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Wolfram Burner

Took photos of Brooks painting today at the Hult. It was sunny and 45 degrees. Nice Weather.
Thanks Wolfram.
Here is Wolfram's photostream on flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolframburner/4229570317/

See you outside painting,
brooks

December 2009 Plein Air Paintout Schedule

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

McKenzie RiverTrust’s Juried Art Exhibit April 2010

I got the following announcment from the Jacobs Gallery. They are looking for paintings of Oregon rivers. This is what we do, paint Oregon rivers. So if you would like to enter their show check out the web site in their notice. They are looking for images of paintings by January 30, 2010.
Brooks

THE LIVING RIVER Juried Art Exhibit April 2 - May 1, 2010

In celebration of the McKenzie RiverTrust’s 20th anniversary, the exhibit celebrates environmental awareness and the beauty and vibrancy of rivers and streams of western Oregon and the important role they play in the life of our communities. The fundraising exhibition is being held from April 2 to May 1, 2010 at the Jacobs Gallery in the Hult Center located in Eugene. Check out their web site for an entry form:http://www.mckenzieriver.org/

Four Plein Air Painting Shows in November 2009

The crab guy did not come through for our Silvan Ridge reception, so we each need to bring hors d'œuvres or desserts to the November 22, Sunday, 1-4pm Artist Reception at Silvan Ridge 27012 Briggs Hill Road Eugene, Oregon 97405 Cynthia Nickles is out host. Hinman will have wine to taste or buy. They even sell wine by the glass.

The "Save the Old Schoolhouse" committee is hosting our reception at the Creswell Library Saturday November 14th, 2-4pm. I checked with Paul and they are bringing hors d'œuvres and desserts, but this is a small committee so maybe we should bring goodies to this event also. This is strictly optional, but I do believe it would be a nice jesture.

Guy Weese has requested images for our "Agrculture Art" Show scheduled for January at Emerald Art Center. If you have an image of a painting you would like to bring to our January show, please send it to me. thanks. Any agriclutural scene will do, from fields to market place. Thistle down and Friday Market come to mind.

Many of you have asked me to let you know when Sarkis was going to be on OPB’s Oregon Art Beat. I have just learned from Karen Antikajian that the program will air on Thursday, November 19th at 8pm and will repeat on Sunday, November 22 at 6pm. After the story airs, it will be online for anyone to view for free, at http://www.opb.org/artbeat.

Sarkis will also be doing painting demos at the U of O Bookstore (The Duck Store) from 10am to 6 pm on November 18th and 19th during their "Tools of the Trade" Sale.

This is the week to frame paintings and deliver paintings for Plein Air Painting shows. This is four shows in November. I hope everyone is busy enough.
Brooks

November 2, Monday, 1pm - 4pm, Deliver Paintings to Springfield Library for the Friday Market Plein Air Show.

November 4, Wednesday, Paintout out all day and deliver paintings to Sylvan Ridge/Hinman Winery. 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 11, Wednesday, Paintout at McKenzie BandB, 34694 McKenzie View Drive, Springfield Oregon.Tom and Karen Reid 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. 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 mckenzieorchards@yahoo.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 2009 Paintout Schedule

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.
Brooks Hickerson
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, letterlines@earthlink.net, 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 carol.plaia@comcast.net.
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 mckenzieorchards@yahoo.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 gillilan@comcast.net,

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 carol.plaia@comcast.net.

Paintout King Estates Winery October 16, 2009

We had a sunny October day to paint at King Estates winery near Eugene Oregon. Victoria is just starting her painting looking south from King Estates hill.






Susan painting the vines of King Estates.








Nancy and Lorayne painting the long distance view from King Estates.







Brooks and his painting of the King Estates Tower.








Cathy and Dorothy also painted with us but I did not get their picture, sorry.


See you outside painting,
brooks

Springfield Market Plein Air Show

Hello!

I am sending you this email because you signed up at Emerald Art to participate in this project, Plein Air Painting at Springfield Friday Market.

My first questions are: "Did you actually participate in this project?" and "If you did, do you plan to display work in the Springfield City Hall Gallery?"

If the answer to these questions is "No." then you don't need the information below. However, even if you do not plan to participate, I would appreciate it if you would let me know that as soon as possible, so I can do the best possible planning for those who do participate.

The exhibit will hang in the Springfield City Hall Gallery from November 3 until November 30. The City does not charge a commission, and all your works will be insured while they are in our possession. Any sales of work will be up to the individual artist to arrange with the buyer. Each work must remain hanging for the duration of the exhibit, unless you make other arrangements with me.
All works must be adequately framed.

Here is the schedule for the artists who wish to exhibit their Farmers'
Market works in the City Hall Gallery during the month of November:

Please respond to this email as soon as possible, letting me know that you intend to participate, and how many pieces you would like to exhibit.

Monday, November 2, 2009, 1 PM - 4 PM
Deliver your work to City Hall. I 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 me directly at 225-8362, or carol.plaia@comcast.net.
I 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.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 The gallery committee will install the work.

Monday, November 30, 2009,1 PM - 4PM Pick up your work, or make other arrangements with me as above.

You need to allow some time for drop-off and pick up. The City actually
uses contracts, which I will have with me, and they'll need to be filled out
and signed, etc. when I accept the work, and when you retrieve it.

Thank you, Carol Plaia
Springfield Arts Commission
City Hall Gallery Chairperson

Creswell "Save the Old Schoolhouse" Art Show

We will be showing our Plein Air Paintings of the Creswell Old Schoolhouse at the Creswell Library 64 W Oregon Ave, Creswell, OR 97426, (541) 895-3053 (their website is http://www.lanelibrary.org/)

Thursday November 12, 2009 10 AM and 7 PM Plein Air Paintings Drop-off. If you cannot deliver your painting on Thursday please call Esther at 895-3053 to make other arrangements.

