2018 Eastern Regional Exhibition

Anderson Fine Art Gallery, located in Saint Simons Island, GA, from Nov. 17 - Dec. 16, 2017

Presents The 2018 Eastern Regional
Juried Exhibition Of Traditional Oils

OPA's 2018 Eastern Regional Exhibition is being hosted by McBride Gallery, located in Annapolis, Maryland, October 28 through November 25, 2018. Annapolis offers a wide variety of things to do while visiting one of the nations most historic and charming cities. You might consider visiting the Annapolis Maritime Museum, housed in the last remaining oyster packing plant, or the Maryland State House with the largest wooden dome in the United States. Annapolis is the home of the US Naval Academy which offers a tour that includes two beautiful, large Tiffany windows. The William Paca (signer of the Declaration of Independence) home is a Georgian mansion with a reconstructed 18th century pleasure garden. City Dock is the historic heart of Annapolis, on the waters of Chesapeake Bay, where one can take a leisurely trip on a tour boat around the harbor. McBride Gallery is hosting an Artist's Coffee & Preview on Friday, October 26 and a Wine Tasting and Art Preview on Saturday, October 27. The Opening Reception will be on Sunday, October 28, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the awards presentation at 2:00 p.m.

Schedule of Events


McBride Gallery is the proud host of the 2018 Eastern Exhibition Annapolis, Maryland.

Gallery Hours
Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday, October 26

9:00 a.m. Artist's Coffee & Preview Location: McBride Gallery

Grab a cup of coffee as you stroll through this year's exhibition. Take a minute to introduce yourself to gallery owner Cynthia McBride who has been in the business for over 40 years and has earned a stellar reputation among artists and collectors alike.

10:00 a.m. Plein Air Painting in Downtown Annapolis Location: On Your Own!

Be sure to bring your paints because the picturesque and historic city of Annapolis has an overabundance of subject matter that will keep you painting all day long! From cobblestone streets and historic buildings, the State Capital, and Naval Academy to sailboats in the harbor, you will want to capture this beautiful and vibrant seaside town. OPA will provide Gamsol.

3:00 p.m. Plein Air Painting Informal Critique Session with
John Michael Carter OPAM

Meet at the City Dock in downtown Annapolis (weather permitting) where John Michael Carter OPAM will provide an informal critique of paintings done during the day.

5:30 p.m. Dinner at Blackwall Hitch Location: 400 Sixth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403 Phone: 410-263-3454 Cost: $55 per person (includes tax and tip)
Space is limited so reserve your spot early

Blackwall Hitch is a coastally inspired concept where you will find seasonally driven and locally sourced food and spirits. Dinner will begin with the Blackwall House Salad, followed by a choice of three entrees:Top Sirloin with Blackwall Signature Steak Sauce, Butter-Whipped Potatoes & Chef's Seasonal Vegetables; Parmesan Herb Baked Atlantic Salmon with Lemon Emulsion & Herb Oil, Saffron-Parmesan Risotto & Caramelized Brussel Sprouts; Herb Roasted Chicken Breast with Cauliflower Mash & Parmesan-Herb Baked Tomato. Dessert includes cheesecake or chocolate flourless torte. Dinner includes soft drinks, iced tea, hot tea, and freshly brewed coffee. A cash bar will be available for all wine, beer and mixed drink purchases. Attire: Coastal casual

Saturday, October 27

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Painting Demonstration by Juror of Awards
Kathy Anderson OPAM
Location: McBride Gallery
Kathy Anderson OPAM

Kathy Anderson OPAM has been painting for most of her adult life. In recent years she has truly found her voice and has developed the ability to see and translate the colors of the natural world to canvas with sensitivity that few possess. In 2001 an invitation to join a group of painters under the tutelage of the renowned artist Richard Schmid renewed and revitalized her work and began a period of intense focus and rapid growth. Painting for these last 7 years with Schmid, his wife Nancy Guzik, and the group which has become known as the Putney Painters has provided invaluable support and inspiration.

