best of america 2021

The Dana Gallery, Missoula MT is hosting our 
NOAPS BEST OF AMERICA 2021

Join us for an exciting week of awards,demonstrations and networking!
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about the event

Celebrating its 31st “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, September 10, 2021 at the Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT

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

 

Exhibition dates: September 10-October 9, 2021

Application Dates: March 23-June 30, 2021

 

Notification Date: July 26, 2021


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 only to members of NOAPS.

  • The 2021 annual membership is $50 and can be paid when entering this exhibit or through the Membership Link at www.NOAPS.org.


entry process

All entries will be submitted via Juried Art Services (JAS) www.juriedartservices.com. JAS provides a comprehensive ‘Help’ menu. NOAPS is also available to help with procedural problems. Email: Contact@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 (2019 and newer)

  • Not previously accepted in any other NOAPS Exhibit (including NOAPS National Exhibitions, and Fall and Spring International Online Top 200).

  • Maximum size of the art excluding frame shall not exceed 1200 square inches (Example: 30 x 40 in= 1200 square inches). No Exceptions.

  • 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’s own hand 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.


membership

The annual 2021 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 2021 NOAPS Member, please check our Members Directory Page. https://www.noaps.org/member-directory A 2021 will be listed after your name if you are a current member.


fees

The fee to enter is $30 for the first image and $10 for each additional image UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 5 IMAGES.

  • Example: maximum of five (5) entries= $70 plus current 2021 NOAPS membership if not already paid. Payment may be made by Pay Pal or Credit Card.

  • Entry fees are not refundable.

 

awards judge panel

Albin Veselka
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Born in 1979 in Wyoming and living most of my life in Idaho my interest in art came at about six years old. I am very grateful to my parents who were instrumental in encouraging my interest and development in art even when resources were scarce.

   In 2006 I received my BFA from Brigham Young University Idaho. I credit the knowledgeable and student oriented faculty of the BYUI art department for giving me "the tools all representational artist must have to open the door to communicating in the visual arts". Early in my career I also received direction which helped me break into the gallery scene while I was a college student. Since then I have continued developing, and have been blessed to receive recognition and honors that have aided my progress. 

 

I currently live in Franklin, Idaho with my wife Jenee and our four children where I paint full time. Family and art work together for me. They support what I do for a living, patiently dealing with all the ups and downs of living with and being provided for by an artist, and they inspire my work which also allows me to be free to spend time with them when they need it most instead of being tied down to a schedule set by someone else.

  

   For me the richest blessing of art is enriching the lives of others. There is something of the divine that comes through the work of one who has mastered his mode of expression and who has something good to say. When that message comes through and awakens something within the viewer that improves his or her life; that, I believe, is the higher purpose of art. That is the intent of my work. 

Lori McNee
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Lori McNee has become a well known and accomplished artist, teacher and author.  She is known not only for her outstanding artwork, but also for her lessons in art at www.FineArtTips.com.  As author of ‘Fine Art Tips’ with Lori McNee, she compiled a resource for today’s artist comprised of numerous contemporary artists, with informative content for every reader. Of her own work, Lori states:

"Often metaphorical, my paintings echo the delicate balance between nature and man. My broad spectrum of work includes still life, nature, landscape and plein air oil paintings. While plein air painting out in the field, Mother Nature is in charge. However, while in the studio, I am able to create my own small universe. Whether it is a landscape or still life painting, I respond to the effects of color, light and atmosphere on the subject. Paintings are like windows to the imagination. In a world full of chaos, I strive to create a respite for the soul." 

Michelle Murray
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It is Michelle’s aim to capture the light and beauty of the moment... to tell the story of the splendor of life, while capturing thought, emotion and mood. Her focus has been figurative work and she is newly venturing into plein air landscape.

