EXCELLENCE DEFINED THROUGH PAINTING

“Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.”
– William Makepeace Thackeray.

Peppermint Pink by Laura Antony Size 18X24

Peppermint Pink by Laura Antony- Oil 18X24

Daily Grind by Barbara Jones-Oil-18X24

Daily Grind by Barbara Jones-Oil-18X24

NOAPS congratulates forty five artist members juried into the Salon International 2013!
The word Excellence is defined through these paintings. Please join us in the appreciation of these outstanding works of art.
This is the 12thannual Salon International with the main“goal to

Cross Country Ski Path by Ann Hardy-Oil-16X20

Cross Country Ski Path by Ann Hardy-Oil-16X20

Sounds of Silence by Paula Holtzclaw-Oil-16X20

Sounds of Silence by Paula Holtzclaw-Oil-16X20

recognize, exhibit, encourage, and promote artistic excellence worldwide”. The awards total more than $35,000 with the Best of Show receiving $8000 plus and article in American Art Collector.
One of the most prestigious exhibitions in the United States, The Salon International 2013, will

Spilled Dreams by Hebe Brooks -Oil- 20X30

Spilled Dreams by Hebe Brooks -Oil- 20X30

Along the Water's Edge by Lee Alban- Oil 16X24

Along the Water’s Edge by Lee Alban- Oil 16X24

take place at the beautiful Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art in San Antonio, Texas from April 13 until May 3, 2013.
As expressed by various NOAPS artists, it is an honor to be part of this exhibition that includes paintings from 44 states,

A Good Hair Day by Donald Curran-Oil-18X24

A Good Hair Day by Donald Curran-Oil-18X24

Monopoly by K. Henderson-Oil- 12X9

Monopoly by K. Henderson-Oil- 12X9

Washington, D.C., and 10 countries. The paintings in oil and acrylic stand for currently active artists of representational art worldwide. Eleven of the 45 artists are NOAPS Signature Artist Members. As a matter of fact, the cover page of the American Art Collector Magazine for April 2013 displays Grandpa’s Boat by NOAPS SignatureMember Jian Wu. Jian was inspired by “this old boat docked at the corner of a busy fishing market” and he “imagined the story hidden in the boat

Grandpa's Boat by Jian Wu-Oil- 16X20

Grandpa’s Boat by Jian Wu-Oil- 16X20

Spring Pastures by Barbara Nuss-Oil-16X20

Spring Pastures by Barbara Nuss-Oil-16X20

and the storms it had overcome.” On page 141 of the same magazine, Monopoly by Signature Member K. Henderson depicts “a nostalgic game board found in a thrift store.”
While most of the paintings are in oil, three works by NOAPS Members are exquisite art done in acrylics. Check the beautiful details

Chub by Carol Lee Thompson- Oil- 12X16

Chub by Carol Lee Thompson- Oil- 12X16

Recipe for a Beautiful Day by Beth Sistrunk-Oil- 12X16

Recipe for a Beautiful Day by Beth Sistrunk-12X16

in Lion Dancers by Karen Yee, a 14X18 acrylic painting. The oils are all superb and it is difficult to choose one over the other. It will be a tough job for the 2013 Exhibit Judge, Max Ginsburg.
All the art work from all 45 NOAPS artists is outstanding; just take a

Eye on the Ball by Amy Leung-Oil- 18X24

Eye on the Ball by Amy Leung-Oil- 18X24

Davenport December by Will Maller-Oil-18X24

Davenport December by Will Maller-Oil-18X24

look at Concerto of Petunias by Scott Royston sold even before the grand opening of the show. And, many of the artists have more than one painting in the exhibition. Paula Holtzclaw has four art pieces.
Due to space constraints we are unable to show all the paintings but we equally congratulate all NOAPS Members juried into the

Lacy Heirlooms by Hans Guerin-Oil-20X24

Lacy Heirlooms by Hans Guerin-Oil-20X24

Ritual by Joseph Henry Moniz-Oil-20X24

Ritual by Joseph Henry Moniz-Oil-20X24

Salon International 2013: Congratulations!
Lee Alban, Laura Antony, Hebe Brooks, Pat Carney, Jan Chapin, Donald Curran, Larry De Graff, Jeroln Dirks, Christine Drewyer, Ming Feng, Hans Guerin, Ann Hardy, Tom Heflin, K. Henderson, Kim Hill, Paula Holtzclaw, Suzanne

Silver Pipe by Cheng Lian-Oil-20X16

Silver Pipe by Cheng Lian-Oil-20X16

Isn't She Lovely by Namei Farshid-Oil- 20X16

Isn’t She Lovely by Namei Farshid-Oil- 20X16

Hughes Sullivan, Barbara Jones, Becky Joy, Amy Leung, Cheng Lian, Miguel Malagon, Will Maller, David Marty, Jane Mayer, Joseph Henry Moniz, Farshid Namei, Barbara Nuss, Carla Paine, Nancy Peach, Lana Rak, Christina Ramos, Elizabeth Robbins, Scott Royston, Ron Sanders, William Schneider, Erin Schultz, Beth Sistrunk, James Swanson, Carol Lee Thompson, Ann Kraft Walker, Jian Wu, Maria Yakov, Yan Yan Yang, Karen Yee.

Wilting Roses by Carla Paine-Oil-24X26.5

Wilting Roses by Carla Paine-Oil-24X26.5

Book and Cover by Ron Sanders-Oil-30X30

Book and Cover by Ron Sanders-Oil-30X30

Kimbal by Miguel Malagon-Oil-26X18

Kimbal by Miguel Malagon-Oil-26X18

Vashon Remedy by Erin Schultz-Oil-16X20

Vashon Remedy by Erin Schultz-Oil-16X20

The Blacksmith by Christina Ramos-Acrylic-30X24

The Blacksmith by Christina Ramos-Acrylic-30X24

Silver and Cantaloupe by Elizabeth Robbins-Oil-18X14

Silver and Cantaloupe by Elizabeth Robbins-Oil-18X14

Border at the Crossroad by Christine Drewyer-Oil-30X24

Border at the Crossroad by Christine Drewyer-Oil-30X24

Lion Dancers by Karen Yee-Acrylic-14X18

Lion Dancers by Karen Yee-Acrylic-14X18

Portal by William Schneider-Oil-20X10

Portal by William Schneider-Oil-20X10

All the paintings selected for this exhibition, the details, and sizes,  can be seen through the website listed below:

Concerto of Petunias by Scott Royston-Oil-24X20

Concerto of Petunias by Scott Royston-Oil-24X20

http://www.greenhousegallery.com/si/

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