This year I was asked to judge the event after being a previous participant ..
It was an interesting collaborative process, and I was judging in the esteemed company of plein air artist extraordinaire Gaye Adams and fellow artist Eishe .
As the OPUS website describes, it was a highly successful day.... Http://www.opusartsupplies.com/opc2014
I was at the downtown Vancouver store...with a great variety of styles and subject matter. In particular, the downtown store has a particularly strong "graphic design" personality... All ages, all styles, a festive atmosphere all in all!
It was very rewarding to make the transition from "participant" to "evaluator" in an official capacity...
unofficially as artists we are constantly in the business of "judging" our work and learning from others... just a different trip up the learning curve
many thanks to the OPUS team for a great event
ps for great plein-air tips, check out Gaye's video on plein air painting on the OPUS web site