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Carmen Gordon: The Inward Significance “Humility”, 10.5×8.5, Oil, by Carmen Drake Gordon, Private Collection. Winner of Best of Show at the 2021 NOAPS Best of America Small Works National Juried Exhibition, Private Collection. The emotion in this winning painting by … Continue reading

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2021 Spring Online International Exhibition: Judge’s Choices by Christine Drewyer

Best of Show;   At the Threshold The very moment I look at this amazing piece of art, I am drawn into the figure and her story. The extraordinary skin tones, the exceptional balance of light and dark values which expertly … Continue reading

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Christine Drewyer: A Celebration of Beauty and Creation

Serenity is the first feeling that comes to mind when viewing “Golden Glimmer” by artist Christine Drewyer. The scene is idyllic, with a path beckoning us to enter. The play of light coming through the trees, the placid water and … Continue reading

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Paula Holtzclaw: Capturing the Atmosphere

“Sundown”, 13×20, Oil on Linen Panel, available at the 2021 NOAPS Best of America Small Works National Juried Exhibition, the Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC. The quiet warmth of the sunset is a scene that we always remember, but few capture … Continue reading

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Lee Alban: Setting Yourself Apart

“Stephanie-Lady of Steam”, Oil, 24×36 This highly detailed painting does more than just display an incredible skill, it tells a story. As the young lady looks into the light, we can see that she is probably hot, tired, but still … Continue reading

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Donna Nyzio: The Pull of the Subject

“4 Southern Belles”, Oil on Clayboard, 18×36, Winner of the Best Painting by a Signature or Master Artist in the 2020 NOAPS Best of America National Juried Exhibition at the Cutter & Cutter Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida. The painting by … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Robbins: Awards Judge Many thanks to our 2020 Fall Online International Exhibition Awards Judge, Elizabeth Robbins. Elizabeth is a Master Artist with the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society. As the judge, Elizabeth took many hours to look at … Continue reading

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Linda Dunbar: The Search for Excellence

  “Ricco of Black Wall Street”, 36×24, Oil, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas.  Winner of ‘Best People’ in the 2020 NOAPS Spring Online International Exhibition The very best portrait paintings always have a story to tell.  In Linda Dunbar’s painting … Continue reading

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Cathy Pitts: Mixing Realism and the Abstract

“Light Tapestry”, 47×57, Oil on Belgian Linen on Board, Private Collection.  Winner of Most Innovative from the 2020 NOAPS Spring Online International Exhibition.  Contact the artist at cathypittsart@aol.com. The swirling shapes of light and dark dance throughout the painting and … Continue reading

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Lori Putnam: In Pursuit of Light

“Sicilian Roots”, 20×24, Oil.  Winner of Best Use of Light and Color in the NOAPS 2020 Spring Online International Exhibition. It has been said that what makes for a good painting is not what you see, but what it makes … Continue reading

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