Tuesday, July 29, 2008

News From Val Sandell

I've been selected as a participant in the 2008 San Luis Obispo Plein Air Painting Festival, to begin Sept. 29 through Oct. 5 in California's Central Coast. As the only artist from Florida, I'm pleased to be included among such fine painters. For more information: http://www.sloartcenter.org/events.htm
My paintings "Day's End" and "Restoring Uncle Gabe" are currently part of the 15th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit at Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon. The exhibition runs through Sept. 20, '08.

"Mary's Chapel" won an Honorable Mention at the Museum of Florida Art in Deland, FL. The show runs through Aug. 24 and includes several PAF members.
I've recently updated my web site. Please visit http://www.valartist.com/ to view the paintings mentioned above and new artwork.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

August painting site WCPA

The West Coast Plein Air painters will be painting at Fred Howard Beach in Tarpon Springs on Friday mornings throughout August - 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, and 8/29. This is the last month the beach will be open until fall of 2009 because they are planning to repair the bridges on the causeway. We'll meet at 8:30 am in the beach parking area farthest to the left after going over the causeway. We cancel until the following week in the event of rain. Call Jenna at 727-457-6174 for more information. Hope to see you there!
Paint on,


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Sarasota Workshop

December 8-12, 2008 - Plein Air Workshop at Myakka River State Park and other Sarasota locations with PAFI member Michael Chesley Johnson, PSA MPAC PSNM. It will be based at the Sun-n-Fun resort HERE. 5 full days, oil and pastel, all levels of painters welcome. $350 with $100 deposit to hold your space. To register, contact Michael at 506-752-2482 or Email to mcj@sff.net. Visit Michael's website for more information.