EVENTS.

UPCOMING OPAS EVENTS.

Interested in hosting a Paint Out? Need some guidance on how or when? Contact our Paint Out Coordinator, Carol Cosgrove.

“Mount Vernon area, Farm Paint Out” – Mt. Vernon, OH

Saturday, Oct 14, 2017

Date and time – Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, 9am – 3pm
Location/Registration –19520 Nunba Road, Howard OH 43028, #740-398-7995
OPAS Host: Karen LaValley

Karen’s friend, Janet Kohr,  has invited OPAS to paint on her property about 10 miles North of Mount Vernon. She has acres of land, ponds, wildflowers, beautiful prairie grasses, vistas and an old barn. Janet has a golf cart if any artists need it to get around.  Karen says it’s a beautiful painting location and is our OPAS host.

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“Paint Out at Glacier Ridge Metro Park” – Columbus, OH

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Date and time – Sunday, Aug. 5, 2017, 9am – 1:30pm
Location –Glacier Ridge Metro Park, 9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City, OH
OPAS Host: Carol Cosgrove

Paint at the park 9-1:00, then head one mile north to the home of Carol Cosgrove for pot luck meal at 10537 Spindle Lane, Plain City

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2018 Curated Show at the Riffe Gallery and Southern Ohio Museum

The Ohio Plein Air Society Show: Creating Identity from Place
At The Riffe Gallery in Columbus, then traveling to the Southern Ohio Museum in Portsmouth

A curated, Plein Air Gallery Exhibition

Show dates:
At the Riffe Gallery: July 26 – October 13, 2018
At the SOM: January 26 – April (?), 2019

Download Printable Prospectus/Letter

ENTRIES to be considered by the Curator, Charlotte Gordon:
Entry Deadline: April 1, 2017
Images –  3 sent by email or DVD. See info below.
Entry Fee: FREE.  These entries are not what you are hoping to get into the show, rather entries to peek the interest for the curator

A letter from our curator, Charlotte Gordon, Artistic Director, Southern Ohio Museum:

Dear Ohio Plein Air Society painters,

I have accepted the challenge, both exhilarating and daunting, to curate an exhibition of the Ohio Plein Air Society painters, a group I have come to respect through many years of interaction. This exhibition will open at the Riffe Gallery in July, 2018, and then open at the Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center in January, 2019. The exhibition is underwritten by the Ohio Arts Council. 

Not taking this task lightly, I have been reflecting deeply on the concept of identity of place, how we are effected by place, and how the two are inextricably intertwined. Place identity is a core concept in the field of environmental psychology which proposes that identities form in relation and response to environments, and is a concept upon which many psychological theories of human–environment relations are built.

Neighborhood foods, smells, materials, and structures can tell us a lot about who lives, works, and visits there. The narratives we hold from the memories of those spaces and places help to shape who we are. Rolling hills, flat plains, water- both still and moving- contribute to our self-perceptions.

Plein Air painters deepen our understanding, our perception of, and our response to our environment and heighten our awareness of our surroundings, recording specifics of time, place, light, color, and feel of place- the facts of the landscape surrounding us.

Ohio offers unique environs which, in turn, contributes to our distinctive identity and place within the Midwest and the entire Country. While the scenery may shift from River to Lake, from Pennsylvania to Indiana, it remains singularly Ohio.

It is with these sentiments in mind, that I undertake my assignment.

If you wish to be considered for the exhibition, Creating Identity from Place, please submit to me 3 images that represent your work at the addresses provided below. These are not the images that will be selected for the exhibition, but images from which I will form a list of studios to visit over the coming months. Please include an email, mailing address, and phone number.

Only members in good standing with OPAS can be considered for this exhibition, so check on your dues!

Please look at the calendar carefully. The works will be committed for 10 months. The possession of paintings sold will occur after the closing at Southern Ohio Museum.

I appreciate all that OPAS brings to Ohio. You are an important, vital group.

