2019 Bisbee Plein Air Painting Festival
Oct
10
to Oct 13

2019 Bisbee Plein Air Painting Festival

Presented by Central School Project and Bisbee After 5

The Bisbee Plein Air Festival returns October 10th through the 13th 2019 ! Join other artists in painting Old Bisbee’s historic architecture, sprawling staircases, vintage streets, industrial mining remnants, and colorful homes set amidst the scenic Mule Mountains to compete for $700 in prizes. You will also have the opportunity to sell the work you complete at the Wet Paint Sale. Locals and visitors will already be in town enjoying gallery openings as part of the Bisbee After 5 artwalk. This year, we have added some exciting new events, including an informal critique session, panel discussion, and a youth paint out.

JURORS: Alan Bull of Newburyport MA and Kimberly Scott of Phoenix, AZ

Registration at Eventbrite opens July 15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-bisbee-plein-air-painting-festival-registration-65068767435

Visit the website for details and full schedule of events! https://www.centralschoolproject.org/plein-air-festival

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OPA 15th Annual Great Paint Out: Sedona, AZ
Nov
16
7:00 AM07:00

OPA 15th Annual Great Paint Out: Sedona, AZ

There are many places in and around Sedona suitable for painting, from Schnebly Hill to Red Rock Crossing. We will choose one or more when we are closer to the date and have a firmer idea of headcount, as some locations are more generously proportioned. We may choose to paint in more than one location. Red rock vistas, pines, and sometimes streams/water are all possible views.

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2019 Member's Show Awards Reception
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Member's Show Awards Reception

Please, join us and tell your friends!

The 2018 Arizona Plein Air Painters Members' Show is on the walls at Scottsdale Artists' School from May 4, 2019 through May 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.. The reception and awards ceremony is on May 11, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. through 4:30 p.m..

Image: Roadrunner Cliffs by Tom Conner

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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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Cathedral Rock (Sedona) Paint Out - Afternoon
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Cathedral Rock (Sedona) Paint Out - Afternoon

Hosted by Kimberly Scott 623-329-1931
Meet at Red Rock Crossing (ask for directions at Crescent Moon Ranch gate)
$10 per car (Credit/Debit cards not accepted.)

Accessibility:
This facility has accessible picnic tables and restrooms.

Directions:
Location: 37 miles south of Flagstaff, 7 miles southwest of Sedona. Elevation is 4,000 feet.

GPS (Map): 34°49'35.7"N 111°48'25.5"W

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recarea/?recid=55286

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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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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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