EVENTS.

UPCOMING OPAS EVENTS.

Interested in hosting a Paint Out? Need some guidance on how or when? Contact our temporary Paint Out Coordinator, Doreen St. John.

Dec. 7, 2019 – 8th Dawson Lynd’s Orchard Paintout & Potluck, Licking County, Ohio

Address: Lynd’s Fruit Farm, 9399 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
OPAS Host:
Debra Joyce Dawson
Timing: 9am – 4pm, see details below

RSVP IS WELCOME
Once again, we will paint in the orchards of Lynd’s Fruit Farm, Licking Co., OH. Debra Dawson will greet you at the Farm Market parking lot at 8am. Then get painting. Trails through the orchards can be accessed if the ground is not soft. There are also barns to paint.

WELCOME NOTE: The market will be open, and you may go inside to get warm, and possible drink some hot cider.

POTLUCK @ 52 Lookout Lane, Pataskala, OH 43062
begins around 11:30 am, but you can go to the house whenever you wish. Please bring your wet paintings inside to share with everyone. Debra will be making a large pot of hot soup. The invitation is open to all artists, Artists’ Sherpas, family members, and artist friends who wish to paint. My house is small and not perfect, but all are welcome.

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Jan. 18 or 19, 2020 – Museum Paint-Ins, All around Ohio

Where?: Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502
When?: Jan. 18, 2020, 11am – 4pm
OPAS Host: Chris Leeper
Info: Pick up Copyist Form at the front desk when you enter the museum. You will need a dropcloth.

Where?: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
When?: Jan. 18, 2020, 10am – 3pm, see details below
OPAS Host:Debra Joyce Dawson
Info: Permission Form

Where?: Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202
When?: Jan. 18, 2020, 11am – 5pm
OPAS Host: Ann Grimaldi
Info: Pick up Copyist Form at the front desk when you enter the museum. You will need a dropcloth.

Columbus:
We have cleared up to 15 people to paint in the galleries on Saturday January 18th from 10am-3pm. The attached permission to paint form outlines the door to enter the museum from as well as what we allow to come into the museum and the type of drop-cloth needed.  We will check each painter in at the dock, and clear them to paint at the work they chose if it is available. We need to limit how many painters we can have in one space, so painters may not get their first choice if someone picks that area first. We will also check each painter out at the end of their session before leaving the museum.

Please let me know if you have any further questions about this visit and we look forward to seeing you on the 18th!

Thanks,

Mindy Galik
Manager for Public Safety & Gallery Experience

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
Click Here To Enter



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.

A 3-day WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP with Artist, Dan Marshall
 

WHEN? Sunday, April 5, through Tuesday, April 7, 2020
WHERE? TBD

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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Supply List

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

SAVE THE DATE – 2020 PLEIN AIR SOUTH HAS MOVED TO MARCH 30 – APRIL 3, 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.

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
JEFF A. EVANS
MARY HOLOBAUGH
ALICE JONES HAUSER, OPA
REBECCA HAWKINS
CAROLYN LEWIS
ROBIN ROBERTS
TAMAR RUDAVSKY
CRAIG A. STAUFER
JOHN K. VICTOR

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 – (New for 2019) Serving artists in Lake, Ashtabula and northern Geauga counties.

Central Ohio Plein Air Painters (COPA)
– COPA Schedule

Eastern Ohio Plein Air, endorsed by the Youngstown Davis YMCA

SouthWest Ohio Plein Air  (SWOPA) Painters

Plein Air Artists of the Western Reserve

The Group

  • This 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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