Call for Artists: Oil Painters of America Salon Show

Call Details
Call Opens
Event date(s)
June 22 - September 1, 2018
Application fee
$30 / $45

Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City is proud to present the Oil Painters of American 2018 Salon Show. The application is now open, and the deadline to apply is Friday, April 13. The total awards purse will be at least $15,000 in cash and merchandise. 

For details and application, please visit the OPA's website here.

Please note: the applications are completely electronically, and are handled entirely by the Oil Painters of America. Any inquiries related to the application process should be directed to the OPA.

Exhibition Opening Weekend: June 22-24

A full weekend of events is being planned for exhibiting artists, including a opening reception on Friday, June 22, a plein air paint out, lectures / demos, and social events. 

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Artists eligible to compete are citizens - both natural born or otherwise - of the United States, Canada, or Mexico who are 2018 OPA members. Nonresident aliens who currently live in the United States, Canada, or Mexico are eligible to participate provided that they have been physically present at the address provided to OPA for eight of the last twelve months and that the residency is considered to be their permanent domicile and that they are 2018 OPA members. Nonresident aliens whose North American residency is in question will be asked to provide proof of residency including, but not limited to, employment history, references, and utility bills in the individual's name. The decision of the Board is final.


The awarding juror will be a nationally renowned OPA Master Signature Member Roger Dale Brown.