best of america small works 2021

Principle Gallery is hosting our 
NOAPS BEST OF AMERICA SMALL WORKS 2021

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about the event

Celebrating its 4th “Best of America” Small Works National Juried Exhibition in 2021, 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, May 7, 2021 at Principle Gallery, Charleston.

AWARDS: Best of show $3,000, $15,000 cash and sponsor awards
Exhibition dates: May 7- June 1, 2021
Application Dates: November 20, 2020- February 15, 2021
Notification Date: March 15,2021


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' SMALL PAINTING NATIONAL Juried Exhibition is a juried competition open to current 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 is a free service and provides a comprehensive ‘Help’ menu. NOAPS is also available to help with procedural problems. Email: Membership@NOAPS.org for assistance.

  • Digital files should be saved in universal .jpeg format for JAS entry and should be between 1400 pixels and 4000 pixels longest dimension at 300PPI (pixels per inch).  Please crop your image to include ONLY the painting; no frame or other background should appear in your image.

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

  • Completed in the last three (3) years

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

  • Maximum size of the art excluding frame shall not exceed 320 square inches (Example: 16 x 20 in= 320 square inches).

NOAPS is dedicated to exhibiting excellent works of fine art which promote the artist’s artistic ability, vision and creativity within the traditional art forms of oil and acrylic painting. In this respect All artwork should be original and created from conception to completion by the artist in Oil and/or Acrylic only. Artists are permitted to use their own photos as reference materials in the creation of their artwork, but not photos from other sources. 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 2020 NOAPS membership if not already paid. Payment may be made by Pay Pal or Credit Card.

awards judge panel

Lee Alban
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Lee Alban is a realist painter specializing in contemporary story telling. Currently specializing in two major narrative themes, the first celebrates the lives of Native Americans and the second brings attention to women who work at nontraditional roles. "Spirits of the American West" combines traditional landscape painting techniques with realistic trompe l'oeil renderings of vintage native American photographs. This exceptional technique symbolically returns indigenous people to their ancestral lands. "Silk and Steel" portrays beautifully rendered portraits and figures of women set against an environment of massive machinery, celebrating the contributions of these women in industry. They call themselves, "Ladies of Steam." Although distinct in both subject matter and technique, the two themes nevertheless share an emotional connection with the artist and collectors Recently he has been invited by the Reinert Gallery in Charleston to produce South Carolina Lowcountry Landscapes. Lee is a graduate of the Schuler School of Fine Arts, a highly acclaimed atelier in Baltimore, Maryland which has produced some of the country's finest artists. The emphasis is on traditional methods of surface preparation, grinding paint, and producing handcrafted oils and mediums.

Paula Holtzclaw
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North Carolina artist Paula Holtzclaw has gained a national reputation for her ability to capture the drama of nature on canvas. While Holtzclaw paints a variety of subject matter, she is most widely known for her landscapes where her fasination with light and atmosphere is most evident.  Included in many national juried and museum exhibitions,  Holtzclaw has been the recipient of notable awards such as Award of Excellence- American Women Artists, F & M Bank Purchase Award- AWA Haggin Museum, First Place- Salmagundi Club Nautical Show, Best in Show -Women Painters of the Southeast.  Recent publications include the November 2020 issue of SouthwestArt Magazine, the April 2019 issue of Art of the West Magazine, showcasing Holtzclaw and her studio and the January 2019 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine’s, "Today's Masters”, Holtzclaw is a Master Member of American Women Artists (AWA), and Master Member of the Women Artists of the West (WAOW).  She holds Signature Memberships in numerous prestigious art organizations and societies including:  Oil Painters of America (OPA), American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), American Impressionist Society (AIS), and National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society (NOAPS).  By invitation, Holtzclaw is an Artist member of the Salmagundi Club of New York and the Plein Air Painters of the SouthEast (PAP-SE). Paula is often called upon to serve as an entry and awards juror for regional and national exhibitions. Holtzclaw served on the Executive Board of American Women Artists from 2012-2019, a 501 (c) (3) educational nonprofit organization, dedicated to the advancement of women through the arts.

www.Paulabholtzclawfineart.com

Donna Nyzio
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Donna's work originates with the people she meets traveling to both remote and industrialized coastal communities from her Beaufort, North Carolina studio. Combining en plein aire and studio work, Donna's practice is anchored in combining realistic images with abstract elements to showcase and celebrate the coastal trades and wildlife she encounters. As a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists, American Women Artists, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, she exhibits and sells in a variety of Museums, galleries and events. 

