Sunday, October 23, 2011

October Awash With Art Activities!

APAP member Karen McLain made good use of beautiful weather and a lovely venue at OPA's Paint Out at The Farm at South Mountain on October 22nd.
APAP artists were well-represented at the Oil Painters of America Paint Out, Oct 22 at The Farm at South Mountain. The next Arizona Plein Air Painters club Paint Out is scheduled for November 5, in Superior AZ. Please visit our website for details: on the “Upcoming Shows, Paint-Outs & Events” page.


APAP artist Merry Beth Page’s painting “Garden Sunshine” has been juried into the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Show, on exhibit through October 28 at the Dunnegan Gallery in Bolivar MO. She also has work currently at Mountain Oasis Restaurant in Flagstaff through Nov 22, and another show in Green Valley next March. Congratulations!


The Sedona Plein Air Festival continues through October 29 and you can see APAP members Betty Carr, Linda Dellandre, Cody DeLong, Michael Chesley Johnson, Becky Joy, Raleigh Kinney, and Susan Pitcairn among the 32 invited artists painting and selling their works this week.

More details available online at:


APAP artist Kathryn Willis has just been added to Joan Cawley Gallery’s list of represented fine artists, and her work may now be seen and purchased there. Visit online for contact information:


Arizona Plein Air Painters oh-so-fashionable logo gear is available now through its new Zazzle Store: . If you forget the address, find a link on the APAP website at: , under “Arizona Plein Air Painters Store”.

It's October in Arizona!  Go outside and paint! 
Yep, that's me,  Sandy Farley, blocking in a panel on Saturday at The Farm.

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)


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.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Eye Candy & Cotton Candy!

A Superstitious View
20"x24" oil on panel by Scott Brems
Arizona Plein Air Painters member Scott Brems’ 2-person show with Timothy Rees opens October 13 at The Paul Scott Gallery at 7173 East Main Street in Scottsdale AZ. For more information, visit: .
Arizona State Fair
ARIZONA STATE FAIR - Multiple Events Oct 14 - Nov 6, 2011
Sandy Zally, Superintendent at the Fine Art Department at the Arizona State Fair says it's not too late to enter for this year's contests or demos if you are interested. They’ve extended the deadline for applying to the mural contest to October 14. You can find all ASF art event forms on the APAP website on the APAP Upcoming Shows, Paint-Outs and Events Page http://arizonapleinairpainters. Contact Ms. Zally for more information at .
Have good news on APAP artists' accomplishments, or news about upcoming events? Would you like to be featured as APAP's Member of the Month on the club's website?  Please send event info, or your bio & photos of yourself and your work to Sandy Farley at farleystudios (at)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Plein Air Gear and Guidance!

Arizona Plein Air Painters oh-so-fashionable logo gear is available now through its new Zazzle Store: . If you forget the address, find a link on the APAP website at: , under “Arizona Plein Air Painters Store”.

Arizona artist Linda Glover Gooch will teach “Plein Air Boot Camp” at Scottsdale Artists’ School Oct. 19-21, 2011. This is an indoor class designed to prepare students for plein air painting. This class will cover the desired equipment needed for outdoor painting and prepare them to attend future outdoor plein air classes. Students are encouraged to bring outdoor equipment if owned, or this class will aid them in knowing what to purchase. How to pack equipment efficiently with the bare minimum of supplies will be covered.
Students will paint studies from photos, helping the student understand how to simplify what they see and create a study from the scene. Demonstrations will be done daily. Photos will be supplied by the instructor. This class is a must for anyone wanting to start or improve on plein air painting.

To register or learn more about the class and Scottsdale Artist visit:
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Landscape artists are invited to submit works for a new competition, "America's Parks Through The Beauty Of Art" that will feature a national traveling exhibition beginning in 2013.

Jurors include organizer David J. Wagner, Plein Air Magazine Editor Stephen Doherty, Director of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute Susan Fisher, and Wildlife Art Journal Editor Todd Wilkinson.

For more information, visit the competition’s Facebook Page: .
Have good news on APAP artists' accomplishments, or news about upcoming events?  Please send them to Sandy Farley at farleystudios (at)