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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

OOPS! Artists participate in Kinston Plein Air Paint Out!

OOPS! artists have a PRIMO time in Kinston, NC for the 2nd Annual Kinston Plein Air Paint Out sponsored by the Community Council for the Arts. We met many nice people and artists during the event (Hello Tesh).The competition was stiff!... over 30 paintings of the highest caliber. Our own Stephen Greer placed second... CONGRATS Stephen!

OOPS members present... Pictured LtoR: Susan Cheatham, Bernie Rosage, Karen Crenshaw, Pat Boni, Mitchell Morton, and Stephen Greer.

Stephen and his paintings...

This painting placed 2nd in the competition.

Stephen painted this one of Pat while she was creating her masterpiece!

Karen and her paintings...

She didn't quite finish this one.

Pat and her paintings...

Mitchell and his paintings...

Mitchell and Bernie painted the old train depot that is currently being demolished... they met and became friends with Ward Sutton (pictured above with Mitchell) who was heading up the crew at the site.

Bernie and his paintings...

Info sent by Niki Litts...

1st Place:
Juliet Barrus,
Nature Center
(to be featured on the 2010 BBQ Festival on the Neuse Poster)

2nd Place:
Stephen Greer,
Broken Eagle Cannon

3rd Place:
Mary Page Whitley,
Afternoon River View

Janet Dixon (Winterville, NC)

The juror was looking at the following items:
Composition, Light, Spontaneity, & Color

The Plein Air Paintings will be on display in the Rayner Gallery at the Arts Center on Saturday 10-2 and Tuesday through Friday from 10 -6 pm. All paintings are for sale.

Call the Arts Center for further information! (252) 527-2517

Thanks to all for participating!!
Niki Litts
Director of Exhibits and Education
Community Council for the Arts
400 N Queen Street
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-2517

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