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Calendar of Events 2020 OPAA click here

 Call for Artists

Open to OPAA Members

Fall Fantastic

The Spring Fling was canceled so now we are having Fall Fantastic!

The Olympic Peninsula Art Association (OPAA) is seeking original art entries, in any medium, for the “Fall Fantastic” Art Show & Sale, to be held September 4th – 6th in the Sequim Civic Center Council Chambers, located 152 W. Cedar Street. Deadline for submission is Thursday, August 28th at 10:00 p.m

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Earth: An Abstract virtual opening Saturday, April 18 at 5pm
Access via • Facebook • YouTube
Exhibition on view virtually April 18–June 28
Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, this exhibit features 50 abstract artworks that reference the natural world: celebrating the earth’s beauty and diversity, exploring the science of the natural world, and addressing the environment’s very real vulnerability.

Attention Members and Friends of OPAA

Dear Members & Friends of the Olympic Peninsula Art Association (OPAA),

In light of the CDC’s most recent recommendations regarding COVID-19 (see link below), and with utmost consideration for our Members and Community, we are canceling meetings until further notice.

The OPAA Board will continue working to creatively facilitate the plans and goals that are on the OPAA drawing board and having ZOOM meetings

CDC information:  

Hopefully, we will soon resume our Meetings. Until then, stay safe and “keep those brushes – and all creative mediums – flowing“ !

Scholarship Information Click Here

The due date for Student Scholarship Portfolio submission has been changed to 8 PM Saturday May 9. Submission will be by Digital Entry.  See entry link and instructions at the page link above.

March Artist Challenge

Wonderful work by OpAA members!!  Check out their comments below.

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– Artist’s Info:

Tracy McCallum, “Blue Edge,”

Acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6″

“Here is a very recent painting, done since the Golden demonstration, using Golden acrylics.”


Sharon Tobin, “Coyote,” acrylic, 16×20

“I have been working on some artwork for the last couple of months for critique by Robert Bateman during his Masterclass.  It was scheduled for March 15-19 in Victoria BC.  Do to the COVID-19 virus, it has been postponed until October.  As disappointed as I am, I feel it was the right decision.  After all, he is 90 years old and I’m not much younger.  I chose the Coyote, as Mr. Bateman is a wildlife artist who works in realism.  It is painted on a 16X20 wood panel using Golden hard body acrylics.


Estelle Jackson,

“Oyster on the half shell,” Glass, fiber & shells, 5 x 7,
Work in progress
“Almost Random,” tapestry woven with various fibers
“…two pieces from lately.  Can’t wait to see what others have been working on…”

Suzan Noyes, Untitled work in progress, acrylic, 12 x 30
“I’m painting the background in first, then fall leaves in sunlight. The canvas is gallery-wrap style.”

Lorraine Ford, Untitled, Watercolorr March’s “Sunshine” theme, I wanted to accomplish a glowing sunset with the beautiful contrasts of glowing light, reflected color and foreground shadow.  Using watercolors, I lifted color as often as I applied it, discovering what effects I could get until the paper would no longer take any more experimenting!  Overworked – absolutely…and that was the fun of trying techniques just to see what happens – Go for it!

Eva Kozun, 3 Untitled artworks, Watercolor
think ‘Sunshine’. ‘-)

Michael Medler,Untitled,” pastel

Tami Wall, Sunshine, acrylic on canvas frame 24″x20″

~Allyne Lawson, Seattle Sunset, Watercolor on Canvas, 5×7 work in progress for OPAA donation
…for the Sunshine Challenge.  First time working on canvas with DS Watercolor Ground.  Found it to be quite a challenge, but a very interesting process!

Randal Washburne, digital painting using the iPad with ArtRage app.
Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory, UT; (middle) CASE Tractor, 1920’s; (right) Potholes Winter Morning

I’m a Wyeth realist. I look for subjects that have nice color and value blends suited to watercolor-like treatment, and use the watercolor tool in ArtRage a lot, along with the airbrush tool. I particularly like capturing the red-browns and other surprising colors in rusty subjects. Vast distances in desert landscapes always inspire me. As a realist digital painter, I constantly face the perception that my paintings are doctored photos, but that’s not enough of a reason to change my style.

Linda Collins Chapman

Untitled, 2.5″ x 16″ x .3″ Carved porcelain with colored slips.

The first is a commission for a clients’ home…the tiles will be inset in a stairway railing.  These tiles are technically, a very difficult shape.

“Northshore,” Carved porcelain,18″w x 10″h x 2″d.   2004

The second is an image of the kind of work I was doing when I lived in Kauai.

When I attended the Golden presentation given by Barbara De Pirro (fabulous!), monoprints came back!  As I played around with colors on tiles, I realized that those pieces I had made ARE mono prints.  I use newspaper cutouts as masking as I apply colored slips to the piece.  When I remove all that paper, each piece is covered by the colored slips applied to the tile.  I reapply those paper cutouts with the color back on the piece…Monoprint!  More images of this genre are on my webpage at

April 2020 Newsletter click here

Call for Artist!!

  Call for Entries in Wearable Art Show in August 2020!!! For information click here.

 Call for Artist at the Landing Mall in Port Angeles WA. click here for more info.

.Check out the new “In the News” page for OPAA members to “blow their own horn”  about awards honors and shows.

Please send the Web manager (Mary Franchini) your good news.

On January 1st 2016, Sequim Arts became the Olympic Peninsula Art Association.

The name change reflects the organization’s commitment to serving all visual artists on the Olympic Peninsula.  We look forward to learning from and sharing art with an even broader group of like minded folks.
Please join us for our monthly art talks, or an art event!