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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

ATTENTION OOPS ARTISTS: Special Events surrounding OOPS October Paint Out (Oct 11th) at the Yopps Meeting House in Sneads Ferry

A special Paint Out in celebration of the 2nd Anniversary of OOPS (Onslow Outdoor Painters Society) and a GREAT Cause has been organized by Sherry Thurston, artist and gallery owner.

Fundraiser Paint Out
for Yopp's Meeting House

October 11, 2009

Yopps Meeting House: needs lots of interior work, floors (had termites) many other repairs are needed on the grounds too.

Artists information:
Date: October 11th, 2009
Place: Yopp's Meeting House
Hwy 172, Sneads Ferry, NC
Paint Time: 12 til 3pm +

Your work that day will be accepted to be in a show to fund raise for Yopp's Meeting House at Thurston Art Gallery. You may offer some or all of the proceeds to the fundraiser.*
Bring labels and frames if needed. This will save time and your work will be ready.

The Daily News in Jacksonville is doing a featured story on this show!

Follow up:
Art Show at Thurston Art Gallery:
October 11th to November 29th
Open House will be October 25th, 4 to 6pm.

Invite at least 5 of your friends to drop by!

If some of you can bring finger food that would help. We will have the beverages ready.

(If you have works from the Surf City Paint Out that day place them on your easel if the weather permits or if we have space in the gallery on the 25th!)

Thurston Art Gallery can receive works on October 11th to hang for the show that will run to Sunday November 29th- you may pick up from 1pm to 3pm. If you need to make other arrangements for pick up please call.
910-526-9988. Sherry's cell

* Mastercard, Visa and Discover sales can be done with a 15% fee to cover costs. Checks will be paid out at the end of the show by Thurston Art Gallery. Please leave us a mailing address and some business cards.


WHAT: OOPS October "Paint Out"

WHEN: Sunday, October 11, 2009, 1:00 PM until

WHERE: Yopps Meeting House in Sneads Ferry, NC. The structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

WHY: Plein Air Painting... What can we say... we're addicted!... plus this event is to raise money and awareness for a GREAT cause... The Friends of the Yopp House and their cause of saving and maintaining this historic structure.

WHAT ELSE: Sherry Thurston, artist and gallery owner has planned this event with the help of Stephen Greer, Bernie Rosage, The Friends of the Yopp House, and the Daily News to bring attention to this historic structure. She will also be painting with us and is very excited about the event. Most OOPS artists agreed sometime back to donate their plein air works from the paint out to sale or auction off to help raise money for the preservation of the Yopps Meeting House. Sherry has graciously allowed these paintings to be exhibited in her gallery for sale with all or part of the proceeds (up to individual artists) to go to the Friends Of the Yopp House. ALL DETAILS POSTED ABOVE...

WHAT ELSE #2: With all the plein air events going on in October please place this on your number one priority list as we need to have a good showing for this paint out.

WHAT ELSE #3: We will also gather at a local restaurant of our choosing in the Sneads Ferry area for a Dutch Treat Dinner in Celebration of our 2 year anniversary.

WHAT ELSE #4: We need a head count of members planning to attend... comment in this post or send Bernie an email at
Those who have responded are listed below... still need to hear from several members...
Sherry Thurston ~ Attending
Bernie Rosage ~ Attending
Tom Mckenny ~ Attending
Dean Remington ~ Attending
Michell Morton ~ Attending
Patsy Lain ~ Attending
K Roland ~ Attending
Anne Ward ~ Not Attending
Pat Boni ~ Attending
Donna Tyree ~ Attending
Earl Tyree ~ Attending
Patrick Raynor ~ Not Attending
Kathi Lenn ~ Maybe Attending
Stephen Greer ~ Attending
Barbara Bear Jamison ~ Not Attending

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

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