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BOA Show 2020 Events
The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society and the Cutter & Cutter Fine Art Gallery have agreed to move the Exhibition events to an online format. The exhibition will still be hung in the Gallery, and artists and patrons are encouraged to visit the gallery to view the paintings in person.
Friday, November 6th-Virtual Landscape Demonstration
Join us for an demonstration of approach to the landscape in oil with:
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.
About the Artist:
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.
Friday, November 6th- 12:30-2:30pm-Awards Presentation
Live on our website by 12:30pm
Saturday, November 7th-9am- Virtual Acrylics Demonstration
Showing the full potential of Acrylics
Objective: From the initial marks to the final strokes, Matthew will show the diversity that can be achieved with acrylic paints.
“My goal will be to demonstrate the flexibility acrylic paint can provide to the artist. From thin washes in the beginning, to a build up of textures as I progress to the finish, I will show you what I’ve learned about this unique medium.”
About the Artist:
American artist Matthew Cutter aims to capture the beauty and solitude of the landscape; adept with both oil and acrylic, he paints his surroundings with sensitivity and poetic expression. A simple color harmony or pattern in nature is often the source of inspiration. Employing a variety of techniques and tools keeps Matthew’s work fresh and exciting. Largely self taught, Matthew is attempting to redefine acrylic as a medium equal to oil by manipulating surface textures to look like oil paint. His effort has not gone unnoticed as his collectors often comment on how his acrylic paintings resemble oils. In 2019, Matthew became a Signature Member in National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, American Society of Marine Artists, and International Society of Acrylic Painters. His work is in several private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad.
VIRTUAL PLEIN AIR COMPETITION
NOAPS MEMBERS ONLY- FREE EVENT -1 ENTRY PER ARTIST
Competition opens Nov. 6th
Entry Deadline – 12 Midnight PST – Nov. 20, 2020
1st Place - $500 +Blog feature article
2nd Place - $300
3rd Place $200
How it works….RULES:
To ENTER EMAIL
firstname.lastname@example.org for COMPETITION REGISTRATION NUMBER
include your name, phone number and address
you will receive a confirmation email with your Registration number
Beginning November 6th CHOOSE ONE IMAGE to paint from the images below. To download the image, click on the image. Then right click on the image. Select Save Image As , and select where you would like to save the image.
St. Augustine Reference Images will be posted on NOAPS Event page for Best of America 2020 at Cutter & Cutter Fine Art link
When painting is completed email & submit:
Your registration number with
2 in progress photos to show your working process
plus the final completed artwork photo
(3 photos total - phone photos are acceptable for this competition only)
No mechanical reproduction techniques, artwork must be painted in its entirety by hand
Paintings will be Juried by NOAPS Master Cheng Lian, Nov 21-24th
Winner announced November 25th, 2020
ALL ENTRIES WILL BE SHOWCASED ON NOAPS INSTAGRAM AND FB
*Artist may sell the resulting artwork but may not enter it into other NOAPS competitions as they must own copyright on submitted artworks