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Saturday, June 14, 2008

OOPS article in June issue of "Arts Alive" magazine

Be sure to pick up a June issue of "Arts Alive"... there's a great article in there about OOPS and our show at the Council... even has a backside photo of Stephen!

Friday, June 13, 2008

June Paint Out CANCELLED... Read On...

Our June 2008 "Paint Out" at the "Arts by the Seas" festival in downtown Swansboro is CANCELLED!

Read on...

Pat called me just moments ago and explained a situation that happened to her that leaves us with no choice but to cancel our organized paint out. She was speaking to a woman in Swansboro about our group painting in the area during the festival and the woman (evidently on a board for the festival) implied that we were not welcome to paint there unless we paid a vender's fee. Pat explained to her that we were not selling anything... only painting... the woman still insisted we need to pay or we were not welcome to paint there.

SOOOOO... with that said... Pat and I discussed the situation and made the decision to cancel the organized paint out as not to ruffle any feathers. Guess the "the friendly city by the sea" will be minus some cool plein air painters. I'm sure it is a misunderstanding in communication... but... If you choose to paint Saturday you are on your own... my advice would be not to paint within the city limits near the festival.

I will not be able to attend... Tami and I are off to Ireland for our 20th wedding anniversary! See you when I get back...


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June 2008 "Paint Out" this Saturday at the "Arts by the Sea" Festival... CANCELLED!

CANCELLED... click HERE for details!

WHAT: OOPS June "Paint Out"

WHEN: Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 1:00 PM (meet @ 1PM in front of Yana's Cafe on the main street in downtown Swansboro and decide where to paint from there.)

WHERE: "Arts by the Sea" Festival in Downtown Swansboro

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

WHAT ELSE: Show up early and enjoy the art show along the streets of Downtown Swansboro at the "Arts by the Sea" festival.

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

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Great Plein Air articles in Summer issue of American Artist Workshop Magazine

There are several great articles from plein air artists in the current (Summer 2008) issue of American Artist Workshop magazine.
Here are some featured....

Frank Serrano: Teaching Plein Air Fundamentals
a tid-bit can be seen online HERE...

Mary Anna Goetz: Mixing Colors and Focusing Paintings
a tid-bit of here work can be seen online HERE...

T. Allen Lawson: Seeing Things in Context

Jean LeGassick: Simplified, Small, and Summarized
Jean is one of my favorite plein air artists... she was one of the six plein air artists featured on the PBS Series "PLein Air: Painting the American Landscape"

Be sure to drop by your local bookstore and pick up a copy...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Opening Reception for OOPS Gallery Show a SUCCESS!

Executive Director for the Council for the Arts, Connie Wenner. Connie did a GREAT job displaying the 80 works of art for the show. Thanks Connie for giving us this opportunity to share our work with the community.

OOPS Artists' discuss what the Society means to them and share some stories from the field...

A great turnout for the opening reception...

Bernie Rosage Sr and Patty Remington discussing the show...

Donna and Earl enjoying the artwork...

Olivia with her "work of art"...

OOPS Gallery Exhibit at Baysden Gallery..... June 1 -30, 2008.

The Onslow Outdoor Outdoor Painters Society is proud (and thankful to the Arts Council) of their first gallery show. Not bad... especially since we organized in October 2007.

The show features 80 works from 13 various OOPS artists. All of the works are done en plein aire and feature a variety of scenes from Onslow County with the exception of the Kinston Paint Out works and one by Karen Crenshaw painted at the Orton Plantation in Brunswick County.

OOPS Artists' featured:
Pat Boni
Karen Crenshaw
Eileen Garbett
Donna Graham
Stephen Greer
Patsy Lain
Kathi Lenn
Mitchell Morton
Dean Remington
Bernie Rosage Jr.
Olivia Rosage (age 6)
Earl and Donna Tyree

The exhibit will run from June 1 -30, 2008 in the Baysden Gallery at the Council for the Arts.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and by appointment

The gallery is located at 826 New Bridge Street. 910/455-9840

Most of the paintings are for sale... in fact... Mitchell Morton plans to take a day off if he sells this one... it's only $40,000. Seriously.... these works of art are for sale at really great prices.

Blurb and Photo from the Daily News about OOPS Gallery Exhibit

Olivia Rosage... our youngest artist... got her picture in the Daily News paper promoting the opening of the OOPS Exhibit at the Baysden Gallery at the Council for the Arts.

click on image to enlarge...

Who's that goober with her????? :)

Online Daily News blurb about the show...
Shows highlight the works of local artists