Thank you very much and I look forward to hearing from you.

Fondly,

Charlotte Gordon
Artistic Director
Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH

Please send images to:

Digital Email submissions to: charlotte@somacc.com
Or Photo submissions: PO box 990, Portsmouth, OH 45662

“Creating Identity from Place”

Exhibition Timeline:

April 1, 2017- submission of representative images due

April- October 2017- Studio visits

November 1- Notification of those accepted/declined

December 2017- checklist of paintings due- with high-resolution images to the Riffe Gallery

Early July 2018- (Exact date TBA) paintings due at the Riffe Gallery

July 26, 2018- opening reception Riffe Gallery

July 27, 2018, 12:00 noon-1:00- lunchtime gallery talk with the Curator

October 13, 2018- closing of the Riffe Gallery

January 26, 2019- Exhibition opens at Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center

April, 2019- (Date TBA) Exhibition closing reception with paint-out in Portsmouth

2018 Juried Show at Group Ten Gallery in Kent, OH

The Ohio Plein Air Society Show
Show dates:
May 16-June 23, 2018

Lots of details to come on this one.

Right now we know that Jody Crow has agreed to be the OPAS Chair for this show.

The opening reception will be Friday May 18, 2018 from 5-8.

Group Ten Gallery website: www.GroupTenGallery.com.
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9;00-5;00 and Saturdays 12:00-5:00

The 14th Annual Ohio Plein Air Society Competition, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2017
The 2017 Ohio Plein Air Society Competition will be held in Cuyahoga County

We will begin stamping at 6:00 pm on Thursday, Sept. 28 and you can start painting on Thursday night if you wish. We will again be collaborating with BAYarts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140. This will be the location of stamping and the competition activities on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.

NOTE: Times have changed this year to allow you to start painting on Thursday night or first thing Friday morning.

NEW THIS YEAR: Giancarlo Calicchia Open Studio Reception, Friday evening, Sept. 29, (times to come) 722 Literary Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113
Giancarlo is an artist, master sculptor, and founder of Calicchia Stone Industries Inc. Check out his website for more: www.giancarlocalicchia.com
A great opportunity to gather in the Tremont area of Cleveland. We can then hang around afterwards and paint nocturnes in the area.

GALLERY SHOW: BAYarts is offering to have a month-long show of work created during the weekend in their gallery. More info to come.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

JUDGE: Dawn Whitelaw

Two ways to register and pay below. You can register & pay online! We make it easy to register and pay in full online with any major credit card or with PayPal. You can also register or pay a deposit by printing and filling out the registration form once it is available and mail your check or money order, payable to OPAS  to: OPAS Treasurer, P.O. Box 14926, Columbus, OH 43214

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ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

LOCATION:

• CUYAHOGA COUNTY is the area for the Competition, including the Cuyahoga National Forest

•There are many beautiful areas to paint in/around Bay Village, OH and throughout Cuyahoga County

•Although you can paint anywhere in the county, we will have even more ‘special sites’ available where artists can paint this year. As in previous years, we will have information (addresses, descriptions, etc.) in your packets and photos of the areas at BAYarts.

JUDGE: We are excited to announce that Dawn Whitelaw will be our distinguished juror this year!
Dawn Whitelaw is one of the artists in residence at On Track Studios in Franklin, Tennessee.  She is a founding member of the Cumberland Society of Painters and a charter member of the Chestnut Group.  Ms. Whitelaw is currently on the faculty of the Peninsula School of Art and the Portrait Society of America, where she holds the office of Vice Chairman. In recent years, The Plein Air Convention and Expo featured her as an instructor in their conventions in Nevada and California and she was on the faculty for the first Plein Air South event.  She currently travels the country to conduct workshops in oil painting principles and drawing.  Dawn is an enthusiastic plein air painter receiving 2nd place awards in the Door County Plein Air Festival in both 2014 and 2015.  In recent years, she has won awards in The Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, the Piedmont Plein Air Paint Out and in Plein Air Richmond.

