NOAPS “Best of America” Exhibitions have become a magnet for fantastic art from all over the world. To be chosen from the hundreds of applicants just to participate is an honor. To be chosen for three or more Best of America Exhibits within five years shows a consistent standard of excellence that earns the artist the title of “Signature.” The fact that less than 130 artists have achieved this honor in the 24 years of NOAPS existence speaks to the difficulty of the task.
NOAPS is now working toward showcasing that level of talent in an annual special show for which only Signature Artists will be accepted. So far, we are looking at venues in the Northeast (Maine), West (California) and Southeast (Florida) to provide the artists not only good venues in which to exhibit, but also give them a great place to visit.
To underscore the importance of this level of achievement, NOAPS has appointed Cathy Pearson to oversee this segment of our membership with the goal of exhibiting Signature Artists’ work in places that would promote sales and increase the visibility of our most celebrated members. To insure these shows are literally “The Best of the Best”, future Signature shows will be juried by the Board to tailor the number of paintings to the sponsoring gallery’s space and time constraints. Entry fees will remain as low as possible based on the advertising requirements to insure good attendance.
NOAPS successful growth has expanded our reputation. As such, we want those most decorated artists to know what a special place they hold for us and for the art world. Be sure that your personal foot-print continues to enlarge by participating in as many of the competitions and exhibits that you can. NOAPS offers a great forum to show your ability to be among some of the best contemporary artists working today with increasing opportunities for advertising in national publications.
To those who are NOAPS Signature Artists, we thank you for your talent and participation. To those who would like to achieve that status, we hope you’ll continue to paint and apply to all NOAPS events so that we can work even harder to let art lovers see how very special you are.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT NOAPS SIGNATURE ARTISTS
The Masters of Art: Within the Signature Artist Group, there are seven artists that have achieved the Master of Art Designation. This honor is given to those artists that received an award in the Best of America Exhibit in three consecutive years. These artists have an special page within our website displaying their art: http://www.noaps.org/html/master_artists.html
The Workshop Grant Application Program:
A benefit for Signature Artists to help them promote their own workshop. NOAPS creates a special page in our website and endorses the workshop through all our Social Media. The process to obtain the grant is easy, free of charge, and NOAPS even contributes toward the cost of advertising in outside venues. Check this benefit in our website at: http://www.noaps.org/html/sa_exhibitions.html#GRANT
Signature Artist, Barbara Nuss, is conducting a workshop in Annapolis, MD the week-end of September 20 and 21. A big opportunity to learn with a great artist winner of several NOAPS recognitions: http://www.noaps.org/html/worshops_md.html#BARBARANUSSWORKSHOP2014
The Special Signature Artist Award: This year NOAPS is proud to introduce the Signature Artist Award, a separate $1000 Award sponsored by Blick Art Materials to be given to the Best Signature Artist painting in the Best of America Exhibit 2014.
See the entire list of NOAPS Signature Artists at: http://www.noaps.org/html/signature_artists.html