best of america 2020

Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine, FL is hosting our 
NOAPS BEST OF AMERICA 2020

See Our Virtual Opening!

about the event

Celebrating its 30th“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.


Opening & Awards Reception, November 6, 2020 at Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine, Florida

AWARDS: Best of show $5,000, $30,000 cash and sponsor awards

 

Exhibition dates: November 2-29th, 2020 at Cutter & Cutter Fine Art

Application Dates: April 2-August 26, 2020

 

Notification Date: September 14, 2020

awards judge

Mark Boedges
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While I paint many different kinds of subjects, the landscape is my first and greatest love. Like many artists, I strive to achieve a painterly realism in my work.  I do this for a few reasons.  As students we are taught to focus on what is essential in our subject; but this can be a subjective judgment.  For me, what is essential about nature is its complexity.  Everywhere I look I see the grittiness, cragginess and layered, fine-grained texture of the natural world.  It is this essential complexity I try to capture in paint.  Experience has taught me that the best way to do this is to let the paint do what it does best: look like paint. Drips, splatters, wipes, palette knife, various brushes, and plenty of other abstract paint applications are crucial. Exactly how painterly to make it is a question for each painting, and is dictated by the subject at hand and what about it I most wish to capture. And since I start most of my paintings outdoors, it’s worth noting that weather, that simple and unalterable force of nature, shapes a great part of what I do and how I do it.  Time is limited and a complete and literal rendering of every element is neither possible nor desirable. So while the idea is to simplify, I am careful not to make it simple, for nature is never simple.

Among the top honors Mark has received are the Grand Prize for Landscape and a spot on the cover of International Artist magazine, as well as more recently the Joseph Hartley Memorial award at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City, Best in Show at the American Impressionist Society's National Exhibition and Best in Show at the Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art.

 

award winners

best in show

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Her Dark Scarf/ Jian Wu

second place

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Captain's Chair/ Neal Hughes

third place

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Days of Glory Gone By/ Katherine Galbraith

best figurative

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Sadhu at the Manikarinika Burning Ghat/ Pavel Sokov

Dimensions: 14x11

best realism

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Tea Visitor/ Scott Royston

most original

best painting by a signature or master artist

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4 Southern Belles/ Donna Nyzio

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Avian Grace/ Barron Postmus

best use of values

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Demure/ William Schneider

best still life

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Transitions/ David Riedel

best composition

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1961 Honda 50/ Shannon Fannin

best narrative

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What Next, Self Portrait/ Adrina Carey

best landscape

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Winter Shadows/ Matthew Cutter

best impressionism

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Interior with Cat/ Olga Bolgar

best technique & handling

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On The Ways/ Fred Doloresco

best use of light and color

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February Thaw/ Jason Sacran

awards of excellence

Summer Greens
Summer Greens

"Artist: MALLORY AGERTON -TX Price: $2 300.00 Dimensions: 10.00 x 30.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: "

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Quiet Confidence
Quiet Confidence

"Artist: Krystal Brown -TX Price: $2 200.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: krystalbrown.fineartstudioonline.com"

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BACKS TO THE WALL
BACKS TO THE WALL

"Artist: GARY BYRD -NM Price: $2 900.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.garybyrdfineart.com"

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The Ranch
The Ranch

"Artist: BILL FARNSWORTH -FL Price: $5 800.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 30.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: www.billfarnsworth.com"

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Ride like a girl
Ride like a girl

"Artist: Donna Hays -TX Price: $1 750.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: https://donnahaysart.com"

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Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here

"Artist: ARDITH STAROSTKA -NE Price: $4 200.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.starstudioarts.com"

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Peaceful Harbor
Peaceful Harbor

"Artist: YAN SUN -OH Price: $6 600.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 36.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: http://www.yansun.us"

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charm through the trestles
charm through the trestles

"Artist: Durre Waseem -CA Price: $1 400.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: durrewaseem.com"

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merit awards

Clams for dinner
Clams for dinner

"Artist: DEL-BOURREE BACH -CT Price: $8 500.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.del-bourreebach.com"

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The Calm Before The Storm
The Calm Before The Storm

"Artist: Manon Sander -FL Price: $1 600.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.manonsander.com"

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JJ IN A MINOR
JJ IN A MINOR

"Artist: CHUCK WEBER -WI Price: $3 200.00 Dimensions: 26.00 x 22.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: weberportraits.com"