Michelle Murray is a Signature member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS), where she also serves as 2020 Executive Vice President, and previous President, 2017-2019.  She received the Best Narrative award for Bella’s Petals in 2018 and has had artwork featured in both Arabella Magazine and Informed Collector. She is an accomplished artist who has shown her artwork across the United States, Canada and Scotland

 

Bella’s Petals has been chosen for the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) April 2021 calendar image.

award winners

best in show

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Lake Street El/ David Schweitzer

second place

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Worship of the Ganga/ Pavel Sokov

best figurative

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Slow Breath/ Patrick McGannon

third place

Sounds of Vivaldi/ Olena Babak

best realism

Jennifer-The Fire Inside/ Lee Alban

most original

best painting by a signature or master artist

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Asian Preciousness/ Susan Hotard

Sky Sailors/ Barron Postmus

best use of values

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Arnoldo/ Bill Farnsworth

best still life

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Glissando/ Blair Atherholt

best composition

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Bath Time for the Baby/ Ran Wu

best narrative

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The Spellbinders Serenade/ John Buxton

best landscape

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Merging/ Matthew Cutter

best impressionism

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A Day at the Harbour/ Durre Waseem

best technique & handling

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High and Dry/ Krystal Brown

best use of light and color

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Tibetan Blue/ Jian Wu

awards of excellence

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merit awards

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Zion Observation Point
Zion Observation Point

"Artist: TERESA GARLAND WARNER -MT Price: 1650 Dimensions: 24.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: teresagarland.com"

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Summer Light
Summer Light

"Artist: David Gomez -BOGOTA D.C. Price: 1800 Dimensions: 6.50 x 5.70 x 0.20 Inches Website: davidgomezfineart.com"

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Good Luck
Good Luck

"Artist: Melissa Goodman -WA Price: 3000 Dimensions: 24.00 x 30.00 x 0.01 Inches Website: https://www.melissagoodman.me"

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November Moment
November Moment

"Artist: TRENT GUDMUNDSEN -ID Price: 4500 Dimensions: 24.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.trentgudmundsen.com"

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Pulling Into Camp
Pulling Into Camp

"Artist: Elaine Haake -MO Price: 1750 Dimensions: 20.00 x 30.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: elainehaake.com"

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An Appalachian Moment
An Appalachian Moment

"Artist: ALBERT HANDELL -NM Price: 18500 Dimensions: 30.00 x 36.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.alberthandell.com"

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Mamas Little Baby Loves Rhubarb
Mamas Little Baby Loves Rhubarb

"Artist: Robin Harris -VA Price: 2200 Dimensions: 24” x 30” x 1.00 Inches Website: robinharrisart.com"

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July Morning (Ron Mowing)
July Morning (Ron Mowing)

"Artist: RAY HASSARD -OH Price: 3000 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.rayhassard.com"

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Pelicandemonium
Pelicandemonium

"Artist: Jennifer Heine -BC Price: 3000 Dimensions: 24.00 x 36.00 x 1.62 Inches Website: www.jheine.com"

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Last Stand
Last Stand

"Artist: Frits Hoendervanger -MI Price: 3800 Dimensions: 20.00 x 13.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: "

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Sundown
Sundown

"Artist: PAULA HOLTZCLAW -NC Price: 3100 Dimensions: 14.00 x 14.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: paulabholtzclawfineart@aol.com"

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Asian Preciousness
Asian Preciousness

"Artist: Susan Hotard -TX Price: 2500 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: susanhotardartist.com"

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East Rim Morning Glory
East Rim Morning Glory

"Artist: BRENDA HOWELL -NM Price: 14000 Dimensions: 30.00 x 40.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: brendahowellart.com"

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Mosaic of the Sepulchre
Mosaic of the Sepulchre

"Artist: CHARITY HUBBARD -OR Price: 2500 Dimensions: 20.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.charityhubbard.com"

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My Paint Box
My Paint Box

"Artist: Robert Huckestein -PA Price: 1800 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: roberthuckestein.com"

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Evening Light Port Clyde
Evening Light Port Clyde

"Artist: NEAL HUGHES -NJ Price: 8400 Dimensions: 30.00 x 30.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.nealhughes.com"

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City Night
City Night

"Artist: Chunming Jia -CA Price: 4000 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: "

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Waters Voyage
Waters Voyage

"Artist: FRANKIE JOHNSON -IL Price: 1800 Dimensions: 18.00 x 14.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.frankiejohnsonartstudio.com"

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Morning Ritual
Morning Ritual

"Artist: NICOLE KENNEDY -NC Price: 2000 Dimensions: 14.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: http://www.nicolestudio.com/"

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Cumulonimbus
Cumulonimbus

"Artist: Alison Kittinger -FL Price: 500 Dimensions: 6.00 x 11.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: alisonmeyerfineart.com"

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Memory
Memory

"Artist: Joshua Knight -SC Price: 2500 Dimensions: 24.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: "

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Peony Poetry
Peony Poetry

"Artist: Richard Kochenash - Price: 3300 Dimensions: 18.00 x 14.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: rkochenash.com"

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Such a Smile!
Such a Smile!

