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March 2024

2024

May 5-11, 2024

Plein Air Southwest is a juried competition event presented by the Outdoor Painters Society. The 2024 event is hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, Texas. 

  • Orientation and Welcome: May 5
  • Official Paint Out: May 5 – May 11
  • Turn In Paintings: May 10, 9am – 12 Noon
  • Exhibition Preview VIP Reception May 10, 7pm
  • Exhibition open to public: May 11,       9am-8pm
  • Exhibition ends, pick up unsold work: May 11, 8pm

The wet painting exhibition is in the Ballroom of the historic 1880 Garten Verein, 2704 Avenue O. The building's most unique octagonal design and panoramic windows allow spectacular views.

The 1880 Garten Verein

 

"Sometimes a Great Notion"
by Thomas Jefferson Kitts

Upcoming Workshop
Thomas Jefferson Kitts

May 6-9, 2024


Our judge for PASW 24 will be the esteemed plein air landscape painter, Thomas Jefferson Kitts. Learn to paint the landscape in the most direct way possible using alla prima oil painting techniques developed by Sargent, Sorolla, and Zorn. This workshop will show you how to work quickly outdoors with more confidence and skill! 

Registration for the workshop is open. Look for it on the website. To learn more about Thomaswww.thomaskitts.com or visit Thomas’ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thomaskitts

OPS Calendar
of Events 2024

Medicine Park: April 19-20 Paint Out, Lawton, OK 

Plein Air SouthwestMay 5-11,  Galveston, TX  Juried Competition, Show & Sale

Estes Park: Sept. 16-20
Paint Out, Estes Park, CO

Paint Kerrville! Oct. 14-19,  Member Competition, Show & Sale (limit 50 members)

National Ranching Heritage Center & Cap Rock Canyon:
November (Dates TBD), 
Paint Out, Lubbock, TX

Dickens on the Strand: Dec 7-8, 
Paint Out, Galveston, TX

OPS Holiday Party: December, 2024

OPS artists painted the bluebonnets, wildflowers and historical buildings in the charming small town of Fredericksburg, TX, March 22-23rd. One of our biggest paint outs to boot, over 40 artists enjoyed the pretty weather and gorgeous countryside. The bluebonnets at the Catholic Cemetery were a quite a sight! The show and share was held at the Fredericksburg Brewery. The colorful party room at the back of the building filled up with conversation, laughter and food. There was an incredible collection of wet paintings created in the two day paint out. A special thanks to Ken Bohls for taking photos and sharing them on Facebook! And to all who sent photos to share, much appreciated.

 

Upcoming Paint Outs

Medicine Park, OK 

April 19-22, 2024

Less than 3 weeks away!

Known for its red cobblestones, the tiny town of Medicine Park is unique. An oasis of beauty off the beaten path, it has both a lake and a river running through it. And all of this is set in a backdrop of the gorgeous Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge nearby. You will never run out of beauty to paint here, and may want to schedule a day or two extra! Visit https://medicinepark.com/ to learn more about this exciting paint out venue! 

Estes Park, CO &
Rocky Mountain
National Park

September 16-20, 2024

Mark your calendars

It’s time to return to a favorite plein air location Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Spectacular mountain scenes, lakes, streams, wildlife, aspens, and much more await OPS members this fall. In the words of the author, Isabella Bird (1831-1904), “This is an upland valley of grass and flowers, of glades and sloping lawns, and cherry-fringed beds of dry streams, and clumps of pines artistically placed, and mountain sides densely pine-clad, the pines breaking into fringes as they come down upon the ’park,’ and the mountains breaking into pinnacles of bold grey rock as they pierce the blue of the sky.”  Aside from the traffic, it’s much like this today. Such an awesome place, you won’t want to miss painting.

More Fredericksburg fun . . . 

Dickens on the Strand

Start collecting your 1800’s/Victorian costumes and practicing quick paints in preparation of our return to Dickens on the Strand in Galveston, as festive street painters and portrait painters (people and pets)December 7th and 8th for 2024. It’s a magical two day event opportunity. Last year was very successful sales-wise on smalls, and we’ve been invited back! Full details later.

We say goodbye to Spencer Meagher and Ron Bausch

Spencer Thomas Meagher, 63, of Mount Vernon, passed away after battling cancer on Friday, March 15, 2024, at his home with his family by his side. Spencer battled his cancer with unwavering faith and strength. The support of each and every one of you over the past year meant the world to him and brought him so much joy. As a family, we would like to say a special thank you for every prayer, text message, meal, word of encouragement and painting sale over the past year. It is our hope that his art and legacy will live on for generations. 

He was a professional artist, specializing in plein air-style painting.  In addition to his art career, Spencer served as a baptist minister of various local churches for nearly twenty years. He also worked as a laborer and designer for Airtex Products in Fairfield, IL for nearly thirty years.  Spencer Meagher, a loving husband of 41 years, father, grandfather, pastor, Sunday school teacher at Summersville Missionary Baptist church, artist, and friend, left his mark on the world and will be remembered as a man of deep faith. Spencer's passion for art and painting will continue to be enjoyed by many. For more information, and to see more of his artwork,  Spencer Meagher Fine Art.

 

 Spencer won Artist Choice Award at PASW 2019 with The Tall Ship Ellisa. He also took PASW Artist Choice in 2021 with Toujouse Bar--The Tremont House above.

 Ron Bausch artwork

Ron Bausch, long time OPS member, died peacefully on March 9th after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. His lovely wife, Claire, said that this type of Parkinson’s had a life expectancy of nine years, and Ron fought it for fifteen years. Of thirty-eight years of marriage, fifteen were spent having this disease while his wife, Claire, took care of him in their home.


Ron was an avid plein air painter and went on many OPS trips, mostly accompanied by his longtime good friend and OPS member, Andrew Wages. Ron was also a Signature Member of Associated Creative Artists (ACA) in Dallas. His beautiful paintings were mostly landscapes, and he enjoyed fishing, hiking, and many other outdoor activities all his life and took his five children on many occasions. Those of us who knew Ron will miss his quiet, friendly nature and his incredible talent.

Email Cecy Turner if you’d like Claire Bauch’s address: cecy@cecyturner.com

Congratulations

Kathy Hammond: Thanks to Paint Texas jurors for my first place award in Quick Draw. Rain was forecasted so I painted “Boxwood Bungalow” on the front porch of our BnB. I also took home a second and third place for “Whistle Stop” and “Magnolia Oaks." I had so much fun painting Columbus with Michele Wile Choate and Julie Vincze Sanderson, I am grateful to have them as friends and painting buddies! I am truly blessed beyond measure!

Cecy Turner's paintings have been accepted into several other upcoming shows, in addition to the OPA show at Mark Arts in Wichita April 5th through May 31st.  Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Spirit Juried Exhibit at the Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY, through April 14th. Women Artists of the West 54th National Exhibit at the Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ, through June 23rd.

Member News

Tina Bolhman: Here's a plein air event in a Texas city with a town square courthouse and mile-long Main street that are all on the National Historic Register! In fact, approximately 20% of all Texas Historic Landmarks are in Waxahachie!  If your event calendar has room, Paint Historic Waxahachie is recommended & will be a great addition to your competition Spring schedule. 

Waxahachie is my home town & our local citizens & downtown businesses on the Square LOVE plein air painters! Deadline has been extended to April 18 - come paint with me!  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

Mindy Austin: our local art non-profit’s Paint Out Bryan is on April 12 & 13.    For more information: publicity@visualartsociety.org

 

Workshops

"Plein Air Workshop in Spain"

with Baron Wilson

4/10/2024 - 4/17/2024
$4,200.00
 

Embrace your passion for painting and take a journey with us into the heart of old Spain. Plein Air Artist Baron Wilson is offering a painting Workshop & Retreat planned around the beauty of springtime in the rustic and historic Extremadura region in western Spain. Your creativity will flow as you paint surrounded by Roman ruins, medieval cities, picturesque castles and antiquated villages.

For complete information:

https://baron.faso.com/workshop/35595/plein-air-workshop-and-painting-retreat-in-spain-spring-2024 Baron Wilson Fine Art

www.baron.faso.com

baron@baronwilson.com 512 484 6065


Arts in the Sunset
Amarillo Arts Institute

"3 Day Plein Air Oil Painting

Workshop For Beginners"

with Kelly Pennington 

May 17, 18 & 19,  2024

Website for more information:

https://www.artsinthesunset.org/service-page/outdoor-oil-painting-for-beginners

Editor’s note: Send any member news, events you were juried in or won a ribbon, and/or photos of yourself or your friends painting and workshop notices by the 25th of the month to myrrhsart@gmail.com. 

The Outdoor Painters Society is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers and supported by membership. An easy way to help OPS is by purchasing a hat or tee shirt with our logo on it. Click on the link below to see what's available. Thanks for looking.

https://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/page-1804432



February 2024

Plein Air Southwest

2024

May 5-11, 2024

Plein Air Southwest is a juried competition event presented by the Outdoor Painters Society. The 2024 event is hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, Texas.  Juried artists will compete for $25,000+ in cash and merchandise. Artists paint for 5 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston.

  • Orientation and Welcome: May 5
  • Official Paint Out: May 5 – May 11
  • Turn In Paintings: May 10, 9am – 12 Noon
  • Exhibition Preview VIP Reception May 10, 7pm
  • Exhibition open to public: May 11,       9am-8pm
  • Exhibition ends, pick up unsold work: May 11, 8pm

The wet painting exhibition is in the Ballroom of the historic 1880 Garten Verein, 2704 Avenue O. The building's most unique octagonal design and panoramic windows allow spectacular views from every angle. 

The 1880 Garten Verein

 

Don't Miss the Workshop with
Thomas Jefferson Kitts

May 6-9, 2024


Our judge for PASW 24 will be the esteemed landscape painter, Thomas Jefferson Kitts. We are excited to present a workshop with him May 6-9. Learn to paint the landscape in the most direct way possible using alla prima oil painting techniques developed by Sargent, Sorolla, and Zorn. This workshop will show you how to work quickly outdoors with more confidence and skill! 

Registration for the workshop is open. Look for it on the website. To learn more about Thomaswww.thomaskitts.com or visit Thomas’ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thomaskitts


OPS Calendar
of Events 2024

Fredericksburg: March 22-23
Wild Flower Paint Out

Medicine Park: April 19-20
Paint Out, Lawton, OK 

Plein Air SouthwestMay 5-11,  Galveston, TX  Juried Competition, Show & Sale

Estes Park: Sept. Dates TBD
Paint Out, Estes Park, CO

Paint Kerrville! Oct. 14-19,  Member Competition, Show & Sale (limit 50 members)

National Ranching Heritage Center & Cap Rock Canyon:
November (Dates TBD), 
Paint Out, Lubbock, TX

Dickens on the Strand: Dec 7-8,  Paint Out, Galveston, TX

OPS Holiday Party: December, 2024

Big Bend National Park

Feb 19-23, 2024

What a great week! The weather, gorgeous. The people, so much camaraderie! The food, excellent. Everything you hoped a paint out  to be. 

Over 35 OPS members and friends came on this exciting adventure. Several people left early, but 18 folks came to the show and share, bringing over 100 incredible plein air paintings of a majestic park venue. Mark your calendar for Nov. 2025 to join us here again in 18 months. 

 

Upcoming Paint Outs

Fredericksburg, TX

March 22-23, 2024

Next month, OPS artists are going to paint the charming small town of Fredericksburg, TX, March 22-23rd. Here is something for everyone, as well as being the premiere location to see and paint bluebonnets and wildflowers in Texas in the Spring.

Fredericksburg has a quaint downtown with historical buildings, stretching over two miles. Because it is a tourist location, you will find all the usual motels, loads of AirBnB's and Bed and Breakfasts. Sign into the OPS website, and visit the event page to sign up for this fun and colorful event.

Medicine Park, OK

April 19-22, 2024

Registration opens 
this weekend!

Known for its red cobblestones, the tiny town of Medicine Park is unique. An oasis of beauty off the beaten path, it has both a lake and a river running through it. And all of this is set in a backdrop of the gorgeous Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge nearby. You will never run out of beauty to paint here, and may want to schedule a day or two extra! Visit https://medicinepark.com/ to learn more about this exciting paint out venue! 

