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Plein Air Calendar December 2010


Dec 1 Wed
Rose Garden
North on Jefferson off of 1st St., turn right, ends in the garden parking lot

Dec 3 Fri
First Friday Art Walk

Dec 3 & 4 Fri and Sat
Saginaw Vineyard
http://www.saginawvineyard.com/Contact.htm

Dec 8 Wed
Amazon Park
Lots of parking and restrooms, great views, wetlands, Amazon Creek. Park anywhere between Amazon Community Center and Hilyard Community Center. Here is a link to a very good map: http://www.eugene-or.gov/imageserver/apps/content/pos/images/amazon.jpg

Dec 10 & 11 Fri and Sat
Mt Pisgah
East on 30th past LCC over I5. Left on access road. Right on 99 under RR then left on Seavey Loop Road all the way to Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. Water, restrooms, great views along the river, cover in the open air barn.

Dec 15 Wed
Morse Ranch


Dec 17 & 18 Fri and Sat
Alpaca Farm
www.AragonAlpacas.com
From Eugene, E.Amazon to Dillard Rd., go up about 4miles, as you start down the hill, you will see red barns on the Left, that is it, there is a wooden 'Aragon Alpacas' sign, turn in and park on the grass.
33005 Dillard Road
Eugene, OR 97405

Dec 22 Wed
EWEB Plaza
River views, trees, paths, bridge.
500 East 4th Avenue, Eugene OR

Dec 24 & 25 Fri and Sat
Merry Christmas!

Dec 29 Wed
Island Park
All driving directions begin at A Street; at the bridge entering Springfield from Glenwood.

1: Head EAST on South A Street. Continue for 1 block
2: Turn LEFT onto Mill Street. Continue for .1 miles
3: Turn LEFT onto B Street. Continue for .1 miles to the park


Dec 31 Jan 1 Fri and Sat
Happy New Year!

Plein Air Painters Calender October 2010

Plein Air Calender October 2010

Fri Oct 1
Skinner's Butte Lookout
Great views of the city, parking, restroom down at Skinner Butte Park.
Here is a link to the lookout: http://eugeneareaparks.com/park.php?id=60

Fri Oct 1
First Friday Art Walk

Sat Oct 2
Hazel Dell Rd, Dana's
Thanks, Dana, it was a beautiful day and a great location to paint! We will paint at your place again, soon!

Wed Oct 6
Amazon Park
Amazon Park at 27th and Hilyard. Lots of parking and restrooms, great views, wetlands, Amazon Creek. Park anywhere between Amazon Community Center and Hilyard Community Center. Here is a link to a very good map: http://www.eugene-or.gov/imageserver/apps/content/pos/images/amazon.jpg

Fri Oct 8
Highland Oaks Park
This is an unincorporated little neighborhood park with great views and interest to paint. No water, cover or restroom, but worth a prepared trip up there.
Travel west on 18th, left at Hawkins, in about 1/2 mile, left on Highland Oaks, to a cul de sac, plenty of parking and an easy hill to climb for great views.

Sat Oct 9
Thistledown Farm
Those who came here in september enjoyed it so much, we will go again, the pumpkins will be harvested this month.

Wed Oct 13
Sarver Winery
A winery recommended by Carol Lane. Out west 11th, Left on Central Road about 4miles.


Fri & Sat, Oct 15 and 16
Aragon Alpaca Farm
Fantastic views, barns, out buildings, pond, fields, trees and, of course, the amazing Alpacas. Mike and Ann love having us there, thanks! Here is a link to their website and directions from I5: www.AragonAlpacas.com
Or from Eugene, E.Amazon to Dillard Rd., go up about 4miles, as you start down the hill, you will see red barns on the Left, that is it, there is a wooden 'Aragon Alpacas' sign, turn in and park on the grass.
33005 Dillard Road
Eugene, OR 97405

Wed Oct 20
Wild Iris Ridge

Driving directions to Bailey View Dr

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Be on Bailey Hill Rd going south

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Turn left at Warren St

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Turn right to stay on Warren St

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Take the 1st right onto Summit Terrace Dr

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Take the 1st right onto Bailey View Dr

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Fri Oct 22
Sweet Cheeks Winery
The 65 acre Estate Vineyard sits on 140 acres of prime sloping hillside located in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine appellation.
For direction:
www.sweetcheekswinery.com
27007 Briggs Hill Road
Eugene, OR 97405-9767
(541) 349-9463


Sat Oct 23
Mckenzie Orchard B & B
Karen and Tom Reid have generously invited us to a lunch & paintout at their wonderful B & B. Lunch is served at noon. If people come a bit late, they can still get lunch until 1pm. The paintout is a "go" rain or shine, as there are lots of protected spots if it's raining. Directions are on their website.

Please RSVP directly to Karen at: mckenzieorchards@yahoo.com

Karen and Tom Reid
McKenzie Orchards B&B
34694 McKenzie View Drive
Springfield, OR 97478
541-515-8153
On the web: www.mkobb.com

Wed Oct 27
EWEB Plaza
River views, trees, paths, bridge.
500 East 4th Avenue, Eugene OR

Fri Oct 29
Finley Wildlife Refuge

William L. Finley Unit: Travel South 10 miles from Corvallis , Oregon , or north 7.5 miles from Monroe , Oregon , to milepost 93 on Highway 99W. Turn west on Finley Refuge Road . The Refuge headquarters is about four miles up the road.

