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Saturday, March 18, 2017

In memory of Anthony Lees

It is with a sad heart that I report to you the passing of our dear friend, Anthony Lees. Our prayers go out to Ann and the family. The OOPS ranks will surely miss this fine artist and friend. RIP Anthony...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

OOPS February Paint Out / Life Class

Calling all painters! Sunday February 19th from noon till 4pm at the council for the arts (Jacksonville) we will be having our yearly model session! Bring your paints and easels and get ready for four hours of painting from life!! The model is yet to be determined. I will attempt to work with the local homeless shelter to see if they have someone who could use the donations. For those who do not know, donations are accepted to pay the model for sitting and defray some of the cost of the room rental. If you are tight on cash don't worry about it you are still very welcomed and wanted!   Please share this on your timeline so we can get max participation!! All skill levels are welcome! The more the merrier!!

Dean Remington

Saturday, February 4, 2017

OOPS MAX EFFORT Event... 3rd Annual Art Block Plein Air Paint Out... Register Now!

3rd Annual Art Block Plein Air Event... April 27-29, 2017

Early Bird Registration and Schedule... Click HERE...

Plein Air Paint Out ~ Overview and Rules

 April 27, 28, and 29th, competing artists will paint, out in the open, at local public and private sites in beautiful Historic Jacksonville, North Carolina. The painting boundary encompasses many picturesque scenes including, but not limited to, the Pelletier House along the banks of the New River, the USO, the old Jacksonville Train Depot, the City Hall Tower, the Freedom Fountain, beautiful Wilson Bay, plus the numerous memorials in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens. The Art Block Plein Air Paint Out is sponsored by the Council for the Arts and will feature a judged competition with prizes, a wet-paint sale during the Art Block street festival, and a month long exhibit/sales in the Council Gallery.

Rules:  Artists may submit up to THREE pieces for judging. All works must be done en plein air (outside), during the event times (nocturnal compositions accepted), within the painting boundaries as confirmed by the map, and without assistance of photographs. All canvasses/substrates must be officially stamped at registration. Eligible submissions must be turned in by 1:00pm on Saturday. All media are accepted, except for photography.

Canvas Restrictions: Canvases/Substrates may be no larger than 36 inches in any direction.   Artists may submit up to 3 completed works for judging. All substrates must be officially stamped at registration to be considered eligible for judging and the wet-paint sale.

Awards: 1st Place: $200   2nd Place: $150   3rd Place: $100

Sales: Completed works may be listed for sale, at the artists’ request, in the wet-paint sale and during the gallery exhibit period. The wet-paint sale will begin immediately after the judging, on Saturday afternoon, April 29th during Art Block. Sales generated during the wet-paint sale will be the sole responsibility of the artists, for which 100% commission will be retained by the artists. Works will be displayed, upon request, at the main Gallery in the Council, from April 29th through June 16th (unless sold). Council for the Arts will retain a 25% commission for CFTA members and 35% for non-members. Artists must price their own pieces, as the Council is unable to price pieces for artists.

Judging and Critique:  We are excited to have Jeremy Sams as this year's Awards Judge for our event. Jeremy is an accomplished plein air painter and is well know artist throughout our state.  Jeremy's paintings are collected throughout the world and he has amassed many accolades and awards for his work . Jeremy promotes and is an advocate for plein air painting. He even travels abroad as a missionary where he incorporates plein air painting as part of his mission work. Jeremy is currently a member of the North Carolina Plein Air Painters,  Triad Outdoor Painters,  Charlotte Plein Air Painters and Plein Air Carolina. He is also the founder of the Fellowship of Plein Air Painters. Jeremy is featured in this month's Plein Air Magazine.

Check out his website at

Friday, October 7, 2016

OOPS October Paint Out... October 16th

What: October PAINTOUT 

When: October 16...12:00 until....

Where: Pollocksville downtown and Wildlife Ramp 

Directions: Hwy 17 N toward New Bern .....Pollocksville not far from Pollocksville look for
bridge and ramp with park which is right at bridge on right or pick a place anywhere in the town....lots of old bldgs and water, etc

Thanks to Patsy Lain for organizing this month's paint out.

SPLASH Plein Air Paint Out in Elizabeth City Oct 28 - Nov 4th

Dear OOPS Members...
I want to share this info with you from our artist friends in Elzabeth City, NC.

