Sunday, January 29, 2012

Shows & Paint-Outs: More Art Fun in the Sun!

Arizona Plein Air Painters artist Mary Lois Brown took First Place honors in the El Valle Annual Art Show with her plein air oil painting, “A Peaceful Place”.  
Arizona Plein Air Painter’s 4th Annual Juried Members’ Show in Sedona, AZ, is open to all APAP members in good standing, and features a focus on Arizona’s Centennial Celebration. The deadline for entries is February 11, 2012. Please see the show prospectus for more information:
The Green Fields Plein Air Paint-Out in Tucson features 3 painting sessions with models on Thursday through Saturday, February 9, 10, 11.  One session will be set up to reflect the rich history of Green Fields with Russell True (from White Stallion Ranch) featuring horses and riders. Other modeling opportunities will include students for portrait studies, and cowboys from the White Stallion Ranch. You can paint one or all of the days of the event which spans Tuesday the 7th through Saturday the 11th.

Monday, January 30 is the deadline to sign up. The prospectus is available here:
For more information, contact Susan Alexander at (520)270-6351.
APAP members are cordially invited to join the the Sonoran Arts League in the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Anniversary Paint-Out at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale on Saturday, February 18, from 9 am to noon. Check in begins at 8:15 am with Toni Perrin at the Gateway Trailhead, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, 18333 N. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale (east side of Thompson Peak Parkway, one half mile north of Bell Rd.). No sales on site, just great publicity and networking.

Bring plenty of business cards, brochures, two or three extra paintings and a guest book for networking. Ramada and restroom facilities are on site. For more information, please contact Toni Perrin at toniperrinstudio(at)

Join APAP members Jane Newman and Susan Kliewer at the Sedona Arts Center from February 3 - 29, 2012, where Jane's paintings and Susan's sculptures are featured and available for purchase.  The show's Opening Reception is Feb. 3 from 5 to 8 pm.  Sedona Arts Center is located at 15 Art Barn Rd in Sedona.  Gallery hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, daily.
Visit the SAC website for more information: .
APAP Members: it's time to renew your membership dues for 2012, if you haven't already done so. 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!

Thanks to contributors: Cindy L Carrillo, Toni Perrin, Jane Newman, Mary Lois Brown and Susan Alexander
If you have a kudo, photo, show or event you'd like to share with our readers, please send your information to arizonapleinairpainters(at)


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