"Artist: LINDA KOLLACKS -IL Price: 3200 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.lindasportraits.com"

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A Few Extra Beads
A Few Extra Beads

"Artist: SUE KRZYSTON -AZ Price: 3600 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.suekrzyston.com"

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Why Are You Still Home?
Why Are You Still Home?

"Artist: Yelena Lamm -PA Price: 3800 Dimensions: 12.00 x 30.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.yelenalamm.com"

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A Trippen of Goats
A Trippen of Goats

"Artist: DAVID LARKINS -MI Price: 1600 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/d/davidlarkins/"

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Tuesday at Fechin's Studio
Tuesday at Fechin's Studio

"Artist: Alexandra Latypova -NV Price: 2500 Dimensions: 28.00 x 22.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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Blue Palm
Blue Palm

"Artist: JOYCE LAZZARA -FL Price: 6000 Dimensions: 40.00 x 30.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: joycelazzara.com"

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Tennies From Heaven
Tennies From Heaven

"Artist: BARNEY LEVITT -MA Price: 4700 Dimensions: 30.00 x 24.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: www.barneylevitt.com"

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Marsh at Sunset
Marsh at Sunset

"Artist: Donna Lewinter -NJ Price: 3900 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 0.12 Inches Website: donnalewinter.com"

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Arms in different colors
Arms in different colors

"Artist: CHENG LIAN -TX Price: 5500 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: http://chenglian.us"

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Being Present
Being Present

"Artist: Ober-Rae Livingstone -ONTARIO Price: 900 Dimensions: 8.00 x 10.00 x 0.12 Inches Website: www.ober-rae.com"

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Whiskey Heaven
Whiskey Heaven

"Artist: Dana Lombardo -OK Price: 4000 Dimensions: 18.00 x 36.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: www.danalombardo.com"

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Prague
Prague

"Artist: Robert MacPherson -CA Price: 1200 Dimensions: 11.00 x 14.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: robertmacpherson.com"

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Dearborn
Dearborn

"Artist: MIGUEL MALAGON -IL Price: 1100 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.miguelmalagon.com"

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The Groom
The Groom

"Artist: LINDA MASSEY -WI Price: 7800 Dimensions: 40.00 x 30.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.lindamasseyfineartist.com"

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Moonlit Pass
Moonlit Pass

"Artist: SUSAN HEDIGER MATTESON -CO Price: 2800 Dimensions: 12 x 28 x 0.50 Inches Website: www.susanmatteson.com"

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Drill & Ribbon
Drill & Ribbon

"Artist: Brian McClear -CT Price: 3200 Dimensions: 30.00 x 30.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: http://mcclearart.com/"

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Slow Breath
Slow Breath

"Artist: Patrick McGannon -GA Price: 800 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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Old Crane Car
Old Crane Car

"Artist: Spencer Meagher -IL Price: 900 Dimensions: 10.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.spencermeagher.com"

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Summer
Summer

"Artist: Vanessa Miller -AL Price: 1800 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: vanessamillerfineart.com"

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Iced In
Iced In

"Artist: LEONARD MIZEREK -NY Price: 4900 Dimensions: 20.00 x 30.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

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Gypsy Soul
Gypsy Soul

"Artist: Rosa Montante - Price: 3900 Dimensions: 24.00 x 30.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.rosamontante.com"

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Cowboy Commentary
Cowboy Commentary

"Artist: Brenda Morgan -AR Price: 4000 Dimensions: 36.00 x 24.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: brendamorganart.com"

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Summer Snow
Summer Snow

"Artist: SUZANNE MORRIS -VA Price: 995 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.suzannemorrisstudios.com"

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Just Woke Up
Just Woke Up

"Artist: FARSHID NAMEI -CA Price: 3800 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.farshidnamei.com"

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Pondering
Pondering

"Artist: LINDA NEARON -CA Price: 3000 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 320.00 Inches Website: lindanearonstudio.com"