Splash 2016 Plein Air Paint-Out
Arts of the Albemarle
Sponsored by the Albemarle Area Association of Realtors

Artist Instructions & Rules

• Painting Area: Artist may paint any subject or scene outdoors he/she chooses in the Elizabeth City area (in town or on the outskirts). The painting(s) must be completed in the outdoor area and not from photographs.

• Painting Period: Begins at 10 am Friday, October 28, 2016 and ends at 12 pm Friday, November 4, 2016. All work must be received at Arts of the Albemarle (AoA) by 12 pm Friday, November 4th. Artwork submitted after 12 pm on November 4, 2016 will not be accepted.

• Required Registration and Entry Fees: Download the registration form or register online. Registration fee is $25.00 for Arts of the Albemarle artist members or $30 for non-members. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

• Check In & Canvas Stamping: All artists must check in at Arts of the Albemarle (516 E. Main St. in Downtown Elizabeth City) at the Splash registration table between 10 am and 5 pm. All canvases must be stamped on the back prior to starting to paint (gesso underpainting is ok). Artists may have unlimited number of stamped canvases but can submit up to 2 pieces for jurying and for display/sale. Only stamped canvases can be shown or sold at this event. Maximum allowed canvas size is 16"x20". All pieces must be labeled with artist's name, title of work, and price.

• Juror: Anthony Ulinski His career began as a studio furniture maker in 1976. His furniture and sculpture have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Fair, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Fair, the Funeria in San Francisco and the John Elder Gallery in New York. In 1993 Anthony began painting, working with Elizabeth Lentz, Jacob Cooley and Beverly McIver. His awards include the painting fellowships at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. Anthony teaches woodworking and painting workshops at Fenland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Peters Valley Craft Center, the Durham Arts Council, the Pocosin Arts Center and East Carolina University.

• Ribbons and cash prizes: $500 First place; $350 Second place; $150 Third place, and Sponsor’s Award $200. This event is generously sponsored by the Albemarle Area Association of REALTORS.

• Wet Paint Sale: Friday, November 4 from 5:30-7:30pm, during First Friday ArtWalk. All work must be framed and properly wired to hang on the wall OR displayed on easels. Framed artwork will remain on display through the month of November. Only works created on the stamped canvases will be for sale. No previously painted work will be accepted for the sale.

• Proceeds from the Wet Paint Sale: For all artwork sold, 35% of the sales price will benefit Arts of the Albemarle, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. AoA will collect all monies from the sale of artwork including tax through the end of 2016. The artist will be mailed a check for his/her amount owed between the 15th and 30th of December. A completed W-9 is required for payment.

• Unsold Artwork: Artist will have the opportunity to hang any unsold artwork from the plein air event in the gallery through January, 2017, pending space availability. Artists may request artwork be mailed to them at their own expense. After July 31, 2017, any remaining unsold work will become property of AoA.\

• Liability: AoA assumes no responsibility for theft, damage or liability. The artist is responsible for insurance of his/her own artwork. We will make our best effort to assure the security of the artwork in the display area.

• Inclement Weather: The event will take place rain or shine, so please be prepared

Monday, August 8, 2016

OOPS August Paint Out set for August 28th in Richlands.

Click HERE event link below for all the details about our August Paint Out at the William and Terry Fields property in Richlands.

August 28, Onslow Outdoor Painters Society (OOPS) Paint Out (noon until) is confirmed. This paint out was organized by Jim Phillips... 

Dean Remington and Jim Phillips were out on a plein air trip recently and ended up knocking on the door of Mrs Terry Fields (a retired Onslow teacher) who very graciously allowed them to paint her old sheds, and barns around a beautifully maintained large yard.They mentioned our OOPS group possibly coming there to paint and she graciously accepted. She is very excited about having the OOPS group on the 28th of Aug. For those who have GPS devices the name and address is William and Terry Fields at 266 Fowler Manning Rd. Richlands, NC.

Below are paintings by Jim Phillips and Dean Remington done on location at the Field's prpoerty.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

OOPS Paint Out/Photo Shoot Friday, August 5 @ 2pm


CALL to OOPS ARTISTS... We are being featured in My Onlsow Magazine and need to gather for a Paint Out/Photo Shoot this Friday (August 5th) at the Eagle, Globe and Anchor Monument (near the Beirut Memorial) at 2 pm. If you painted there during our May Paint Out... please bring your finished painting (gives me a good excuse to finish mine). If you didn't attend... here's your chance to paint at this awesome site. Bring gear ready to paint... or at least pretend to paint if you can't stay long.

