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Monday, August 18, 2014

Mark your Calendar for the October Paint Out...

October 19, 2014 ~ OOPS October Paint Out - Sunday from Noon till 5pm at Equine Country USA, 1259 McAllister Rd in Jacksonville.  You turn off Hwy 24/258 just outside of Jacksonville onto Wells Rd, and it becomes McAllister Rd. Organized by Patsy Lain.

OOPS Extra Paint Out in September... Saturday, September 20th at the ANNUAL RIVERWALK PALOOZA !!

For those OOPS artists who cannot make it to Southport for our IPAP Worldwide Paint Out (and those who can) we will gather to paint during the day (beginning at 10am till dark or whenever you can make it) at the ANNUAL RIVERWALK PALOOZA !!

What: Extra September OOPS Paint Out

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Anytime from 10am until dark.

Where: Riverwalk Park & Willingham Park, Downtown Jacksonville

Why: For the heck of it!

What Else: 

New River Foundation and B.O.L.D. Present
Sneak Previews Weekly
 For more information call
 (910) 937-7222

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SEPTEMBER 19 AND 20, 2014
Riverwalk Park & Willingham Park
Downtown Jacksonville
Friday, Sept.19 @ 9:00 PM 
        Saturday, Sept. 20:  Gates open at 10:00 AM

Contact :   Kelly @ (910)937-7222 or  or visit:  for more information

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 New River
Moonlight Dinner Cruise

Some of you asked for an Adult Moonlight Cruise. THANKS TO BOB BECK---You can join Capt. Mike for a Moonlight Cruise aboard the Marina Cafe' River Boat.  Reservations are required in advance. (for reservations please call our office at 910-937-7222) The cost is $25.00 per person.  (BYOB)  Click on the picture above to get more information about  Marina Cafe !!
fried fish and shrimp 
On Saturday, Capt. Mike will host ECO-CRUISES beginning at Noonaboard the Marina Cafe' River Boat.  Local Author, Georgie Stone will be your Narrator !  Thanks to Marine Cafe', we will offer a BOAT TAXI from overflow parking to the Festival !
The Beer Garden will be provided by Coastal Beverage.  Not to fret!  Wine Lovers can once again enjoy Duplin Wine !
Yoga for Adults and Kids (reservations are needed along with either a mat or towel please call 910-937-7222 to make your reservation !!)
Roaming Magician
Plenty of Craft and Food Vendors
Paddle Boarding
Canoe and Kayaking
Music Entertainment including Nantucket that will close the Riverwalk Palooza on Saturday night
Kid's area
Car show
Environmental information

Friday, August 15, 2014

Plein Air painting in Morehead City Saturday....

Note from Lou Wilson at Arts & Things. They are still looking for a few plein air painters to join the fun this Saturday but you must call Lou first to get on the official list... The number is 252-240-1979.

The Third Saturday Plein Air painting event is happening this Saturday  August 16 from 10:00am until 4:00pm on the Morehead City Waterfront around the Big Rock Fountain. Come enjoy watching artists create wonderful new paintings in all mediums : Oils, Acrylics, Pastels and Watercolors. Buy a painting you like right on the spot! (some have been sold right off the easel!)

This month's artists include Eleanor McArver,  Sue Cheatham,  George Basom, Rick Shapero, Katherin Morgan, Linda Kramer  and others (they're still calling in!)  Come on down and enjoy..... plein air.

Arts & Things | 704 Evans Street | Morehead City Waterfront | NC | 28557

Monday, August 11, 2014

Join the NC Plein Air Painters Forum...

If you are an OOPS artist and you have not joined the NC Plein Air Painters Forum already you should do so asap. This is a project to link and inform all the plein air painters in our state. Once you have joined (Free BTW)... you need to join the OOPS group within the site.Here is a link to the site... NCPAP.ORG

After you sign up... join the OOPS Group at NCPAP OOPS Group.

Last but not least... LIKE their Facebook page HERE.

Monday, August 4, 2014

OOPS August 2014 Nocturnal Paint Out this Saturday... August 9, 2014 at 7pm.