More Big Bend fun . . . 

Dickens on the Strand

Start collecting your 1800’s/Victorian costumes and practicing quick paints in preparation of our return to Dickens on the Strand in Galveston as festive street painters and portrait painters (people and pets)December 7th and 8th for 2024. It’s a magical two day event opportunity. Last year was very successful sales-wise on smalls and we’ve been invited back! Full details later.

We say Goodbye to
Joe Anna Arnette

A beloved member of OPS, Joe Anna Arnette died the on evening of February 3, 2024, at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 33 years, James Asher. Together, they traveled the world, capturing their favorite scenes in paint.

Joe Anna was a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, Signature member of Laguna Plein Air Painters and Master Signature member of Plein Air Artists Colorado, a master signature member of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and an elected member of The Salmagundi Club. Joe Anna participated in Plein Air Maui, Plein Air Southwest, En Plein Air Texas, Paint Grand Traverse, and En Plein Air Masters in France.

Stillted

 

Joe Anna was the author of Painting with Passion, The Best of Flower Painting, I and II and Sketchbook Confidential II. Her still life painting book, Painting Sumptuous Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers in Oil, and taught workshops all over the world. She once said, “If there is a passport in art, I think it must be painting en plein air. You’re in business anywhere you can put your easel.”

A full biography with more photos of her artwork can be found on https://www.outdoorpainter.com/joe-anna-arnett-obituary/ 

The family suggests memorials to: Christ Church Santa Fe, 1213 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87505


Captain Carl's Pride

Congratulations

Cecy Turner: I'm honored to have my painting, "Reaching Beyond" accepted into the 33rd Oil Painters of America 33rd National Exhibition! This year's national will be held at Mark Arts in Wichita, Kansas, from April 5th through May 31st. 

Diane Arnette was pleased by the of acceptance of two of her paintings in the Texas Invitational at the Pearce Museum in Corsicana, TX. 

Member News

Mindy Austin:  our local art non-profit’s Paint Out Bryan is on April 12 & 13.     It’s our second year. Artists can paint on Friday, also on Saturday during the Downtown Bryan Street and Art Fair. Plein Air artists pay no fee. Also, we plan to have a reception Friday evening. Last year we had good sales at the Art Fair Saturday. Artists need to register in advance please. For more information email me, Mindy Austin: publicity@visualartsociety.org

Myrrh HaslamThe Independence Historical Society is celebrating the 200 year anniversary of Independence, TX, with free tours of historic Texas buildings on Saturdays March 23 & 30, 2024, 10am-4pm. Artists in pioneer costumes much appreciated! One of the most beautiful locations to paint Texas Bluebonnets.  For more info go to wwww.ISHTexas.com.

Workshops


"Plein Air Workshop in Spain"

with Baron Wilson

4/10/2024 - 4/17/2024
$4,200.00
 

Embrace your passion for painting and take a journey with us into the heart of old Spain. Plein Air Artist Baron Wilson is offering a painting Workshop & Retreat planned around the beauty of springtime in the rustic and historic Extremadura region in western Spain. Your creativity will flow as you paint surrounded by Roman ruins, medieval cities, picturesque castles and antiquated villages.

For complete information:

https://baron.faso.com/workshop/35595/plein-air-workshop-and-painting-retreat-in-spain-spring-2024 Baron Wilson Fine Art

www.baron.faso.com

baron@baronwilson.com 512 484 6065


 

"Plein Air Oil Painting"

with Suzie Baker

ROCKPORT CENTER FOR THE ARTS

March 6-9, 2024 | 10:ooam-4:30pm

204 S Austin St Rockport, TX

For information and registration:

https://www.rockportartcenter.com/classes-workshops-events/suziebaker  



Arts in the Sunset
Amarillo Arts Institute

"3 Day Plein Air Oil Painting

Workshop For Beginners"

with Kelly Pennington 

May 17, 18 & 19,  2024

Website for more information:

https://www.artsinthesunset.org/service-page/outdoor-oil-painting-for-beginners

Editor’s note: Send any member news, events you were juried in or won a ribbon, and/or photos of yourself or your friends paintings and workshop notices by the 25th of the month to myrrhsart@gmail.com. 


Thank you for your participation!

Your membership allows the Outdoor Painters Society to provide interesting opportunities for members to grow as artists and to meet, paint and compete with other like minded creatives. We look forward t0 another amazing year!!


The Outdoor Painters Society is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers and supported by membership. An easy way to help OPS is by purchasing a hat or tee shirt with our logo on it. Click on the link below to see what's available. Thanks for looking.

https://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/page-1804432

January 2024

Plein Air Southwest

2024

May 5-11, 2024

Plein Air Southwest is a member juried competition event presented by the Outdoor Painters Society.  The 2024 event is hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, Texas.  Juried artists will compete for $25,000+ in cash and merchandise. Artists paint for 5 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston.

  • Orientation and Welcome: May 5, 2024
  • Official Paint Out: May 5 – May 11, 2024
  • Turn In Paintings: 9 AM – 12 Noon, May 10, 2024
  • Exhibition Preview VIP Reception 7pm, May 10
  • Exhibition open to public: May 11. 2024
  • Exhibition ends, pick up unsold work: 8pm, May 11

The wet painting exhibition is in the Ballroom of the historic 1880 Garten Verein, 2704 Avenue O. The building's most unique octagonal design and panoramic windows allow spectacular views from every angle. 

Don't Miss a Workshop with
Thomas Jefferson Kitts

May 6-9, 2024


Our judge for PASW 24 will be the esteemed landscape painter, Thomas Jefferson KittsAnd we are excited to present a workshop with him May 6-9, 2024. Learn to paint the landscape in the most direct way possible using alla prima oil painting techniques developed by Sargent, Sorolla, and Zorn. This workshop will show you how to work quickly outdoors with more confidence and skill! 

Registration for the workshop is open. Look for it on the website. To learn more about Thomaswww.thomaskitts.com or visit Thomas’ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thomaskitts


 

The 1880 Garten Verein

Congratulations to the 
2024 Competition Artists

SAMI ALI - ANCHORAGE, AK

SUZIE BAKER, SHENANDOAH, TX

TINA BOHLMAN, WAXAHACHIE, TX

LIZ BONHAM, KELLER, TX

BEVERLY BOREN, TROPHY CLUB, TX

JIM BRAGG, KEMAH, TX

J.C. BURLESON, PORTLAND, OR

RANDALL COGBURN, AUSTIN, TX

SHAWN DAVIS, ENNIS, TX

MONICA EDWARDS, SILVERADO, CA

KAYE FRANKLIN, GRAHAM, TX

STEPHEN GARY FRISK, RICHMOND, TX

FRANK GABRIEL, AUSTIN, TX

MARTIN GEIGER, STAUNTON, VA

MILLIE GOSCH, COLLEGE PARK, GA

ELAINE HAAKE, LEAWOOD, KS

KATHY HAMMOND, FRIENDSWOOD, TX

STEVEN HARRIS, MANVEL, TX

MYRRH HASLAM, HOUSTON, TX

HAI-OU HOU, STEVENSVILLE, MD

OLIVETTE HUBLER, DALLAS, TX

JANA JENNINGS, BRENHAM, TX

CAROLYN LINDSEY, CUERVO, NM

JINGSHENG LIU, PLANO, TX

WILL MALLER, LOS ALTOS, CA

LISETTE McCLUNG, LEAGUE CITY, TX

STEVEN McDONALD, SUNNYVALE, CA

DONNA McGEE, WEST MONROE, LA

TERI McREYNOLDS, SAN ANTONIO, TX

JEFFREY NEEL McDANIEL, RIO FRIO,TX

MARCHITA PRIEST, ROSENBERG, TX

CHUCK RAWLE, RICHMOND, TX

KURT RITTERPUSCH, BELTON, TX

ROBERT ROHM, LAGO VISTA, TX

JULIE SANDERSON, MONTGOMERY, TX

ROBERT SIMONE, ST. PETERSBURG, FL

RICHARD SNEARY, KANSAS CITY, MO

SUSAN STERLE, TEMPLE, TX

IRENA TAYLOR, SAN ANTONIO, TX

NANCY TYLER, DALLAS, TX

V....VAUGHN, ROUND ROCK, TX

RICHIE VIOS, AUSTIN, TX

DURRE WASEEM, CORONA CA

BARON WILSON, AUSTIN, TX

JING ZHAO, FRISCO, TX


OPS Calendar
of Events 2024

Big Bend Paint Out: Feb 19-23, 2024

Fredericksburg: March 22-23, 2024
Wild Flower Paint Out

Medicine Park: April 19-20, 2024
Paint Out, Lawton, OK 

Plein Air SouthwestMay 5-11, 2024Galveston, TX  Juried Competition, Show & Sale

Estes Park: Sept. TBD
Paint Out, Estes Park, CO

Paint Kerrville! Oct. 14-19, 2024  Member Competition, Show & Sale (limit 50 members)

National Ranching Heritage Center & Cap Rock Canyon, November, 2024 
Paint Out, Lubbock, TX

OPS Holiday Party: December, 2024

Big Bend National Park

Feb 19-23, 2024

Registration Still Open

Join us for one of OPS's most iconic paint outs. It is so popular we put it on the calendar every 18 months. If ever a landscape  beckoned, Big Bend summons painters from all over the US. Located way out in southwest Texas, the National Park gets its name from where the majestic Rio Grande takes a “big bend” on its journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Sometimes considered “three parks in one,” Big Bend has mountains, desert, and river environments. An hour drive can take you from the banks of the Rio Grande to a mountain basin nearly a mile high. In this vast park, you can explore one of the last remaining wild corners of the United States and experience unmatched sights, sounds, and sunsets!

View this short video to get the big picture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scnbMC-tcUI

Also, check out YouTube by member, Jim Rogers, from the 2012 OPS trip to Big Bend at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB_mtS9lJ04

 Visitbigbend.com is an excellent resource for park information.


Please note that lodging fills up quickly. There is a link to the preliminary itinerary when you register for the event, or  https://www.nationalparkreservations.com/park/bigbend-national-park/lodges/?msclkid=4935f386b1f4199ad5029617111f1337 to see the options!

 

Fredericksburg, TX

March 22-23, 2024

Registration Opens Soon!

Come springtime, we are going to paint the charming small town of Fredericksburg, TX, March 22-23rd. Sometimes referred to as the "crown jewel of the hill country," there is something for everyone. It is the premiere location to see and paint bluebonnets and wildflowers in Texas in the Spring.

There is also a quaint downtown, stretching over two miles, with historical buildings. Because it is a tourist location, there are all the usual motels, loads of AirBnB's and Bed and Breakfasts. Watch your email or visit the event page on the OPS website!

Medicine Park, OK

April 19-22, 2024

Known for its red cobblestones, the tiny town of Medicine Park is unique. An oasis of beauty off the beaten path, it has both a lake and a river running through it. And all of this set in a backdrop of the gorgeous Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge nearby. Visit https://medicinepark.com/ to learn more about this exciting paint out venue! Registration opens soon. 

Renew Your Membership

If you already haven't, please renew your OPS membership.  The dues allow the Outdoor Painter's Society to provide interesting opportunities for members to grow as artists and to meet, paint and compete with other like minded creatives. Log onto the OPS website and find the JOIN OPS! page. While you are there, take a chance to edit your profile page and renew your OPS membership for another amazing year!!

Congratulations

Another great surprise for Nancy Sterling Tyler in today’s email was acceptance of two pieces in the Texas Invitational at a the Pearce Museum in Corsicana, TX.  This years' theme is Modern Texas through Western Art and Nancy’s plein air pieces completed during OPS travels across the state of Texas will fit in nicely with this theme. Pull on your Cowboy boots for a great opening reception on Tuesday evening February 20th from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Susan Pape: Just found out I was invited to participate in the Wimberley Arts Festthis April 27 -28th at Waters Point Resort, Wimberley, Texas! I’m so excited! Come join us for live music, great food, beautiful scenery and of course wonderful, inspiring artwork! 

