Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Opening Reception, Eight+! at Bishop Creek

Kitty Wallis, Celeste Bergin, Katherine van Schoonhoven, Carolyn Rondthaler, Michael Fisher, Carrie Holst, Eileen Nelson, Mary Luzinski, Kimberly Kent, and Marge Rood are members of the Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters. The group of Eight+ regularly show their work together providing a variety of light filled subject matter that was created “directly” (painted without the use of photographs and mostly from in-real-time observation of the subject).
Exhibit dates: September 30- October 30, 2009
Reception: First Friday, October 2, 2009 5pm-9pm
Bishop Creek Cellars Tasting Room, 614 E First Street, 
Newberg, OR 97132
, Phone: 503-487-6934
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Eugene: A message from Brooks Hickerson

The "Save the Schoolhouse" Crestwell group is working to save their old school house at 2nd and D street, built in 1874. They have invited us to paintout at the schoolhouse October 7, 2009. They have also arranged a show for our paintings at the Crestwell Library. Paul Viel worked all this out for us. Thank you Paul. This is a great opportunity to paint in Crestwell and have a plein air show in Crestwell. I have put "Crestwell School house"on our October Calender (Wed. October 7th) , and I will be sending directions and additional information with the October paintout schedule. Here is the "Save the Schoolhouse" website:

Today, Sept. 21st, the art supplies go on sale at the Duck Store on 13th. Most of their art supplies will be 20% off for the next month.

Saturday, Sept. 26th, is the date to bring your paintings to Emeral Art Center, 500 Main St. between 11am and 4pm, to enter the Springfield Mayors Art Show. The prospectus is on the EAC website:
The Springfield Show is a fun event. More like the Refuse in Eugene than the Eugene Mayor art show. All paintings that meet the prospectus criteria are hung. Your painting does not have to be jurored into the show. So bring a painting to the EAC this Saturday.

Friday, October 2nd, pick up our paintings at the Island Park Gallery in the Willamalane Center at C st. and Mill St. This is a very good show. I recommend it to anyone has not seen it yet. I have been several times. The Willamalane Staff, specifically Emily Heilbrun, did a great job of hanging this show and making cards for us titled "In the Open Air"...good name for a plein air show. Thanks Emily.

Chamber Music Amici the first resident company of the Richard E. Wildish Community Theatre in cooperation with Emerald Art Center is sponsoring an art contest to select art to be used on posters. They will select 5 paintings, drawings or designs ‘that capture the beauty and excitement of chamber music' to be used for publicity purposes for the 2010-2011 season. There is a stipend of $100 to be paid the artist for the use of the image on the posters.

Chamber Music Amici Art for the Poster Contest is now online at Emerald Art Center website at:

"Artists planning to enter the Chamber Music Amici Art Contest can attend a Chamber Music Amici rehearsal at the Wildish Theater. Email for permission to attend free the dress rehearsal Sunday, October 11 at 10:00 AM.

See you outside painting,

Plein Air Painters of Eugene-Springfield

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Join up with the Hood River Painters at Pheasant Valley Winery Tuesday, 9/22/09

Here is a message from Bonnie White together with photos from last week's Mosier paint-out:

This Tuesday (9/22/09) we are going to paint at Pheasant Valley Winery. If you've always wanted to paint the grapes just before they were picked, this is the opportunity. There is a My. Hood view from the top of the winery and lots of grapes on the vine. If you want to enter the vineyard, your shoes must be wiped with bleach to prevent you from carrying a disease or insect into the vineyard. Scott Hagee will meet us at 9:00 a.m. to give us the rundown. If you want to paint without actually entering the vineyard, you can do that without the bleach.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A message from Columbia Arts Gallery in Hood River

Dear Artist

We are reorganizing the Life Drawing (nude model) and Portrait Drawing (clothed model) sessions at Columbia Center for the Arts. Three-hour long Life Drawing or Portrait model sessions will be held for a cost of $10 to each participant. These are drawing, painting and sculpting opportunities for any artist who wishes to work from a live model in a comfortable atmosphere. Visiting artists are most welcome. Participants bring their own drawing supplies, vision and inspiration. This is an open studio setting without pressure or instruction.

The first Life Drawing model will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this coming Saturday September 19th in the studio room located at the East end of the Columbia Art Gallery. (click on link below for Google Map to Columbia Center for the Arts). The usual format is 20 minutes of one and two minute poses, five 5 minute poses, two 10 minute poses, with short breaks, and a long break at 12:30. After break longer poses of 20 minutes or longer in 20 minute increments with short breaks for the model. If it is possible to let me know by Monday if are planning to come to this session. If this is not a good time for you and you would attend at a different time (if available ) please let me know.

We are committed to providing drawing opportunities useful to artists. Constructive feedback is welcome and appreciated.

If you do not want to receive information about drawing sessions, you may opt out by typing “unsubscribe” in the subject line and reply to this message.

Best wishes,

Laurie Balmuth

LIfe Drawing Coordinator
Columbia Center for the Arts
215 Cascade Avenue
Hood River, OR 97031

Google map directions to Columbia Arts:,-95.677068&sspn=55.806079,65.566406&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=A

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Open Studio, Gig Harbor, WA, Sept 19-20

Details here

Eight+!, Artist's Choice at Bishop Creek Cellars, Newberg, OR, beginning Sept 30, 2009

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Michael Fisher, Kitty Wallis, Celeste Bergin, Carolyn Rondthaler, Marge Rood, Kimberly Kent, Katherine van Schoonhoven, Mary Luzinski, Eileen Nelson and Carrie Holst are long time members of the Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters. Eight+ regularly show their work as a group, providing a wide variety of light filled paintings all created “directly” employing first hand observation.
Eight+!, Artist’s Choice
Reception: First Friday, October 2, 2009 5pm-9pm

Location: Bishop Creek Cellars Tasting Room, 614 E First Street, 
Newberg, OR 97132,
Phone: 503-487-6934
Exhibit dates: September 30- October 30, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Information on Classes & Workshop with Jef Gunn

Weekly Landscape Painting  Class with Jef Gunn                          

Fridays                       12:30 – 4:30 pm                  Begins September 11

Saturdays                  12:30 - 4:30 pm                  Begins September 12

 (Dates have changed due to weather)

10 Sessions   $345

5 Sessions $175

Drop in $40 per session (I can offer Drop-ins if I have 6 or more full subscribers)

Plein Air Workshop with Jef Gunn

Central Oregon/High Desert – Bend, Oregon                                   

Thursday – Sunday                   September 24 – 27                  (arrive Wednesday afternoon for dinner)

Four Days of painting and fun critiques                   $680

Bunk house accommodations and meals included.               

For more information Jef Gunn Website

Celebration Oregon: Plein Air Exhibition in Bend

Annual Show ...2009                     

'Celebration Oregon!' Plein Air Exhibition honor of Oregon’s 150th birthday!
Paintings must be executed on location in Oregon
Cindy Briggs, juror
October 1-31, 2009
opening reception, Friday, October 2, 5-9pm
High Desert Gallery
10 NW Minnesota Avenue, Bend, Oregon