A couple weeks ago, I sent off my application for the Oil Painters of America. I just got my response back this week that I was accepted! I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful organization and participate in their events.
For a long time I have felt like I needed to join some sort of organization, and I've always had my eye on the Oil Painters of America. They are a prestigious group that works hard to promote and encourage their artists. They provide numerous opportunities on both a regional and national level. It usually takes me quite a while to make a commitment to something like an organization. I want to be sure that I have the time and energy to put into it, otherwise I would just be wasting everyone's time. But my baby is 15 months old, and I felt like it was time that I get connected with this society. Since my artwork is both representational and traditional, it is a perfect fit.