Saturday November 14, 2009 2:00pm till - 4:00pm Reception and Presentation For Plein Air Art Show Paintings of the "Old Schoolhouse" (http://savetheschoolhouse.com/Historic%20Designation.htm)

Monday December 7, 2009. Take down, we can pick up our paintings anytime, noon - 6pm.

October 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

Memorial Service October 25, 2009 for Katheryn Davis

Katheryn Davis has been a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon since 1972. You cannot enter a gallery along the Oregon Coast without seeing her paintings. Rod Gillilan and I took a workshop from her in 2007. We will all miss her very much.
Brooks

This is from her web site(http://www.katheryndavis.com/kdavis_inmemoriam.html):
KRZYCKI -- Katheryn Kelty Krzycki, painting professionally as Katheryn Davis, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 after a brief but intensive battle with cancer. A private burial service was held at Pacific Sunset Cemetery in Florence.
A Memorial Celebration of her life will be held at the Florence Events Center on Sunday, October 25, starting at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served

Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield October 2009 Calender

I talked to Humberto Gonzalez yesterday and he told me that Oregon State is not going to host an Art about Agriculture Show this next year, 2010. Humberto talked to Shelley Curtis recently and she said she will send out an official notice in the near future. This is a real disappointment for all of us who have participated in previous shows. I believe they have been sponsoring this show for 26 years.

Humberto Gonzalez and Yolanda Valdes are showing 40 painting at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany. This show will be up both October and November.

I suggest we have our own “Art about Agriculture” show in January at the Emerald Art Center. This will give us a theme for our show in the Jaqua Gallery of Emerald Art that Guy Weese has scheduled for the Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield. Let me know if you think this might work. I believe we all have paintings of wineries, grape vines, barns, pumpkins, farmers market and other agriculture subjects..

October 2, Friday, Springfield Farmer’s Market, Between Emerald Art and the Springfield Museum, 500 Main St., is the Friday Farmers Market. People, produce, lattes, and scones....what more could we ask for. Restrooms in Emerald Art. Springfield is planning a show for “Paintings at the Market” after the season is over.

October 2, Friday, 10-6pm, pick up our paintings at Island Park Gallery, C St. and Mill St. in Springfield. Good show.

October 2, Friday, 5:30-7:00pm Artist’s Reception for Springfield Mayor’s art Show at Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St.

October 3, Saturday, Owen Rose Garden Paintout, The fall flowers are stunning and the trees are starting to turn. North on Jefferson from 1st. St. Jefferson dead ends in the rose garden parking lot.

October 7, Wednesday, Creswell School Paintout, The "Save the Schoolhouse" Creswell group is working to save their old school house at 2nd and D street, built in 1874. They have invited us to paintout at the schoolhouse October 7, 2009. They have also arranged a show for our paintings at the Creswell Library. This is a great opportunity to paint in Creswell and have a plein air show in Crestwell. Here is the "Save the Schoolhouse" website: http://savetheschoolhouse.com/

October 9 and 10, Friday and Saturday, Owen Rose Garden Paintout, I want to make sure everyone gets a chance to paint the fall flowers and colors at Owen Gardens.

October 14, Wednesday, Dexter State Park Paintout, Drive south on HW 58 to Dexter. The park is on the left in town. There are restrooms and great views of the lake and the cascades. Don Howard suggested this location. Thanks Don.

October 16, Friday, King Estate Winery Paintout, South on Bertelsen Rd from West 11th St. becomes Lorane Hw. then left on Territorial Rd. 5 more miles to King Estates on the right, just before Lorane. They open the gates at 11am. The Market is no more, but you can buy lunch at the restaurant. Great hill top views and some cover under tents (if they are still up).

October 17, Saturday, Salon de Refuse - Pick up paintings from the New Zone Gallery on West Broadway, 12-6pm.

October 17, Saturday, Hendricks Park fall paintout. From Franklin drive south on Walnut, left on Summit, left at dead end to rhody garden. We can use the shelter in case of rain.

October 21, Wednesday, Mt. Pisgah Fall paintout. East on 30th past LCC, across I5, left to Shell station, then right under RR and half mile to Seavey Loop on the left. A couple of miles on Seavey to Mt. Pisgah. $2 parking fee.

October 23, Friday, East Broadway Paintout, at Pearl St. Downtown Fall trees and street scenes. East Broadway includes Zenon's, Ambrosia, and Vistra frame shop. Starbucks and Full City coffee are within half a block.

October 24, Saturday, Another Hendricks Park fall paintout. Drive from Franklin south on Walnut, left on Summit, left at dead end to rhody garden. We can use the shelter in case of rain.

October 28, Wednesday, EWEB Plaza Fall Paintout, Drive east on 4th. St. into EWEB Parking lot. Look for "Visitor" parking spaces. Restrooms inside EWEB building and cover on the patio around back by the Willamette River. Good river views.

October 30, Friday, Pioneer Cemetery Halloween Paintout, 18th and University St. (Costumes are optional). Parking in University area is 2 hour in the neighborhood or $1 per hour at meters. No cover is available.

October 31, Saturday, Masonic Cemetary Holloween Paintout. Drive.south on University to 25th Street, site of the first school in Eugene built in 1850. Here are the grave sites of Eugene Skinner, John Whiteaker, first governor of Oregon, and noted pioneer S.F.Kerns. No restrooms or cover.

October 31, Saturday, 11-4pm, Pickup paintings from Springfield Mayors art Show at Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St.

See you painting outside,
Brooks Hickerson

Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield September 2009 Calendar

September is Art about Agriculture month with five paintouts at agricultural sites. Oregon State University hosts an Art about Agriculture show every January and we will be ready. http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/art/ The 2010 prospects is not available, but I will let you know when it is. This is also evening paintout time. Three evening paintouts are scheduled for September for the wonderful evening light.
See you outside painting,
Brooks

Sept. 2, Wednesday: Rod and Jean Mirich invited us to paint at their house on Fern Ridge at the end of Conrad Rd. Drive west on 11th st. (Hw 126) past Perkins Point to the first street past Fern Ridge, right on Ellmaker Road 1.1 miles to dead end at stop sign. Left on Jeans Road one block then right on Conrad Road. It is 8/10 mile to end of Conrad Rd. (half is gravel). Then Left 50 ft. and right to 89132 Conrad Rd. Large RV next to white garage and a white house with grass down to the water. There is limited parking so car pool if you can. Rod's cell is 616-405-1028 and my cell is 541-520-1423. Great views across Fern Ridge Lake. trees, shade, water and bathrooms.

