Oil Painters of America will hold its 26th National Juried Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, May 12 through June 10, 2017 at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Cincinnati, Ohio. Approximately 25 awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $100,000, including a $25,000 Best of Show. Convention events will include a plein air competition with awards, demonstrations, interviews and exhibitors. Juror of Awards will be distinguished Master Signature Artist William Whitaker OPAM. Deadline for online submissions is Friday, January 27, 2017. To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a paid 2017 member of OPA at an annual fee of $70. OPA is currently accepting new member applications. National Exhibition entry fee: $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second; only one painting may be accepted. Maximum size limit is 1200 sq. in.