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Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge
Take your show on the road! Join in the Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge and begin your journey to a creative spring and summer.
Paint in your favourite medium – acrylic, oil, watercolour – or create a mixed media piece, a drawing, a collage; you name it! Your only limits: working outdoors within the designated painting zone, and using the surface we provide you with.
Each Opus store will be awarding prizes to three works, chosen on site by an impartial jury. The top prize in each location is a $500 Opus Gift Card, with 2nd and 3rd prizes being $250 and $100 Gift Cards, respectively.
Ready to challenge yourself? Here’s how to join in!
- Register at your local Opus, in store or by phone.
- On Saturday, April 21, sign in at your local Opus by 10:00 a.m. Bring your favourite media and tools (paints, pencils, mixed media, easel, brushes) with you or pick up some new materials before you head out. We’ll provide you with the surface (a canvas panel or watercolour board), free to registered participants.
- Gather outside the store for further instructions, then head out within the area specified by your Opus Outdoor Guide to find inspiration in nature and the urban landscape.
- Return to Opus with your completed piece before 3:00 p.m. All works will be juried with winners announced and prizes awarded at 5:00 p.m.
In true plein air style, the Challenge will happen rain or shine.* Get a little inspiration for your day in the sun (or otherwise) - artist Maria Josenhans talks about the rewards of painting outdoors in this video.
Register by Friday, April 20th (check each store link below for store hours) and we'll see you at your local Opus on April 21!
1360 Johnston Street
100-207 West Hastings Street
120 Lonsdale Avenue
95 - 5501 204 Street
512 Herald Street
1357 Ellis Street
The Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge in the Press
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? On April 19, the Vancouver Sun listed the Challenge as one of Best events in Vancouver this week!
Victoria News is talking about the Challenge!
Published April 17 : Get out and paint the town
Check out this article about the Challenge in the April 9 edition
of the Langley Times: Compete en plein air with Opus art store