EVENTS.

UPCOMING OPAS EVENTS.

Stay tuned for more once we can schedule some paint outs

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.

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

Canceled due to Covid-19 Issues. This may be rescheduled at a later date or perhaps till our next competition.
  

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., Columbus, OH 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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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

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Stay tuned for more once we can gather for events again

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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
RACHEL DOWD
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

Debra Joyce Dawson – Presdient
Justine Collamore – Vice President
Bridgette Turner – Treasurer
Chris Leeper –  Board Secretary
Mary Ann Clady – Membership Secretary
Robin Roberts – Video Librarian
Trustees
Mary Ann Clady, Justin Collamore, Debra Joyce Dawson, Chris Leeper, Jeff Stahler, 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!

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