Friday, November 30, 2012

Call for Entries & December Paint-Outs

Watercolorist Marsha Owen won Best of Show in the 2012 Member's Juried Show

CALL FOR ARTISTS: You’ll find the full prospectus and entry form for the 2013 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition in Sedona AZ on the APAP website now. Your juror will be noted artist/author Betty Carr (, and your judge is award-winning landscape artist Gregory Hull (

Please note that there are changes to the entry details for the 2013 show, so read the prospectus carefully. Show Chair Diane Scholar and her team have already been working hard to put on a spectacular event this coming year.

Check the Upcoming Paint Outs, Shows & Events Page for a link to download the prospectus & entry form:
You must be a member to enter, so please make sure your membership dues are up-to-date.  Apply for APAP membership, or pay your 2013 dues here: .  You no longer need to be a resident of Arizona to join APAP, and you can apply online and pay via Paypal.

Saturday Paint-Outs planned for December:

December 8, 2012. Scottsdale.
Paint in the morning (8 - 11) at Lost Dog Wash Trailhead. Have lunch, see galleries.
Attend Matt Smith's landscape demo in the afternoon (3 - 5 p.m.) Call the Scottsdale Artists' School for lecture details and registration: (480) 990-1422.
Lost Dog Wash Trail entrance photo courtesy of yelp
Lost Dog Trailhead: Restrooms, McDowell Mountains, desert foliage, hiking trails, ramada, big parking lot. Easy access to Downtown Scottsdale.

Directions: Plan A:
• 101 to Shea Blvd.
• East on Shea Blvd. to 124th St.
• North (left) on 124th St to entrance at Lost Dog.
Directions: Plan B:
• 101 to Frank Lloyd Wright.
• East (left) on Frank Lloyd Wright. FLW will go southeast, then south.
• East (left) on Via Linda to 124th.
• North (left) on 124th to entrance at Lost Dog.
• Meet at the far end of the parking lot near the restrooms.

December 15, 2012 Wickenburg Vulture Peak Mine or vicinity.
We will meet in the Safeway parking lot at 8:00 am to discuss preferences. Please be on time. The mine has an entry fee, probably $10.
Vulture Peak Mine Trail photo courtesy TheBayfieldBunch
Directions from Scottsdale:
• West on Carefree Highway (Highway 74)
• North (right) on Highway 60 for about 10 miles
Speed trap! Watch your speed.
• At the traffic circle (roundabout) go west on 60.
This takes you through a business district and under a trestle.
• Continue west on 60 (West Wickenburg Way) about 2.5 miles to S. Vulture Mine Rd.
• At the southwest corner of 60 and S. Vulture Mine Rd. is a Safeway Store with a large parking lot. Turn left (south) on S. Vulture Mine Rd. into the parking lot. We will meet inside the parking lot at a point nearest the intersection. Please be there by 8 a.m.

It is vital that you let me know you are coming as there are several painting locations from which to choose. Please let me know via email if you are planning to attend. I need an accurate list for this event because the actual choice of painting sites can vary somewhat. We do not want to lose anyone. We will meet for lunch afterwards.
Toni Perrin

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Joint APAP/TPAPS Paint Out & Show for 2013

Pack your paints! For Tucson Plein Air Painters Society & Arizona Plein Air Painters members only: an exciting FIRST MUTUAL BIG EVENT designed to promote all of us, plein air, the arts, membership, and sales is in the making!

Save the dates: On Feb 9, 2013, there will be a mutual, free all day paint-out at the beautiful White Stallion Ranch (see site link below) in Marana, AZ. For out-of-towners who wish to stay overnight on Feb. 8, the first class double deluxe rooms have been graciously offered by White Stallion Ranch Resort at a special B&B rate of $180 plus tax. They must be reserved by this Dec 15th. After that, it is at availability only. Alternative local accommodations: Days Inn & Suites: 888.614.1750 & Comfort Inn: 520.579.1099.

Those wishing to host out-of-towners, please e-mail me at . Friends and family are welcome to watch. Participants must be TPAPS and or APAP members, and are required to sign in early morning at the paint-out with a maximum of three canvases stamped and dated. Juried submissions to the show will be from these only. Touch-ups may be completed in your studio.

Shemer Art Center - Scottsdale AZ
Next, a well-publicized Mutual Show/Reception will follow from this event on Oct 26, 2013, at noon at Shemer Art Center/Museum in Scottsdale (see site link below). Participating artists are invited to paint at the art center the morning of the reception to promote public interest. The center will receive 25% commission on any show sales and any "wet paint" sales completed from painting on the site the morning of the reception. (For those interested, membership to the center is also available).
The art center is in a prime location. They have graciously offered to host, jury, publicize, and hang the work for approximately one month at no cost. Director Jocelyn Hanson will provide the "outside" juror.

Committees from both organizations will be set up, so that with everyone's help, we can get this historic feat accomplished.

More information/details re: show submissions/prospectus for jurying, receiving, shipping, etc., will follow when we have that information for you.
Your fellow artist, Geri Acosta