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2017 Awardees

26th National Juried Exhibition: Eisele Gallery of Fine Art

Master Signature Division

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
“Plateau Smoke” by Jan
Peng Wang1st Place Gold Medal Award
Funded by OPA and Friends of OPA (Eligibility only once every three years for the same artist)
$7,500 Jan Peng Wang OPAM Plateau Smoke
$5,200   20" x 16"
“On the Night of the Night Fires” by Sherrie McGraw2nd Place Silver Medal Award
Funded by American Art Collector Magazine; two-page feature article on award winner
$6,200 Sherrie McGraw OPAM On the Night of the Night Fires
$48,500   30" x 40"
“Old Man Smoking Pipe” by Christopher Zhang3rd Place Bronze Medal Award
Funded by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine; one full-page advertisement
$3,800 Christopher Zhang OPAM Old Man Smoking Pipe
$16,000   40" x 30"
“Calm Noon” by Ruo Li Most Original Award of Excellence
Funded by Southwest Art Magazine; one full-page advertisement
$3,380 Ruo Li OPAM Calm Noon
$9,000   24" x 38"
“Pueblo Man with Eagle Feather” by David A. Leffel Outstanding Composition and Technique Award of Excellence
Funded by Art of the West Magazine; 2/3 page advertisement
$2,340 David A. Leffel OPAM Pueblo Man with Eagle Feather
$42,500   19" x 16"
“Russian Tea Party V” by Daud Akhriev Realism Award of Excellence
$500 cash donation funded by FASO, $500 merchandise certificate funded by Blick Art Materials
$1,000 Daud Akhriev OPAM Russian Tea Party V
$5,000   12 x 16
“Spring Jam” by Craig Tennant Impressionist Award of Excellence
$500 cash donation funded by FASO, $500 merchandise certificate funded by Blick Art Materials
$1,000 Craig Tennant OPAM Spring Jam
$15,000   20" x 30"
“Oomingmak on the Rise” by Nancy Howe Donors’ Award of Excellence
$500 cash donation funded by Friends of OPA, $500 merchandise certificate funded by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
$1,000 Nancy Howe OPAM Oomingmak on the Rise
$18,000   20" x 30"
“Prayer Flag on the Pass” by Huihan Liu Shirl Smithson Founders’ Award for Master Signature Members
Cash donation funded by the Shirl Smithson Family
$500 Huihan Liu OPAM Prayer Flag on the Pass
$21,000   30" x 24"
“Prayer Flag on the Pass” by Huihan Liu Members’ Choice Award for Master Signature Members
Merchandise certificate funded by Michael Harding Handmade Artists Oil Colors
$1,000 Huihan Liu OPAM Prayer Flag on the Pass
$21,000   30" x 24"
“Ruthie” by Jeffrey Watts Members’ Choice Honorable Mentions Award for Master Signature Members
Merchandise certificate funded by Gamblin Artists Colors
$500 Jeffrey Watts OPAM Ruthie
$5,500   18" x 14"

