Kristy McNelly has been accepted into
Oil Painters of America.
Oil Painters of America (OPA) is a non-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 artists throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1991, OPA is dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art. Its primary focus is to draw attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light.
The mission of OPA is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by providing a forum in which artists can display their art in regional and national competitions. In addition, the organization is committed to providing educational opportunities to its members through its newsletter, critique program, scholarships, workshops, seminars, and demonstrations by today’s masters.
Kristy McNelly’s oil “Hitched at Surrey Hill” has been accepted into the American Impressionist Society 4th Annual All member online exhibition. It was one of 269 to be selected out of 2,053 images.
Congratulations for your acceptance in the American Impressionist Society 4th Annual All Member Online Exhibition! We received 2,053 images for jurying and 269 images were juried into the exhibition.
Hitched at Surrey Hill
Louis Garcia and Kristy McNelly led a group of artists as they painted Tall ships together on July 8, 2023 for the Hill Country Council for the Arts at The AgriCultural Museum & Arts Center.
Kristy’s Painting Was Awarded 2nd Place in Lilac Festival Poster Contest!
Out of 82 contestants, Kristy McNelly’s painting of a carriage with lilacs on a street in Mackinac Island was selected in the Top 20, then awarded 2nd Place at the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, June 9th, 2023.