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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:

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.

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

Matthew Cutter

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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.



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:


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:

    1. Your registration number with

    2. 2 in progress photos to show your working process

    3. plus the final completed artwork photo

    4. (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


  • *Artist may sell the resulting artwork but may not enter it into other NOAPS competitions as they must own copyright on submitted artworks

2020 BOA Plein Air
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