Seasoned plein air painters & novice artists who love the great outdoors. Groups of friends looking for a creative activity & families celebrating Mother’s Day with a painting picnic. You are all invited to the Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge on Sunday, May 10, 2015!
Contact the Opus Store you'd like to participate at Ready to challenge yourself? Here's how:1. Pre-register at your local Opus, either in store or by phone (see contact information below), or sign up online.
2. Sign in begins at 10 am, Sunday, May 10. For the location of the Sign Up & Exhibition Tent, ask Opus staff for a map or download one from this page (maps available by May 1, 2015)
Please Note: You can expect some locations to have 200+ participants. Opus thanks you in advance for your patience during the sign in process.
3. Find a spot in the designated Painting Zone & begin! Bring your favourite media and tools with you or pick up some new materials before you head out. Create your piece on a 9" x 12" surface – either the canvas panel provided by Opus (available in limited quantities for registered participants; one per person) or a surface you have brought, prepared as necessary for your chosen media.
To be eligible to be entered into the judging process, your surface MUST be:
• 9" x 12" and white (no tinted primer or coloured papers, no initial sketch started), and
• inspected and marked as eligible (on the backside) by Opus staff when you sign in
4. Return to the Sign Up & Exhibition Tent before 3:00 pm with your artwork so it may be photographed for our online exhibition and viewed by the jury.
5. Visit the Exhibition tent at 5:00 pm for the Judges’ Top Picks & Draw Prize Winners announcements. Each store has $1000 in Opus Gift Cards as prizes! Our jury will select 9 works to award an Opus Gift Card to — 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in 3 categories:
• 1st Place: $300
• 2nd Place: $150
• 3rd Place: $100
• 1st Place: $150
• 2nd Place: $75
• 3rd Place: $50
Kids (up to 12)
• 1st Place: $100
• 2nd Place: $50
• 3rd Place: $25
Draw Prizes from some of your favourite art materials suppliers will also be awarded! All OPC participants who are present at the Exhibition and announcement of Judges’ Top Picks are eligible for the draw, so you’ll have a chance to win a prize whether or not you entered your piece into the judging.