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Reverie
Reverie

"Artist: Bing Weng -NC Price: $9 800.00 Dimensions: 23.60 x 28.70 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.bingwengart.com

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Yellow Summer Dress
Yellow Summer Dress

"Artist: TRENT GUDMUNDSEN -ID Price: $2 150.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.trentgudmundsen.com"

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Contemplate
Contemplate

"Artist: CHENG LIAN -TX Price: $5 500.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: http://chenglian.us"

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Chad
Chad

"Artist: Brian McClear -CT Price: $4 800.00 Dimensions: 40.00 x 30.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: http://mcclearart.com/"

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Lost Thoughts
Lost Thoughts

"Artist: Patrick McGannon -GA Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 30.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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accepted artists

Summer Greens
Summer Greens

"Artist: MALLORY AGERTON -TX Price: $2 300.00 Dimensions: 10.00 x 30.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: "

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Morning Hours at Cafe Obecni Dum  Prague
Morning Hours at Cafe Obecni Dum Prague

"Artist: Priya Ahlawat -PA Price: $3 500.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 15.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.priyaahlawat.com"

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Grove
Grove

"Artist: ROBERT AKERS -IL Price: $1 500.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: robertakers.com"

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Waiting on a Night Train
Waiting on a Night Train

"Artist: LEE ALBAN -MD Price: $16 000.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 36.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: leealban@comcast.net"

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Homestead King
Homestead King

"Artist: TOM ALTENBURG -MO Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 17.00 x 12.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: natureartists.com"

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Room 145
Room 145

"Artist: GEORGE ANGELINI -NY Price: $5 150.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: http://www.angelinifineart.com"

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Days End
Days End

"Artist: Denise Antaya -ONTARIO Price: $1 000.00 Dimensions: 8.00 x 10.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.deniseantaya.com"

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Buzzed
Buzzed

"Artist: Blair Atherholt -PA Price: $1 750.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.blairatherholtart.com"

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Harmony
Harmony

"Artist: Suzanne Aulds -SC Price: $2 400.00 Dimensions: 30.00 x 24.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: www.suzanneaulds@gmail.com"

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Clams for Dinner
Clams for Dinner

"Artist: DEL-BOURREE BACH -CT Price: $8 500.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.del-bourreebach.com"

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Deep Peace of the River
Deep Peace of the River

"Artist: Laura Barrow -TX Price: $1 200.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 20.00 x 1.25 Inches Website: laurabarrow.com"

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Fall Sunflowers and Roses in Full Bloom
Fall Sunflowers and Roses in Full Bloom

"Artist: STACY BARTER -FL Price: $4 500.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.stacybarter.com"

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Light and Shadow
Light and Shadow

"Artist: LINDA BESSE -WA Price: $4 500.00 Dimensions: 17.00 x 26.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.besseart.com"

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Interior with cat
Interior with cat

"Artist: Olga Bolgar -WA Price: $1 200.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 19.00 x 3.00 Inches Website: www.olga-art.info"

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Natural Born Talent
Natural Born Talent

"Artist: Yvonne Bonacci -CA Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: yvonnebonacci.com"

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Morning Surf
Morning Surf

"Artist: LIZ BONHAM -TX Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 36.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: liz bonham.com"

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One of a Kind Family Reunion
One of a Kind Family Reunion

"Artist: HEBE BROOKS -TX Price: $5 200.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 48.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.artbyhebe.com"

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Quiet Confidence
Quiet Confidence

"Artist: Krystal Brown -TX Price: $2 200.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: krystalbrown.fineartstudioonline.com"

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Merry Martini
Merry Martini

"Artist: KAREN BUDAN -AZ Price: $3 200.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.karenbudan.com"

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AT THE GARDENS THE MELON GANG
AT THE GARDENS THE MELON GANG

"Artist: JOHN BUXTON -PA Price: $10 000.00 Dimensions: 28.00 x 26.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.buxtonart.com"

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BACKS TO THE WALL
BACKS TO THE WALL

"Artist: GARY BYRD -NM Price: $2 900.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.garybyrdfineart.com"

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Last Stop
Last Stop

"Artist: JOHN CAGGIANO -MA Price: $3 200.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: johncaggiano.com"

