Christopher Groves








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Christopher E . Groves OPA, ASMA


Florence Academy of Art, Italy

CAA Atelier Colorado– Classical Academy (2001-2004)

Lead Landscape Instructor CAA Atelier Colorado (2004-2008)

Colorado University, BFA Environmental Design/Architecture

Professional Affilations

OPA Oil Painters of America Signature Membership

AIS American Impressionist Society

ASMA American Society of Marine Artists Signature Membership

PAPSE Plein Air Painters of the Southeast

Honors and Awards

OPA National Juried Exhibition 2016, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX

Virtuosos of the OPA Exhibition 2015, Salmagundi Club, NYC, NY

OPA National Juried Exhibition 2014, Bennington Fine Art, Bennington, VT

Signature Membership Elected 2014, Oil Painters of America

CM Russell Museum STB Juried Invitational 2014 Landscape- Great Falls MT

OPA Eastern Juried Exhibition 2013, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland

American Impressionist Society 14th Annual National Juried Exhibit 2013

OPA Salon National Juried Exhibition 2013, Crooked Tree, Petosky, MI

Award of Excellence Best Seascape for “Gesture”

OPA National Juried Exhibition 2013, InSight Gallery, Fredricksburg, TX

Signature Membership Elected 2013, American Society of Marine Artists

ASMA Regional Juried Exhibition 2013, Quinlan Art Museum, Gainsville, GA

OPA Eastern Juried Exhibition 2012, Bennington Fine Art, Bennington, VT

Awarded Silver Medal for “At A Peaceful Pace”

OPA National Juried Exhibition 2012, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO

The Bennington “Artists for the New Century” Invitational 2012 Bennington, VT

CM Russell Museum STB Juried Invitational 2012 – Landscape- Great Falls MT

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 2012 Juried Invitational Montgomery AL

American Impressionist Society 12th Annual Natl Juried Exhibit 2011, Carmel CA

OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition 2011, Addison Gallery, Orleans, MA

Salon International 2010, Still Life - San Antonio, TX

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 2010 Art Auction Live Montgomery AL

International Autumn Painting Challenge and Competition" 

Awarded Gold for First Prize in Oil for “A State of Becoming”

CM Russell Museum Masters in Miniature 2009 Still Life Great Falls MT

Salmagundi Club Open Exhibit, Still Life- New York NY

Oil Painters of America Eastern, Still Life – Richland Fine Art, Nashville, TN 2008

Hilton Head Art League – National Juried Art Exhibit 2008

Arts for the Parks – Top 100 – 2007 and 2008

Winner Jurors Award for “Santee”

Selected Artist to paint 9th and 10th Bishops of Colorado (Denver)

"Lemons and Leaves" 14" x 24" sold