Member News

Lisette McClung: This past weekend, I spent a wonderful time painting in Fayetteville, Texas preparing for our Arts for Rural Texas, Plein Air Perspectives: A Texas Trio Exhibit with Kathy Womack Hammond and Julie Sanderson. We made the newspaper and made some fantastic friends, including, 'Honey the Cat' who stayed curled up by my feet the whole time I was painting at the "Triple R Farm". The show will be up at ARTS Ross Galleryin Fayetteville until February 17th. Come by and check out the artwork.

Also, League City is hosting an Aviary Art Show: 100 Birds of Galveston Countybenefiting the League City Patrons of the Parks and Arts Foundation. The opening will be Thursday, April 18, 2024 at the League City Civic Center on Walker St.

League City is also looking for artists to participate in a ‘live painting session’ of two different birds (provided by Wild Bird Adventures). The live painting session is from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  Artists may sell their paintings from their easels and keep 100% of the profits. BYO materials. League City’s goal is to have our guests (many who are attending the Galveston FeatherFest) watch the live painting as an added attraction to the gallery, reception, and silent auction happening that eveningIf interested, please let me know. lismcclung26@gmail.com 

Mindy Austin:  our local art non-profit’s Paint Out Bryan is on April 12&13. It’s our second year. Artists can paint on Friday , also on Saturday during the Downtown Bryan Street and Art Fair. Plein Air artists pay no fee. Also we plan  to have a reception Friday evening. Last year we had good sales at the Art Fair Saturday. Artists need to register in advance please. For more information email me: publicity@visualartsociety.org

Myrrh HaslamThe Independence Historical Society is celebrating the 200 year anniversary of Independence, TX, with free tours of historic Texas buildings on Saturdays March 23 & 30, 2024. Artists in pioneer costumes much appreciated! One of the most beautiful locations to paint Texas Bluebonnets.  For more info, contact Cynthia George, cw3424@gmail.com 

 

Workshops

"Plein Air Oil Painting"

with Suzie Baker

ROCKPORT CENTER FOR THE ARTS

March 6-9 , 2024 | 10AM-4:30PM

204 S Austin St Rockport, TX

For information and registration:

https://www.rockportartcenter.com/classes-workshops-events/suziebaker  



"Plein Air Workshop in Spain"

with Baron Wilson

4/10/2024 - 4/17/2024
$4,200.00 

Embrace your passion for painting and take a journey with us into the heart of old Spain. Plein Air Artist Baron Wilson is offering a painting Workshop & Retreat planned around the beauty of springtime in the rustic and historic Extremadura region in western Spain. Your creativity will flow as you paint surrounded by Roman ruins, medieval cities, picturesque castles and antiquated villages.

For complete information:

https://baron.faso.com/workshop/35595/plein-air-workshop-and-painting-retreat-in-spain-spring-2024 Baron Wilson Fine Art

www.baron.faso.com

baron@baronwilson.com 512 484 6065

 

Arts in the Sunset. Amarillo Arts Institute

"3 Day Plein Air Oil Painting

Workshop For Beginners"

with Kelly Pennington 

May 17, 18 & 19,  2024

Website for more information:

https://www.artsinthesunset.org/service-page/outdoor-oil-painting-for-beginners

Editor’s note: Send any member news, events you were juried in or won a ribbon, and/or photos of yourself or your friends paintings and workshop notices by the 25th of the month to myrrhsart@gmail.com. 

The Outdoor Painters Society is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers and supported by membership. We are always looking for ways to pay the bills. An easy way to help OPS is by purchasing a hat or tee shirt with our logo on it. 

Click on the link below to see what's available. Thanks for looking.

https://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/page-1804432

December 2023

 

Time's a-wastin' !!!

DEADLINE TO ENTER

By the end of the day
JANUARY 2, 2024

$25,000 in Cash & Merchandise

PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST 2024

May 5-11, 2024


Plein Air Southwest is a juried membership paint out event presented by the Outdoor Painters Society.  The 2024 event is hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, Texas.  Juried artists will compete for $25,000+ in cash and merchandise. Artists paint for 5 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston. GHF finds host families are found for out of town participants.

  • Acceptance notice: January 15, 2024
  • Orientation and Welcome: May 5, 2024
  • Official Paint Out: May 5 – May 11, 2024
  • Turn In Paintings: 9 AM – 12 Noon, May 10, 2024
  • Exhibition Preview VIP Reception 7pm, May 10
  • Exhibition open to public: May 11. 2024
  • Exhibition ends – pick up unsold work: 8pm, May 11
CLICK HERE FOR PROSPECTUS

Our judge with be the esteemed landscape painter, Thomas Jefferson KittsAnd we are excited to present a workshop with him May 6-9, 2024. Learn to paint the landscape in the most direct way possible using alla prima oil painting techniques developed by Sargent, Sorolla, and Zorn. This workshop will show you how to work quickly outdoors with more confidence and skill! 

Registration for the workshop is open. Look for it on the website. To learn more about Thomaswww.thomaskitts.com or visit Thomas’ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thomaskitts


 

Holiday Bash! 2023

OPS members celebrated the Holiday Season and wrapped up a busy 2023 schedule by doing what they do best, painting inside and out, eating good food, and sharing a good time together. Susan Sterle and Nancy Tyler hosted the group at Sterle Studio in Temple TX and everyone pitched in to make the day run flawless. Super surprise art pieces were revealed after a couple rounds of our famous art swap game. Enjoy the candid pics from the Saturday event and start painting your 8” x 10”’s for next years swap.

 

Renew Your Membership

Outdoor Painters Society membership dues are payable January 2024, or before. Our dues allow us to belong, to be offered interesting opportunities to grow as an artist, and to meet and compete with other like minded creatives. Log onto the OPS website and find the JOIN OPS! page. While you are there, take a chance to edit your profile page and renew your OPS membership for another amazing year!!

Member News

Editor’s note: Send any member news, events you were juried in or won a ribbon, and/or photos of yourself or your friends paintings and workshop notices by the 25th of the month to myrrhsart@gmail.com. 

Thanks so much Dena Davis and Rona Lesser for sending photos!

 

The Outdoor Painters Society is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers and supported by membership. We are always looking for ways to pay the bills. An easy way to help OPS is by purchasing a hat or tee shirt with our logo on it. 

Click on the link below to see what's available. Thanks for looking.

OPS Calendar
of Events 2023-24

Big Bend Paint Out: Feb 19-23, 2024

Fredericksburg: March 21-24, 2024
Wild Flower Paint Out

Medicine Park: April, 2024
Paint Out, Lawton, OK 

Plein Air SouthwestMay 5-11, 2024Galveston, TX
Juried Competition, Show & Sale

Estes Park: Aug/Sept TBD
Paint Out, Estes Park, CO

Paint Kerrville! Oct. 14-19, 2024  Show & Sale and a member competition (open to the first 50).

National Ranching Heritage Center & Cap Rock Canyon, November, 2024 
Paint Out, Lubbock, TX

OPS Holiday Party: December, 2024

Dickens on the Strand

On Dec. 2nd & 3rd, OPS participated in the colorful and amazing event in Galveston, Dickens on the Strand. The Galveston Historical Society invited us to participate, gave us a big tent and a cool sign, and lots of opportunities to paint and sell our art. The streets were filled with hundreds of costumed party goers and a big parade with horses and carriages--great subjects for painting and photos. Put this event on your calendar for next year!

 

Big Bend Paint Out

Feb 19-23, 2024

Registration is open!

Mark your calendars and get out your big canvases! OPS is going back to Big Bend National Park in February, a favorite painting location. If ever a landscape beckoned, Big Bend summons painters from all over the US. Located way out in southwest Texas, the National Park gets its name from where the majestic Rio Grande takes a “big bend” on its journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Sometimes considered “three parks in one,” Big Bend has mountains, desert, and river environments. An hour drive can take you from the banks of the Rio Grande to a mountain basin nearly a mile high. In this vast park, you can explore one of the last remaining wild corners of the United States and experience unmatched sights, sounds, and sunsets!

View this short video to get the big picture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scnbMC-tcUI

Also, check out YouTube by member, Jim Rogers, from the 2012 OPS trip to Big Bend at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB_mtS9lJ04

 Visitbigbend.com is an excellent resource for park information.


Please note that lodging fills up quickly. There is a link to the preliminary itinerary when you register for the event, or  https://www.nationalparkreservations.com/park/bigbend-national-park/lodges/?msclkid=4935f386b1f4199ad5029617111f1337 to see the options!


Mark your Calendars for
upcoming Paint Outs

March 21-24: Fredericksburg Bluebonnets

April: Medicine Park, Oklahoma

https://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/page-1804432

November 2023

 

Deadline to enter coming soon!

PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST 2024

May 5-11, 2024


Plein Air Southwest is a juried membership paint out event presented by the Outdoor Painters Society.  The 2024 event is hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, Texas.  Juried artists will compete for $25,000+ in cash and merchandise. Artists paint for 5 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston.

Entry deadline: January 2, 2024

  • Acceptance notice: January 15, 2024
  • Orientation and Welcome: May 5, 2024
  • Official Paint Out: May 5 – May 11, 2024
  • Turn In Paintings: 9 AM – 12 Noon, May 10, 2024
  • Exhibition Preview VIP Reception 7:00 pm, May 10, 2024
  • Exhibition open to public: May 11. 2024
  • Exhibition ends – pick up unsold work: 8:00 pm, May 11, 2024
CLICK HERE FOR PROSPECTUS

Our judge with be the esteemed landscape painter, Thomas Jefferson KittsAnd we are excited to present a workshop with him May 6-9, 2024. Learn to paint the landscape in the most direct way possible using alla prima oil painting techniques developed by Sargent, Sorolla, and Zorn. This workshop will show you how to work quickly outdoors with more confidence and skill! 

Registration for the workshop is open. Look for it on the website. To learn more about Thomas

www.thomaskitts.com

or visit Thomas’ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thomaskitts


 

Holiday Paint Out,

Party & Painting Exchange

Dec. 16, 2023

 Sterle Fine Art Studio
8 North 9th St.,  Temple, TX 76501

Hosted this year by OPS members Susan Sterle and Nancy Tyler, this annual event is everyone's favorite Ho-Ho-Ho! of the year; fun, food, camaraderie, a lively "painting swap," and a bonus of Plein Air in downtown Temple, TX! There are so many interesting pockets to paint in the heart of Temple near Susan's studio. Catch hot coffee, and restroom facility at the Studio if needed. 


To the north just a few blocks is the area of the historic homes that will be decked out in Holiday Decorations. To the south is the train depot. East is the downtown business area, plus churches, parks, and silos are sprinkled about. 

 

Rain, Snow, or sunshine - whatever the weather -  c'mon to the party!  We might even dig up a model if the weather doesn't want to cooperate. You'll have time to paint, time to visit with fellow members.


We will start with a paint out from 9:00am, then we'll gather to eat at 2:00 pm. Susan and Nancy will supply 2 pots of hot soup:  meat lover Tortilla Soup and Hearty Vegetable-only Soup. Around 3:00 pm we begin the fun Painting Exchange Game. It is not mandatory, but it's our tradition that members bring a dry, 8x10 painting  (unframed) wrapped in plain brown paper (no identification on the wrapper, please). 


After dinner, the fun begins when we start a lively game for exchanging the "unidentified" paintings. This has been a long time traditional activity, and dozens of OPS members have quite a collection of originals as a result of participating in this game over the years. 


Register early so Susan & Nancy can plan on how big a pot to stir up! Attendees please bring an appetizer (chip, dip, etc), salad, veggie, bread, dessert, and drinks to share.  


We hope you can join us!

Be Sure to Renew
Your Membership

Outdoor Painters Society membership dues are payable January 2024, or before. Our dues allow us to belong, to be offered interesting opportunities to grow as an artist, and to meet and compete with other like minded creatives. Log onto the OPS website and find the JOIN OPS! page. While you are there, take a chance to edit your profile page and renew your OPS membership for another amazing year of plein air growth.

