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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,

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,


One of the daily reviews at the coast.

Plein Air

Plein Air
From our paintiout in July