OPAS Annual Show: Nov 20 – Dec 3

OPAS 2014 show poster


Opening Reception: Saturday Nov 22nd (1-5pm)

Exhibition Dates: November 20 – December 3, 2014

‘Visions in the Open Air’

This exhibition will feature approximately 100 paintings, done on location, by 28 unique artist members of the Ontario Plein Air Society. The subjects vary from landscapes, urban-scapes, country-scapes, harbours and more. This exhibition shows that new twists on traditional styles such as post-impressionism, impressionism, Fauve, Canadian Impressionism are emerging in new artists as well as more seasoned artists. You’ll see paintings ranging from highly realistic to almost abstract. In all cases, there were painted sitting right in front of the subject, rain or shine.

Join us at the Artists’ Reception between 1pm and 5pm Saturday, November 22. Many of the artists will be in attendance for the reception, and there will also be prizes awarded for the top works in our show, as judged by Dalibor Dejanovic, a splendid, plein air, pastel painter.

OPAS is a young organization, formed 5 years ago by Zan Barrage. For the last 3 years it has been run by Keith Thirgood and a volunteer Board of Directors. Its mandate is to promote plein air painting in Ontario. The Society is a non-commercial group dedicated to serving its artist members and educating the general public about plein air painting.