Sunday, May 19, 2013

"22nd Oil Painters of America National Exhibition"

I attended the reception and award ceremony of the 22nd OPA National Exhibition at the InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. It was a great reunion with so many artist friends. I was so happy seeing all of you. This photo shows me with two outstanding artists I think you all familiar with. Scott Burdick is my very first workshop teacher. We met more than a decade ago. He taught me the bold and expressive art style. John Michael Carter is an OPA Master. I love his wonderful narrative figurative paintings.

I was surprised when this year's OPA judge Sherrie McGrow announced that my painting "Awakening" won the Still Life Award of Excellence. I really appreciate that Oil Painters of America gives me such a honor. It gives me more inspiration to explore more in my art journey.

9 comments:

Mary Valente said...

What an honor. Congratulations. The painting is beautiful.

Mary Ann Reames said...

Congratulations, Qaing!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Congratulations!!

Marsha Carlson said...

Congrats. The light in 'Awakening" reminds me of the shining light in the orchid study.

Jo Castillo said...

Congratulations! We are going to New Mexico next week and we plan to stop in and see your work as we toodle through Fredericksburg. :-)

Anna Rose Bain said...

Congrats, Qiang! I wish I had been there to congratulate you in person! :-)

Barbara said...

Big congratulations!!!! You are wonderful!!!!

Carole Mayne said...

I am NOT surprised! I love this painting. Congratulations. You are ''Living the life You've Imagined" (Henry David Thoreau)

Jacky van der Spuy said...

congratulations, you deserve the award I think your art is great and I have learnt so much from reading your comments .