Sunday, November 29, 2009

"Small Gems" Juried Winter Show

The Entry form was just sent out by email to all the APAP members. If you have trouble opening it, the forms will be on the website tomorrow. Please contact me if you did not recieve an email to be sure I have your correct address. Sometimes I love my computer and other times---- makes me crazy. Hope that the attached Doc. open easily for you. Here are the basics of the show info:
Entry Due: Jan. 15 Received by date=Cd with images
Size of paintings: up to 11"x14"
Medium: Oil, acrylic, watercolor
Awards: TBA
Reception date: TBA
Location: Sun Dust Gallery in Downtown Mesa. 48 W. Main St. Mesa.
Paint-out to be held on a Saturday when the Farmers Market is on downtown. This gallery has very good traffic being that it is right across the street from the Mesa Art Center. It is a restored historic building in the heart of downtown Mesa.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Paintout at Boyce Thompson-Sunday

*WOW- Please let your painting buddies know that there was a big error on our calendar- the last State Park paintout of the year is at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum on SUNDAY Nov. 29th. Please spread the word to all you painting buddies of the correct day.
*State Parks Gallery Show at the Mayo Clinic: more details will be coming and they will also be posted here. Important dates to remember: Thursday, January 21 st is the hand delivery and hanging day. Take down and pick up are on March 26th in the afternoon. Because the entire Ed. dept. of the State Parks was let go we have no place to accept shipped work or any place to store work, we apologize for any problems this might create. Keep in mind that the whole program is now being handled by volunteers- Mary Alice Daenzer and Cindy Carrillo want to see it continue but it will be and is now without help from State Parks. We are very fortunate that the Gallery Director at the Mayo Clinic still will host our show. An RSVP for your participation is needed by Jan.11th- this show is for any artwork that won 1,2,or 3rd during the 2009 Paint out series.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving Update

Thanks to all the artist's who drove from Flagstaff and Tucson to attend the Painters View Reception at the Arizona Artist Guild's new building in Phoenix. We will be posting the winners and images of the show. Keep watch here for those images and also the Prospectus coming out for the APAP 2010 Winter Show in Mesa, AZ. All members are encouraged to apply to this exciting show at the Sun Dust Gallery in the Historic District of Mesa's downtown. This will be a small works show to encourage sales to the winter visitors that flock to the East Valley each winter. The deadline for entry is Jan. 15th (mailed CD entry). Thanksgiving weekend come up on Sat. Nov. 28th for the last of this years State Parks Paintouts. It will be held at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum on Hwy. 60 and hour east of Mesa. With the sad demise of the Education Dept. of State Parks this program will be continued with volunteers . Mary Alice Daenzer will be hosting this event. Plans are underway for next years paintouts looking at having 7 painting events rather than 12. If you have a favorite State Park near your home and you would like to be the host for a paintout please contact me ( ). There will be a show in Jan. 2010 for the 2009 winners- we are working out the details and will have more info. for you all soon. Remember, the Mayo show is for the patients and staff of the Mayo clinic. We will not have a reception or do any advertising for this show- it is a gift of beauty for all the people who pass through the Mayo for treatment.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Important Dates and 2010 Show info!

Sat. Nov. 14th-
General Meeting, Paint-out "Painters View Weekend". Held at Saguaro Ranch out off the Bush Hwy east of Phx.
Sun. Nov. 15th-
Drop off of paintings for the "Painters View" show held at the AAG building 18411 N. 7th Ave. in Phx. From Noon - 5:pm.
Fri. Nov. 20th
Reception for the "Painters View" Show with presentation of Awards. 5:pm-7:pm
Sat. Nov. 28th -Fall Festival at Boyce Thompson Arboretum Hwy.60-paintout in the AM
Wed. Dec. 9th- Pick up of artwork from show. From 3:00pm - 7:00p

Feb. 22-Mar.9th- Sundust Gallery in Mesa presents APAP Juried Winter Show
Mar.6-31- Paint the Preserve- Paint-out and show hanging at Hassayumpa River Preserve. APAP members may go out and paint this lovely preserve anytime-save those paintings for this show. Non-juried and in support of Nature Conservancy
April-3-11th- APAP Spring Juried Show in Sedona- Held at the Sedona Art Center
July- Painting the Arboretum in Flagstaff and month long show-non juried.