Sept 4, Friday: Evening paintout at Mathews Community Gardens, 15th St. and Hayes St. West on 18th to Chambers St. Right on Chanbers then left on 15th. 15th ends at the garden parking lot. I have a garden plot at Mathews Garden. Lots of veggies and people to paint. Peak tomato season. I will be there to let painters in and out from 2 to 7pm. Evening paintout for the colors. Parking lot is small but there is additional parking on the street. Restrooms are at Albertson’s at 18th and Chambers. First Art about Agriculture paintout.

Sept. 5 Saturday, No paintout. Happy Labor Day weekend.

Sept 9, Wed. Centennial Covered Bridge Paintout in Cottage Grove Oregon. South on I5 or 99W...exit 174 to Cottage Grove, right on East Main to Centennial Covered Bridge Park (1/3 mile) This is downtown Cottage Grove, facilities near by. Also Chambers Covered Bridge 3/4 mile south on S. River Road. Last covered rail bridge in Oregon.

Sept. 11, Friday, Bush Farms 90536 Territorial Hwy. West on 11th (hw 126) to Veneta Right on Territorial Hwy. 4.7 miles to Bush Farms. Fall colors, orchard, fruits, veggies, lots to paint. (Contact is Jean Bush 541-953-0442). Second Art about Agriculture paintout.

Sept. 12, Saturday, Owen Rose Garden Paintout. Close to home. North on Jefferson from 1st. st. Jefferson dead ends in the rose garden parking lot. Fall flowers and the start of fall colors.

Sept. 16th, Wednesday, UO Hayward Field Evening Paintout. 15th at Agate St. There is usually a open gate on Agate St. south of stadium. Restrooms under the stands. If Hayward Field is locked up we can paint at the Native American Longhouse behind Knight Law School at 17th and Agate. We must pay to park near the campus.

Sept. 18th, Friday, UO Johnson Hall and Collier House are at the corner of University and 13th, across form the ERB student center. Pay parking is at the ERB. Pioneer Father and Pioneer Mother are here too. Great campus views. Few students as they are mostly home this week.

Sept. 19th, Saturday, Hendricks Park paintout. South from Franklin Ave. on Walnut St. Right on Fairmont then left on Summit into the park. Left to the Rhody Gardens. This is game day so watch the UO traffic and listen for the crowds.

Sept. 23rd, Wednesday, Hinman Winery Paintout, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd. Eugene Oregon. http://www.silvanridge.com/ (541) 345-1945 for the winery. From west 11th St. south on Bertelsen to Spencer Creek Road. Right on Spencer Creek Road (there are blue Hinman Winery signs) 2 miles and then left on Briggs Hill Road. 3.5 miles to the winery entrance on the left. They open at noon, but we can come early and make ourselves at home. We can bring a picnic lunch or snacks. The Hinman sisters are glad to have us. Third Art about Agriculture paintout.

Sept. 25th, Friday, Thistle Down Farms Paintout, West on River Road to Thistle Down Farm on the right, 91455 River Road. There are flowers, fruits, and veggies. Great Barn, fruits, veggies and market itself to paint. Cover, water and restrooms. Art about Agriculture subjects everywhere.

Sept. 26th, Saturday, Springfield Waterfall Paintout. East on Franklin across the Springfield Bridge. Right at Mill St. then take an immediate left into Visitor Center Parking lot. Mill race waterfall is across from visitor center. Visitor center has restrooms and water. Wooden deck overlooks falls, and you can climb down the bank next to falls.

Sept 26th, Springfield Mayors Art Show Entries delivered to Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St. Springfield. 11-4pm. http://www.emeraldartcenter.org/ for prospectus.

Sept. 30th, Wednesday, Skinner Butte Evening Paintout, 2-7pm. Skinner Butte overlooks down town Eugene. North on Pearl from 5th St. Turn left after Yo-Po-Ah, 3rd St. and then right half way up Skinner Butte. Parking and water, but no restrooms. Restrooms at 5th St. Market. Great views of down town Eugene.

Oct. 2, Friday, Springfield Farmers Market Paintout. Between Emerald Art and the Springfield Museum at the Friday Farmers Market, 500 Main St. Springfield. 9am to 2pm. People, produce, lattes, and scones. What more could we ask for. This is one more Art about Agriculture paintout.

October 2, Friday, 10-5pm, Pickup paintings at Willamlane Center, C St. and Mill St. Springfield. Great show at Island Park Gallery. Thanks to everyone who brought a painting.

Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield August 2009 Calender

August is painting outside at its best in the Willamette Valley. While Erik Sandgren’s Oregon Coast Paintout is from August 3-15, I have scheduled paintouts here for the painters that will be in town. We are invited to help Habitat for Humanity’s Blues and Brew fundraiser on August 8th. I plan to help. We have also been invited to Sarkis and Karen Antikajian’s for a paintout and lunch on August 19, and to a paintout and supper at Victoria Biebron’s on August 29th. I believe we should each RSVP to the Sarkis and Victoria so they will know how many painters to expect. Their emails are on the cc list of this note. See you outside painting. Brooks

August 1, Saturday, Owens Rose Garden Paintout, Starting August off right. North on Jefferson St. from 1st. St. dead ends in parking lot. restooms and water and views of the river...great roses all summer.

August 5 and 7, Wednesday and Friday, Hendricks Park Paintout, South from Franklin on Walnut, joins Fairmont then left on Summit Ave. into the park. We will be at the Rhody gardens along the path around the summit.

