Interested in hosting a Paint Out? Need some guidance on how or when? Contact our Paint Out Coordinator, Carol Cosgrove.
“Winery Paint Out” –Tuscarawas County, OH
Date and time –Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time – Paint from 9 am – 3 pm
Location – Breitenbach Winery, Tuscarawas County
OPAS Host: Ginny Stocker – email for questions or to RSVP
I am happy to host your August Paint Out in the beautiful Tuscarawas County on Saturday, August 25th, 2018. We will be painting on the grounds of the Breitenbach Winery.
I will be on hand early and hope to meet many of you for the first time. There are restroom facilities available and as it gets closer to midday, there is a patio, food service, and of course plenty of wine for tasting if it appeals to you! I have included the link to the winery for you to check it out and get directions.
The owners have been lovely to work with. We are quite welcome at any time as long as we are cognizant of their customers. Please do not set up on the picnic tables on the patio area as they do quite an afternoon business. On Saturdays, there are often activities and live music available in that area, so please pick your painting spot according to your individual preference of potential onlookers.
I will be parked in the lot immediately across the Schilling Hill road and will be available to anyone needing assistance with anything.
Have a wonderful month of August and I hope to see you soon!
Ginny Stocker, pastelist
“2018 Knox County Barn Tour Competition” –Knox County, OH
Date and time –Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018
Time – Paint: 9 am – 4 pm, Turn-in Art: 4-5pm, Judging: 5-6pm Prizes awarded: 6:30pm
Location – Warwick Farm (Barn Tour main event location) 16620 Wells Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
OPAS Host: Mary Ann Miller
All artists will be painting on-site at the Warwick Farm. Artists may paint without entering the competition. Artists may also sell other work by their easel. There is no entry or commission fees.
Prizes: First Place: $100, Second Place: $75, Third Place: $50
Artists may enter one painting completed Sept. 8, OR a rural scene done in 2018. Bring your own easel to display your painting during judging.
Turn-in your painting (framing is not required) on your easel for judging between 4-5pm. Winners announced during the barn dance – approximately 6:30 pm. Artists may sell their competition painting to the general public after the results are announced.
2018 OPAS Member Show at Springfield Museum of Art
“Farms en Plein Air”
Juror: Dan Knepper
Show dates: Dec. 8, 2018 – March 9, 2019
The opening reception will be Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from 5-7:30 pm. Lots more info to come.
Get out there and start painting those farms.
Download the Prospectus as a PDF here… or click details below for the full prospectus. Once we have the submission site set up, there will be a link to that here as well.
|The Ohio Plein Air Society Members Show: Farm Life en Plein Air
At The Springfield Museum of Art
A Juried, Plein Air Gallery Exhibition
Saturday, December 8, 2018 to Saturday, March 9, 2019
Opening Reception, Saturday, December 8, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Entry Deadline: Sunday, October 7, 2016
Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee: $25.00
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. Every member who submits is guaranteed to have a painting included in the show.
We will celebrate at an opening on Saturday, December 8, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.
Our Theme for this show is simply Farm Life en Plein Air. Any part of a farm can be painted for
this show. Everyone has a farm close by. Please remember to ask permission before painting on
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to win cash prizes, sell your work, and add a prestigious fine art gallery exhibition to your artist resume.
- All entries must be submitted via Online Juried Shows (www.onlinejuriedshows.com) by Sunday, October 7th, 2018. 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 or call 419-606-1620 for membership information.
ENTRIES AND FEES:
- A non-refundable application fee of $25 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
- The artist will be responsible for delivery art to/from The Springfield Museum of Art, on any works selected for exhibition
CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY:
- All submissions MUST BE ORIGINAL PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS (at least 90% done on location)
- Paintings must have been completed during the last 4 years
- All paintings must depict some aspect of a farm
- Our juror will be choosing works they feel best represent the spirit of PLEIN AIR painting and the theme of Farm Life.
- 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.
