IN THE MEDIA
Lopa’s artwork has been featured in art galleries across the country, such as the Markman Galleries in Las Vegas, Gallery Four at the Garden State Art Plaza, Field of Dreams throughout the country, Artexpo in New York, Just Ducky in Chicago, and in several halls of fame memorabilia franchise stores. He has also been invited to paint live at World Series games and All-Star games and created commemorative artwork for several NFL Superbowls.
Over his professional career, Lopa’s paintings have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities across the country, including the American Cancer Society, Barbara Sinatra Children’s Hospital, Klein Family Learning Center, Jockey’s Guild, James Brown Cancer Center, the Leukemia Foundation, the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, and the Gail’s Angels Foundation.
MARIANO RIVERA New York Yankees Legend Signs Lopa Artwork
Legends Gallery in Chathum NJ hosted Mariano Rivea, Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 in one of his first signings since the pandemic. Mariano is see here signing "Exit Sandman" an original painting by William Lopa.
With his presence at the end of games, signaled by his foreboding entrance song " Enter Sandman ", Rivera was a key contributor to the Yankees' success in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
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The Rising of the American Spirit
September 29, 2021, Nutley, NJ-based artist Billy Lopa unveiled his painting,
The Rising of the American Spirit, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 911,
at the Nutley Historical Society on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.
Lopa donated this painting to the Nutley Historical Society where it will proudly
hang in the Nutley Museum along with the paintings of other great Nutley artists
dating back to the late 1800s and The Enclosure Artists' Colony.
This artwork honors our heroes and first responders along with everyone affected
by this tragedy. Lopa said he hopes his painting brings back the oneness of our
nation after the tragedy and how we all worked together.
Lopa has put brush to canvas to create vivid imagery of sports figures,
Hollywood stars, and superheroes and villains. The renowned artist said his
talent has brought him to many special places including Super Bowls and
meeting great athletes such as Muhammad Ali. Lopa said he is humbled by the
doors his art has opened for him.
His passion, however, incredibly extends beyond the capturing of images in motion. He has expanded his experience and expertise to uniquely reflect iconic figures in American history and beyond. His inspiration for his work is the miracle of life, which has recently contributed to his hunger and design of his paintings.
The Nutley artist continues the long line of artists that called Nutley home. Lopa makes Nutley proud.