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AMANDA LOVETT OPA. AWA
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AMANDA LOVETT OPA. AWA

Amanda Lovett’s family recognized there was a creative career in her future when her childhood doodles were actually detailed sketches of her father’s horses.

 

Amanda attended the Atlanta Portfolio Center where she studied Art Direction, Graphic Design, Photography and Illustration and joined the advertising firm of McDonald and Little as an Art Director at the young age of 19. She thrived in her creative role and gained invaluable experience and education in the position, giving her the confidence to start her own successful agency when McDonald and Little was later purchased and moved to New York.

In 1998, Amanda attended a watercolor landscape class with Frank Broadhurst, who she would later credit for starting her on a path as a painter. In 2004, after recently switching her focus to oils, Amanda made the commitment to going Pro.

With a never ending desire for growth, Amanda has studied under some of the country’s top professionals. This love for learning has driven her to continue her education at every opportunity and has translated into the desire to share her knowledge with others. She currently teaches workshops at venues across the southeast with a series of subject matters developed to build the core skills necessary for growth at any level.

Amanda has been accepted into numerous national and regional shows and organizations, as well as earning her Signature Status with Oil Painters of America and being named one of the “11 Artists to Collect Now: The Emerging Plein Air Painters You Need to Know” by Plein Air Magazine.  She is currently represented in several art galleries across the country.

Through her art, its Amanda’s goal to capture the vibrancy and energy most people miss in the simple moments of life.

Awards and Honors:

2023 Participating Artist at Ocean Reef Plein Air Invitational in the Florida Keys

2022 Juried into Plein Air New Bern as a Featured Artist, New Bern NC

2022 "Cream of the Crop" awarded Honorable Mention at Quinlan Visual Arts Center's 44th Annual Members Show - Gainesville GA

2022 "Crimson Moon" accepted into the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Fall International Online Exhibition

2022 Juried into the Quinlan Visual Arts Center's 44th Annual Members Show - Gainesville GA

2021 “In Good Company” accepted in the American Impressionist Society’s online exhibit

2021 “Driving Force" accepted into Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition Of

            Traditional Oils

2020 Named one of the “11 Artists to Collect Now: The Emerging Plein Air Painters You Need to Know”

         In the October November issue of Plein Air Magazine

2020 Best of Show, Paint Duluth 5 Plein Air adventure held in Duluth, GA

2020 "Under Cover" received an Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters Of America's International Wet  

           Paint Event

2020 Awarded Signature Status by American Women Artist

2020 "In Good Company" accepted into Oil Painters of America Virtual Salon Exhibition of Traditional Oils.

2020 "Crimson Moon" Won Best Nocturne Award, Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta GA.

2020 "Sunday Social" accepted into Reflections II Juried Show by The National League of American Pen

Women, Atlanta GA

2020 "Chasing Sunrise" accepted into Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils,

           RS Hanna Gallery, TX

2020 "Chasing Sunrise" accepted into AWA’s 2020 Spring Online Juried Show

2019 Awarded Signature Status by Oil Painters of America

2019 Invited to Participate, Olmsted Plein Air Invitational 2020, Atlanta GA

2019 Best of Show, Georgia Color Plein Air presented by Olmsted Arts, Eatonton, GA

2019 Accepted into Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition Of Traditional Oils

2019 Award of Merit, Pen Women "Reflections" Exhibition, Quinlan Visual Arts Center

2018 Awarded the Gadsden Art Assoc. Award of Excellence at the Southeastern Plein Air Invitational 

2017 Accepted into Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition Of Traditional Oils

2017 Award of Merit in American Women Artists 2017 spring online show

2016 Accepted in to The C.M. Russell Museum's Saturday Night Live Auction in Great Falls MT

2016 My Painting "Over the Top", was awarded 2nd place in the August BoldBrush Painting competition

2016 Selected as part of the jury's favorite 15% of the entries in the August BoldBrush Painting competition

2016 Accepted into Oil Painters of America Juried Salon Show Of Traditional Oils

2016 Accepted into American Women Artists National Juried Exhibition

2016 Accepted into Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition Of Traditional Oils

2016 Accepted into American Society of Marine Artists 17th National Exhibition, Museum Tour

2016 Award of Merit at the Southeastern Plein Air Invitational, Judge: Dawn Whitelaw

2016 Awarded the People's Choice award at the Southeastern Plein Air Invitational

2016 Selected as part of the jury's favorite 15% of the entries in the March BoldBrush Painting competition

2015 Accepted into Oil Painters of America's Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

2015 Accepted into the 16th Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition

2015 Two Paintings, Accepted in the Fourth Virginia Avery Memorial Juried Art Exhibition

2015 Voted Artist of the year by the Atlanta Branch of National League of American Pen Women, Inc.

2015 Accepted in the Booth Artists Guild exhibit at the Booth Western Art Museum Cartersville, GA