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iT'S ME
iT'S ME

"Artist: Juan Cantavella -TX Price: $1 600.00 Dimensions: 10.00 x 8.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.cantavellartist.com"

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What Next  Self Portrait
What Next Self Portrait

"Artist: Andrina Carey -FL Price: $2 000.00 Dimensions: 22.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: andrinasgallery.com"

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Approaching Twilight
Approaching Twilight

"Artist: MITCH CASTER -CO Price: $2 300.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: https://mitchcasterfineart.com

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Lavalle
Lavalle

"Artist: JANE CHAPIN -FL Price: $1 750.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.janechapin.com"

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Deep Purple
Deep Purple

"Artist: INNA CHERNEYKINA -CA Price: $1 250.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.inna-art.net"

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Salt Marsh Spring
Salt Marsh Spring

"Artist: JAMES COE -NY Price: $7 500.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 30.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.jamescoe.com"

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Winter Shadows
Winter Shadows

"Artist: MATTHEW CUTTER -FL Price: $8 750.00 Dimensions: 36.00 x 30.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: http://www.matthewjcutter.com/"

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Reminiscence
Reminiscence

"Artist: CARLA D'AGUANNO -MA Price: $5 600.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 30.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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Too Many Chefs
Too Many Chefs

"Artist: tony damico -CT Price: $2 400.00 Dimensions: 8.00 x 16.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.tonydamicofineart.com"

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Lenexa Grain and Feed
Lenexa Grain and Feed

"Artist: LARRY DEGRAFF -KS Price: $1 500.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.larrydegraff.com"

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Sashay!
Sashay!

"Artist: RICK DELANTY -CA Price: $3 500.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.delantyfineart.com"

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Call of the Canyon
Call of the Canyon

"Artist: Jan DeLipsey -TX Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: jdelipsey.com"

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nest with leaf
nest with leaf

"Artist: LOREN DIBENEDETTO -NC Price: $2 800.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: lorendibenedetto.com"

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Joy Comes in the Morning
Joy Comes in the Morning

"Artist: Lucy Dickens -AZ Price: $1 630.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.lucydickensfineart.com"

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Webmasters of the AuSable
Webmasters of the AuSable

"Artist: Kim Diment -MI Price: $6 750.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.kimdiment.com"

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Hazy Days
Hazy Days

"Artist: SARAJANE DOBERSTEIN -ONTARIO Price: $1 900.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.sarajanedoberstein.com"

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On the Ways
On the Ways

"Artist: Fred Doloresco -IN Price: $1 200.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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The Watcher
The Watcher

"Artist: David Dorsey -NE Price: $5 000.00 Dimensions: 30.00 x 40.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: daviddorseyart.weebly.com"

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Last Gleaming
Last Gleaming

"Artist: CHRISTINE DREWYER -MD Price: $5 200.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.christinedrewyer.com"

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Russian Village
Russian Village

"Artist: Vlad Duchev -MD Price: $1 400.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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Fifth position
Fifth position

"Artist: Leslie DuPratt -CA Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.lesliedupratt.com"

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1961 Honda 50
1961 Honda 50

"Artist: Shannon Fannin -TX Price: $4 500.00 Dimensions: 36.00 x 24.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: http://www.shanfannin.com"

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Eugene
Eugene

"Artist: MARK FARINA -CA Price: $1 500.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 11.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: mfarinaartstudio.com"

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The Ranch
The Ranch

"Artist: BILL FARNSWORTH -FL Price: $5 800.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 30.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: www.billfarnsworth.com"

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Katelyn at 13
Katelyn at 13

"Artist: Erin Farnsworth - Price: $6 000.00 Dimensions: 40.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.erinfarnsworth.com"

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Domenica's Legacy
Domenica's Legacy

"Artist: LILLIAN FORZIAT -NY Price: $3 800.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 18.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: http://www.lillianforziat.com"

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Peaceful AM
Peaceful AM

"Artist: Rusty Frentner -MI Price: $2 900.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 18.50 x 0.25 Inches Website: "

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Days of Glory Gone By
Days of Glory Gone By

"Artist: Katherine Galbraith -NY Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 28.00 x 22.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: katherinegalbraithfineart.com"

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The Vessel
The Vessel

"Artist: GEORGE GONZALEZ -TX Price: $4 200.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.gonzalezstudios.com"

