Thursday, June 13, 2013

Shows and Paint-Outs Are Still Hot in Arizona

New Mexico's Finest, 16x20 oil on panel by Geri Acosta is showing now at Tucson's Skyline Country Club

A warm welcome to our newest member, Kyle Rafferty of Phoenix! Meet Kyle at an upcoming paint-out.

We are glad to applaud the election of Lois Griffel as the newest Master Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society. Lois brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Impressionist painting. From Lois’s website: “Once you enter the glorious world of Impressionist color, you will never go back. My eyes were opened to seeing “the light” by the great artist and teacher, Henry Hensche. Hensche dedicated his life’s work to the principles of Impressionism and did not consider it a separate painting approach. I believe, as he did, that Impressionism is the universal foundation of beautiful color in all contemporary painting today. Charles Hawthorn said: ‘Anything under the sun is beautiful if you have the vision.’ It is a great privilege for me to pass this vision on to you.” Lois was a student of Hensche and in 1986 was given the great honor of succeeding Hensche, becoming the third director of the Cape Cod School of Arts. The school was established by Hawthorne in 1899. You can learn more about Lois on her website,

Geri Acosta is showing her latest work at the Skyline Country Club, 5200 N. St Andrews in Tucson (  Her work will hang with that of three other artists’ from June 8th through Sept 6th.  Reception is June 13th at 6 pm, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine samplings, and cash bar.

Eric Slayton is exhibiting his work with other notable artists at the Mountain Artist Guild Gallery in Prescott through November 1st

Thanks to Diane Scholar and Toni Perrin who hosted the June 8 paint-out at the Arboretum at Flagstaff.  Participating members included Nori Thorne, Karen Petrovich, Diane Scholar, Toni Perrin, Kyle Rafferty, Bob Dalegowski, Roger Grulke, Martha Goodrich, Rita Elkins and Barbara Donahue.  Paintings from the paint-out are for sale and will hang at the Arboretum through July 2nd.

If you have news to share, please send it to me at arizonapleinairpainters (at)  Information on upcoming paint-outs will be sent soon.  If you’d like to join in the fun with the Wednesday Paint-Outs at various locations around the state, contact Toni Perrin at toniperrinstudio (at)

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