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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the OOPS gang!

The artists of the Onslow Outdoor Painters Society wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in the field in 2014!

Happy Holidays... see you all in 2014.

Dear OOPS artists... Thanks for another successful and enjoyable year of painting en plein air together! Enjoy the Holidays and I look forward to painting with you all in 2014. There will not be an organized paint out for December but we will kick off the New Year with our annual "Painting from Life" class inside the Jean Wenner Studio at the Council for the Arts in January!
In Art,

Friday, November 22, 2013

November Paint Out ~ Beautiful Day ~ Low Attendance

The following artists participated in the OOPS November Paint Out...
Bernie, Mitchell, Sunny, Patsy, Jim, and Karen... Dean dropped by to have coffee and conversation.


Bernie painting Panera Bread for the manager/cousin, Michelle.


Friday, November 8, 2013

November OOPS Paint Out... SAVE the Date... November 17th

November 17, 2013 ~ Noon until... 

Hampton Inn Suites on 1032 Hampton Inn Way, Jacksonville, NC. 

Noon until...

Wine/cheese event to be held one evening during the week following the paint out.

Organized by Patsy Lain.

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?

October Paint Out photos...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

OOPS October Paint Out set for Sunday, Oct. 27th

WHAT: OOPS!  OCTOBER 2013 Paint Out organized by Bernie Rosage

WHEN: Sunday, October 27, 2013 from Noon until...

WHERE: LP Willingham Waterfront Park (Old Town Marina) Kerr Street, Downtown Jacksonville. Go to the Old Train Depot and follow the River Walk to the water and you are there.

WHAT ELSE... Dutch treat dinner at the Kettle afterwards to talk about the day and our paintings.
MORE...WHAT ELSE... We will be painting these river scenes for the Winter 2014 for the Onslow County Museum's art exhibit... Marshes, Rivers, and Streams. However, you can paint the nearby Train Depot, Water Tower, etc...

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?

Images from the Waterfront park...


Saturday, September 21, 2013

State Port Pilot article about the Paint Out in Southport.

Dear OOPS members... Check out this link to a news article in the State Port Pilot (the weekly paper of Southport) concerning the recent paint out. Ann, Anthony, Bernie, and Jim McIntosh made the cover...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Southport Paint Out was AWESOME! Arboretum was GRAND too!

Approximately 50 plein air artists gathered in the quaint coastal town of Southport, North Carolina, last Saturday. We were treated like kings and queens by the hosts and public. A great day spent with artist friends indeed! The weather also cooperated on Sunday for our gathering at the Wilmington Arboretum. Enjoy this video that highlights both days of awesome plein air painting event.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Drawing Workshop by Betty this Saturday... Spots still open... Sign up NOW!

Traditional Drawing: Revisited
Drawing Techniques and Problem Solving

Workshop by: Betty Jane Benson King

Saturday, September 21, 2013  
10:00am till 4:00pm
at the Council for the Arts
826 New Bridge Street, across from City Hall
Jane Benson King, artist and former art teacher will be giving a one day workshop on traditional drawing.  This class will be in the Jean Wenner Art Studio at the Council for the Art's Building. Ms. King graduated from NC State University at Pembroke, in Arts Education (Magna cum Laude). She taught visual arts in the Bladen County Schools for 27 years. This workshop is limited to 12 students ages 15 and older. Workshop fee $15.00.
Suggested materials list
Drawing paper or drawing pad (11x14)
2 pencils (#2)                                                                          
Box of Regular crayons
Small box of colored pencils
To register:
Please call the Council for the Arts at (910) 455-9840 –or-
This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and your local Council for the Arts.”

Monday, August 12, 2013

OOPS September Paint Out (2 Days... September 14 and 15, 2013) celebrating our annual International Worldwide Paint Out

Dear OOPS artists... Make plans to attend this COOL Worldwide Paint Out event. As usual, this will be our September OOPS Paint Out... with so many members east of us it only made sense to accommodate them and participate in the Wilmington/Southport area. We can organize a car pool system via email to make travelling easier.

September 14 and 15, 2013 ~ International World Wide Paint Out ~ Southport and Wilmington, NC

Saturday, September 14th will be in Southport, NC (rain date Sunday, September 15, 2013) ~ 8:30am till 2:30 pm... Museum, 203 E. Bay  Southport, North Carolina Details below. Organized by Jim McIntosh.

Artist Info:

Sunday, September 15th, will be at the Arboretum in Wilmington, NC (unless Southport event is rained out Saturday which will means this location will be cancelled as we head to Southport for the rain date). 6206 Oleander Drive  Wilmington, NC 28403   910-798-7660 ...

Details about the SOUTHPORT Paint Out:
Southport, NC – SOUTHPORT, NC

Southport Celebrates International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Paint Out.

Artist from around North and South Carolina are invited to historic Southport to celebrate International Plein Air Worldwide Paint OutSouthport Plein Air paint-out is an exciting OUTDOOR event, sponsored by the City of Southport as a way to support artists in our area and bring public art to our streets. The event will take place on Saturday, September, 14, 2013 (rain date will be Sunday, September 15) from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm where our area’s most talented painters will En Plein Air (in the open air)

This event is free to the public, no artist registration required. Each artist will create an original painting of Southport’s historic landscape and buildings. The public is invited to stroll our streets and watch as each artist turns a blank canvas in to a “one of a kind” piece of Southport art. 

A WET PAINT Sale will be held from 2:30 until 5:30 at the Fort Johnston - Southport Museum and Visitors’ Center located at 203 E. Bay, behind the NC Maritime Museum. Art enthusiasts will have a chance to take home one of these treasures in what we feel will become a collection that will be revered for many generations to come.