OPS Calendar
of Events 2023-24

Dickens on The Strand: Dec. 2-3 
Paint Out & Sale, Galveston, TX

Big Bend Paint Out: Feb 19-23, 2024

Fredericksburg: March 21-24, 2024
Wild Flower Paint Out

Medicine Park: April TBD
Paint Out, Lawton, OK 

Plein Air SouthwestMay 5-11, 2024Galveston, TX
Competition, Show & Sale

Estes Park: September TBD
Paint Out, Estes Park, CO

Paint Kerrville! Oct. 14-19, 2024  Competition, Show & Sale 

Palo Duro Canyon: November TBD
Paint Out, Amarillo, TX

OPS Holiday Party: December TBD

Through the cold and drizzle of a hill country November, OPS plein air painters gathered together to capture the beauty of the quaint town of Llano and the Llano River. It was quite a sight! At least 26 folks painting under  bridges, over bridges, by the river's edge and around the courthouse. And so much fun to get together in the evenings to share, start  the day at the local coffee house for a quick cuppa, or gather over hot chocolate to warm up. 

We shared our paintings at the "overflow room" at Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, an OPS tradition when in Llano. Twenty two artists shared almost 50 paintings! It was great to see so many works of plein air art.

 

Big Bend Paint Out

Feb 19-23, 2024

Registration opens next week

Mark your calendars and get out your big canvases! OPS is going back to Big Bend National Park in February, a favorite painting location. If ever a landscape beckoned, Big Bend summons painters from all over the US. Located way out in southwest Texas, the National Park gets its name from where the majestic Rio Grande takes a “big bend” on its journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Sometimes considered “three parks in one,” Big Bend has mountains, desert, and river environments. An hour drive can take you from the banks of the Rio Grande to a mountain basin nearly a mile high. In this vast park, you can explore one of the last remaining wild corners of the United States and experience unmatched sights, sounds, and sunsets!

View this short video to get the big picture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scnbMC-tcUI

Also, check out YouTube by member, Jim Rogers, from the 2012 OPS trip to Big Bend at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB_mtS9lJ04

 Visitbigbend.com is an excellent resource for park information.

Fredericksburg Bluebonnets

Medicine Park, Oklahoma

OPS friends getting together to share some of the early Fall color in Ennis…along with a few cow spectators!!! Christy Kidwell, Ann Rogers (and pictured with the longhorn), Gail Greenoe , Carol Devereaux, and Bill Hatton.

Member News

Join OPS members Susan Sterle, Kurt Ritterpusch and Melanie Stokes this weekend if you are in the Temple area. 

If you can, join Austin Stubblefield at his show this weekend in Burleson, TX.

And this weekend Cecy Turner is having her annual open studio in Dallas.

 

Don't miss Donna McGee's show if you are in the Monroe, LA area!

Editor’s note: Send any member news, events you were juried in or won a ribbon, and/or photos of yourself or your friends paintings and workshop notices by the 25th of the month to myrrhsart@gmail.com. 

Disclaimer: Occasionally I will see and copy a "congratulations" post from Facebook, but I'm not reliable lol. So please email me your good news so I can share it.

Thanks to Marchita, Dena, Cindy, Judi and Jeanie, and all who shared photos!

Llano plein air painters biggest fan!


The Outdoor Painters Society is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers and supported by membership. We are always looking for ways to pay the bills. An easy way to help OPS is by purchasing a hat or tee shirt with our logo on it. 

Click on the link below to see what's available. Thanks for looking.

https://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/page-1804432

October 2023

 

Call For Entry!

PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST 2024

May 5-11, 2024


Plein Air Southwest is juried membership paint out event presented by the Outdoor Painters Society.  The 2024 event is hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation,Galveston, Texas.  Juried artists will compete for $25,000+ in cash and merchandise.  Artists paint for 5 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston.

Entry deadline: January 2, 2024

  • Acceptance notice: January 15, 2024
  • Orientation and Welcome: May 5, 2024
  • Official Paint Out:  May 5 – May 11, 2024
  • Turn In Paintings:  9 AM – 12 Noon, May 10, 2024
  • Exhibition Preview VIP Reception 7:00 pm, May 10, 2024
  • Exhibition open to public:  May 11. 2024
  • Exhibition ends – pick up unsold work: 8:00 pm, May 11, 2024
CLICK HERE FOR PROSPECTUS

Our judge with be the esteemed landscape painter, Thomas Jefferson KittsAnd we are excited to present a workshop with him May 6-9, 2024. Learn to paint the landscape in the most direct way possible using alla prima oil painting techniques developed by Sargent, Sorolla, and Zorn. This workshop will show you how to work quickly outdoors with more confidence and skill! 

Registration for the workshop is open. Look for it on the website. To learn more about Thomaswww.thomaskitts.com

or visit Thomas’ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thomaskitts


 

New OPS Holiday Paint Out & Wet Paint Sale!

Dickens on the Strand

Festival Paint Out & Wet Paint Sale  •  Dec. 2 & 3, Galveston, TX




(Please make note of the changes made to the event)


The Galveston Historical Foundation has invited OPS members to participate as Victorian Artists Participants in downtown Galveston’s annual holiday event. Add performance art to your resume and a fun challenge to your schedule.  Dressed as a Victoria artist, paint life as it unfolds at Dickens on the Strand along with other OPS members and expand your skills. GHF is arranging some great prices on local lodging and costumes are easy to acquire with idea help from google.  It’s gonna be a festive painting challenge with advantages! 

EVENT DESCRIPTION: 

This annual two day holiday festival hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation takes place on Saturday, Dec. 2nd  10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday, Dec. 3, Noon to 6:00 PM.  Dickens on The Strand will offer ticketed guests access to live entertainment, art & craft vendors, food. 

THE WET PAINT SALE:

Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd. Painters will set up their plein air easels throughout Dickens On the Strand and capture on canvas, paper, or panel, the people, sights & action of the event....(sort of an all-day “Quick Draw.")  The paintings brought from home (2 max) and the painting(s) created during Dickens will be displayed and offered for sale in the "Painters Village," a special tented area for OPS. The event volunteers, vendors and participating artists all contribute to the theme of the festival by dressing in Victorian-style costumes.

 

REGISTRATION AND PARTIPANT REQUIREMENTS  

Open to all members of Outdoor Painters Society.  No fee to participate, but artists must register by Nov. 15, 2023 and agree to the following rules including but not limited to:

  • Check-in by text or phone with OPS paint out/festival committee  upon arrival (contact info provided after registration)
  • Participate in Festival: Be available to help with staffing the OPS tent on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Festival Hours:  10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday - Noon to 6:00 PM Sunday
  • Dress in Victorian-style costume during Festival on Saturday & Sunday. 
  • Paintings must be for sale. 
  • All sales transactions must be processed through Galveston Historic Foundation (65% to artist, 35% to GHF).

CLICK HERE FOR PROSPECTUS



OPS Calendar
of Events 2023-24

Llano, TX: Nov 10-11
Paint Out, Llano, TX

Dickens on The Strand: Dec. 2-3 
Paint Out & Sale, Galveston, TX

Plein Air Southwest: May 5-11, 2024 Galveston, TX
Competition, Show & Sale

Paint Kerrville!: Oct. 14-19, 2024  Competition, Show & Sale 

Bundled up nice and warm, a small group of hearty plein air painters found themselves working to capture the bright colors of the Colorado fall in Pagosa Springs. We were in for some of the prettiest landscape views ever, plus a few surprises. One day we encountered a wagon full of hunters and horses heading into the mountains. Another day a herd of cattle came thundering by. Some of us witnessed the very special "ring of fire" eclipse on Saturday. Wild life was abundant, as well as a sky full of stars and, of course, the warmth and comaradie of other OPS painters. We appreciated the guidance of local outdoor painters, some of whom came out to play with us! A great time was had by all. 

 

Llano, TX

November 10-11

Registration is Open!

Sitting along the Llano and home to one of the most beautiful courthouses in Texas, this countryside makes for a fantastic hill country paint out.  Located an hour and a half from Austin, it is surrounded by charming towns, full of Texas quaint, historical buildings. The low water crossing at Kingsland gives you multiple views of the lovely Llano River. Only a two day paint out, but you might want to come early or stay an extra day!

Upcoming 2024 Paint Outs

We are in the process of creating the schedule for the 2024 paint outs. A trip to colorful Rockport, TX or pretty South Padre Island are the possible destinations for January, as well as an adventure to Caddo Lake in February. Of course, our annual wildflower paint out in March to beautiful Fredericksburg  and Johnson City. And if you haven’t been, (or even if you have been) join us for the Medicine Park and the Wichita Mountains & Wildlife Refuge outside Lawton, OK in April. 

Come fall '24, make plans for the stunning Palo Duro and Cap Rock Canyon in November. Wimberly, TX is very picturesque area we might venture to paint in the near future.

Medicine Park, Oklahoma

Palo Duro Canyon, TX

Congratulations!

Big congratulations to all those members who won ribbons at En Plein Air Texas '23:Kent Brewer placed 3rd with his painting, “Peeking Over the Reservoir.” Richard Sneary, "Lifting Fog" got the Texas Precious Water Award. Farley Lewis's painting, "Twins," won the Best Architectural Painting Award.  Julie Sanderson’s painting, "Life is a Box of CowboyUp Chocolates," took the 2023 10th Anniversary Celebration Award. Lon Brauer received the 2023 EPAT Plein Air Founder’s Award for his painting "Makin Boots." He also received the Peoples’ Choice Award for his painting "Cowboy Girl."  Richie Vios was given the Judges Choice Award for his painting, “Chicken Office.”

And congratulations again Richard Sneary! The only artist out of 170 artists at En Plein Air Texas to be juried in by a different juror EVERY year!! Woohoo!

Donna McGee: I am honored that my painting, Spring in a Cow Pasture, won second place in the Hoover Watercolor Society membership show. 

Lynn LaRose won an Award of Excellence at the Pearce Museum’s 38th Annual American Plains Association Reception for her  painting, “Amerind.” 

Lon Brauer:  I was honored with 3rd place overall for my view of Bass Rocks at the CAPA, Cape Ann Plein Air Festival. A huge thanks to Judge Tim Newton for the nod. 

Congratulations to those OPS winners of this year’s Brushes By the Beach Plein Air.  Nancy Paris Pruden won first place and Kathy Hammond won third place.

G Lee Gallery's Brushes By the Beach

 

Workshops

Member News

Laura Drumwright is having an Artist Open Studio, Friday, Nov 10th, 6-9 PM, 5705 Bent Oak Pl. Dallas, www.LauraleeGallery.com

Editor’s note: Send any member news, Events you were juried in or won a ribbon, and/or photos of yourself or your friends paintings and workshop notices by the 25th of the month to myrrhsart@gmail.com. 

Disclaimer: Occasionally I will see and copy a "congratulations" post from Facebook, but I'm not reliable lol. So please email me your good news so I can share it.

Thanks to those who shared photos!

The Outdoor Painters Society is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers and supported by membership. We are always looking for ways to pay the bills. An easy way to help OPS is by purchasing a hat or tee shirt with our logo on it. 

Click on the link below to see what's available. Thanks for looking.

https://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/page-1804432

September 2023

The Outdoor Painters Society & the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center 

PAINT KERRVILLE!

Another outstanding competition is a wrap! The enrollment was open to the membership, without having to be juried in, and capped at 50 participating artists. The large exhibit gallery was packed, utilizing every inch of exhibit space. Over 250 paintings hung in their largest gallery, floor to ceiling!  Our host KACC generously provided host families for many of the artists. Four days of painting the gorgeous hill country, including private ranches and venues opened up to the painters.

Congratulations to all the competition artists who participated. You did a fantastic job. The winners were selected by our judge, Patrick Saunders. A big thank you for your feedback and commentary on all of our paintings.

2024 dates were tweaked to a cooler, more colorful time of year, October 14-19, 2024. And we have been promised the whole gallery to ourselves!