Dawn will also conduct a 3-day workshop following the competition. For more info, click on the workshop tab above, or Click here to register!

COMPETITION AWARDS

•Best of Show $1000

•1st Place $750; 2nd Place $500; 3rd Place $350

•Artists’ Choice Award $300

•Up to Five Honorable Mention Awards $150 each

•QuickDraw winner receives amount collected ($10 to participate)

•Several “Awards of Excellence”; will be announced at the Competition!

ENTRY FEES (non-refundable)

•Competition Fees:

◦OPAS Members: $50

◦Non-OPAS Members: $80

◦QuickDraw Competition (optional): $10 cash day of event

•Checks made payable to Ohio Plein Air Society or you may enter online and pay through PayPal

•Mail check with completed entry form before Monday, September 25, 2017, to:
OPAS
ATTN: Competition Entry
PO Box 14926
Columbus, OH 43214

DISCLAIMER: We’re a non-profit that is run by volunteers. We will do our best to keep you safe, but painting outdoors is inherently risky. You may be run over by a car or a cow, struck by lightning, fall off a curb or a cliff or get poison ivy. Therefore, if you participate, you do so at your own risk – to life, limb, and art work.

CHECK-IN & SURFACE STAMPING – BAYarts in Bay Village, Ohio

Artists must be preregistered, checked-in, and have their painting surfaces stamped before painting. Unstamped surfaces will NOT be eligible for judging nor the ‘wet paint’ sales. OPAS will stamp only plain, unpainted canvas, panels, or watermedia/pastel paper or paper/board supports. Surfaces may be toned with a uniform ground.

WET PAINT SALES/SHOW

• All sales go through BAYarts. Sales during the competition and wet paint sale are subject to a 30% commission rate.

•There will be a designated area for participating artists to Show and Sell other paintings done during the competition weekend on Sunday, Oct. 1, near BAYarts

•Only work completed during the Competition will be eligible for the Wet Paint Sale.

DAILY ITINERARY

Thursday, Sept. 28 – EARLY STAMPING THIS YEAR!

•6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artists will be able to check-in and get canvases STAMPED EARLY this year.

Friday, Sept. 29 – COMPETITION: PAINTINGS TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OHIO

•8:00 a.m. – 10:00 am Check-in/Stamping at BAYarts in Bay Village, Ohio

Saturday, Sept. 30 – COMPETITION: PAINTINGS TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OHIO

•8:00-10:00 AM – Check-in/Stamping @ BAYarts in Bay Village, Ohio

•7 PM – 9 PM Pot Luck Dinner and Social – BAYarts

Sunday, Oct. 1 – COMPETITION: PAINTINGS TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OHIO (Times are subject to change)

•9:00 – 10:00 AM – Competition Painting Delivery to BAYarts, 28795 Lake Road Bay Village, Ohio 44140
IMPORTANT: If your painting is not delivered by 10:00 AM your painting will not be entered in the jurying

•10:00 – 10:30 – QuickDraw Registration

•10:30 – 12:30 – QuickDraw Competition IMPORTANT NOTE: The QuickDraw is 2 hours again this year. You must return with your painting BEFORE 12:30 to be eligible

•10:00 – 11:30 – Judging for Competition

•12:00 – 2:00 Competition painting area open for public viewing

•12:30-1:00 – Judging for Quick Draw

•1:00 PM – Awards Presentation

•10:00 – 2:00 PM – Wet Paint Show/Sale Only works created over the weekend (with stamp) are eligible for the wet paint sale

Please check our Facebook page for information about groups renting rooms/houses, etc.