August 5, . Wednesday, 5pm – 7pm, Island Park Gallery Opening for Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield Summer Show at Willamalane Center, C St. at Mill St. Springfield Oregon. Wine and hor d'oeuvres 16 Artists, and 22 beautiful paintings.

August 8, Saturday, 11am-3pm, Habitat for Humanity Blues and Brew fundraiser.: We are hoping to have artists set up their easels and paint from 11-3 in the park. After the first couple of hours, we will station a volunteer with each artist to take blind bids for the finished work as part of a silent auction. At 3 pm, the paintings will be moved to a central location and an announcement will be made from the stage that buyers have 15 more minutes to make their final bids. The proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity and will be a tax write-off for the artists as a donation. Thank you for all your help, Kristina Stewart ps.My home phone is 541-344-0046 and my email is samsgrammy@gmail.com

August 12, 14, and 15th, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Campbell Center Paintout, at High St. and 2nd. St. Eugene. Parking, restrooms, and a little A/C if it is hot. Walk around the Center to the Bike trail. Across the bike trail we can walk down to the Willamette River. Lots of shade and river views, plus views of the center itself.

Autust 16, Sunday, 1-2pm. Take down show and pick up your paintings at Eugene Library, 10th and Olive St.

August 19th, Wednesday, Sarkis and Karen Antikajian's place Paintout.To the Eugene plein air group. You are all invited for a paint-out at our place on August 19th any time after 9 am in Cheshire. Karen, my wife will serve a light lunch. No need to bring anything, except for your paint materials and enthusiasm.
See you soon, Sarkis and Karen

Directions to the Antikajian House - 92941 Allen’s Alley, Cheshire(998-6584)
Go north on Hwy 99 toward Junction City. Shortly before you get there you will come to a traffic light at a junction with Hwy 36. Turn left onto Hwy 36 toward Cheshire. After you reach Cheshire, continue on Hwy 36 for about a mile and a half. You will pass Hall Road, a Weigh Station on the left, pass Allen Bales road on the right, and Territorial Hwy on the left (which goes to Elmira and Veneta). Continue on Hwy 36 for another block or so. There is a sign: Mapleton 46 miles/Florence 61 miles. There will be several mailboxes right after that. Turn right after the mailboxes and after our neighbor’s driveway onto a private road called Allen’s Alley. The road is short and the two-story white studio is visible from Hwy 36. Go to the top of the hill and follow the road that curves left. We’re the last place. Sign at the entryway says Private Property and the number is 92941. Follow the driveway to the right and you will see a green, barn-like carport. The house is to the left of the carport. It is white with green trim. The studio is to the right and back. Park anywhere on the gravel or on the cement pad in front of the house.

August 21, Friday, Valley River Center boat ramp paintout, across the parking lot from the new movie plex at Valley River Center. Restrooms and water at Valley River Center or Valley River Inn. Good view of Greenway bridge and Willamette River. Nice light in the morning. Good shade.

August 22, Saturday, Mt. Pisgah Summer Paintout, West on 30th St. across I5, left and then right a block past Shell Station, under RR then left on Seavey Loop Road all the way to Mt. Pisgah Arboretum on the right. Water, restrooms, great views along the river...good shade...$3 parking fee.

Autust 26, Wednesday, Willamalane Paintout, Mill St. at C. St. Springfield Oregon, We have a show at Island Park Gallery inside Willamalane Center. Good shade and views of the river from Island Park. Restrooms at Willamalane and check out the paintings.

Autust 28, Friday, Mt. Pisgah Summer Paintout again.

August 29, Saturday, Victoria Biebron's Place Paintout
Join us at 85444 Teague Loop up Dillard Road for a paint out at Victoria's residence. Please come anytime after 11am, paint the beautiful trees and wonderful garden, enjoy the scenery, relax and stay for a critique/appreciation, and dinner. I will make some basic main dishes, feel free to bring salads, desserts, wine or whatever grabs you. Directions are below, see you in august! Victoria

Directions: From 33rd and Hilyard, go LEFT onto E Amazon. Travel south on E Amazon to Dillard Rd. (Dillard Rd is to the L of a deer sign on the R) turn LEFT (the only way to go) on Dillard RD.. Travel up Dillard Rd. about 2.3mi to Teague Loop (Teaque Loop is R, just opposite a hugh sign on the L that says 'Dillard Highlands') turn RIGHT onto Teague Loop. Halfway down the loop, take the first gravel driveway to the RIGHT (there is a wooden sign 'Teamwork for Children'). Proceed 300ft downhill, take first driveway on LEFT (85444 Teague Loop), that is the driveway, 1/4 mi to house.

Plein Air Painters can help Habitat for Humanity August 8, 2009

Habitat for Humanity is hosting Brews and Blues Festival on Aug 7-8 at Island Park in Springfield. They would like to have plein air painters volunteer their time and donate their painting that day to Habitat for Humanity. I got this request from Kristina Stewart. Please reply to her if you can participate Saturday August 8, 2009.

Dear Plein Air Painters:
We are hoping to have artists set up their easels and paint from 11-3 in the park. After the first couple of hours, we will station a volunteer with each artist to take blind bids for the finished work as part of a silent auction. At 3 pm, the paintings will be moved to a central location and an announcement will be made from the stage that buyers have 15 more minutes to make their final bids. The proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity and will be a tax write-off for the artists as a donation.

Thank you for all your help,
Kristina Stewart
ps.My home phone is 541-344-0046 and my email is samsgrammy@gmail.com

Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield July 2009 Calender

July 1, Wednesday, Owens Rose Garden, North on Jefferson St. ends in Rose Garden parking lot. Water, restrooms, and wonderful roses to paint. River views also.

July 3, Friday, Greenway bike bridge. Chambers north becomes River Road at 1st. St. First right is Thompson Lane. Drive to end of long block and park on street. Short walk to Greenway Bike Bridge. Access from Valley River Center also. Great views of Willamette River and bike path.

