OPAL; Ohio Pastel Artists League

Ohio pastel artists league (opal)

Group piece by Pertain Gillespie-Buckland, Bob Sako, Nina Hawranick, Angela Finney, Pam Hartford, Diane Ruck, Mayme Hausman, Peg Rutland, Lynn Carty, Kathryn Smithson, Ruth Lapp, Mary Bauer, Chris Hall, Deb Shatzer, Sue Ankrom, Vicki Moon-Spiegel

Bright colours or dark ones, sparkling clarity or misty atmosphere, landscape, still life, portrait - I haven't met a subject, style or mood yet that can't be portrayed beautifully in pastel.

-Dave Beckett

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. EST unless otherwise noted on our calendar.

The purpose of the meetings are to exchange ideas and foster good fellowship.  We open with a business meeting and follow this meeting with a program involving a demonstration, presentation, or critique.  Our programs are conducted by members as well as guest artists.

We are accepting members throughout the year.  If you are interested in becoming a member visit ourMembership page.

There is always something happening so be sure to check our Links, Exhibitions, and Workshops pages for new events!

The Ohio Pastel Artists League was founded in 2012.  Our purpose is to increase interest in the medium of soft pastels.  We strive to help our members grow in their artistic endeavors via painting and exhibiting work together.

Welcome to the Home of the Ohio Pastel Artists League (opal)

Several OPAL Membersare donating proceeds from sold artwork to humanitarian organizations to aid refugees from Ukraine.  Many are selling pieces through Sunbear Gallery and Studio, 22 W. Main St, Westerville, OH  43081.

This piece, matted and framed, is currently on sale at Sunbear: