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CALL for ENTRIES: Summer Showcase

2013 June 12

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Summer has brought a new challenge to my cooking regime–going wheat-free.  No, it isn’t a whim, it is doctor’s orders.  I have a couple of health issues that my doctor believes is being aggravated by the inflammation that naturally accompanies the consumption of wheat.  But, classic Summer fare like chocolate chip cookies can’t be stricken from the menu, or I might get stricken from my house, ha.  So, I’ll just keep trying the get it right.  This next Call is for a classic media, and you have several chances to get it right this year.  Investigate…

Check out this Call for Entries from Oil Painters of America for their Summer Online Showcase. The entry fee is only $14 per image, but the prizes are huge. You DO have to be a member ($60 annual fee), but with three online showcases per year, it works out to be about the same as other shows. Take a look…

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Learn more about the show from Oil Painters of America!CALL for ENTRIES:
OPA Showcase


ELIGIBILITY: You must be an Associate Member. Artists must reside in the United States, Canada or Mexico.

Representational Oil painting

August 15, 2013

ENTRY FEE: $14 per painting

JUROR:  Kim Casebeer was born & raised in Kansas.  As part of a fourth generation farm family, she has been connected to the land for a long time.  Kim still lives in Kansas and draws her inspiration from the simplicity of the Flint Hills, an area of wide open ranch land.  “It’s a simple landscape,” she says.  “It’s not grandiose.  You have to spend some time and let it speak to you.”  These days Kim also feels at home painting in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming and Texas.  “I think the simplicity of the Kansas landscape has helped me find the essence of other places.  I’m able to focus on what’s important in a composition.  It’s as much about what’s not in the painting as what is.”

Work by Juror Kim Casebeer!Kim received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Kansas State University in 1992.  She worked as a graphic designer and art director in order to pay the bills, while spending evenings and weekends painting until 2002, when she was able to make the leap to full-time artist.  Kim has continued to study with artists such as Albert Handell, W. Scott Jennings, Michael Albrechtsen, Scott Christensen and Matt Smith.

Kim has work in many private, corporate and museum collections throughout the United States.  She is represented by American Legacy Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri; Grapevine Gallery in Oklahoma City; Hueys Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico; K. Newby Gallery in Tubac, Arizona; Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona and Jackson, Wyoming; and Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas.

AWARDS: $3,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $500 for third place along with 10 honorable mentions

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