EVENTS.

UPCOMING OPAS EVENTS.

Interested in hosting a Paint Out? Need some guidance on how or when? Let us Know.

PLEASANT HILL PARK  PAINT OUT
JUNE 13th, 2020    9:00 am – 2:00 pm

HOST: MARY ANN CLADY – 419-512-0594 – maryannclady@gmail.com

ADDRESS:  3431 STATE ROUTE 95, PERRYSVILLE, OHIO 44864

Pleasant Hill Lake is situated in the rolling hills of the Mohican Forest near Loudonville/Perrysville. It is an active lake with people fishing, boating, kayaking and just enjoying the beach. Bathrooms and a camp store are on the premises. There is also a covered porch in case of a little rain.

COFFEE & DONUTS IN MORNING  9:00 am

SHOW & SHARE ART WORK 2:00 pm

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The Ohio Plein Air Society Juried Show in Mansfield, OH
Painting in the Elements: Select Plein Air Paintings by Members of the Ohio Plein Air Society

At the Mansfield Art Center
A Juried, Plein Air Gallery Exhibition
Sunday, June 28, 2020 to Sunday, July 26, 2020

ENTRIES:
Entry Deadline: May 4, 2020
Images – Maximum: 3 images
Entry Fee: $30.00
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CALL FOR OPAS ARTISTS:

This juried event will celebrate the plein air tradition by exhibiting, promoting, and selling an exclusive group of works painted outdoors in the true spirit of plein air painting. Our juror will select the finest 
plein air works from members of the Ohio Plein Air Society. We will celebrate at an opening on 
Sunday, June 28, 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Awards at 4:00 pm.

Prospectus

There is no theme for this show. Please submit your very best plein air work.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to add a prestigious fine art gallery exhibition to your artist resume.

ENTRY DEADLINE:

  • All entries must be submitted via Online Juried Shows (www.onlinejuriedshows.com) 
 by May 4, 2020. An entry start date has not been determined.
  • Artists MUST be members of the Ohio Plein Air Society to submit their works. 
 Go to www.ohiopleinairsociety.com for membership information.

ENTRIES AND FEES:
  • A non-refundable application fee of $30 will be collected from each artist submitting their works.
  • This fee is payable online only by credit card via Online Juried Shows (www.onlinejuriedshows.com)
• Each artist may submit a maximum of 3 painting images
  • This is strictly a juried show

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY:

  • All submissions MUST BE ORIGINAL PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS 
 (at least 90% done on location, outside, from direct observation)
  • Paintings should be completed during the calendar years of 2018 to May 4, 2020
  • Our juror will be choosing works they feel best represent the spirit of PLEIN AIR
  • Please submit your best PLEIN AIR work only, no studio work
  • All artwork MUST BE framed and wired securely for hanging in a fine art gallery setting
  • Works on paper and mediums susceptible to smearing/smudging MUST BE protected under 
 glass or plexi-glass.
  • Size limit: artwork cannot exceed 48” on the longest side
  • The Mansfield Art Center reserves the right to reject any artwork deemed improperly 
 framed or improperly prepared for hanging.
  • Any work accepted to the juried show MUST BE present for the duration of the scheduled exhibition

JURYING PROCESS:

  • Juror: Larry Churski
  • All paintings submitted for judging will be reviewed by our juror between the dates of 
 May 4, 2020 and May 18, 2020
  • Each artist member may submit up to 3 paintings to be judged.
  • Each painting is judged on an individual basis and, therefore, considered on an individual basis 
 for exhibition as well, not as a group
  • Selections will be announced to ALL ARTISTS, regarding paintings selected or not, 
 via Online Juried Shows by June 1, 2020

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED PAINTINGS:

  • Drop-Off dates are Friday, June 12, 2020, from 1-5 pm and
 Saturday, June 13, 2020, from 1-5 pm
  • Please include name, title, sale price and insured price on a label on the back of the painting
  • No shipping of paintings to the museum is allowed
  • Please work together with others in your area for delivery and pick-up

ART SALES:

