Who knew sports and fine art could co-exist?
Sport artist Opie Otterstad will unveil the Chicago White Sox team painting, while being honored as the United States Sports Academy’s Sport Artist of the Year 2006 at Gallery 319 in Santa Monica on Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. The art show is open to the public. Otterstad is painting the Chicago White Sox World Series team a year after doing the same for the Boston Red Sox. The original painting is for sale and will be officially licensed by Major League Baseball.
In December, Otterstad was named the 2006 sport artist of the year by the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA).
Otterstad was among hundreds of sports artist from around the world nominated for this prestigious annual award. The ASAMA art committee, which consists of respected national artists and curators, vote annually to decide the world’s top sport artist.