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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

OOPS June Paint Out set for June 10, 2012 at the MCAS Marina...

WHAT: OOPS! JUNE 2012 Paint Out organized by Jon and Bobbie Mayes.

WHEN: Sunday, June 10, 2012 from Noon until...

WHERE: Marine Corps Air Station Marina. (Google for directions to MCAS Gate on HWY17S... Jon and Bobbie's note below includes directions on base. We will need a head count so Jon can sponsor those wishing to participate so they can enter the base. An email roll call will be sent out soon.


Jon contacted the MCAS New River marina and the MP's re: June paint-out.

The date of June 10th is okay.

We just need to give a list of people who plan to attend, before the event, to
the visitors center and for them to say that Jon is sponsoring them.

The only thing to remember about going to the Marina is to stay on the
main road, Curtis Street, follow it around the air strip. Make sure to
STOP at the runway stop sign, flashing lights...and look for aircraft going
towards the hangar to the left.
After the stop sign proceed to the end of the road and make a left.

There are many nice areas to paint: at the point, at the docks, and there is a
campground and also a picnic area on the hill which overlooks to Camp Lejeune  Hospital

We have heard of Black Bear, snakes: Copperhead, water moccasins and others and alligators around so just be aware.

I doubt we will encounter any but we have heard stories.
There are restrooms, picnic tables, grills, and a playground for little kids.
There are is a vending machine for soft drinks and we think a snack machine
we can find-out for sure.
There isn't any photo's of the airfield allowed, no stopping to look along the airfield,
and of course no painting, as security is very strict and there are many areas
where we aren't allowed to go.
But the Marina is very nice, lots of shade and usually a nice breeze. I think
it will be a great place. There are even covered picnic areas in case of light rain.
Hopefully, we will have good weather.

Bobbie and Jon

PS... As soon as you get on base there is a Wendys "food-eatery" before heading to the Marina. We can all meet at Wendy's afterwards for a critique of our work. They don't require an ID card but all the other stores: px and commissary and gas station do require a military Id.

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

Newbies welcome... all mediums and skill levels... simply show up with your gear and be prepared to have fun! No worries... there are NO art-snobs in our group!

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

Friday, May 25, 2012

Congrats to OOPS artist, Mitchell Morton!

Congrats to OOPS artist, Mitchell Morton, for winning the honor of having his painting "Fruits of the Sea " chosen as the official painting/poster for the NC Seafood Festival.

Read the details on his website HERE...

Pictured LtoR: Tami Rosage, Bernie Rosage, Stephen Greer, Connie Wenner, Mitchell and Penny Morton. Not pictured ... Donna Graham, Dean and Patty Remington.

Dean took a ton of photos but not this poor quality phone image... :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

OOPS May Paint Out set for May 20, 2012... NOTICE NEW DATE!

WHAT: OOPS! May 2012 Paint Out organized by Bernie Rosage.

WHOOPS: Notice the new date set for May 20th... originally we had the paint out set for Memorial Day weekend... WHAT was I thinking!... the traffic would have been TERRIBLE!

WHEN: Sunday, May 20, 2012 from Noon until...

WHERE: May Wildflowers just before the Bridge to Emerald Isle. We will meet at the
Welcome Center on the right just before the bridge.

WHAT ELSE: If the flowers are sparse and past their prime we will move to "Plan B." Plan B will be to meet at the Welcome Center as planned, make the call to stay or move to Cedar Point Nature Park approximately one mile away... we have painted there in the past!

DIRECTIONS: Follow HWY 24 through Swansboro and Cedar Point and turn right onto HWY 58 heading towards Emerald Isle. The flowers and Welcome Center will be just down a bit on the right.

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

On the east coast of North Carolina wildflowers bloom at the roadside near the bridge to Emerald Isle. This video is part of an album called ''A+'' May Wildflower Fields~ Crystal Shores NC:

Newbies welcome... all mediums and skill levels... simply show up with your gear and be prepared to have fun! No worries... there are NO art-snobs in our group!What the heck is OOPS and how do I join the FUN?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bernie and Karen attend Kinston Paint Out

Bernie and Karen recently painted in the annual Kinston Plein Air Paint Out sponsored by the Kinston Arts Council. Our friend, Mike Rooney, was the judge. The caliber of paintings were SUPERB this year  A special thanks to the Kinston Arts Council for an awesome event (as usual) and the Mother Earth Brewery for their hospitality.

Karen and Bernie
Ruth Cox, from Myrtle Beach, and Bernie.
Both have been cuber-artist friends for years through the plein air forum at Wet Canvas.

John Herlong getting a one-on-one critique from Mike Rooney.

Two of the three place winners... Karen Crenshaw and LeAnne Avery.
LeAnne with her second place painting.

Karen Crenshaw and other OOPS artists win recent awards!

Karen Crenshaw ~ First Prize at the Wilmington Art Association Spring Art Show judged by Lois Griffel.

Karen also placed third in the three day plein air paint out in Kinston judged by Mike Rooney.

The following artists recieved awards in the Onslow Art Society Spring Show...

Onslow County Artist Award to Bernie Rosage, Jr.-"Blue Ridge Autumn"-Acrylic

Excellence Awards to Stephen Greer-"Witness"-Mixed Media

Merit Awards to Patsy Kennedy Lain-"Neon Northern Lights"-Acrylic

Honorable Mentions to Mitchell Morton-"Grazing"-Acrylic

and Anne Ward-"Fiches"-Oil

Congratulations to Karen and all the OOPS artists!

OOPS Ladies attend recent Lois Griffel workshop!

Three OOPS ladies in Lois Griffel workshop.
Babrbara Jamison, Ann Lees,
Karen Crenshaw.