 

award winners

best in show

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Humility/ Carmen Gordon

second place

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Light and Form/ Jeremy Gooding

most original

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Full Moon/ John Buxton

best painting by a signature or master artist

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Arroyo Blanco II/ Mallory Agerton

best use of values

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Late Light/ David Boyd

third place

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Juliette Roses in August/ Katie Liddiard

best realism

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On Thin Ice/ Robert Seufert

best figurative

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Village Teacher/ Lan Li

best landscape

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Solstice/ Bill Farnsworth

best still life

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best impressionism

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Losing the Mamba/ Deborah Hill

Reverence for Red/ Pat Tribastone

best composition

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90 in the Shade/ John Whytock

best technique & handling

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Responsibility to Awe/ D.K. Palecek

best narrative

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Cursive Writing: A Lost Art/ Betsy Kellum

best use of light and color

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Plums and Roses/ Elizabeth Robbins

awards of excellence

Friends Series II
Friends Series II

"Artist: fengshi jin -NY Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: https://fengshijin.com/"

Family
Family

"Artist: SANDHYAA SHETTY -TX Price: $2 200.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.sandhyaashetty.com"

Flower Stems
Flower Stems

"Artist: FRANKIE JOHNSON -IL Price: 800 Dimensions: 10.00 x 8.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.frankiejohnsonartstudio.com"

The Grill Room
The Grill Room

"Artist: THALIA STRATTON -CA Price: $2 000.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.thaliastratton com"

Animal Lovers
Animal Lovers

"Artist: ANGELA BANDURKA -WA Price: 700 Dimensions: 9.00 x 12.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.angelabandurka.com"

Diamond Lake
Diamond Lake

"Artist: Frits Hoendervanger -MI Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 10.50 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

Secret Keeper
Secret Keeper

"Artist: CYNTHIA FEUSTEL -CO Price: $2 400.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 14.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.feustelfineart.com"

Nat
Nat

"Artist: DEL-BOURREE BACH -CT Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 7.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.del-bourreebach.com"

merit awards

Sundown
Sundown

"Artist: ROBERT SIMONE -FL Price: 950 Dimensions: 10.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: robertjsimone.com"

Broken
Broken

"Artist: David Martinez -CA Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 9.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: davidmartinezfineart.com"

Old Fruit
Old Fruit

"Artist: DAVID RIEDEL -CO Price: $2 300.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

Hopeful
Hopeful

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

Up and Over
Up and Over

"Artist: Brent Flory -UT Price: $2 200.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: brentfloryfineart.com"

Home Stretch
Home Stretch

"Artist: JOHN CAGGIANO -MA Price: $1 675.00 Dimensions: 8.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: johncaggiano.com"

Luminous Goose
Luminous Goose

"Artist: MITCH CASTER -CO Price: $2 300.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

Time and Money
Time and Money

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

Flyover
Flyover

"Artist: Christopher Forrest -NJ Price: $1 750.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: "

By the Lazy River
By the Lazy River

"Artist: Rusty Frentner -MI Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 10.50 x 18.50 x 0.25 Inches Website: "

Tree Of Knowledge
Tree Of Knowledge

"Artist: GEORGE GONZALEZ -TX Price: $2 300.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 10.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.gonzalezstudios.com"

Flight and Form
Flight and Form

"Artist: JEREMY GOODDING -NE Price: $1 850.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 11.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

