Oil Painters of America has asked me to conduct two interviews during the 25th National Exhibition & Convention to be held this week at Southwest Gallery in Dallas. Both interviews will take place on 13 May at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison, just down the road from Southwest Gallery.

The first interview (1:00-2:30PM) will be with OPA Master Signature artist, Jeff Legg. He has been named the distinguished artist of this year’s national show. It will be fun interviewing Jeff since we are longtime friends. Points of discussion will be his background, art training, career direction, painting motivation and process, sage advice, and plans for the future.

The second interview (3:00-4:30PM) will feature a distinguished panel of art collectors. “The Art of Collecting”, featuring¬†prominent art collectors, will include Hank and Mary Beckman (Texas), Jim Bruce (Oklahoma), Tim Newton (New York), and Tom Vining (Texas). We’ll discuss all aspects of collecting. Collectors, galleries, and artists will all benefit from this one.

OPA 2016 National - legg

OPA 2016 National - Pototschnik (1) - R

If you are an OPA member and have paid to attend the complete 5-day convention, these interviews are included in the price. Another option for members, and even non-members is to just purchase events for the day. You may go HERE for details.

If you can attend, I hope you’ll come by and say, “HI”.

John Pototschnik is an Art Renewal Center Associate Living Master
To view his art and bio, please click HERE