Paint Outs

Interested in hosting a Paint Out? Need some guidance on how or when? Contact our Paint Out Coordinator, Carol Cosgrove.

 Saturday, April 8, 2017

Paint in Schiller Park” – German Village/Columbus, Ohio

Date and time – Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9 am to ?
Location – 986 Jaeger St. Columbus (across from the park)
OPAS Host: Jeff Stahler


If you need an address (mine) as a parking or meet-up area, our home is a good spot.

There is also parking at the recreation center in Schiller Park, as well as restrooms.

If you need a phone number for artists that have more questions, my cell is 513-314-3853.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Creation at the Station – Paint out and Live Auction” – Galion, Ohio

Date and time – Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 7 am to 8 pm
Location – Galion Big Four Depot, 127 N Washington St., Galion, OH
OPAS Host: Carol Kable


Sponsors: Friends of the Big Four Depot (FBFD) & Brush and Palette Art Gallery
Contact number : 419-468-2944

The Big Four Depot is one of Galion’s pr-ized historic architectural buildings located on the east edge of downtown Galion. Built just prior to 1900, it is presently a restoration work in progress (visit Galion Depot, Inc on Facebook) There are also many other historic buildings and homes in Galion within walking or driving proximity of the Depot grounds. Lunch will be available at several privately owned downtown restaurants and national fast food chains. Drinking water will be available for donation.

Tentative day itinerary: 7:00 am to 8:30 am –check in/registration* There will be a $10.00 registration fee. Artists who donate a painting to the art auction (see below) will get 50% off the registration fee. Make all checks payable to: Friends of the Big Four Depot ( if mailing, send to P.O. Box 125, Galion Ohio 44833) Wet-Paint Sale — 5- 7 p.m. At the Pavilion on the Depot grounds. Please bring your own display stands. Artists may also bring other artwork with them to sell (at no commission) in addition to any work made on location and will handle their own sales.

Art auction- 7 p.m.- ? An art auction (also at the Pavilion) to benefit the restoration effort of the Galion Big Four Depot will consist of paintings, drawings and other art donated privately, corporately, and by artists who participate in the event. All proceeds to Galion Depot, Inc, the administrating board of the Depot project.

*Note: Pre-Registration is encouraged, but last minute attending artists are also welcome.

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 Saturday, May 20, 2017

Zoar Bicentennial Celebration” – Zoar, Ohio

Date and time – Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9 am to ?
Location -198 E 3rd St, Zoar, OH 44697
OPAS Host: Undetermined


We have been invited by the Historic Zoar Bicentennial committee to participate on this special day. This is a note from them.

2017 is our Bicentennial year, and with that we have many exciting events and programs planned. One of the new events we are planning is Maifest, set to take place May 20, 2017. Part of that particular celebration is in honor of the opening of an art gallery located in the rennovated Bimeler House. The first exhibit will feature work from the Cleveland School of Artists, who came to paint the picturesque village in the first part of the 20th century.

We are hoping to have some painters come and demonstrate plein air painting as part of the one-day festival. Is this something the Ohio Plein Air Society would be interested in? It would be an opportunity for visitors to the village to interact with artists who, while styles may differ, paint in a similar way to those who painted the pieces exhibited in the gallery. We will have some art supplies available for visitors to also try their hand at drawing and painting outdoors.

Come and paint for the day. We are welcome to sell our paintings later in the day. More info to come on this one.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

“Historic Litzenberg Memorial Woods Paint Out” – Findlay, Ohio

Time – See schedule below
Location – Litzenberg Memorial Woods
OPAS Host: Sharon Hammer Baker


Celebrate early summer in northwest Ohio! Join us for the fourth annual Hancock Park District Plein Air Paint-Out at the historic Litzenberg Memorial Woods 6 miles west of Findlay on SR 224

Artists in all plein air media are welcome

9-10 am Registration/Check-in at the barn
9-12 Paint in your choice of 1840s farmstead, garden, meadow, prairie, woods or river bottom+
12-1 pm Lunch*
1-3 Paint +
3-4 Gathering in the barn to share the day’s works with other artists and park visitors 

*Bring your own and join other artists in the barn or visit restaurants in Findlay

+In case of rain, there are several sites under cover where you can work

Restrooms, snacks and beverages available all day at the barn
This is a non-competitive event and there is no registration fee

To pre-register or for more information contact Sharon Hammer Baker at

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Combined Paint Out with IPAPA Artists” – Richmond Art Museum – Richmond, IN

Date and time – Saturday, July 8, 2017  (times to come)
Location – Richmond Art Museum,350 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond, Indiana 47374-0816
OPAS/IPAPA Host: Lance Crow

This is a combined paint out with our neighbors from the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA)

More info to come.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Paint-IN at the Columbus Museum of Art” – Columbus, Ohio

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Date and time – Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 from 10 am to ?
Location – Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
OPAS Hosts: Carol Cosgrove and Tamar Rudavsky
Permission Slip: CLICK HERE for PDF!         CLICK HERE FOR WORD DOC!


Parking in rear of museum
No cost for admittance for artists
Must have drop cloth
Must bring signed permission = CLICK HERE for PDF!      CLICK HERE FOR WORD DOC!
– There is a spot on the permission slip to say what painting you are going to copy. Fill that in and return to front desk when you find what you want to paint. Have the rest filled out and show at the front desk upon arrival.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Paint-IN at the Cincinnati Art Museum ” – Cincinnati, Ohio

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Date and time – Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 from 11 am to 4 pm
Location – Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202
OPAS Host: Nancy Achberger (give me a heads up if you’re going)
Permission Slip: CLICK HERE!


I have scheduled a paint in with the Cincinnati Art museum for, Saturday, January 28.
The museum opens at 11. Parking and admission is free.

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Archived Paintouts from 2016 for reference
Archived Paintouts from 2015 for reference
Archived Paintouts from 2014 for reference