Saturday, September 24, 2011

Art Season Heating Up as Weather Cools

Picketpost Mountain - photo courtesy of Lil Leclerc

Casual Paint-out for APAP, but all are invited!

Sat. Nov. 5th, 2011 -- morning to early afternoon
Hwy 60 East -- Superior, Arizona
Painting old town Superior, Apache Leap, Picket Post Mountain and surrounding areas.
Meeting for late lunch at Porters Cafe in downtown Superior
Hostess is Linda Davison Mathues – call for more info (516) 503-0454. 

The town is nestled under Apache Leap, in the Tonto National Forest, 60 miles east of Mesa Arizona. From Tempe, it is about a 50 minute trip east on Hwy. 60. So much to paint: old adobes, old tin roofs, striking mountains and lush desert washes. The town is 3 miles east of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. There are wonderful mountain & street views with adobe brick buildings, good early morning light on Picketpost Mountain, and really dramatic afternoon light on Apache Leap.
Plein Air Moab 2011 is right around the corner, Oct. 7-15, 2011. The festival will be based from the Moab Arts & Recreation Center, with registration and check in, artwork sales, the Main Competition Art Auction, and the awards reception. Also, this year they’re hosting 3 quick draws. One will be held at Back of Beyond Bookstore, another on Main Street, and another at Red Cliffs Lodge and Winery. For details about any of these events, please see the website or give them a call at 435-259-6272.
APAP member Betty Carr will be teaching a workshop at the 7th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival, October 21-29, 2011. Other APAP artists who will be demonstrating their talents during the invitational festival include: Cody DeLong, Linda Dellandre, Michael Chesley Johnson, Becky Joy, Raleigh Kinney, and Susan Pitcairn. For more information and event schedules, see their website: .
If you’re an APAP member with news to share, or an event organizer whose plein air painting event is open to all, please send news to Sandy Farley at farleystudios (at) or Cindy Carrillo at cindylcarrillo (at)
Everybody likes free publicity, right? The APAP website showcases a member’s bio and work each month on its website: . If you’d like to be considered for Member of the Month, send your bio & photos of your artwork to Sandy at farleystudios (at) M.O.T.M.s are chosen randomly from entries, and your entry carries over to future months’ drawings until selected.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Members Head North!

The Grand Canyon Celebration of the Art, which runs from Sept. 10 through November 27, 2011, features the plein air talents of several Arizona Plein Air Painters, including President David Haskell, Vice President Cody DeLong, and members Gregory Hull, Raleigh Kinney, Robert Dalegowski, and Michael Chesley Johnson.  The weather is finally beginning to cool, and what better reason do you need to take a road trip than a fantastic event like this?
"Thirty artists arrive and begin painting on Saturday, Sept 10, finishing up with a Quick Draw Event & Auction and Buyers' Preview and Awards Reception on Friday, Sept 16," says Michael Chesley Johnson.  "See and purchase the artwork on display through Nov 27.  Proceeds go towards our goal of creating a permanent art venue on the South Rim."

For APAP Members only:  If you're planning to go to the first-ever Plein Air Convention & Expo in Las Vegas next Spring, save $100 by using the code AZPAP when you register.  Thanks to organizers Steven Doherty and the staff of Plein Air Magazine for the discount.  Learn more about the event by visiting:

APAP's September Member of the Month Ann Osgood, plein air painting in Pinetop, Arizona.

Meet Arizona Plein Air Painter's Member of the Month Ann Osgood by visiting our website: and clicking on the link on the lefthand side of the page.

Have good news or event information you'd like to share with APAP members and collectors?  Send your info to Sandy Farley at farleystudios(at) or Cindy Carrillo at cindylcarrillo(at)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Plains Perfected

"Magic Moment" by Marla Smith, at the The 27th American Plains Artists Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale
Arizona Plein Air Painter Marla Smith has two juried entries in the American Plains Artists in Las Cruces, NM.  The show's reception is Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6-8 pm at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.  Learn more about the show by clicking HERE.