- The Springfield Museum of Art 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
- Juror: Dan Knepper
- 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
- Every OPAS member that submits will get at least one painting into the show
- Selections will be announced to ALL ARTISTS, regarding paintings selected or not, via Online Juried Shows by Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED PAINTINGS:
- Selected works MUST BE hand delivered to The Springfield Museum of Art, 107 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, OH 45504
- Drop-Off dates are Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 4 – 7 pm and Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 1 – 4 pm
- While there are no numerical limitations to the size of each piece being submitted, please only submit paintings that can be easily packed and delivered safe to/from The Springfield Museum of Art
- All paintings selected will be considered consigned inventory of The Springfield Museum of Art
- A predetermined sales price MUST BE provided at the time of submission by the artist for each painting submitted to the show
- The Springfield Museum of Art art will collect a 30% commission on all paintings sold during the exhibition
- The Springfield Museum of Art commission will be deducted from the provided sales price.
- Prior to receiving their portion of a sale, the artist must complete a 2019 W9 form for tax purposes
- The artist’s portion of all sales 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 Saturday, March 9th, 2019
- Pick-up dates are: Sunday, March 10th, 2019 from 1 – 4 pm and Wednesday March 13th, 2019 from 4 – 7 pm
DEADLINE/IMPORTANT DATES SUMMARY:
10/7/18 – All entries are due via Online Juried Shows.com
10/22/18 – Selections announced via Online Juried Shows.com
11/14/18 & 11/17/18 – Selected paintings MUST BE dropped off at The Springfield Museum of Art
12/8/18 – Show starts at The Springfield Museum of Art
12/8/18 – Opening show reception from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at The Springfield Museum of Art
3/9/19 – Show concludes.
3/10/19 and 3/13/19 – Pick up unsold Art at The Springfield Museum of Art
• Address for the Springfield Museum of Art, 107 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, OH 45504
• The OPAS chair for this show is Robine Wright
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
At the Riffe Gallery: July 26 – October 13, 2018
At the SOM: January 26 – April (?), 2019
These are the artists representing OPAS for this curated show
Jon Browning Ray Hassard Martha Carmody Cody Heichel
Ed Charney Karen LaValley Thomas Cole Chris Leeper
Nora Daniel Michael McEwan Debra Joyce Dawson Robin Roberts
Edie Dean Doreen St. John Ann Ferguson Kah Bridgette Turner
Jim Glover Michelle Walker Larry Golba Mary Jane Ward
Early July 2018- (Exact date TBA) paintings due at the Riffe Gallery
July 26, 2018 5 – 7pm – opening reception Riffe Gallery
July 27, 2018, 12:00 noon-1:00- lunchtime gallery talk with the Curator
See the remaining schedule, including workshops and demos by the OPAS members exhibiting here.
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
The 15th Annual Ohio Plein Air Competition is in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 27-30, 2018
For more Information, Click here.
Hamilton County is 413 square miles of painting opportunities. Boasting a great series of parks and nature preserves (www.greatparks.org), the major urban center of Cincinnati, three major rivers, farms and great hilltop vistas, everything you would ever want to paint is here! Explore pure nature scenes, both contemporary or historic architecture, bustling urban markets and public spaces, and more. In the village of Mariemont, less than 10 miles east of downtown Cincinnati, the Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center will be our headquarters for the weekend. In order the include the interesting town of Milford, the painting area will be extended on the east side to include the strip inside the 275 loop.
