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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

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