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Friday, January 28, 2011

OOPS February Paint Out - Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011

February 26, 2011
OOPS Feb. Paint Out 
Saturday 9am -4pm (or whenever you can attend) 
White Oak High School, Piny Green Road 
WOHS All County Art Students Workshop

Great opportunity for newbies to drop and look on as several OOPS artists give a plein workshop to groups of the All County Visual Artists high school students of Onslow County. Last year the event was a huge success and great community project feather in our OOPS cap!

Click HERE to check out last years event.

4th Annual Kinston Plein Air Paint Out ~ May 4-6, 2011

BEGINS... Wednesday, May 4, 2011

4th Annual "Plein Air Paint Out" 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location – Neuseway Park, corner of Gordon St. and Mitchell Street
Judging will occur on Friday evening (5/6/2011) with artworks displayed and for sale
Location TBA

ENDS... Friday, May 6th, 2010

4th Annual "Plein Air Paint Out" 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Judging will occur on Friday evening (5/6/2011) with artworks displayed and for sale.

The paint out is in conjunction with the Festival on the Neuse... Click HERE for complete schedule of events!

The Surf City Swing Bridge Invitaional

The Surf City Art Guild

Presents an Invitational for
North Carolina Artists
Theme: The Surf City Swing Bridge

February 11th, 2011

This Invitational is open to North Carolina artists. The work must address the impact, craftsmanship, art and/or historic influence of the swing bridge. Art may be representational, non-representational or abstract. All 2-D and 3-D media is acceptable including sculpture, weaving and fabric (excluding only video or performance).

1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Awards
and a “People’s Choice Award” will be presented.

Entry Deadline: February 9th
Event Date: February 11th through March 9th
Opening Reception: February 11th 6:00-8:00PM

Entry Fees
Surf City Art Guild Members: 25.00
Non-Members: 30.00 (Non-refundable)

Submitting Work for Jurying: All entries (information, registration, and fee) must be received by January 31st. Art Work must be submitted by February 9th.

Surf City Art Guild
Attn: Surf City Swing Bridge
PO Box 2764
Surf City, NC 28445


Monday, January 17, 2011

John Currie new career launched as a male model...

Yesterday's OOPs life class featuring model John Currie has taken John to unexpected new heights. Even though yesterday was John's first time modelling it appears he is a natural at it... so much that he has become an overnight sensation on the modeling circuit. This photo was was published today claiming John as "the best" male model of the decade! Congrats John... we hope you make millions!

John Currie, Male Model Extraordinaire!

The Billboards are already going up!

John Currie, Museum of Modern Art Models.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

We had a GREAT time during our life class!

OOPS artists busy at work!

Our model, John Currie.
Thanks John... for the sitting
and the 3 hours of great "old time" music!

OOPS artists present...LtoR: Mitchell, Pat, John, Dean, Bobbie,
Sherry, Katie, model John, Lorraine, Bonnie, Karen, Patsy,
Nancy, Marjorie, Ann, John H., and Bernie.

Listening to some great tunes and painting!

Bonnie and Ann...


We had a GREAT turn out....

Nancy joined us for the first time... welcome Nancy!

Marjorie also joined us for the first time... welcome Marjorie!

Another first timer... Welcome Lorraine!

Mitchell, Dean, John, and Lorraine...

Mitchell has John in his sights!

OOPS artists at work...



Bernie sketching....

Marjorie, Pat, and Bobbie with John looking on...


Penny knitting...

Bobbie, her painting, and John...

John and Karen with her painting...

John's likeness enjoying desert at the Kettle!

Critique and Dinner at the Kettle afterwards.
The Waitress' score our paintings a 10!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

OOPS Life Class for our January 2011 Paint Out

Make plans to join the OOPS artists as we move inside where it's warm for our annual January "Life Class" paint out. Our model this year is John Currie, who has graciously volunteered to sit for us... rumor has it that he may even bring his fiddle. The class will start precisely at 1pm (don't be late if you want a good spot) and end at 4pm. John will sit for approx 20 minute sessions with a 10 minute break every half hour. Someone will be there as early as noon to set up in case you want arrive early. This will be a great learning experience for us all as we hon our skills of observation and application. Hope to see you there!

WHAT: OOPS! January 2011 Paint Out / Life Class... Inside where it is WARM!

WHEN: Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 1PM until 4pm... This date and location was organized by Stephen Greer.

WHERE: The newly named Jean Wenner Art Library and Studio in the Council for the Arts building (same place as last year).... 826 New Bridge Street , Jacksonville, NC 28540.

WHY: Simply put... we LOVE gathering with like minded artists and painting from life!

WHAT ELSE: We are asking for a donation from the artists to give to the model, John Currie, who so graciously volunteered to be our model... rumor has it that he may even bring his fiddle!

THERE'S MORE: We may go out afterwards to The Kettle for a Dutch-treat dinner and open critique and/or discussion about our paintings.

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

What the heck is OOPS and how do I join the FUN?