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Thank You
Thank You

"Artist: Ron Greig -ONTARIO Price: $4 200.00 Dimensions: 30.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.rongreig.ca"

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Yellow Summer Dress
Yellow Summer Dress

"Artist: TRENT GUDMUNDSEN -ID Price: $2 150.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.trentgudmundsen.com"

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Amass
Amass

"Artist: HANS GUERIN -MD Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: hansguerin.com"

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Digging
Digging

"Artist: RAY HASSARD -OH Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 5.00 Inches Website: www.rayhassard.com"

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Ride like a Girl
Ride like a Girl

"Artist: Donna Hays -TX Price: $1 750.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: https://donnahaysart.com"

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Reflections in the Sand
Reflections in the Sand

"Artist: LAURIE HENDRICKS -CA Price: $2 400.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: lauriehendricksart.com"

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Nesting
Nesting

"Artist: Scott Hiestand - Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 15.00 x 30.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.scotthiestand.com"

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Comes Into The Light
Comes Into The Light

"Artist: KAREN ANN HITT -FL Price: $12 000.00 Dimensions: 30.00 x 36.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.anoriginalhitt.com www.karenhitt.blogspot.com"

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Sailing Day
Sailing Day

"Artist: SAMUEL HOFFMAN -IN Price: $2 200.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.stillwaterfineart.com"

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Cicada Sunset
Cicada Sunset

"Artist: PAULA HOLTZCLAW -NC Price: $6 900.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 36.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: paulabholtzclawfineart@aol.com"

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Captains Chair
Captains Chair

"Artist: NEAL HUGHES -NJ Price: $14 500.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 30.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.nealhughes.com"

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Chicago Nights
Chicago Nights

"Artist: Errol Jacobson -IL Price: $4 500.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 36.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: "

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Dance with the Wind
Dance with the Wind

"Artist: Chunming Jia -CA Price: $4 500.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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Radiance
Radiance

"Artist: Alison Kittinger -FL Price: $1 250.00 Dimensions: 22.00 x 28.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: alisonmeyerfineart.com"

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Breaker
Breaker

"Artist: CHRIS KLING -FL Price: $3 500.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 48.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.chrisklingartist.com"

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Treacherous Trail
Treacherous Trail

"Artist: ANDREW KNEZ JR. -PA Price: $3 800.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.andrewknezjr.com"

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Girl in a Gold Dress
Girl in a Gold Dress

"Artist: Sandra Kuck -FL Price: $18 500.00 Dimensions: 42.00 x 18.50 x 0.00 Inches Website: sandrakuck.com"

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Gemlins & Granite
Gemlins & Granite

"Artist: DAVID LARKINS -MI Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/d/davidlarkins/"

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HEN PECKED
HEN PECKED

"Artist: JOYCE LAZZARA -FL Price: $4 000.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 36.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: joycelazzara.com"

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Sublime Morning
Sublime Morning

"Artist: CHRISTOPHER LEEPER -OH Price: $2 250.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.christopherleeper.com"

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Red Admiral With Oranges
Red Admiral With Oranges

"Artist: BARNEY LEVITT -MA Price: $1 140.00 Dimensions: 11.00 x 14.00 x 11.00 Inches Website: www.barneylevitt.com"

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The Blacksmith
The Blacksmith

"Artist: CAROLYN LEWIS -OH Price: $4 000.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.lewisstudio.com"

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Contemplate
Contemplate

"Artist: CHENG LIAN -TX Price: $5 500.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: http://chenglian.us"

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Woman in a Pink Dress
Woman in a Pink Dress

"Artist: Sally Lincoln -CO Price: $7 500.00 Dimensions: 40.25 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.sallylincoln.com"

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Untended Garden
Untended Garden

"Artist: Robert MacPherson -CA Price: $2 600.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 18.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: robertmacpherson.com"

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Thumper's Hideout
Thumper's Hideout

"Artist: KARLA MANN -VA Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 8.00 x 8.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: kmmann.com"

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Intertwined
Intertwined

"Artist: LINDA MASSEY -WI Price: $3 800.00 Dimensions: 9.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.lindamasseyfineartist.com"

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Chad
Chad

"Artist: Brian McClear -CT Price: $4 800.00 Dimensions: 40.00 x 30.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: http://mcclearart.com/"