Best in Show

"Refections" 
Hai-Ou Hou

Quick Draw

"Alley's Light" 
Garland Swinney

Artists Choice 

Linghui Wang

Award of Excellence

"Travelall" 
Judith Beauford

Award of Excellence

"A Road Well Travelled" 
Myra Knapp

Award of Excellence

"The Last Step" 
Shawn Frankfurt

 

Award of Excellence

"Vineyard Hilltop" 
Debra Hedrick

Award of Excellence

"Guadalupe Cypress" 
Roy Smith

Award of Excellence

"Green Lights, Go" 
Ryan Henry

Award of Distinction

"If Trees Could Talk" 
Garland Swinney

Award of Distinction

"Wagon Wheel Crossing" 
Steven Harris

Award of Distinction

"Sands of Time" 
Charlotte Cox

Award of Distinction

"River Bluff Cut" 
Nancy Huffman

Paint Kerrville! 
Traditional artists dinner at Mamacita's

OPS Calendar
of Events 2023-24

Pagosa Springs: Oct 10-14, 2023 Paint Out, Pagosa Springs, CO

Llano, TX: Nov 10-11, 2023
Paint Out, Llano, TX

Plein Air Southwest: May, 2024 Galveston, TX
Competition, Show & Sale

Paint Kerrville!: Oct. 14-19, 2024  Competition, Show & Sale 

 Details Coming Soon!

Watch for information on entering the OPS premiere event, Plein Air Southwest 2024. Compete on Galveston Island and record another year of history.  $25,000 total to be dispersed in cash and merchandise awards. 

Our judge with be the esteemed landscape painter, Thomas Jefferson Kitts. And we are excited to present a workshop with him May 6-9, 2024. Learn to paint the landscape in the most direct way possible using alla prima oil painting techniques developed by Sargent, Sorolla, and Zorn. This workshop will show you how to work quickly outdoors with more confidence and skill! 

Registration for the workshop opens this month. Look for it on the website.

To learn more about Thomas, visit: www.thomaskitts.com

or visit Thomas’ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thomaskitts


Pagosa Springs, CO

Oct. 10-14, 2023
Still time to register!

Pack up your gear! OPS is heading to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Oct. 10-14. Nestled in southwest Colorado at the base of the Continental Divide, Pagosa Springs is known for its amazing hot springs, abundant sunshine and small town feel. The San Juan River flows through the heart of the town and is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and Southern Ute Indian lands. It is 30 minutes west of the Continental Divide and Wolf Creek Pass Ski Area. Go to  https://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/ and sign in. Look under the "event" tab.

Llano, TX

November 10-11

Registration is Open

Sitting along the Llano and home to one of the most beautiful courthouses in Texas, this countryside makes for a fantastic hill country paint out.  Located an hour and a half from Austin, it is surrounded by charming towns, full of Texas quaint, historical buildings. The low water crossing at Kingsland gives you multiple views of the lovely Llano River. Only a two day paint out, but you might want to come early or stay an extra day!

Upcoming 2024 Paint Outs

We are in the process of creating the schedule for the 2024 paint outs. A trip to colorful Rockport, TX or pretty South Padre Island are the possible destinations for January, as well as an adventure to Caddo Lake in February. Of course, our annual wildflower paint out in March to beautiful Fredericksburg  and Johnson City. And if you haven’t been, (or even if you have been) join us for the Medicine Park and the Wichita Mountains & Wildlife Refuge outside Lawton, OK in April. 

Come fall '24, make plans for the stunning Palo Duro and Cap Rock Canyon in November. Wimberly, TX is very picturesque area we might venture to paint in the near future.

Medicine Park, Oklahoma

 

More Fun at Paint Kerrville! 

Cyber Security for Artists
with Austin Stubblefield


Due to technical challenges, the September webinar is being rescheduled to October 19th.  

Description: The internet, especially social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook, have become an easy yet critical way artists can build their brand and find new patrons.  But as their online footprint increases, artists have become targets for cyber criminals.  Join Austin in this (free to members) half hour session to learn how cyber criminals are targeting you and your art business along with methods for protecting yourself and your valuable work.

To register:
 www.stubblefieldstudios.com/register or email austin@stubblefieldstudios.com.  If you previously registered, you will automatically be registered for the new session.  

Austin has worked in cyber security for over 20 years working with some of the world's largest businesses.  He is also a fellow artist and member of the Outdoor Painters Society.

Members Paint Steamboat Springs

Congratulations!

Donna McGee: Thank you Kim Casebeer for honoring my work, "Pink Dancing Shoes," with a Merit Award in the 53rd Annual River Road Show, State Archives in Baton Rouge. Thanks to all of the people who worked hard to make the show possible. 

Lynn Larose: So excited to be accepted to the Art of the Plains 38th Annual Show. Pearce Museum at Navarro College. Oct 19-Jan 4th.  I have 2 pieces accepted. “Amerind” and “Bronco Buster.”

Dena Davis: I was so very pleasantly surprised to find out I received the Purchase Award at the Artists 'Round Texas Small Works show today for "The Blacksmith’s Cabin." Many more beautiful paintings, photography, drawings and jewelry will be on display and available to purchase at the Rowlett Public Library until December 16th.


 

Richie Vios: Big thanks to Judge Marc Hanson for giving my “Circle of Friends” pleinair painting the Best Landscape Award at the Smokies Plein Air Gala and Exhibit opening night. Also congratulations to all the winners, especially Dick Sneary who  received Best Architecture award. 

Workshops


Editor’s note: Send any member news, photos of yourself or your friends painting, award notices, and/or workshop notices by the 25th of the month to myrrhsart@gmail.com.  Occasionally I will see and copy a post from the OPS Facebook page, but I'm not reliable lol.

Thanks to Jeffrey McDaniels and Marchita Priest for sending photos :-))).

Jack, companion to artist Judi Beauford. 

The Outdoor Painters Society is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers and supported by membership. We are always looking for ways to pay the bills. An easy way to help OPS is by purchasing a hat or tee shirt with our logo on it. 

Click on the link below to see what's available. Thanks for looking.

https://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/page-1804432

August 2023

The Outdoor Painter's Society and the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Presents

PAINT KERRVILLE!


A Plein Air Competition Event

September 18 - 23,  2023

$5000 Cash Awards

Patrick Saunders, Awards Juror


Fifty OPS Members from Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, and Oklahoma will be painting  throughout Kerrville and the surrounding area, including several private property locations.  200 paintings are expected to be completed by the 50 competition artists in the 4-day event. Visit the events page on the OPS website for more information. You are invited to come Saturday, Sept. 23rd at the Kerr Arts Center at 5pm for the Reception and AwardsPresentation.


Mark your calendars! The date for the 2024 has been confirmed: September 16-21, 2024.



 

Cyber Security for Artists


A Free 1/2 Hour Zoom Seminar for OPS Members Only

September 26, 6:00-6:30 CST

The internet, especially social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook, has become an easy yet critical way artists can build their brand and find new patrons.  But as their online footprint increases, artists have become targets for cyber criminals.  In this half hour webinar, learn how cyber criminals are targeting you and your art business along with methods for protecting yourself and your work.

To register, go to www.stubblefieldstudios.com/register or email austin@stubblefieldstudios.com

Austin Stubblefield has worked in cyber security for over 20 years serving some of the world's largest businesses.  He is also a fellow artist and member of the Outdoor Painters Society.

OPS Signature Membership: Signature Membership status applications deadline is September 15th.  View requirements and the times to apply in the Members Only section of the OPS website.

OPS Calendar
of Events 2023-24

Paint Kerrville! Sept 18 -23, 2023  Competition, Show & Sale 

Pagosa Springs: Oct 10-14, 2023
Pagosa Springs, CO Paint Out

Llano, TX: Nov 10-11, 2023
Paint Out, Llano, TX

Holiday Bash! Coming in December

Plein Air Southwest: May, 2024

Paint Kerrville! Sept 16-21, 2024

 Competition, Show & Sale

Pagosa Springs, CO

Oct. 10-14, 2023
Registration Open

Start packing up your gear and panoramic canvases for our first trip of the fall season. OPS is heading to Pagosa Springs, Colorado,Oct. 10-14. Nestled in southwest Colorado at the base of the Continental Divide, Pagosa Springs is known for its amazing hot springs, abundant sunshine and small town feel. The San Juan River flows through the heart of the town and is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and Southern Ute Indian lands. It is 30 minutes west of the Continental Divide and Wolf Creek Pass Ski Area. 

Don't miss painting this awesome part of the country with your OPS friends, or bring along guests to join in the fun!! Go to https://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/ and sign in. Look under the "event" tab.

 

Llano, TX

November 10-11

Registration Opens soon!

Sitting along the Llano and home to one of the most beautiful courthouses in Texas, this countryside makes for a fantastic hill country paint out.  Located an hour and a half from Austin, it is surrounded by charming towns, full of Texas quaint, historical buildings. The low water crossing at Kingsland gives you multiple views of the lovely Llano River. Only a two day paint out, but you might want to come early or stay an extra day!

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Upcoming 2024 Paint Outs

We are in the process of exploring all the exciting options for 2024 paint outs. If you haven’t been there (or even if you have been) join us for  Medicine Park and the Wichita Mountains & Wildlife Refuge outside Lawton, OK in April. A trip to colorful Rockport, TX might be on the books, as well as a wildflower paint out in March to beautiful Fredericksburg  and Johnson City. And come fall '24, make plans for the stunning Palo Duro and Cap Rock Canyon. Wimberly, TX is very picturesque area we might venture to paint.

Medicine Park, Oklahoma

Congratulations!

Cecy Sutherland: Cecy Turner won Best Master Award for her oil painting, “Reaching Beyond,” in the Women Artists of the West 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Carriage Factory Art Gallery in Newton, Kansas. The judge was Kim Casebeer and the show will hang through September 15th. This was a piece she painted from her trip to Canyonlands National Park in Utah, on a little road you can see down into the canyon--Cecy and her husband found out how to get to it, and went down the road in their jeep!!

Val Sandell: My painting titled "Mares in Motion" has been accepted in the Oil Painters of America Western Regional, to be held at Brushworks Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT.

Robert Simone: My painting "Joined At The Hip" received the award for Best Landscape at NOAPS Best of America National Exhibition in Boulder, Co.With the inclusion of "Joined At The Hip" in that exhibition I was elevated to the distinction of Signature Member in NOAPS.
The same painting, "Joined At The Hip" was selected for inclusion in the OPA Eastern Regional in Birmingham, Al.

    Jing Zhao: Pleased to know that my painting "Village Girls" has been juried into the Western Oil Painters of America’s exhibition. Thank you to OPA and the OPA jurors! Also, I am so honored to get this email: “Your painting, “Big Sister,” has been selected for our exhibition in C√≥rdoba, Spain. The Almenara Art Prize Exhibition will show only 50 selected works for our physical exhibition in Spain, less than 2% of all the accepted works.

    Richie Vios: I received a letter yesterday from the Director of Western Art Museum, Kerrville for the submittal for the 40th Annual Roundup exhibit. They accept all 3 of my entries. So proud of myself that I'm with the two big Western Art Exhibitions in Texas. The 38th Annual Western Classic in Bosque Art Center, Cliffton, Texas, and the 40th Roundup Exhibition in the Western Art Museum, Kerrville, Texas. 

    Hai-Ou: Honored to Won 2nd place at Adirondack Plein Air competition. I am very thankful and honored to given 2nd place by juror Mick McAndrews who is an awesome painter. 

     

    Workshops

    For 2024 Thomas Jefferson Kitts will join us in Galveston to judge our annual competition and teach one or two workshop. The first Thomas Jefferson Kitts workshop is on May 6-9, 2024. Registration opens on October 15th. Go to events page on the website for more information.

    Robert Simone:  I am teaching a 3-day, Plein Air Painting Workshop entitled "Plein Air Essentials", sponsored by the Ontario County Arts Council in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.  The workshop will be held at a winery in Naples, NY.  Details are on my website, robertjsimone.com.

    The Outdoor Painters Society is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers and supported by membership. We are always looking for ways to pay the bills. An easy way to help OPS is by purchasing a hat or tee shirt with our logo on it. Thanks for looking!

    https://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/page-1804432


    Editor’s note: Send any member news, photos of yourself or your friends painting, award notices, and/or workshop notices by the 25th of the month to myrrhsart@gmail.com.  Occasionally I will copy a post from the OPS Facebook page to list, but I'm not reliable lol. Happy painting!



    July 2023





    July 2023

    "PLEIN VISIONS IN MINIATURE"

    Show dates: July 25 – August 14, 2023


    Congratulations to the Winners!

    Sponsored by The Outdoor Painters SocietyThe Associate Members Show & Sale 2023 was hosted by The Navarro Council of the Arts, Corsicana, Texas, and presented in their beautiful, light filled Warehouse Living Arts Gallery. 