William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge
26208 Finley Refuge Road
Corvallis , OR 97333-9533
Phone: 541-757-7236 Fax: 541-757-4450

Sat Oct 30
Eugene Masonic Cemetery, Halloween Paintout
Main Entrance Gate:
25th Ave & University Street
Eugene, Oregon

Plein Air Painters Calendar September 2010

Wed Sept 8
Hendricks Park
I think you all know how to get there, it looks to be raining again tomorrow and there is cover there.

Fri Sept 10
Saginaw Vineyards
http://www.saginawvineyard.com/Contact.htmt
A local vineyard with entertainment in the evening from 6-9pm. They are happy to have us paint there.

Sat Sept 11
Bush's Fern View Farms
I could not find a website, but here are some directions:

Wed Sept 15
Alpaca Farm
Fantastic views, barns, out buildings, pond, fields, trees and, of course, the amazing Alpacas. Mike and Ann love having us there, thanks! Here is a link to their website and directions from I5: www.AragonAlpacas.com
Or from Eugene, E.Amazon to Dillard Rd., go up about 4miles, as you start down the hill, you will see red barns on the Left, that is it, there is a wooden 'Aragon Alpacas' sign, turn in and park on the grass.
33005 Dillard Road
Eugene, OR 97405

Fri Sept 17
Highland Oaks Park
This is an unincorporated little neighborhood park with great views and interest to paint. No water, cover or restroom, but worth a prepared trip up there.
Travel west on 18th, left at Hawkins, in about 1/2 mile, left on Highland Oaks, to a cul de sac, plenty of parking and an easy hill to climb for great views.

Sat Sept 18
3rd Annual Paintout and Potluck at Victoria's
Bring your paint and some food to share and stay awhile!
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 (85444Teague Loop), that is the driveway, 1/4 mi to house. carpooling is an option. (I live about a mile and a half up from the the Alpaca Farm and accross the road from Ridgetop Drive)

Wed Sept 22
Silvan Ridge Winery

Fri Sept 24
Thistle Down Farm

Sat Sept 25
Mt Pisgah
See you there!

Wed Sept 29
Ridgetop Drive
We are on 5 acres. The land includes a small woods, a labyrinth, gardens, and lots of grass. We encourage a walk on the labyrinth before starting to paint, because it brings blood pressure down and calms the soul.
The house will be open. We have 5 toilets, well water, and plenty of ice.
From East Amazon you turn left on Dillard. Go up about 2 miles. Turn left on Eagles Aerie/Ridgetop. Follow the road around and down. Go to 85080 Ridgetop (there is a mailbox with a landscape painted on it). Park in the driveway (pulling to the side) or on the street. Lost, call 687-2669.

Greetings, Painters,

Here is your August calendar. We will be having some great weather this month, and gorgeous summer views. Have fun!


August 4 Wed
Hendricks Park

South on Walnut St. from Franklin. Left on Summit. We should be able to find some deep shade from the heat up there. Good summer painting.

August 6 and 7 Fri & Sat
Ridgetop Drive

We are on 5 acres. The land includes a small woods, a labyrinth, gardens, and lots of grass. We encourage a walk on the labyrinth before starting to paint, because it brings blood pressure down and calms the soul.
The house will be open. We have 5 toilets, well water, and plenty of ice.
From East Amazon you turn left on Dillard. Go up about 2 miles. Turn left on Eagles Aerie/Ridgetop. Follow the road around and down. Go to 85080 Ridgetop (there is a mailbox with a landscape painted on it). Park in the driveway (pulling to the side) or on the street. Lost, call 687-2669.

August 11 Wed
Campbell Senior Center

4th and High. We can park in their lot, or if it's really busy at the center, park at the adjacent public parking lot. We can use the restroom in the center. Paint anywhere around the Center, down by the river, bridge is close by, lots of paths and trees.

August 13 Fri
Green Hill Wetlands

Meadowlark Prairie -The Meadowlark Prairie overlook is located on Greenhill Road, between West 11th Avenue and Royal Avenue. This site has several picnic tables that are covered by a shelter, as well as bathrooms and interpretive signs.

August 14 Sat
Sylvan Ridge Winery

http://www.silvanridge.com/Visit/Directions.htm

August 18 Wed
EWEB Plaza

River views, trees, paths, bridge.
500 East 4th Avenue, Eugene OR

August 20 Fri
King Estates
80854 Territorial Rd
Eugene, OR 97405
http://www.kingestate.com/visit/contact-directions/


August 21 Sat
Dexter State Park
"Dexter State Recreation Site, on the western edge of Dexter Reservoir, not only has a large parking area and convenient access to the reservoir, but you can reach nearby Elijah Bristow State Park through a system of connecting trails." This site has plenty of parking, no drinking water, great views to paint. For further info and directions:
http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_244.php


August 25 Wed
Island Park Springfield

All driving directions begin at A Street; at the bridge entering Springfield from Glenwood.

