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CALL for ENTRIES: 23rd OPA Nat’l

2013 December 9

Can we talk about food porn?  I think no one will be shocked to hear that I post pictures of my food to social media.  Yes, I am one of those people.  But what I want to know is why most people highly filter their pics.  You don’t OWE it to the restaurant to make their food look better than it is.  So, are you taking pictures of your food to document a beautiful meal or fun experience?  OR, are you just trying to “one up” your friends?  Maybe food pics should just be representational of what your really see before you–kind of like this next call…

Check out this Call for Entries for the 23rd Annual National Exhibition  from Oil Painters of America to be exhibited at the the Bennington Center for the Arts. The cost is high because you have to be a member, but the show is prestigious and the prizes are huge. Make me proud…

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Learn more about the show from Oil Painters of America!CALL for ENTRIES:
23rd OPA Nat’l 


ELIGIBILITY: Artists who reside in the United States, Canada and Mexico and are 2012 OPA members or have submitted an application for membership or renewal for 2012 may apply for this exhibition.

MEDIA: Representational oil paintings of original concept and design only.

February 7, 2014 (online)

NOTIFICATION:  March 12, 2014

ENTRY FEE: $30 for 1 submission, $45 for 2 submissions(not including your membership fee of $60).

Learn more about the OPA Juried National ExhibitMore membership information can be found on the OPA website,, under the Member Services tab.

JURORS:  The awarding juror will be Master Signature member Charles Movalli.

AWARDS: Approximately 30 awards will be given, in excess of $75,000, including a $25,000 Best In Show.

SALES: Commission of 40% is required by the gallery for all paintings sold.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Download the Prospectus from Oil Painters of America!

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