    Our very own Bruce Peil, OPS Master Signature artist, judged the show. He had his work cut out for him! We are proud of the quality of work that was submitted by OPS Associate members.

    Start preparing now for the 2024 show. We are moving it to the late fall/early winter, together with a fun paint out of historic Corsicana. 

    Best in Show
    "Home Stretch" John Caggiano

    First Place
    "Jack Pot Docked" Elaine Haake

    2nd Place
    "Saturday Morning" Jingsheng Liu

    Third Place
    "Field of Cactus" Frank Gabriel

     

    Merit Award
    "Abandoned" Richard Szkutnik

    Merit Award
    "Turned Out to Be a Nice Day"
    Dena Davis

    Merit Award
    "Hey There" Helen Wilson

    Mark your calendars

    PAINT KERRVILLE!
    September 18-23, 2023

    Even though registration was closed 24 hours after it was posted, there is still room on the waiting list. 

     The "wet paint" competition, show & sale is hosted by Kerr Arts & Cultural Center in Kerrville, Texas.  Artists will be painting  throughout Kerrville and the surrounding area including several private property locations.  About 200 paintings are expected to be completed by the 50 competition artists in the 4-day event. Visit the events page on the OPS website for more information.

    Artist Organizational Tip: Keep a short Artist Biography and a good photo of yourself (headshot) in your phone or computer files.  You’ll be ready to produce your profile on art show entry sites, art competition promos, and new social media sites.

    Show Entry Tip: Always Remember to label your artwork with artist name, title, and price.  It’s just added insurance that your painting will be sold for the right price, matched up with the proper placard for the show, and returned to you at the end of the show.

    OPS Signature Membership: Signature Membership status applications deadline is September 15th.  View requirements and the times to apply in the Members Only section of the OPS website.

    OPS Calendar
    of Events 2023

    Plein Vision in Miniature: July 25-August 14, the annual OPS Associates Show & Sale, Corsicana, TX

    Paint Kerrville! Sept 18 -23
    Competition, Show & Sale
    Kerrville, TX

    Pagosa Springs: Oct 10-14
    Pagosa Springs, CO Paint Out

    Llano River: Nov 10-11
    Paint Out, Llano, TX

    Holiday Bash! Coming in December

    OPS Paint Outs

    Above & Below: Pagosa Spring, CO

    Pagosa Springs, CO
    Registration Opening next week!

    Start packing up your gear and panoramic canvases for our first trip of the fall season. OPS is heading to Pagosa Springs, Colorado,Oct. 10-14. Nestled in southwest Colorado at the base of the Continental Divide, Pagosa Springs is known for its amazing hot springs, abundant sunshine and small town feel. The San Juan River flows through the heart of the town and is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and Southern Ute Indian lands. It is 30 minutes west of the Continental Divide and Wolf Creek Pass Ski Area. 

    Don't miss painting this awesome part of the country with your OPS friends, or bring along guests to join in the fun!!

     

    Llano Courthouse

    Llano River: Sitting along the Llano and home to one of the most beautiful courthouses in Texas, this countryside makes for a fantastic hill country paint out, November 10-11. Located an hour and a half from Austin, it is surrounded by charming towns, full of Texas history. The low water crossing at Kingslands gives you multiple views of the lovely Llano River. Only a two day paint out, but you might want to come early or stay an extra day!

    Upcoming 2024 Paint Outs: We are in the process of exploring all the exciting options for 2024 paint outs. If you haven’t been there (or even if you have been) join us for  Medicine Park and the Wichita Wildlife Preserve outside Lawton, OK in April. A trip to colorful Rockport, TX might be on the books, as well as a wildflower paint out in March to beautiful  Fredericksburg and Johnson City.  And come fall '24, make plans for the stunning Palo Duro and Cap Rock Canyon. Wimberly, TX is very picturesque area we might venture to paint.

     A big thank you to Laura Lee Drumwright for her help in planning the Pagosa Springs paint out! She only regrets she can't be there. We do too Laura!

    Congratulations

    Kurt Ritterpusch: On the last day of the Evanston Paint Out, Kurt Ritterpusch won Best Painting for the area of Main Dempster Mile, for  "The Fishbowl." He also won Third Place for Temple's Annual Temple Treasures Painting Contest. 

    Hai-Ou Hou won an Honorable Mention for her painting of “Tractors,” at the Paint Grand Traverse competition in July. She also received notice that her painting, ”In Love,” has been accepted into the show NOAPS 2023 Best of America International Juried Exhibition in Alexandria, VA.

    Jing Zhao: Happy to know my painting “Street singer in Cusco” has been accepted into NOAPS 2023 Best of America International Juried Exhibition which will be hosted by the Principle Gallery, 208 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. The show will open on August 11, 2023. Congratulations to other accepted artists!

    Cecy Sutherland Turner: I'm beyond thrilled to have won the Masters Award at the Women Artists of the West 53rd National Exhibition for my painting, "Spanning Time."  Thank you to Women Artists of the West and to judge, Kim Casebeer for this honor! The show will be up until September 15th at the Carriage Factory Art Gallery in Newton, Kansas .

    Stuart Roper: I was truly honored and delighted to have received the 4th Place Award in the juried “7th Annual Impressions: Small Works Exhibition” in April by the American Impressionist Society, hosted by The District Art Gallery in Knoxville, TN. 

    Member News

    OPS member Cindy Nowotny and several other artists participated in the Paint Out at the Downtown Bryan Street & Art Fair, April 15,2023. We are looking forward to the next one set for Saturday, April 13, 2024. Information will be available at www.visualartsociety.org, or contact Mindy Austin : publicity@visualartsociety.org

     

    Workshops

    Rusty Jones: Come join the fun! If you want to improve your landscape paintings,  "In Celebration of Nature" is the place. 92 online lessons available 24/7 on any device. Three video lessons each month, private Facebook group, monthly critiques, monthly demo challenges with prizes, a community of like minded artists. Join at https://rustyjonesart.com/

    https://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/page-1804432

    The Outdoor Painters Society is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers and supported by membership. We are always looking for ways to pay the bills. An easy way to help OPS is by purchasing a hat or tee shirt with our logo on it. Thanks for looking!

    Editor’s note: Send any member news, photos of yourself or your friends painting, award notices, and/or workshop notices to myrrhsart@gmail.com by the 25th of the month so I can include them in the newsletter. 

    Thank you to all those of you who sent me photos for the newsletter!








    June 2023

    "PLEIN VISIONS IN MINIATURE"

    Call for Entry!

    Entry deadline: July 10, 2023
    Acceptance notice: July 13, 2023

    Show dates: July 25 – August 14, 2023

    Opening Reception: July 27, 5:30-7pm

    Sponsored by The Outdoor Painters SocietyThe Associate Members Show & Sale 2023 will be hosted by The Navarro Council of the Arts, Corsicana, Texas, and presented in their beautiful, light filled Warehouse Living Arts Gallery. This will be a salon-style show and sale for Associate Members only with the theme, “Plein Visions in Miniature.” There’s just a few short days left to enter: July 10 is the very last day, so get your entries in earlier, please. We want to see your work! The Warehouse Theater also opens a new production on July 25, so the public will be able to see the show as they gather in the lobby.

    We are excited to announce our judge this year will be Bruce Peil, OPS Master Signature artist.

    Maybe you have doubts about submitting your plein air work, but the procedure of entering a juried show is quite the learning experience with benefits. First read the Prospectus that lays out the specifics and rules of the entry process. Pick out one to three plein air paintings/examples of your work. Next take some good photos of your work in indirect light with your phone or your digital camera.  Name your photo files. Example: title.medium.size.price.jpg (TreeOnHill.pastel.14X11.350.jpg)

    Entry is through onlinejuriedshows.Organize your thoughts and jot down a few keynotes about your artistic self and what you love about painting plein air to use in your profile. OnlineJuriedShows.com make it super easy to create your profile on-line, download your images and pay your entry fee.   

    One entry is guaranteed but the second or third image might also be selected.  Be prepared to frame-up your accepted paintings; label each piece on the back with your name, title of work, and price.  Deliver or ship the framed and labeled paintings to arrive on the specified dates listed in the prospectus. 

    For more information go to OPS website, 2023 Associate Members Show and Sale.

     

    Mark your calendars

    PAINT KERRVILLE!
    September 18-23, 2023

    The 3rd Annual OPS Membership Paint Out Competition & Exhibition is September 18 through 23, 2023.  The "wet paint" show & sale is hosted by Kerr Arts & Cultural Center in Kerrville, Texas.  Artists will be painting  throughout Kerrville and the surrounding area including several private property locations.  About 200 paintings are expected to be completed by the 50 competition artists in the 4-day event. Entry into this event is “first come, first serve.” Last year it filled up in less than 24 hours. Registration opens near the middle of July; keep an eye out for the email! Visit the events page on the OPS website for more information.

    On the Edge, Grand Canyon
    Thomas Jefferson Kitts

    Great Things on the OPS Horizon

    We’re giving you incentive to keep painting, keep improving and growing in your art journey and learn from the very best.  Our judges and workshop presenters for the next two years of Plein Air Southwest have been lined up and we are excited to give our members the opportunity to work with these prestigious plein air artists. 

    For 2024 Thomas Jefferson Kitts will join us in Galveston to judge our annual competition and teach one or two workshop. The first Thomas Jefferson Kitts workshop is on May 6-9, 2024. Registration opens on October 15th. Go to events page on the website for more information.

    Then fast forward to May of 2025 and we will be welcoming Tennessee Plein Air Painter, Kathie Odom, to judge Plein Air Southwest and present workshops.

    OPS Calendar
    of Events 2023

    Plein Vision in Miniature: July 25-August 14, the annual OPS Associates Show & Sale, Corsicana, TX

    Paint Kerrville! Sept 18 -23
    Competition, Show & Sale
    Kerrville, TX

    Pagosa Springs: Oct 10-14
    Pagosa Springs, CO Paint Out

    Llano River: Nov 10-11
    Paint Out, Llano, TX

    Holiday Bash! Coming in December

    OPS Paint Outs

    Above & Below: Pagosa Spring, CO

    Pagosa Springs: Start packing up your gear and panoramic canvases for our first trip of the fall season. OPS is heading to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Oct. 10-14! Nestled in southwest Colorado at the base of the Continental Divide, Pagosa Springs is known for its amazing hot springs, abundant sunshine and small town feel. The San Juan River flows through the heart of the town and is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and Southern Ute Indian lands. It is 30 minutes west of the Continental Divide and Wolf Creek Pass Ski Area. Registration will be open this month so that you can plan your trip in advance. More details will be in the itinerary once you register.

    Llano River: Sitting along the Llano and home to one of the most beautiful courthouses in Texas, this countryside makes for a fantastic hill country paint out, November 10-11. Located an hour and a half from Austin, it is surrounded by charming towns, full of Texas history. The low water crossing at Kingslands gives you multiple views of the lovely Llano River. Only a two day paint out, but you might want to come early or stay an extra day!

    Above & Below: Llano, TX

     

    Upcoming 2024 Paint Outs: We are in the process of exploring all the exciting options for 2024 paint outs. If you haven’t been there (or even if you have been) join us for  Medicine Park and the Wichita Wildlife Preserve outside Lawton, OK in April. A trip to colorful Rockport, TX might be on the books, as is a wildflower paint out in March to beautiful  Fredericksburg and Johnson City.  And come fall, make plans for the stunning Palo Duro and Cap Rock Canyon. If you happen to live in or near one of those areas and would like to help us plan the adventure, please email myrrhsart@gmail.com.

    Stay cool and keep painting! Look forward to painting with you soon.

          Myrrh Haslam & Marchita Priest

    OPS Signature Membership

    Signature Membership status applications deadline is September 15th.  View requirements and the times to apply in the Members Only section of the OPS website.

    The Outdoor Painters Society is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers and supported by membership. We are always looking for ways to pay the bills. An easy way to help OPS is by purchasing a hat or tee shirt with our logo on it. Thanks for looking!

    https://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/page-1804432

    Congratulations

    Bob O’Brien: My painting “Ethereal” won an honorable mention in the nationwide Bold Brush art competition. It’s a monthly art competition open to all artists across the country; there were around 2400 entries. Big congrats!!

