Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Plein air instruction at Crooked River with Jef Gunn

Friday August 13 - Tuesday August 17

Join popular plein air instructor, Jef Gunn for 3 days in the rugged wilderness of Central Oregon in the spectacular Crooked River Canyon. Arrive Friday night for camp chow; ready to paint Saturday through Monday. Paint like heck all day and sing around the camp fire at night.

$550 includes all food, a cook camp site fees and inspired painting instruction. Email Jef for further information:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A message from Scott Gellatly (Portland, OR)

It is a great pleasure to let you know of an upcoming group show I will be participating in along with two terrific landscape painters, Michael Victor Jackson and Mitch Albala. I’ve known Mitch since my days in Seattle and have continued to stay in touch with him through my work with Gamblin Artists Colors. Besides being a painter, Mitch is a sought-after instructor and author of the recently published book, Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice. I hope you can make it by Brian Marki for the reception on Friday, July 2 (5-8pm) to see the work and meet Mitch. The exhibition runs until August 15


Brian Marki Fine Art
2236 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 249-5659

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Call to Artists, Oregon Lavender Fields (6/25-7/9/10) and Lavender Art Exhibit (7/10 & 7/11/10)



JUNE 25 TO JULY 9, 2010
10 AM TO 5 PM

You are invited to come paint ALL the Lavender Fields* from June 25 to July 9, 2010 and then to participate in the Public showing and sale of artists' work on July 10 &11, Saturday & Sunday, at Beulah Park in Yamhill.

Direct any questions to: Susan Day (503) 662-3339. Mail registration to address on registration form (pdf below).

You must be registered to participate in the Art Exhibit and Sales (there is a $25 fee).

Sponsored by Blick Art Materials and Gamblin Artists Colors.

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MAP of all locations, *Important: DO NOT PAINT AT #6 Oregon Lavender, they are the only Lavender farm that is NOT participating.

2010 Lavender Map

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Utrecht's 4th Annual Plein Air in the Park--Saturday, July 10

(from an email from Utrecht) Plein Air in the Park will take place on Saturday, July 10th from 12pm to 4pm to correspond with the Pearl District's Bastille Day celebrations in Jamison Park. Our event will be located in the NW Park blocks between Davis and Everett. Everyone is invited to bring easels and painting supplies. As in years past, Utrecht Art Supplies will provide some materials for passers-by who would like to try their hand at painting en plein air, and will provide water, snacks and free gifts for the “featured artists” as a thank-you for your participation. Come enjoy the summer with Utrecht ...ALL LEVELS encouraged to participate...the more the merrier! -------------------- Google Map There is a smart park garage just off the broadway bridge, about 7 blocks from the north end of the park if you get frustrated trying to find a space on the street. Here’s a link to the park smart garages:
(Photos from 2009)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Three Day Plein Air Summer workshop with Janis Ellison (Grants Pass, OR)

Save the Date! Learn to paint outdoors…Plein Air.
Join Janis Ellison, an accomplished award winning painter for a three day tour of learning to paint Plein Air or refreshing your skills after a long winter. She will demonstrate how to simplify the subject matter, focus on the big shapes and values to create a successful painting on location outdoors.
Janis has been painting in pastel for over 15 years and is an experienced and patient teacher. She has signature status in SPS, NPS, PSO, and PSNM Pastel Societies. Her works are in galleries in California, Grants Pass, Cannon Beach and Bend, OR. Pastel Techniques
Pastel Plein Air Latour…with Janis Ellison
Artist demonstrations and lots of individual easel time with the instructor.
June 21, 22, 23
Cost 150.00
Location Grants Pass, OR
Register Early…Class size limited to 10
Call to Register: Janis Ellison, 541-955-1888
Email Janis Ellison