Plein Air Challenge at McMichael Art Gallery

Event Details

  • PLEASE USE THE RSVP BUTTON SO WE CAN TELL McMICHAEL HOW MANY OF US TO EXPECT!


    OPAS has again worked to create a special OPAS Plein Air Challenge in co-operation with McMichael Gallery in Kleinburgh. 


    Sunday August 25 from 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m.
    Join us at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s En Plein Air weekend with the Ontario Plein Air Society.


    Here's your chance to set your easel on the McMichael’s grounds and create a winning work.


    This is a friendly competition, however, there are prizes. The McMichael is handing out three juried prizes plus a Peoples Choice Award.


    In case of rain, tents will be set up in various locations around the grounds, so you can still paint from shelter.


    GO TO THE ARTISTS STUDIO FIRST. DO NOT GO TO THE GALLERY.


    Come to the "Artists Studio" across from the main Gallery building and register for the competition. Registration begins at 8:30 am and continues until 9:30 am when the competition begins. Your painting surface will be signed and held in the registration area until the competition begins. No pre-sketching or working from photo references is allowed.


    Non-OPAS members are invited to compete as well. Non-Members pay $10 to compete. Please bring cash, credit cards not accepted for the competition.


    During the day, if you meet any non-members, encourage them to join OPAS.


    You can paint from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm. You must have your finished work set up, framed and ready for judging by 3pm, otherwise you miss out.


    BRING A FRAME TO SHOW YOUR WORK!


    Exhibition in the Grand Hall with voting from 3pm to 4pm Grand prix announcement at 4pm. (Art will be displayed on tables. Some table-top easels will be available. Bring your own table-top easel if you want to be sure you get an easel.)


    MAXIMUM PAINTING SIZE 11 X 14. No bigger sizes will be displayed or judged. (This is a rule set by McMichael, so it cannot be bent.)


    If it's raining, the McMichael will be setting up tents throughout the grounds so you can still paint in relative dryness.


    For non-plein air artists, McMichael staff will be running En Plein Air workshops from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


    If any other public is interested in purchasing your artwork, each artist will have to make their own private arrangements for the sale.


    IMPORTANT: OPAS Members who pre-register can park for free, whatever time they arrive. I need to know who you are by 5 pm August 17. Please use this site's rsvp function to tell me if you are coming.


    Admission to the Gallery is free for all OPAS members and all other registered competitors, so remember to bring your OPAS card.


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  • Date
    2013-08-25
    Time
    4:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Where
    McMichael Canadian Collection 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg Ontario L0J 1C0 Map
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