2018 Best of America


hosted by Eisele Gallery of Fine Art 

Cincinnati, Ohio 


Join us for an exciting week of awards, demonstrations and networking!
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Celebrating its 28th“Best of America” National Juried Exhibition, the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters from all across North America and International Artists to apply to our exhibit honoring the Best in oil and acrylic painting.  NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991.

The Eisele Gallery is one of Cincinnati's oldest and most respected fine art galleries specializing in original paintings by noted 18th, 19th and 20th century American and European artists as well as renowned local, regional and national living artists.
Our experienced staff works closely with private individuals, corporations and institutions to locate, acquire and place single paintings or entire collections.
We purchase, consign and sell exceptional works by renowned American Impressionists, Taos and Hudson River School artists, American Tonalist, Cincinnati Golden Age painters and nationally recognized Living artists.
We offer the following services: Art Consultants and Advisors, Art Evaluations and Insurance Appraisals, Art Restoration and Conservation, Museum Quality Conservation Picture Framing, Art Exhibitions and Events, Lectures and Seminars, Collection Installations and Art Lighting, Art Handling, Packing and Shipping.

Opening & Awards Reception, September 14th, 2018

at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH

$25,000 in cash prizes and merchandise awards

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best realism

best painting by signature/ master artist

best figurative

best use of values

best landscape

most original

best still life

best impressionism

best composition

best use of light & clolor

best technique & handling

best narrative

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Click HERE to see a list of the award winners and the sponsors that made it all possible!

awards judge


NOAPS member, Adam Clague, is an international award-winning impressionist oil painter. Whether Adam is painting a person, place or object, he seeks to faithfully capture the beauty of God’s creation and to communicate that beauty with his viewers. The artist is a member of the Portrait Society of America and a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America. He is also a director for the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society. Adam’s work has received numerous awards, including Best of Show at the 2016 American Impressionist Society National, 2nd Honor Award at the 2014 PSOA International, and Portraiture Award of Excellence at the 2013 OPA National. His paintings have been displayed in such venues as the Salmagundi Club in NYC, the Bennington Center for the Arts in VT, and the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain.

Adam enjoys sharing what he has learned as a full-time artist through workshops and an upcoming online video course. He lives near Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and fellow artist, Andrea Orr Clague, and their newborn son, Gideon.

To see more of Adam’s work, please visit:

Website: http://AdamClague.com
Blog: http://AdamClagueFineArt.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://Facebook.com/ClagueFineArt
Online Video Course: http://ClagueFineArt.com





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art exhibition prospectus  

Exhibition Dates:             September 14, 2018 to October 13, 2018- Eisele Gallery of Fine Art

Application Dates:          January 15, 2018 - June 12, 2018

Notification Date:          July 2, 2018

APPLY NOW- http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1418

artist eligibility

All NOAPS members: 18 years of age or older residing in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Other International artists may apply but please take into consideration shipping and custom fees since this is a gallery show.

  • The ‘Best of America’ is a juried competition open to members of NOAPS. 

  • The 2018 annual membership is $50 and can be paid when entering this exhibit or through the Membership Link at www.NOAPS.org. 

entry procedures 

All entries will be submitted via Juried Art Services (JAS) www.juriedartservices.com.  JAS is a free service and provides a comprehensive ‘Help’ menu.  NOAPS is also available to help with procedural problems.  Email: Membership@NOAPS.org for assistance.

  • Digital files should be saved in universal .jpeg format for JAS entry and should be between 1400 pixels and 4000 pixels longest dimension at 300PPI (pixels per inch).

  • Art work must be original two dimensional with mediums limited to oil and acrylic paints

  • Completed in the last three (3) years

  • Not previously accepted in any other NOAPS Exhibit (including NOAPS National Exhibitions, and Fall and Spring International Online Top 150).

  • Maximum size of the art excluding frame shall not exceed 1200 square inches (Example: 30 x 40 in= 1200 square inches).

NOAPS is dedicated to exhibiting excellent works of fine art which promote the artist’s artistic ability, vision and creativity within the traditional art forms of oil and acrylic painting.   In this respect All artwork should be original and created from conception to completion by the artist in Oil and/or Acrylic only. Artists are permitted to use their own photos as reference materials in the creation of their artwork. No mixed media,  painted giclee prints, or any other type of digital or photographic reproductions in conjunction with the  Oil & Acrylic qualify. No artwork copied from other artists work or published photos, or created in an instructional setting are eligible.


The annual 2018 NOAPS membership of $50 is required if you are not currently a member pay the membership fee through the membership link at http://www.noaps.org/html/membership.html or when entering this exhibit.  

  • The annual membership is valid from January 1st to December 31st of each year. 

  • To verify if you are a current 2018 NOAPS Member, please check our Members Directory Page.