Humility
Humility

"Artist: carmen gordon - Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 10.50 x 8.50 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

Honey I'm Home
Honey I'm Home

"Artist: Ron Greig -ONTARIO Price: $1 000.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 12.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: www.rongreig.ca"

August
August

"Artist: TRENT GUDMUNDSEN -ID Price: $3 200.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.trentgudmundsen.com"

The Bench Warmers
The Bench Warmers

"Artist: Elaine Haake -MO Price: 675 Dimensions: 8.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: elainehaake.com"

Sun And Silence
Sun And Silence

"Artist: MARC HANSON -GA Price: $1 700.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.marchansonart.com"

Red Kimono
Red Kimono

"Artist: Liz Harris -UT Price: 800 Dimensions: 14.00 x 11.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: lizharris.com"

Loosing The Mamba
Loosing The Mamba

"Artist: Deborah Hill -SC Price: 750 Dimensions: 6.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: deborahrhillpaintings.com"

Diamond Lake
Diamond Lake

"Artist: Frits Hoendervanger -MI Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 10.50 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

Pensif en Rose
Pensif en Rose

"Artist: Susan Hotard -TX Price: $1 200.00 Dimensions: 10.00 x 8.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: susanhotardartist.com"

Glass and Tin
Glass and Tin

"Artist: Robert Huckestein -PA Price: 750 Dimensions: 14.00 x 11.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: roberthuckestein.com"

Crosswalk
Crosswalk

"Artist: Errol Jacobson -IL Price: $1 400.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

The Last Dance
The Last Dance

"Artist: Chunming Jia -CA Price: $4 500.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: "

Friends series 2
Friends series 2

"Artist: fengshi jin -NY Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: https://fengshijin.com/"

Flower Stems
Flower Stems

"Artist: FRANKIE JOHNSON -IL Price: 800 Dimensions: 10.00 x 8.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.frankiejohnsonartstudio.com"

Tout pres d'ici
Tout pres d'ici

"Artist: Chantal Julien -QUEBEC Price: $1 000.00 Dimensions: 8.00 x 16.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: www.chantaljulien.com"

Cursive Writing: A Lost Art
Cursive Writing: A Lost Art

"Artist: BETSY KELLUM -VA Price: $2 000.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

Content
Content

"Artist: Joshua Knight -SC Price: 200 Dimensions: 13.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

Sierra Sunrise
Sierra Sunrise

Artist: SHERYL KNIGHT -CA Price: $1 600.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.sherylknight.com

Pink Kimono
Pink Kimono

"Artist: Sandra Kuck -FL Price: $3 800.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 12.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: sandrakuck.com"

BitterSweet
BitterSweet

"Artist: Emiliya Lane -WA Price: 550 Dimensions: 12.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: http://artlanegallery.com"

low tide paddle
low tide paddle

"Artist: DOTTIE LEATHERWOOD -GA Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 0.10 Inches Website: www.dottietleatherwood.com"

A Cautionary Tale
A Cautionary Tale

"Artist: BARNEY LEVITT -MA Price: $1 400.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 18.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: www.barneylevitt.com"

Black’s Point
Black’s Point

"Artist: Donna Lewinter -NJ Price: $4 200.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: donnalewinter.com"

Village Teacher
Village Teacher

"Artist: Lan Li -CA Price: $2 800.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.40 Inches Website: llaaann@gmail.com"

Pal
Pal

"Artist: CHENG LIAN -TX Price: $8 000.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: http://chenglian.us"

Juliette Roses in August
Juliette Roses in August

"Artist: Katie Liddiard -UT Price: $3 600.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.katieliddiardart.com"

Hidden
Hidden

"Artist: Kat Lubbecke -OR Price: 900 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.lubbeckeart.com"

Table Series: Tea and Blue Glass
Table Series: Tea and Blue Glass

"Artist: LUANA LUCONI WINNER -NC Price: $2 700.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.winnerstudios.com"

Pandemic Portrait II
Pandemic Portrait II

"Artist: Ellen Lyon -IN Price: $1 950.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.ellenstarrlyon.com"