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Lost Thoughts
Lost Thoughts

"Artist: Patrick McGannon -GA Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 30.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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Great White Egret
Great White Egret

"Artist: Katherine Meade -FL Price: $6 000.00 Dimensions: 40.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: klmeade.com"

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Peony Dance
Peony Dance

"Artist: PATRICIA MEYER -OK Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: patmeyer-artist.com"

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REST WELL WILLIE #2
REST WELL WILLIE #2

"Artist: R.D. Mitchell -TX Price: $3 900.00 Dimensions: 28.50 x 36.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: rdmitchellcollection.com"

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Key to Memory
Key to Memory

"Artist: John Moffitt -CA Price: $8 500.00 Dimensions: 21.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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Mamma's Vase
Mamma's Vase

"Artist: Rosa Montante - Price: $2 200.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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Sharing Secrets
Sharing Secrets

"Artist: MICHELLE MURRAY -ALBERTA Price: $2 900.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 20.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: www.michellemurrayart.com"

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Dreaming
Dreaming

"Artist: FARSHID NAMEI -CA Price: $2 800.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 14.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.farshidnamei.com"

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Blossoms and Tea
Blossoms and Tea

"Artist: PAMELA NEWELL -IN Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 10.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.pnewellart.com"

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Sheep May Safely Graze
Sheep May Safely Graze

"Artist: BARBARA NUSS -MD Price: $4 400.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.barbaranuss.com"

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4 Southern Belles
4 Southern Belles

"Artist: Donna Nyzio -NC Price: $3 600.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 36.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: paintedworld.com"

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Musician
Musician

"Artist: Chong Sun Oh -NY Price: $5 000.00 Dimensions: 22.00 x 30.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: http://chongsunoh.com"

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Soaring
Soaring

"Artist: Ron Orlando -PA Price: $3 700.00 Dimensions: 15.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.ronorlandowildlifeart.com"

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Winter's Final Page
Winter's Final Page

"Artist: Joseph Orr -MO Price: $3 600.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.josephorr.com"

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Reflections of the Season
Reflections of the Season

"Artist: MICHAEL ORWICK -OR Price: 735 Dimensions: 14.00 x 11.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.michaelorwick.com"

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Life While You Wait
Life While You Wait

"Artist: D. K. Palecek -WI Price: $2 400.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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Periphyton Moving
Periphyton Moving

"Artist: JOSEPH PALMERIO -FL Price: $7 700.00 Dimensions: 30.00 x 40.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: palmerioart.com"

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The Poisoned Madness
The Poisoned Madness

"Artist: Benji Alexander Palus -LA Price: $2 400.00 Dimensions: 36.00 x 24.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: benjialexanderpalus.com"

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Sueño de Sevilla
Sueño de Sevilla

"Artist: Jose Pardo -FL Price: $4 000.00 Dimensions: 32.75 x 26.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.pardostudio.us"

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Bridgette
Bridgette

"Artist: Mike PETERSON -TX Price: $1 000.00 Dimensions: 13.00 x 10.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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Three for Tea
Three for Tea

"Artist: Sharon Pomales -OH Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: https://www.facebook.com/sharonpomalesfineartstudio"

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Avian Grace
Avian Grace

"Artist: BARRON POSTMUS -CA Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 10.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: barronpostmusart.com"

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La Danse
La Danse

"Artist: Lisa Price -AL Price: $3 200.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 20.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: www.lisapricefineart.com"

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From Putney Gardens
From Putney Gardens

"Artist: DIANE REEVES -FL Price: $2 000.00 Dimensions: 11.00 x 14.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: http://dianereevesfineart.com"

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The Gold Coat
The Gold Coat

"Artist: HOPE REIS -FL Price: $5 400.00 Dimensions: 30.00 x 24.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: "

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Transitions
Transitions

"Artist: DAVID RIEDEL -CO Price: $5 800.00 Dimensions: 26.00 x 19.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

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Creek Bank
Creek Bank

"Artist: ALLEN RODGERS -NC Price: $1 500.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.allenrodgers.com"

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Moire in Yellow
Moire in Yellow

"Artist: WILLIAM ROGERS -NOVA SCOTIA Price: $2 800.00 Dimensions: 30.00 x 22.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.williamrogersart.com"

