Oil Painters of America Twenty-Seventh Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO,
from June 1 to September 3, 2018.
Oil Painters of America's Twenty-Seventh National Exhibition and Convention will be hosted by the Steamboat Art Museum (SAM), located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, from June 1 through September 3, 2018. Convention activities begin May 29 with the ever popular Wet Paint Competition. Cash and merchandise awards for the Wet Paint competition will be a minimum of $10,000. The opening reception will be held at SAM for artists, collectors, the public and the press on Friday, June 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The awards presentation will take place nearby at 8:15 p.m. at The Chief Theater. An extensive assortment of informative and educational seminars will be offered to OPA members and guests during the convention.
Located on the Yampa River, Steamboat Springs is known for its wide variety of activities for visitors of all ages. Fish Creek Falls offers a beautiful site for painting the 280' waterfall as well as being an enjoyable hiking area. Take a scenic gondola ride, tour the Yampa River Botanic Park or the Tread of Pioneers Museum. There are helicopter rides over the Yampa Valley as well as kayaking and floating down the river through the middle of town. Other activities include swimming in Old Town Hot Springs, golfing, horseback riding, hot air ballooning and fishing. Steamboat Springs offers something for everyone.