1: Head EAST on South A Street. Continue for 1 block
2: Turn LEFT onto Mill Street. Continue for .1 miles
3: Turn LEFT onto B Street. Continue for .1 miles to the park

August 27 and 28 Fri & Sat
Aragon Alpaca Farm

Fantastic views, barns, out buildings, pond, fields, trees and, of course, the amazing Alpacas. Mike and Ann love having us there, thanks! Here is a link to their website and directions from I5: www.AragonAlpacas.com
Or from Eugene, E.Amazon to Dillard Rd., go up about 4miles, as you start down the hill, you will see red barns on the Left, that is it, there is a wooden 'Aragon Alpacas' sign, turn in and park on the grass.
33005 Dillard Road
Eugene, OR 97405
Happy Summer, Painters!

Here is your July calendar. I am repeating the Rose Garden the first weekend in July. The flowers are outstanding right now, and it's the 4th of July holiday, so I will keep it easy to start off the month. Painting on the Coast is July 19 - 31, I will see a lot of you there! Enjoy this wonderful weather and your month painting!

July 2 and 3 Fri & Sat
Owen Rose Garden

North on Jefferson off of 1st St., turn right, ends in the garden parking lot. The flowers are gorgeous!

July 7, Wed
King Estates
80854 Territorial Rd
Eugene, OR 97405
http://www.kingestate.com/visit/contact-directions/

July 9 and 10 Fri & Sat
Aragon Alpaca Farm
Fantastic views, barns, out buildings, pond, fields, trees and, of course, the amazing Alpacas. Mike and Ann love having us there, thanks! Here is a link to their website and directions from I5: www.AragonAlpacas.com
Or from Eugene, E.Amazon to Dillard Rd., go up about 4miles, as you start down the hill, you will see red barns on the Left, that is it, there is a wooden 'Aragon Alpacas' sign, turn in and park on the grass.
33005 Dillard Road
Eugene, OR 97405



July 14 Wed
LaVelle Winery
"Our winery and estate vineyard are located on a quiet, secluded hillside 15 miles west of Eugene. The property features a tasting room decorated in a comfortable old world style, with terraced lawns and gardens, and a labyrinth."
www.lavellevineyards.com for directions
89697 Sheffler Road
Elmira, OR 97437-9765
(541) 935-9406

July 16 Fri
Mckenzie Orchard B & B lunch and paintout. Karen and Tom Reid have generously invited us to a lunch & paintout at their wonderful B & B. Lunch is served at noon. If people come a bit late, they can still get lunch until 1pm. The paintout is a "go" rain or shine, as there are lots of protected spots if it's raining. Directions are on their website.

Please RSVP directly to Karen at: mckenzieorchards@yahoo.com

Karen and Tom Reid
McKenzie Orchards B&B
34694 McKenzie View Drive
Springfield, OR 97478
541-515-8153
On the web: www.mkobb.com


July 17 Sat
Ridgetop Drive
You are all welcome to paint here on Saturday, July 17th.
We are on 5 acres. The land includes a small woods, a labyrinth, gardens, and lots of grass. We encourage a walk on the labyrinth before starting to paint, because it brings blood pressure down and calms the soul.
The house will be open. We have 5 toilets, well water, and plenty of ice.
From East Amazon you turn left on Dillard. Go up about 2 miles. Turn left on Eagles Aerie/Ridgetop. Follow the road around and down. Go to 85080 Ridgetop (there is a mailbox with a landscape painted on it). Park in the driveway (pulling to the side) or on the street. Lost, call 687-2669.
Anyone who has forgotten supplies will probably find them in my studio.
Until then
Sally


July 19 - 31
Painting on the Coast with Erik Sandgren
Info on our Blog http://pleinaireugene.blogspot.com/





July 21 Wed
Royal Wetlands
This is a spectacular wetland area, great views and endless places to paint. West 11th to Greenhill, go Right. Down to Royal (at a stop sign) go Left, all the way down. Royal ends at the parking lot and has a restroom. No cover, bring your Plein Air umbrellas.

July 23 and 24 Fri & Sat
Mt Pisgah
Summer time at Pisgah! East on 30th past LCC over I5. Left on access road. Right on 99 under RR then left on Seavey Loop Road all the way to Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. Water, restrooms, great views along the river, cover in the open air barn. Should be great this time of year.


July 28 Wed
Skinners Butte Lookout
Skinner Butte Lookout. Great views of the city, parking, restroom down at Skinner Butte Park. Here is a link to the lookout: http://eugeneareaparks.com/park.php?id=60

July 30 and 31 Fri & Sat
Amazon Park at 27th and Hilyard.

Lots of parking and restrooms, great views, wetlands, Amazon Creek. Park anywhere between Amazon Community Center and Hilyard Community Center. Here is a link to a very good map: http://www.eugene-or.gov/imageserver/apps/content/pos/images/amazon.jpg
Greetings, Painters,

Here is your calendar for June. We got rained out on some of our locations in May, so I am repeating a few, hopefully, with better weather luck! Have a great month painting and see you soon!


June 2010 Plein Air Painters of Lane County Calendar

June 2, Wed.
Mt Pisgah

More springtime views. East on 30th past LCC over I5. Left on access road. Right on 99 under RR then left on Seavey Loop Road all the way to Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. Water, restrooms, great views along the river, cover in the open air barn. Should be great this time of year.