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Fresh Bouquet
Fresh Bouquet

"Artist: PAMELA NEWELL -IN Price: 3500 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: www.pnewellart.com"

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Winchester Cove
Winchester Cove

"Artist: BARBARA NUSS -MD Price: 1900 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.barbaranuss.com"

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Low Tide
Low Tide

"Artist: Donna Nyzio -NC Price: 1950 Dimensions: 6.00 x 36.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: paintedworld.com"

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Closing the gate
Closing the gate

"Artist: MEJO OKON -NM Price: 3000 Dimensions: 1200.00 x 24.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: www.mejookon.com"

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House with the Rose Bush""
House with the Rose Bush""

"Artist: Joseph Orr -MO Price: 4800 Dimensions: 20.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.josephorr.com"

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Fresh Lemonade
Fresh Lemonade

"Artist: Sarah Paddock -NY Price: 2300 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: sarahpaddock.com"

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Cherry on Top
Cherry on Top

"Artist: Marcia Palmer -MD Price: 1075 Dimensions: 9.00 x 12.50 x 0.00 Inches Website: marciapalmerfineart.com"

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Rosy
Rosy

"Artist: JULIE POLLARD -AZ Price: 975 Dimensions: 8.00 x 8.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.juliegilbertpollard.com"

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Sky Sailors
Sky Sailors

"Artist: BARRON POSTMUS -CA Price: 2800 Dimensions: 24.00 x 18.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: barronpostmusart.com"

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Last Light Flight
Last Light Flight

"Artist: LESLIE PRATT-THOMAS -SC Price: 4110 Dimensions: 30.00 x 30.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: "

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Amber
Amber

"Artist: Lisa Price -AL Price: 1600 Dimensions: 14.00 x 11.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.lisapricefineart.com"

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Spring Growth
Spring Growth

"Artist: LORI PUTNAM -TN Price: 5900 Dimensions: 20.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: http://www.loriputnam.com"

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The river that raised me
The river that raised me

"Artist: Antwan Ramar -FL Price: 1200 Dimensions: 12.00 x 12.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.antwanramar.com"

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The Oracle
The Oracle

"Artist: CHRISTINA RAMOS -CA Price: 3250 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.christinaramosart.com"

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Dreaming
Dreaming

"Artist: Connie Reilly -GA Price: 2000 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.conniereilly"

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winecup

"Artist: DAVID RIEDEL -CO Price: 3200 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

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The Armillary
The Armillary

"Artist: Sam Robinson -MD Price: 2400 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.samrobinsonfineart.com"

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In For Repairs
In For Repairs

"Artist: BOB ROHM OPA -TX Price: 2250 Dimensions: 16.00 x 16.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.bobrohm.com"

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Camellias in Silver Bowl
Camellias in Silver Bowl

"Artist: Sherry Roper -CA Price: 1800 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.sherryroper.com"

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Old Glory
Old Glory

"Artist: SCOTT ROYSTON -MD Price: 13000 Dimensions: 36.00 x 2414.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

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Cheapie Del Rio
Cheapie Del Rio

"Artist: Manon Sander -FL Price: 1800 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.manonsander.com"

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Envy
Envy

"Artist: John Schaeffer -TX Price: 3000 Dimensions: 12.00 x 36.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: jschaefferart.com"

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Box of Baseballs
Box of Baseballs

"Artist: JOHN SCHISLER -DE Price: 800 Dimensions: 10.00 x 8.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: johnschisler.com"

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Experience the Sublime
Experience the Sublime

"Artist: Donald Schuster -OH Price: 4590 Dimensions: 40.00 x 30.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: www.daschusterfineart.com"

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Lake Street El
Lake Street El

"Artist: David Schweitzer -TX Price: 3800 Dimensions: 30.00 x 36.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: 2palettes.com"

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Last Light
Last Light

"Artist: Michael Shaw -PA Price: 3500 Dimensions: 15.00 x 30.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: michaelcshaw.com"

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New Toys
New Toys

"Artist: Jeanette Sherritze Herron -FL Price: 650 Dimensions: 14.00 x 11.00 x 0.12 Inches Website: "

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Tranquil Morning
Tranquil Morning

"Artist: SANDHYAA SHETTY -TX Price: 2600 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.sandhyaashetty.com"

