Monday, November 21, 2011

Plenty to be Thankful For

APAP artist Geri Acosta's work is featured in a group show in the Tucson International Airport's Lower Link Gallery through December 11, 2011.  Geri recently returned from a plein air painting excursion along the California coast.  Learn more about Geri's work at: 

SAVE THE DATES: March 29 – April 11, 2012 are the dates of Arizona Plein Air Painters Members Juried Show in Sedona. The reception will be March 30th. More details will be announced later. This show will feature Arizona-only scenes to commemorate the Arizona State Centennial Celebration.


APAP President David Haskell has guided the club in its infancy, and during the most difficult financial climate most artists can remember. Next year, he will step down as President, but remain as a Founding Member on the Board of Directors to help guide new officers. Cody DeLong, our Vice-President, has chosen to leave the Board to pursue personal career goals, but will continue to assist with future shows. I’d just like to say,
“Thank You, Dave & Cody!”
to two truly dedicated and enthusiastic gentlemen to whom many of us owe a huge debt of gratitude. We hope we justify the legacy you have created, and carry on in the spirit of the original founders.

The 2012 APAP Board of Directors members have been selected, and here they are:

Sandy Farley President & Webmaster

Becky Joy Vice President & Shows Coordinator

Barbara Donahue Treasurer

Mary Lois Brown Secretary

Rita Goldner & Jeff Dolan – Publicity / Marketing

David Haskell President Emeritus & Advisor

Please take a moment and read David’s inspiring message on our website on the Current News page:

APAP artist Karen McLain often paints Arizona's wild horses from life.
Also new on the APAP website is our newest member to be showcased: Karen McLain. Karen turns her lifelong affection for horses into tributes in oil, evoking the love and personality of the animals she holds dear. Look for the Member Showcase page on the website.

If you’re on Facebook, please check out the brand-spankin’-new Arizona Plein Air Painters page. Members are welcome to post news about successes and upcoming shows, and photos of their latest work. Click Here to visit us on Facebook.

Would you like to be APAP’s next Showcase Member?

APAP’s new feature spotlights a member and his or her life, philosophies, and work so we can get to know each other better. All members in good standing may enter to be featured in APAP’s Member Showcase by sending a photo, bio, and .jpg of artwork as attachments in an email to: farleystudios(at) Please put APAP Showcase in the email’s subject line.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thanks for the Opportunity

Heartfelt thanks to all those who are on active duty and have served our country so that we can study art, draw and paint, travel about and record the living world, and appreciate the artwork of others in safety and freedom.

Rita Goldner nabbed second place in the Arizona State Fair’s Mural Contest. The theme was Arizona’s State Centennial 1912-2012. Congratulations!

Sandi Ciaramitaro, organizer of last month’s fun Oil Painters of America Paint-Out invites everyone to the Winter Holiday Plein Air Art Exhibition at The Artist's Studio at The Farm in Phoenix, December 10-11, 2011, 9 am to 3 pm each day.

Artists who participated during the October event will be exhibiting and selling artwork created during the earlier paint-out. Arizona Plein Air Painters were well-represented at that event, so here’s an opportunity to see and purchase fresh works from APAP’s fine artists.

For more information email Sandi Ciaramitaro: Tropical02(at)

Anyone who spots Arizona Centennial-related artist opportunities, please email me with details asap so we can post them here. Also, we need volunteers to host future paint-outs. This is an easy task – pick your favorite spot, let me know when you’d like to do it and who’s invited, and we’ll do the advertising for you.

Check back often to see information on upcoming events – the APAP Board of Directors is meeting November 12, and we’ll have news soon about new board members and dates for the 2012 Arizona Plein Air Painters Members’ Show in Sedona.

News, events, invitations, and photos for this blog may be sent to Sandy Farley - farleystudios(at)
Happy Veterans Day!

Friday, November 4, 2011

It's a Superior time to paint!

Downtown Superior Arizona
 And we mean that literally.  Despite the gloom and doom weather forecasts for this weekend, the conditions in Superior AZ Saturday are predicted to be sunny and crisp.  Put on an extra layer or two and bring your gear!  We'll be meeting at the Los Hermanos Restaurant at 10 am, and painting on Main Street (or wherever your artist's heart takes you) until 1 pm, when we'll break for lunch at Porter's Cafe'.  Everything you need to know is here:
For more information, please contact organizer Linda Davison Mathues at 516-503-0454.
After the paint-out luncheon, you're invited to an artist's reception at Boyce Thompson Arboretum from 2 to 4 pm for local artist Bud Heiss. There's a Get-In-Free invitation you can print out on the linked document (above). See you there!!