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Opus Art Supplies Outdoor Painting Challenge

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Sunday, May 15th, 2016
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

2016 marks the 5th Anniversary for OPC and we're inviting YOU to come and celebrate this wonderful event! Share your enthusiasm for creativity with your community of artists and neighbours.


The Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge is an event that provides a unique opportunity for the visual art communities of BC to come together to make art outdoors. This special event welcomes all ages and levels of skill, and encourages participants to try something new, whether that be working outdoors for the first time, or simply within the limitations of the challenge rules. Each location has a designated "painting zone" with a variety of subject matter to choose from.


Try a cityscape, a waterfront view, the flora and fauna around you, or even the picture in your mind that the day inspires. Work in acrylics or oils, watercolour or pencil, collage or assemblage, or all of the above! All mediums and points of view are welcome. This year’s jury will be awarding $6000 in Opus Gift Cards ($1000 at each store) to participants, categorized by age range: Adult (19+), Youth (13-18 y.o.), and Kids (up to age 12).


Additionally, some of your favourite art materials brands, such as Artograph, Golden Artist Colors, Gotrick, Holbein Artist Materials, Pebeo, Princeton Artist Brush Co., Canson, Staedtler, and many more have provided over $21,000 in Draw Prizes this year (over 20 draw prizes at each location with each prize ranging in value from $75 up to $300!), so there are more chances than ever to end this beautiful day with a little something extra to further your art practice!

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