One of the leading art organizations in North America, the 3,500 member strong Oil Painters of America will hold its first-ever “Virtuosos of the OPA” Exhibition in the upper gallery of the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City, September 17 through October 1, 2015.
Art enthusiasts will be delighted to find a number of familiar names in this select, nationally and internationally acclaimed group of artists. Participating artists have all achieved Signature or Master Signature status obtained only by going through a rigorous application and vetting process.
The exhibition runs from Thursday, September 17 and ends on Thursday, October 1. Viewing hours are Mon-Fri 1-6pm and Sat & Sun 1--5pm.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Thursday, September 17: “Virtuosos of the OPA”
Exhibition Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony, Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Avenue, NYC – Cocktail attire, please.
OPA members and art enthusiasts are invited to attend this highly anticipated event featuring one of the finest collections of representational oil paintings ever assembled. OPA is pleased to have Tim Newton, Chairman of the Board of the Salmagundi Club, serve as the Juror of Awards for this inaugural event. The awards presentation will take place at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 18: "An Evening with Everett Raymond Kinstler, OPAM"
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Location: Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Avenue, NYC
Cost: Free of charge to exhibiting artists, $25 per guest. Open to the public. To purchase tickets, click HERE.
OPA members and guests will have this rare opportunity to listen to Master Signature artist Everett Raymond Kinstler as he discusses his prolific life as an artist with OPA President Ken Cadwallader OPA and Board Member Jim Bruce OPA. Hear how his art career began and the road he has traveled on his way to becoming one of America’s most preeminent and beloved artists. Dining Room opens at 5:30pm (reservations required).
Saturday, September 19: "Paint the Big Apple!"
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Open to the public.
Location: Washington Square Park, 5th Avenue & Waverly Place
Once again, artists should meet at 9:00 a.m. at the archway to check-in before heading out to other parts of the city to paint.Opening Reception is Thursday, September 17 from 6-8 p.m.