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Silent Hunter
Silent Hunter

"Artist: Molly Sims -WA Price: 4000 Dimensions: 20.00 x 30.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: mollysimsart.com"

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Out Here in the Middle
Out Here in the Middle

"Artist: JERRY SMITH -IN Price: 2200 Dimensions: 20.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.jsmithstudio.com"

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Worship of the Ganga
Worship of the Ganga

"Artist: Pavel Sokov -QUEBEC Price: 32000 Dimensions: 36.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.pavelsokov.com"

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Blackrock Niches
Blackrock Niches

"Artist: curt stanfield -IN Price: 2400 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: curtstanfield.com"

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getting ready for summer
getting ready for summer

"Artist: PHIL STARKE -AZ Price: 1400 Dimensions: 10.00 x 10.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: philstarke.com"

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Le Pigonnet
Le Pigonnet

"Artist: THALIA STRATTON -CA Price: 5500 Dimensions: 30.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.thaliastratton com"

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Hanging Out
Hanging Out

"Artist: Shawn Sullivan -NY Price: 1970 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: "

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Water Retriever
Water Retriever

"Artist: JAMES SWANSON -IL Price: 3200 Dimensions: 24.00 x 18.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.jamesswansondesign.com/paintigs"

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This Beautiful Day
This Beautiful Day

"Artist: Anna Toberman -IL Price: 1800 Dimensions: 18.00 x 12.00 x 0.12 Inches Website: www.artistatoberman.com"

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Science as Art
Science as Art

"Artist: PATRICIA TRIBASTONE -NY Price: 3000 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.patriciatribastoneart.com"

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Elegant Luncheon
Elegant Luncheon

"Artist: Angela Trotta-Thomas -SC Price: 2200 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.angelatrottathomas.com"

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Winter Glimmer
Winter Glimmer

"Artist: CECY TURNER -TX Price: 1650 Dimensions: 14.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.cecyturner.com"

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Qiang Nationality Woman
Qiang Nationality Woman

"Artist: Kun Wang -CA Price: 5500 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: http://wangkunstudio.com/"

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A Day a the Harbour
A Day a the Harbour

"Artist: Durre Waseem -CA Price: 1600 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: durrewaseem.com"

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Firefly
Firefly

"Artist: CHUCK WEBER -WI Price: 2800 Dimensions: 21.00 x 25.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: weberportraits.com"

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Eastern Obsessions
Eastern Obsessions

"Artist: Trish Wend -CT Price: 2400 Dimensions: 14.00 x 18.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: http://www.trishwend.com/"

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The Quiet Place
The Quiet Place

"Artist: Liane Whittum -NH Price: 2700 Dimensions: 14.00 x 14.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.lianewhittum.com"

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High Plains Legacy
High Plains Legacy

"Artist: John Whytock -MO Price: 3850 Dimensions: 20.00 x 24.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: www.johnwhytockart.com"

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Forgotten
Forgotten

"Artist: Leah Wiedemer -FL Price: 899 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.lwiedemer.com"

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Poetic Quiet
Poetic Quiet

"Artist: Shelly Wierzba -OR Price: 1650 Dimensions: 24.00 x 30.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: www.shellywierzba.com"

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Beguiling in Blue
Beguiling in Blue

"Artist: Robin Williamson -TX Price: 4000 Dimensions: 24.00 x 18.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: robinwilliamsonfineart.com"

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Winter Break
Winter Break

"Artist: Larry Winborg -UT Price: 3600 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: winborg.com"

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Tibetan Blue
Tibetan Blue

"Artist: JIAN WU -CA Price: 8000 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: "

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Bath time for the baby
Bath time for the baby

"Artist: Ran Wu -CA Price: 5000 Dimensions: 24.00 x 30.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: http://www.ranwuart.com"

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A Guatemalan Girl
A Guatemalan Girl

"Artist: Jing Zhao -TX Price: 3800 Dimensions: 24.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: jingzhaoart.com"

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accepted artists

Early Morning at Cafe Americain Amsterdam
Early Morning at Cafe Americain Amsterdam

"Artist: Priya Ahlawat -PA Price: 4800 Dimensions: 21.00 x 14.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.priyaahlawat.com"

