oil Painters of America for selecting the Steamboat Art Museum as its 27th annual venue and look forward to their return in four years.
For those of you who can’t visit us, please scroll through the images available of this site to appreciate the outstanding work by our country’s fine artists. We do hope you can make that special trip to the Steamboat Art Museum. You won’t be disappointed.