June 4 and 5, Fri & Sat
Aragon Alpacas - Fantastic views, barns, out buildings, pond, fields, trees and, of course, the amazing Alpacas, if they will stand still long enough to paint them! Here is a link to their website and directions from I5: www.AragonAlpacas.com
Or from Eugene, E.Amazon to Dillard Rd., go up about 4miles, as you start down the hill, you will see red barns on the Left, that is it, there is a wooden 'Aragon Alpacas' sign, turn in and park on the grass.
33005 Dillard Road
Eugene, OR 97405

June 9, Wed
Morse Ranch - I went to check this location out and there are nice views, trees etc..shelter and picnic tables. Direction and more info at: http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1658&qid=64924387&rank=1&parentname=SearchResult&parentid=1&mode=2&in_hi_userid=2&cached=true Let's try this again, it really is pretty up there.

June 11 and 12, Fri and Sat
Kirk Park Wetlands - 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.

June 16, Wed
Full bloom of Spring at Hendricks Park. South on Walnut St. from Franklin. Left on Summit. We will be at the shelter in case of rain, in the Rhody garden if the weather is nice.

June18, Fri
LaVelle Vineyards
"Our winery and estate vineyard are located on a quiet, secluded hillside 15 miles west of Eugene. The property features a tasting room decorated in a comfortable old world style, with terraced lawns and gardens, and a labyrinth."
www.lavellevineyards.com for directions
89697 Sheffler Road
Elmira, OR 97437-9765
(541) 935-9406

June 19, Sat
Dexter State Park
"Dexter State Recreation Site, on the western edge of Dexter Reservoir, not only has a large parking area and convenient access to the reservoir, but you can reach nearby Elijah Bristow State Park through a system of connecting trails." This site has plenty of parking, no drinking water, great views to paint. For further info and directions:
http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_244.php

June 23, Wed
Owosso Bike Bridge
No water or restrooms, but nice bridge and great Willamette River views. Access from Owosso Dr. off River Road (right before Beltline) or from Riverwalk Loop off Goodpasture Loop on the other side of the river. Park on the street and walk a little ways down bike path to either side of bike bridge.

June 25, Fri
Sweet Cheeks Winery

The 65 acre Estate Vineyard sits on 140 acres of prime sloping hillside located in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine appellation.
For direction:
www.sweetcheekswinery.com
27007 Briggs Hill Road
Eugene, OR 97405-9767
(541) 349-9463



June 26, Sat
Wetlands at the end of Royal. This is a spectacular wetland area, great views and endless places to paint. West 11th to Greenhill, go Right. Down to Royal (at a stop sign) go Left, all the way down. Royal ends at the parking lot and has a restroom. No cover, bring your Plein Air umbrellas.

June 30, Wed
Owen Rose Garden
Owen Rose Garden, should be beautiful as Spring progresses. North on Jefferson past 1st St., it ends in the garden parking lot.
Greetings, Painters,

Have a great month painting!

May 2010 Plein Air Painters of Lane County Calendar

April 30 and May 1, Fri and Sat
Oakridge paintout.

Friday april 30, Greenwaters Park and Trails This location is on the east end of Oakridge along Highway 58. It offers a large covered picnic area, footbridge across the river leads to a well maintained trail partially along the river, lots of mature trees, lots of shade trees in the park itself, beautiful view of the Middle Fork, well maintained trails with forest and river views, water and restrooms. Restaurants are close by. Salmon Creek Levee trail begins at the adjoining rest area, with gorgeous views of this pristine little river. LOTS of parking and close access for your gear. Here is a link to a map: http://www.mtbikeoregon.com/mountain-biking-trail-map.htm

Saturday May 1 Willamette Fish Hatchery and Interpretive Trail This place is a gem for painting on location. The hatchery is beautifully landscaped and has a few woodcarvings by famous chainsaw carver, Don Colp. There is a museum on site, restrooms, covered picnic area, putting game that teaches about the life of a salmon; and an interpretive trail that winds through old growth cottonwoods, maples, and firs. This trail is short, level, and offers several beautiful views of Salmon Creek. The hatchery employees live in quaint houses that are grouped into a beautiful little village. Parking is very good. For those who like to pack light and walk a ways to paint, the Salmon Creek trail begins at the Fish Hatchery and winds upriver to an area called “The Gorge”. It is a gorgeous canyon with a footbridge that spans the river, so the trail becomes a loop back downriver to the auto bridge, and back to the hatchery. Here is a link to a map: http://goseeoregon.com/place/98891-willamette-fish-hatchery

The Oakridge Tree Planting Festival will be in full swing: art walk, music cafe' and other activities. Our paintings will be up at the Flying Turtle Gallery, 47488 Highway 58, Oakridge, OR.

May 5 Wed
Aragon Alpacas - Fantastic views, barns, out buildings, pond, fields, trees and, of course, the amazing Alpacas, if they will stand still long enough to paint them! Here is a link to their website and directions from I5: www.AragonAlpacas.com
Or from Eugene, E.Amazon to Dillard Rd., go up about 4miles, as you start down the hill, you will see red barns on the Left, that is it, there is a wooden 'Aragon Alpacas' sign, turn in and park on the grass.
33005 Dillard Road
Eugene, OR 97405

May 7, Fri
Hendricks Park, everything will be in full bloom. South on Walnut St. from Franklin. Left on Summit. We will be in the shelter in case of rain, in the Rhody garden if the weather is nice.

