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Thursday, July 31, 2008

August "Paint Out" set for the 17th... Make plans to attend.

WHAT: OOPS August "Paint Out"

WHEN: Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 1:00 PM

WHERE: Miracle Meadows Farm, Ramsey Road, Jacksonville, NC (140 Catino Farms Lane... just off Ramsey Road... One mile from Kellum Loop end of Ramsey Road... Phone and 910.938.9221)

Directions... Traveling on Highway 17, just NORTH of the city of Jacksonville, turn onto the southernmost intersection of Kellum Loop Road; proceed approximately one-tenth mile and turn left onto Ramsey Road; proceed one mile; Miracle Meadows is on the right .........; turn onto Catino Farms Lane and continue past the pond to the barn.

WHY: Plein Air Painting... we're addicted and we work well in the HEAT!!

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

Local author needs artist to illustrate children's book(s)...



o Open to various mediums and techniques, color and black & white.

o Young artists as well as established artists welcome.

o Initial book will have approximately 23 slides plus cover of book. Concepts for artwork – doves, local park locale, adults and children.

o Payment will be flat fee, negotiated and accepted by artist and writer.

o Work to be completed within two months after accepting assignment.

For more information, contact Betty Schiefelbein at
Deadline for inquires will be September 1, 2008.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Our own Stephen Greer's solo exhibit kicks off this Sunday with opening reception... make plans to attend.

Artwork from our own OOPS pard, Stephen Greer, will be on display at the Council for the Arts beginning this Sunday. Join us for the opening reception this Sunday, August 3, 2008 at 2:30 pm and meet Stephen in person and be prepared to be amazed by what you see...

Stephen's work will be featured in the Baysden Gallery at the Council for the Arts August 3rd through the 29th. The show features a series of acrylic paintings inspired by the Haliwa-Saponi and Occaneechi Indian tribes of eastern North Carolina.

This image does no justice to this awesome exhibit that must be viewed in person to really appreciate. Many of the works are grand in size and promise to be an inspiration and joy to view. Make plans to attend... you don't want to miss this one!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Latest schedule of workshops by artist, Mike Rooney

A note from Mike....

Upcoming Workshops and Demonstrations
Email me at to get more info or to sign up. Don't procrastinate because the classes fill up quick!

Morehead City- July 22-24
9-4 p.m- Plein Air Painting- Loose and Colorful
Cost is $250 for all three days or $100 each day if you only want one or two days.
Must pre-register

Morehead City- July 29-
9-4 p.m. Youth Workshop- 15-18 yrs. old
Plein Air Painting-Loose and Colorful
Must pre-register

Shenandoah Workshop- Virginia- August 25-27
Plein Air Painting-Loose and Colorful
must pre-register

ArtSource Workshop-Raleigh, NC in September. date TBA. in conjunction with my show there that month
must pre-register

Morehead City-October 27-29
Plein Air Painting- Loose and Colorful
$100 per day or $250 for all three
Must pre-register

I'll be doing painting demos on Aug. 7th at City Art Gallery- Greenville during the opening reception of my show there that month. come on by!

Hope to see you in class...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

July "Paint Out" set for Sunday, July 20th... Mark your calendar!

WHAT: OOPS July "Paint Out"

WHEN: Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 1:00 PM

WHERE: Hammocks Beach State Park, Swansboro, NC Click here for map and directions...

WHY: Plein Air Painting... we're addicted and the weather is PERFECT!

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

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Great source of articles and demos...

Donna T. just emailed me this great site with a host of articles and demos called Outdoor Painting. The site has even more to offer... check it out...

Here's a great article she sent me... all the other articles and demos are listed in the side bar.

Traveling Light – Road Trips by Armand Cabrera

OOPS artist... Eileen Garbett has new art blog...

Our own Eileen Garbett has recently started an art blog to record her artistic journey. Drop by for a peek and leave her a comment to show your support.
Eileen Garbett

Added note... Dean Remington has also been blogging like crazy lately... drop by when you get a chance.
Dean Remington

Congrats to OOPS on a GREAT show!

Just wanted to drop everyone a line to say CONGRATULATIONS on making the Council for the Arts gallery show a success! Thanks for your hard work and dedication to this event and the OOPS group in general. Also I want remind everyone that your paintings are ready for pick up at the Council.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mark your Calendar for Stephen's Reception on July 22nd...

You are invited to attend

Artist’s Reception

Featuring/Honoring OUR VERY OWN

Stephen Greer

At Lenoir/Kinston Arts Council
400 Queen Street, Kinston, NC

Reception is on Tuesday 22 July 08, 6pm.

Stephen’s one-man show features over 20 visual images
of the Okaneechi and Saponi Native American Nations – native to North Carolina.
My research shows that
these nations are sometimes referred to as
“the lost ones.”

Pls join Stephen at the reception and personally experience
Stephen’s colorful, stirring images.

…and join with Stephen in celebration of his wonderful accomplishment