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 August 2019

Associate Members Show

Thank you OPS Associate Members for participating in our first Annual Associates Member Show & Sale, Visions in Miniature. Fifty-nine members pitched in and answered the call to provide a high-quality show. The exhibit will remain at The Warehouse in Corsicana Texas through September 26th. Our host, Navarro County Council of the Arts has invited us to return next year. So, get outside and start painting entries now for Associate Members Show 2020!

Congratulations to the winners!

Lon Brauer, Best in Show

John Caggiano, First Place

Sheri Thomas, Second Place

Kelly Pennington, Third Place

Jeanne Reavis, Honorable Mention

Nancy Tyler, Honorable Mention

Mary Ann Brummer, Juror’s Recognition

Rita Cirillo, Juror’s Recognition

Linda Dellandre, Juror’s Recognition

Member News

Terri Wells has a six-person artist-in-residence show at the Brinton Museum in Big Horn WY September-Oct. She is also one of 31 Centennial Artists invited to paint for the Art of Texas State Parks Project celebrating TPWD’s 100-year anniversary.

John Caggiano won the Life on the Farm Award at Plein Air Easton 2019.

Upcoming Events

We’re getting ready for a fast start in September with back-to-back paint outs. Then, we meet again in mid-October for a San Antonio “redo.” We end the season in November at a favorite secluded painting destination in the Texas Hill Country. Registration is now open for the following lineup:

September 20-22--InTouch Credit Union Plano TX Balloon Festival (Open to members of OPS, Southwestern Watercolor Society, and the Plano Art Association).  Registration is required.

September 23-28--Rocky Mountain National Park at Estes Park CO

October 17-19--San Antonio TX Mission Trails

Andrea Almond Mission Painting

Coming soon--the announcement for November 15-16 at the Wenmohs Ranch in Cypress Mills TX (near Marble Falls). Also, we will combine this paint out with the annual Holiday Painting Exchange party. 

Be sure to check your Email for itineraries and updates.

Irma Ward

Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE:  We go back to Galveston Texas for Plein Air Southwest 2020, our premier juried competition, show & sale.

We will again be working with our gracious host The Galveston Historical Foundation the week of May 3-9. Watch for Call for Artists in mid-October.


Other Content


September 14-16,

San Antonio TX, Hinds Art Academy, students will paint studies outside then work on studio studies inside.

For details or to register:

Ellisor Website


Bruce Peil is one of the founders of the Outdoor Painters Society and offers a three-day workshop at his studio each month. Students also have the option to stay at the Artist Retreat which he and his wife operate and is just a short walk from the studio.

These workshops are a combination of Studio and Plein Air, weather permitting, and covers all aspects of painting whether on location or in the studio. 55 acres of large trees, open pastures left natural, and big skies are the subject matter you see in many of his paintings, and are there for you to paint. Cost: $395 for the three days. Lodging if needed, is separate. These workshops include meals.






Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

G. C. Chesterton

The greatest respect an artist can pay to music is to give it life.

Pablo Casals

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

Edgar Degas

Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise person to be able to sell it.

Samuel Butler


OPS Library

Peruse the Members Only section of the website for NEW instructional video titles in the OPS Library to help broaden your painting knowledge and skills. 

Associate Members Show Images

Thank you to Jim Rogers for the photos from our Associate Members Show in Corsicana.

Steve Miller

Marchita Priest

Frank Gabriel

Irma Ward

Tina Bohlman and Kelly Pennington

Roy Smith

Barbara Haviland

Ann Rogers



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