May 8th, Sat
Mckenzie B & B lunch and paintout. Karen and Tom Reid have generously invited us, once again, to a lunch & paintout at their wonderful B & B. It will be Saturday, May 8th, lunch is served at noon. If people come a bit late, they can still get lunch until 1pm. The paintout is a "go" rain or shine, as there are lots of protected spots if it's raining. Directions are on their website.

Please RSVP directly to Karen at: mckenzieorchards@yahoo.com

Karen and Tom Reid
McKenzie Orchards B&B
34694 McKenzie View Drive
Springfield, OR 97478
541-515-8153
On the web: www.mkobb.com

May 12, Wed
Wetlands at the end of Royal. This is a spectacular wetland area, great views and endless places to paint. West 11th to Greenhill, go Right. Down to Royal (at a stop sign) go Left, all the way down. Royal ends at the parking lot and has a restroom. No cover, bring your Plein Air umbrellas.

May 14, Fri
Renee Nelson's garden, 1pm-7pm - 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. Her 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 should be plenty of things blooming in the garden , if skies are clear a good view of the cascades.

May 15, Sat
Northwest Garden Nursery- Beautiful gardens with much to paint, check out their website for pictures of the garden and directions. http://www.northwestgardennursery.com/index.html

May 19, Wed
Morse Ranch - I went to check this location out and there are nice views, trees etc..shelter and picnic tables. Jeanette Kingery lives right across the street from Morse Ranch and will let us use her restroom, thanks, Jeanette! Direction and more info at: http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1658&qid=64924387&rank=1&parentname=SearchResult&parentid=1&mode=2&in_hi_userid=2&cached=true

May 21 and May 22 Fri and Sat
Kirk Park Wetlands - 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 Wed
Shelton-McMurphy House - From the Pearl and 5th Street intersection, head north past Shelton-McMurphey Blvd. Turn left on East 3rd Ave. The road forks, stay left, over two speed bumps and drive past the Ya-Po-Ah Terrace building to the SMJ House. Parking behind ya-po-ah or down in front. http://www.smjhouse.org/SMJHouse/Home.html

May 28 and 29, Fri and Sat
Schreiners Iris Garden -
From Salem, and points South, take I-5 north to the Brooks exit 263. Go west on Brooklake Road, turn left on River Road for 1 mile, then turn left on Quinaby Road. http://www.schreinersgardens.com/bloom.shtml
Greetings, Painters,

Have a great month painting!

May 2010 Plein Air Painters of Lane County Calendar

April 30 and May 1, Fri and Sat
Oakridge paintout.

Friday april 30, Greenwaters Park and Trails This location is on the east end of Oakridge along Highway 58. It offers a large covered picnic area, footbridge across the river leads to a well maintained trail partially along the river, lots of mature trees, lots of shade trees in the park itself, beautiful view of the Middle Fork, well maintained trails with forest and river views, water and restrooms. Restaurants are close by. Salmon Creek Levee trail begins at the adjoining rest area, with gorgeous views of this pristine little river. LOTS of parking and close access for your gear. Here is a link to a map: http://www.mtbikeoregon.com/mountain-biking-trail-map.htm

Saturday May 1 Willamette Fish Hatchery and Interpretive Trail This place is a gem for painting on location. The hatchery is beautifully landscaped and has a few woodcarvings by famous chainsaw carver, Don Colp. There is a museum on site, restrooms, covered picnic area, putting game that teaches about the life of a salmon; and an interpretive trail that winds through old growth cottonwoods, maples, and firs. This trail is short, level, and offers several beautiful views of Salmon Creek. The hatchery employees live in quaint houses that are grouped into a beautiful little village. Parking is very good. For those who like to pack light and walk a ways to paint, the Salmon Creek trail begins at the Fish Hatchery and winds upriver to an area called “The Gorge”. It is a gorgeous canyon with a footbridge that spans the river, so the trail becomes a loop back downriver to the auto bridge, and back to the hatchery. Here is a link to a map: http://goseeoregon.com/place/98891-willamette-fish-hatchery

The Oakridge Tree Planting Festival will be in full swing: art walk, music cafe' and other activities. Our paintings will be up at the Flying Turtle Gallery, 47488 Highway 58, Oakridge, OR.

May 5 Wed
Aragon Alpacas - Fantastic views, barns, out buildings, pond, fields, trees and, of course, the amazing Alpacas, if they will stand still long enough to paint them! Here is a link to their website and directions from I5: www.AragonAlpacas.com
Or from Eugene, E.Amazon to Dillard Rd., go up about 4miles, as you start down the hill, you will see red barns on the Left, that is it, there is a wooden 'Aragon Alpacas' sign, turn in and park on the grass.
33005 Dillard Road
Eugene, OR 97405

May 7, Fri
Hendricks Park, everything will be in full bloom. South on Walnut St. from Franklin. Left on Summit. We will be in the shelter in case of rain, in the Rhody garden if the weather is nice.

May 8th, Sat
Mckenzie B & B lunch and paintout. Karen and Tom Reid have generously invited us, once again, to a lunch & paintout at their wonderful B & B. It will be Saturday, May 8th, lunch is served at noon. If people come a bit late, they can still get lunch until 1pm. The paintout is a "go" rain or shine, as there are lots of protected spots if it's raining. Directions are on their website.

