Policy 7

ORIGINAL WORK

DATE APPROVED: August 16, 2003
DATES REVISED: October 23, 2008 and November 21, 2008

INTRODUCTION

OPA was organized to promote representational oil painting and to educate and encourage the development of artists in this method. It is important that Oil Painters of America establish professional standards for all of its exhibitions and its artists.

THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved by the Board of Directors of Oil Painters of America that the following be adopted:

  1. Only original artwork shall be acceptable for OPA Exhibitions. Paintings that have been copied from other artist’s work are not original. The artwork submitted must be original in concept and design. It may not be copied from images in magazines, brochures, books, newspapers or other exhibitions even when the original image was in a different media. Paintings created in a paid instructional setting including workshops and art classes are not considered original artwork. Images and/or slides of paintings submitted for consideration into any OPA exhibition must represent the artist’s final and completed artwork.

  2. If an artist submits a copy for jurying which is accepted into an OPA National Exhibition and it is determined that the painting is a copy, the artist will be disqualified from counting the acceptance of that painting towards the minimum Signature Membership application requirement of acceptance into three OPA National Exhibitions.

  3. A member that has submitted a copy for jurying into an OPA Exhibition will be disqualified from exhibiting in any OPA shows for two years.

 

 

 

 

POLICIES

1 - JUROR OF AWARDS
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

Mission Statement & Bylaws

 
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