David
David

"Artist: Robert MacPherson -CA Price: $2 200.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: robertmacpherson.com"

Yana
Yana

"Artist: MIGUEL MALAGON -IL Price: $1 000.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.miguelmalagon.com"

Sundown Red
Sundown Red

"Artist: KARLA MANN -VA Price: $1 700.00 Dimensions: 8.00 x 8.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: kmmann.com"

Broken
Broken

"Artist: David Martinez -CA Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 9.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: davidmartinezfineart.com"

Midnight
Midnight

"Artist: Patrick McGannon -GA Price: 600 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

Emerald Spartina
Emerald Spartina

"Artist: JILL MCGANNON -GA Price: $1 400.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: www.jillmcgannon.com"

Day is Done
Day is Done

"Artist: Spencer Meagher -IL Price: 950 Dimensions: 10.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.spencermeagher.com"

Love Is Blue
Love Is Blue

"Artist: Karen Merkin -MD Price: $1 350.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: www.karenmerkin.com"

HORSE HEAD SKETCH
HORSE HEAD SKETCH

"Artist: R.D. Mitchell -TX Price: 650 Dimensions: 10.00 x 10.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: rdmitchellcollection.com"

Deadirise At Dusk
Deadirise At Dusk

"Artist: LEONARD MIZEREK -NY Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

1149
1149

"Artist: Crystal Moll -MD Price: $1 300.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.crystalmoll.com"

My Favorite Rose
My Favorite Rose

"Artist: Rosa Montante - Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.rosamontante.com

Vantage Point
Vantage Point

"Artist: Brenda Morgan -AR Price: $2 000.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: brendamorganart.com"

The Legend
The Legend

"Artist: FARSHID NAMEI -CA Price: $3 800.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.farshidnamei.com"

Sweet Innocence
Sweet Innocence

"Artist: LINDA NEARON -CA Price: $3 700.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 320.00 Inches Website: lindanearonstudio.com"

Spring Daffodils
Spring Daffodils

"Artist: PAMELA NEWELL -IN Price: $3 500.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 2.25 Inches Website: www.pnewellart.com"

River Blues
River Blues

"Artist: BARBARA NUSS -MD Price: $1 900.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 14.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.barbaranuss.com"

Green Grapes
Green Grapes

"Artist: SIVANANDA NYAYAPATHI -GA Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 9.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.sivanandafineart.com"

Responsibility to Awe
Responsibility to Awe

"Artist: D. K. Palecek -WI Price: $24 000.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

Good For One
Good For One

"Artist: Kasey Passaic -NJ Price: $1 000.00 Dimensions: 11.00 x 14.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

Into the First Turn
Into the First Turn

"Artist: NANCY PELLATT -SC Price: $1 100.00 Dimensions: 11.00 x 14.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

July Sunshine
July Sunshine

"Artist: Sasha Phillips -PA Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: https://www.instagram.com/sashaphillipsart/"

Suburban Oasis
Suburban Oasis

"Artist: Lynne Polley -FL Price: 850 Dimensions: 9.00 x 12.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: lynnepolley.com"

Perfectly Windy Day
Perfectly Windy Day

"Artist: JOHN POTOTSCHNIK -TX Price: $1 950.00 Dimensions: 6.50 x 17.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: www.pototschnik.com"

Tuckered Out
Tuckered Out

"Artist: Lisa Price -AL Price: $2 000.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 18.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: www.lisapricefineart.com"

Acton Cove
Acton Cove

"Artist: Christine Rapa -MD Price: 950 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: chrisrapa.com"

Her Heart Filled With Joy
Her Heart Filled With Joy

"Artist: DIANE REEVES -FL Price: $3 200.00 Dimensions: 24.00 x 12.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: http://dianereevesfineart.com"

Old Fruit
Old Fruit

"Artist: DAVID RIEDEL -CO Price: $2 300.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

