Past Exhibition

Tenzin Tsultrim
Ma Kyle
Michael Situ OPA
Marybeth Karaus OPA
Ann Kraft Walker OPA
Rebecca Leer
Casey Childs
Tom Nachreiner OPA
John M Pototschnik OPA
William L Angresano
John W Taft OPA
David R Dibble
Nathaniel Skousen
Diane Frossard
Rusty G Jones
Brent Jensen
Christine Lashley
Bryce C Liston OPA
Patrick M Meehan OPA
William A Schneider OPA
Derek W Penix
Phil Boatwright
Mark A Boedges
Donald Darst
Tj J Cunningham
Jeremy Gooding
Jane Hunt
Susan Lindsey
Jan Zhang
Sherrie McGraw OPAM
David Leffel OPAM
William Chambers OPAM
Nancy Howe OPAM
Zhiwei Tu OPAM
James Tennison OPAM
Christopher Zhang OPAM
Suzanne Anan
Ned Mueller OPAM
Jeff Legg OPAM
Joyce Pike OPAM
Scott R. Royston OPAM
Jan Peng Wang OPAM
Craig Tennant OPAM
Alan Wolton OPAM
Michael Mao OPAM
Calvin Liang OPAM
D. Edward Kucera OPAM
Robert Johnson OPAM
Marc Hanson OPAM
Quang Ho OPAM
Charles Cox OPAM
Warren Chang OPAM
Nancy S. Crookston OPAM
Daniel E. Greene OPAM
Howard Friedland OPAM
Xiao S. Jiang OPAM
Ramon Kelley OPAM
Kenneth Cadwallader OPAM
Roger Dale Brown OPAM
Daud Akhriev OPAM
Kathy Anderson OPAM
Nikolo Balkanski OPAM
John Michael Carter OPAM
The Steamboat Art Museum
27th National Juried Exhibition
of Oil Painters of America
June 1 - September 3, 2018

250 paintings by this country's finest representational painters

Oil Painters of America

Hosts its

 27th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils & Convention

at Steamboat Art Museum in Steamboat Springs, Colorado


Artists, collectors and art enthusiasts will find an unparalleled collection of traditional oil paintings representative of the high quality of work being produced by the nationally and internationally acclaimed group of oil painters in this exhibition. 


An opening reception and award ceremony will be held for artists, collectors, the public and press on Friday, June 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Steamboat Art Museum. Renowned artist Craig Tennant OPAM will serve as Juror of Awards.


OPA’s membership is comprised of over 3,500 artists from across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Over the years, OPA’s National Exhibition has garnered a reputation for being one of the premier art shows in the country receiving over 2,000 submissions each year for consideration. Of those entries, only two hundred artists are selected to be part of this exhibition. Total awards for this year’s exhibition will exceed $100,000 in cash and merchandise, including a $25,000 cash Gold Medal award.


In addition to the exhibition, the opening weekend convention events will include painting demonstrations by nationally renowned artists such as Juror of Awards Craig Tennant OPAM; this year’s Distinguished Artist Skip Whitcomb; prominent artist & BLICK Art Materials representative Joe Gyurcsak, as well as group demos by Nancy Boren OPA, Mostafa Keyhani OPA, Rob Rey OPA, Jason Sacran and David Santillanes OPA. Of special note, acclaimed artist Jill Carver will be a key speaker during the convention. 


Artists, art students and the public are invited to attend the many events taking place throughout the opening weekend including the wet paint sale and competition with awards totaling $28,000. Other events will include a panel discussion providing attendees an opportunity to share valuable information about the art business with their peers, personal critique sessions, networking & social opportunities and art company exhibitors such as Judson Art Supply, Rosemary Brushes, Gamblin, Michael Harding Handmade Oil Colours, Savoir-Faire, Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, Bella Muse Productions, Maimeri Puro and Rembrandt. Events begin Tuesday, May 29 and run through Sunday, June 3. Pre-registration is recommended but walk-ins are welcome.


The exhibition will be on view from June 1 through September 3, 2018. All pieces will be for sale. Museum hours at The Steamboat Art Museum, 807 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, CO will be Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Sunday & Monday. 


To purchase exhibition paintings or for more information, please contact us at The Steamboat Art Museum,

(970) 870-1755 ext 102.

For more information on Oil Painters of American, visit or call (815) 356-5987.

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