Monday, July 27, 2009

Mitch Baird's August 8 & 9 Workshop at Cannon Beach!

Jenny Lake by Mitch Baird

It is not overstating it to say that Mitch Baird is Oregon's quintessential "Master" plein air painter of the first order. You have an opportunity to learn from him! Mitch studied with Scott Burdick, Scott Christensen, Dan Gerhartz and Richard Schmid...he brings all that experience and more to the easel. Mitch tailors his teaching to each student, individualizing instruction to "where you are".... and where you want to be. Ready to learn? learn with Mitch Baird! Any level. Sign up now...!

August 8th & 9th at Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast from 9am - 5 pm
Workshop cost is $200
(or $100 for a single day)

A materials list will be provided with registration as well as exact meeting locations with directions. Lodging will be the responsibility of the student if needed.

Website: Mitch Baird

For details and registration please call 971-227-6142 or email mitch(at)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Jef Gunn Plein air "drop in" landscape class at Mt. Tabor

Jef Gunn's landscape class meets 9 AM to noon at Mt. Tabor. (Drop in $35). 5-8pm Afternoon demonstration and workshop: FREE
Jef Gunn

Mt Tabor Park Centennial Celebration: July 25-August 1 & 2

The "official" Paint Out event begins Friday, July 31 and ends Sunday August 2...but Artists will be painting in and around Mt Tabor during the week before the celebration and during the celebration itself. Freshly created work will be displayed in tents alongside the art exhibit (the plein air art display will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Pastel artist Brenda Boylan, encaustic artist Kimberly Kent, painter June Underwood, and others will offer public demonstrations during the celebration.

The paint out is sponsored by Hawthorne's Muse Art + Design
Contact information:
e-mail mttaborpaintout(at)
Mt Tabor Centennial Celebration

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Learn with Premier Pacific Northwest Plein Air Artist Eric Jacobsen

Eric Jacobsen is widely considered the "Painter Laureate" of Oregon and Washington. Find out how you can express your vision of nature with two days of painting instruction with Eric on August 1 and 2. Eric is a master painter and a wonderful instructor. No matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned painter, it will be a workshop that you'll remember for years to come.

Glenwood Workshop

Come Experience Glenwood, WA and enjoy painting outdoors on location. Glenwood is located at the base of beautiful Mt. Adams just 35 gorgeous miles from the Hood River bridge. You can discover this "painter's paradise" and enjoy a relaxing and informative workshop experience.

August 1st & 2nd 10-6

For further information: Jacobsen Studio

~~~ Local Lodging~~~
Mt. Adams Lodge(Glenwood) 509-364-3488
Shade Tree Inn(Glenwood) 509-364-3471
Serenity's Chalet Cabins(Trout Lake) 509-395-2500
Trout Lake Motel(Trout Lake) 509-395-2300

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Habitat for Humanity needs painters---(no not that kind...your kind!)

Habitat for Humanity is hosting Brews and Blues Festival on Aug 7-8 at Island Park in Springfield. They would like to have plein air painters volunteer their time and donate their painting that day to Habitat for Humanity. I got this request from Kristina Stewart. Please reply to her if you can participate Saturday August 8, 2009.

Dear Plein Air Painters:
We are hoping to have artists set up their easels and paint from 11-3 in the park. After the first couple of hours, we will station a volunteer with each artist to take blind bids for the finished work as part of a silent auction. At 3 pm, the paintings will be moved to a central location and an announcement will be made from the stage that buyers have 15 more minutes to make their final bids. The proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity and will be a tax write-off for the artists as a donation.

Thank you for all your help,
Kristina Stewart
ps.My email is samsgrammy(at)

Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield
Brooks Hickerson

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters at Bastille Day in Portland, January 12, 2009

The Portland Bastille Day Committee will present the 7th Annual Bastille Day Festival at Jamison Square Park on Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free, open to the public and for people of all ages. Bastille Day festivals - held in cities all around the world - celebrate the storming of the Bastille Prison on July 14, 1789, an event which is recognized as the start of the French Revolution.
810 NW 11th Ave.
Jamison Square Park
Portland, Oregon 97209

Some of the Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters will be at the event, painting the event "in real time". See you there!