Saluda artist Jim Carson up for $75,000 awardPublished 7:31pm Friday, March 14, 2014
Jim Carson, Saluda artist, has had one of his paintings, “Farm House on Ivey Hill Road”, accepted to the 2014 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition for Traditional Oils, to be held at the Bennington Center for the Arts, in Bennington, Vt., June 4- July 27. The opening reception will take place on Saturday evening, June 7, followed by the awards presentation. This year’s Juror of Awards is Master Signature artist Charles Movalli.
The total amount of the awards is in excess of $75,000, including $25,000 for Best in Show.
The OPA has more than 4000 artists throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1991, the goal of the OPA National Show is to assemble the finest display of representational oil paintings. The focus of the selection process is to present paintings that show the highest quality in draftsmanship, color and composition, while emphasizing diversity in representational style and subject matter.
Carson’s’ painting is a local scene on Ivey Hill Road, in Henderson County. Carson also had a painting, “Social at the Market”, selected to the OPA Eastern Regional Show in Annapolis, Md., in 2013.
– article submitted by Jim Carson