Oil Painters of America at Sorrel Sky Santa Fe

Oil Painters of America 2019 Western Juried Exhibitions of Traditional Oils

We’re excited to announce that Sorrel Sky Gallery Santa Fe will be hosting the Oil Painters of America 2019 Western Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils. The opening reception and an award ceremony will be held for artists, art lovers, collectors and the public from 5:00-7:00 pm on November 1, 2019, at the gallery’s downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico location, 125 W Palace Ave. Awards will be announced at 6:30 pm. An exhibition and sale of works by both award winners and all other participants will continue through November 30, 2019. 

Enjoy this sneak peek of several pieces from OPA artists that will be available for acquisition at this year’s show. Please contact the gallery regarding any inquires at 505-501-6555.

Autumn on the Rio Grande by Robert Johnson OPAM – 24×30 oil on linen

“Artists have been creating oil paintings for centuries, across cultures worldwide. Seeing this medium continue to thrive and gain attention is a real joy.” – Shanan Campbell

Oil Painters of America (OPA) was founded in 1991 and now boasts over 3,600 members from across North America. The 2019 Western Regional Exhibition of the OPA features artists from Alaska to Arizona, Saskatchewan to Hawaii, British Columbia to all of Mexico. The goal of the OPA is to assemble the finest display of representational oil paintings. The focus in the jurying process is to select paintings that show the highest quality in draftsmanship, color, and composition, emphasizing a diversity in representational style and subject matter.

Monument Valley by Calvin Liang OPAM – 24×36 oil on canvas

Over the years, OPA’s exhibitions have garnered a reputation for being one of the premier art shows in the country, receiving over 1,200 submissions for consideration. Of those entries, approximately 100 artists will be selected to be part of this exhibition. Total awards will be approximately $11,500 in cash and merchandise. Nationally recognized OPA artist Kathryn Stats will serve as the Juror of Awards. Kathryn’s own work reflects her desire to stay curious and explore new locations. “I try not to get too comfortable working in a particular size or subject matter because I feel that comfort leads to staleness.  For this reason, I’m always looking for fresh territory.”

The Observer by D Edward Kucera OPAM – 14×11 oil on gessoed board

Shanan Campbell, owner of Sorrel Sky Gallery, talked about hosting the OPA Western Regional Exhibition. “Artists have been creating oil paintings for centuries, across cultures worldwide. Seeing this medium continue to thrive and gain attention is a real joy. We’re privileged to support this enduring form of artistic expression by hosting this event, and with the many oil painters that the gallery represents.”

Zion Red Rock by Kathy Anderson OPAM – 12×20 oil on canvas

Join us on opening night, or throughout November, as we spotlight the works of these gifted artists.

Best Mouser in Six Counties by Nancy S Crookston OPAM – 20×10 oil on linen on panel