A Plein Air WORKSHOP with Award Winning Artist, Dawn Whitelaw, AISM

WHEN? Monday, Oct. 2 through Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
WHERE? Home base will be at BAYarts in Bay Village, Ohio
HOW MUCH? $395 FOR OPAS MEMBERS, $430 FOR NON-OPAS MEMBERS

  

Two ways to register and pay below. You can register & pay online! We make it easy to register and pay in full online with any major credit card or with PayPal. You can also register or pay a deposit by printing and filling out the registration form by clicking on the “Download Form” button and mail your check or money order, payable to OPAS  to: OPAS Treasurer, P.O. Box 14926, Columbus, OH 43214

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Dawn Whitelaw is one of the artists in residence at On Track Studios in Franklin, Tennessee. She is a founding member of the Cumberland Society of Painters and a charter member of the Chestnut Group. Ms. Whitelaw is currently on the faculty of the Peninsula School of Art and the Portrait Society of America, where she holds the office of Vice Chairman. In recent years, The Plein Air Convention and Expo featured her as an instructor in their conventions in Nevada and California and she was on the faculty for the first Plein Air South event. She currently travels the country to conduct workshops in oil painting principles and drawing. Dawn is an enthusiastic plein air painter receiving 2nd place awards in the Door County Plein Air Festival in both 2014 and 2015. In recent years, she has won awards in The Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, the Piedmont Plein Air Paint Out and in Plein Air Richmond.

Painting Plein air is one of the best ways to improve painting skills.
This class will focus on bringing up the level of basic painting skills such as design, color harmony, drawing, brushwork and edges. The goal for the class is not to change participants style or basic approach, but to help refine and define personal viewpoints. Class size is limited to maximize individual instruction. Demo, lecture, group instruction and critique round out the class.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: All fees and registration materials must be submitted by Sept. 18, 2017. 

◦A $250 deposit is due upon registration in order to save your place in the workshop and is refundable up until Sept. 18, 2017, less a non-refundable $100 administration fee.

◦The balance due must be paid prior to Sept. 18, 2017; after that date, all payments are nonrefundable.

◦Workshops cancelled by the Ohio Plein Air Society will be promptly and fully refunded.

By registering you will automatically accept the above terms and rules and absolve the Ohio Plein Air Society from all liability that may arise as a result of your participation in any workshop at its locations.

Teachers

The following OPAS members teach classes, workshops and / or demos. Please contact these OPAS members directly to be added to their mailing lists.

Mary Ann Davis
Phone: 317-254-1286
Email: ma@madavisart.com
Carolyn E. Lewis
Phone: 330-929-4509
Email: carolyn@lewisstudio.com
Debra Joyce Dawson
Phone: 740-927-3078
Email: debrajoycedawson@earthlink.net
Jack Irwin Liberman
Phone: 330-666-1141
Email: jacklstudio@yahoo.com
Mark Gingerich
Phone: 614-879-9347
Email: mark@markgingerich.com
Fran Mangino
Phone: 614-891-6558
Email: midlifemama@hotmail.com
Larry Golba
Phone: 419-891-1988
Email: lsgolba@bex.net
Chuck Marshall
Phone: 513-404-3161
Email: marshallstudio@aol.com
Ray Hassard
Phone: 513-941-1116
Email: ray@rayhassard.com
Dino Massaroni
Phone: 330-388-9024
Email: DinoStudio@aol.com
Chris Leeper
Phone: 330-718-0517
Email: leepart@zoominternet.net
Vivian Ripley
Phone: 614-451-6254
Email: fjr68@mac.com

 Lakeside Plein Air Art Festival, July 14-16

The Plein Air Art Festival will begin on Friday, July 14 when more than 30 plein air artists across the Midwest will arrive to paint outdoor landscapes until Sunday, July 16

To participate, complete the 2017 Plein Air Art Festival Registration Form by Monday, July 10.

Plein air artists will be painting scenes across the grounds, and Lakesiders are invited to watch them paint throughout the weekend.

This three-day event ends on Sunday, July 16 with a collaborative effort blending the artistic expression of the Plein Air Art Festival and the craftsmanship of the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society (LWBS) at the Lakeside Wooden Boat Show.

A Plein Air Paint out will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. on Sunday along the shoreline and in Central Park.