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Tea Visitor
Tea Visitor

"Artist: SCOTT ROYSTON -MD Price: $7 500.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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Mark - The Cowboy
Mark - The Cowboy

"Artist: Lee Rue -CA Price: $4 800.00 Dimensions: 30.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.leerueart.com"

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February Thaw
February Thaw

"Artist: JASON SACRAN -AR Price: $5 500.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: jasonsacran.com"

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The Summer Garden
The Summer Garden

"Artist: Monique Sakellarios Sakellarios -NH Price: $1 500.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.moniquesakellarios.com"

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The Calm Before The Storm
The Calm Before The Storm

"Artist: Manon Sander -FL Price: $1 600.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.manonsander.com"

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View From Skippers Dock
View From Skippers Dock

"Artist: Trish Savides -FL Price: $3 200.00 Dimensions: 32.00 x 24.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.artid.com/psavides"

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34 Red
34 Red

"Artist: John Schaeffer -TX Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: jschaefferart.com"

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Stars & Strikes
Stars & Strikes

"Artist: JOHN SCHISLER -DE Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 8.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: johnschisler.com"

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Demure
Demure

"Artist: WILLIAM SCHNEIDER -IL Price: $3 250.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: schneiderart.com"

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In the Summer Pantry
In the Summer Pantry

"Artist: CLAUDIA SEYMOUR -CT Price: $5 000.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: claudiaseymour.com"

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Walk Through Summer Garden
Walk Through Summer Garden

"Artist: Rajat Shanbhag -BRITISH COLUMBIA Price: $1 250.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 0.12 Inches Website: www.rajatshanbhag.com"

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Refuge at Dusk
Refuge at Dusk

"Artist: Lolly Shera -WA Price: $3 200.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 30.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: lollyshera.com"

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Gold and Blue
Gold and Blue

"Artist: Irene Sheri -IL Price: $12 000.00 Dimensions: 48.00 x 24.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: www.irenesheri.com"

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Hip Tied
Hip Tied

"Artist: ROBERT SIMONE -FL Price: $5 000.00 Dimensions: 22.00 x 28.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: robertjsimone.com"

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Crossing Light
Crossing Light

"Artist: JERRY SMITH -IN Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.jsmithstudio.com"

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Forgeron  Fire and Light
Forgeron Fire and Light

"Artist: JULIE SNYDER -CA Price: $4 100.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.juliesnyder.com"

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Sadhu at the Manikarnika Burning Ghat in Varanasi
Sadhu at the Manikarnika Burning Ghat in Varanasi

"Artist: Pavel Sokov -QUEBEC Price: $30 000.00 Dimensions: 30.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.pavelsokov.com"

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Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here

"Artist: ARDITH STAROSTKA -NE Price: $4 200.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.starstudioarts.com"

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Grand Bretagne Athens
Grand Bretagne Athens

"Artist: THALIA STRATTON -CA Price: $6 800.00 Dimensions: 36.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.thaliastratton com"

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Virgin Crossing
Virgin Crossing

"Artist: R. GREGORY SUMMERS -KS Price: $2 200.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 18.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.rgregorysummers.com"

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Peaceful Harbor
Peaceful Harbor

"Artist: YAN SUN -OH Price: $6 600.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 36.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: http://www.yansun.us"

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Nurture
Nurture

"Artist: CAROL LEE THOMPSON OPA -PA Price: 21 Dimensions: 15.00 x 11.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: www.carolleethompson.com"

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Las Bailarinas
Las Bailarinas

"Artist: Nori Thorne -AZ Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: norithorneart.com"

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Time to Say Goodbye
Time to Say Goodbye

"Artist: Anna Toberman -IL Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 12.00 x 0.12 Inches Website: www.artistatoberman.com"

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Sunflowers and Wedgewood
Sunflowers and Wedgewood

"Artist: PATRICIA TRIBASTONE -NY Price: $2 000.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.patriciatribastoneart.com"

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Mast Reflections
Mast Reflections

"Artist: LINE TUTWILER -IN Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.tutwilerfineart.com"

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IMAGINATION
IMAGINATION

"Artist: Jerry Venditti -CA Price: $6 600.00 Dimensions: 30.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: jerryvenditti.com"

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Reflection
Reflection

"Artist: Kun Wang -CA Price: $4 000.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: http://wangkunstudio.com/"

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charm through the trestles
charm through the trestles