26th National Juried Exhibition: Eisele Gallery of Fine Art

Associate Signature Division

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE
“The Little Sister” by Jeanya Charles1st Place Gold Medal Award
Funded by Oil Painters of America (Eligibility only once every 3 years for the same artist)
$25,000 Jeanya Charles The Little Sister
$5,800   30" x 40"
“Little Bird” by Ardith A. Starostka2nd Place Silver Medal Award
Funded by American Art Collector Magazine; Two-page feature article on award winner
$6,200 Ardith A. Starostka Little Bird
$9,500   30" x 20"
“Boy” by David Gray3rd Place Bronze Medal Award
Funded by Plein Air Magazine Full-page advertisement
$3,800 David Gray Boy
$5,600   18" x 24"
“Embrace” by Casey Childs Board of Directors’ Award of Excellence
$1,500 cash donation funded by OPA Board of Directors, $676 Artwork Archive Lifetime Master Account, $650 easel light funded by Revelite
$2,826 Casey Childs Embrace
$16,000   30" x 20"
“Taking Notes” by Pauline Roche Best Signature Award of Excellence
$1,500 cash donation funded by FASO
$1,500 Pauline Roche OPA Taking Notes
$3,500   18" x 14"
“Days of Purification” by Justin Kunz Best Associate Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
$1,500 Justin Kunz Days of Purification
$7,900   30" x 36"
“Kip with Cigarette” by Eric K. Johnson Best Associate Honorable Mention
$650 easel light funded by Revelite, $676 Artwork Archive Lifetime Master Account
$1,326 Eric K. Johnson Kip with Cigarette
$900   12" x 9"
“The Light” by Ni Zhu Outstanding Composition and Technique Award of Excellence
$676 Artwork Archive Lifetime Master Account, $500 merchandise certificate funded by Grumbacher
$1,176 Ni Zhu The Light
$1,800   16" x 20"
“It's a Man's World” by Terry Strickland Most Original Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Blick Art Materials
$1,000 Terry Strickland It's a Man's World
$4,500   16" x 20"
“Intuition” by J. Ken Spencer Most Original Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Blue Ridge Oils, $250 funded by SourceTek Art Supply
$750 J. Ken Spencer OPA Intuition
$3,700   24" x 18"
“Oaks, Poppies and Lupines” by Junn Roca Presidents’ Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded equally by Past Presidents Zhiwei Tu OPAM and Betty Schmidt
$1,000 Junn Roca OPA Oaks, Poppies and Lupines
$18,000   24" x 36"
“A Little Bit of Everything” by Mary Sauer Art Renewal Center Realism Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by Art Renewal Center
$1,000 Mary Sauer A Little Bit of Everything
$4,500   24" x 18"
“Delicate Balance” by Mike Wise Realism Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Trekell Art Supply, $250 funded by MasterPak
$750 Mike Wise OPA Delicate Balance
$2,450   16" x 24"
“Jacob's Ladder” by Jason J. Sacran Ted Goerschner OPAM Memorial Impressionist Award of Excellence
$1,000 cash donation funded by Friends of Ted Goerschner OPAM
$1,000 Jason J. Sacran Jacob's Ladder
$10,500   30" x 24"
“Fragile Morning” by MaryBeth Karaus Impressionist Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates: $250 funded by Liliedahl Video Productions, $250 funded by Jack Richeson & Co, $250 funded by MasterPak
$750 MaryBeth Karaus OPA Fragile Morning
$4,200   12" x 45"
“Red-backed Fairywren” by Mostafa Keyhani Animal Award of Excellence
$676 Artwork Archive Lifetime Master Account, $500 merchandise certificate funded by M. Graham & Co.
$1,176 Mostafa Keyhani OPA Red-backed Fairywren
$900   8" x 8"
“Golden Light Longhorn” by William A. Suys Jr. Animal Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Trekell Art Supply, $250 funded by Airfloat Systems
$750 William A. Suys Jr. OPA Golden Light Longhorn
$9,600   24" x 48"
“A Storm is Coming” by Meadow R. Gist John August Dietrich Memorial Figurative Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by RayMar Art
$1,000 Meadow R. Gist OPA A Storm is Coming
$2,800   24" x 18"
“Henry” by Ula Movchan Figurative Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors, $250 funded by Masterworks Frames
$750 Ula Movchan Henry
$1,600   16" x 12"
“Ditch Bank” by Joshua D. Clare Alden Bryan Memorial Landscape Award of Excellence
Cash donation funded by the Alden and Mary Bryan Arts Fund and the Vermont Community Foundation
$1,000 Joshua D. Clare Ditch Bank
$1,600   14" x 11"
“Promising” by Cindy Baron Landscape Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates: $250 funded by Liliedahl Video Productions, $250 funded by Rosemary & Co. Artists Brushes, $250 funded by ArtFrames
$750 Cindy Baron OPA Promising
$1,750   12" x 16"
“Cari” by Johanna Harmon Portraiture Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Larson-Juhl, $500 funded by Michael Harding Handmade Oil Colours
$1,000 Johanna Harmon OPA Cari
$4,200   16" x 12"
“The Graduate” by Susan Hong-Sammons Portraiture Honorable Mention
Holbein Artist Oil Color Set of 20 & 55 ml. bottle of Linseed Oil ($250), Merchandise certificates: $250 funded by Ampersand Art Supply, $250 funded by Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing
$750 Susan Hong-Sammons The Graduate
$1,980   20" x 16"
“Places to Go” by Lynn Wade Seascape Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by JFM Enterprises, $500 funded by Robin Imaging
$1,000 Lynn Wade Places to Go
$6,000   30" x 40"
“Acadian Surf” by Donald W. Demers Seascape Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificates: $500 funded by Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors, $250 funded by SourceTek Art Supply
$750 Donald W. Demers Acadian Surf
$14,500   16" x 20"
“Belle Epoque  Paris” by Lindsay Goodwin Still Life Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Savoir-Faire
$1,000 Lindsay Goodwin Belle Epoque Paris
$15,225   40" x 30"
“Crock & Pears” by Mark J. Farina Still Life Honorable Mention
$250 cash donation funded by Bella Muse Productions, Merchandise certificates: $250 funded by Bella Muse Productions, $250 funded by Masterworks Frames
$750 Mark J. Farina OPA Crock & Pears
$2,300   11" x 15"
“Alluring” by Christina C. Kuo Neil Patterson OPAM Award of Excellence
$250 cash donation Funded by OPA Past President Neil Patterson OPAM
$250 Christina C. Kuo Alluring
$1,500   12" x 9"
“Symphony of the Wetlands” by Doreen J. St. John Members’ Choice Award of Excellence
Merchandise certificate funded by Savoir-Faire
$1,000 Doreen J. St. John Symphony of the Wetlands
$2,500   24" x 18"
“Red-backed Fairywren” by Mostafa Keyhani Members’ Choice Honorable Mention
Merchandise certificate funded by Gamblin Artists Colors
$500 Mostafa Keyhani OPA Red-backed Fairywren
$900   8" x 8"
Spring Online Showcase

