Oil Painters of America’s (OPA) 2021 Eastern Regional Exhibition

Hosted at ArtCenter Manatee

Oil Painters of America’s (OPA) 2021 Eastern Regional Exhibition is being hosted by ArtCenter Manatee, in Bradenton, Florida, September 28 through October 22, 2021. The premier exhibit will feature 111 of the finest representational oil paintings. OPA is the first national organization founded for the sole purpose of representing traditional, representational oil.

Artists, collectors and art enthusiasts will find an unparalleled collection of traditional oil paintings representative of the high quality of work being produced by the nationally and internationally acclaimed group of oil painters in this exhibition.

Artists, collectors and art enthusiasts will find an unparalleled collection of traditional oil paintings representative of the high quality of work being produced by the nationally and internationally acclaimed group of oil painters in the Oil Painters of America’s 2021 Eastern Regional Exhibition .

OPA’s membership is comprised of over 3,500 artists from across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Over the years, OPA’s exhibitions have garnered a reputation for being one of the premier art shows in the country. (Left image:

CrabbersDock_24x24_OilCanvas The awarding juror will be respected OPA Signature member and Sarasota resident, Katie Dobson Cundiff. Her focus in the jurying process will be to select paintings that show the highest quality in draftsmanship, color, and composition, emphasizing a diversity in representational style and subject matter. The awards include a $4,000 Best In Show.

The awarding juror will be respected Oil Painters of America’s (OPA) Signature member and Sarasota resident, Katie Dobson Cundiff. Her focus in the jurying process will be to select paintings that show the highest quality in draftsmanship, color, and composition, emphasizing a diversity in representational style and subject matter. The awards include a $4,000 Best In Show.

The Oil Painters of America Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, September 30, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with the awards presentation in person at 6:00 pm. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

On Friday, October 1st, Katie Dobson Cundiff will lead a 2-hour painting demo at the ArtCenter. (RIGHT-Title: CrabbersDock 24×24 Oil Canvas)

More About ArtCenter Manatee :

ArtCenter Manatee in Bradenton

Located at the intersection of arts and culture in downtown Bradenton, Florida, ArtCenter Manatee is the premier center for art, art education and unique gifts in Manatee County. The nearly 10,000 sq. ft. building features three galleries, five classrooms, an Artists’ Market gift shop and an art library featuring over 3,000 art volumes. Day, evening and weekend art classes for adults and children are offered year-round in painting, drawing, pastels, pottery, jewelry design, photography and more. Exhibitions in the galleries change monthly and showcase local, regional and national artists. Featured image is by Felder-LarryC-Alice-18×24-$4500

Content and artwork provided by ArtCenter Manatee for editorial purposes only-all rights reserved. Artist information noted as available. See a previous exhibition covered by Destination Tampa Bay of the ArtCenter here. You may also be interested in Women Contemporary Artist here.

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