  • A predetermined sales price MUST BE provided by the artist for each painting submitted to the show
  • If the painting is not for sale, we still need an Insurance value for the painting
  • An exhibition guide will list prices, and all sales will be handled by the Art Center
  • A 40% commission will be deducted from the sale price of any work sold during the show
  • Prior to receiving the money from a sale, the artist must complete a 2020 W9 form for tax purposes
  • The artist will receive 60% of all sales and will be paid at the show’s completion via check and mailed to
    the address provided in the artist’s application

EXHIBITION CLOSE AND RETURN OF UNSOLD WORK:

  • The exhibition officially ends Sunday, July 26, 2020
• Pick-up date is Tuesday, July 28, 2020, from 3-7 pm
  • Any work not picked up will wind up at Robin’s house

IMPORTANT DATES SUMMARY:

  • 5/4/20 – All entries are due via Online Juried Shows.com
  • 
5/18/20 – Juror deadline to review submissions
  • 
6/1/20 – Selections announced via Online Juried Shows.com
  • 6/12-13/20 – Selected paintings MUST BE dropped off at The Mansfield Art Center
  • 6/28/20 – Opening of the show
  • 6/28/20 – Opening reception from 3:00-5:00 pm at The Mansfield Art Center
  • 7/26/20 – Show concludes.
  • 
7/28/20 – Pick up unsold Art at The Mansfield Art Center

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Address for The Mansfield Art Center, 700 Marion Ave. Mansfield, Ohio 44906
  • Hours and phone for the Art Center: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm | 419.756.1700
  • The OPAS chair for this show is Robin Roberts

The Ohio Plein Air Society Member Show in Lancaster, OH
Show name to come

At the Ohio University, Lancaster gallery
A Juried Members, Plein Air Exhibition
Jan. – April. 2021

This is our members show, which means if you submit, you are guaranteed to have a painting in the show.

  • The OPAS chair for this show is Jeff Stahler with support from Mary Jane Ward

Lot of info to come regarding this show. Check back soon.

The Ohio Plein Air Society Juried Show in Canton, OH
Show name to come

At the Canton Museum of Art
A Juried, Plein Air Exhibition
Aug. 2021 to Oct. 2021

  • The OPAS chair for this show is Chris Leeper with support from Doreen St.John

Lot of info to come regarding this show. Check back soon.

The 17th Annual Ohio Plein Air Society Competition will be held in Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 24-27, 2020.

Painting Area
Franklin County, Ohio’s capital city, Columbus, is full of beautiful neighborhoods and is home to 19 Metro Parks with miles and miles of trails.

Plein Air highlights include The Ohio State University, The Short North, German Village, Olde Town East, Franklin Park Conservatory, Scioto Mile, The State Capital, Ohio Theatre and much more.

The Loann Crane Building on the campus of The Columbus College of Art & Design will serve as the hub of activity. It is here that artists will get their painting surface stamped, meet for the Saturday evening social event and the Sunday morning juried exhibit. This will also be the location of the public viewing of the weekend’s art and the traditional 2 hour Paint Out.

 

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Mail check with completed Entry Form (once available) to arrive by Monday, September 21 to: Competition Entry, Ohio Plein Air Society, P. O. Box 14926, Columbus, OH 43214

Event Agenda September 24-27

Thursday, September 24 – Early Stamping
4pm-6pm: Artists will be able to check-in & get surfaces stamped.
Loanne Crane Center for Design 112 Cleveland Ave. 43215 (front lobby)

Friday, September 25 – Competition Painting
8am-10am:  check-in (if you haven’t already) & get surfaces stamped.
Loanne Crane Center for Design 112 Cleveland Ave. 43215 (front lobby)

Saturday, September 26 – Competition Painting
8am-10am: check in & stamping available.
Loanne Crane Center for Design 112 Cleveland Ave. 43215 (front lobby)
7pm-9pm: Social & Dinner provided. Door prizes
Loanne Crane Center for Design 112 Cleveland Ave. 43215 (front lobby)

Sunday, September 27
9am-10am: competition painting to be delivered on easel stands (provided by the artist)
Important: Your painting must be in position, on its stand or easel, by 10am to be considered for judging. The stamp must be visible on the back of your surface!
10am: Registration for the Quick Draw competition
10:30am-12:30pm: Quick Draw competition
Important: Your quick draw painting must be on an easel (provided by the artist) BEFORE 12:40pm to be eligible. Your stamp must be visible on the back of the surface to be considered.