    Dina Gregory's pastel painting,  "Sunshine on Cedron Creek" was awarded 1st place at the Austin Pastel Society's, " Pastel Fest Exhibition.” The exhibition will be showing at Artworks Gallery in Austin through June 19th. Very nice!

    Kurt Ritterpusch: I want to let OPS friends know I was juried into the Evanston Plein Air Festival 9-16 July in Evanston, IL. Good news, Kurt!

    Workshops

    Rusty Jones: Come join the fun! If you want to improve your landscape paintings,  "In Celebration of Nature" is the place. 92 online lessons available 24/7 on any device. Three video lessons each month, private Facebook group, monthly critiques, monthly demo challenges with prizes, a community of like minded artists. Join at https://rustyjonesart.com/

     

    Editor’s note: Send any member news, photos of yourself or your friends painting, award notices, and/or workshop notices to myrrhsart@gmail.com by the 25th of the month so I can include them in the newsletter. Thank you!










    May 2023




    PASW 23 Best in Show

    Durre Waseem for “Middle of the Day”


    PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST 2023

    May 7-13, 2023


    Plein Air Southwest 2023 was a huge success. The light-filled Garten Verein was the perfect venue for hundreds of beautiful plein air paintings displayed by the competition artists. The Galveston Historical Society provided homes, the venue, and marketing that created an outstanding and rewarding plein air competition.

    Several new award categories were created this year. The judge, Patrick Saunders, worked hard to select the paintings suited for each award. He did a great job of explaining his choices to the group.


    Click Here to go to the OPS website to see a complete list of the winners, along with photos of the paintings.


    Thank you to OPS Board members who worked hard to create and administrate this event. And to the artists themselves for their hard work to help set up and break down, and assist us with logistics. 

    One of the visitors remarked upon leaving the Exhibition, "You did Galveston proud!" We think so.


    Have a great summer and we hope to see you in the fall. Happy painting!



    PASW 23 First in Excellence

    Kaye Franklin for “East Beach”




    PASW 23 Second in Excellence

    Farley Lewis for “Grand Entrance"

    He was also awarded by participating

    artists, Best Body of Work



     

    PASW 2023 AWARDS 


    Quintessential Galveston

    Richie Vios, “Texas Heroes”


    Best Use of Perspective

    Allen Brockbank, “Behind the Facade”


    Best Seashore or Seascape

    Beverly Boren, "Porretto Beach"


    Best Nocturne

    Jingsheng Lui, “Back Alley”


    Best Interior

    Robert Simone, “Tagged”


    Best Sunrise or Sunset

    V. Vaughan, “Day is Done”


    Best Working Waterfront

    Richard Sneary, “Alice”


    Best in Architecture

    Randall Cogburn, “Fisherman’s Wharf”


    Best Garden Scene

    Will Maller, "Galveston Garden”


    Award of Distinction

    Paul Rosiak, “Pier 21”


    Award of Distinction

    Lizette McClung, “The Star of 23rd”


    Award of Distinction

    Fran Ellisor, “Island Sunrise”


    Award of Distinction

    Mary McIntosh, "Out of Service"


    OPS Calendar
    of Events

    Sept. 18-23: Paint Kerrville! Competition, Show

    Oct. 10-14: Pagosa Springs, CO Paint Out

    November: TBD

    December: Holiday Bash! TBD


    Sept. 19-23: Paint Kerrville!  Competition, Show

    Oct. 10-14: Pagosa Springs, CO    Paint Out

    November: TBA

    December Holiday Bash! TBA

    Pagosa Springs

     



    Congratulations


    Roy Smith: Happy to hear my painting “Texas Blues” was awarded 2nd place in the Brownwood Arts, “Texas” themed competition this April. 


    Susan Sterle participated in the 16th Annual Paint Historic Waxahachie Plein Air Event. She received first place in the quick draw competition and received a ribbon, honorable mention, for my street scene. 


    Tina Bolhman: After returning home from 8 days competing in Plein Air Southwest in Galveston, I had two days left to paint for the 16th Annual Paint Historic Waxahachie event. Excited that “Sign of the Star” won 1st place! Thanks to judge, Bruce Peil. 


    Cece Turner: I'm so honored that my oil, "Monumental Experience" from my Canyonlands trip was selected as one of the 200 paintings out of nearly 1,500 entries for the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society International online exhibition! Thank you, NOAPS! The exhibit may be viewed on their website, www.noaps.org Cece Turner


     



    Member News


    From Sherry Wooly and Myrna Knapp: Sign up is open for the Plein Air Event, Two Rivers Plein Air, sponsored by the New Braunfels Art League, Oct. 9 - 14, 2023    To access an application go to: TheNewBrunfelsartleague.com and look for Special Shows.

    Editor’s note: please send any member news, award notices, or workshops to myrrhsart@gmail.com by the 25th of the month.





    April 2023

    PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST 2023

    May 7-13, 2023

    Exhibition Preview Invitational
    VIP Reception
    7:00 pm, May 12, 2023

    Wet Painting Exhibition
    Open to public all day, May 13, 2023

    40 + juried artists will complete in the event Plein Air Southwest 2023 for prizes over $31,000. Hosted again by the Galveston Historical Foundationartists paint for 6 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston. For more details, see Plein Air Southwest 2023.

     

    River Bend Breeze
    by Patrick Saunders

    We are grateful to have Patrick Saunders judging PASW this year. He has his work cut out for him with the great line up of artists painting the Island.


    There are still spaces left in Patrick's workshops! Two in the first, and two in the second. For more information and to sign up,click here to go to the event section on the website and sign up. The dates & details are different, but just click on "join wait list" and the admin will register you and bill you the deposit amount.


    1880 Garten Verein, Galveston

    OPS Ennis & Old City Park Paint Out Dinner

    OPS Calendar
    of Events 2023

    May 7-13: Plein Air Southwest Galveston, TX Competition & Show

    Sept. 19-23: Paint Kerrville!  Competition, Show

    Oct. 10-14: Pagosa Springs, CO    Paint Out

    November: TBA

    December Holiday Bash! TBA

    Ennis and Old City Park, Dallas

    Our latest paint out started off great. Two pretty days of painting out in the hill country around Ennis, TX. The first day we painted at the Davis Hill Ranch. Shawn & Ronnie spoiled us with homemade BBQ sandwiches, what a treat! Storms threatened our afternoon painting, but didn't arrive until later that evening. Davis Hill was literally covered in Bluebonnets and other wildflowers! It was spectacular.

    Friday brought us an invitation to paint on one of the top ten most photographed places in the world--Sugar Ridge Ranch on the North Bluebonnet Trail, outside Ennis. Owner Jim Anderson gave us the royal treatment, and the views did not disappoint!

    Saturday we gathered at Old City Park in Dallas, where we enjoyed painting Texas historical buildings. It never ceases to amaze me how many paintings folks can do in three days! We ended with a fun dinner at the Heritage Restaurant--great food and company.

     

    Upcoming OPS Paint Outs

    Mark your calendars!

    Pagosa Springs, Oct. 10-14, 2023

    Cap Rock Canyon: If some of you were wondering, we have postponed this paint out until next year. Because it is in such a remote location, more planning and logistics are required for our group. But something amazing is sure to take its place this coming November, so keep an eye out!

    Important Notice
    Keep Your Membership
    Info Up to Date!

    Just log on to the OPS website at www.outdoorpainterssociety.com

    At the top of the page will be your name. Under your name click on "view profile," and a page will come up with all your member information. Click on "edit profile" and if anything has changed, you can make changes and bring your membership up to date. This is important so that you get communications, the newsletter, and any other important announcements you might be interested in.

    Please make sure your information is in the right slot, ie. Put the City in the City slot, The Street Address only in the Street Address or Address slot, etc. You can also add a photo to your member file, see events you have registered for, and any invoices and payments you have made for workshops, dinners, competition entries, etc. This area is very helpful if you are applying for Signature or Master Signature Status or if you are needing to update your very own CV for your website. And if your membership has lapsed, you will be able to renew it! 

    Hit Save when you are finished. Thank you for your support, and for being a member of the Outdoor Painters Society.


    Congratulations

    Editor’s note: please send any award notices to myrrhsart@gmail.com. I do occasionally pick out random award notices from the Outdoor Painters Society Facebook page, but if your name is not mentioned and you have an award, please send me a note with the particulars and I will be so happy to post it next time. Thank you!

    Cecy Turner’s oil, “Hill Country Sunset,” was accepted into the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Small Works Exhibition to be held at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado, from May 18th through June 17th with Opening Reception on May 18th. Also, Cecy was chosen for the Plein Air Magazine’s March 22nd online Artist Spotlight and her painting, “The Splendor of Texas,” was chosen by Plein Air Magazine for their April 11th online feature of “Eight Inspiring Skyscapes.” Her oil, “Monumental Experience” was selected by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine for their Studio Landscapes Portfolio for their May/June issue.

    Diane Ditzler Fossard: Extremely honored to receive the Seascape Honorable Mention at the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. The show will be up until April 30th at Reinert Fine Art in Charleston, SC. 

    Shannon Hill: I was happy to win second place and artist of the month by the Ellis County Art Association with my plein air painting, “Boats at Bolivar.” I painted this a couple months ago while on a paint out with Outdoor Painters Society. It will be on display and for sale; check out all the beautiful artwork at Art on the Square in Waxahachie, TX. 

    En Plein Air Frisco 2023Nancy Tylertook second place for her painting, “Number 19.” Lui Jinsheng’s painting “Go Frisco” got awarded Best of the Day. And “Dappled Morning Light” by Pernie Fallon was awarded an Honorable Mention.

    Shaun Frankfurt: So humbled and blessed to receive the 1st Place Award at the 2023 First Brush of Spring plein air event, New Harmony, IN. Everyone there was gracious and welcoming to us. To IPAPA, the Rapp Family, the people of New Harmony, thank you all for your kindness.

    Congratulations to all those members who won awards at Paint the Town 2023. The total line up of award winners hasn’t been posted yet, but we did hear that Richie Viostook the Best Quick-Draw award, 2nd Place went to Kathy Hammond and 3rd Place to Lisette McLung.

    Tina Bohlman: Excited that “Gone Undercover” 12x16 watercolor was accepted into the Women Artists of the West (WAOW) 53rd National exhibition! The show will be open July 22 - Sept. 15 at the Carriage Factory Art Gallery in Newton, KS. 

     

    Workshops

    Cecy Turner is teaching a watercolor workshop for the Lake Granbury Art Association on May 9-10, with a watercolor demonstration at the LGAA meeting May 8th at 6:00 p.m. The workshop will cover designing for impact with large shapes and how to move the eye through the painting and how to achieve light in your paintings. Cost is $160 for LGAA members and $180 for non-members. Contact Sue Bagwell phone: 432-213-0860 email: sue_bagwell@gmail.com

    Member News

    From Sherry Wooly and Myrna Knapp: Time's a wasting! If you want to sign up for the Plein Air Event, Two Rivers Plein Air, sponsored by the New Braunfels Art League, Oct. 9 - 14, 2023, do it now. Sign up begins on May 1st for the first 42 artists. To access an application go to: TheNewBrunfelsartleague.com and look for Special Shows.

    Margie Taylor wrote to us about the Exhibition, Celebrating 175 Years of Corsicana, sponsored by the Navarro Council of the Arts, June 8-July 31, 2023. For more information, visit https://www.corsicana175years.com/

    The folks at Old City Park Dallas let us know they are doing a monthly outdoor art market. They are hoping to fill the park along the outer loop with artists who are interested in setting up and displaying and selling their art. An added bonus, of course, would be actually doing some art in the park for folks to see and interact with you about.  The registration for a spot is only $5 so they can manage and track who will be in attendance. They are hoping this becomes a large outdoor market and can bring in food trucks and music to attract people to come to the park and check us out

    Link: https://form.jotform.com/230876068105053 

    March 2023

    PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST 2023

    May 7-13, 2023

    Exhibition Preview VIP Reception
    7:00 pm, May 12, 2023

    Wet Painting Exhibition
    Open to public all day, May 13, 2023

    40 + juried artists will complete in the event Plein Air Southwest 2023 for prizes over $25,000. Hosted again by the Galveston Historical Foundationartists paint for 6 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston. For more details, see Plein Air Southwest 2023.

