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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

OOPS October 2009 Paint Out ~ Oct. 11th ~ Yopps Meeting House, Sneads Ferry, NC ~ SPECIAL PAINT OUT in CELERATION of our 2 year Anniversary

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. She is planning and opening reception for the event at her gallery with the date and time TBA plus publicity surrounding the special event.

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

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