Paint outs with the Outdoors Painters Society


The Outdoors Painters Society (OPS) promotes En Plein Air painting through paint outs, exhibitions and fellowship. About 75% of OPS reside in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona & Colorado, but our membership is “without borders” with members from all across the country from the eastern seaboard to the west coast. We organize 9 or 10 paint outs a year and paint together with the outings ranging from 1 day or as long as a week.

OPS hosts a premier plein air painting juried “members only” event known as Plein Air Southwest that attracts national attention, elite artists and is promoted in major art magazines. The show and sale is hosted by Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Membership year is from January 1 through December 31. Associate membership is $45/yr.

Scheduled paint outs:

Jan. 24 Rockwall

Feb. 20 – 21 near West Columbia, TX

Mar. 12 – 14 San Angelo

April 7 – 9 Phil Starke Plein Air Workshop

For a list of upcoming paint outs and events (and to register) see

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