Frosted Hay
Frosted Hay

"Artist: Carol Roark -MS Price: $1 050.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.carolroark.com"

Plums and Roses
Plums and Roses

"Artist: ELIZABETH ROBBINS -UT Price: $3 200.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: www.elizabethrobbinsart.com"

Broken Barn
Broken Barn

"Artist: ROBIN ROBERTS -OH Price: 950 Dimensions: 11.00 x 14.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: http://www.robinrobertsfineart.com"

Lemons in Crystal Bowl
Lemons in Crystal Bowl

"Artist: Sherry Roper -CA Price: 950 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.sherryroper.com"

Dudleya II
Dudleya II

"Artist: Vanessa Rusczyk -CA Price: $1 050.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.studiosoledad.com"

Dancing Shadows
Dancing Shadows

"Artist: Len Rusin -FL Price: $1 200.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 15.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.natureartists.com/len_rusin.asp"

Hog Heaven
Hog Heaven

"Artist: Manon Sander -FL Price: 950 Dimensions: 14.00 x 11.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: www.manonsander.com"

Granny Smith
Granny Smith

"Artist: JOHN SCHISLER -DE Price: $1 200.00 Dimensions: 9.00 x 12.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: johnschisler.com"

Hopeful
Hopeful

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

Silver Bowl with Pears
Silver Bowl with Pears

"Artist: Jim Serrett -IL Price: 700 Dimensions: 8.00 x 10.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: jimserrett.com"

On Thin Ice
On Thin Ice

"Artist: ROBERT SEUFERT -PA Price: $4 300.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun

"Artist: PATRICK SEUFERT -PA Price: $3 700.00 Dimensions: 6.00 x 8.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

Family
Family

"Artist: SANDHYAA SHETTY -TX Price: $2 200.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.sandhyaashetty.com"

Mutual Promise
Mutual Promise

"Artist: Margret Short -OR Price: $2 900.00 Dimensions: 8.00 x 10.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.margretshort.com"

Unkindness of Ravens
Unkindness of Ravens

"Artist: Tamara Sigler -OH Price: $1 725.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

Sundown
Sundown

"Artist: ROBERT SIMONE -FL Price: 950 Dimensions: 10.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: robertjsimone.com"

Golden Meadow
Golden Meadow

"Artist: Molly Sims -MD Price: $1 350.00 Dimensions: 10.00 x 10.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: mollysimsart.com"

Red Hawk Valley
Red Hawk Valley

"Artist: JERRY SMITH -IN Price: $1 200.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 18.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.jsmithstudio.com"

Prisoner's Dilemma
Prisoner's Dilemma

"Artist: Pavel Sokov -QUEBEC Price: $9 750.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.pavelsokov.com"

Gentle Marsh
Gentle Marsh

"Artist: Jen Spaker -SC Price: 700 Dimensions: 11.00 x 14.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.jenspaker.com"

Late August
Late August

"Artist: curt stanfield -IN Price: 885 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: curtstanfield.com"

The Grill Room
The Grill Room

"Artist: THALIA STRATTON -CA Price: $2 000.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.thaliastratton com"

Kitchen Cooks
Kitchen Cooks

"Artist: JAMES SWANSON -IL Price: $2 650.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.jamesswansondesign.com/paintigs"

Autumn Gold
Autumn Gold

"Artist: Deborah Tilby -BRITISH COLUMBIA Price: $2 250.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: deborahtilby.com"

Gift of Discernment
Gift of Discernment

"Artist: Anna Toberman -IL Price: $1 700.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.artistatoberman.com"

Reverence for Red
Reverence for Red

"Artist: PATRICIA TRIBASTONE -NY Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.patriciatribastoneart.com"

Yellow House
Yellow House

"Artist: Angela Trotta-Thomas -SC Price: $1 850.00 Dimensions: 18.00 x 14.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.angelatrottathomas.com"

Capturing the Quietness
Capturing the Quietness

"Artist: CECY TURNER -TX Price: 750 Dimensions: 12.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.cecyturner.com"

Waiting
Waiting

"Artist: LINE TUTWILER -IN Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 0.04 Inches Website: www.tutwilerfineart.com"

Daydream
Daydream

"Artist: LINGHUI WANG -TX Price: $1 600.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: "

Look what he found!
Look what he found!

