Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fab Painting Fun in February!

A very warm welcome to new member Martin Dimitrov of Chandler, who we hope to see at these February Paint-Outs! Introduce yourself, Martin! We're glad you're joining us. :-)

McDowell Sonoran Preserve is your painting getaway for Saturdays, Feb 2 & 16!  Meet members of APAP and Sonoran Art League out painting both days.
If you're planning to participate in the Feb 2 & 16 McDowell Sonoran Preserve Paint-Outs, be sure you email your bio and website address to Jill Feinstein at before this coming Saturday morning. The organization will provide information on its website about participating artists.
Interested artists will meet at 18333 N. Thompson Peak Parkway, at the Gateway Trailhead. The location is on the east side of Thompson Peak Parkway, one half mile north of Bell Rd. Please RSVP to Toni Perrin, ToniPerrinStudio(at), so that we know to expect you. There is no charge for this event. You can paint one or both dates. Artwork is not judged.
If you see this entrance on Feb 9, you've come to the right place!  Although this is a members-only paint-out, visitors are welcome to roam the grounds and watch artists  from APAP & TPAPS at work!  Please join us!
Our mutual APAP/TPAPS Paint-Out is fast approaching: Feb 9th at White Stallion Ranch in Marana. Watch for "Paint-Out" signs leading the way as you near the ranch. Stamping and sign-up is at the designated parking lot between 7:00-8:00 only. Late comers must find Sandy Farley or Laura Williams on the grounds. Remember, these paintings - by members only - will have an opportunity to be juried into the Shemer Gallery Show in October 2013. Hope to see most of you there. Fun times to network with members of both groups, enjoy the day, and paint to your heart's content at this beautiful site! Contact Geri Acosta with questions at geriacosta(at) .
Fans of Tucson Plein Air Painters Society & Arizona Plein Air Painters are welcome to roam the grounds and watch artists at work!  Please do come!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Heads Up - Entry Deadline one week away!

Heads Up, Plein Air Painters! You have only one week left to submit your entries for the 2013 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition in Sedona AZ. Your juror will be noted artist/author Betty Carr (, and your judge is award-winning landscape artist Gregory Hull (

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity! We'll be advertising to more than 60,000 Southwest Art readers in the March issue, and announcing this show in local events calendars around the state for the best possible exposure for your work.

Please note that there are changes to the entry details for the 2013 show, so read the attached prospectus carefully. Show Chair Diane Scholar and her team have been working hard to put on a spectacular event in March. If you have any questions, please contact Diane at 602-320-9523.

Download the CALL FOR ENTRY now:

A very warm welcome to new Arizona Plein Air Painters members Laura Shepard, Kathy Howard, Cathy Kreiger (returning), Julie Gilbert Pollard, Niamh Savani, and Charles Prudhomme!

Please join us for our paint out at Boyce Thompson Arboretum on January 19, and our joint paint-out with Tucson Plein Air Painters on Feb. 9 at the White Stallion Ranch!

Info on our website: .
Interested in membership?  Join us for a year full of fun: .