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5th Annual Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the 5th Annual Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge!

We'd like to send out a huge THANK YOU to the 1300+ artists of all ages and skill levels who challenged themselves to capture the beauty of nature, urban life, and their imaginations artistic spirit in our 5th Annual Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge, held at our six Opus locations across BC on Sunday, May 15th, 2016. 

In addition to bringing your community together through art, by joining us for this challenge, you have participated in making the Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge Canada's largest one-day outdoor painting event! Over 1000 paintings were completed during the event and exhibited at the end of the day – what an amazing feat!

Families, friends, and artists of all sorts took their creative process outside and shared it with their communities. Experts Alfonso Tejada (at Opus Downtown Vancouver) and Sheree Jones (at Opus North Vancouver) demonstrated how they paint en plein air, sharing their techniques and tips for making a plein air adventure successful. 

Another big THANK YOU is in order for the 18 judges who had some very tough decisions to make when selecting their top picks for each age category.

And of course, who could forget our sponsors! In addition to the $6000 in Opus Gift Cards to be won, over $21,000 in prizes were donated to help celebrate the artists in our community! Thank you so much to all of our sponsors for their generosity!

The event day is done, but the Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge is not over. We hope you continue to challenge yourself for the rest of this spring and summer… and beyond! Take your creativity out into your community and keep the creative adventure going. To keep the ideas and inspiration percolating, check out our Resources for the Outdoor Artist page for links to plein air inspired videos. We also host Visiting Artists who offer free demonstrations at Opus on all manner of art techniques, including working outdoors.

Our staff documented some of the day at each Opus location: Granville Island, Downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver, Langley, Kelowna, and Victoria. The judges' top selections from each location, images from the day, and links to blog posts of the event are below.

We look forward to seeing you next year at the 2017 Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge on Sunday, May 7, 2017!



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Granville Island Downtown Vancouver North Vancouver Langley Kelowna Victoria

GRANVILLE ISLAND

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Opus Granville Island Judges' Picks

Do you have great images you would love to share from the day? Tag @OpusArtSupplies on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and include the handle #OPUSOPC to relive the day with your artistic community!

Kids (up to age 12):

First Place: Evan B.

Second Place: Mia V.

Third Place: Charles C.

Youth (13-18 y.o):

First Place: Violet H.

Second Place: Ben J.

Third Place: Cheyenne B.

Adult (19+):

First Place: William Liao

Second Place: Cheryl McCann

Third Place: Jim Stanley

Jurors:
Skai Fowler
Debbie Bakos
Kathleen Tonnesen

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DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER

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Opus Downtown Judges' Picks

Do you have great images you would love to share from the day? Tag @OpusArtSupplies on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and include the handle #OPUSOPC to relive the day with your artistic community!

Kids (up to age 12):

First Place:Madison M.

Second Place: Nadage J.

Third Place: Ben C.

Youth (13-18 y.o):

First Place:Anna T.

Second Place: Ania D.

Third Place: Akshra A.

Adult (19+):

First Place: Tony Polyck

Second Place: Heather Souliere

Third Place: Silvana Rusan

Jurors:
Kim Werker
Jamie Smith
Aaron White

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NORTH VANCOUVER

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Opus North Vancouver Judges' Picks

Do you have great images you would love to share from the day? Tag @OpusArtSupplies on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and include the handle #OPUSOPC to relive the day with your artistic community!

Kids (up to age 12):

First Place: Tamara L.

Second Place: Lily H.

Third Place: Oliver W.H.

Youth (13-18 y.o):

First Place: Karl H.

Second Place: Kim S.

Third Place: Clara C.

Adult (19+):

First Place: Rene Gourley

Second Place: Cynthia MacLean

Third Place: Tania Brown

Jurors:
Marian Maxwell
Judy Frigon
Sasha Di Rosa Elm

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LANGLEY

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Opus Langley Judges' Picks

Do you have great images you would love to share from the day? Tag @OpusArtSupplies on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and include the handle #OPUSOPC to relive the day with your artistic community!

Kids (up to age 12):

First Place: Isaac B.

Second Place: Siwen Z.

Third Place: Yuexuan Z.

Youth (13-18 y.o):

First Place: Jacqueline C.

Second Place: Megan T.

Third Place: Alex W.

Adult (19+):

First Place: Olga Osnach

Second Place: Stella Purdy

Third Place: Gerry Keryluik

Jurors:
Michael King
Shane Molina
Bryan Coombes

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KELOWNA

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Opus Kelowna Judges' Picks

Do you have great images you would love to share from the day? Tag @OpusArtSupplies on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and include the handle #OPUSOPC to relive the day with your artistic community!

Kids (up to age 12):

First Place: Quyannaha C.

Second Place: Ella S.

Third Place: Caiden G.

Youth (13-18 y.o):

First Place: Lauren K.

Second Place: Libby H.

Third Place: Savannah K.

Adult (19+):

First Place: Diana Hilliard

Second Place: Anthony Neville

Third Place: Jessica Olsen

Jurors:
Alison Kyte
Gillianne Richards
Jolene Mackie

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VICTORIA

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Opus Victoria Judges' Picks

Do you have great images you would love to share from the day? Tag @OpusArtSupplies on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and include the handle #OPUSOPC to relive the day with your artistic community!

Kids (up to age 12):

First Place: Alexander M.

Second Place: Violet H.

Third Place: Ava O.

Youth (13-18 y.o):

First Place: Theo G.

Second Place: Jake D.

Third Place:Mathieu C.

Adult (19+):

First Place: Riley Bryanton.

Second Place: John Hofman.

Third Place: Dea Kearns.

Jurors:
Wendy Oppelt
Chin Yuen
Jose Brand

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Social Media, Blog Posts & Media

Social Media:

See what's been posted about the day on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and share your photos with your online creative community, too! Post your images & videos on social media, tagging them with both @opusartsupplies & #OPUSOPC.

Blog & Video Posts:

Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge, May 2016 - Cynthia Frenette

Opus Plein Air Challenge 2016 : Painting & Interviewing Artists - Michael King

Wendy Oppelt Blog Post

Media:

Opus on CHEK6 News

More than 1,400 artists capture beauty of B.C. in day-long painting competition - CBC News

Harbour Living

Plein Air BC
 
Downtown Victoria BIA

Artists fill waterfront for timed painting challenge - Local News - Mobile Kelowna Daily Courier

Langley Advance: Painters Head Outdoors

BC Arts Council

CTV News Community Calendar

North Vancouver.com

Tourism Langley

Contests:

Urban Baby + Toddler

Wells & Davis Blog


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