"Artist: Durre Waseem -CA Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: durrewaseem.com"

SHIP IN A BOTTLE
SHIP IN A BOTTLE

"Artist: YUN WEI -CA Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

Egg Line
Egg Line

"Artist: Stephanie Weidner -IL Price: 850 Dimensions: 4.00 x 14.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.stephanieweidner.com"

Eva
Eva

"Artist: J. Russell WELLS -IL Price: $2 240.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.jrussellwells.com"

Ode to Joy
Ode to Joy

"Artist: Trish Wend -CT Price: $1 675.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: http://www.trishwend.com/"

90 in the Shade
90 in the Shade

"Artist: John Whytock -MO Price: $1 450.00 Dimensions: 9.00 x 20.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: www.johnwhytockart.com"

Eye #2
Eye #2

"Artist: Samuel Wilson -TX Price: 300 Dimensions: 3.00 x 3.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: www.spotslim.com"

Moon Night Ride
Moon Night Ride

"Artist: Larry Winborg -UT Price: $1 600.00 Dimensions: 11.00 x 14.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: winborg.com"

Girl with Red Scarf
Girl with Red Scarf

"Artist: JIAN WU -CA Price: $8 000.00 Dimensions: 21.00 x 15.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: "

accepted artists

Arroyo Blanco II
Arroyo Blanco II

"Artist: MALLORY AGERTON -TX Price: $1 450.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 12.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: "

Caffe Florian's Salon of Mirrors
Caffe Florian's Salon of Mirrors

"Artist: Priya Ahlawat -PA Price: $3 800.00 Dimensions: 17.50 x 17.50 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.priyaahlawat.com"

Path in Laguna Hills
Path in Laguna Hills

"Artist: ROBERT AKERS -IL Price: $1 500.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: robertakers.com"

There is no Ceiling Here
There is no Ceiling Here

"Artist: LEE ALBAN -MD Price: $1 500.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: leealban@comcast.net"

Prairie Princess
Prairie Princess

"Artist: CAROL AMOS -AZ Price: $2 000.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.carolamos.com"

Apples & Blue
Apples & Blue

"Artist: GEORGE ANGELINI -NY Price: $1 850.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: http://www.angelinifineart.com"

As Clouds Pass By
As Clouds Pass By

"Artist: LINDA APRILETTI -FL Price: $1 100.00 Dimensions: 8.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.lindaapriletti.com"

Stygian Vessel
Stygian Vessel

"Artist: Blair Atherholt -PA Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 19.25 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.blairatherholtart.com"

Evening Glow
Evening Glow

"Artist: Margaret Babbitt -IL Price: $1 450.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 38.00 Inches Website: www.margaretbabbitt.com"

Nat
Nat

"Artist: DEL-BOURREE BACH -CT Price: $3 000.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 7.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.del-bourreebach.com"

New in Town
New in Town

"Artist: Suzie Baker -TX Price: $2 100.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.suziebaker.com"

The Animal Lovers
The Animal Lovers

"Artist: ANGELA BANDURKA -WA Price: 700 Dimensions: 9.00 x 12.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.angelabandurka.com"

Snow Shower
Snow Shower

"Artist: Chantel Barber -TN Price: 695 Dimensions: 8.00 x 6.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: https://www.chantellynnbarber.com"

Bliss
Bliss

"Artist: SUE BARRASI -NY Price: 925 Dimensions: 10.00 x 12.50 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.suebarrasi.com"

Old Glory
Old Glory

"Artist: LINDA BESSE -WA Price: $2 200.00 Dimensions: 15.00 x 16.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.besseart.com"