Go online to for all the details on these events. Please tell other APAP members about our new blog!
After a brief setback the Web Mistress is back to work- please accept my apologize for the long delay in updates.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Arizona State Parks

As many of you have read our State has been cutting deeply into its budget and one of the big loosers is our State Parks. Many of the Parks have closed or are open on limited days. Many of you have been great supporters of the Plein Air Painting in the AZ State Parks program now in it's third year. The creator of this program is Mary Alice Daenzer. Her department of Education in the Parks has been cut, meaning she has lost her job. Mary Alice did not just work for the State Parks but was passionate in their promotion. Since that whole department has been cut there is no one to take up the Painting in the Parks program. APAP and TPAPS have been great in support and participation in these monthly events. APAP is discussing how we might keep this program going- it is more important than ever. If you would like to help with this contact Cody Delong or Cindy Carrillo.
The November paint out at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum is on for Thanksgiving weekend. Chcck out the Az State Parks website for details. Think about buying a membership at your favorite park, you will be helping keep our beautiful Arizona.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

APAP Fall Juried Show Update

APAP show Information-

"Painter’s View"

Location: AAG Building
"Painters View"
18411 N. 7th Avenue,
just south of Union Hills on the east side of 7th Avenue
Participation: this show is for the artist's who had been previously juried into the Painters View show that was orginally scheduled at the West Valley Art Museum. Please make note of new show dates. RSVP to

Take in: Sunday, November 15th from noon to 5 p.m. –

Opening reception: Friday, November 20th, 5-7 p.m.
Show days and hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Volunteer APAP artists sit the show
November 19, 20, 21, 22
November 27, 28, 29
December 3, 4, 5, 6

Painting pick up date:
December 9th from 3 to 7 p.m

Awards Juror: Phil Starke
2 honorable mentions

Friday, September 11, 2009

September. Update

New "Painters View" Show info.
APAP Paint-out/Luncheon/Membership Meeting -Nov. 14th
Phil Starke workshop
AZ. State Parks paintout

"Painters View" Juried Show -
APAP was able to secure a new venue for this show-
the brand new Arizona Artist Guild building. If you had already been juried into sthe West Valley Museum show, you will need to RSVP your participation in this new location. Please send your RSVP to Barbara Donahue at donahueart@cableonenet by Sept. 18 so that the show guide can be published. At the grand opening of this building APAP will have show guides about our show that is the first show to open the new building. We also will need the particpating artists to help sit the show-
contact Jane Newman and let her know what days you can work.

Take in date: Sunday, Nov. 15th from 12:00-4:00pm
Pick up date: Wed. Dec 9th 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Reception: Friday, Nov. 20th from 5:00m to 7:00
Hours open: Thursday- Sundays 10:00am to 5:00pm APAP members will be sitting the show
Only the paintings that had been juried into the West Valley Museum show will be allowed. NO changes.
Prizes are 1st place: $500.00, Second Place: $200, Third Place $100.00 and two Honorable Mentions
Also the 1st Place winner will have their painting on the front Home page of APAP
Artists 80 percent/ Guild & APAP
AAG Building-18411 N. 7th Avenue, just south of Union Hills on the east side of 7th Avenue

"Painters View" Paintout-Luncheon-General Membership Meeting-
Sat. November 14th, 2009
$18.00 per person at the Saguaro Ranch
Join your fellow members for a memorable day at Saguaro Ranch. This beautiful location offers lush Sonoran desert, colorful cliffs, the winding river and corrals. The day includes paintngi in the morning, break for lunch at the Ranch with a general membership meeting to follow. There will be critiques, showing finished work and more painting in the afternoon. The Saguaro Ranch has little bungelows available for the night. Artists are responsible for making your own lodging reservations at the ranch or a nearby hotel. We do need a head count so please send your payments to and an RSVP to Barbara Donahue.
13020 Bush highway - Take the Beeline turn onto Hwy. 87

Workshop opportunity by our Judge of Awards-
Phil Starke Workshop-
This workshop hosted by our judge of awards will be Thursday Nov.12 and Friday, Nov.13th at the Saguaro Ranch area. Please contact Phil to secure your spot in this class available to all APAP members. This is a lovely time of year to paint this canyon and Phil's reputation an excellent communicator will have this class filling quickly.
To make it easier to get infomation out to our members we have created this blog site. Please go to the site and hit the follower button. Once you are a follower- when ever we have a notice of importance for our members it will show up here first and in your inbox. Our membership is growing and we want to be sure we can get information out to you in a timely manner and so we don't miss anyone.

Arizona State Parks Plein Air Paintout at Slide Rock- Saturday, Sept. 19th from 8:00am to noon. Slide Rock hosts lovely old barns, cabins and a tin roofed mill besides the stunning red rocks and flowing Oak Creek. This paintout is being held during the popluar apple festival. Check the Az State Parks website for details. Slide Rock is about 3 miles just north of Sedona.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

APAP Updates and news

Arizona Plein Air Painters welcomes you to our blog. Our membership is made up of artists who live in Arizona, paint outdoors on site, and enjoy learning and sharing their painting knowledge with others. We will be using this site to keep our members informed of all the latest events, shows, and painting opportunities. Please sign on as a follower so you will be notified each time we update this site. Our regular newsletter will be posted on this blog as well as any new show updates and paint out information. If you chose not to be a follower then please mark your calendar to regularly check this blog for important information that involves you as a member of APAP. Our website has more information on our membership in greater detail.