January 2008 Paint-out schedule for Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield
January is our coldest month in Eugene-Springfield …Avg. High is 46 degrees and average low is 33 degrees…and occasionally it rains (avg. 7.65 inches)….so we are painting in town, close to cover, warm spaces and hot coffee.
Jan 2, 4, and 5, Wed., Friday, Sat. Oakway Center, Oakway and Coburg Road, Paint-out in the patio area- cover, restrooms, and coffee at Borders Books.
Jan. 9, 11, and 12 (Wed., Fri., Sat) Park Blocks, 8th and Oak Downtown Eugene…there is cover in both park blocks and heat and coffee at Full City Coffee and Bagel Sphere.
Jan 11, 5:30-7:30pm is the artist reception at Emerald Art Center for us and the other artist showing downstairs. You can bring chips and dips type stuff for the reception, or just show up and enjoy the company.
Jan. 16, 18, and 19 (Wed., Fri., Sat) Springfield, Wed. and Saturday at Island Park…near Willamalane Center (C St. at Mill St.) that has restrooms and coffee. Friday January 18th is “Free Friday” at Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St. Springfield, and I have volunteered to demo “Plein Air Painting all year around” from 1-3pm in the afternoon. I demonstrate dressing for the weather, packing watercolor and acrylics for painting outside, and some techniques I have learned from Bets Cole, Humberto Gonzalez and Sarkis Antikajian…my plein air mentors. This will be for painters that have not painted with us. None of our regular painters need any of my advice. So I suggest the regular painters can paint at Island Park or downstairs at the Emerald Art Center (especially if it is raining).
Jan. 23, 25, 26 (Wed., Fri., Sat) 5th St. Market at 5th St. and Pearl St. There is cover, coffee, and warm spaces.
Jan. 30, Feb. 1, 2 (Wed., Fri., Sat) Art Block, Willamette St. between 7th and 8th St. Eugene. (I call this art block because there are 4 art galleries right here)…there is cover along the street and in the parking garage over the block. Coffee at Perigino's, warm spaces in all the art galleries.