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July 2008 Paintout Schedule

July 2008 Paintout schedule for Plein Air Painter of Eugene-Springfield

July 2, Wednesday, West D St. at Aspen St. Springfield Oregon. Drive west on D Street, left on Aspen. Parking by a boat ramp on the Willamette. No Water, No restrooms...but great views of the river and a backwater pond. We painted here last year and a dozen painters enjoyed it. Water and Restrooms are at Willamlane Center C st. and Mill St. 6 blocks away. This is on Prefontain's running trail so there may be a few runners.

July 4th, Holiday, no paintout.

July 5th, Saturday, Renee Nelson's House Evening Paintout, 5pm – 9pm, to enjoy the evening light. Renee's address is 2375 Wilson drive-- phone is 465-2158. directions are: west on 18th, left on City View, right on 23rd, left on Wilson. Her house is the third on the left. Parking on the street, also in Renee’s driveway is fine. No need to ring the doorbell, go directly into the back yard through the gate to the right of the driveway. There is a covered patio with utility sink, and bathroom off the garage, Renee will have tea and coffee available on the back porch. We painted here in May and could see the Three Sisters. See you there. Renee

July 6-19 will be Erik Sandgren’s Oregon Coast Paintout, so many of our painter will be painting in the state parks near Newport Oregon. I have scheduled four paintouts during these two weeks, but be prepared for only a few painters at each.

July 9th, Wednesday, Kirk Park Paintout, This is a repeat of a paintout last month for painters that missed it. North on 99 past Beltline, left on Clear Lake Road, 6 miles on the right while Fern Ridge Dam is on the left. Port-a-potty but no drinking water. Good wetland views...one more time.

July 11th, Friday, Park Blocks Downtown Eugene, 8th and Oak Street. All the city beautifications for the Olympic Trials will still be up...so we should record them in paintings.

July 16th and 18th, Wednesday and Friday, Owens Rose Garden at 400 N. Jefferson – take 1st or 5th street and turn north on Jefferson to the Willamette River. This is also a repeat of last month’s Rose Garden Paintout. The roses are stunning this month.

July 23rd , Wednesday, River House Paintout, 301 N. Adams St. Eugene Oregon, River House is a Eugene Parks and Rec. House. Parking is on the street, and you have to walk a block to the Willamette South Bank Trail. But there are restrooms and water and the river view along this part of the South Bank Trail is stunning. Oh yes, lots of shade. Take 1st St. west from downtown, right on Adams to the river (3 blocks).

July 25th, Friday, 5pm-9pm, Valley River Center Evening Paintout at the boat ramp near Valley River Inn. Good view of Greenway bridge and Willamette River. Restrooms at Valley River Inn. Nice light in the evening.

July 26th, Saturday, 7am-3pm, Great Outdoor Art Contest at Island park Springfield Oregon, B St. west of Mill St., details are at the Springfield Arts Commission web site http://www.springfieldartscommission.org

July 30th, Wednesday, Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St. Eugene, Oregon. Paintout and pickup your painting from our show inside the Center. Directions: South on Willamette St. past 29th st. left lane becomes Donald St. Tamarack is on the left. Stop by the office and thanks Pat Skipper for hosting our show.

see you there,

Brooks Hickerson


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From our paintiout in July