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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Entries for OAS Spring Art Show due this Sunday and Monday

Entries for the Onslow Art Society 46th Annual Spring Art Show will be accepted Sunday, March 30th from 1:00-4:00 PM, and on Monday the 31st from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.


The Onslow Art Society is presenting its 46th annual spring art show and invites all North Carolina artists, 18 years old and older and not a high school student, to participate.

The show will be open to the public from April 6-25.

Work to be judged will be received from 1-4 p.m. March 30 and from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 31 at the Bradford Baysden Gallery at the Council for the Arts, 826 New Bridge St., Jacksonville, where the show will be held.

Juror will be Anne Granville Brennan, who teaches Design and Art Appreciation at East Carolina University and is a Teaching Fellow consultant for the N.C. A+ Schools, an arts-integrated school reform program.

All work must be original, executed within the past two years and not shown in a previous Onslow Art Society show.

More than $1,000 in cash awards will be given, plus a $200 purchase award and some gift certificates.

To avoid having work rejected, interested artists can familiarize themselves of all rules and restrictions with an entry form, available by e-mailing, or calling (910) 455-1441 or (910) 455-9840.

The competition is made possible by suport from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the state of North Carolina and the National Endowment of the Arts.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

April "Paint Out" set for Sunday, April 13, 2008 @ 1:00 PM.

WHAT: OOPS April "Paint Out"

WHEN: Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 1:00 PM

WHERE: Beirut Memorial, Jacksonville.

WHY: Plein Air Painting... we're addicted!

WHAT ELSE: Dutch treat dinner (TBA) afterward where we fellowship and discuss the works (optional).

A great chance to paint scenes with a variety of subjects from woodland scenes to the monument itself. The timing should be perfect to catch the dogwoods and azaleas in bloom.

I know we originally set the date for April 6 but we had to change it since the 6th is the date for the Onslow Art Society Spring Art Show's reception. Most of us will have work in that show and will attend the reception.

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

Brenda Behr... Featured as Carolina Artist in "Our State" magazine.

Check out the April 2008 "Annual Spring Issue" of Our State Magazine for a GREAT article about our artist friend Brenda Behr.
Congrats on the article and the awesome body of artwork Brenda!
You are definitely worthy of the honors of being highlighted as one of the magazine's "Carolina Artists".
Hope to see you at one of our "Paint Outs" again this summer.
Love the new website!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

FUN, FUN, FUN @ March "Paint Out" in Downtown Jacksonville

OOPS members had another GREAT time at their recent "Paint Out" in downtown Jacksonville on the 16th. Another cool and breezy day with the biggest challenge being the changing light. The afternoon started overcast and then the sun came out and cast long shadows. We met several nice folks... Jim Meyers who is an artist opening a working art studio downtown, Mike and Anna Jarman who plan to join OOPS, and Gina, a sweet Korean lady who brought us all some hot green tea. Thanks Gina!

left to right: Dean, Patsy, Karen (top), Donna T., Pat, Stephen, Kathi, Bernie, Donna G., and Mitchell.

Donna G. settled in for a GREAT day of plein air painting!

Pat showing off her AWESOME painting at the train depot.

Karen positioning herself out of the wind and painting a house and street scene.

Bernie painting a street scene.

Kathi nestled in out of the wind to paint a tree across the street.

Patsy trying out her new easel and painting the old caboose.

Stephen sketching.

Dean painting court street and breaking in his new French easel.

Donna T. painting the old train station (Now the BOLD building). Earl was unable to join us this month.

Mitchel wielding a palette knife and painting the old Atlantic Coastline Caboose.

Finished works coming soon...