OOPS August Paint Out ~ August 28th

OOPS August Paint Out ~ August 28th ~ Waiting on confirmation of location but go ahead and SAVE the date!

September Paint Out ~ Sept. 23 - 25, 2016 ~ "From Sound to Sea Paint Out 2016"

OOPS September Paint Out

"From Sound to Sea Paint Out 2016" 

  Sponsored by Oil Painters of America 

  Hosted by Irene Art Portraits

  Supported by the Seaside Arts Council


Description:    Sept. 23 - 25, 2016

Free to Artists!


Friday, 9/23/2016:       4:00pm - Saturday night "Paint the Sunset Check in Social" at Host, Irene Bailey's Studio/Gallery/Home,
                                      905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle, NC.   Pick up name tags, maps with paint locations and restaurant guide.
                                     * To compete for peoples choice award have your canvases stamped this night!

Saturday, 9/24/2016:   Paint all day between the Sound and the Sea.
                                   4:00pm - "Paint the Sunset Social", at Debbie Peel's (Sea Side Art Council, President),
                                      6402 Cove Road,Emerald Isle, NC.
Sunday, 9/25/2016:     Paint till set up for “Art Show and Sale”. Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm, at “The Trading Post” restaurant                                                      patio area, 8302 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594. 

There will be a Peoples choice award for paintings painted during the event of $150.00.

Location Description: Emerald Isle is a barrier Island of the coast of North Carolina. On one side you will find Ocean views, sea oats, sand fence, water birds, beach houses and clouds over the water. On the sound side there are many vistas of the sound, small islands, docks, boats, birds and the mainland in the distance.

Irene Bailey’s - 905 Ocean Dr. – 252-723-3258

Contact Phone: Irene Bailey 252-723-3258
Contact e-mail:

Rain Date -9/26/2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

July Paint Out at Octagon House ~ July 24, 2016


WHEN: Sunday, July 24, 2016 from Noon until... 
This date and location was organized by Captain Suzan Wallace

WHERE: Historical Octagon House, Cedar Point, NC.... Map... HERE.

WHY: Simply put... we LOVE plein air painting!

Newbies welcome... all mediums and skill levels... simply show up with your gear and be prepared to have fun!

What the heck is OOPS and how do I join the FUN?


The directions to Shell Pointe - Cedar Point, NC at the Yellow Octagon house are:

Go Hwy 24 N/East
Go past the Bicentenial Park in Swansboro that's on the Left
Go over the two bridges
Go to Cedar Point and pass the Best Western Motel that's on the Left
Get ready to make a Left turn after going 2 or 3 blocks past the Best Western Motel
Turn Left here - it will be Masonic Ave - it is marked with yellow and blue flags
Follow road all the way to the end - there will be a gate.
The Gate will not be open until after 1:00 PM upon request of owner
Beautiful place to paint with plenty of shade and picnic tables
Owner asked our permission to take some photographs

History, directions, and images of the Octagon House... Bernie made a webpage for a college assignment several years ago... Click HERE...

Saturday, June 18, 2016

OOPS June Paint Out at Cedar Point on June 26th!

WHAT: OOPS! June 2016 Paint Out 

WHEN: June 26, 2016 from NOON until ... 

WHERE: Cedar Point location of the Croatan National Forest Park just outside of Onslow County in Carteret County. We have painted there in the past... one of our favorite spots!

The trail is located at the Cedar Point Campground which is off NC 58 about 1.5 miles north of the junction of NC 24 and NC 58.
MAP can be found on this site... Click HERE...

Join us as we paint at the Cedar Point location of the Croatan National Forest Park... Marsh scenes galore, plenty of trees, meandering pathways, hiking trails, wildlife... etc. You will want to return to this great spot to plein air paint OFTEN!

Click HERE for website details.

WHY: Simply put... we LOVE gathering with like minded artists and painting outdoors!

Newbies welcome... all mediums and skill levels... simply show up with your gear and be prepared to have fun! No worries... there are NO art-snobs in our group!

What the heck is OOPS and how do I join the FUN?