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 July 2018

Upcoming Events

After a great week in Rockport, the next paint out at the Grand Canyon National Park (south rim) is all the buzz. Dates: September 17-21.  If you’ve never been, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. Several artists from the Celebration of Art will stay over a few days to join us. We will announce more about this paint out in the next newsletter, so stay tuned.

Also, we decided to change the venue for October to San Antonio TX, the Mission Trail. More on this is coming

Be sure to register

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September 17-22 – Grand Canyon (south rim)
October 18-20 – San Antonio TX
November 9-10 – Corsicana TX

Click here for event details: Event Details

If you have an idea for a destination, your suggestions are welcome; also, if you would like to host or help organize an event, please let Irma Ward know:

Member news

Tina Bohlman has two paintings in Women Artists of the West 48th National Exhibition, September 20 in Bartlesville OK. She also has three pieces accepted in the 33rd Annual Bosque Art Classic, September 8 in Clifton TX.

Diane Frossard received the Animal Honorable Mention at the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition in Steamboat Springs.

Susan Temple Neumann won Best of Show at the American Plains Artists’ exhibit in San Angelo TX.

Cecy Turner had paintings accepted in the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Best of America, September 14--October 13; Women Artists of the West, September 20--November 4; and Southwestern Watercolor Society 55th Membership Exhibit, August 29--September 29. She will have two paintings in the Plein Air Artists Colorado 22nd National Juried Exhibit in Durango CO, October 5--28 and is a participate in the paint out. She will also participate in the Estes Valley Plein Air in Estes Park, Colorado, September 1-30.


Plein Air Easton award winners included the following OPS members: Suzie Baker, Life on the Farm award; Tina Bohlman, Frederick Douglass award; Lon Brauer, Honorable Mention; Patrick Saunders, Best Marine.


American Impressionist Society's 19th Annual National Juried Exhibition participants include the following OPS members:

Stephanie Amato, Joe Anna Arnett, Suzie Baker, Bob Beck, Nancy Boren, Jane Chapin, John Cook, Christine Debrosky, Rick Delanty, Jan Delipsey, Fran Ellisor, Kaye Franklin, Diane Frossard, Gary Huber, Jane Hunt, Ann Larsen, D.K. Palecek, Bob Rohm, Lawrence Rudeolech, Patrick Saunders, Cecy Turner.

Video Library News

The following Jeanne Rosier Smith pastel DVDs will be added soon to the OPS Video Library:

Anatomy of a Wave

Painting the Shoreline

Grasses and Dunes

Jeanne walks the viewer through her concept, design, drawing, block-in to the finished pastel piece. The DVDs are a must for pastel artists as well as very helpful for oil painters. Her outstanding work may be seen on her web site.  www.jeannerosiersmith.com

Check out these new additions plus the rest of our media library at https://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/page-1773559




This issue:
·  Upcoming Events
· Member News
·  OPS Library


Remember, OPS members may list their workshops on the OPS website. Email your information to: OPS email

R. Gregory Summers
Outdoor painting workshops:

Aug 10-12, Genessee Country Village, Mumford NY
Aug 17-19, Tennessee Valley, Murfreesboro TN
Sep 4-6, Blue Ridge Mountain Plein Air, Blue Ridge GA
Sep 19-21, Escalante Canyon Plein Air, Escalante UT
Oct 5-7, Saugatuck/Douglas MI
Greg Summers


Patrick Saunders

August 3-5, Dynamic Florals, Waxahachie TX

More information and to register:  
Patrick Saunders Workshop


Michael Holter

8/14-16 – Watercolor Impressionism: Landscape – Art Center of Plano TX – 972-965-2078

9/13-15 – Bella Vista AR Assembly of God – Watercolor Impressionism: Landscape – 479-903-0163

Click here for more information:

Michael Holter Workshops

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Don't miss the October paint out. Your OPS friends are signing up  


We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.
Jennie Jerome Churchill

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Paulo Coelho

Adventure without risk is Disneyland.
Doug Coupland

Audacity, and again, audacity, and always audacity.
G. J. Danton

Please remember to send your OPS event photos to Peggy at: pakingsbury@aol.com

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