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Last chance to see national art exhibit

Over the years, the Oil Painters of America’s National Exhibition has garnered a reputation for being one of the premier art shows in the country.
Matt Stensland

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Earlier this summer the Steamboat Art Museum welcomed the Oil Painters of America’s 27th annual National Juried Exhibition.

The highly anticipated exhibit includes paintings from 250 of the best representational oil painters in North America, including 35 OPA Master painters.

In Steamboat Springs, the exhibition’s 250 paintings hung in the museum’s newly expanded 7,700-square-foot exhibition space. The paintings were selected from more than 1,500 entries submitted to the Oil Painters of America jury.

Steamboat Art Museum Executive Director Betse Grassby said over 8,000 visitors have visited the exhibit since it opened on June 1.

This oil painters exhibit is open through Labor Day weekend and will close Monday, Sept. 3. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The museum is located 807 Lincoln Ave.

Steamboat Art Museum will re-open on Sept. 28 with the Plein Air Exhibit, featuring the work that will be created by 60 artists who will gather in Steamboat from Sept. 22 to 29.


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