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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


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From our paintiout in July