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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