GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
DATE APPROVED: May 2, 2010 and September 13, 2010
The Board of Directors shall seek financial support for OPA through Grants and Fellowships to enable the development of expanded programs.
THERFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Directors of Oil Painters of America that the following be adopted and followed in implementing Grants and Fellowships.
- Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship
In 2008, artist and philanthropist Dorothy Driehaus Mellin established a $20,000 fellowship to be awarded annually to one talented and deserving artist residing in the Midwest. The intention of the fellowship is to provide one artist with the unique opportunity to embrace his/her full potential as an artist unencumbered by financial constraints.
To be considered for the Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Award, an artist must be accepted into OPAâ€™s National Exhibition and currently reside in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio or Wisconsin. Artists who have maintained their domicile in one of these states for a period of less than twelve months prior to the National Exhibition shall not be considered a resident of that state. OPA members who claim residency in one of these states must be able to prove that they have been physically present at the address provided to the OPA for the last twelve months and that their intentions are to maintain their domicile at the address stated. Proof may include, but not limited to references from other OPA artists living in the memberâ€™s state, evidence that the person does not have a domicile in another state or country, employment history, utility bills in the individualâ€™s name, a current driverâ€™s license, and a continuous voting record. Artists falsifying claims of residency by providing an address in which they do not reside will be asked to resign from the organization. The decision of the Board is final.
Board members residing in one of the above listed states shall be eligible for the Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Award, provided that the jurors do not include Board members.
1 - JUROR OF AWARDS
Mission Statement & Bylaws
2 - SELECTION COMMITTEE
3 - MASTERS
4 - SIGNATURE MEMBERS
5 - MEMBER CONTACT LIST
6 - GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
7 - ORIGINAL WORK
8 - ELIGIBLE PAINTINGS
9 - JUROR OF AWARDS TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT
11 - BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT