Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Feb. Paintouts - WCPA

We'll be painting at the James Grey Preserve in New Port Richey for the last four Fridays in February. We won't meet this Friday on Feb. 1, but will be there for the following dates: Feb. 8, 15,22, and 29. To get to the Preserve, take Main St. in New Port Richey to Rowan Rd. Turn right (south) to Plathe. Turn right (east) to park entrance which will be on the left. Meet in the circular parking area on the left after you enter at 9:30. Any questions, feel free to call Jenna at 727-457-6174. Hope to see you there!
Paint on,

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New Plein Air Exhibit in Sarasota coming February!

New Plein Air Exhibit in Sarasota coming February!

There will be an exciting new plein air art exhibit at the Women’s Resource Center in Sarasota from February 7th to March 27th, 2008, which will feature recent works by thirteen well-known local plein air artists including talented artist and teacher Julie Hanson, a graduate of the Ringling College of Art, whose award-winning works have been featured at Art Uptown, Art Center Sarasota, the Venice Art Center, and Art Center Manatee, among others.

The exhibit titled, “The Colors of Florida and Beyond” will feature an eclectic mix of vibrantly colored and wonderfully textured plein air landscapes that have been sensitively rendered by Julie Hanson and her circle of plein air painters, that include Betsy Bisson, John Blue, Shirley Carron, Chris Torgerson Dibble, Heidi Gaudry, Penny Hendry, Maryanne Jacobsen, Sally Birnkrandt Myers, Dorothy Nichols, Ingrid Seals, Karen Williams, and Anita Zimmerman. These thirteen plein air painters represent a wonderfully diverse national and international mix of backgrounds and artistic accomplishments, and their works portray a refreshing and jewel-like array of paintings after the tradition of the French Impressionists. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, February 7th from 5 to 7PM, which will feature music, refreshments and door prizes that include an opportunity to win an original piece of artwork. For additional information regarding exhibit times, please contact the Women’s Resource Center directly at (941)366-1700, or artist Julie Hanson for more info at (941) 923-1293.

Friday, January 4, 2008

More info on Paint The Town in St Pete

Paint The Town Annual "PAINT THE TOWN" plein air painting competition- April 10-12, 2008 in St. Petersburg, Fl. Deadline for juried entry is extended until Feb. 15, 2008. Refer to Call to Artist previously posted on Sunday, December 2, 2007. Please note corrected SASE address is: SPRAA, Inc., PO Box 76543, St.Petersburg, Fl 33734-6543. Or contact:

If you applied but have not heard from the Paint The Town event committee, please re-send your application. There were some problems with the Post Office regarding this event.