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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,

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.


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From our paintiout in July