Spring 2017 Online Showcase Award Winners

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE

Associate Division

“Harbor Lights Camden” by Mark Daly1st Place First Place
$3,000 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$3,000 Mark Daly Harbor Lights Camden
24" x 36"
“Flower” by Kyle Stucky2nd Place Second Place
$1,500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$1,500 Kyle Stucky Flower
18" x 18"
“String of Pearls” by Tina Garrett3rd Place Third Place
$500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$500 Tina Garrett String of Pearls
30" x 40"
“Middleburg Hounds” by Jeff Morrow Honorable Mention
  Jeff Morrow Middleburg Hounds
18" x 24"
“Eve” by Jerry Sumptor Honorable Mention
  Jerry Sumptor Eve
6" x 6"
“Spring is Springing” by Deborah Tilby Honorable Mention
  Deborah Tilby Spring is Springing
18" x 24"
“Face It” by Ni Zhu Honorable Mention
  Ni Zhu Face It
24" x 30"
“A Study in White” by Robert Papp Honorable Mention
  Robert Papp A Study in White
32" x 26"
“Winter Warmth” by Jeremy Winborg Honorable Mention
  Jeremy Winborg Winter Warmth
24" x 36"
“Through the Tangle” by Alan Wylie Honorable Mention
  Alan Wylie Through the Tangle
24" x 42"
“Transition” by David Kapszukiewicz Honorable Mention
  David Kapszukiewicz Transition
24" x 36"
“Toil of Love” by Nathaniel Skousen Honorable Mention
  Nathaniel Skousen Toil of Love
27" x 19"
“Grace in Motion” by Gail Rein Honorable Mention
  Gail Rein Grace in Motion
25" x 18"

Summer 2017 Online Showcase Award Winners

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE

Associate Division

“Morning Light” by Kyle Stuckey1st Place First Place
$3,000 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$3,000 Kyle Stuckey Morning Light
20" x 14"
“Dolls & Sargent” by Stephanie Paige Thomson2nd Place Second Place
$1,500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$1,500 Stephanie Paige Thomson Dolls & Sargent
12" x 9"
“There is Another Sky” by Nathaniel Skousen3rd Place Third Place
$500 cash award, made possible thanks to Dorothy Driehaus Mellin and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
$500 Nathaniel Skousen There is Another Sky
30" x 21"
“Muscat” by Jean-Pierre Jacquet Honorable Mention
  Jean-Pierre Jacquet Muscat
12" x 9"
“Morning Reflections” by Dan Bulleit Honorable Mention
  Dan Bulleit Morning Reflections
22" x 30"
“Lily” by Brian Astle Honorable Mention
  Brian Astle Lily
20" x 12"
“Water Cooler” by Shawn Sullivan Honorable Mention
  Shawn Sullivan Water Cooler
10" x 8"
“Last One Up” by Lyn Boyer Honorable Mention
  Lyn Boyer Last One Up
24" x 18"
“Waves Coming In” by Deborah Tilby Honorable Mention
  Deborah Tilby Waves Coming In
12" x 24"
“Looking Forward” by Juan Cantavella Honorable Mention
  Juan Cantavella Looking Forward
18" x 14"
“Grandmother's Porch” by Julie Davis Honorable Mention
  Julie Davis Grandmother's Porch
9" x 12"
“Straw Hat” by Frances Pampeyan Honorable Mention
  Frances Pampeyan Straw Hat
12" x 12"
“Old Sage” by Kathie Odom Honorable Mention
  Kathie Odom Old Sage
15" x 24"

