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Erik Sandgren's Newport Paint Out

I received this in January. Erik sends this out every year. I plan to go the second week.
Erik's father Nelson Sandgren started this paint out many years ago (I don't know when).
I have only been twice and really enjoyed both times.

January 29, 2007

Erik Sandgren

811 North Thornton Street

Aberdeen, Washington 98520


Phone: h. 360-538-0716

Cell 360-581-1305

Dear Friends –

More than ever I am looking forward again to painting with you at the coast. This year your presence will be especially meaningful: there have been big changes for all of us. Nelson will be there in different ways than we are accustomed to. I miss him. In the spirit he initiated it’s up to us to continue to find the joy in each other and the great outdoors.

Not everyone has e-mail but we don’t want to lose you if you don’t. Please send me any updates to e-mail or postal addresses and continue to pass the word to friends and sympathetic painters who may be interested in this vital experience. New people are welcome.

This year we meet Monday, July 9 through Saturday, July 21. We’ll conclude with a new event – a potluck dinner in the park by Yaquina Light. Modine Stebbins and Sally Sharbaugh have offered to help with this. Please hook up with them when you get to the coast.

For those who plan to make it the first day on Monday, July 9th, we’ll see you at 9:00 AM sharp at Ona Beach State Park.

On the evening of July 18th we meet at the Newport Recreation Center (225 S.E. Avery Street). A short slide presentation/talk followed by an informal viewing of the group’s latest work will be held there from 7:30- 9:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to bring a painting done during the previous week of painting together. It is exciting to see work energized by the landscapes and interactions we have all experienced.

On Ju1y 21st at 1:00 PM (on the final afternoon) we’ll do a potluck dinner at the picnic facilities in the sheltered park below Yaquina Light (in Newport west of the bridge- not Yaquina Head).

We will meet as usual at the sites listed below at 9:00 AM each day: rain, shine, or wind. We often paint until late in the day. Note that many of us feel free to take a long break for lunch to get out of the mid-day sun or weather and resume painting when the light is about to change so as to paint as long as possible into the late afternoon.

For those who desire a more intensive approach based on focused painting challenges, I will offer a two day intensive workshop that some might find helpful. The workshop fee is $125. The workshop will be July 10 and 11 (on the second and third days only). As in the past, the workshop welcomes serious painters of all levels of experience. Participants can meet up with everyone on July 9th. Those in the workshop will then peel off for the next two days for discussion, demonstration, and assignments in the mornings. We will paint together during the day and have a review/critique/discussion of our work before rejoining everyone after 3:00PM. The workshop is offered on a space available basis with the size limited to 18 people. Last year it filled rather quickly. If interested, you may want to register soon.

To register for the workshop send me a $25 reservation fee. I will accept checks by mail in the order I receive them until the workshop fills. The $100 balance is payable on July 10th. Should your check arrive after the workshop has filled, I will contact you to see if you are interested in being placed on a wait-list in the event of cancellations. Feel free to inquire more about the workshop at any time by phone or e-mail.

At the sites below please renew efforts to double up on transportation. Parking is especially tight at Seal Rock, Cummins Creek, and Yachats South Shore. You might drive on your own to the vicinity and shuttle to the site with friends.

Rain or shine, bring your painting gear in any media, lunches, jackets, hats, and sunscreen. See you there!

Erik Sandgren

July 2007 Coast Painting Schedule and Itinerary

Bold type indicates Workshop days

Monday 9 Ona Beach State Park

Tuesday 10 Seal Rock State Park

Wednesday 11 Cummins Creek (Neptune State Park)

Thursday 12 Yachats South Shore

Friday 13 Rocky Creek State Park

Saturday 14 Yaquina Light (in Newport W. of the bridge)

Sunday 15 Depoe Bay (esp. south Boat Launch area)

Monday 16 Seal Rock again

Tuesday 17 Cummins Creek (Neptune State Park) again

Wednesday 18 Ona Beach again

Evening at the Newport Recreation Center 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Thursday 19 Seal Rock again

Friday 20 Rocky Creek again

Saturday 21 Yaquina Light again

Painting AM – Potluck and Exhibition 1:00 - 3:00 PM


One of the daily reviews at the coast.

Plein Air

Plein Air
From our paintiout in July