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Jennifer-The Fire Inside
Jennifer-The Fire Inside

"Artist: LEE ALBAN -MD Price: 5800 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: leealban@comcast.net"

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Awakened
Awakened

"Artist: TOM ALTENBURG -MO Price: 1800 Dimensions: 14.00 x 24.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: natureartists.com"

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Butterfingers
Butterfingers

"Artist: GEORGE ANGELINI -NY Price: 1650 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: http://www.angelinifineart.com"

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Fence Line
Fence Line

"Artist: Denise Antaya -ONTARIO Price: 1950 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.deniseantaya.com"

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Glissando
Glissando

"Artist: Blair Atherholt -PA Price: 5500 Dimensions: 24.50 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.blairatherholtart.com"

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Sounds of Vivaldi
Sounds of Vivaldi

"Artist: Olena Babak -ME Price: 2200 Dimensions: 11.00 x 14.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: https://www.facebook.com/olena.babak.5"

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Coming and Going
Coming and Going

"Artist: Margaret Babbitt -IL Price: 1500 Dimensions: 16.00 x 24.00 x 0.03 Inches Website: www.margaretbabbitt.com"

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Classic Uber
Classic Uber

"Artist: DEL-BOURREE BACH -CT Price: 5200 Dimensions: 11.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.del-bourreebach.com"

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Turning Toward the Light
Turning Toward the Light

"Artist: STACY BARTER -FL Price: 1250 Dimensions: 9.00 x 12.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.stacybarter.com"

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Feast
Feast

"Artist: LINDA BESSE -WA Price: 3750 Dimensions: 15.00 x 24.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.besseart.com"

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A Simple Gathering
A Simple Gathering

"Artist: DONNA BIGGEE -GA Price: 2250 Dimensions: 20.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.donnabiggeeblogspot.com"

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Future Coach
Future Coach

"Artist: Yvonne Bonacci -CA Price: 3200 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: yvonnebonacci.com"

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Workin Girls
Workin Girls

"Artist: Ginger Bowen -CO Price: 3000 Dimensions: 30.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: gingerbowen.com"

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Summer Symphony
Summer Symphony

"Artist: JILL BRABANT -VA Price: 1200 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.JillBrabant.comwww.jbrabantfineart.com"

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First Light
First Light

"Artist: TIM BREAUX -MO Price: 4800 Dimensions: 14.625” tall x 39.25” wide x 1.25” Website: www.timbreaux.com"

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Jasmine
Jasmine

"Artist: J M Brodrick -OR Price: 1800 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.jmbrodrick.com"

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Just Turn to Look
Just Turn to Look

"Artist: HEBE BROOKS -TX Price: 4300 Dimensions: 24.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.artbyhebe.com"

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High and Dry
High and Dry

"Artist: Krystal Brown -TX Price: 1220 Dimensions: 20.00 x 10.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: krystalbrown.fineartstudioonline.com"

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Quilted Coffee
Quilted Coffee

"Artist: Peter Bucks -IL Price: 3200 Dimensions: 18.25 x 16.00 x 0.30 Inches Website: www.peterbucks.com"

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Horsepower
Horsepower

"Artist: KAREN BUDAN -AZ Price: 3200 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.karenbudan.com"

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THE SPELLBINDER'S SERENADE
THE SPELLBINDER'S SERENADE

"Artist: JOHN BUXTON -PA Price: 11500 Dimensions: 32.00 x 34.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.buxtonart.com"

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Reflections
Reflections

"Artist: Juan Cantavella -TX Price: 700 Dimensions: 12.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.cantavellartist.com"

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Adobe Work
Adobe Work

"Artist: MITCH CASTER -CO Price: 2700 Dimensions: 16.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

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Under the Boardwalk
Under the Boardwalk

"Artist: ROBIN CHEERS -TX Price: 1250 Dimensions: 14.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.robincheers.com"

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Rockport Fishing shack with lobster buoys and nets
Rockport Fishing shack with lobster buoys and nets

"Artist: Barbara Clements -AZ Price: 1200 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: http://barbaraclementsfineart.com/"

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Woodland Squall
Woodland Squall

"Artist: JAMES COE -NY Price: 3800 Dimensions: 20.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.jamescoe.com"

