Sunday, December 18, 2011

Plans for Spring & Summer 2012

Best of Show Award for 2011 Glendale Plein Air Competition was won by R Bedard

Glendale’s 2012 Plein Air Competition at Glendale Chocolate Affaire:The City of Glendale’s Public Art Program in conjunction with Special Events, will sponsor the 2012 Plein Air Painting Event at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire. It will be held during the popular festival in downtown Glendale, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. We invite artists to participate. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Here's something made to order for APAP members and collectors to start out your plans for next summer!!
APAP Paint-Out & Show at The Arboretum at Flagstaff:
Paint-Out June 30- July 1 / Show July 2, 2012 @ 1 p.m.- August 2, 2012 @ 10 a.m.
More information about The Arboretum at Flagstaff is here:
We'll be posting additional information about this event in upcoming months, including direct emails to members.  Contact Dawn Sutherland for further details: artbydawn (at)

Congratulations to Arizona Plein Air Painters whose work was selected to be included in our Southwest Art advertisement for the 2012 Members Juried Show in March/April:  Robert Dalegowski, David Haskell, Jeff Love, and Jerry Pond. As Best of Show winner for APAP’s 2011 Member Show in Sedona, Scott Brems’ painting, “Lookout Over Chiricahua” will be featured in the ad as well. The ad will appear in the April issue of Southwest Art, due out in mid-March.

If you’re still interested in advertising in Southwest Art for that issue, the page immediately following the APAP Ad will showcase Arizona artists, with preference given to APAP artists. This is an excellent advertising opportunity! Details will be sent to members in good standing via email, so make sure Barbara Donahue (donahueart (at) has your latest email address and dues payment. Membership information, and a downloadable Membership Form is available on our website at: .

However you celebrate holidays this time of year, Arizona Plein Air Painters wishes you a colorful and happy time, and plenty more to come in 2012!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

2nd Annual Green Fields Plein Air Event in Tucson

An artist at the First Green Fields Country Day School Plein Air Event takes advantage of lovely foliage on the school's campus as his subject.   Event planners promise expanded opportunities next year, including models available on site.
Photo by A Araiza / Credit AZ Daily Star

Green Fields Country Day School in Tucson will host its Second Annual Plein Air Event the week of February 7 – 11, 2012 at 6000 N. Camino de la Tierra.  Artists are welcome to paint on one or all of these days, and subjects include architecture, gardens, onsite models, and a chicken coop, among others.
The paint out will end with the awarding of 1st , 2nd, and 3rd prizes. An exhibit of the paintings will be held on Saturday, February 11.  Contact: Susan Alexander at or call 520-270-6351 for more information.  Please download and print the prospectus to apply for entry:

APAP Members: it's time to renew your membership dues for 2012!  Visit the Arizona Plein Air Painters website for information on joining and renewing your membership.  If you're interested in joining us, please download the APAP Membership Application: ., complete it and follow directions to join.  Looking forward to meeting you!

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Thanks to contributor Cindy Carrillo!