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2018 Plano Plein Air Event Feb. 16 & 17

Plano Art Association, in conjunction with The Outdoor Painters Society, Southwest Watercolor Society and ArtCentre of Plano, will be conducting an exciting two-day plein air event in Downtown Plano and nearby areas.

Up to 100 artists are expected to participate from all over North Texas. The artists will focus on the interesting subject matter of the Historic Downtown area and the Heritage Farmstead venue.
They will register on Friday, February 16, at the ArtCentre of Plano. From there, they will fan out and choose a spot with an interesting local subject and begin painting. The artists will choose their own media including oil, watercolor, pastels and various dry drawing materials. On Friday evening, the works of the day will be brought to the ArtCentre with works from Saturday to be added for an artistic “show and tell.”On Saturday, the same procedure will be followed, culminating with a gathering at the ArtCentre where a judge will select works for a month-long ArtCentre exhibition. Cash prizes will be awarded the winning entries at a reception on Saturday, February 24.

Participation as a painter in the event is limited to members of Plano Art Association, Outdoor Painters Society and Southwest Watercolor Society. Those wishing to participate and are not members of one of these organizations can easily join Plano Art Association on the organization’s website: www.planoartassociaton.org.

The reception will be open to the public on Saturday afternoon, February 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the ArtCentre of Plano,  902 E 16th Street Plano, TX 75074.

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OPS hosts Paint Out at the Ft. Worth Stock Yards Jan. 20-21


January 2017 PAINT OUT

Ft. Worth Stock Yards

Ft. Worth, Texas

January 20-21, 2017

Join us for two days of fun and painting at the historic Ft. Worth Stock Yards.  There are sure to be plenty of painting subjects:  Historic buildings, iconic signs, people, cattle, and much more.

More information and online registration: Paint Out – Ft. Worth Stock Yards


The Outdoor Painters Society was formed to create opportunities and incentive for artists of like mind to come together and paint “en plein air” ( Outside in the open air )    For more information and to join see our website http://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/. Membership year is Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.

We welcome all artists that are interested in painting outdoors or supporters that want to stay close to the group. We promote the tradition of Plein Air painting and our paint outs provide opportunities for emerging artists to socialize and even learn from profesionals.

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.

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Texas Hill Country Paint Out Nov. 18 – 19


Texas Hill Country Paint Out

Paint Out at WENMOHS RANCH in the Texas Hill Country

Cypress Mills, Texas

November 18-19, 2016

Host:  Dena Wenmohs

Once again we will return to this marvelous ranch for a few days of painting the Texas fall colors.  There are just a few days left to register for the paint out at Wenmohs Ranch in the Hill Country.  We’re looking forward to two days of great landscape painting.  Hope you can join us.

More information and online registration: Texas Hill Country Paint Out 2016



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OPS hosts Paint Out Mineola, Texas on Oct. 21


Once again Carol Devereaux will be hosting OPS painters at this quaint East Texas town on October 21, 2016.  Walk the brick streets and step back in time to enjoy that old town feeling.  The piney woods, mixed with the glorious colors of the fall leaves should be picture perfect this time of year.   

More information and online registration: Mineola, Texas Paint Out

For membership information see http://www.outdoorpainterssociety.com/join.  The Outdoor Painters Society was formed to create opportunities and incentive for artists of like mind to come together and paint “en plein air” ( Outside in the open air ) more


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2016 Plein Air Southwest Salon at Southwest Gallery

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Plein Air Southwest Salon is a juried plein air competition, exhibition and sale sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society and showcased each April at Southwest Gallery in Dallas, Texas. The Salon features plein air paintings from the “best of the best” painters working today.
Plein Air Southwest Salon has earned the reputation as one of the premier events of Spring. The Outdoor Painters Society sponsors the event to promote an appreciation for the process of painting “en plein air” which is French for “in open air”. Most works are completed in a single painting session, painted outdoors on location and are characterized by the bold use of color, design and the freshness of paint application.

For the 11th year, Plein Air Southwest Salon 2016 will be hosted by Southwest Gallery at 4500 Sigma Rd, Dallas, TX 75244. 88 artists representing 19 states will be exhibiting, plus the juror Marc Hanson and guest artist Lori Putnam.

Ann Hardy "Wenmohs Ranch"

Ann Hardy “Wenmoh’s Ranch”

Exhibition opens:  April  9, 2016
Plein Air 3-day Workshop with Marc Hanson:  April 5 – 7, 2016
(Workshop full – register for the wait list)
Artists dinner & social gathering:  April 8, 2016
Quick Paint:  April 9, 2016
Opening Reception and Awards:  April 9, 2016
Exhibition closes :  May 14 * (date subject to change to accommodate gallery schedule)

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