Ohio Plein Air Society (OPAS) Competition

Where: Lakeside, OH at the Lakeside Pavilion

When: September 17 – September 19, 2010

2009 Best of Show Winner, "Catawba Island Peninsula" Oil by Nancy Hawkins

Website: http://www.ohiopleinairsociety.com

Artists of the Ohio Plein Air Society (OPAS) will congregate in Lakeside, Ohio, for the Seventh Annual Ohio Plein Air Society Competition, September 17-19.  Artists are encouraged to paint throughout Ottawa County, but will meet in Lakeside for special events. Wanda Pepin, internationally collected artist, from southern Oregon will be one of the many talented artists to participate in this event.

The weekend will include a variety of events for plein air painters and onlookers to witness.  The public is invited to view the artists at work during the weekend competition and “Quick Paint” event.  Artists may also have other completed works over the three-day period that the public will be able to view, many of which will be for sale on Sunday at the Lakeside Pavilion.

Plein air artists will select one painting completed during the three-day event to enter into the competition.  Judging will take place from 12-1 p.m. on Sunday.  At the same time, artists will compete in a “Quick Paint” competition.  Judging of the “Quick Paint” event is slated for 1-2 p.m.  At 2 p.m., the award ceremony will begin.

Previous competitions have been held in Nelsonville and New Philadelphia, Ohio.  The competition will return to Lakeside in 2010, before heading to Athens, Ohio, in 2011 and 2012.  The OPAS is a non-profit organization “dedicated to education, awareness and advancement of fine art painting in the plein air tradition.”   The society consists of approximately 200 artists from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan, working in a variety of media. It is one of the most active groups in the nation.  Monthly paintouts are scheduled throughout the year.

For more information, visit http://www.ohiopleinairsociety.com

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