The beauty is within our streets, the finished product is in the hands of the artist.

LOCATION: The staging area will be at the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum & Visitors
Center lawn located at 201 E. Bay St, behind the NC Maritime Museum.
ARTISTS REGISTER: Saturday, September 14 - 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
This is an informal event with no stress. Just come and have a FUN day.
No registration required, however, if you would like to receive information on upcoming
Southport paint outs, please provide us with you name and email. Visit www.cityofsouthport
to fill out our online form or email me at
2:00 PM EST, artists bring their just completed artwork and easels to the Fort Johnston-

Southport Museum & Visitors’ Center lawn for the Wet Paint Sale. Sale begins at 2:30.
Artist is responsible for the sale of their art.
PAINTING LOCATIONS: MUST be within the Southport City Limits
Artist may pick any where in the city limits of Southport. Pick a spot, set up their easel and

PAINT, it is just that SIMPLE. Painting locations must be accessible to the public.

Some possible locations:
• Fort Johnston-Southport Museum & Visitors’ Center Garrison House

• Mouth of the Cape Fear River

• Old Yacht Basin

• Along our shopping district

• E. & W. Bay Street

• Waterfront Park

• Boats docked along the yacht basin

• Visitors strolling our streets

• Our Bed & Breakfast

• Amuzu Theater

• Old Indian Tree

Cindy Brochure


Bernie paints in the NC Mountains and Sweetgrass Paint Out...

I had a relaxing time painting "en plein air" in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains while on vacation at Fleetwood Falls, NC. I made many new friends and spent time with some old dear ones. The highlight of my painting adventures was painting with Jeremy Sams and Scott Boyle along the New River near Todd, NC. The crowning jewel was spending the day (August 9th) with some of the best NC plein air artists at the Sweetgrass Paint Out near Blowing Rock, NC. I painted with dear friends, Jeremy Sams and Brenda Behr in a meadow with an awesome view of Grandfather Mountain. We dodged the showers as best we could but it was well worth it!

In Art,

Check out all the photos at this link.... Plein Air FUN in the Blue Ridge Mountains ~ August 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

July 14, 2013 Paint Out ~ August 4, 2013 Paint Out at Surf City Swing Bridge

OOPS JULY and AUGUST Paint Outs in Surf City...

July 14, 2013 ~ Surf City Swing Bridge ~ Noon until ~Paintings to be exhibited at Art Exposure Gallery Show in August.
August 4,2013 ~ Surf City Swing Bridge ~ Noon until ~ Last chance... Paintings to be exhibited at Art Exposure Gallery Show in August.
Art Exposure Plein Air Exhibit
August 9th: Plein Air with OOPS!  Open to all! 
No fee, but please fill out the entry form and mail in by July 26th so that you can be included in the show on August 9th.  We will be painting on Topsail Island, usually in the park, but not limited to the park. Form found at this link:
Here's the info on the form...
Presents an Invitational for
North Carolina Artists
            This Invitational is open to North Carolina artists.
“Paint Out on the Island
Paint Out Dates:
  • Sunday, July 14, 2013 ~ Surf City Swing Bridge
  • Sunday, August 4, 2013 ~ Surf City Swing Bridge ~ Last chance!
Meet at Noon at Soundside Park (right next to the Swing Bridge).
Entry Deadline: July 26th
                  Opening Reception:  August 9th
(No Entry Fee)
In order to be included in the August Plein Air Show at ArtExposure entries must be received by due date as stated on on this form. 
Attn:  Entry
PO Box 2178
Surf City, NC  28445

  1. Each entrant may submit up to three works.
  1. The work entered must be initiated on the day(s) of the Paint Out.
  1. Completed registration form must be postmarked before or by due date and mailed to:
    Attn. Entry
    PO Box 2178
    Surf City, NC 28445
  1.  All artwork must have a completed identification card attached to the back upper left corner.
  1.  Artwork must be hand-delivered to ArtExposure by the delivery due date.
  1. Unless gallery wrapped, artwork should be framed. Use a wire sawtooth hangers.
  1. If sold, ArtExposure will retain 30% of the selling price.

Registration Form for “Paint Out on the Island
ArtExposure LLC
Completed registration with entry fee must be postmarked on or before
July 26th.
The art work must be at ArtExposure no later than
Wednesday afternoon, August 8th.
22527 Highway 17N, Hampstead, NC
I will retrieve my artwork no later than 5:00 PM on August 31st.  
Name _____________________________________________________________
Email ___________________________    Phone___________________________
Address ___________________________________________________________
                                                                                                                       CITY                   STATE          ZIP
          ---------------------------------------CUT HERE ---------------------------------------------------
Complete and attach to back upper left of corner of each piece of art work. 
Hand-deliver artwork to ArtExposure by August 8th, 2013.   
Identification Card #1
Title__________________________Artist Name_________________________ __
Medium ______________________     
Identification Card #2
Title __________________________Artist Name:_____________________
Medium ______________________
Identification Card #3
Title __________________________Artist Name:_____________________
Medium ______________________
ArtExposure reserves the right to refuse any work that does not match registration information, or meet show criteria, or is deemed inappropriate or offensive.
LIABILITY:              ArtExposure will exercise care with all artwork, but will not assume
responsibility for loss and/or damage to artwork.  Questions may be addressed to:  Ellen Elder:  Executive Director, 910-330-4077


Sunday, June 30, 2013

We had a GREAT day at Gail's!

The OOPS bunch had a great day EATING and PAINTING at Gail's house. What a beautiful home and grounds! It was a treat to see everyone and have so many new people join us. Several came from Jim's plein air class at the college and it was awesome having Guy from Texas. Here are photos from today...