2017 Competition Winners
2017 list of winners:
Best of Show – Marianne Miller $1,000
1st Place – Cody Heichel – $750
2nd Place – Robin Roberts – $500
3rd Place – Jeff A Evans – $350
Artist Choice – Robin Roberts – $300
Michael Harding Award of Excellence ($300) – Chuck Marshall
LDA Architects Award of Excellence ($250) – Kari Ganoung-Ruiz
Ampersand/Golden Award of Excllence ($250) – Christopher Leeper
JFM Award of Excellence ($250) – Mary Ann Sedivy
SourceTek/Richeson Award ($250) – Joseph Lombardo
Judson/Richeson Award of Excellence – Ken Marshall, Judson ($120) Richeson ($125)
Richeson/Judson Award of Excellence – Fran Mangino, Richeson ($150) Judson ($80)
Honorable Mention – Dominick Durante Jr – $150
Honorable Mention – Tom Cole – $150
Honorable Mention – Nancy Thompson – $150
Quickdraw – Kari Ganoung-Ruiz – Pot
A 3-day Plein Air to studio WORKSHOP with Artist, Michael Chesley Johnson
WHEN? Monday, Oct. 1 through Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018
WHERE? Home base will be at The Barn, Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Avenue, Mariemont, OH 45227
HOW MUCH? $325
In this workshop, we’ll explore the process of taking our plein air sketches to the next level. We’ll learn to gather reference material en plein air — pencil sketches, color sketches and, yes, even photos if necessary — and then return with this to the studio to create finished works. In the studio, where we aren’t affected by the pressures of changing light and fickle weather, we’ll work out the best composition, color harmony and technique for our studio paintings.
Each day, you can expect helpful critiques, lectures and demonstrations. You’ll learn the best way to gather reference material; explore ways of turning this material into finished paintings—or of creating entirely new works based on it; as well as reviewing plein air fundamentals and Michael’s way of “capturing the moment” without sacrificing mood or magic.
Michael will be working in oil and pastel, but all media are welcome.
About Michael Chesley Johnson
One of the country’s top plein air painters, Michael works in oil and pastel in the American Southwest, coastal Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. He has been an invited artist to many national plein air painting events over the years and has competed in challenging locations such as the Grand Canyon.
Elected a Master Pastellist by Pastel Artists Canada in 2008, he is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society and the Pastel Society of America. He is the author of many books and videos, including Outdoor Study to Studio: Take Your Plein Air Paintings to the Next Level and Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel. A long-time contributor to Pastel Journal and The Artist’s Magazine.
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
Supply List for “Study to Studio” Workshop
For this workshop, we’ll be gathering reference material in the field and then heading back to the studio to do more finished paintings.
For Gathering Reference Materials
- Small sketchbook (9×12 or similar) plus 6B graphite pencil and eraser. Because we will do a lot of pencil sketching (in addition to color sketching) you might want to bring a new sketchbook.
- View finder (www.viewcatcher.com is a good one)
- Color sketching materials of your choice in a small format (5×7 up to 9×12) – materials can be anything you choose, such as oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, etc., and also include a good supply of inexpensive matboard, gessoed paper, etc., to sketch on
- If your medium won’t allow you to sketch in your lap, you will need a field easel
- Digital Camera. This is not a photography class. If you don’t know how to use your camera, learn before the workshop. Basically, you will want to know how to: take a decent snapshot, review the image on-screen, and zoom in on the image you’re reviewing. We won’t plan on printing out photos; if you need a physical photo, that will be your responsibility. A tablet would be most useful for viewing images on.
Miscellaneous Outdoor Gear
- Easel: For oil, I use the 9×12 Guerrilla Painter Box; for pastel, the Heilman “backpacker” box with easel; plus a tripod for each. An old standby is the trusty French Easel. Whatever you use, it should be portable and lightweight and above all stable. You may also use this in the studio.
- Umbrella: Not necessary, but helpful in intense sunlight.
- Stool: Not necessary, but if you must sit to paint, I strongly suggest a camp stool or collapsible chair, since not all locations have picnic tables.
- Paper towels and small garbage bags
- Hat, sunblock and water bottle
- “Baby Wipes” for cleaning fingers. Most locations will not have running water.
- Appropriate clothing and shoewear.
- Photos and Color Studies to work from. In the event of inclement weather and we are unable to gather reference material, we will work in the studio from these. They can be of anything that appeals to you.
- Bring a bag lunch, because if we’re out in the field, we may not have dining facilities or a deli nearby. We may dine out at lunch.