Children are invited to paint south of the Pavilion from 1-3:30 p.m. for a fee of $2. Proceeds support the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr. Center for the Living Arts.

Paintings that were completed by the plein air artists throughout the entire weekend will be available for purchase during the Wet Paint Sale, held south of the Pavilion from 2:30-4 p.m.

Registration

Prior to registering, please review the Plein Air Art Festival Information. To participate, complete the 2017 Plein Air Art Festival Registration Form by Monday, July 10. For questions, contact programming@lakesideohio.com or (419) 798-4461, ext. 347.

Crooked River Plein Air Competition – Cuyahoga Valley Art Center – July 22-28

Artist are invited to participate in the Cuyahoga Valley Art Centers 1st Annual Crooked River Plein Air competition taking place from Noon July 22nd thru 5:00 PM July 28th. The participants will then be on display at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center from Aug 1st – Aug 31st. This exhibition seeks to highlight the beauty of Ohio’s Cuyahoga River Watershed and all its unique charm.

Registration for this competition will be held on Friday July 21st at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Saturday July 22nd at CVAC from 10:00 AM – Noon. Registration cost is $75 for members of CVAC and $100 for non-members of CVAC.

The Crooked River Plein Air competition kicks off with an Artist Get Together on Saturday July 22nd from 10:00 AM – Noon and offers three paint outs for participants during the competition time frame. Each paint out lasts 4 hours and is led by a seasoned subject matter expert/coach. This year the coaches are Dino Massaroni, Jack Mulhollen and Sally Heston. These paint outs are intended to support participating artists within a group environment in an outdoor setting (rain or shine).

The winner of the Crooked River Plein Air competition will win a $500 prize package, second-place will be awarded a $100 cash prize and third-place will take home a $50 cash prize. Up to 30 art works will be selected to travel to the Cuyahoga Falls City Hall exhibition space after the completion of this exhibition.

This exhibition shall display a painterly snap-shot of Ohio’s Cuyahoga River Watershed today, leaving a lasting impression for a lifetime.

For more information on participating in the Crooked River Plein Air please review and download all three pages of the prospectus below:

2017 Crooked River Plein Air Prospectus PAGE 1

2017 Crooked River Plein Air Prospectus PAGE 2

2017 Crooked River Plein Air Prospectus PAGE 3

REGISTER:

WHO: All ages and abilities in any painting or dry medium.

WHEN: IN PERSON Friday, July 21st 10AM – 7PM &
Saturday, July 22nd 10AM-Noon during the ARTIST GET TOGETHER & KICK-OFF

WHERE: Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

COST: $75 for members of CVAC & $100 for non-members of CVAC. CASH, CHECK OR CREDIT CARD will be accepted. Make checks payable to the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center.

PAINT:
WHEN: Saturday, July 22nd Noon until Friday, July 28th 5:00 PM

WHERE: At any location within the Cuyahoga River Watershed, as designated in map.

WHAT: Work must be created during the competition time frame: Noon Saturday July 22nd – 5:00 PM Friday July 28th

Water Based Medias, Oil Based Medias and Dry Medias will be accepted.

No photography or work executed from photography will be allowed.

Submitted works must have initial registration stamp visible to be accepted.

GET STAMPED:
WHAT: Canvases must have unique CVAC stamp visible to be submitted.

WHEN: Stamp to be received during initial registration. Additional registration stamps are available on Tuesday July 25th from 10:00 AM – NOON.
WHERE: At the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 in the main gallery.

DELIVER WORK:
What: Each participant may submit up to two works. All submissions are final.

ALL submissions must have their Crooked River Plein Air registration stamp visible.

When: Final submissions will be accepted at any time between Monday July 24th and Friday July 28th at 5:00 PM. No submissions will be accepted after 5:00 PM on Friday July 28th.

JURY:
WHAT: After the juried selection takes place, participants are guaranteed at least one submission will be displayed within the exhibition.

Juror shall select the Best of Show, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and up to 5 Awards of Excellence.

Juror shall select images to travel within an art installation at Cuyahoga Falls City Hall after the Crooked River Plein Air exhibition.

WHEN: Friday July 25th after 5:00 PM

Artists will be contacted between Monday July 31st & Tuesday Aug 1st to pick up any submissions not accepted into the exhibition.

CELEBRATE:
WHEN: August 11th 5:30-7:00 PM

WHERE: Cuyahoga Valley Art Center main gallery

WHAT: Free artist celebration & reception

WIN & SELL:
PRIZES: Best of Show – $500 prize package ($200 Cash + $300 Cheap Joes Gift Card)

2nd Place – $100 cash prize
3rd Place – $50 cash prize

Winners will be announced on Tuesday Aug 1st. Awards shall be distributed at the Crooked River Plein Air reception on August 11th. Award winning pieces will be displayed in Cuyahoga Valley Art Center’s main gallery, on their website, social media outlets and in media press releases.

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center will retain 30% of the sale price listed.

PICK UP WORK:
Unsold works must be picked up on September 1st or September 2nd.

If work is selected for the traveling exhibition at Cuyahoga Falls City Hall, artist will be contacted regarding future pick-up date.

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center is not responsible for, or able to store, abandoned artwork.

LIABILITY:
Cuyahoga Valley Art Center will take the utmost care with paintings, however, any damage or theft that may occur is not the liability of the Art Center nor its staff.

PUBLICITY:
The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center reserves the right to photograph participating artists and exhibited works for marketing purposes.

ARTIST GET TOGETHER & KICK-OFF:
WHO: All artists participating in the competition are invited.

WHEN: Saturday, July 22nd 10AM-Noon

WHERE: Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

WHAT: Enjoy light snacks and coffee while mingling with your fellow competitors before the official start of the Crooked River Plein Air competition.

PAINT OUTS:
WHAT: Each paint out lasts 4 hours and is led by a seasoned subject matter expert in a location of their choice.

These paint outs are intended to support participating artists within a group environment in an outdoor setting (rain or shine).

These paint outs are voluntary. For updates regarding paint outs, please call CVAC 330-928-8092 or check CVACs social media outlets.

PAINT OUT LOCATIONS & COACHES:
WHEN: Monday, July 24th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM

COACH: Dino Massaroni

WHERE: Lock 29 Trail Head (parking lot) 1648 Mill Street West, Peninsula, OH 44264

WHAT: Dino Massaroni will be available for coaching during this time frame. His focus during this coaching session will be in oil’s. However, all media will be accepted for participation during this session.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 26th from 9:00 – 1:00 PM

COACH: Jack Mulhollen

WHERE: Picnic Shelter (behind police station next to tennis courts) 2961 Kent Rd, Silver Lake, OH 44224

WHAT: Jack Mulhollen will be available for coaching during this time frame. His focus during this coaching session will be on water color. However, all media will be accepted for participation during this session.

WHEN: Thursday, July 27th from 12:30 – 4:30 PM

COACH: Sally Heston

WHERE: Meet at the CVAC, final destination will be down on the river front behind CVAC.

WHAT: Sally Heston will be available for coaching during this time frame. Her focus during this coaching session will be in watercolor and dry based medias. However, all media will be accepted for participation during this session.

JUROR INFORMATION:
WHO: Jessica Loftus is a 3rd generation painter, who grew up surrounded by traditional landscape painters in New Mexico. She has been holding a brush since she was 8 year old and has obtained her degree in painting from the University of Texas. She is the curator for Western Reserve Hospital & the Mustard Seed Cafe and has previous experience as an art juror.

WHAT: As the juror, she will select the Best of Show, 2nd Place, 3rd place, and Awards of Excellence.

She will complete the juried selection process. Participants are guaranteed at least one submission will be displayed within the exhibition.

