Show Preview | Signature Artists Exhibition

Osage Beach, MO
The Vine Wine Bar & Art Gallery, May 16-June 20

Cecy Turner, Morning Breakthrough, oil, 16 x 20.

Cecy Turner, Morning Breakthrough, oil, 16 x 20.

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The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society is presenting a special 
exhibition of works by its Master and Signature artists this month. The show takes place at The Vine Wine Bar & Art Gallery in a popular Missouri resort area located in the heart of the Lake of the Ozarks. Works by 43 artists hailing from 20 states are on view.

Each year the organization receives between 700 and 800 entries for its juried competitions, and this particular show features about 85 paintings. Among the participating artists are Paula Holtzclaw, Matt Linz, Jason Sacran, Miguel Malagon, Sarah van der Helm, and Hebe Brooks. Realizing that collectors and art lovers appreciate different styles, the organization tries to include traditional as well as contemporary art. Although mainly representational in style, the paintings vary from loose impressionism to tighter realism.

This is California artist Inna Cherneykina’s fourth year participating in NOAPS shows. Her impressionistic still life SUNDAY LEISURE is an expression of that time in the week when one has finished all the chores and can sit down and savor a good book, a cup of espresso, or a visit with a best friend. The flowers in the painting, Cherneykina adds, symbolize beauty and contribute, in her mind, to relaxation. “When I was planning a composition for this painting, it was a Sunday morning,” Cherneykina says. “And I decided to tell a story about one person’s morning spent at leisure.”

Landscape artist Cecy Turner, who splits her time between Texas and Colorado, is also a regular participant in NOAPS events. MORNING BREAKTHROUGH, on display in the show, is inspired by a locale near Pagosa Springs, CO. “I was captivated by the way the light hit the tops of the rocks and the edges of some of the pine trees as well as the way the sun filtered through the trees as it came up over the mountain,” Turner says. “I could have stayed there all day and painted.”

Collectors can purchase paintings at the show’s opening on May 16, through The Vine for the duration of the show, and online. —Bonnie Gangelhoff

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