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See you outside painting,
Plein Air Painters:
Short days, cool weather and a little rain. December in the beautiful Willamette Valley. Time to paint outside.
Several painters have requested we schedule a critique on our paintouts. Good idea. Since some painters are early birds and others paint after lunch, I suggest we gather at 1pm each paintout for a critique and feedback on any painting we are working on or any painting from previous paintouts that we would like suggestions on. Critiques will be optional, but it will give us a chance to see works by other artists. So often in the past we have left at the end of the day and we did not get to see each other's work. I love to see everyone's work and I certainly appreciate suggestions on my own paintings.
I would like to thank everyone for all their help at our plein air shows and luncheon get togethers this last month. Special thanks to Tom and Karen Reid, and Rod and Anna Gillilan for hosting us and feeding us. How very nice they are. And thanks to the Creswell Library, Silvan Ridge Winery and the McKenzie Orchards B and B for hanging our paintings. We do have some wonderful friends. For anyone who has not seen the shows it is worth the visit. The Creswell Library show will be up through December 5th, the Silvan Ridge Winery show will be up till January 5th and the McKenzie Orchards B and B paintings will be up all winter.
November 30, Monday, pickup Farmers Market paintings at Springfield City Hall. Carol Plaia will be there between 2 and 4 PM. If you cannot make this date please call Carol Plaia at 225-8362 or me at 345-3549 to make other arrangements.
December 2, Wed., Park Blocks Paintout. Downtown Eugene. 8th and Oak St. There is cover in the park, restrooms by Karin Clarke Gallery on Willamette, and hot coffee at Bagel Sphere. We will use the covered area for 1pm critique.
December 4, Fri., Island Park Winter Paintout. Meet near north covered area for critique. Winter views of the Willamette River. Coffee and restrooms at Willamalane Community Center.
December 5, Sat., LCC's, Lane Community College’s, Holiday Market is taking place in the Cafeteria. Lots of Students and vendors...we will be outside of the Central Building. East on 30th St. to LCC Campus. Lots of cover and views all the way around the buildings.
December 7, Monday, 12-6pm, Pickup paintings from Creswell Library at 1st. and W. Oregon Ave. (Main St.). If you cannot pickup your painting let me know, Brooks, or call the library and talk to Esther Moberg, 541-895-3053 .
December 9, Wed. LCC Finals Week Paintout. No Market just students. We will meet in the cafeteria, Central Building, at 1pm for the critique.
December 11-12, Friday and Saturday, Winter Trees at Mt. Pisgah. East on 30th past LCC, across I5, left to Shell station, right under RR and then half mile to Seavey Loop on the left. A couple of miles on Seavey to Mt. Pisgah. $2 parking fee. We will be in the shelter with sliding doors for the 1pm critique.
December 16, Wed., UO Winter Break Paintout. Meet at the ERB, Student Union, at 13th and University for cover and critique at 1pm. Buildings, trees and students to paint. $1 per hour parking in the University area.
December 18-19, Friday and Saturday, UO Paintout at the Lillith Business Center, 13th St. past the UO Bookstore. Large open spaces inside to paint in case of rain. (watercolor only if you paint inside - they have beautiful floors). The 1pm critique will be in the Lillith lobby.
December 23, Wednesday, EWEB Winter Solstice Paintout. Good cover and view of Willamette River. Restrooms inside EWEB building. The shortest day we will paint out this winter.
December 30, Wednesday, Art Block Paintout. Willamette St. between 7th and 8th. Lots of cover from city garage over Karin Clarke's Gallery. Critique near Karin Clarke's gallery. Bagel Sphere near by. Street views of historic buildings.
January 2, Saturday, 11-4pm, Deliver paintings for “Plein Air Art about Agriculture” Show at Emerald Art, 500 Main St., Springfield. Only one painting per artist. We should have lots of paintings from farms to markets in Willamette Valley.
January 5-6, Tuesday-Wednesday, 12-4pm Pick up paintings from Silvan Ridge Winery. Good show. 27012 Briggs Hill Rd, Eugene, Or. Contact Cynthia Nickels at Silvan Ridge or me if you cannot pick up your paintings.
See you outside painting in December,brooks
November suddenly got very full. Three plein air shows (not counting the Springfield Market show), two plein air artists receptions (put on your party shoes), two lunches, eight paintouts and we are still taking a week off for Thanksgiving. I plan on seeing all of you several times this month...some time even painting outside.
October 30, Friday, Atelier Workshop taught by Bets Cole
We will be covering mark making in this intensive October 30th 3-hour atelier. We will explore how a painter might use the repetition of a mark through shape, value and color to create movement, emphasis and direction in a painting. Cool stuff! Everyone welcome. Bring a Sharpie, pencils and some drawing paper- any brand but at least 14" x 17" with the rest of your painting supplies. You will not need an easel. Friday 10/30/2009 9:30-12:30 rain or shine Bets Cole's Studio 89477 Sheffler Rd. Elmira, Oregon 935-3505 $35/session Please RSVP, email@example.com, Bets Cole.