     

    Morning After the Holiday
    by Patrick Saunders


    We are grateful to have Patrick Saunders judging PASW this year. He has his work cut out for him with the great line up of artists painting the Island.


    There are still spaces left in Patrick's workshops--two in the first, and one in the second. For more information and to sign up,click here to go to the event section on the website and sign up. The dates & details are different, but just click on "join waitlist" and the admin will register you and bill you the deposit amount.


    1880 Garten Verein, Galveston

    OPS Paint Out Show and Share at the

    Matagorda County Nature & Birding Center, Bay City

    OPS Calendar
    of Events 2023


    April 20-23: Ennis/Dallas, TX

    May 7-13: Plein Air Southwest Galveston, TX Competition & Show

    Sept. 17-23: Paint Kerrville!  Competition, Show

    Oct. 10-14: Pagosa Springs, CO    Paint Out

    December: Holiday Bash!

    Having breakfast at Cassidy's

    Matagorda and Bay City Paint Out
    March 10-11, 2023

    We began the paint out with the group meeting that first beautiful, sunny morning at very charming Cassidy's Coffee Bar and Cafe. Our host, Gay Joines, created very handy welcome packets, complete with a granola bar and canvas!

    Equipped with maps of the area, we began our paint out in beautiful Matagorda. Some headed to the beach to paint the aqua colored water, while others painted at the Marina nearby. The fishing town was complete with colorful cottages, pretty white churches, and a variety of interesting bait shops.

    The second day was scheduled for the nearby Matagorda Birding and Nature Center. We were treated as royalty by the staff, as they pulled artists around in their covered wagon. For lunch, the historic Blessing Hotel Restaurant served the best American buffet you could wish for! 

    In the afternoon we returned to the Birding Center, and later had show and share at their Indoor Event Center. So amazing to see such an inspirational collection of work painted in  over just two days. Good food, good fun and lots of painting!

     

    This is why we love our paint outs. One painter blocks the sun so another can finish!

    Upcoming OPS Paint Outs

    Mark your calendars!


    Ennis and Old City Dallas
    April 20-23, 2023


    Rolling hills, winding roads, barns and wildflowers are the perfect combination for a spring paint out. We will find dozens of scenic views and painting locations on every back road. Brilliant flowers blanket fields and pastures and decorate the countryside along the famous Ennis Bluebonnet trails. This iconic venue is one that you don’t want to miss capturing on canvas. Or if you’ve been there, come back and catch the beauty again with the outdoor painters.


    This year we spend two days in Ennis, and then on Saturday journey to beautiful Old City Park in Dallas, rich with ancient trees and 22 historic buildings on 13 acres. The park is advertising that we will be there, and you can sell your paintings off the easel all day. We will have Show and Share there in the late afternoon between 3-4:00 at the big pavilion.


    While you are visiting the area, you could think about creating paintings for the upcoming Exhibition, Celebrating 175 Years of Corsicana. (For more information, see below under member news)


    Kerr Arts Center has invited us back in September this year for the competition event, Paint Kerrville, Sept. 17th-23rd.

    Then on to exciting Pagosa Springs, CO,  October 10-14, to paint this very picturesque mountain town.

     And of course, plan to end the year with the popular and fun Holiday Bash!

    Dallas Old City Park

    Pagosa Springs

    Congratulations

    Paint Texas! Plein Air Event in Columbus, Tx., 1st place in main event and Quick Draw went to Julie Sanderson; 2nd place in main event and Quick Draw went to Kathy HammondOlivette Huber received 3rd place in Quick Draw.

    Gary Frisk won first place for his painting, "Once There Was Power," at the Texas Invitational at the Pearce Museum in Corsicana. And Karla Massingill got an Honorable Mention for her painting, "Artist Point."

    Tina Bohlman was the "Spotlight Artist" in the Plein Air Today newsletter on Wednesday, March 29th. To read her interview and see her work, click HERE.

    Member News

    Sherry Wooley and Myra Knapp are reinstating the show, Two Rivers Plein Air, sponsored by the New Braunfels Art League, Oct. 9 - 14, 2023. Sign up begins on May 1st for the first 40 artists. They are giving OPS a heads up! To access an application go to: TheNewBrunfelsartleague.com and look for Special Shows.

    Margie Taylor wrote to us about the Exhibition, Celebrating 175 Years of Corsicana, sponsored by the Navarro Council of the Arts, June 8-July 31, 2023. For more information, visit https://www.corsicana175years.com/

    Mindy Austin let us know about the brand new Bryan Street & Art Fair Paint OutSat. April 15, 10am-4pm. Register by April 10, go to their website HERE.

    The Independence Historical Society is having its open house March 25-26 & April 1-2 & 8, complete with artisans in period dress. They are inviting Plein Air Artists to paint (maybe even in costume!). Visit their website for more information.

     

    Workshops

    Deborah Paris, the Landscape Atelier, has a new online home. Check out her on- demand classes as well. Click HERE

    From the editor:  Send any good news, awards, etc., including photos of you  painting outdoors, to the newsletter editor, Myrrh, myrrhsart@gmail.com by the 25th of the month, and I will include include them in the next newsletter. 


    Thank you to all those sending photos: Helen Siksek, Marchita Priest, Gay Joines, Arthur Deatley, Kent Bohls,  Jessie Sun and anyone else I might have missed!

    March 2023

    PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST 2023

    May 7-13, 2023

    Exhibition Preview VIP Reception
    7:00 pm, May 12, 2023

    Wet Painting Exhibition
    Open to public all day, May 13, 2023

    40 + juried artists will complete in the event Plein Air Southwest 2023 for prizes over $25,000. Hosted again by the Galveston Historical Foundationartists paint for 6 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston. For more details, see Plein Air Southwest 2023.

     

    Morning After the Holiday
    by Patrick Saunders


    We are grateful to have Patrick Saunders judging PASW this year. He has his work cut out for him with the great line up of artists painting the Island.


    There are still spaces left in Patrick's workshops--two in the first, and one in the second. For more information and to sign up, click here to go to the event section on the website and sign up. The dates & details are different, but just click on "join waitlist" and the admin will register you and bill you the deposit amount.


    1880 Garten Verein, Galveston

    OPS Paint Out Show and Share at the

    Matagorda County Nature & Birding Center, Bay City

    OPS Calendar
    of Events 2023


    April 20-23: Ennis/Dallas, TX

    May 7-13: Plein Air Southwest Galveston, TX Competition & Show

    Sept. 17-23: Paint Kerrville!  Competition, Show

    Oct. 10-14: Pagosa Springs, CO    Paint Out

    December: Holiday Bash!

    Having breakfast at Cassidy's

    Matagorda and Bay City Paint Out
    March 10-11, 2023

    We began the paint out with the group meeting that first beautiful, sunny morning at very charming Cassidy's Coffee Bar and Cafe. Our host, Gay Joines, created very handy welcome packets, complete with a granola bar and canvas!

    Equipped with maps of the area, we began our paint out in beautiful Matagorda. Some headed to the beach to paint the aqua colored water, while others painted at the Marina nearby. The fishing town was complete with colorful cottages, pretty white churches, and a variety of interesting bait shops.

    The second day was scheduled for the nearby Matagorda Birding and Nature Center. We were treated as royalty by the staff, as they pulled artists around in their covered wagon. For lunch, the historic Blessing Hotel Restaurant served the best American buffet you could wish for!

    In the afternoon we returned to the Birding Center, and later had show and share at their Indoor Event Center. So amazing to see such an inspirational collection of work painted in  over just two days. Good food, good fun and lots of painting!

     

    This is why we love our paint outs. One painter blocks the sun so another can finish!

    Upcoming OPS Paint Outs

    Mark your calendars!


    Ennis and Old City Dallas
    April 20-23, 2023


    Rolling hills, winding roads, barns and wildflowers are the perfect combination for a spring paint out. We will find dozens of scenic views and painting locations on every back road. Brilliant flowers blanket fields and pastures and decorate the countryside along the famous Ennis Bluebonnet trails. This iconic venue is one that you don’t want to miss capturing on canvas. Or if you’ve been there, come back and catch the beauty again with the outdoor painters.


    This year we spend two days in Ennis, and then on Saturday journey to beautiful Old City Park in Dallas, rich with ancient trees and 22 historic buildings on 13 acres. The park is advertising that we will be there, and you can sell your paintings off the easel all day. We will have Show and Share there in the late afternoon between 3-4:00 at the big pavilion.


    While you are visiting the area, you could think about creating paintings for the upcoming Exhibition, Celebrating 175 Years of Corsicana. (For more information, see below under member news)


    Kerr Arts Center has invited us back in September this year for the competition event, Paint Kerrville, Sept. 17th-23rd.

    Then on to exciting Pagosa Springs, CO,  October 10-14, to paint this very picturesque mountain town.

     And of course, plan to end the year with the popular and fun Holiday Bash!

    Dallas Old City Park

    Pagosa Springs

    Congratulations

    Paint Texas! Plein Air Event in Columbus, Tx., 1st place in main event and Quick Draw went to Julie Sanderson; 2nd place in main event and Quick Draw went to Kathy HammondOlivette Huber received 3rd place in Quick Draw.

    Gary Frisk won first place for his painting, "Once There Was Power," at the Texas Invitational at the Pearce Museum in Corsicana. And Karla Massingill got an Honorable Mention for her painting, "Artist Point."

    Tina Bohlman was the "Spotlight Artist" in the Plein Air Today newsletter on Wednesday, March 29th. To read her interview and see her work, click HERE.

    Member News

    Sherry Wooley and Myra Knapp are reinstating the show, Two Rivers Plein Air, sponsored by the New Braunfels Art League, Oct. 9 - 14, 2023. Sign up begins on May 1st for the first 40 artists. They are giving OPS a heads up! To access an application go to: TheNewBrunfelsartleague.com and look for Special Shows.

    Margie Taylor wrote to us about the Exhibition, Celebrating 175 Years of Corsicana, sponsored by the Navarro Council of the Arts, June 8-July 31, 2023. For more information, visit https://www.corsicana175years.com/

    Mindy Austin let us know about the brand new Bryan Street & Art Fair Paint OutSat. April 15, 10am-4pm. Register by April 10, go to their website HERE.

    The Independence Historical Society is having its open house March 25-26 & April 1-2 & 8, complete with artisans in period dress. They are inviting Plein Air Artists to paint (maybe even in costume!). Visit their website for more information.

     

    Workshops

    Deborah Paris, the Landscape Atelier, has a new online home. Check out her on- demand classes as well. Click HERE

    From the editor:  Send any good news, awards, etc., including photos of you  painting outdoors, to the newsletter editor, Myrrh, myrrhsart@gmail.com by the 25th of the month, and I will include include them in the next newsletter. 


    Thank you to all those sending photos: Helen Siksek, Marchita Priest, Gay Joines, Arthur Deatley, Kent Bohls,  Jessie Sun and anyone else I might have missed!


    February 2023


    PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST 2023

    May 7-13, 2023

    Exhibition Preview VIP Reception
    7:00 pm, May 12, 2023

    Wet Painting Exhibition
    Open to public all day, May 13, 2023

    Plein Air Southwest is a juried membership paint out competition presented by the Outdoor Painters Society. The 2023 event is hosted by the Galveston Historical Foundation, Galveston, Texas. Juried artists compete for $25,000+ in cash and merchandise. Artists will paint for 6 days and nights at selected locations within the city of Galveston.


    For more details, see Plein Air Southwest 2023 on the Outdoor Painters Society website.

     

    Morning After the Holiday
    by Patrick Saunders


    We are grateful to have Patrick Saunders judging PASW this year. He has his work cut out for him with the great line up of artists painting the Island.


    PASW 2023 is excited to announce that we are adding a second workshop for Patrick Sanders, May 15, 16 & 17, 2023.There is still a few spaces left. For more information and to sign up, click here to go to the event section on the website and sign up. The dates & details are different, but just click on "join waitlist" and the admin will register you and bill you the deposit amount. 

    Don't miss this opportunity!

    Jungle Sharp by Patrick Saunders