2016 Artists Overview

Jill Basham

Chesapeake Bay, MD  

Returning to the OPAI in 2016; Jill Basham’s recent recognition includes Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition 2015; Plein Air Texas, 2015 - San Angelo Museum of Fine Art Permanent Collection Museum Purchase Award; Best Maryland Artist, Plein Air Easton! 2015; "BoldBrush" Award (First Place), January, 2015; Salmagundi Club Artist Member Award Winner: 106th Annual Thumb Box Exhibition in 2014; National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Association: "Best Landscape", Spring 2014; National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Association: "Best Landscape", Spring 2014; Third Place, Plein Air Easton 2012. Ms. Basham’s work hung in the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka as part of U.S. Department of State's "Art in Embassies Program".

Publications:

Plein Air Magazine, Featured Artist, August/September, 2015 issue; Plein-Air Magazine/Outdoor Painter: Article, "Why This Works", an analysis of work for painting, "Bath County Beauty"