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Outdoor Painters Society
Associate Members Show & Sale "Plein Vision In Miniature"


"P L E I N   V I S I O N   I N   M I N I A T U R E"





Associate Members Show & Sale 2022 is sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society and will be hosted by Cultural Activities Center in Temple, Texas. This will be a salon-style show and sale for Associate Members only with the theme “Plein Visions in Miniature”. All work submitted must be available for the show and sale.


Entry deadline: June 26, 2022

Acceptance notice: July 1, 2021

Show dates: August 5 – September 12, 2022

Opening Reception: August 5, 2022



Artists submit 2 or 3 images (minimum 2, maximum 3) and pay the Entry Fee of $65.00.   Entries submitted must be available for show and sale


·       This is a juried competition of miniature plein air paintings.

·       Only original paintings created en plein air will be accepted.

·       All paintings must be available and for sale

·       1 painting is guaranteed accepted from artist’s application for entry

·       A maximum of 2 entries will be accepted per artist.

·       There are size restrictions, so please read the rules before submitting your entry(s).


The Cultural Activities Center, in Temple, Texas, believes in the power of creation!
Using a fully equipped theater with technical support, 4 art studios, 4 lovely art galleries, and 4 beautiful meeting rooms for parties and events, the CAC hosts professional touring shows, concerts with world class musicians, community staged productions, gallery exhibits, classes and workshops, summer arts camps, residencies like Missoula Children’s Theatre, and we provide a home to organizations like the Central Texas Orchestral Society, Central Texas Film Society, the Review Club, and many others. The CAC celebrates all of the arts and humanities as an essential exercise of life and liberty, and encourages participation by people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds. 


A panel consisting of 3 OPS Signature Members will jury the entries. The decision of the jury is final. Participants will be notified no later than July 1 of the jury panel selections by email and a posting on the Outdoor Painters Society website.


To be announced


Entrant must be at least 18 years of age and an active Associate Member of Outdoor Painters Society. Visit, Select the tab “Join us” and follow the instructions for online payment. New members must join on or before entry deadline: Midnight, June 25, 2022. To join, OPS website Associate Membership: $55

IMPORTANT: Membership must be current with Dues paid by Midnight, June 25, 2022 for your entry to qualify. There will be no refund of entry fees if disqualified for non-payment of dues by deadline. NO EXCEPTIONS.




1.       There will be no exceptions for deadlines, specifications or rules.

2.       Must be 18 and an Associate member in good standing (current with 2022 dues paid) of Outdoor Painters Society.

3.       Original, realistic and/or representational art painted en Plein Air (on location) ONLY. No studio paintings will be accepted. Paintings created in a workshop or while under the instruction of an instructor/artist are ineligible.

4.       Paintings must have been completed within the last 2 years.

5.       Paintings must be for sale and priced at $350 (retail) minimum. Any artwork priced below the show minimum will automatically have its price increased and any additional artwork accepted by the same artist will be priced accordingly.

 6.       RETAIL PRICE MUST INCLUDE THE FRAME. Cultural Activities Center sales commission is 35% of the retail price.

 7.       Minimum size: no side smaller than  8” excluding frame. 

8.       Maximum size: no side may exceed 16 inches, excluding frame.

9.       Paintings not meeting the minimum or maximum dimensions will not be displayed.

10.    Paintings must be framed in a “gallery quality” frame, wired and ready for hanging. (no gallery wrap canvases) Paintings not meeting these standards will not be displayed.

11.    Submission is made through

12.    Upon application submission and payment of fee, Associate member is guaranteed acceptance of 1 painting.

13.    A maximum of 2 paintings per member will be accepted into the show. Applicants will receive notification to view the results in their artist profile with exhibition details by email.

14.    All decisions by the jury panel and Outdoor Painters Society Board are final.

15.    Submission of entries and entry fee constitute agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus. Digital images are assumed to be accurate representation of the entrant’s original art works. Artwork that differs markedly from the submitted image will be disqualified.

16.    Show venue will receive shipped entries and repack unsold entries for shipment back to artist. Shipping of accepted works to and from the show venue will be arranged by and at the expense of the artist. Hand delivered work is allowed.

17.    Shipping & delivery instructions will be included in acceptance letter. All work is to be delivered at the appointed date and time. Pick up of all work is at the appointed date and time as set forth in the shipping instructions.


CASH AWARDS: Estimated $2500. All proceeds from entry fees (after expenses) will be applied to cash awards.



·       Opening reception and Awards Presentation August 5, 2022

·       Exhibition closes September 12, 2022



By entering the show, you agree that you have read and will abide by all rules outlined in this prospectus. The Outdoor Painters Society, Associate Members Show & Sale, Cultural Activity Center are not responsible for the loss or damage of any artwork, for any reason, no matter what the cause. By submitting artwork to this exhibition, you understand and agree with this statement. Insurance for any loss or damage to artwork is the sole responsibility of the participating artist.  The artist also agrees to handle the shipment and removal of accepted works as set forth in the shipping instructions.


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For specific questions about the event and the prospectus or membership, contact:, Subject line: Associate Member Show & Sale.




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