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CALL for ENTRIES: Spring Showcase

2014 April 6

Learn more about the Spring Online Showcase from Oil Painters of America!’tis the

It is ramp season in the Smoky Mountains.  I am thrilled to have a locally-grown, fresh vegetable of any sort after the winter of snow & ice we just endured–even if it gives us all dragon breath.  If you aren’t familiar, ramps are spring onions with a strong garlic smell and onion flavor.  They are called “spring leeks” elsewhere.  We’re using them in salads, soups, casseroles and atop nearly every dish consumed in my house right now.  You name it, we’re finding a way to eat them.  Another sign of Spring is this next Call.  Maybe this one is for you…

Check out this Call for Entries from Oil Painters of America (OPA) for their Spring Online Showcase. $14 entry & huge awards.  You DO have to be a member ($60), but great benefits exist for oil painters.  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

DEADLINE:  May 15, 2014

NOTIFICATION:  May 22, 2014

ENTRY FEE: $14 per painting

JUROR:  Tim Deibler has had a life-long passion for art.  After studying with many of the local artists during high school, he chose to go to the Art Institute of Colorado. After graduating, he worked in the commercial art & video production fields until going full time as a fine artist in 1992.  He has won 5 Awards of Excellence at the OPA’s National Juried Show.

Golden Dawn by juror Tim DeiblerBorn and raised in Oklahoma, Deibler’s passion for landscapes, mountains in particular began after seeing the 1956 movie The Mountain as a young boy.

“Every time I look out the window or walk outside I’m in the mountains, making it much easier for me to observe the constant moods and nuances of nature. My goal is to portray what I’m experiencing in nature, I want the viewer of my work to say ‘I’d like to be there’.”--Tim Deibler

AWARDS: $3,000 for 1st place, $1,500 for 2nd place & $500 for 3rd place along with 10 honorable mentions

For complete details, Visit OPA online!

Download the Prospectus from Oil Painters of America!

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