July 3, First Friday, Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield show at Eugene Library 5:30-8pm. Drop by and see the great art. 23 artists and 38 paintings...nice show on the second floor. Also, Bets Cole will be at La Folette Oak and Broadway.

July 8, Wednesday, King Estate Winery 80854 Territorial Rd Eugene, Oregon 97405, South on Bertelsen Rd from West 11th. (do not use Baily Hill Rd. it is under construction) becomes Lorain Hw. then left on Territorial Rd. 5 miles to King Estates on the right, just before Lorain. They open the gates at 11am. The Market is no more, but you can buy lunch at the restaurant. Great hill top views.

July 10, Friday, Aragon Alpaca Ranch, Mike & Ann Dockendorf have invited us to paint on their Alpacas Ranch, 33005 Dillard Rd. Eugene, Oregon• 541-912-0782. Check out their website and blog.AragonAlpacas.blogspot.com www.AragonAlpacas.com Driving south on East Amazon Rd. turn left on Dillard Road, 3.3 miles on the left next to 2 mile marker.

July 11, Saturday, West D Street Springfield Paintout, West on D st. then left on Aspen to boat ramp. Good shade and river views. but no restrooms. Closest is Willamalane Center at C and Mill st.

July 15 and 18, Wednesday and Saturday, River House Paintout, 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. First St. west, right on Adams to the river (3 blocks).

July 17, Friday, McKinzie Orchards BandB Paintout and Lunch RSVP. Tom and Karen have invited us to paint at their new McKenzie Orchards BandB. Karen has offered to fix us one of her gormet lunches at noon if we will RSVP so she will know how many are coming. Tom and Karen have also invited us to bring framed paintings as possible art for their BandB and plein air gallery. To RSVP call Karen Reid at 541-988-5896 or 541-515-8153 or email her at mckenzieorchards@yahoo.com. Their website of our inn is www.mkobb.com. Tom and Karen Reid 34694 McKenzie View Drive Springfield, OR 97478. North on Coburg Road, cross the McKinzie river and immediate right under freeway on McKinzie View Drive. (about 4 miles to 34694, large gray house on the right).

July 22, Wednesday, Roaring Rapids Pizza Paintout, 4006 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, OR‎ Great river views, but no shade. So bring an umbrella or come late afternoon. Pizza is OK too.

July 24, Friday, Owen Rose Garden Paintout, North on Jefferson St. from 1st. St. dead ends in parking lot. restooms and water and views of the river...great roses this time of year.

July 25, Saturday, Great Outdoor Arts Event (Paintout) Invite your friends. Live Music. 9am-3pm Island Park Springfield. Combined outside painting event sponsored by Springfield Arts Association, Willamalane, and Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield. Paint out till 2pm then a critique by Jacki Lukowski for the painters who want to participate.

July 29, Wednesday, Hinman Winery Paintout, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd. Eugene Oregon. http://www.silvanridge.com/ (541) 345-1945 for the winery. South Bertelsen to Spencer Creek Road. Right on Spencer Creek Road (there is a blue Hinman Winery sign) 2 miles and then left on Briggs Hill Road. 3.5 miles to the winery entrance on the left. They open at noon, but we can come early and make ourselves at home. We can bring a picnic lunch or snacks. The Hinman sisters are glad to have us.

July 31, Friday, Springfield Market Paintout and Deliver painting to Willamalane Lane for out August-september Show. 9am to 1pm I will be painting at the Farmers Market in Springfield between Emerald Art and the Springfield Museum on Main street in the parking lot. Anyone can join me if they wish.

July 31, Friday, 1-4pm we deliver paintings to Willamalane Lane at C and Mill St.for our August-September Show.

August 1, Saturday, Owens Rose Garden Paintout, Starting August off right. North on Jefferson St. from 1st. St. dead ends in parking lot. restooms and water and views of the river...great roses all summer.

See you outside painting,
brooks

June 2009 Schedule for Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield

Plein Air Painters of Eugene/Springfield June 2009 Calender

June 3, 6, Wednesday and Saturday, Owen Rose Garden, North on Jefferson St. ends in Rose Garden parking lot.
Water, restrooms, and wonderful roses to paint. River views also.

June 5, Friday, Aragon Alpacas Paintout,Mike & Ann Dockendorf have invited us to paint on their Alpacas Ranch, 33005 Dillard Rd. Eugene, Oregon. We painted here in April and have several requests to paint here again. You can paint there any time by calling Ann and letting her know when you wuold like to come out. 541-912-0782. Check out their website and blog. AragonAlpacas.blogspot.com www.AragonAlpacas.com Directions: Drive south on East Amazon Rd. turn left on Dillard Road, 3.3 miles on the left next to 2 mile marker. Good sign and parking for a dozen cars.

June 10, 13, Wednesday and Saturday. Island Park Waterfall Paintout. Franklin Blvd. across Springfield Bridge, right on Mill St. Park at Visitor Center or under the bridge. Somewhere here there is a waterfall Mark Logan tells me. We will find it. I have never seen it, but I like to explore. Backup we can paint the Willamette vistas.

June 12, Friday morning, Bets Cole's second ATELIER INSTRUCTION
9:30-12:30am. I don't have Bets Subject this month, but several painter have told me how much they got out of last months session. Where: Bets Cole's Studio
89477 Sheffler Rd. Elmira, Oregon Cost: $35/session e-mail Bets: letterlines@earthlink.net or phone: 935-3505 to sign up All levels welcome/ all mediums welcome!

June 12 Friday afternoon, LaVelle Winery Paintout, 89697 Sheffler Rd. Elmira, OR 97437, LaVelle Winery is less than a mile from Bets Cole's place...just continue on Sheffler Rd. to Winery Sign. Nice sun and shade. Woods and beautiful winery building to paint. Water and restrooms.

June 14 1pm Deliver Paintings to Eugene Library for Plein Air painters show. Jacki Lukowski is hanging this show. Thank you Jacki. Eugene Library has room for 20-40 paintings so we can each bring 2 or more paintings.

