2019 OPAL Member Monthly Meeting Schedule

(All member meetings are on first Thursday of month and start at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted)


The specifics of our 2019 schedule continue to evolve.  As details are finalized, they will be posted below.


Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7 - 8:30 p.m.* - Bob Sako  (https://rasake.artspan.com/home)

  • Demonstration of his board prepping technique and loose painting
  • Location: Columbus Public Library in New Albany, 200 Market Street, New Albany, OH 43054


Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Pam Hartford (https://www.celticartistsllc.com/pam-hartford-art.html)

  • Demonstration of the creation of vibrant portraits using pastel pencils
  • Location: Worthington Public Library-Northwest, 2280 Hard Rd, Worthington, OH  43235


Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.* - Alain J. Picard (https://www.picardstudio.com/)

  • A demonstration by award-winning and internationally renowned pastel artist, Alain J. Picard
  • Free event for OPAL members who have paid their 2019 dues, $20 for all other individuals. 
  • Pre-registration for the demonstration is requested and can be done here:Pre-Register
    • In the subject indicate that you are registering for "Alain Picard demonstration"
    • Payment will be taken at the door for non-members.
  • You can register as an OPAL member or pay your dues here: Member Registration/Dues
  • Location: Griswold Center, 777 High St, Worthington, OH 43085


*Sunday, June 2, 2019 - Plein Air painting at Leatherlips Yacht Club (http://www.leatherlips.com/)

  • 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
  • Location: 9230 Shawnee Trail, Powell OH 43065


*Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Chuck Basham - (http://www.jeraldmelberg.com/Artists/Gallery-Artists/Gallery-Artists-Charles-Basham)

  • Four-hour mini-workshop with demonstration
  • Bring your pastels for this wonderful afternoon of painting at a scenic farm
  • Pre-registration for the mini-workshop is requested:
    • Register here and indicate you are registering for "Chuck Basham mini-workshop": Pre-Register
  • Location: Malabar Farm, 4050 Bromfield Rd., Lucas, OH  44843

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Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 6:00 - 6:30 (Prior to Artist Reception for OPAL show at Griffin Gallery at Creekside) - Program: Artist Reception

  • Location:  Griffin Gallery at Creekside, 77 Mill St, Gahanna, Ohio


Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 12nn - 3:00 p.m. - Painting at the Horse Farm

  • This was a great experience last year, but a little cold.  We are looking to revisit the farm this year in the early fall and really get down to painting.
  • Location: Valhalla Horse Farm, Alexandria, OH


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Progressive Painting

  • Bring a painting you have started, your pastels, and your creativity.  We will take turns having each member work on each painting and see what we come up with!
  • Location: TBD


Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Photography and Use of Software

  • Location:  TBD


Thursday. December 5, 2019 -- 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Annual Holiday Party

  • Painting swap
  • Location: TBD


*Meeting time is different from 6:30 p.m.

Print Meeting Schedule


2019 OPAL Member Exhibition Schedule


April 30 - May 31, 2019 -- Inniswood Metro Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Rd, Westerville, OH

  • Theme: "Celebrate Spring!"
  • Artist reception, Sunday, May 19, 2-4 p.m.
  • Details can be found under Exhibitions


August 3 - 31, 2019 - Griffin Gallery at Creekside, 77 Mill St., Gahanna, OH

  • Theme: "Our Inspirations ..."
  • OPAL Summer Show
  • Details can be found under Exhibitions


October - December, 2019 --- The Works, 55 S. 1st St., Newark, Ohio

  • Theme: "Beautiful Ohio"
  • Juried show with prizes
  • Details can be found under Exhibitions


Print Exhibition Schedule

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