PUBLIC is invited to observe & purchase paintings 12pm-2pm.
Only works created during the weekend may be on display and for sale.
Awards will be announced @ 1pm.

This year’s judge is George Van Hook. He began painting very early and was able to participate in the vibrant arctic culture of the Abington, Pennsylvania region. The family owned a farm in Bucks County, home of the Pennsylvania impressionists, and George became heavily influenced by their fine academic training coupled with a love of the prosaic landscape. Another early local influence was the ‘Brandywine tradition’, the illustrative work of Howard Pyle and the Wyeths.

George Van Hook thinks of his paintings as primarily a visual response to the selected environment, be it landscape, figure or still life. “I want the color to be beautiful and the drawing firm and secure.” he says. “The paintings are a marriage of external and internal forces – what emerges on the canvas should be a reflection of both the beauty of the world and the artist’s most inner response.”

A 2-Day Plein Air WORKSHOP with Artist, George VanHook.
  

WHEN? Wed., Sept. 23 through Thurs., Sept. 24, 2020.
WHERE? Home base will be at Loanne Crane Center for Design, at Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), 112 Cleveland Ave. 43215

HOW MUCH? 
$200 FOR OPAS MEMBERS, $245 FOR NON-OPAS MEMBERS

George began painting very early and was able to participate in the vibrant arctic culture of the Abington, Pennsylvania region. The family owned a farm in Bucks County, home of the Pennsylvania impressionists, and George became heavily influenced by their fine academic training coupled with a love of the prosaic landscape. Another early local influence was the ‘Brandywine tradition’, the illustrative work of Howard Pyle and the Wyeths.
George Van Hook thinks of his paintings as primarily a visual response to the selected environment, be it landscape, figure or still life. “I want the color to be beautiful and the drawing firm and secure.” he says. “The paintings are a marriage of external and internal forces – what emerges on the canvas should be a reflection of both the beauty of the world and the artist’s most inner response.”

georgevanhookfineartist.com

There are 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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A 3-day WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Artist, Dan Marshall
This workshop has been canceled due to the Coronavirus.
We are working on rescheduling for later in the year.
 

WHEN? We are working on a new date now.
WHERE? Schiller Park Community Center (in German Village) 1069 Jaeger St, Columbus, OH 43206

HOW MUCH? 
$350 for OPAS Members, $395 for Non-OPAS Members

Daniel Marshall is a prominent watercolor artist currently based in Denver. Daniel has been an award winning professional artist and leading name in the tattoo industry since 1995, redirecting the majority

of his creative energy to fine art painting in watercolor since 2013. His dedication to the medium has been honored with winning many awards including both the Directors Choice and Collectors Choice awards at the 2018 LPAPA Invitational. He’s been featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector and Plein Air Magazine. He is also a regular contributor, writing articles about plein air painting, experiences and watercolor instruction.

Daniel is an avid plein air painter, being inspired by and painting the majority of his works on location. This has helped him to develop a confident style with an immediacy and freshness infused into each painting.

Dan will demo 2-3 times a day. We’ll learn to incorporate a deliberate process for creating realistic but expressive watercolors, both plein air with our beautiful views around Columbus and in our studio. Dan’s website: https://danmarshallart.com

“I strive to bring a sense of space and atmosphere, with a cinematic elegance and quiet sophistication to my work. Creating a poetic narrative, each piece telling a unique story, directly influenced by painting on location.”

There are 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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Teachers

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

Nancy B. Achberger
Phone: 1-513-505-2928
Email: n.achberger4@gmail.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

17th Annual Historic Dublin Paint Out
Saturday June 6, 2020, 9AM -3PM

Registration + Canvas stamp from 9 am – noon at the DAAL tent at the intersaction of Bridge and High Street in Dublin, OH.
Rain or Shine.
$15 entry fee.
Open to all artists age 16+ using any medium.
Entries must be wired in back for hanging.

For the Early Risers
We start the registration and stamping at 9 am. You are welcome to arrive earlier and look for a place to paint, start making value studies, but keep your support blank for until stamping (uniform toning is acceptable).

Prizes and Awards
Mark Gingerich, renown oil painter and en plein air artist, will serve as judge for the 2020 competition.
The piece deemed to be Best of Show winner will receive $200 in cash.  First, Second, and Third place winners will receive $100, $75, and $50 respectively. More awards will be added as sponsors step in to support the event.

