Fine Art & the Magic City

The Nationally Acclaimed Oil Painters of America will hold its 2019 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils at Birmingham’s own Beverly McNeil Gallery October 10 through November 11.

Birminghamians will soon have the rare opportunity to experience—and purchase—some of the most exceptional oil paintings from across the eastern half of the United States and Canada. From October 10th through November 11th, incredibly accomplished and highly decorated artists, as well as serious collectors and art enthusiasts, will descend upon Birmingham’s Beverly McNeil Gallery for the Oil Painters of America’s 2019 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition. “Being invited to host this beautifully curated exhibit at the Beverly McNeil Gallery is certainly a highlight of my career,” says gallery owner Beverly McNeil.

Of the 1,200 artist submissions, only 100 artists are selected for this exhibition, which is considered among the premier art shows in the country. The oil paintings will feature works in a wide range of subject matters and styles, from still lifes and landscapes to figuratives and florals. And many of the leading artists featured in this show are part of a master-to-pupil lineage that can be traced back to the 18th-century masters.

I have been in the fine art business for over 30 years and have taken great pleasure in helping art patrons find just the right pieces for their homes and businesses. It’s very rewarding to see clients connect with a piece of art that they truly love and that enhances their personal collection. —Beverly McNeil

“We will have several days of exciting and informative events including an opening reception and awards ceremony; a lecture from the OPA’s current president, Kurt Anderson; and live painting demos from master artists John Michael Carter and Roger Dale Brown,” says gallery director Brittany C. Barnes. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Birmingham to view and collect artwork from nationally recognized artists without having to leave the city.”

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To purchase a painting from this year’s exhibition, visit Beverly McNeil Gallery. You also can contact the gallery at 205.328.1761, or see the entire exhibition online at

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Lauren Helmer

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