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associate member on-line 2021

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Award Winners

application dates

Application Dates:         March 1, 2022 to May 30, 2022 at midnight Pacific Time

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about the event

The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites our Associate Members 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 online competition open to ALL ASSOCIATE MEMBER artists 18 years of age and older working in Oil and ACRYLIC medium. This exhibition does not include NOAPS Signature or Master members. 

  • One image from each Associate member artist may be submitted, each entry will be exhibited on the NOAPS website as part of the exhibition. 

  • PLEASE NOTE:  Paintings entered into this show will not be eligible to enter any other NOAPS shows whether online or onsite.   

noaps "on-line international exhibition" awards


Best of Show : $1000 cash

Second Place : $550 cash

Third Place : $450 cash

Ten "Best of" Awards: $200 cash

Ten Excellence Awards: $100 cash

Ten Merit Awards: 1 year membership to NOAPS- $52.00 value

All artists will be given recognition on with Artist name, artist website link and image selected for this exhibit.


The Top Three Award winners will earn one point toward Signature Status.


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

Award winners will be notified by phone call or email of their award.  Please check your Juried Art Services for correct contact information.

artist eligibility

All NOAPS Associate Members whose dues are current are eligible to enter.  This exhibition does not include Signature or Master members.


entry process  

All entries will be submitted via Juried Art Services (JAS)  JAS provides a comprehensive ‘Help Menu’.  NOAPS is also available to help with procedural problems. 

  • Email: 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). No frame, mat, or background visible. Be sure the image is right side up.

  • Please note: After submitting an image and making payment you can still go back to your submission at any time before the submission deadline and change the painting that has been submitted for a different painting. Do NOT create a new submission to make changes. Log in to your original submission and edit it. You can get help on this through JAS or NOAPS if needed.

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 any NOAPS Online show. 

  • 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.  In this respect all artwork must be original and created from conception to completion by the artist. No mixed media, photography, digital and or other media, No painted giclee prints, or any other type of reproductions, no manipulated photos. 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 in United States currency consistent with the established value of your work.  Paintings do not have to be for sale.

  • Selected paintings will be showcased on, 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. 



entry fee

The fee to enter is $30.  If paying your yearly dues ($52) at the same time the total cost is $82.  Entry fees are non-refundable.


awards judge

Ann Hardy/ NOAPS Master Artist
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Ann Hardy is an award-winning artist who has earned signature or master signature status in a number of organizations including the Oil Painters of America, Outdoor Painters Society, American Impressionist Society and NOAPS.   Ann’s paintings have been shown in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions across the United States earning top awards including Best of Show and People’s Choice awards.   For Ann, the joy of painting is in the process and not the destination. She feels that growth in life and art is the most exciting thing she can think of.  She practices this approach to life and her art in her 12’ x 12’ treehouse studio.

Ann’s work has been featured in American Artist, International Artists Magazine, Southwest Art, “Splash 6”, “Splash 8”, “Watercolor Magic” and four “How Did You Paint That” books.  Ann is currently represented by Ann Hardy Gallery (Colleyville, TX), Davis and Blevins - Main Street Gallery (Saint Jo, TX),  Holder Dane Gallery (Grapevine, TX), and Weiler House Fine Art Gallery (Fort Worth, TX).

member online 2021 Award Judge

selection process 

Each entry will be displayed on the NOAPS website on the Associate Member Online Exhibition page.

IMPORTANT: The Judge of Awards makes selections based on the image entered. Make sure the image depicts a true representation of the painting. Each image should display the painting only; no frame or mat.  The image should be properly oriented; please make sure your image is right side up. 


The paintings may be for sale or not for sale.  All sales will be conducted through the artist, and no commission is due to NOAPS.



Applications Dates: March 1, 2022 to May 30, 2022 at midnight Pacific Time  

Publication on website: July 30, 2022

  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 

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




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