Jerome Paint Out
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Jerome Paint Out

Founded in 1876, Jerome was once the fourth largest city in the Arizona Territory. The population peaked at 15,000 in the 1920’s. The Depression of the 1930’s slowed the mining operation and the claim went to Phelps Dodge, who holds the claim today. World War II brought increased demand for copper, but after the war, demand slowed. Dependent on the copper market, Phelps Dodge Mine closed in 1953. The remaining 50 to 100 hardy souls promoted the town as a historic ghost town. In 1967 Jerome was designated a National Historic District by the federal government. Today Jerome is a thriving tourist and artist community with a population of about 450.

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South Rim Grand Canyon Paint Out
Sep
14
to Sep 20

South Rim Grand Canyon Paint Out

  • Grand Canyon National Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Spend a day or the week in Arizona's ultimate paint out location, the Grand Canyon. This paint out will catch the tail-end of the Grand Canyon Celebration of Arts Plein Air Event. We'll be there to watch the Quick Draw Competition and cheer on our APAP members who are participating at 0800 on Saturday the 15th. It should be a very educational experience and a lot of fun. 

Saturday afternoon, we'll meet up for our own paint out at (tentatively) Grandview Point. Other paint out locations along the rim will be announced to complete the week.

You are responsible for your own travel, lodging, food and safety. We will have a casual get-together for BYOE (bring your own everything) cookout once or twice during the week.

Your host, Kimberly Scott, will be camping at Ten-X Campground about four miles south of the park entrance. Ten-X has several reservable spots and a lot of walk-up campsites for both RV and tent camping. There is dispersed (free) camping nearer the canyon close to Grandview Point, as well. If you are interested in information regarding the dispersed camping, send me an email here. Other lodging options can be found here or by Googling "hotels near Grand Canyon South Rim."

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Bisbee Plein Air Festival 2018
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Bisbee Plein Air Festival 2018

The Bisbee Plein Air Festival returns the second week of October!  Join other artists in painting Old Bisbee’s historic architecture and colorful homes set amidst picturesque hills to compete for $700 in prizes. You also have the opportunity to sell your Festival pieces to the public in a well-organized venue at the Wet Paint Sale. Locals and visitors are already in town enjoying gallery openings as part of the Bisbee After 5 Artwalk.  

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14th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival
Oct
13
to Oct 20

14th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival

Paint in the Shangri-La of the Southwest! Sedona is a sublime environment with stunning beauty and the Sedona Arts Center has roots going back 60 years to the founding of Sedona’s identity as an ‘art colony’. The Festival takes place during the best weather week of the year and is supported by a group of very experienced and enthusiastic staff and volunteers. The community of art lovers open their doors to host - thirty artists from around the country that will be selected to participate in this prestigious event. An opening exhibition of six works by each artist at the beginning of the event presents work the artist has brought with them from their home terrain creating a diverse opening exhibition that represent a variety of media and style incorporating studio along with plein air work.

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One-on-One Landscape Painting Intensive with Michael Chesley Johnson
Nov
5
to Dec 21

One-on-One Landscape Painting Intensive with Michael Chesley Johnson

Are you looking for an intense, one-on-one, learning experience? Then this program is for you! You'll have exclusive access to Michael as you join him in beautiful northern New Mexico where you will paint the high desert. In addition to guided trips to his favorite painting locations, you'll work side-by-side with him in his private studio, taking your art to the next level in this workshop, which will be entirely customized to your goals.

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Michael Chesley Johnson Plein Air Painting Workshop
Nov
13
to Nov 16

Michael Chesley Johnson Plein Air Painting Workshop

 

Join Michael for four half days (9-1, Tues-Fri) of plein air painting in beautiful Red Rock Country.  He'll show you how to capture the moment without losing magic or mood.  You'll find that his unique “best guess” method removes a lot of the pressure one may experience when painting outdoors. 

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 One-on-One Landscape Painting Intensive with Michael Chesley Johnson
Mar
4
to Apr 26

One-on-One Landscape Painting Intensive with Michael Chesley Johnson

Are you looking for an intense, one-on-one, learning experience? Then this program is for you! You'll have exclusive access to Michael as you join him in beautiful northern New Mexico where you will paint the high desert. In addition to guided trips to his favorite painting locations, you'll work side-by-side with him in his private studio, taking your art to the next level in this workshop, which will be entirely customized to your goals. 

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Papago Park Paint Out
May
19
7:30 AM07:30

Papago Park Paint Out

No entry fee.
Meet at or near Ramada 10. 

Park Map: https://phoenixinformer.com/32131/phoenix-papago-park-map-phoenix-picture/

"Just minutes from downtown, Papago Park offers exceptional hiking and a wide array of recreational facilities. Comprised primarily of sandstone, the range is known for its massive buttes that rise and fall throughout the park. The trails that interlace the area are generally easy treks. The smooth footing and low elevation gain make it a popular place for running and mountain biking. Papago Park is home two of the regions most visited attractions, the world-class Phoenix Zoo and the stunning Desert Botanical Garden. Additionally, the park boasts an archery range, orienteering course, Papago Ponds fishing lagoon, the Hall of Flame Museum, Papago Park Baseball/Softball Complex, and the Papago Golf Course, home of the Arizona State Sun Devils' golf team."

