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Quinte Arts council en Plein Air Arts Festival and Competition

September 8-10, 2017

The Arts Council resurrected this popular plein air festival and has made it bigger and better than before.

Click here for more information.

Recent Blog Entries

  • Hi I am new with OPAS and was wondering if anyone would like to go painting in the rhododendron garden park in Port Credit. (Officially called the Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens).  I checked it out today and the azaleas and rhodes are in full bloom - everything from frothy white, salmon, pale p...
  • We are starting Plein Air Sunday meetups in the Georgetown area. If you are interested email me and I will let you know where we decide to paint! Yours in art, Sheila
  • Quick report and a look from our first paint out of 2017. The location was perfect choice for a cold day. I settled in the biggest of five buildings, I call it the "banana hall" because of its tall banana trees. As usual, when painting in public we can expect  strangers to c...

Welcome to the website of the Ontario Plein Air Society (OPAS)

If you are a plein air artist practicing in Ontario, then you should be a member of OPAS. OPAS is the one central organizing body for plein air artists in this province. By joining and participating, you help raise the profile of plein air painting in Ontario and beyond.

This site allows you as a member to post paint-outs, events, competitions and, of course, your own work for all to see.

It's easy to join. Click the join link to the left of the screen and fill in the forms that follow. Membership is $30 per year.

None artists are welcome to browse through the art in this site. There a a large number of very accomplished artists here who regularily sell their art to the public. 

What's New

  • David Rowlandson
    David Rowlandson Doug got your message but no phone number will pick up and wife heading to kemptville end of month could drop off at daughters store 613-438-5139
    • Tue at 9:02 AM
  • Sheila Mitchell
    Sheila MitchellHalton Hills Plein Air Group: Halton Hills Plein Air Group meets every Sunday from 9am onwards, like this comment and I will post the upcoming meet ups!
    • Mon at 1:00 PM
  • Sheila Mitchell
    Sheila Mitchell created a new group:
    • Mon at 12:59 PM
  • Doug Ware
    Doug Ware added a new photo to the album Belleville Plein Air 2017:
    Belleville plein air 2017
    • September 13
  • Doug Ware
    Doug Ware added a new photo to the album Belleville Plein Air 2017:
    End of Wright St. Stirling Ont  Sept 17
    • September 13
  • Doug Ware
    Doug WareDavid Rowlandson: Dave  Your work was one of the strongest pieces at the Plein Air.   Amazing that the it was passed over.   Go figure?
    • September 10
  • Pat Martin
    Pat Martin added a new photo to the album Algonquin:
    Airfield, Mew Lake II
    • September 3
  • Pat Martin
    Pat Martin added a new photo to the album Algonquin:
    Airfield, Mew Lake
    • September 3
  • Pat Martin
    Pat Martin added a new photo to the album Algonquin:
    Whitefish Lake
    • September 3
  • Christy Michalak
    Christy Michalak New website!  
    • September 2

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    The links broke when it was transferred from the old ...  more
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    I don't see the colour wheels when I click on the icons.
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