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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition

I've been a little delayed getting our past events and such onto the blog lately, but I definitely didn't want to leave this one off!

One of our big events of the last few months would have to be the opening reception of the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition, held over the weekend of October 15, 2010. Charles' still-life painting "Remnant of Empire" was chosen as one of only 98 finalists in this prestigious show. It was hosted this year by the Walls Gallery of Fine Art in Wilmington NC. Close enough to us for a road trip!

The opening weekend was scheduled chock-full of painting demonstrations and lectures by OPA Master Signature members and the exhibition itself was full of beautiful art. We met some new friends and re-met some old ones. (We also slipped out a few times to enjoy the beautiful weather!) Dinner Saturday night was on the pier at the Oceanic Restaurant in Wrightsville Beach. Great food, new friends and a chilly ocean breeze wrapped up the weekend.

The Walls Gallery still has the complete exhibit available to view on their website, if you're interested.

Photos we took during the opening weekend and reception are also available to peruse in an album on Charles' Facebook page.

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