Updated April 11, 2013
"Prairie Snow", 6" x 6", Pastel -
by Charter Member & OPAS Historian, Paul Reif
2013 Membership Dues
Effective January 1, 2008: anyone
joining OPAS will receive the benefits
of membership through the
end of the calendar year in which he or she joins,
unless he or she joins in December; anyone joining in December of a calendar
will receive the benefits of membership for December and the
entire following calendar year.
• Membership dues are $40.00 for the 2013 membership year.
• For a gallery page on the OPAS website add an additional $30.00
to your 2013 dues.
Please print and fill out the form below and snail mail
with your check or money order, payable to OPAS :
OPAS • P.O. Box 14926 • Columbus, OH 43214
Questions about Membership should be directed to
OPAS is about painting en
plein air, French for “outdoors.”
At least once a month, our members meet at predetermined locations
around the state. Our artists are actively engaged in painting
on site, outdoors. We paint in all seasons and in all kinds of
weather. Our program committee works with members to find out
what and where they are interested in painting and seeks out new
and diverse locations.
Membership in OPAS is open to all artists, regardless
of age or experience, who want to work in the plein
Those making application for membership should be
aware of the following criteria for your work:
- It is the intention of this Society to foster
the tradition of plein air painting. We look to
artists in history, and in our own time, who have
carried the torch of plein air painting. We must be
mindful of the importance of plein air painting, its
rightful place, and its importance in the history of
art. Therefore, for purposes of exhibition our
members must think of their work as fitting into one
of the following three categories:
- Alla Prima -- completed in one session on
site. No work is done on the painting after
leaving the site.
- Completed on Site -- Completed on site in more
than one session. No work is done on the painting
after leaving the site.
- Plein Air -- 90% of the painting is completed
- No work from photographs done in the studio will
- Members are on the honor system in meeting the
above mentioned requirements for exhibition.
- From time to time the exhibition committee will
schedule a juried member exhibition in which members
will be allowed to exhibit studio work completed
from reference material such as Plein Air studies.
These works traditionally have been larger in
format, and would be labeled as studio paintings.
Fill out the online
Membership form & use PayPal:
Print the (PDF) Membership form and use US Mail :
As a member, you’ll have access to and information on:
• PAINT OUTS • WORKSHOPS • ARTIST
• SPECIAL PROJECTS • GALLERY OPEN HOUSES
• WEB SITE EXPOSURE
Members will find a listing all of the activities
OPAS has planned on the website, as well as related activities and outings offered
by various other organizations. Once you are a member, you will
receive an email inviting you to join the OPAS List Serve to
receive email updates of information. With members all around the state,
e-mail is the fastest and easiest way to keep in touch, keep you involved,
encourage you, and keep you painting!
Membership in OPAS is open to all. OPAS offers many levels of
membership starting with our artist membership. You will find
that a variety of other categories are available for student members,
sustaining patrons who would like to help support our cause.
There is also a lifetime membership, a one time payment.
Many artists want to paint on location, but for a variety of
reasons might not want to go out alone and paint? Some of you
might not have painted for a long time; some of you may never
have painted at all, but have always wanted to; some of you might
want to paint and learn from experienced artists. You might have
a child that loves art and who would like to spend time painting
with working artists? We have members like you, and they enjoy
meeting and learning from our more experienced members. Come and
join us, and we’ll give you plenty of support and encouragement.
If you’re not an active artist, or if you just want to support
and enjoy the creative work of others, you will want to join us.
Working on location, and in full view of the public, our artists
welcome the opportunity to expose the community to art in a completely
unique way. Along with our art, we are used to being “on
display.” Our artists are more than willing to
let you watch. If you decide you would like to try your hand at
painting, we have some art materials you may try for the day!
OPAS is planning paintouts for the 2013 - 2014 painting seasons, and
is working on events through 2012
that you won’t want to miss, including paint outs, plein
air art competitions, workshops, exhibitions and lots more.
We invite artists and enthusiasts to join us as we continue to
learn about art while exploring Ohio’s beautiful landscapes.
If you would like to make a contribution to
The Richard Canfield Memorial Fund,
please go to the registration form and you will find a space
available for that purpose.
Fill out the online
Membership form & use PayPal :
Print the (PDF) Membership form and use US
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Members of Ohio Plein Air Society
Updated April 5, 2013
Congratulations & Thank You for paying your 2013 dues.
**2013 Website dues paid!
(LT) = Lifetime; (SP) = Sustaining Patron; (H) = Honorary
Sharon Hammer Baker *new
Lynn Bird * new
Susan M. Birgeles
Jon Browning (L)
Mary Jane Bugh
Michal Susan Bukky
O'Neil Carmody **
Mary Ann Clady
Dr. Nancy Clelland *new
Mary-Sonya Conti **
William B. Cornell
Carol McClain Cosgrove
Jody Crow **
Rebecca J. Cyphert
Nora Daniel *new
John A. Daniels
Mary Ann Davis
Debra Joyce Dawson **
Pamela P. Delay
Barbara Eisenhardt *new
Aida Garrity **
Jim Glover **
Larry Golba **
Nancy Hawkins **
Mary R. Holobaugh
Scott Jenkinson (H)
Ann Ferguson Kah
Mary Helke Kilpatrick
Carolyn E. Lewis
Jack Irwin Liberman
Michael McEwan (H)
Linda McMurray *new
David Muller (H)
Karen Briggs Ng
Audrey M. Oliphant
Susan Paolicchi * new
Betty Peterson **
Jeri Ellis Platt
Pamela Robinson (Turnbow)
Donald Schuster *new
Doreen St. John
Rachel G. Stern
Craig A. Staufer *new
Peg Vasil * new
Judy Fischer Walton
Carol Strock Wasson
Mary Jean Weber
Linnae J. Wilson
Chuck Woelfel **
* Congratulations and Thank You for paying your 2013 dues.
**2013 Website dues paid!
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