Please RSVP directly to Karen at: mckenzieorchards@yahoo.com

Karen and Tom Reid
McKenzie Orchards B&B
34694 McKenzie View Drive
Springfield, OR 97478
541-515-8153
On the web: www.mkobb.com

May 12, Wed
Wetlands at the end of Royal. This is a spectacular wetland area, great views and endless places to paint. West 11th to Greenhill, go Right. Down to Royal (at a stop sign) go Left, all the way down. Royal ends at the parking lot and has a restroom. No cover, bring your Plein Air umbrellas.

May 14, Fri
Renee Nelson's garden, 1pm-7pm - 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. Her 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 should be plenty of things blooming in the garden , if skies are clear a good view of the cascades.

May 15, Sat
Northwest Garden Nursery- Beautiful gardens with much to paint, check out their website for pictures of the garden and directions. http://www.northwestgardennursery.com/index.html

May 19, Wed
Morse Ranch - I went to check this location out and there are nice views, trees etc..shelter and picnic tables. Jeanette Kingery lives right across the street from Morse Ranch and will let us use her restroom, thanks, Jeanette! Direction and more info at: http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1658&qid=64924387&rank=1&parentname=SearchResult&parentid=1&mode=2&in_hi_userid=2&cached=true

May 21 and May 22 Fri and Sat
Kirk Park Wetlands - 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 Wed
Shelton-McMurphy House - From the Pearl and 5th Street intersection, head north past Shelton-McMurphey Blvd. Turn left on East 3rd Ave. The road forks, stay left, over two speed bumps and drive past the Ya-Po-Ah Terrace building to the SMJ House. Parking behind ya-po-ah or down in front. http://www.smjhouse.org/SMJHouse/Home.html

May 28 and 29, Fri and Sat
Schreiners Iris Garden -
From Salem, and points South, take I-5 north to the Brooks exit 263. Go west on Brooklake Road, turn left on River Road for 1 mile, then turn left on Quinaby Road. http://www.schreinersgardens.com/bloom.shtml
Greetings Painters,

First, I would like to say a big 'Thanks' to Brooks for all he has done to create this wonderful and talented group of Plein Air painters, and, for trusting me to make the monthly calendars. It's a big job to fill his shoes, and I will do my best, with your help. I feel that this is 'our' group and I look forward to your input on, locations to paint, finding and hanging shows, info on classes and workshops, and any other announcements pertinent to the group. Also, thanks to Paul Viel, who will be keeping the blog alive and well! You are invited to send photos to be put on the blog, of our painting adventures, at: awake.art11@gmail.com

As I receive information, I will, generally, send out emails on sundays with all news and announcements, so we can all be kept up to date. So, here is my first calendar, hope it is useful, and, enjoy your month painting!

Victoria

April 2010 Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield Calendar

March 31, April 2 and 3, Wed, Fri, and Saturday
Full bloom of Spring at Hendricks Park. South on Walnut St. from Franklin. Left on Summit. We will be at the shelter in case of rain, in the Rhody garden if the weather is nice.
April 3rd, saturday is our farewell potluck for Brooks and Peggy, in the shelter at 2:30. Please bring an easy potluck dish and/or something to drink. To make it simple, please bring your own service. I would like to take some time for us to share an anecdote, photo, or anything else you would like to, about Brooks and Peggy.


April 7, Wed.
Amazon Park at 27th and Hilyard. Lots of parking and restrooms, great views, wetlands, Amazon Creek. Park anywhere between Amazon Community Center and Hilyard Community Center. Here is a link to a very good map: http://www.eugene-or.gov/imageserver/apps/content/pos/images/amazon.jpg

April 9 and 10, Fri and Sat.
Wetlands at the end of Royal. This is a spectacular wetland area, great views and endless places to paint. West 11th to Greenhill go Right. Down to Royal (it is at a stop sign) go Left, all the way down, Royal ends at the parking lot and has a restroom. No cover, bring your Plein Air umbrellas.

April 14, Wed.
Campbell Senior Center at 4th and High. We can park in their lot or the adjacent public parking lot. We can use the restroom in the center. Paint anywhere around the Center, down by the river, bridge is close by, lots of paths and trees.

April 16 and 17, Fri. and Sat.
Aragon Alpacas. Ann and Michael have been great to let us paint here, and we can use their bathroom in the house. Fantastic views, barns, out buildings, pond, fields, trees and, of course, the amazing Alpacas, if they will stand still long enough to paint them! Here is a link to their website and directions from I5: www.AragonAlpacas.com
Or from Eugene, E.Amazon to Dillard Rd., go up about 4miles, as you start down the hill, you will see red barns on the Left, that is it, there is a wooden 'Aragon Alpacas' sign, turn in and park on the grass.
33005 Dillard Road
Eugene, OR 97405

April 21, Wed
Owen Rose Garden, should be beautiful as Spring progresses. North on Jefferson past 1st St., it ends in the garden parking lot.

April 23 and 24 Fri. and Sat.
Mt. Pisgah, more springtime views. East on 30th past LCC over I5. Left on access road. Right on 99 under RR then left on Seavey Loop Road all the way to Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. Water, restrooms, great views along the river, cover in the open air barn. Should be great this time of year.

