Sunday, February 19, 2012

Real Gardens Need Real Plein Air Painters!

Old Tractor 11″x14″ oil, by Becky Joy
Arizona Plein Air Painters artist and Vice President Becky Joy won Best of Show in Glendale’s Annual Plein Air Painting Event February 4th. Becky teaches workshops online and in plein air settings. Visit her website to learn more:

Real Gardens for Real People Tour on March 31st is looking for APAP members to paint at four garden locations along the tour route. If you’re a member in good standing and you’d like to take advantage of this opportunity, email Sandy at arizonapleinairpainters(at) for details.

Be sure and stop by the Sedona Arts Center Special Exhibition Gallery through February 26, 2012, where APAP members Dave Haskell, Becky Joy, and Raleigh Kinney are featured artists in "Southwest Inspirations" group show and sale. The 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: .
Please join us for a paint-out as our guest!  Check the events page on the APAP website, and email the contact person for information for an event that interests you.  We love to share the great outdoor painting experience with new friends.  Visit

Monday, February 6, 2012

Casa Grande Trails, courtesy website



WHAT: 2012 Casa Grande Plein Air Painting Event, sponsored by the City of Casa Grande Arts & Humanities Commission. The event is open to any artist who paints using the Plein Air technique in oil, watercolor, acrylic, or pastel. Plein Air (open air) paintings are executed outdoors from real life, as opposed to being painted from photographs in a studio. Both painter and subject must be outdoors, and photographs are NOT used. Contemporary plein air artists capture moments in time that reflect the ever-changing colors, light and shadows, temperature and shifting elements. This art form requires stamina, focus and the ability to be completely absorbed in the work regardless of what Mother Nature is throwing at them.

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This date has been chosen to coincide with other City Centennial Celebrations events being held throughout the community.

WHERE: In Beautiful Casa Grande, Arizona. This event is hosted by the Casa Grande Arts & Humanities Commission.

More information: