Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Come Paint With The Wednesday Painters January 29th!

Wednesday Artists:

I am hoping to give more people an opportunity to enjoy group painting outdoors.  Everyone join in.  If you are not an APAP member, paint with them anyway.  You may want to join the club.  Check back for  new, upcoming Wednesday paint-outs here.
Bulldog Canyon (c) Wunderground.com

Wednesday, January 29 -- Bulldog Canyon (You need a Bulldog Canyon Permit to drive in.)  
Route A. From Fountain Hills:
From the intersection of Shea Blvd. and SR87 go North.  This is a left turn if you are going east on Shea.
Follow SR87 about 8 miles to Bush Hwy.
Turn right (east) on Bush Hwy. (overpass exit) and proceed past the Marina and the cliffs (Water Usage Area).
Just past the bridge, on the left side, is a parking area, a gate, and a large sign.  This is the entrance to Bulldog.

Route B. From the south or the west.
Take Loop 202 east to Power Road.
From the intersection of L202 and Power Road, turn left (north).
Power Road becomes Bush Highway.  Follow this to the entrance, a gravel parking area on the right.  If you go over the bridge, you went too far.

You need Bulldog permits if you plan to drive in.  You should get them anyway.  This is a free 6 month permit with gate codes.  Permits for Bulldog are available from the Mesa District Ranger Station at 5140 E. Ingram St., Mesa AZ 85205 / Telephone: 480-610-3300.  You can also apply online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tonto/passes-permits/other/?cid=stelprdb5348179.

Walkers and passengers do not need Bulldog permits, but drivers must have them.  All persons entering should have a Tonto pass.  All cars can make it into Bulldog at least part of the way.

I hope to see you there.  Please R.S.V.P. positive only.  I need to know if you will be there so that I am not waiting near the gate in vain.  The area is gated, and I do not want to wait for people who will not show.  If you plan to come later, I can email you the gate combination.
Toni Perrin  Email: ToniPerrinStudio (at) iCloud.com

Friday, January 24, 2014

Call for Entries - 2014 Juried Membership Show

Warmest welcome to our newest members, Laurel Bushman and Debra Rutherford!  Laurel winters in Arizona from Oregon.  Check out her website here: http://www.laurelbushman.com.  Debra is a full-time resident and joined us at our recent Brown’s Ranch Trailhead Paint-Out.  Learn more about her here: http://debrarutherford.fineartstudioonline.com.

Award-winning artist Bill Cramer is this year's juror.
Our 2014 Juried Membership Show Prospectus & Entry Form is now available!  You’ll find these along with 2 sets of great tips and resources for preparing your digital photographs for entry (thanks to Arizona Pastel Artists Association for sharing) on our website at http://www.tinyurl.com/APAPEvents. Our juror is award-winning artist and teacher Bill Cramer!  Cash prizes and great items from our sponsors are included in awards offered this year - you won't want to miss this event.  Download the Prospectus for more information.  Deadline for entries is March 15th!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! Let's Go Paint!

Hello APAP artists.  Happy New Year!
Our first paint-out this Winter is on schedule for January 18.  You'll generally find me on site by 7:30 a.m., catching the early morning light.  Your start-up time is 9 a.m. or whenever.  Come join me earlier if you wish.
Toni Perrin, APAP Paint-Out Coordinator

A view from Brown's Ranch, courtesy of equitrekking.com/

Saturday, January 18, 2014
McDowell Sonoran Preserve, North Scottsdale AZ
Directions for out-of-towners:

  • I 17 to the Carefree exit.
  • East on Carefree Blvd. to Cave Creek Rd.  
  • When you pass the intersection of Dynamite and Cave Creek, watch your speed.  Speed on east Dynamite is 50 mph with a traffic camera, so mind your manners.
  • East on Dynamite to Alma School Rd. (Only stoplight east of Pima Rd.)
  • North (left) on Alma School about .9 mile to the park entrance.  Watch for raised pedestrian walkways which act as "mega" speed bumps.

There are ramadas, restrooms, trails and large vistas.
The name of the main rock formation is “Goldie’s Butte”.
Lunch opportunities are nearby, or bring your own.
A little history of Brown’s Ranch with photos: http://www.equitrekking.com/articles/entry/the-history-of-brown-ranch-and-its-preservation-legacy-in-arizona/
It’s time to renew your membership, if you haven’t already done so.  You can safely renew online via Paypal (http://tinyurl.com/APAP2014Membership), or by check for $35 made out to Arizona Plein Air Painters, PO Box 26217, Tempe AZ  85208-6217.  Looking forward to sharing another wonderful year of paint-outs and shows with you!