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

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:
It’s time to renew your membership, if you haven’t already done so.  You can safely renew online via Paypal (, 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!

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