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Passages
Passages

"Artist: VALERIE CRAIG -PA Price: 1800 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.valeriecraig.com"

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Carefree
Carefree

"Artist: DONALD CURRAN -MO Price: 4000 Dimensions: 24.00 x 36.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: donaldcurranfineart.com"

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Merging
Merging

"Artist: MATTHEW CUTTER -FL Price: 4300 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.12 Inches Website: http://www.matthewjcutter.com/"

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Light in the Dining Room
Light in the Dining Room

"Artist: tony damico -CT Price: 2200 Dimensions: 14.00 x 11.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.tonydamicofineart.com"

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Roughwater Fisherman
Roughwater Fisherman

"Artist: RICK DELANTY -CA Price: 2900 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.delantyfineart.com"

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FRESH FIGS
FRESH FIGS

"Artist: Sandra Desrosiers -PA Price: 1400 Dimensions: 8.00 x 10.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: desrosiersfineart.com"

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Blue enamel bowl
Blue enamel bowl

"Artist: LOREN DIBENEDETTO -NC Price: 4000 Dimensions: 15.00 x 30.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: lorendibenedetto.com"

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Sunbathing
Sunbathing

"Artist: Lucy Dickens -AZ Price: 2185 Dimensions: 18.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.lucydickensfineart.com"

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Fisher Queen
Fisher Queen

"Artist: Kim Diment -MI Price: 1395 Dimensions: 9.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.kimdiment.com"

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Daffodils
Daffodils

"Artist: Fred Doloresco -IN Price: 4200 Dimensions: 24.00 x 30.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

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New Friends on The Prairie
New Friends on The Prairie

"Artist: David Dorsey -NE Price: 4500 Dimensions: 30.00 x 30.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: daviddorseyart.weebly.com"

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Ribbon Of Light
Ribbon Of Light

"Artist: CHRISTINE DREWYER -MD Price: 7200 Dimensions: 24.00 x 30.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.christinedrewyer.com"

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Fragrant Lilies
Fragrant Lilies

"Artist: Lan Du -CA Price: 1900 Dimensions: 14.00 x 11.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: www.landufineart.com"

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Masters Creation
Masters Creation

"Artist: Vlad Duchev -MD Price: 1300 Dimensions: 12.00 x 12.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: "

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Evening Eminence
Evening Eminence

"Artist: GERARD ERLEY -SC Price: 2000 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: gerarderley.com"

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Arnoldo
Arnoldo

"Artist: BILL FARNSWORTH -FL Price: 3000 Dimensions: 18.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.billfarnsworth.com"

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The Long Haul
The Long Haul

"Artist: KEVIN FEARY -NY Price: 1100 Dimensions: 10.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: "

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Cattin Around
Cattin Around

"Artist: Martha Ferguson -FL Price: 1200 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.mgfergusonfineart.com"

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Max""
Max""

"Artist: nicole finger -CO Price: $9000 Dimensions: 24.00 x 24.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: www.fingerpaintingart.com"

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Old Potter's Shed
Old Potter's Shed

"Artist: SUE FOELL -NC Price: 2400 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.suefoell.com

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The Pleasure of Randomness
The Pleasure of Randomness

"Artist: Barbara FOX -NY Price: 3200 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.barbarafoxwatercolors.com"

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Sky Rider
Sky Rider

"Artist: Rusty Frentner -MI Price: 2400 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: "

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Still Life With Lemons and Garlic
Still Life With Lemons and Garlic

"Artist: Katherine Galbraith -NY Price: 1100 Dimensions: 8.00 x 10.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: katherinegalbraithfineart.com"

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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.  Please note that the Online International Awards do not count toward Master Status.

  • 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 by July 26, 2021. 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, use code ‘NOAPS’). 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.  Please email contact@noaps.org if you pre-sell your painting.

  • 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 Dana Art Gallery 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: Dana Gallery, 246 North Higgins Ave. Missoula, MT  59802


calendar

Applications Dates: March 23-June 30, 2021

Notification Date: July 26, 2021

Workshop & Opening Week Program: September 7, 8 & 9: Workshop with Albin Veselka; September 8 & 9, Plein Air Competition; September 10 & 11, Artist Demonstrations

Exhibit Grand Opening & Award Reception: September 10, 2021

Exhibit Closing: October 9, 2021

 

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