OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA HOSTS ITS 2011 WESTERN REGIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION AT LEE YOUNGMAN GALLERIES IN CALISTOGA, CA
Oil Painters of America is pleased to announce that its 2011 Western Regional Juried Exhibition will be held at the Lee Youngman Gallery, October 8th through October 30, 2011. Collectors and art lovers are invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, October 8th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with the awards presentation at 5:30 p.m. Paintings will be available for sale at the opening reception and throughout the duration of the exhibition.
This year’s show will feature approximately 100 paintings by some of North America’s best oil painters, including many OPA Master Signature Members, as well as some of today’s most talented emerging artists.
“Oil Painters of America is very excited to be coming to Calistoga, California” said OPA President and Master Signature member Neil Patterson, “Lee Youngman Galleries has an exceptional reputation among the artists and collectors and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to hold this year’s regional show there.”
This year’s Juror of Awards is Master Signature member, Peter Adams OPAM, from Los Angeles, California. He is the longest serving President of the California Art Club, one of the oldest and most active arts organizations in California. Peter & his wife Elaine rapidly revitalized the organization, recruiting many of the California's best known landscape and figurative painters. Peter Adams has exhibited in many shows having received top honors such as the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from Fine Art Connoisseur magazine. His combination ofEastern design concepts with the Western sense of depth through atmosphere adds to his high standard and appreciation of art.
Total cash awards for this year’s Western Regional are $15,000 including a $4,000 Best of Show.
The public is invited to view and purchase these exceptional works of art throughout the exhibition period. Gallery viewing hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
Lee Youngman Galleries ·1316 Lincoln Avenue · Calistoga, CA 94515
707.942.0585 · 800.551.0585
Oil Painters of America’s mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art. Dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, OPA’s primary focus is to draw attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light.