April 28, Wed.
Skinner Butte Lookout. Great views of the city, parking, restroom down at Skinner Butte Park. Here is a link to the lookout: http://eugeneareaparks.com/park.php?id=60

April 30 and May 1, Fri and Sat.
Oakridge Tree Plantings Festival. We are invited to paint and sell paintings at this Festival. Show of framed previous artwork (theme of trees would be nice but not required) on Saturday, May 1st at their music cafe. Paint out Friday April 30th and May 1st. Demo on plein air painting.
I will be speaking with Sherri McDowell soon and get more info on this fun event and give you more details later.

~Our Painters Showcase~

March 2010 Plein Air Eugene Paintouts

Plein Air Painters: March starts and ends with Hendricks Park. The early rhodys and azaleas are already blooming in February, so March and April will be magnificent.

March 3, 5 and 6, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday- Early, early spring at Hendricks Park paintout. 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.

March 5, Friday, 5:30pm to 8:30pm First Friday reception for Material Artistry, Fabric art group show, at Jacobs Gallery in the Hult. Amazing color and texture.

March 10, Wednesday, Cherry Tree in Owen Rose Garden Paintout. The Cherry Tree should be blooming. North on Jefferson past 1st. St. till it ends in the garden parking lot.

March 12 and 13, Friday and Saturday. 5th St. Market Paintout. Meet in the Patio. Cover, coffee, lunch and restrooms with near by Spring color and iews of market and streets. Lindsey Autry has invited us to hang a show at 5th St. Market. This will give us a chance to paint some more market views for the show.

March 17, Wednesday, Mt. Pisgah Spring Paintout. East on 30th past LCC over I5. Left on access road. Right on 99 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. Cover in the open air barn. Lots of water this time of year.

March 19 and 20, Friday and Saturday, EWEB Spring Paintout, Spring colors at EWEB. Rhodys should be blooming. Look for visitor parking places at 4th and Ferry St.

March 24, Wednesday, UO Hayward Field Paintout. Students are on Spring break so this is a do over. Rod and I both missed the last Hayward Field Paintout. Some cover and restrooms under the bleachers, but the best views are out in the open. Parking in the UO area is $1 per hour, or 2 hour limit in the neighborhood.

March 26 and 27, Friday and Saturday, UO EMU Paintout. Meet near the EMU, 13th and University. Parking $1 per hour. Collier House and Johnson Hall are across the street, as well as Pioneer father and mother. The students should still be gone so there will be plenty of parking available.

March 31, April 2 and 3, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Full bloom of Spring at 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.

See you outside painting,
brooks

Plein Air Painter of Eugene-Springfield February 2010 Paintout Calender


Spring is near. Bulbs are coming up and there have been several 60s days already. Here is the calender for February.

January 30, Saturday, Pick up "Plein Air Art About Agriculture" paintings at Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St. Springfield. The EAC is open 11am to 4pm. If you cannot pickup your painting please let me or Guy Weese at EAC know. This really is a nice show. Thank you all for bringing paintings.

Jan 30, from 10-4:00,Open Farm at the Alpaka Breeders. The farms are all over the area. Ann Deckendorf sent us this map of their locations. I'm sure some would enjoy plein air painters, too, http://alpacabreedersconnection.com/Alpaca_Breeders_Connection_Farms.html

February 3, 5, and 6, Wed. Fri. and Saturday. Mt. Pisgah winter paintout. I scheduled 3 days to increase our chances of a couple of nice days. East on 30th past LCC over I5. Left on access road. Right on 99 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. Cover in the open air barn. Lots of water in the creeks and the Willamette this time of year.

February 10, Wednesday, Owens Rose Garden Cherry Tree Paintout. North on Jefferson till it dead ends in the parking lot. We can paint the cherry tree without the pesky leaves in the way. Restrooms are open in the winter and some cover at the gazebo.

02/12/2010 9:30-12:30 February Atelier Workshop ( rain or shine) Bets Cole's Studio 89477 Sheffler Rd. Elmira, Oregon Please RSVP 541-935-3505 Cost is $35. letterlines@earthlink.net Value and Color are the topics for the New Year. We will be discussing the relationship between the two in this intensive February 12th 3-hour atelier. We will explore how a painter determines value and might use this knowlege to create movement, emphasis and direction in a painting. Everyone welcome. Bring your paints and the rest of your painting supplies-don't forget a payne's grey or black and a burnt sienna and paper to both draw and paint on. Bets' artwork can be seen at http://betscole.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/betscole/

Feb. 12 Friday 1-4pm Paintout for everyone who can not attend Bets' Atelier. Afternoon paintout will be at Bets' place, 89477 Sheffler Rd. Elmira, Oregon.

Feb 13, Saturday, 2-4pm Brooke Bocherding demo at Duck Store at 13th and Kincaide St. in the basement. Brooke will demo her oil painting using her pointillism technique. http://uoduckstore.com/creativeduck/events/studios.cfm

Feb. 17, Wednesday, EWEB Plaza Paintout. Ferry St. at 4th St. Great river views without the leaves in the way. Good tree shapes too. Restrooms inside EWEB. Look for parking spaces marked "visitor".

Feb. 19, Friday, DeFazio Bridge Paintout. You can park in Alton Baker near restrooms or at EWEB and walk to DeFazio Bridge. Good views of the river on the bridge and cover under the bridge, or you paint the bridge itself.

