on-line international spring 2021

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Award Winners

application dates

Application Dates:          January 1, 2021 to April 11, 2021 at midnight Pacific Time

Apply Now:                       Juried Art Services


about the event

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.

  • This is an INTERNATIONAL juried online competition open to ALL artists 18 years of age and older working in Oil and ACRYLIC medium. Both members and non-members of NOAPS may apply. 

  • 200 Artworks accepted into the show and eligible for awards

  • Current 2021 membership is NOT required before entering the Spring Online International. However, we do welcome your Membership. Click the Membership Link at https://www.noaps.org/join-us

noaps "on-line international exhibition" awards


Best of Show : $1000

Second Place : $500

Third Place : $300

Additional Awards:

Best Landscape :  $200.00

Best Still Life :  $200.00

Best People :  $200.00

Best Use of Light & Color :  $200.00

Most Innovative : $200.00
Narrative Excellence :  $200.00

Ten Awards of Excellence recognition: $100.00

Ten Merit Awards: 1 year membership to NOAPS- $50.00 value

The TOP 200 artists will be given recognition on www.NOAPS.org with Artist name, artist website link and image selected for this exhibit.

Acceptance into or awards received in the On-Line International Exhibits do not apply for NOAPS Signature or Master Status.

Certificates will only be sent to artists who have won awards.  Award Certificates that have been won by artists from outside of North America will be sent exclusively by email.

Notification Date:  May 22th 2021 – Please check your JAS account as correct email address is necessary to receive notices and Merit Award certificates. Correct physical address is necessary to receive prizes.

artist eligibility

All NOAPS Members and Non-Members. This is an International Show and all countries welcome.


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 or use the help menu on Juried Art Services

  • 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). Jurors will not consider entries that are not displayed correctly. No frame, mat, or background visible. Be sure the image is right side up.

  • Please note: After submitting an image(s) and making payment you can still log back into your submission at any time before the submission deadline and change the painting that has been submitted for a different painting. If you choose to add more paintings to your submission you can do so (again, log back into your original submission) for $10 per image and contact NOAPS to pay for the extra submissions. PLEASE MAKE ONLY 1 ENTRY. You can get assistance from JAS or NOAPS to edit your entry if you have a problem logging back in to your submission or editing your submission.


terms and conditions

  • 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 National Exhibit or NOAPS Online Top 150. 

  • No Minimum or Maximum size

  • 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. All artwork must 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.

  • If you wish to sell the art entered, please price your art consistent with the established value of your work in U.S Dollars. NOAPS does not receive a commission Paintings do not have to be for sale.

  • 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 exhibit. You are confirming the work entered is your own and copyrighted images incorporated in your work have not been used.

  • Certificates will only be provided to artists who have won awards. 



Current 2021 NOAPS membership is NOT required. However, we welcome your membership. To Join NOAPS click the link here:  https://www.noaps.org/join-us


entry fee

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 (US Currency)

  • Entry fees are non-refundable


awards judge

Christine Graefe Drewyer/ Signature Artist

Christine Graefe Drewyer is a Signature Member of NOAPS since 2015 and is a member of many National Art Organizations, including Signature Member of American Women Artists, acting President and 4-year Board member; Master, Signature, Emeritus Member of Women Artists of the West, Past President for four years and Board Member for eight years, and Washington Society of Landscape Painters where she serves as the Publicity Chair. 

She co-founded and co-owned the Main Street Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland for thirteen years.  She has chaired and organized numerous Exhibitions, most recently including the WAOW 50th Jubilee Anniversary Show at Settlers West Gallery in 2020 and the AWA, “A Tradition of Excellence” Exhibition at RS Hanna Gallery in 2019.

Recent Top Awards include The F&M Bank Purchase Prize Award at the Haggin Museum - American Women Artists in 2018, Best in Show / Women Artists of the West, “Season’s Splendor” in 2017.

Drewyer’s work has been featured in American Art Collector, Art of the West Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, What’s Up in Annapolis Magazine and is a published guest blogger for Plein Air online. Her work is represented by several top art galleries.


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. Images that are not displayed right side up or without proper cropping will not be juried. Jurors score the image only and do not see any information about the artist.


salesAll 200 selected works will be posted on www.NOAPS.org to promote sales. Requests relating to artist’s information or sales will be forwarded to the artist. NOAPS does not receive a commission on online sales.



Applications Dates: January 1st 2021 to April 11th 2021 at midnight Pacific Time

Notification: May 22th 2021: Reminder - incorrect email addresses will not allow notifications to be delivered   

Publication on website: May 22th 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 !




Please email contact@NOAPS.org 

The National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society (NOAPS)