She will also be selecting 24-30 images to travel after the Crooked River Plein Air exhibition and be displayed at Cuyahoga Falls City Hall.

ITINERARY:
JULY 21st 10:00 AM– 7:00 PM Registration

JULY 22ND 10:00 AM – NOON Registration + Artist Get Together & Kick-Off

JULY 22ND NOON
Start of Crooked River Plein Air Competition

JULY 24TH 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
PAINT OUT Coaching session with Dino Massaroni (oil’s)

JULY 25TH 10:00 AM – NOON
Additional Canvas Stamping Provided at CVAC

JULY 26TH 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PAINT OUT Coaching session with Jack Mulhollen (watercolor)

JULY 27th 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
PAINT OUT Coaching session with Sally Heston (dry media & watercolor)

JULY 28th 5:00 PM
End of Crooked River Plein Air Competition. Final Submissions will be accepted at any time throughout the competition timeframe. No entries will be accepted after 5:00 PM July 28th.

AUGUST 1st
Initial Pick-up Date

AUGUST 1ST – 31ST
Crooked River Plein Air Exhibition & Art Sale

AUGUST 11TH 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Crooked River Plein Air Competition Reception

SEPTEMBER 1st – 2nd
Art Work Pick-up Dates

Carmel, Indiana – Carmel on Canvas – Sept. 15- 17

Carmel on Canvas Plein Air Paint Out provides artists with 3 days of plein air painting in the Carmel Arts & Design District. There are 4 divisions; professional, non-professional, teen and children. There will be more than $13,000 in total prizes.

For more information or to register, go to www.carmeloncanvas.com.

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The Ohio Plein Air Society is a collection of artists and art lovers sharing a common interest in outdoor painting. While we recognize that all art is important, as a group we focus on painting, drawing, and other art forms completed on site, from direct observation, and outdoors. Our admiration for the world around us gives us reason to explore through art the diversity and uniqueness of Ohio’s landscapes, cityscapes, lakes, rivers, and streams, and beyond.  As a non-profit organization, OPAS welcomes and supports artists, patrons, educators, and enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, backgrounds and interests. We come together to paint and learn, to work in a supportive atmosphere, and to encourage each other by scheduling paint outs, workshops, competitions, critiques and group exhibitions. Each member may be as active as he or she chooses to be.

OPAS is proud to be at the forefront of the resurgent plein air movement in the United States. Our members now come from nearly every county in Ohio, and from each of the surrounding states.

Members.

SEE OUR MEMBERS.

GALLERIES.

MARY ANN CLADY
NORA DANIEL
KATHERINE GALBRAITH
AIDA GARRITY
ALICE HAUSER
SUSI HAVENS BEZAIRE
REBECCA HAWKINS
MARY HOLOBAUGH
JANE JOHNSON
CAROLYN LEWIS
DINO MASSORONI
AARON PICKENS
ROBIN ROBERTS
TAMAR RUDAVSKY
CRAIG A. STAUFER
LISA ZOOK

ROSTER.

For a full list of our entire member roster, please click here.

LENDING LIBRARY

As an OPAS member, you will have access to our lending library!
Click here to see the titles available as a member of OPAS.

Ohio Plein Air Society Officers

Robin Roberts – President
Ann Grimaldi – Vice President
Bridget Turner – Treasurer
Doreen St. John – Board Secretary
Tamar Rudavsky – Membership Secretary/Librarian
Carol Cosgrove – Paint Out Czar

Trustees

Suzi Havens-Bezaire, Chuck Marshall, Robin Roberts, Tamar Rudavsky, Doreen St. John, Bridgette Turner

Founding Members:

Richard Canfield, Kay Michelle Darling, Debra Joyce Dawson, Mark Gingerich, Tom Harbrecht, John Hoberg and Richard Otten

Sponsors.

SUPPORT PLEIN AIR PAINTING.

We really appreciate all of our generous sponsors. We’d like to send a HUGE thank you to each and every one of them!

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