Butcher Jones Recreation Area Paint Out
Mar
23
8:30 AM08:30

Butcher Jones Recreation Area Paint Out

Hosted by:
Linda Curtis (541) 538-9343

Bring a lunch for a critique at noon, if you wish.

Vault Toilets
Trails
Beach

TONTO DAILY PASS required.
Please purchase ahead- not sold at this location.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tonto/passes-permits/?cid=fsbdev3_018733

Directions:
From Phoenix, take AZ-Loop 202 East to the Beeline Highway 87 North. Pass Fort McDowell Casino on your left-hand side and continue into Tonto National Forest. Take the Bush Highway turnoff on the right (south) for approximately 2 ½ miles to Butcher Jones Beach Road (FR 166).

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2019 Arizona Plein Air Painters Members Show
May
4
to May 17

2019 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 4, 2019, through the morning of May 17, 2019. 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.

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Lake Pleasant Paint Out
Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

Lake Pleasant Paint Out

Hosted by Gordon Ord

Area 10

We will meet at area 10 at 8am. There is plenty of parking and good painting opportunities. The paint out will last until noon so bring a light lunch and we will meet and display our morning endeavor and share our experiences while painting.

Directions to area 10 are: The Park is located on cross roads Castle Hot Springs Road and Highway 74(Carefree Highway). From the intersection take Castle Hot Springs Road North to the park entrance about 2 miles. Enter the park and the fee is $7. Continue on entry road to first right turn on to N. South Park Rd. Then go about a half mile and you will see picnic shelters and parking on left. Pull into the parking lot and we will meet up there. Hope to see you there.

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Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch Paint Out
Feb
9
8:00 AM08:00

Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch Paint Out

Spend a day of painting and companionship at the historic and scenic Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch. The ranch, nestled beneath the gloriously paintworthy Bulldog Cliffs, is a favorite of plein air painters and photographers alike and whose list of famous guests includes Norman Rockwell and western artist Lon Megargee.

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Members Meeting
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Members Meeting

We will be discussing board and committee positions, future shows, possible workshops, and Signature Member status criteria among other things. It is very important to me that you attend and get involved in the organization in any way you may be able. You do not need to live in Arizona all year to participate in the operation of the group. I look forward to seeing you there!

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Tovrea Castle Tour and Paint Out - SOLD OUT
Feb
6
8:30 AM08:30

Tovrea Castle Tour and Paint Out - SOLD OUT

Registration Deadline October 15, 2018

Only 12 tickets are available and we must have 12 participants for this event to be a go! Please purchase your tickets as soon as possible, the deadline if just a few weeks away. Tovrea Castle tours are hard to come by! If we are unable to secure 12 people, we will refund money to those who paid.

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South Mountain Park Paint Out (AFTERNOON)
Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

South Mountain Park Paint Out (AFTERNOON)

Meet at Scorpion Gulch. 

Located in South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona, Scorpion Gulch was built as a home and store by William Lunsford. Lunsford's store sold curios, Indian-made items, sodas, and candy. It was still in operation in 1966, when Lunsford was 75.[1] In the 1970s, it became a bar. According to the Phoenix Historic Property Register,[2] Scorpion Gulch was built in 1936, and was first listed on the historic preservation register in October 1990. Historical photographs[3] show a sign on the original building entitled, "South Mountain Trading Post", under which jewelry, Indian curios, and leather goods are advertised.

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The Traveler's Creative Sketchbook Class
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

The Traveler's Creative Sketchbook Class

Instructor: Jane Barton, APAP Signature Member

Learn an exciting new way to bring your travels home. Creating a travel sketchbook can enhance one’s experience and connection to this new world of exploration. Come home from your next trip with less photos, less stress and some new ideas to incorporate into your everyday life and art work. This class includes drawing, painting and writing, but no experience is necessary to learn Jane’s favorite Travel Sketchbook techniques! $95 registration at https://scottsdaleartschool.org/course/the-travelers-creative-sketchbook/

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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
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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First Water Trailhead Paint Out
Oct
27
8:00 AM08:00

First Water Trailhead Paint Out

Hosted by Linda Curtis

Directions to First Water Trailhead: From Phoenix take US 60 east. Exit at Apache Junction and drive northeast on State Highway 88. Follow 88 about a mile past Lost Dutchman State Park and look for the brown sign on the right for the First Water Trail Head (FR 78). Follow this well graded dirt road 3 miles to the trailhead. You will see the horse parking area with outhouse to your left before you get to the trailhead. I will be there at 8 am. See you there!

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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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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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Hassayampa River Preserve Paint Out
Sep
29
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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Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area Paint Out
Sep
22
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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Papago Park Paint Out
Sep
8
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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