Thursday, April 4, 2013

APAP Artists Busy With Shows, Events

Michael Chesley Johnson has updated his plein air workshop list, which is available on our website here:

Marla Smith has been busy with shows lately. She's joined by 5 other women at 'Tis Gallery in Prescott, in a show called "Broad Strokes" (yes, it's a deliberate joke). The show runs through April 14.
Granite Mountain Evening by Marla Smith is among plein air treasures at the OPS Plein Air Salon in Texas.
Her lovely work Granite Mt Evening is among those selected for the Outdoor Painters Society's Plein Air Southwest Salon show at Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX. Awards Reception and paint-out are April 6. Here's a closer look:

Says Marla about her ethereal painting, "This one I painted right before Christmas when we had snow. I painted this from my studio porch. It took me 2 nights to complete it. The snow held on the ground because it was so cold, but of course the clouds had changed. I first blocked in the mountain and clouds, knowing they would not be the same 2 evenings in a row. So I got that in, then the foreground on the 2nd evening. This is a typical winter scene when the sun goes down in the evening -- the mountain just glows with this beautiful pinky/salmon color. I have painted this scene so many times. Why? Just because it's there, waiting for me to do so."

Find several APAP artists at the 39th Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale, May 25-27 
photo courtesy Phippen  Museum

During the Memorial Day weekend of May 25-27, 2013, you'll find Marla at the 39th Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show & Sale, at the Prescott Courthouse Plaza: . You'll also find APAP artists Cathy Kreiger, T.J. Thompson, and Linda Umphrey there.

Several of our APAP painters will be on the Verde River for 3 days this coming weekend. Selected participants include Mary Lois Brown, Cindy Carrillo, Michael Chesley Johnson, Robert Dalegowski, founding member Cody DeLong, Barbara Donahue, and Rita Elaine Elkins. Learn more here:

If you have any news you'd like to share, please send it to Sandy Farley at arizonapleinairpainters (at)

Find the rest of us at Usery Mountain Park on Saturday, April 6 for a paint-out hosted by Carol Benally. Check our website for details:  Bring a friend!