"Artist: Durre Waseem -CA Price: $1 400.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: durrewaseem.com"

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JJ IN A MINOR
JJ IN A MINOR

"Artist: CHUCK WEBER -WI Price: $3 200.00 Dimensions: 26.00 x 22.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: weberportraits.com"

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Grapes and Piccolo
Grapes and Piccolo

"Artist: YUN WEI -CA Price: $5 000.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: "

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Pandora
Pandora

"Artist: J. Russell WELLS -IL Price: $6 600.00 Dimensions: 40.00 x 30.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: www.jrussellwells.com"

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Reverie
Reverie

"Artist: Bing Weng -NC Price: $9 800.00 Dimensions: 23.60 x 28.70 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.bingwengart.com

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A Walk in Barcelona
A Walk in Barcelona

"Artist: STEWART WHITE -MD Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: stewartwhitestudios.com"

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The Writer
The Writer

"Artist: John Whytock -MO Price: $3 500.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: www.johnwhytockart.com"

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Early Morning
Early Morning

"Artist: Shelly Wierzba -OR Price: $1 700.00 Dimensions: 30.00 x 24.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: www.shellywierzba.com"

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Holding on to a Dream
Holding on to a Dream

"Artist: Robin Williamson -TX Price: $3 800.00 Dimensions: 36.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: robinwilliamsonfineart.com"

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Resbite
Resbite

"Artist: Larry Winborg -UT Price: $7 200.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 30.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: winborg.com"

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Western Marshes
Western Marshes

"Artist: SIMON WINEGAR -UT Price: $2 000.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.winegarfineart.com"

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Wild Horses  Opera House cup
Wild Horses Opera House cup

"Artist: JAMES WOLFORD -MA Price: $6 800.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 36.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: www.jameswolford.com"

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Her Dark Scarf
Her Dark Scarf

"Artist: JIAN WU -CA Price: $10 000.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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Charming!
Charming!

"Artist: Vesal Yaghoobi -CT Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 31.50 x 23.50 x 0.50 Inches Website: "

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virtual plein air competition winners

first place

NOAPS PA Brown Fresh Air 8x16 Oil.jpeg

Fresh Air/ Krystal Brown

second place

NOAPS PA Julien Southern Marsh 8x16 Oil.

Southern Marsh/ Chantal Julien

third place

NOAPS PA Sheri 16x20.jpg

Morning Shimmer/ Irene Sheri

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fourth place

Once Upon a Time/ Jian Wu

 
 
 

selection process

Each entry is reviewed and scored by an independent jury panel. The Jurying panel will consist of a minimum of 5 NOAPS Master Artists or Signature Members. The panel selects paintings for the exhibit based on the quality and individual mastery of the medium. IMPORTANT: Jurors in the panel make selections based on the image entered (make sure the image depicts a true representation of the painting). Jurors score the image only and do not see any information about the artist.


noaps “BEST OF AMERICA” awards
Awards include: Best of show $5000, $30,000 cash and sponsor awards


Signature and Master Artist Guild Qualifying Update
both Best of America National shows count for Signature Status

  • 6 points total over 5 years are needed to qualify for Signature Status

  • the "Best of America National Juried Exhibition" will count for 1 point per year

  • the "Small Works Best of America National Juried Exhibition" will count for 1 point

  • a maximum of 2 points attainable per year

  • Note: For members who have accrued ½ points in past Small Painting Exhibitions: you will be granted points under the previous system through 2021. In 2022 all point accrual will be under the new point accrual tabulation.

  • Once Signature Status is achieved, the awarded artist may use the initials NOAPS on original works of art and in their correspondence.

 

Master Artist Membership: Master Qualification begins AFTER the exhibit in which Signature status is attained. Master Artist Membership is awarded to active members, whose dues are current.

Both “Best of America National Juried Exhibitions” starting in 2018 count for Master Status

  • when a Signature Artist receives three (3) TOP Master Qualifier Awards in a five (5) year period in the “Best of America National Juried Exhibitions” they are now qualified to make a submission to the Masters jury committee headed up by NOAPS Master Artist, Cheng Lian

  • Email Membership@noaps.org – title the email “Masters Submission”

  • Please submit: 10 original artwork images, Biography and any published articles or related achievements

  • These TOP Qualifier Awards will be clearly identified as Masters Qualifier Awards before the start of the Best of America Exhibit. They include Best of show, 1st, 2nd, and all “Best of” category awards.

