After awaiting a portfolio review over the last few weeks, I'm very happy to announce that I've officially been accepted as a member of the Oil Painters of America! I've participated in a few of their exhibitions in the past, and have really enjoyed learning about their mission and dedication to the preservation of representational art.
Though there have been many national watercolor and pastel societies, OPA is the first national organization to be established for the sole purpose of representing traditional, representational oil painters.
Thank you very much to the Membership Committee who have been exceptionally welcoming. I'm very pleased to be able to participate, now as a member!