Wednesday, March 28, 2012

4th Annual Members' Juried Show & Sale - March 30 - April 11!

You're invited!  Bring a friend!  Thirty-seven Arizona Plein Air Painters are exhibiting more than 80 wonderful paintings this year, and all have an Arizona Centennial focus!  Come celebrate with us and meet artists at both receptions, March 30 and April 6, from 4 to 8 pm!

The April 2012 issue of Southwest Art magazine features several pages on Arizona Plein Air Painters artists, starting with our full-page ad on page 39.  Learn more about some of our exhibitors and get a taste of what to expect at this year's wonderful show!
If you're interested in joining APAP or renewing, now you have a new option to use Paypal and complete your membership form online.  Just go to: .  When you finish the online application, you'll be directed automatically to Paypal, where you can safely use your credit or debit card to pay for your membership.  If you prefer printed application, check, and US mail, you can still use that method too.  Instructions and a downloadable application are available at the bottom of that same page.
A very warm welcome to new member Karen Rudolph, who spends half her year in Arizona, and joined us recently following a paint-out in central Arizona.  Glad to have you as a member, Karen!
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, March 12, 2012

Two Awesome Arizona Paint-Outs This Week!

Now's the best time of the year to paint at lovely Sabino Canyon!
March 14, 2012 / 9 am
Sabino Canyon Paint-Out
Sabino Canyon Recreation AreaShuttle Ticket Booth -- 5900 Sabino Canyon Rd., Tucson, AZ

We will meet at the ticket booth that sells tram rides. Get your ticket ($8 cash ONLY) and climb aboard. The first tram leaves at 9:00 am, then every 30 minutes after. Get off at a scenic stop, set up and paint. Please note: Not all stops have restrooms. For automated information and tour schedules, call (520) 749-2861.

Bring your gear, plenty of water, sunscreen, hat, bag lunch or snacks, and plan to have a wonderful time!

Email Toni Perrin at toniperrinstudio(at) for directions and additional info.

Capture Springtime flowers next weekend at Lost Dutchman State Park
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.


The April issue of Southwest Art, due out March 15th, features a full-page ad for Arizona Plein Air Painters’ 4th Annual Members’ Juried Show & Sale in Sedona. In that issue, the following pages also feature ads from several APAP members, and other Arizona artists.

Southwest Art has decided to continue this great opportunity in the May issue.

If you wish to advertise in the May 2012 issue of Southwest Art, they are extending special pricing for APAP Members. Contact Sandy Ciaramitaro, tropical02(at), right away to learn how to take advantage of this opportunity.


Real Gardens for Real People Tour on March 31st is still looking for 1 or 2 more 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.


Great news for those who prefer to renew their APAP membership online: APAP’s website now features an online form and a Paypal link that appears when you submit your completed form. Use your debit or credit card safely and securely to pay through your Paypal account.

If you haven’t yet renewed your membership for 2012, it’s time to do so now. On March 16, we will cull the membership list on our website and list only current members. You’ll also cease to receive important email news about upcoming opportunities. Visit the website now: .
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

Thanks to contributors: Rita Goldner, Sandy Ciaramitaro, Tony Perrin, Cindy Carrillo, Barbara Donahue, and Vicki Bundy