Thursday, February 13, 2014

Join APAP Painters at McDowell Sonoran Preserve Feb 15th!

A very warm welcome to new member Julia Patterson of Cave Creek.  Julia is a marvelous pastelist who is represented by On The Edge Gallery in Scottsdale and Manos Gallery in Tubac.  Learn more about her by visiting her website:  Hope to see you at a paint-out soon, Julia!

Gateway Trailhead wildflowers

Photo courtesy
February 15 --  McDowell Sonoran Preserve (Gateway Trailhead)   Toni Perrin, host
18333 E. Thompson Peak Parkway,  Scottsdale AZ
From the west or the south:
•  Gateway Trailhead, 18333 E. Thompson Peak Parkway is one half mile north of the intersection of Bell Rd. and Thompson Peak Pkwy.
•  Go north on Thompson Peak Pkwy. to Gateway (east side of the street).
From the north:
•  Come to the intersection of Legacy and Pima.
•  Go east on Legacy to Thompson Peak Pkwy.
•  South (right) on Thompson Peak Pkwy. to the site.

Please check in with Toni at the Preserve beginning at 8:30 am.  She will be teaching a class, but you will not disturb her.  Just interrupt and sign in.  She will be taking photos for the Preserve's web site.

Plan to paint/demo from 9 am until noon.  If you finish early, you need not stay the duration.  Bring cards, brochures, and some paper for adding new customer e-mails with you.  Although we may not sell our work on the premises, we can establish a wider presence for APAP, Sonoran Arts League, and ourselves as individuals.   This is a very popular place (often crowds) and the trails are easy.
Congratulations to APAP artists Cindy Rosen and Matt Sterbenz who took Best of Show and Second Place respectively in last weekend’s Plein Air Event in Glendale’s annual A Chocolate Affaire!  Here are their winning plein air works:

Cynthia Rosen's Best of Show winner at Glendale's annual Plein Air Event. 

Of Matt Sterbenz's 2 wonderful entries, this one took 2nd Place honors.

The City of Glendale was so pleased with the response from APAP members to its call for artists at A Chocolate Affaire, they’ve invited us to paint at their March 1st event, “Paris In Spring.”  APAP artists are asked to paint 10 am to 4 pm in Catlin Court and the Old Towne districts.
Don’t forget the deadline for our 2014 Annual Member’s Exhibition is coming up March 15th!  For dates and a downloadable prospectus and entry form, visit our Events page at
It’s time to renew your membership, if you haven’t already done so.  We’ll be culling our e-mailing list March 16, and you won’t want to miss out on all the fun coming up.  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.

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