Brenda Behr is READY!
OOPS August 2014 Nocturnal Paint Out in Downtown Swansboro this Saturday, August 9th. 7pm until...

Anyone wanting to show up for a Dutch Treat Dinner before hand (Somewhere along the waterfront) can show up at 5 pm. We will meet in the parking lot at the end of the street where the Irish Pub on Water and Church Street is located and decide from there where to eat,

If you don’t want to come for dinner come  around 7pm.

Be sure to bring your small dollar store book lights to light your panel and palette. Head/hat lamps would work great. Bug spray will probably be a MUST. Also, load your palettes before you come so you will already know what colors you will be using. Premixing your colors would also be helpful.

If you would like to practice... The CCPAP plein air group who are joining us for this event are painting there this Wednesday at 7pm... feel free to join them.

See you Saturday... Hope this rain gets out of here!

OOPS September Paint Out in Southport for IPAP's Worldwide Paint Out!

September 13, 2014 ~ Sept 13 is the 2nd celebration of the International Plein Air Paintout in Southhport...with a wet paint sell on the grounds of Ft Johnston (the Southport Visitor's Center....) mark your calendar and plan to come.....It was a Great Time Had By All last year... 

2nd Annual Southport International Paint Out Day in honor of the 12th International World Wide Paint Out Day
Saturday, September 13, 2014
8:00 - 4:30

Organized by Jim McIntosh
It's coming soon, the Southport, NC celebration of the International Plein Air Paint out......September 13.....paint out and wet paint sale and no fees....Y'ALL COME.....last year there were over 35 artist who participated.....Non painters come to meet the artists and enjoy their day's work.. 
It's FREE ..BUT... you MUST Pre-Register online at

Quick link to Details and Registration... HERE...

RAIN DATE: Sunday, September 14

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 th 12th International Plein Air Worldwide Paint Out.  2nd Annual Southport 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, 13, 2014 from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Mark you Calendar for this amazing event and join us in Southport,  where our area’s most talented painters will be painting En Plein Air (in the opThis event is open and free to the public, however, all participating artist MUST register. Each artist will create original painting(s) 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. 
Mark you Calendar for this amazing event and join us in Southport,  where our area’s most talented painters will be painting En Plein Air (in the open air).
Don't miss the WET PAINT Sale at the end of the day. Artist will gather on the lawn of the Fort Johnston Museum, where the public will be invited to view and purchase an original piece of art. WET PAINT SA:E will open to the public @ 3:30 until 4:30.  Please note that our works of art sale out quickly. '
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. 
Fort Johnston - Southport Museum and Visitors’ Center located at 203 E. Bay, behind the NC Maritime Museum.
The beauty is within our streets, the finished product is in the hands of the artist.
Artists are encouraged to register on line as soon as possible, visit www.cityofsouthport and click on the Southport Paint Out Day register form link.  
For more information contact Cindy Brochure, Director of Tourism, City of Southport at 910-523-6124.

Annual International Worldwide Paint Out ~ About IPAP's WW Paint Out HERE.

Invitation from Phyllis to join her in a Paint Out in Salisbury, NC on October 11th.

Phyllis Eaton…
Phyllis Eaton Steimel has invited you to the event 'Oil Painters of America Paint Out' on North Carolina Plein Air Painters!
Check out "Oil Painters of America Paint Out" on North Carolina Plein Air Painters

Phyllis Eaton Steimel

Oil Painters of America Paint OutTime: October 11, 2014 from 9am to 7pm
Location: Salisbury, NC
Organized By: Phyllis Eaton Steimel

Event Description:
Come to Historic Salisbury and enjoy a great day of painting during the Annual Historic Salisbury October Tour. Lots of sites to paint, the city dresses up for the affair. We will "kick off" the event at the Waterworks Visual Arts Center at 9 AM and finish with a reception at the Dr. Josephus Hall House where the art of the day will be on display.

See more details and RSVP on North Carolina Plein Air Painters: