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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,


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From our paintiout in July