OPS was formed to create opportunities and incentives for artists of like mind to come together and paint ...........En Plein Air


Up coming Paint Outs and Events. 


This is an ever-changing list  as we add new locations and dates to it. If you would like to be a host of a casual Paint Out at your favorite spot, contact Paint Out Director, Irma Ward


Please note:  We ask you to register if you plan to attend a paint out or event. Please remember to "check" the box at the bottom of the registration form so members will see your name on the list of attendees!


(Except for workshop registrations), advance registration for a paint out  is NOT a firm commitment!  We understand how last minute situations can arise.  As a courtesy, if your plans change, please contact the event coordinator.  Thanks...and see you out there!



Upcoming events

    • September 14, 2017
    • September 16, 2017
    • Llano, Texas

    September 14 - 16, 2017

    Llano, Texas, Home of the 2017 World Championship Rock Stacking, is the first stop for our fall 2017 paint out tour.  Although the rock competition is over, there are plenty of stacks (or make your own), river scenes, and other interesting things to paint both in town and on the river.  South Llano River State Park is nearby where there is wildlife and trails, even turkeys.  Not too far away is the amazing Enchanted Rock.  Get some good distant views from here.  Bring a friend.  

    This will be a fun place to paint; don’t miss it!



    • October 16, 2017
    • October 21, 2017
    • Eureka Springs, AR



    Location:  Eureka Spring, Arkansas

    October 16-21, 2017  (Paint outs are generally 3 days – but this location needs more than 3 days!  Come for 2, 3 or all 6 days…no matter…. just get there!


    For the first time, OPS is venturing northeast to Arkansas.  Extraordinary Eureka Springs is one of the most celebrated resort towns in America.  Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, it is surrounded by pristine lakes and rivers.  Eureka Springs is especially beautiful in the autumn with bright fall colors; it provides the perfect setting for plein air painting.


    Eureka Springs, with a population of approximately 2,500, is located in northwest Arkansas in the heart of the Ozark Mountains near Beaver Lake. Branson, Missouri is only 45 miles northwest. Also, Bentonville, AR, home of Crystal Bridges Museum of Art is to the west within an hours drive.  Eureka Springs' central location makes transportation convenient by use of U.S. Hwy 62 East and West and State Hwy 23 North and South.


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