Sunday, August 28, 2011

Busy, Busy!

APAP Artist Geri Acosta is working on her new book.
APAP member Geri Acosta tells us she "will be spending the whole month of September up and down the California coast near Cambria plein-air painting for inclusion into a future new book titled `The painting adventures of a stuggling artist'."
Cody DeLong's new book and calendar available!
Cody DeLong has published a tome of his wonderful landscapes, in softcover and hardcover, and a 2012 calendar featuring his work.  You can find purchase information by visiting his website at:
Sonoran Summer's Sizzle features work by some of APAP's members
You'll find the work of several Arizona Plein Air Painters in the September Sonoran Summer's Sizzle show at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum on the US60 near Superior AZ.  Cindy Carrillo, Sandy Farley, and others will have works displayed for sale throughout the month of September.  If you'd like to attend the reception, simply print the invitation and bring it for free admission on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Have good news you'd like to share with readers of this blog?  APAP members are encouraged to send info and photos to Sandy Farley at farleystudios(at) or Cindy Carrillo at cindylcarrillo(at)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Just Plein Fun!

CLICK Here to learn more details about this event!

Even if you don't paint in oils, you should sign up for this free paint-out with Oil Painters of America on October 22 in South Phoenix!  All mediums are welcomed, and you can bring a friend, too!  Don't forget to RSVP to Sandi Ciaramitaro as soon as possible.  Everything you need to know is on the flyer, and on the sites mentioned.

We're always looking for good news about plein air painters in Arizona to share.  Do you have a show, or special event coming soon?  Contact Cindy Carrillo at cindylcarrillo(at), or Sandy Farley at farleystudios(at) with all the details.

Look for a new Member of the Month in September on the APAP website.  If you'd like to be showcased on our site, please send your bio & artist's statement, or other information you'd like to share with potential buyers and club members, attach a photo of yourself and your work, and send them to Sandy Farley at farleystudios(at)  M.O.M.s are selected at random each month, and your information stays active until you're selected, so you only have to enter once!  What a great deal!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Boyce Thompson Arboretum Paint-Out & An Invitation

One painter found a shady spot -- always welcomed in Arizona!

Boyce Thompson Arboretum Paint-Out coordinator Cindy Carrillo says, "Thanks to all of you who braved the heat to come out and paint at the Arboretum August 14th.  I hope you all enjoyed yourselves; the Arboretum is really special to me, and I really like getting people to come and check it out.

"If you have a chance, come back up and pick a different location: the old mansion sitting off the cliff, the ancient greenhouse/Smith house made of stone, the wash after a heavy downpour- so many lovely, unusual spots.  If you do, please send me a picture of you painting there as Paul Wolterbeek and I are collecting images to use on the BTA website to encourage painters from all over the nation to come visit." 
You can contact Cindy directly at: cindy(at)

If you look closely, you'll see a gila monster hiding in the shady brambles.
Photos taken at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum by Cindy Carrillo

If you didn't make it to the paint-out, we'll be posting a slideshow of photos on the Arizona Plein Air Painters website soon (  If you'd like to help with fund-raising efforts at BTA, how about a membership (with free admission year-'round any time the plein-air-painting mood strikes you!)?  Download the membership form here: .

Looking for something fun to do on the cheap?  Visit the  Mexican Modernism from the Blaisten Collection at the Phoenix Art Museum free of charge every Wednesday until September 25.  The exhibition includes paintings created by many of Mexico's leading artists working between 1910 and 1950.  This event is sponsored by Salt River Project.  For more information on the Phoenix Art Museum, visit
Send plein-air news and APAP members' accomplishments or upcoming event information to Sandy Farley at farleystudios(at)  We love to showcase APAP members!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sedona Paint-Out October 19

Sedona Paint-Out

Wednesday, October 19, 2011  9 am - afternoon
At Sue & Howard Davis’s Home in Sedona


Take Highway 89A, West Sedona, turn north on Dry Creek Rd. and continue over Dry Creek to “T” in the road (about 3 miles); turn left at the “T” about 2 miles on Boynton Pass Drive towards Enchantment Resort.

At the next “T”, turn left over Boynton Pass Road, 3 miles.

When you come to the end of the paved road, follow on .8 miles on the gravel dirt road until you come to a straight part of the road. Turn north (on your right) going west. Look for a large sign on the gate type area that says “Bear Mountain Road, Private Road, Dead End”. Look for a yellow plate on the post there with “DAVIS” and an arrow. Go north about a block until the road turns west. Follow the yellow-plate Davis signs .4 mile west, then turn south on road and west again to gate. You’ll see a large 575 Sign by the gate and a German Shorthaired Pointer sign on gate; on other side of gate is a large red rock with “Davis” on it.
Enter through the gate and be sure to close the gate behind you after you enter. Address is 575 Bear Mountain Rd.

Please note: On most GPS maps, the road goes right to Bear Mountain Rd., then quits after it turns north, so just follow the yellow signs about .6 mile to our gate. We will be open to the group from about 9 a.m. until people go home in afternoon. We’ll have available restrooms inside, drinks, etc. Some food available, but bring your own sack lunch and all art materials for plein air painting on the grounds. Views of the Red Rock Mountains from our yard are almost 360 degrees.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

RSVP if you plan to attend to: hdssdavis(at) &/or (928) 300-2352.