June 17, Wednesday, UO has renovated it Performance Theater near Dede Hall behind Lillth Business Center...take EMX to Dad's Gate UO stop and walk south into campus. Parking is $1/hour near the UO Coop. Students are out this week so we can paint anywhere.

June 19, 20, Friday and Saturday, UO Paintout - Near Snitzer Art Museum. Open mall is original UO campus. Views of Art Museum, Knight Library, Lillth Business Center. Lots to paint and we can visit the Art Museum too.

June 24, Wednesday, Owosso Bike Bridge Paintout, No water or restrooms, but nice bridge and great Willamette River views. Access from Owosso Dr. off River Road (right before Beltline) or from Riverwalk Loop off Goodpasture Loop on the other side of the river. Park on the street and walk a little ways down bike path to either side of bike bridge.

June 26, Friday, Sweet Cheeks Winery Paintout (noon - 9pm) 26961 Briggs Hill Road Eugene, Oregon 97405. Take West 11th or West 18th out to Bertelsen Rd. Turn Left. Continue on Bertelsen to crossroads with Spencer Creek. Turn right on Spencer Creek Rd and continue for about 2 miles. Turn left on Briggs Hill Rd. The winery entrance will appear on the Right in about 3.5 miles. We can stay for Friday evening painting and/or winetasting Sweet Cheeks is open noon-9pm on Friday. Great Vista's of the surrounding hills.

June 27, Saturday and July 1 Wednesday Owen Rose Garden. North on Jefferson St. ends in Rose Garden parking lot. Water, restrooms, and wonderful roses to paint. River views also.

July 3, Friday, Greenway Bike Bridge Paintout. Chambers north becomes River Road at 1st. St. First right is Thompson Lane. Drive to end of long block and park on Thompson Lane. Short walk to Greenway Bike Bridge. Access from Valley River Center also. Great views of Willamette River and bike path.

July 3, First Friday, 5:30-7pm Plein Air Painters are requested to be at Eugene Library, 10th and Olive, to talk about our paintings.

See you outside painting,
Brooks Hickerson

May 2009 Painout Schedule

May 1 and 2, Friday and Saturday. Mid Spring at Hendricks Park. South on Walnut St. from Franklin. Left on Summit. Victoria and I were here Wednesday and the colors are glorious. We will be in the Rhody garden if the weather is nice.

May 6th and 9th, Wednesday and Saturday, Island Park Paintout, Spring colors at Island Park. There is cover in case of rain. Restrooms are in Willamalane Center at C and Mill. Drive west on B st. until it ends in the parking lot of Island Park

May 8th, Friday, West D St. in Springfield paintout - Drive west on D St., left at Aspen to Boat Ramp. No cover or restrooms. So if it rains I will be at the Willamalane Center at C st. and Mill St...this is the closest restroom too. Great river view, Roaring Rapids Pizza is across the river.

May 13th, Wednesday, EWEB Plaza – 4th and Ferry St. Eugene - Finally some warm weather to paint the river. Look for "visitor parking" signs. Restrooms are inside the main entrance, to the left. The view from the DeFazio footbridge is stunning.

May 15th, Friday, Renee Nelson’s backyard - 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. My house is the third on the left. parking on the street, also in my 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, There should be plenty of things blooming in the garden , if skies are clear a good view of the cascades. Humberto Gonzalez and Yolando Valdes will be in town and may stop by - Renee.

May 16-18, Saturday-Monday is Humberto’s workshop sponsored by Emerald Art. Call Sue at 726-8595 to register.

May 20, Wednesday, Greenhill Wetlands Paintout - Cover and port-a-potty at Greenhill Rd. rest stop across from Greenhill Animal Shelter. There is an expansive view of west Eugene wetlands... but, NO drinking or painting water. Bring your own. Erik Sandgren is still planning a wetlands art show when he returns from Italy.

May 22-23, Friday-Saturday, Kirk Park Paintout - 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. There is no cover, so hopefully it will not be raining one of these days.

May 26, Tuesday, (Note Tuesday not Wednesday) Schreiners Iris Gardens Salem Oregon Paintout, 3625 Quinaby Road N.E. Salem OR, 97303 - We have again been invited to paint with the Portland Plein Air Painters at Schreiners Iris Gardens past Salem. Let's meet at Campbell Center 2nd and High St. and carpool, at 9am. Bring a lunch. We should be back by 5pm. Let me know if you can drive or if you need a ride. They have water, restrooms, picnic tables and acres of Iris. Directions: North on I5, take exit to Brooks (should be easy for me to remember), cross over freeway to Hw 219, left on 219 to Quinagy Road, left on Quinaby Road till you seed Iris' galore on your left. If recent rains you might want to wear boots. It can get muddy. http://www.schreinersgardens.com/ map is at:http://www.oregonlink.com/iris/map.html

May 29, 30, Friday, Saturday –Late Spring paintout at Hendricks Park. South on Walnut St. from Franklin. Left on Summit. The Rhody's have been so late this spring that we have to paint here one more time. We will be in the Rhody garden.
See you outside painting,
brooks

April 2009 Paintout Locations

Plein Air Painters of Eugene/Springfield April 2009 Calender
Spring is here so we are going to have to start dealing with that pesky sun again.

April 1,3,4 Wed, Fri, Sat. Hendricks Park. South on Walnut St. from Franklin. Left on Summit. We will be at the shelter in case of rain. We will be in the Rhody garden if the weather is nice. The Rhody's are starting to bloom.

April 8, 11, Wed. and Sat. Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House - (Shelton-McMurphey Street, Eugene)
The SMJ house is hosting a Juried art show with the subject being the SMJ house itself. Entry is May 8, 2009. The accepted art will be on display at the SMJ all summer, 2009. Parking behind ya-po-ah or down in front.
Check out Eugene Craigslist - Artists for the prospectus.
Thanks Jacki for spotting this.

April 10 Friday, Mike & Ann Dockendorf have invited us to paint on their Alpacas Ranch, 33005 Dillard Rd. Eugene, Oregon
• 541-912-0782. Check out their website and blog. AragonAlpacas.blogspot.com www.AragonAlpacas.com
Driving south on East Amazon Rd. turn left on Dillard Road, 3.3 miles on the left next to 2 mile marker, don't ask me why.

April 15, 17, 18, Wed. Tax Day, Fri., Sat. 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.

April 22, Wed. Cherry Tree at Owen Rose Garden. The Cherry Tree should be blooming. Paint white flowers.
North on Jefferson into Owen Gardens parking lot. Gazebo in case of rain.

April 24, 25, Fri., Sat. Eugene Amtrak Station, North on Willamette to Amtrak Station parking lot. Good view of Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson house from the station. We have to pay for parking (75c/hour).

April 29, May 1, 2, Wed. Fri. Sat..Full Spring at Hendricks Park. Bring your bright colors. South on Walnut St. from Franklin. Left on Summit. We will be at the shelter in case of rain. We will be in the Rhody garden if the weather is nice.

See you outside Painting,
Brooks

Oregon Coast Paintout 2009 - Erik Sandgren

I just got this email from Erik Sandgren about the Paintout in August 2009.
Everyone is invited.
Brooks

Dear Friends -

Hello in the nick of time! -Were off to Italy – but first…

We’re counting on your contribution to painting on the Oregon coast in August as we discussed last year. Please link to my website for the itinerary/schedule for the painting event as a whole and for the workshop within it.

http://www.eriksandgren.com/index.html

It may seem that the whole world has gone digital: but not quite – some of us are not linked up. Because I’ll be in Italy from now into July, please reach out (by phone and post) to those you know might like to join us but may not otherwise get the news. I’ll be sending announcements/itineraries by post to as many people without e-mail as I have addresses for.

If you plan to attend any part of the event, I’d love to hear from you. And, of course you can just show up – that’s the most important thing. If you have a particular interest in registering for the embedded workshop please respond by return e-mail or by the e-mail contact on my website. As I cannot count on receiving registrations by post for the next four months, I’ll be in touch with you by e-mail and we’ll finalize registration when we return to the U.S. in early July.

The workshop is scheduled for three days early in the overall painting event. Fees will be the same as last year. I enjoy teaching these three days of concentrated demonstration and problem solving and people seem to look forward to this structured exploration of painterly issues based on assignments and critiques. I don’t quite know how many registrations to expect this year. Despite the circumstances of our being out of the country I’ll try to accommodate as many painters as may be interested in sharing the workshop format.

Only recently have the long anticipated plans for teaching abroad come to fruition – we were delayed in accumulating the full complement of study-abroad students due to the nation’s economic uncertainties - but Kathryn and I will be leaving this week for Florence where I’ll be teaching Art Appreciation and Drawing to a dozen Washington state Community College students there. What a place to do so! My painting gear is all packed- nothing else is. Over the last month we’ve been subject to the special deadlines those arrangements have entailed including gearing up with software and protocols to make the digital communications happen. The learning curve never ends.

With luck, we look forward to coming back to our very beautiful and inspiring corner of the world – trading dusky Tuscan hillsides for Pacific waves and Doug Firs. Expect another e-mail soon about a three-day workshop I have been invited to conduct in September for the BLM at the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. It is a pilot program we are very excited about. You can see that on the website also.

In the meantime, look for an article about painting on the rain coast in the Spring issue of Northwest Coast Magazine – a glossy quarterly available in Oregon at Fred Meyers and by subscription - I hope you enjoy it.

http://www.nwcmagazine.com/about/

I look forward to seeing you at the coast for all or part of the session. Again, I’d love to hear from you by return e-mail or via my website e-mail contact. Keep your color moist and your brushes at hand.

Erik


Sandgren Oregon Coast Painting - August 3-15, 2009
Rain or Shine Schedule: Calendar and Itinerary
Bold type indicates embedded workshop days

Monday 3 Ona Beach State Park

Tuesday 4 Seal Rock State Park

Wednesday 5 Cummins Creek (Neptune State Park)

Thursday 6 Yachats North Shore

Friday 7 Rocky Creek State Wayside

Saturday 8 Yaquina Light (in Newport - West of the bridge)

Sunday 9 Depoe Bay (south Boat Launch area)

Monday 10 Seal Rock State Park

Tuesday 11 Cummins Creek (Neptune State Park)

Wednesday 12 Ona Beach State Park evening presentation at Newport Recreation Center 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Thursday 13 Yachats North Shore

Friday 14 Rocky Creek State Wayside

Saturday 15 Yacquina Light (in Newport - West of the bridge)painting AM - potluck & exhibition 1 - 3 pm

Plein Air Eugene/Springfield Calender for March 2009

Spring is getting closer and closer. We painted at Hendricks park this last week and there were several Rhodys already blooming...amazing.
March 4, 6, and 7, Wed, Fri. and Saturday this week we are painting the 160 year old cherry tree at Owens Rose Garden. This is taking a chance because there is not cover near by the tree. So if it rains we get wet or move to the gazebo. Maybe one of these days will be nice. North on Jefferson from 1st St. ends in the Owens garden parking lot. (400 N. Jefferson).
March 11, 13, and 14, Wed, Fri, and Saturday next week we are painting at Lane Community College Main campus on E. 30th.
Meet outside the Central Build. The building with the student union and library in it. There is cover and coffee and view of the trees, buildings and surrounding hills.
March 18, 20 and 21, Wed, Fri. and Saturday week after next we are going to Mt. Pisgah. Drive east on 30th past LCC, over I5, immediate left then right at Shell station. This is Seavey Loop Rd. and it turns left within half a mile (watch the signs) and continues 2 miles to the park. $2 parking fee. We can use the large open barn if it is raining.
March 25, 27 and 28, Wed, Fri. and Saturday is spring break at UO. So we have to paint on campus. Wednesday we will be in the park next to the EMU, 15th and University, The EMU Student Union is our refuge in case of rain. Friday and Saturday we will be on the mall next to the Schnitzer Museum and Knight Library...in case of rain we can use the Museum or Library, but we can only draw inside the Museum. I have asked permission to paint inside the museum and have been turned down. I certainly understand why...so bring sketch pads and drawing material in case of rain. Parking near UO has gone up to $1 per hour.
April 1, 3, and 4, Wed. Fri. and Saturday we are back at Hendricks Park. Many more Rhodys and Azelas should be in bloom. South from Franklin on Walnut to Fairmont Ave. then left on summit Ave. to the park. In case of rain we will be at the shelter. If the weather is nice we will be in the Rhody park.
See you outside painting,
brooks

