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 October 8th- Plein Air Paint Out And Competition

A All Day Plein Air Paint Out Competition

Register at the Beverly McNeil Gallery 8-9am.

October 9th @ All Day - Plein Air Paint Out
 Register at the Beverly McNeil Gallery 9-10am!

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October 9th @ 10:00-11:30am- Portrait Demonstration
Portrait Demonstration with NOAPS Master Artist, Cheng Lian  at the Beverly McNeil Gallery!

Cheng Lian, NOAPS Master Artist

Cheng Lian resides in North of Houston, Texas, and graduated from China Academy of Fine Art

(known as Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art) in 1987.

He is a Master Signature Artist and board member of National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society,

Signature Artist of Oil Painters of America. Cheng has been invited to be a judge for many art

competitions, and give demos and workshops for many art leagues. His art paintings widely

collected publicly and privately all over the world.

Over the years Cheng has received many awards from varieties of competitions and been invited

giving workshop and demo, here list of few:

• Award of Excellence, OPA Western Region Exhibition 2023

• Grand judge of Art of the Pastel 2023, Pastel Society of Southeast Texas

• Best Figure/Portrait Award, NOAPS 32nd Best of America National Exhibition 2022

• Invited as judge in CISD art competition

• Bronze Medal Award, 2021 Juried Salon Show OPA

• BoldBrush Oct 2021 Finalist

• Portrait demonstration at NOAPS Best of America SMALL Painting Exhibit

• Best narrative award, Best of America, National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society

• Portrait Workshop, Edmonton, Canada

• Top 10 Honor Award winner, International Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of



Cheng Lian's website:



October 9th @ 1:30pm - Self Guided Tour
 Self guided tour at the Birmingham Art Museum!


October 9th @ 6:30pm - Dinner
Enjoy dinner with NOAPS!


October 10th @ 9-10am- Submit Plein Air Paintings
Plein Air Artists turn in paintings

October 10th @ 10-11:30am- Gallery Talk
Gallery Talk with Pat Tribastone, Board President and Hebe Brooks, NOAPS Master,  Beverly McNeil Gallery

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October 10th @ 12:00-2:30pm - Luncheon & Awards Presentation
Enjoy refreshments at the awards presentation

July 5th @ 5-7:30pm - Opening Reception
Beverly McNeil Gallery

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