OPAS Annual meeting on ZOOM

March 27, 2021

OPAS Annual Meeting on ZOOM 10:30am – 1:30pm

In our second ZOOM Annual Meeting, two award winning OPAS artists will highlight their opposing approaches to and execution of plein air painting.

RSVP: president@ohiopleinairsociety.com – debrajoycedawson@gmail.com

Mary Jane Ward’s resume speaks for itself. Having graduated from one the most respected Atelier Schools in the US, Mary Jane arrived in Columbus, OH where her name and influence quickly spread throughout the arts community. She has been the recipient of several artists grants from the Ohio Arts Council, is a respected teacher of drawing and painting, and an artist who has been a consistent winner at the OPAS Competitions.
Mary Jane Ward’s work is represented by Keny Galleries, Columbus, OH.

Visit Mary Jane’s website to see more of her artwork and read her complete bio:

Mary Jane Ward will kickoff our meeting with a “show & tell talk” of the various drawing methods and materials that she uses, including the preparation of certain papers.
     Later In the meeting, Mary Jane will demonstrate her approach to plein air painting with a 1-1/2 hour oil demo.

Mary Jane Ward, featured speaker and demo artist

Susan Bunce Ritter’s talk will give us a look at her life and work as an artist living, painting, and competing in Ohio & Florida. She’ll share how she gradually came to painting, what inspires her choices of subject matter and composition, give us a sneak peek into her sketchbook! She’ll share which artists have influenced her work most, and more. Q & A following the talk. 
Susan Bunce Ritter
2020 OPAS Competition “Award of Excellence” and recipient of the highly coveted “Artist’s Choice Award”.

“I work primarily in oil, seeking out compositions depicting structures in older neighborhoods, colorful alleys, beach and water views, and still life.  I have a special interest in painting neighborhood scenes and architecture that create feelings of the past and can document the existence of these often-endangered buildings and homes.”

Susan’s work is represented by Fuller Art House, Sylvania, Ohio.
Visit Susan’s website to see more of her work and an extensive list of her awards and exhibitions.