More info
For more information about the En Plein Air Painting contest contact  dublinartleague@gmail.com

The yearly event is hosted by the Dublin Area Art League, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the Arts and empowering the artists. Membership is open to all who are interested in art.

The Paint Out event is funded in part by the Dublin Arts Council.

More details and pre-registration available on the DAAL website

Join us on June 6th and enjoy:

  • Faster line for pre-registered artists (New!)
  • Free snacks and water for registered participants
  • The new beautiful pedestrian bridge will be open
  • and more 🙂

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2020 PLEIN AIR SOUTH WILL NOW BE IN THE FALL, September 27 – October 1, 2020

We want to reach out to you and let you know the faculty line-up this year and Register Kick-off date is September 15, 2019.  Since the dates have changed, we would love for you to share with your organization the attached.

PAS has many opportunities available to attend.  We have twenty-five Volunteer positions available with a cost of $200.00.  For those interested, please follow the Volunteer Tab and follow instructions on the PAS website upon registration.  The cost to attend is $495.00 until December 31, 2019.  After December 31, 2019 the cost will be $595.00.2020 holds another new addition…..another day.  Plein Air South will be five days with many more chances to network and interact with 2020 accomplished plein air faculty.Each year PAS finds ways to bring artists together to interact, share and grow.  The Marketplace will also be available to artists.PAS is an event that offers breakfasts, lunches, two dinners, demo, plein air sessions and much more included in the one time registration price.Plein Air South is a very special treat for every artist even the studio artists can learn from the knowledge that is shared.

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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.

Membership to the Ohio Plein Air Society runs on a calendar year and currently is $50 per year. We also offer a student membership for $15 and anyone can also purchase a lifetime membership for $500.  Any member can also choose to have a member gallery space where you can display up to 10 images of your work and includes a bio and links out to your own website and/or Social media sites for an additional $25 per year. Simply pay online or download the form provided, print it, fill it out and mail it in with a check using the buttons below.

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.

For the purpose of shows and competitions, OPAS defines plein air as: Paintings should be 95% completed outside, on location, and from direct observation. No photography allowed. The painting must resemble the location. Multiple sessions are acceptable.

Members.

SEE OUR MEMBERS.

GALLERIES.

CARRIE LACEY BOERIO
ROBIN BORER
MARTHA O. CARMODY, AIS
MARY ANN CLADY
CYNTHIA DAVIS
J.T. DURKALSKI
JEFF A. EVANS
MARY HOLOBAUGH
ALICE JONES HAUSER, OPA
REBECCA HAWKINS
DOUGLAS SCOTT KELLEY
CAROLYN E. LEWIS, OPA
TONYA RAMSEY
ROBIN ROBERTS
TAMAR RUDAVSKY
CRAIG A. STAUFER
CANDICE VANSCHOYCK
JOHN K. VICTOR
SHERI WALDROP

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
Bridgette Turner – Treasurer
Doreen St. John – Board Secretary
Mary Ann Clady – Membership Secretary
Tamar Rudavsky – Librarian
Carol Cosgrove – Paint Out Czar

Trustees

Chris Leeper, Mary Ann Clady, Robin Roberts, Tamar Rudavsky, Doreen St. John, Bridgette Turner, Jeff Stahler and Mary Jane Ward

Founding Members:

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

Groups.

PLEIN AIR GROUPS.

These groups paint en plein air around Ohio on a regular basis. If you are looking for a group to paint with, try one of these:

LOCATIONS.
Grand River Valley Painters – Serving artists in Lake, Ashtabula and northern Geauga counties.
To be added to the local email distribution, contact Robin Borer

Central Ohio Plein Air Painters (COPA)

Eastern Ohio Plein Air, This link opens an email to Nancy for more info.

SouthWest Ohio Plein Air  (SWOPA) Painters

Plein Air Artists of the Western Reserve

The GroupThis is a loose knit group of plein air artists that meet every Monday morning for breakfast, and then go and paint in the Marblehead area.

More coming as we hear about them
If you are a leader of one of these groups in Ohio, or know who is, please contact me.

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!

GET IN TOUCH

Contact.

LET’S TALK.

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