The vision that she bestows on us with every brush stroke comes from a lifetime of intimate contact with nature. Along with her passion for nature and the interconnectedness of the natural world she is also an avid gardener and spends many pleasurable hours close to the flowers that she paints so magnificently. This close contact with her favorite subject provides her with not just a structural knowledge of flowers but a true love for the flowers, weeds, soil and detritus of a natural, healthy garden.

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch at McGarvey's Saloon and Oyster Bar Location: 1804, 8 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-263-5600
Cost: Individual checks will be provided

Guests will be able to select from the following 5 sandwich menu options: Chesapeake Crab Cake on a brioche roll (Market Price), Oyster or Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich ($14), Turkey Club ($14), Herb Marinated Chicken Sandwich ($14) or Chicken Caesar Salad (GF w/o croutons). Drinks are extra. Please note, a 20% gratuity will be added to individual checks.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Painting Demonstration by John Michael Carter OPAM Location: McBride Gallery
John Michael Carter OPAM

John Michael Carter OPAM first began his studies in drawing at the age of 15 with his father E.L. Carter, a commercial artist. He attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago and then moved to Los Angeles where he attended the prestigious Art Center College of Design. There he received a background in the major classical schools of painting and graduated with a B.F.A. Degree. In addition to Carter's love of figurative painting, he enjoys the street scenes and landscapes he discovers in his travels here and abroad.

He has been a frequent guest instructor at art workshops across the country, including the Scottsdale Artist School since 1990, the Dallas Arts League and the Cincinnati Art Club. His thorough classical training and experience in drawing and painting gives him the technical expertise to provide artists with superb instruction. He is a Master Signature member of the Oil Painters of America and was OPA's National Exhibition Gold Medal recipient in 2004. He is the Immediate Past President of OPA.

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Wine Tasting & Preview Location: McBride Gallery

Come relax, have a glass of wine and chat with your fellow artists. A perfect time to get a closer look at the paintings in this year's exhibition.

Sunday, October 28

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Walking Tour of Annapolis Location: Meet at the City Docks Cost: Adult - $20 pp Limited to 15 people
(Please note: the tour is roughly a 2 mile walk around Annapolis)

Wear your comfy shoes and join us for an unforgettable journey through the Colonial streets of Annapolis, Maryland, founded in 1708. Its cobblestone streets and historic buildings are sure to bring you back to the mid 1700's. Learn the remarkable story of how America's first capitol has evolved from a sleepy fishing village on the shores of the majestic Chesapeake Bay into Maryland's state capital and America's sailing capitol.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Opening Reception & Awards Presentation Location: McBride Gallery

Please join us for this year's Eastern Regional Exhibition at McBride Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland. The caliber of the exhibition is as always, impressive and should not be missed. Awards will be announced at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Lodging

Travel

The closest international airport servicing Annapolis is the Baltimore - Washington International Airport which is approximately a 35-minute drive.

Lodging

There are several hotels in the Annapolis area - from economy to luxury hotels. For the best rates, we recommend you search on Trivago, Priceline or Expedia and compare rates against the hotels advertised rate. Or, consider Airbnb.com or vrbo.com. (Be sure to know the cancellation policy prior to booking.)

For your convenience, we've created a map of some of hotels near the beautiful Annapolis area.

Registration Information

Whether you are coming in for only the opening on Sunday or participating in all the events scheduled please let us know if you will be joining us. Email Rosemary Murray at mail@oilpaintersofamerica.com or call her at 815-356-5987. Please note, advanced payment will be required to reserve your spot for dinner at Blackwall Hitch and the walking tour. Rosemary will arrange payment with you over the phone. Thank you in advance.

Addresses You Need To Know

McBride Gallery
215 Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-267-7077

McGarvey's Saloon
1804, 8 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-263-5600

Blackwall Hitch
400 Sixth Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone: 410-263-3454

Cancellation/Refunds: A refund is allowed if a written request is sent to OPA headquarters by Friday, October 19, 2018. No refunds are guaranteed after this date. NO refunds will be issued onsite or for failure to attend.