Peonies Garden
Peonies Garden

"Artist: Yana Beylinson -NY Price: 750 Dimensions: 12.00 x 12.00 x 0.75 Inches Website: http://yanabeylinsonartist.com/"

Dented Quart
Dented Quart

"Artist: Henry Bosak -AZ Price: 500 Dimensions: 12.00 x 12.00 x 1.75 Inches Website: henrybosak.com"

Late Light
Late Light

"Artist: DAVID BOYD JR -GA Price: $2 000.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: "

Spring Serenade
Spring Serenade

"Artist: JILL BRABANT -VA Price: 850 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.jbrabantfineart.com"

BrightMorning
BrightMorning

"Artist: Sue Braswell -VA Price: $1 200.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: suebraswell.com"

Freiheit
Freiheit

"Artist: J M Brodrick -OR Price: $1 200.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.jmbrodrick.com"

I will Take a Sip Too!
I will Take a Sip Too!

"Artist: HEBE BROOKS -TX Price: $2 400.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.artbyhebe.com"

Little Oliver
Little Oliver

"Artist: Krystal Brown -TX Price: $2 450.00 Dimensions: 9.00 x 11.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: krystalbrown.fineartstudioonline.com"

Time and Money
Time and Money

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

Heady Study
Heady Study

"Artist: BRIAN BURT -OH Price: 750 Dimensions: 8.00 x 8.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.bmburt.com"

FULL MOON
FULL MOON

"Artist: JOHN BUXTON -PA Price: $4 500.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.buxtonart.com"

Home Stretch
Home Stretch

"Artist: JOHN CAGGIANO -MA Price: $1 675.00 Dimensions: 8.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: johncaggiano.com"

Punk Girl
Punk Girl

"Artist: Juan Cantavella -TX Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.cantavellartist.com"

Luminous Goose
Luminous Goose

"Artist: MITCH CASTER -CO Price: $2 300.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

Girl at Piano
Girl at Piano

"Artist: ELI CEDRONE -MA Price: $1 200.00 Dimensions: 9.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.elicedrone.com"

Roses and Eustomas
Roses and Eustomas

"Artist: Rosanne Cerbo -NY Price: $2 200.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: rosannecerbofineart.com"

Bottle Apples and Rose
Bottle Apples and Rose

"Artist: Steven Creighton -IN Price: 800 Dimensions: 12.00 x 9.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.stevecreightonart.com"

Listen Up
Listen Up

"Artist: DONALD CURRAN -MO Price: $1 800.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: donaldcurranfineart.com"

Pink lullaby
Pink lullaby

"Artist: CARLA D'AGUANNO -MA Price: $3 900.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 20.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: "

Blue and Gold
Blue and Gold

"Artist: LARRY DEGRAFF -KS Price: $1 100.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.larrydegraff.com"

String of Pearls
String of Pearls

"Artist: RICK DELANTY -CA Price: $2 200.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 0.25 Inches Website: www.delantyfineart.com"

Wearing Away
Wearing Away

"Artist: Jan DeLipsey -TX Price: $2 000.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: jdelipsey.com"

Gourds and White Flowers
Gourds and White Flowers

"Artist: Stephanie Deshpande -NJ Price: $2 500.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 11.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.stephaniedeshpande.com"

LEMONS AND STRIPES
LEMONS AND STRIPES

"Artist: Sandra Desrosiers -PA Price: 700 Dimensions: 12.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: desrosiersfineart.com"

Dispute Among the Sunbirds
Dispute Among the Sunbirds

"Artist: Kim Diment -MI Price: $1 495.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 11.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.kimdiment.com"

Golden Glimmer
Golden Glimmer

"Artist: CHRISTINE DREWYER -MD Price: $2 800.00 Dimensions: 14.00 x 18.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.christinedrewyer.com"

Pink Roses in the Garden
Pink Roses in the Garden

"Artist: Lan Du -CA Price: $1 700.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 12.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: www.landufineart.com"

Morning Light
Morning Light

"Artist: Joel Edwards -TX Price: $2 300.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 24.00 x 0.50 Inches Website: www.jredwardsstudios.com"