  • With 2 Nationals per year, there will be 10 opportunities in a 5 year period to qualify for Master.

  • Upon approval of the Masters jury submission committee and Masters designation is received, the awarded artist may use the initials NOAPSM on original works of art and in their correspondence. This honor is awarded for life, unless forfeited by nonpayment of annual dues or resignation.



selection notification
Artists selected for the Exhibition will be notified by email from Juried Art Services. An up to date email address is essential for notification.


art accepted for the exhibit
Upon receipt of the accepted paintings at the exhibit location, NOAPS and the Gallery retain the right to refuse to display and/or allow award judging due to: technical inaccuracy, misrepresentation, inadequate framing, or damage from improper packaging.
• FRAMING: Gallery quality wood frames only
• NOAPS strongly recommends Strong Boxes from Airfloat Systems or Masterpak. (Airfloat is a NOAPS Sponsor and they provide a 20% discount to NOAPS members). Similar shipping containers can also be accepted. All art received and displayed will not be returned until after the exhibit has closed. The gallery has 30 days after the close of the show to return unsold artwork.

 

IMPORTANT: Once accepted, failure to send the accepted artwork to the exhibit will result on a two (2) year disqualification period for the artist.
• If the artwork is sold after acceptance but before shipping it to the exhibit, commission should be paid to the art gallery.
• Selected paintings will be showcased on www.NOAPS.org, in the NOAPS Blog, and in NOAPS Social Media.
• By entering, entrants are consenting to having a reproduction of their work used for promotion of the NOAPS Exhibits. You are confirming the work entered is your own and copyrighted images incorporated in your work have not been used.


sales
All entries must be for sale. Paintings of all price ranges are accepted. Entrants price their work and should closely represent the established market value of the artist’s work. The price entered on the Juried Artist Services application form will be the price for the duration of the exhibit.


liability
Every reasonable care will be exercised with all artwork. NOAPS, The Gallery, and any other organization or individual connected with the exhibition will not be responsible for loss or damage of artwork while in transit. By entering this exhibit, the applicant agrees to the terms and conditions of the prospectus.


commission
The artist will receive 55% of the selling price, with the remainder split at 45% to the hosting gallery.
 

shipping

Once your art is accepted into the Exhibition, please follow the shipping instructions carefully. Full shipping instructions will be provided with acceptance letters. All shipping charges to and from the Gallery are the responsibility of the artist. We recommend insuring your work before shipping.

 

Include in the shipping container:

  1. Return shipping label - choose Fedex or UPS

  2. HOW TO Create a return shipping label - example - If using UPS - Must open an account with them, then use their online program to "Create a return" - Enter all the information and print the label but do not schedule a pickup. Enclose return label in envelope for the gallery. There are no charges until the shipping company driver picks up the parcel and scans the shipping label.***Artwork will not be displayed if Return Label is not provided.

  3. $25 check made payable to Cutter & Cutter Fine Art for unpacking/repacking fees.

  4. Hand deliveries must also include a $25 handling fee.

  5. NOAPS Artwork label attached to back of painting  (included in the acceptance letter from Juried Art Services).

  6. IMPORTANT: Shipping from OUTSIDE the USA must be shipped FREE DOMICILE or they will not be accepted. International artists please check all shipping restrictions and custom regulations before entering this exhibit. All Duties and Taxes must be paid by the artist

  7. Ship to address:

Cutter and Cutter Fine Art

2219 Dobbs Road, St. Augustine, Florida  32086


calendar
Applications Dates: April 2 – August 22, 2020
Notification Date: September 4th, 2020
Workshop & Opening Week Program: November 3, 4 & 5, Landscape Painting Workshop with Mark Boedges; Demonstrations and events: November 6, 7, 2020
Exhibit Grand Opening & Award Reception: November 6, 2020
Exhibit Closing: November 29, 2020

 

Your participation and support of the NATIONAL OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTERS’ SOCIETY is greatly appreciated.  GOOD LUCK!!

 

questions
Please email to Membership@NOAPS.org

The National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society

 

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Special Advertising rates in major art publications will be available for accepted artists
Publication names, dates and rates will be sent with notification to accepted artists