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2018 Arizona Plein Air Painters Members Show
May
5
to May 18

2018 Arizona Plein Air Painters Members Show

  • Scottsdale Artists School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

See Arizona in all its splendor and diversity in the beautiful, original plein air paintings created by current members of Arizona Plein Air Painters. The works will be displayed in the halls of the historic and world-renowned Scottsdale Artists School from May 5, 2018, through the morning of May 18, 2018. All work will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to help further the mission of Scottsdale Artists School and its students.

This is a juried exhibition. The judge/juror is the incomparable Matt Smith.

Awards and Reception:  Scottsdale Artists’ School, Saturday. May 12, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Hassayampa River Preserve Paint Out
Apr
28
8:00 AM08:00

Hassayampa River Preserve Paint Out

Entrance Fee: $5.00
Meetup location: Main Parking Lot

"The Hassayampa River Preserve consists of approximately 770 acres along the Hassayampa River, just south of Wickenburg, AZ. The Hassayampa River is one of the few undammed rivers in Arizona which flows above ground creating an oasis in the Sonoran Desert." - Maricopa County Parks and Recreation

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Encanto Park Paint Out
Apr
21
8:00 AM08:00

Encanto Park Paint Out

Admission: Free
Meet near the central parking lot (map at link below)
https://www.phoenix.gov/parkssite/Documents/065045.pdf
Bring a lunch for a picnic and Members Meeting afterwards.

Encanto Park boasts 222-acres of lush oasis located in the heart of the of the valley. Park amenities include a fishing lagoon, boat house, swimming pool, nature trail, sports complex, two golf courses, and the privately operated Enchanted Island Amusement Park.

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Pioneer Living History Museum Paint Out
Mar
31
9:00 AM09:00

Pioneer Living History Museum Paint Out

Located in North Phoenix, you’ll visit over 90 acres of an old 1800’s town, with no cars or smog! You will find authentic buildings and historically accurate reproductions. See the Opera House where Lilly Langtry sang; look through a rifle port in the actual cabin that survived Arizona’s bloodiest range war; laugh your way through a “melodrama”, or browse through an 1890’s dress shop and much more!

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Picacho Peak State Park Paint Out
Mar
24
8:00 AM08:00

Picacho Peak State Park Paint Out

Visitors traveling along I-10 in southern Arizona can’t miss the prominent 1,500-foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park. Enjoy the view as you hike the trails that wind up the peak and, often in the spring, overlook a sea of wildflowers. The park and surrounding area are known for its unique geological significance, outstanding and varied desert growth, and historical importance. The unique shape has been used as a landmark by travelers since prehistoric times. One of the first recordings was in the 1700s by the Anza Expedition as it passed through the area.

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White Tank Mountains Regional Park Paint Out
Mar
17
8:00 AM08:00

White Tank Mountains Regional Park Paint Out

  • White Tank Mountains Regional Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The range, deeply serrated with ridges and canyons, rises sharply from its base to peak at over 4,000 feet. Infrequent heavy rains cause flash floodwaters to plunge through the canyons and pour onto the plain. These torrential flows, pouring down chutes and dropping off ledges, have scoured out a series of depressions, or tanks, in the white granite rock below, thus giving the mountains their name.

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum Paint Out
Mar
10
8:00 AM08:00

Boyce Thompson Arboretum Paint Out

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is the place to discover the intricate beauty and many faces of Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden. Featured are plants from the world's deserts, towering trees, captivating cacti, sheer mountain cliffs, a streamside forest, panoramic vistas, many natural habitats with varied wildlife, a desert lake, a hidden canyon, specialty gardens and more.

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Manistee Ranch Paint Out
Mar
3
8:00 AM08:00

Manistee Ranch Paint Out

Built in 1897 by a wealthy lumber baron from Wisconsin named Herbert W. Hamilton, Manistee Ranch began as a 320-acre spread along what is now Northern Avenue. Hamilton sold the place to Louis M. Sands, a prominent Arizona businessman and rancher, in 1907, and it stayed in the Sands family until it was sold to the Glendale Historical Society in 1996.

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Gilbert Outdoors Expo
Feb
24
9:30 AM09:30

Gilbert Outdoors Expo

Arizona Plein Air Painters has been invited to participate in Gilbert Outdoors Expo at Gilbert Riparian Preserve. What better outdoor recreation than plein air painting? It will be just like any other paint out, except there will be a lot of people there and we'll have a booth somewhere within the preserve. You do not have to paint right by the booth. Just do what you do and, if you like, take lots of business cards.

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Jewel of the Creek Preserve Paint Out
Feb
17
8:00 AM08:00

Jewel of the Creek Preserve Paint Out

The Jewel of the Creek is a desert oasis filled with towering cottonwood and willow trees along Cave Creek, at the northern edge of the Town of Cave Creek and bordering the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. This property holds one of the last remaining perennial streams in Maricopa County. The unusual year-round presence of water supports a myriad of plant and animal species.

