Sunday, January 22, 2012

Two New State Parks Paint-Outs on Schedule!

Superstition Mountains -- photo, Sandy Farley
Two new paint-outs have been added to Arizona Plein Air Painters' Centennial Year Schedule:

March 17, 2012 / 8 am – 2 pm
St. Patrick’s Day at the Park Paint-Out
Lost Dutchman State Park – Apache Junction AZ
Meet us at the Cholla Group Ramada (follow the signs, or ask park personnel as you enter). Flowers likely to be in bloom on the slopes of the mountains and desert floor, so a wonderful chance to paint the gold while celebrating the green!
Park entry is $7 per carload (up to 4 people), so carpooling is encouraged! Rain or shine – ramadas are covered, just in case. Hosts are Sandy Farley & Sandi Ciaramitaro. Email arizonapleinairpainters(at) for info, or see the park’s website.

Dead Horse Ranch State Park -- courtesy Al_HikesAZ
Sept. 29, 2012 / Time TBD
24th Annual Verde Valley Days/APAP Paint-Out
Dead Horse Ranch State Park - Cottonwood AZ
APAP has been invited by park administrators to participate in the festivities with a paint-out! Plenty to paint here: thick marshes, reflective water, Mingus Mountains, old cottonwood trees, picnic grounds, fishing, and more. Park entry fee is $7 per carload. This festival is well-attended, and is a great opportunity for APAP artists to meet & greet art lovers, and enjoy a lovely setting.
Our host is Jerry Pond; jerrypond(at) More details to come.
Many thanks to our new official sponsors: Gamblin Artist's Colors & Sun Eden Artist's Gear.
Both have donated great prizes for our upcoming 4th Annual APAP Members Juried Art Show.
They join Arizona Art Supply & RayMar Art in supporting Arizona Plein Air Painters' artists and events.  Please thank them for their generosity.
If you have a kudo, photo, show or event you'd like to share with our readers, please send your information to arizonapleinairpainters(at)

1 comment:

  1. It is Art Detour weekend so I will have to miss the paint out at Lost Dutchman. :>(