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Guidelines for adding Member Events

    • 85 posts
    March 26, 2012 1:36 AM EDT

    For a member to run an announcement in this section, it must meet the following criteria:

    1. Members can announce art shows that they are in.
    2. Members can announce art shows they are hosting.
    3. Members can announce a free, non-OPAS plein air event.
    4. Members can announce a for-fee plein air event, if it's of obvious benefit to our members.
    5. Members can also promote their classes, workshops, retreats, supplies and similar that they give, run or host.
    6. All announcements must be tasteful and without exaggeration.

    If you wish to announce a for-fee event, and would like to have OPAS endorse it and run it in our endorsed events section, You must submit a complete description to the OPAS Board explaining why OPAS should endorse your event. Such events will show up in the main Event area as well as the Special events column on the left side of the homepage.

    Contact the Chair of your Chapter or the president submit an event.

    • 85 posts
    April 5, 2012 8:52 PM EDT

    A More Detailed Guideline for Submitting Events to the OPAS site

    There are two main areas where members can submit events, plus certain events qualify to run at the top of the Events Column on the left hand side of the OPAS homepage. This document explains the kinds of events you can post, where they might go and how OPAS decides if they are acceptable or not. Member-posted events should no longer be placed in either the Discussion Forum or the Blog areas.

    OPAS Events

    In this area OPAS’ own events are posted, plus certain other events not run by OPAS. The following are acceptable types of events.

    1. *Member organized for-fee events where there is a direct, appropriate benefit to OPAS members, such as a discount, extra coaching, or some such other tangible benefit.
    2. Events run by another organization where there is a co-marketing agreement between OPAS and the event organizer.
    3. Events run by another organization where there is an acceptable benefit to OPAS or OPAS members.
    4. Events run by another organization where OPAS is an integral part of the event. Such as giving an OPAS award, having an OPAS directed workshop or allowing OPAS to have free space in order to promote OPAS.
    5. *Events run by another organization that pays $250 for a three-month listing.

    If you feel your event is suitable for this area, open up the OPAS Events section, click the Add button and fill out the event information. This will put your event in a moderation area for the Board to review. If the benefit or suitability is not clear, a Board member will contact you for more information.

    Member Events

    This is where most members’ own events are posted, plus certain other events not run by members but where a member has an involvement, such as a show where a member’s art is on display.

    1. Member organized free or for-fee events where there is no direct, tangible benefit to OPAS members. In other words, no discounts, etc.
    2. Events in which members are participating but not running, such as paint outs, shows or workshops, organized by a non-OPAS member where there is no discount, etc.

    If you feel your event is suitable for the Members’ area, use the Add button and fill out the event information. This will put your event in a moderation area for the Board to review. If the event’s suitability is not clear, a Board member will contact you for more information.

    If the Board feels your event is suitable to be an OPAS Approved event, and you have not submitted it as such, we will contact you to see if you are interested.

    Event Column

    All events listed in the OPAS Events section automatically show up in the Events Column, below the “Featured Event” space at the top of the column. They show up as they come due. The event with the closest run date will be at the top, with events further in the future listed below, by event date.

    The OPAS Events above, marked with an *, also qualify to be run in the Featured Event space at the top of the Event Column. Events in this space can run for a maximum of three months and will show up for at least two weeks in total over that time. Normally, events swap in and out of that space on a weekly rotation, in the order in which they were received.

    Advertising Box

    This area, at the bottom of every page, is reserved for events the Board feels are of especial value to both our members and the organization. It will be almost exclusively used for OPAS-originated events, or very special events with a strong OPAS presence.

    All of these guidelines are subject to change without notice.