2014 will be our 10th Year Celebration!!
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Congratulations to our Award Winners this year!
Comments from the Awards Judge, Jennifer Cavan!
"My overall thoughts on the show....both categories were hard to judge... there was a lot of really strong work. I judged each piece independently...opened each one up as a separate window. However, I did sometimes wonder about an individual artist and 3 pretty disparate works...made me wonder what their true "style" was. Still, I think I got past that with looking at each piece independently. Also, I found the signatures on some of the smaller pieces distracting. I participate in some shows where the signature cannot be visible..you have to photoshop them out. Some of the photos were not of as strong a quality as others and I do think that may have hurt those entries chances...Many of my choices were very realistic pieces but I think I would have enjoyed seeing more works with a loose feel to them. But, certainly, that is just my opinion, and not necessarily next year's judge's.
I commend all the entries. You made the judging a difficult task."
Thank you Jennifer!
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to become a part of this active international organization of artists seeking to further the advancement of oil pastels as a fine art medium. Click the "How To Join" link to learn more about how you can become an active member! 2013 will be our 9th year online as a Society. We hope you will join us in making it our best year ever!
As A Member you'll find...
exciting news and information about upcoming shows, workshops, and any other events involving the oil pastel medium. The Oil Spiel is now featured as a blog hosted by Pat Isaac. Information from the membership will be posted. You can sign up by choosing the Oil Spiel link on this page. Read it online or subscribe for email delivery. If you're on Facebook, consider participating with the Oil Pastel group. A link is provided.
An Artist Gallery and Members Only Annual Show...
are special features available to all members whose dues are current. By clicking on the OPS Member Artist link, you will find our listing of artist members. To view each gallery, simply click on the name of an artist. We offer an Associate Membership for all who wish to participate in the Society and a juried Professional and Signature Membership.
Our Annual Members Only Show is a highlight of the year with award winners selected by an independent judge, and awards announced on the opening of the show.
Artists who join the Society after the opening of the Member Show each year are automatically paid in full for the next year's membership. Membership renewals are on an annual basis, January 1 thru December 31.
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