Location: Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane
Contact: Jeff Risner
Sep 21-23, 2012
OPAS is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization of artists and patrons. Sharing a common love of art and nature, we come together for the activity of painting in the outdoors. We recognize that all art is important, and support artists of all ages and all skill levels with education, artist services, painting and exhibition opportunities. Our admiration for the natural world gives us reason to explore the diversity and uniqueness of Ohio’s landscapes and beyond.
By an increasing variety of activities, and by word of mouth, OPAS continues to reach a growing audience. Our membership has grown substantially since our first meeting. OPAS members are spread over many of Ohio’s 88 counties, and into Indiana, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. We are beginning plein air painters, experienced career artists, students, and supporters of the arts, who are interested in fostering the tradition of, and recognize the uniqueness of, this challenging art form. Though painting in many different styles, and working in a variety of media, we come together to paint and learn, from nature and each other. OPAS is an equal opportunity organization, and we encourage you to come and join us.