Saturday, December 22, 2007

January Paintouts sponsored by WCPA

From West Coast Plein Air: Painting locations for January. We meet at 9:30 on Friday mornings.

Jan. 4 and 11: We'll paint along Grand Blvd. on the Cotee (short for Pithlaschacotee) River in New Port Richey. Meet in the parking area of the old Hacienda Hotel and we'll go from there. To get there: from U.S. 19 in New Port Richey, go east on Main St to Bank St., the Hacienda is on the northwest side of Main and Bank.

Jan. 18 and 25: we'll paint in Anderson Park, Tarpon Springs. Meet in the first parking area on the left when you enter the park. Directions to Anderson Pk: The park entrance is on the East side of U.S. 19, between Tarpon Ave. and Klosterman Ave.
Any questions call Jenna at 727-457-6174. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tuesday paintouts from the PAPTC

January 8th we will paint here at McKee's Botanical Garden. Its located at 350 US Highway 1 at the southern gateway of Vero Beach. It opens at 10 am and admission is $6.00.

Linda Blondheim Art Studio

NEW Plein Air Monthly

A once a month plein air class in the North Central Florida area. We will meet at various locations around North Central Florida for painting and instruction.

9 AM- 1:00 PM beginning Saturday, January 5th

As the weather gets hotter in the spring and summer, we will meet at 8 AM in the spring and 7 AM in the summer..

Anyone can come, no matter the experience level. We will study alla prima painting, color mixing, values, composition, brushwork and other components of plein air and landscape painting. This will be a relaxed casual class with lots of painting time and cameraderie. I'll be happy to give advice on equipment, supplies,travel, and marketing. This class is the outdoor version of my monthly open studio class.

Locations to include:

Kanapaha Gardens

Rum Island

Paynes Prairie State Park

Farms and Ranches

The Thomas Center

Lake Alice

Any place we all want to go!!

Fee: 30.00 Payable at each class.

Beverages and snacks provided

Supply list provided


Thursday, December 6, 2007

Paint Out in Gainesville, December 8-9

The Grove Street Neighborhood, in honor of the 15th OPEN HOUSE OF JIM WILSON'S WILDLIFE DRAWINGS ART STUDIO located in the Grove Street Neighborhood is inviting area artists of all ages to come paint at Dreamers Garden in the Grove Street Neighborhood on Saturday and Sunday, December 8th and 9th, 2007.

Dreamers Garden is located at the corner of NW 10th Avenue and NW 4th Street. It will be open from 10 AM- 4PM on Saturday, December 8, and from 1 PM - 4 PM on Sunday, December 9, for all artists. This is an opportunity to celebrate the creative spirit in all of us. We look forward to seeing you there.
Jim Wilson has been a professional wildlife artist for over thirty years, creating detailed pen & ink and Prismacolor pencil drawings. Appreciative private and corporate collectors throughout the world continually enjoy the dynamic realism of Jim's art. His workshop/gallery is located at 1014 NW 4th Street in Gainesville.
This plein air paint out at Dreamers Garden is free and open to all. Come join us celebrate Jim Wilson’s Wildlife Drawings and Dreamers Garden, the Grove Street Neighborhood Community Garden.

For further information, please call,
Maria H. Edwards, Tel. No. 352-258-1238

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Tuesday paintouts from the Plein Air Painters of the Treasure Coast

Hi Everybody,

This tuesday December 4 we will paint at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce. Heathcote Botanical Gardens consists of an assortment of specialty gardens including a Japanese Garden, Reflection Garden, Herb Garden, Rainforest Display, Native Plants Garden and a Palm & Cycad Walk. Its a lovely and fun place to paint. They are open 9 to 5 and admission at this time is $6.00.

From downtown Fort Pierce you can go one of two ways: The more scenic route is to go south approximately 3 miles on Indian River Drive. Turn right (west) on Savannah Road. Go approximately .2 miles. The Garden parking lot is on the right. OR, go south on US 1 from downtown/Orange Avenue area approximately 2.5 miles through the Virginia Avenue intersection. Pass Gardenia Avenue, which is the next stoplight. Proceed one more block to Savannah Road (no stoplight). Look for a Super Video Store on SE corner at Savannah Road and Heathcote signs. Turn left (east) onto Savannah Road; go two blocks. The Garden is on the left.

Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce offers a variety of Florida plant collections including native plants and flowers,..

Paint The Town

Calling all "Plein Air" artists: Annual "PAINT THETOWN" plein air painting competition- April 10-12,2008 in St. Petersburg, Fl. Exhibit upto three 2-dworks created on location during 3-day event. Best ofShow "Purchase Award" at least $1000 and othermonetary prizes. Works will be judged Satuday April12th. Awards ceremony and "opening extravaganza"Saturday evening, 6pm @ Interior Motives Gallery. Allworks must be for sale. Artists to receive 55% shareon sale of their work. Deadline for juried entry isJanuary 15, 2008. Jury fee is $20 for SPRAA members(with annual membership fee of $25.) or $35.00 fornon-members. Send 3 sample images of plein air work(digital only) with check payable to SPRAA, Inc. SASEto SPRAA, Inc., PO Box 76543, St.Petersburg, Fl 33709. HERE