February 2009 Paintout Locations for Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield

Feb. 4, 6, 7, Wed. Fri. Sat. Amazon Station at 29th St. and Amazon Parkway. This bus station has cover and parking. The views are Amazon Park and Skinner Butte. This is a new location for us, but it looks like good cover for winter painting. And we are close to Market of Choice on 29th. St. for Coffee and food.

Feb. 11, 14, Wed. and Sat., Rosa Parks Sculpture Paintout. Eugene has a new outdoor sculpture of Rosa Parks on her bus seat. It is a small unassuming sculpture, but I feel compelled to capture her in a painting. Eugene Station is now called Rosa Parks Station, 10th and Olive. Some cover, but to get a good view of Rosa we need fair weather. Cover, restrooms and coffee across the street at Eugene Library. I have painted from inside the library in really bad weather. Saturday is a backup day in case of rain on Wednesday.

Feb 13, Friday. Harold and Flora Codman have invited us to paint from their covered decks that overlook downtown Eugene from 1-4pm. Directions: Drive south on Chambers past 29th. St. Turn left at Braeman Village, the second block past 29th.
1557 Braeman Village is on the left. Park in their driveway or along street. Please RSVP so that Harold and Flora will know how many people to expect. Harold and I paint with the Wet-N-Wild watermedia group at Campbell Center every Tuesday afternoon. Last summer Harold turned 90 years old.

Feb. 18, 20, 21, Wed. Fri. Sat. EWEB Plaza Paintout. Cover, restrooms, and a view of the raging Willamette River. The river will be full and running wild. In case of rain we can paint from EWEB's covered porches or under the Ferry St. Bridge or DeFazio bridge.

Feb. 25, 27, 28, Wed. Fri., Sat. Hendricks Park Paintout. Early, early spring at Hendricks Park. South on Walnut St. from Franklin. Left on Summit. We will be at the shelter in case of rain. We will be in the Rhody garden if the weather is nice.

I am checking out painting in the snow. Campbell Center takes snow shoers up to different locations and I have asked if I can go along and paint in the snow. Currently their Feb. 26th and March 5th trips to a cabin near Royce Mtn. are full and they are taking wait-listings. The cost is $30 for the transportation up and back. Leaving at 8:30 am and returning at 5pm. If anyone would like to try to join me on the Feb. 26. trip you can call 682-5318 and get on their wait-list. They usually have cancellations. If this works out maybe we can schedule a trip for just us plein air painters next year ( the van holds 12 people).

See you outside painting,
brooks

Great Outdoor Painting Contest: July 25, 2009

Plein air Painters: Charlene Eckman called and said the Springfield Arts Commission is looking for someone to take over the Annual Outdoor Painting Contest in Island Park. She thought of us first and so I am sending out this note to get your reaction.

The question is do we want to sponsor this event (in combination with Willamalane Rec. Dist.)?
Specifically reply if you would like to help with this event?

Work required would be meeting with Willamalane to plan the event. (Willamalane has handled all the publicity for this event in the past, and they provide the shelter in the park.)
In the past this has been a contest with a juror, ribbons for several categories, a judging at 2pm. where with winner are hung in the Springfield City Hall for the month of August. The Art Commission has charged an $8 entry and used the money to buy ribbons.

So I am looking for a couple of volunteers who would like to do the planning for this, and half dozen more volunteers to help on the actually painting day, July 25th, 2009.
This is community service. We would be doing this for the community. The secondary benefit for us would be publicity and a few more members.
Think about this and let me know what you think.
See you outside painting,
brooks
ps. You can respond by attaching a comment to this blog entry.

Rod Gillilan's - "Why paint plein air"

Rod sent me this note after our Friday paintout, January 9, 2008. I really liked his comments on "why paint plein air" so I have included his whole note here. I believe that Rod is too critical of his own paintings. He has suggested that we have a critique at the end of the painting session. Good idea. Here is Rod's complete note.
Thank you Rod.

Hi again Brooks:

We talked Friday about why we like to do plein air. These are some of my thoughts about why I like it.

When you are on site It is sort of like being at a concert or a football game instead of watching it on TV. You can see and hear it either way but the experience is very different and my emotions are different.

My paintings done totally plein air have not been very good. However, The thrill and excitement of being immersed in the scene is much more fun. I do like the paintings I have done from plein air sketches, however. Maybe more imaginative and loose. It may be sort of like when I have gone fishing when the fishing was great but the catching wasn't. Just being there (even in the cold and wet) is a good experience and my memories of it are move vivid than they are from painting from one of my photos.

The tranquility of a landscape location or the energy and action of a city scape location affects my perceptions I think. Quite different than looking at a photograph.

I am still not very good at plein air painting, as I mentioned earlier, but feel much more comfortable and confident now than when I first started. Landscapes were overwhelming at first, but now I can zero in on a "cropped" subject a little better. Having people around in city sites was distracting at first, but much less now.

I am sorry to say that most of my paintings are still done from photos because painting plein air was not practical, but I hope to shift more to plein air as I can. As I mentioned to you, you spoiled me. When painting from a photo, I WISH I were on site.


rod

PAINTING ON the COAST

PAINTING ON the COAST
One of the daily reviews at the coast.

Plein Air

Plein Air
From our paintiout in July