Kaiju
Kaiju

"Artist: Nick Eisele -TX Price: $1 400.00 Dimensions: 8.00 x 10.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: nickeisele.com"

Sundance
Sundance

"Artist: GERARD ERLEY -SC Price: $1 100.00 Dimensions: 10.00 x 10.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: gerarderley.com"

Solstice
Solstice

"Artist: BILL FARNSWORTH -FL Price: $2 200.00 Dimensions: 12.00 x 16.00 x 2.00 Inches Website: www.billfarnsworth.com"

Grimm Reaper Of Lapp Lumber
Grimm Reaper Of Lapp Lumber

"Artist: KEVIN FEARY -NY Price: 700 Dimensions: 8.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: "

Secret Keeper
Secret Keeper

"Artist: CYNTHIA FEUSTEL -CO Price: $2 400.00 Dimensions: 16.00 x 14.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.feustelfineart.com"

Red Racing Stripes
Red Racing Stripes

"Artist: McGarren Flack -UT Price: $2 300.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 1.00 Inches Website: www.flackstudio.com"

Up and Over
Up and Over

"Artist: Brent Flory -UT Price: $2 200.00 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 0.00 Inches Website: brentfloryfineart.com"

Peonies in Glass XIII
Peonies in Glass XIII

"Artist: Christie Younger -NC Price: 725 Dimensions: 20.00 x 16.00 x 1.50 Inches Website: christie.younger@gmail.com"

Playing Poker on the Beach
Playing Poker on the Beach

"Artist: Jing Zhao -TX Price: 690 Dimensions: 9.00 x 12.00 x 0.20 Inches Website: "

 
 

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' Small Works National Juried Exhibition AWARDS

Awards include: Best of Show $3,000, $15,000 cash and sponsor awards

Signature and Master Artist Guild Qualifying Update

both Best of America National shows starting in 2018 count for Signature Status

  • 3 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 'Best of America' Small Works National Juried Exhibition will count for 1 point

  • a maximum of 2 points attainable per year

  • After 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 show 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 Exhibits. 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.  Please be sure that your contact information in your Juried Art Services account is correct.


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 and finished edge gallery wrap are acceptable

  •  NOAPS strongly recommends Strong Boxes from Airfloat Systems. (they provide a 20% discount to NOAPS members, promo code NOAPS). Similar shipping container can also be accepted. All art received and displayed will not be returned until after the exhibit has closed.

IMPORTANT: Once accepted, failure to send the accepted artwork to the exhibit will result on a two

 


(2) year disqualification period for the artist.  Artwork must remain at the exhibit until the end of the show, unless released for sale by the gallery.

  • 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.

ALL ART MUST ARRIVE AT THE GALLERY BETWEEN April 16-April 23, 2021

 

***Include in the shipping container:

 

  1. Return shipping label - Fedex or UPS (this is created by the shipping agent)

  2. HOW TO create a return shipping label- example - If using UPS -Must open an account, 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 UPS driver picks up the parcel and scans the  shipping label.***Artwork will not be displayed if Return Label is not provided.

  3. $15 check made payable to The Principle Gallery for unpacking/repacking fees.

  4. Hand deliveries DO NOT require a handling fee.

  5. Artwork label attached to back of painting (this is 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


calendar

Applications Dates: November 20, 2020-February 15, 2021

Notifications: March 15, 2021

Artwork arrival ship dates: April 16-23, 2021

Shipping Address for artwork:

Principle Gallery Charleston

125 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Ph: 843-727-4500 

Email: art@principlecharleston.com

 

Opening Week Program: Events to be listed at www.noaps.org.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 7, 2021

Exhibit Closing: June 1, 2021

Your participation and support of the NATIONAL OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTERS’ SOCIETY is greatly appreciated. We wish you success in this event and may all your art career goals be met! GOOD LUCK!!

 

questions
Please email to contact@noaps.org

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