October 30, Friday, Pioneer Cemetery Halloween Paintout, 18th and University St. Eugene Oregon, will not start till 1:30pm after Bets' Atelier.
October 31, Saturday, Masonic Cemetery Halloween Paintout, 2575 University St Eugene, OR 97403, will start at 10 am with a brief cemetery tour by Mary Ellen Rodgers from the Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association. Mary Ellen has offered to show us around before we start painting.
November 2, Monday, 1pm - 4pm, Deliver Paintings to Springfield Library for Market Plein Air Show. Carol Plaia will be in the hall, outside the library
entrance, accepting work at that time. If you need to do it at another
time, you must contact Carol directly at 225-8362, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol will accept work on a first-come, first served basis. We can fit between 25 - 30 paintings maximum, depending on size. The size limit is 40" wide by 36" high, including frame, and 25 pounds.
November 4, Wednesday, Paintout out all day and deliver paintings to Sylvan Ridge/Hinman Winery. South on Bailey Hill Road and then follow the blue signs to Hinman Winery. 27012 Briggs Hill Road Eugene, Oregon 97405 Cynthia Nickles will be accepting paintings from 1-4pm, and we can paint all day.
Contact me, Brooks, or Cynthia (345-1945), if you cannot deliver your painting on Wednesday.
November 6-7, Friday and Saturday, Paintout at 5th St. Market, 5th and Pearl St. Eugene. A Yellow pickup truck and fall decorations are calling us to paint them. Cover, restrooms, coffee, and interesting outside painting.
November 11, Wednesday, Paintout at McKenzie BandB, 34694 McKenzie View Drive, Springfield Oregon.Tom and Karen Reid have invited us to paint at their new McKenzie Orchards BandB. They are looking for more Plein Air Paintings for their BandB. Karen ask that we not remove the wonderful paintings that we have already brought or the walls of her gallery will be bare. She wants to have an artists' reception, like an opening, in December. Karen has offered to fix us another of her gourmet lunches at noon if we will RSVP so she will know how many are coming. . To RSVP call Karen Reid at 541-988-5896 or 541-515-8153 or email her at email@example.com. Their website is www.mkobb.com.
November 12, Thursday, 10am to 7pm, Deliver "Old Schoolhouse " Paintings to Creswell Library, 64 W. Oregon Avenue Creswell, OR 97426, If you cannot deliver your painting Thursday let me know, Brooks, or call the library and talk to Esther Moberg, 541-895-3053 .
November 13, Friday, Oakway Center Paintout, Oakway St and Coburg St. Eugene Oregon. Great fall decorations. Cover, restrooms, and coffee, for all weather painting.
November 14, Saturday, 2pm - 4pm, Artists Reception Creswell Library, 64 W. Oregon Avenue Creswell, OR 97426. Artists Reception for "Save the Old Schoolhouse" Plein Air show.
November 18, Wednesday, 10am to 4pm, Paintout at Rod and Anna Gillilan's House, 2870 Edgewater Dr. Eugene Oregon. Rod and Anna have invited us to paint at their house. They have a pond, fountain, and are close to Willamette River. Rain or shine.They have a covered porch. Go to Goodpasture Island Rd. about a mile north of Valley River Center. Across from the Kendall Auto Group and at the traffic light, turn on to Goodpasture Loop into Valley River Village. Go 8 tenths of a mile and turn left on Edgewater Dr. Turn left at the second cul-de-sac. We are the second house on the left. 485-3611,Rod Gillilan. We will provide lunch, and coffee, tea and soft drinks so need to know how many will be here for lunch. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org,
November 18, Wednesday, 12-1pm, Reception for Humberto Gonzalez and Yolanda Valdes at Linn-Benton-Community College. North Santiam Building. They have 40 beautiful paintings in the lobby and halls of this building, upstairs and downstairs.
November 18-19, UO Bookstore "Tools of the Trade" Art sale
November 20-21, Friday and Saturday, Fall colors paintout at Hendricks park. From Franklin South on Walnut, left on Summit, left at dead end to rhody garden. Shelter in case of rain.
November 22, Sunday, 1-5pm Artist Reception at Silvan Ridge 27012 Briggs Hill Road Eugene, Oregon 97405, South on Bailey Hill Road and then follow the blue signs to Hinman Winery. Cynthia Nickles is out host. Hinman will have wine to taste or buy. We will provide our own snacks and hors d'œuvres..
Thanksgiving week, no paintouts or other events.
Monday, November 30, 2009,1 PM - 4PM, Friday Market Painting Pickup
Pick up your work, or make other arrangements with Carol Plaia, 225-8362, or email@example.com.