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2018 City of Glendale Plein Air Competition
Feb
10
8:00 AM08:00

2018 City of Glendale Plein Air Competition

Artists are invited to paint outdoor scenes throughout Glendale, including the historic downtown area, which will be filled with all kinds of chocolate, people and entertainment on Saturday, Feb. 10, during the Plein Air Painting Competition held during the Glendale Chocolate Affaire.

City of Glendale

2018 Plein Air Painting Competition

Saturday, February 10, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  •  Promenade on Palmaire in downtown Glendale

5835 West Palmaire Avenue • Glendale, Arizona 85301

The event is open to artists (18 years of age & older) who paint using the Plein Air technique in oil, watercolor, acrylic or pastel.  Plein Air (open air) paintings are executed outdoors.

Paintings must be done within Glendale city limits. Canvas size not to exceed 18x24. All artists must bring their own materials and easels and register prior to any work being done. Registration will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on event day at the Promenade on Palmaire in downtown Glendale.

Between 3:30 to 4:00 p.m., artists will line up with their artworks on easels along the Promenade on Palmaire for judging to begin at 4:00 p.m.  Award categories are purchase awards and the winning

paintings will be accessioned into the City of Glendale’s permanent art collection.  The award categories are:

                                    •  Council Choice Award - $1,000 award

                                    •  Best of Show - $1,000 award

                                    •  Second Place - $500 award

                                    •  Third Place - $250 award

This event is presented by the City of Glendale Public Art Program in conjunction with Special Events and the Annual Glendale Chocolate Affaire, which takes place on February 9-11, 2018.

Rules and Registration Form

For more information, please visit the “Artist Opportunities” page at www.glendaleaz.com/arts, email Mvahabzadeh@glendaleaz.com or call 623.930.3557.

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Sahuaro Ranch Park Paint Out
Jan
27
8:00 AM08:00

Sahuaro Ranch Park Paint Out

Preserving one of the Valley’s oldest and most magnificent ranches, the 17-acre Historic Sahuaro Ranch features 13 original buildings, a rose garden, barnyard and historic orchards.

Listed on the National Register of Historical Places and known as the “Showplace of the Valley,” the Historic Sahuaro Ranch offers activities, exhibits and guided tours—keeping the history of early settlement in the Valley alive. Read more about Sahuaro Ranch Park's history, or view historic photos of Sahuaro Ranch at Glendale's History Project.

Our mission is to preserve a historic site where the community participates in the ongoing development of educational and social experiences that connect Glendale residents and visitors to the past and to each other.

Entry is Free
Meet near the Main House

Sahuaro Ranch Park Map

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Gilbert Riparian Preserve Paint Out
Jan
20
8:00 AM08:00

Gilbert Riparian Preserve Paint Out

"The Preserve is organized into various vegetative zones ranging from marshlands to native riparian and upland vegetation areas. Approximately 298 species of birds have been identified on the site, and many insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals have found homes there as well. Over 4.5 miles of trails weave through the park, and there are interpretive education panels on wildlife and vegetation throughout."

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Usery Mountain Regional Park Paint Out
Jan
6
8:00 AM08:00

Usery Mountain Regional Park Paint Out

Exact meetup location to be announced.

Located on the Valley’s east side, this park takes in 3,648 acres set at the western end of the Goldfield Mountains, adjacent to the Tonto National Forest.

The park contains a large variety of plants and animals that call the lower Sonoran Desert home. Along the most popular feature of the park, the Wind Cave Trail, water seeps from the roof of the alcove to support hanging gardens of Rock Daisy. The Wind Cave is formed at the boundary between the volcanic tuff and granite on Pass Mountain. Breathtaking views from this 2,840-foot elevation are offered to all visitors.

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Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area Paint Out
Dec
9
8:00 AM08:00

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area Paint Out

  • Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"The north Valley location contains fascinating archaeology sites and lush riparian areas along Cave Creek, which flows throughout the winter months. Remnants of early mining and ranching, from which the park gets its name, are still apparent in the park. This area is a must see for all wildflower lovers in the spring. The abundant vegetation present in the conservation area provides a rich habitat for a diverse assemblage of wildlife." - Maricopa County Regional Parks

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West Valley Plein Air Paint Out
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

West Valley Plein Air Paint Out

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Arizona Plein Air Painters . . . This is a great opportunity to paint some southwest mission style architecture! We have permission to paint in certain places around the church. One, the far southeast corner of the parking lot, where this photo was taken, in the courtyard, or west of the church. Please, bring a tarp if you want to paint in the courtyard. Don't go early. There is a school on campus and they don't want anyone there until the children are gone. Besides, the traffic when school is released is chaotic, from what I was told. Hope to see you there!

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Sunrise in the Park
Nov
25
6:45 AM06:45

Sunrise in the Park

The sun rises at 7:09 am. So, set your alarms and coffee pots early and join us for Sunrise in the Park at Papago Park in Phoenix. Park by the Ranger Station and meet up at Ramada #7, circled in red. There are restrooms available. Hope to see you there! (Photo by Matt Sterbenz)

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