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National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 27th Annual BEST OF AMERICA Exhibition
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 27th Annual BEST OF AMERICA Exhibition

Victor entered his painting, Eagle's Nest in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 27th Annual BEST OF AMERICA Exhibition. Since 1991, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) has been showcasing the remarkable talents of thousands of oil and acrylic painters.

Victor Blakey - Eagle's Nest

Victor Blakey, Eagle's Nest

American Plains Artists 32nd Annual Juried Exhibit
ARC 12th International Salon Finalist in Portraiture

Victor has included his painting Buddies in the American Plains Artists 32nd Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale. The 2017 Awards Juror is Alfredo Rodriguez.

Victor Blakey - Buddies

Victor Blakey, Buddies

Breckenridge Fine Arts Center
Breckenridge 26th Annual Art Show & Competition

Happy to announce Victor will show two fo his Western paintings, Roping a Calf and Prince in the Breckenridge 26th Annual Juried Art Show & Competition. This year's juror is John Cook, whos exhibitions include the prestigious W H Patterson gallery in London, with members of Parliament visiting. As well as shows in New York, Colorado, California, Florida, South Carolina, Indiana, Arizona, and many venues from Texas and Oklahoma.

Victor Blakey - Roping a Calf

Victor Blakey, Roping a Calf

Victor Blakey - Prince

Victor Blakey, Prince

 Oil Painters of America  26th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
Oil Painters of America Juried Exhibition

Victor entered his painting of Precious and was accepted into the Oil Painters of America’s Twenty-sixth Annual National Exhibition to be held at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Cincinnati, Ohio from May 12 through June 10, 2017.

Artist Spotlight, Southwest Art Magazine
Artist Spotlight, Southwest Art Magazine

Victor Victor was chosen as a Spotlight Artist in the May, 2017 edition of Southwest Art Magazine along with his painting, Precious.

Victor Blakey - Old Red

Victor Blakey, Precious, oil, 30 x 40

ARC 12th International Salon Finalist in Portraiture
ARC 12th International Salon Finalist in Portraiture

Victor was selected as a finalist in Portraiture with his painting The Girl Next Store in the 12th International ARC Salon Competition. This year there were 1,006 finalist works by 640 artists from 63 countries, representing 32% of works submitted.

Victor Blakey - The Girl Next Store

Victor Blakey, The Girl Next Store

National Greeley Art Exhibition 2017
National Greeley Art Exhibition 2017

Victor has been invited to show his painting, Blaze in Northern Colorado’s Premier Art Show. The National Greeley Art Exhibition April 28, 29, 30, 2017. This national juried show is dedicated to funding scholarships to outstanding Weld County Students who desire to pursue careers in the arts.

Victor Blakey - Blaze

Victor Blakey, Blaze

OA Gallery, The Beauty of Botanicals
OA Gallery, The Beauty of Botanicals

Beginning June 3, 2016, St. Louis residents will have the opportunity to experience some of the world's finest botanical artwork, created by members of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), at The Beauty of Botanicals: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Botanical Art, hosted by OA Gallery, the premier representational art gallery in St. Louis.

National Greely Art Exhibition 2016
National Greely Art Exhibition 2016

A large crowd was on hand at the reception and awards presentation of the 2016 50th Anniversary of the National Greeley Art exhibition held at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley CO April 29, 2016. Juror Don Weller had his job cut out to jury 100 pieces of two dimension and nine pieces of three dimension art from the 374 entries for the show.

2016 Spring National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society International on-line Exhibit
2016 Spring National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society International on-line Exhibit

Victor entered his painting, Rampage in the 2016 Spring National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society International on-line Exhibit. Since 1991, the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) has been showcasing the remarkable talents of thousands of oil and acrylic painters.

Cowboy True Art Exhibit & Auction 2016
Cowboy True Art Exhibit & Auction 2016

Cowboy True is a celebration to honor actual cowboys and the art, gear and trappings that come from their daily lives. This unique weekend of cowboy art, music and food will be held at Bridwell Agriculture Center on 111 N. Burnett in Wichita Falls, TX on April 1 & 2 , 2016.

Exhibit and show hours: Friday, April 1: Set up, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Bridwell Ag Center garage doors open from 8:00a.m.-11:00a.m.; doors will close at 11:00a.m.); Art show judging, 4:00 p.m.; Opening reception and exhibit, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2: Public viewing of exhibit, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Exhibit, dinner and auction, 5:30p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Artistic Excellence Competition sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine
Southwest Art Magazine

Victor was selected as 1 of 13 finalists chosen in Southwest Art magazine's, Artistic Excellence Art Competition. As a finalist, Victor's work Brahma Bull, "Old Red" was published in the Dec. 2015 issue, Southwest Art magazine Artistic Excellence Portfolio and on the Southwest Art website.

What inspired this painting? "The Old West comes to life twice daily when genuine Texas cowhands drive a herd of Texas longhorns down Exchange Avenue in Fort Worth, TX. That is where I first saw Old Red on a hot July day, with his head hung low and looking hot and tired. I knew I had to capture that iconic face."

Victor Blakey - Old Red

Victor Blakey, Old Red, oil, 24 x 36

See more of Victor's work featured in the following Southwest Art magazine issues:

  • Nationally Emerging Artists, Sep 2015
  • Ones to Collect, Oct 2015
  • Art of Texas, Mar 2016
  • Off the Easel, May 2016
  • Ones to Collect, Oct 2016
  • Art of Texas, Mar 2017
  • Art of Texas, May 2017
Mountain Oyster Art Show
Mountain Oyster Art Show

The Contemporary Western Art Show and Sale Will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2015 in the Mountain Oyster Club. The Mountain Oyster Art Show is one of the oldest and best known contemporary western art shows in the country. For forty three years both emerging and established western artists have shown their works in the historic setting of the Mountain Oyster Club. Each year there are approximately 200 artist participants representing over 400 works seen by the public for the very first time.

Cottonwood Art Festival
Cottonwood Art Festival

Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual event which features works from the nation's top visual artists. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas, this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for over forty years.

The festival is Saturday, October 3, 10 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday, October 4, 10 AM to 5 PM. Cottonwood Park is located at 1321 W. Belt Line Road, one block east of Coit Road in Richardson, TX. Parking and admission are free. The artists’ works are available for purchase, as are food and beverages, and some children’s events require a fee.

Western Trappings On The Llano 2015
Western Trappings On The Llano 2015

After completing 2 successful years, Western Trappings on The Llano is excited about the 2015 exhibit and sale. Several changes were made this year with the most important being the opening date of the exhibit has been moved to September 18, 2015 and the ending date has moved to November 15, 2015. The exhibit will be held in the Llano County Historical Museum, located at 310 Bessemer. We are excited about these changes and look forward to seeing everyone in Llano, Texas for a great time and a great exhibit.

Exhibit opens September 19, 2015 – open to the general public 9 am to 5 pm and during normal museum hours for the duration of the exhibit. Free admission.

Auction – September 19, 2015 – 1 pm at the American Legion Hall.

Breckenridge Fine Arts Center
Breckenridge Fine Arts Center

We're on our way for the 24th Annual Juried Art Show, Competition and Sale with this year's juror, Randy Meador, voted Texas Watercolorist of the Year twice. The exhibition will be in our Main and East Galleries from July 28th through September 5th, 2015. This is an international as well as national show. Competition includes 2D and 3D art awarding $6000 in prize money.Join us in Oklahoma for the 2015 Arts Festival! Saturday, August 30 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Sunday, August 31 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday, September 1 11:00 am to 4:00 pm