Eastern Regional Award Winners: Anderson Fine Art Gallery

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE

Associate and Signature Division

“Bella” by Dan Beck Gold Medal
Funded by OPA
$4,000 Dan Beck OPA Bella
$4,500   24" x 18"
“The Student” by Adam Clague Silver Medal
Featured in Artist Focus section funded by American Art Collector Magazine
$3,400 Adam Clague OPA The Student
$750   12" x 9"
“White Slip” by Patrick McGannon Bronze Medal
Full page advertisement funded by Southwest Art Magazine
$3,380 Patrick McGannon White Slip
$600   20" x 16"
“John” by Dominique I. Medici Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Savoir-Faire
$1,000 Dominique I. Medici John
$3,500   14" x 11"
“Sanguine” by David W. Mueller Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$750 David W. Mueller Sanguine
$5,600   19" x 24"
“On the Road to Mandalay” by William A. Schneider Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 William A. Schneider OPA On the Road to Mandalay
$3,600   24" x 18"
“The Forgotten” by Jason J. Sacran Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 Jason J. Sacran The Forgotten
$5,500   24" x 20"
“Model Break” by J. Russell Wells Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 J. Russell Wells Model Break
$2,240   20" x 16"
“Valley Shadows” by Christine Lashley Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 Christine Lashley Valley Shadows
$950   8" x 10"
“Jodie Karr” by Richard Christian Nelson Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$250 Richard Christian Nelson Jodie Karr
$1,500   18" x 14"

Master Signature Division

Drinking Milk Tea by Shizhong Yan Gold Medal
Funded by OPA
$3,500 Shizhong Yan OPAM Drinking Milk Tea
$15,200   30" x 24"
Delta Soup by Marc Hanson Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 Marc Hanson OPAM Delta Soup
$5,600   22" x 30"
Marcus by James Crandall Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Savoir-Faire
$250 James Crandall OPAM Marcus
$1,100   13" x 10"

 

Western Regional Award Winners: Illume Gallery of Fine Art, Authentique Gallery of Art & Design and The Mission Gallery

  AWARDS AND DONORS VALUE WINNER PAINTING TITLE

Associate and Signature Division

“Silent Snowfall” by Anna R. Bain Gold Medal
Funded by OPA
$4,000 Anna R. Bain OPA Silent Snowfall
$9,000   36 x 30
“Dirty Work” by Steve G. Atkinson Silver Medal
Featured in Artist Focus section funded by American Art Collector Magazine.
$3,400 Steve G. Atkinson OPA Dirty Work
$12,000   30 x 40
“Game Trail” by Mary Ann Cherry Bronze Medal
Full page advertisement funded by Southwest Art Magazine
$3,380 Mary Ann Cherry Game Trail
$6,200   20 x 40
“Orient/Santa Fe Line” by Suzie G. Baker Award of Excellence
Half-page advertisement funded by Plein Air Magazine
$2,000 Suzie G. Baker OPA Orient/Santa Fe Line
$1,600   12 x 16
“Spanish Walk” by James E. Tennison Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Savoir-Faire
$1,000 James E. Tennison OPA Spanish Walk
$7,500   24 x 30
“Koi Pond” by Derek W. Penix Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$750 Derek W. Penix Koi Pond
$6,500   30 x 30
“Edge of Dawn” by Rachel Pettit Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 Rachel Pettit OPA Edge of Dawn
$2,000   16 x 20
“Tea and Oranges” by Beverly C. Boren Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 Beverly C. Boren Tea and Oranges
$1,100   11 x 14
“Last One Up” by Lyn Boyer Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 Lyn Boyer Last One Up
$10,000   24 x 18
“Just after Sundown - Monterey” by Patricia Clayton Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 Patricia Clayton Just after Sundown - Monterey
$1,595   10 x 30
“September Light” by David A. Vollbracht Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 David A. Vollbracht OPA September Light
$875   11 x 14
“Co-op at Studio Recchion” by Kurt Anderson Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$250 Kurt Anderson OPA Co-op at Studio Recchion
$5,800   30 x 24

Master Signature Division

Them Winter Blues by Marc Hanson Gold Medal
Funded by OPA
$3,500 Marc Hanson OPAM Them Winter Blues
$9,700   22" x 48"
Nathalia by Nikolo Balkanski Award of Excellence
Funded by OPA
$500 Nikolo Balkanski OPAM Nathalia
$3,800   16" x 20"
Taos Trapper by Robert Johnson Award of Excellence
Merchandise Certificate funded by Savoir-Faire
$250 Robert Johnson OPAM Taos Trapper
$3,800   16" x 20"