Feb. 20 Saturday. 2-4pm. Brooks' demo at the Duck Store, 13th and Kincaide St. I title this demo "Painting Recovery Act" as I will paint over an old painting. Wish me luck. This is downstairs in the basement. Not exactly plein air.

Feb. 24, Wednesday. Hayward Field Paintout. Classic lines of Hayward Field keep calling to us. 15th at Agate St. The gate on Agate is usually open. Restrooms under the stadium and cover in the stands. However, the best views are out in the open. Good luck.

Feb 26 and 27th, Friday and Saturday. Island park winter paintout. West on B st. till it dead ends in the parking lot of Island Park. Good winter views of the Willamette and Springfield Bridge without those pesky leaves getting in the way. Restrooms in the Willamalane Center next to the park and cover under the pavilions.

March 3, Wednesday. Hendricks Park early spring paintout. South on Walnut from Franklin Ave. Right on Fairview for a couple of blocks then left on Summit Ave. Left at the T and then left again to the Rhody Garden. There is a shelter at the T in the road and restrooms in the Rhody garden. Early blooms and few leaves to block the view.

See you all outside painting,
Brooks









January 2010 Plein Air Painting Schedule for Eugene-Springfield

Happy New Year, Welcome to the 2010s. Winter painting is exciting in the the Willamette Valley. We get clouds, sun, wind, rain, and snow. Sometimes in a single day. I have scheduled paintouts in town with cover and I have scheduled a single location for a whole week. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. That way we have backups. It the weather is too cold for you on Wednesday, I hope you can come on Friday or Saturday. When the high temp is below freezing I am staying home, but there are so many sunny and 50 days that I am optimistic that we will get several nice painting days in January. Let's continue to have critiques at 1pm when the most painters are present.
See you outside painting,
brooks

January
2, Saturday, 11-4pm, deliver your Plein Air Art About Agiculture painting to Emerald Art Center upstairs to the Jaqua Gallery. If you cannot deliver your painting on Saturday, let me know so we can make other arrangements. I would like as many artists as possible to be represented in this show.

January 5-6, Tuesday-Wednesday, pick up your paintings from Silvan Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd, Eugene, OR‎ between noon and 4pm, This has been a very nice show. If you want to use your Silvan Ridge Winery painting in the Plein Air Art About Agriculture show please let me and Cynthia Nickle, at Silvan Rigde winery, know so they will not get excited when you show up on Saturday, January 2nd, and start taking paintings off their walls.

January 6, 8, and 9th, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Midtown Market Paintout, 16th and Willamette. They have coffee, lunch, cover and restrooms. Views of VFW Hall, Midtown Arts Center across the street, Newman's Fish Market and Willamette Street Views. Market is open till 3pm but we can paint all day. This is a new location for us, but I have painted here several times and I like it. Critique 1pm inside near the front windows that look out on Willamette St.

January 8, Friday, 5:30-8:30pm, is the Artists reception at Emerald Art Center. Please stop by to support our show and the other artists with concurrent shows at Emerald Art. Brooke Borcherding will have a wall full of paintings concurrent with our show. NIce going Brooke, good scheduling. Please bring a dessert or snack to share with the other artists and art patons.

January 13, 15, and 16, Wed., Fri. and Saturday. Oakway Center Paintout at Oakway Rd. at Coburg Rd. Eugene Oregon.
Meet in the patio. There is cover, and coffee, restrooms right there. Trader Joe's is near too. Views of trees, people and courtyard scenes. Critique at 1pm on the patio under cover near Yumms.

January 20, 22, and 23, Wed., Fri. and Saturday. EWEB Plaza, 4th and Ferry St. Eugene. Cover, restrooms, and great winter views of the Willamette River. Critique at 1pm on the EWEB covered porch.

January 27, 29, and 30th, Wed., Fri., and Saturday. 5th St. Market Paintout at 5th and Pearl St. Eugene. Meet in the Patio. Cover, coffee, lunch and restrooms near by. Winter views of market and streets. I hope the yellow pickup will still be there. Critique at 1pm inside the food court.

January 30, Saturday, 11-4pm, pick up paintings from the Plein Air Art About Agiculture Show at Emerald Art Center.
Thank you all for participating.

Jean Denis Show at Springfield Museum

The Springfield Museum is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of encaustic and oil paintings by Jean M. Denis. Her work emerged from her fascination with ancient Egypt. She has developed a series of paintings which are her endeavor to emulate the essence of individual inhabitants who lived in the Fayum district in Egypt over 2000 years ago. At that time, portraits were painted while the person was still alive and placed over the face of the mummy upon their death. Some were so lifelike that when discovered, it looked as if there was a living person inside the sarcophagus. Ms Denis uses the same process of ‘encaustic’ painting that the original artists used which is essentially pigmented beeswax that is heated, painted, and ‘burned in’ or fused onto the board with a blow torch or heat gun. The show goes up January 5, 2010, with a demo and opening on Friday, January 15, 2010. Please join us for this unique and captivating show.

THANKS, AND HAPPY NEW YEAR - I hope to see you out painting - and great painting in the weekly!!!
jean

PAINTING ON the COAST

PAINTING ON the COAST
One of the daily reviews at the coast.

Plein Air

Plein Air
From our paintiout in July