The NOAPS Master and Signature Exhibit for 2016 is sure to be a stunning show, hosted by one of the oldest and finest art galleries in Cincinnati. The Eisele Gallery is known for it’s offerings of 18th, 19th and 20th century American art as well as contemporary local, regional and national artists. The gallery most recently hosted the Oil Painter’s of America Eastern Regional Exhibit, and will host the OPA’s National show in 2017. The gallery’s owner, Doug Eisele, is excited about the NOAPS show, and is looking forward to the arrival of the paintings beginning November 1st.
If you are thinking about visiting the NOAPS Exhibit, be sure to check out the city’s art museums. The Taft Museum, a small art museum which boasts a fine collection of European and American art, is a “real gem” according to Doug Eisele. The museum is open Saturday and Sunday 11-5, and Tuesday – Friday 11-4; www.taftmuseum.org. Another museum for visitors is the Cincinnati Art Museum which houses African, Asian, Native American, European, and American art, textiles, photographs, and more. The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday 11-5; www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Other attractions in Cincinnati include the recently improved and developed Riverfront area, with many fine restaurants and shops. And don’t forget about the Bengals, who will host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, November 20!! (OK, I’m from Western New York…!)
There is one thing for sure…although you can view the selections of the NOAPS Master and Signature show online at www.NOAPS.org/html/sa_exhibitions.html, I can highly recommend seeing the show in person. I am always overwhelmed and delighted when I have seen a show online, and then in person. The colors will be richer, the images more powerful and moving. The impact that a painting has in person is no comparison to the digital image…and you will be sure to be inspired by this amazing selection of paintings by our foremost artists.