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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.