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Resources for the Outdoor Artist

For the last three years, we have invited artists to join us in a province-wide movement to create in our great outdoors. Rain or shine, the Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge has been a great success and a tremendous amount of fun.

At this year’s Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge (#OPC2014), we hope to see even more artists take their passion for creating outside. Join your fellow artists, have fun, and submit your creation for a chance to win.

Read more about the Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge 2014 and let's get this whole province painting!...Read more

Space To Create

Welcome to Space To Create, a fun new way to help you keep your resolution to make ‘making’ a priority this year.

Doodle or draw, paint or paste! We are excited to provide creative exercises offering you a small space for creative play....Read more

Custom Creativity

Find freedom in print! Alter your images to create expressive prints and unique displays with ease through digital editing and printing.

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Packing for Plein Air Success

Acrylics or oils, watercolours or drawing materials - no matter what media you choose, we've assembled a few checklists of the essentials required for a fun day with the great outdoors as your studio!...Read more

Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge 2014

The goal for the 2014 Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge (#OPC2014) is 1000 participants with the decree, “Let’s get this whole province painting!”

Now in its 3rd year (click to see highlights from 2012 & 2013), this event provides a unique opportunity for the visual art communities of BC to come together to make art outdoors.

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What Message is Your Portfolio Exhibiting?

More than just an archive of your work, your portfolio communicates your ability and potential as an artist.

Knowing your portfolio is the first impression you give when meeting with galleries and art collectors, how do you present your artwork or photographs? Even a strong body of work requires a strong presentation to communicate your skills, potential, and ambitions. If your portfolio lacks cohesion or fails to represent the feeling of each piece, this will detract from your art and message, and may lead to missed opportunities....Read more