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!

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