June 24, 2024
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Oil Painters Of America: Eastern Regional Exhibition At McBride Gallery

Mary Qian, “Gaze”, Oil at McBride Gallery
Mary Qian, “Gaze”, Oil at McBride Gallery

McBride Gallery, 215 Main Street, presents “Oil Painters of America: Eastern Regional Exhibition.” The reception to meet the artists is Sunday, October 20, from 1 – 4 pm. Awards will be presented at 2:00pm the exhibit run until November 17th.

This is the first time Oil Painters of America is bringing their prestigious organization’s exhibition to Maryland. Cynthia McBride said, “I am honored that McBride Gallery was invited to host the Eastern Regional OPA show this year. OPA is known for the high quality paintings done by their members. I have long supported and featured the art of representational painters, which is also the mission of Oil Painters of America.”

Special events include plein air painting sessions with a group critique on Friday, October 18, an artist talk by the awards juror, Nancy Howe, OPA on Saturday morning followed by a painting demonstrations by Michael J. Carter, OPAM. Contact the gallery to participate in these free events.

Events: All events are free and open to the public

Friday, October 18

8:30 – 9:00am Complimentary coffee at McBride Gallery

Parking is free on Main Street before 10:00am

9:00am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm

Plein Air painting sessions in Annapolis. Bring your painting supplies and join other OPA members for a great day of painting in historic downtown Annapolis. Local artists are welcome. All skill levels welcome.

5:00pm  Group critique by John Michael Carter, OPAM

Saturday, October 19

1:00pm – 2:00pm  “Painting a Brighter Future for Women” Art Talk by Awards Juror, Nancy Howe, OPA

3:00pm – 5:00pm Painting Demonstration by Master Signature artist, Michael J. Carter Michael J. Carter is one of America’s best known impressionists, whose work is admired by collectors and respected by his peers.

Sunday, October 20

1:00 – 4:00pm Reception to meet the Oil Painters of America artists

2:00pm Awards presentation by Awards Juror, Nancy Howe and OPA Executive Director, Kathryn Belligratis

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