For Studio Work
I work in two mediums, oil and pastel. What follows is a list of what I recommend for these. If you are painting in some other medium, please bring what you normally use. If you’ve not used a split-primary oil palette before, or aren’t familiar with using Ampersand Gessoboard or hog bristle flat brushes, or any of the other materials, bring whatever you’re comfortable with. (Some people are used to canvas and not Gessobord, some are used to Canson paper and not sanded paper.)
The following are for making value sketches in preparation for creating studio paintings.
- Vine Charcoal
- 6B pencil
- Grey Pastels: Cretacolor Set of 8 Greys
- Sketchpaper pad (9×12 or bigger)
For Oil Painters
- Paints: Hansa Yellow Light, Hansa Yellow Deep, Naphthol Red, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Green (or Viridian), Titanium-Zinc White, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre. You may use cadmium colors instead of the hansa and napthol if you wish.
- Thinner: Gamsol
- Medium: Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel (optional)
- Panels: Ampersand Gessobord (9×12 up to 12×16 – plan on 1 finished painting per day) or homemade panels (I prefer to make my own)
- Brushes: Hog Bristle Flats (#10, #8, #4)
- Also: Wet panel carrier, container for thinner
For Pastel Painters
- Pastels: Full set (96-pc) of Prismacolor Nupastels or the equivalent; plus a good selection of softer pastels (Mount Vision has a 25-pc “plein air supplement” but Unision or Richeson works well, too)
- Paper: UART sanded pastel paper (9×12 up to 12×16.) Art Spectrum paper also works
- Backboard to tape paper to
- Masking tape
- Solvent (optional): either rubbing alcohol or Gamsol. If you plan to use solvent for a wash, also bring an old bristle brush and a container for the solvent.
Remember: Part of the day we will be working outdoors! What this means is:
- Everything should be portable. You should be able to carry everything in ONE trip.
- Think ahead to what you might need in the field, such as drinking water, snacks, baby wipes for your hands, sun hat, sunblock, etc. But remember — you still have to carry whatever you bring in ONE trip. (Most likely, we’ll be walking very little distance from the car, but you never know!)
- Restrooms may not be immediately available. The nature of plein air requires a certain amount of flexibility on the part of both instructor and student, and although we will try to find locations that have restrooms, you may have to use the facilities the Great Outdoors provides.
- Be flexible! Some locations may be better at certain times than others depending on weather and time of day. Be prepared to carpool, as some locations may not have parking for everyone.
My books, Outdoor Studio to Study: Take Your Plein air Paintings to the Next Level and Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel have lots of information plus demonstrations. (Order from my website, www.MChesleyJohnson.com or from Amazon.com.)
The “Bibles” of Outdoor Painting:
Guide to Landscape Painting by John F. Carlson.
Composition of Outdoor Painting by Edgar Payne.
The following OPAS members teach classes, workshops and / or demos. Please contact these OPAS members directly to be added to their mailing lists.
Piqua Arts Festival, Plein Air Competition
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018
Artists from across the state and beyond will be invited to participate in a Plein Air Paint Out as part of the Piqua Arts Festival. Artists will arrive between 8 and 10 am and collect their artists packet with information on local highlights, restaurants and rules for the competition.
Please register here for the plein air paint out as part of our 2018 Piqua Art Festival on Saturday, September 1, 2018.
Artists from across the state and beyond will be invited to participate in a Plein Air Paint Out as part of the Piqua Arts Festival. Artists will arrive between 8 and 10a and collect their artists packet with information on local highlights, restaurants and rules for the competition.
Once they have their packet, they can proceed to leave the Arts Festival Area and start painting. Artists will be required to return to the Piqua Arts Festival by 4p. They will have a “Wet Paint Sale” where artwork is put on sale from 4pm until 7pm. During this time, they will be able to participate in a Quick Paint Competition. Artists wishing to participate will pay a $10 fee and then popular vote (by the artists) will take home the pot. The quick paint will take place from 4:30 to 7p and winners for the Paint Out Competition and Quick Paint will be announced afterwards. 1st Place for the Paint Out will be $500, 2nd Place will be $250, 3rd Place will be $150 and two honorable mentions of $50 will be awarded.