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Organization Name Oil Painters of America
Country United States
City Crystal Lake, IL
Web Site Oil Painters of America
Artistic Styles Abstract, Abstract Expressionism , Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Baroque, Beaux Arts, Conceptual Art, Cubism, Dadaism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Feminist, Folk Art, Futurism , Impressionism , Mannerism , Medieval , Minimalism , Modern , Photo Realism, Pop Art, Pre-Raphaelite, Primitive , Realism , Religious , Renaissance , Rococo , Romanticism , Surrealism , Symbolism
Subject Areas Animal/Wildlife, Children, Comic, Fantasy, Floral, Historical, Landscape, Maritime, Nudes, Portraits, Religious, Sports, Still Life, Trompe L'Oeil, Western
Art Media Oil paint
Description Oil Painters of America (OPA) is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,200 artists throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1991,OPA is dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art. Its primary focus is to draw attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light.

The mission of OPA is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by providing a forum in which artists can display their art in regional and national competitions. In addition, the organization is committed to providing educational opportunities to its members through its newsletter, critique program, scholarships, workshops, seminars, and demonstrations by today’s masters.