Plein Air paint-outs are scheduled from May through October. We gather at locations throughout Reno and the Sierra and enjoy the company of other artists practicing in a variety of mediums. Paint-outs culminate with an informal critique over lunch. Artists within the community are welcome to attend.
2018 Plein Air Paint-Out Schedule
Sharon Welker - Chairperson
Note: Paint-out schedule updated as of May 23, 2018
Paint-outs are scheduled for Saturdays and times are 9:00 to 11:30 AM followed by an optional 30 minutes of sharing and lunch. Those in attendance can meet at the site to determine best place for the end of session gathering. Weather and conditions are always iffy, so come prepared and join us to paint, draw, photograph or just enjoy the company and scenery.
June 9. Idlewild Park, Rose Gardens, west of Booth St. Meet in the Rose Gardens for lunch & share.
June 30. Hidden Valley Park. Take Pembroke Dr., turn right onto Parkway Drive which leads into park. The long grassy knoll to the left and in shade with western views , is a good place to paint & meet.
July 21. Tahoe Meadows for alpine wild flowers. Take Mt Rose highway to summit then 1/2 mile from the summit turn left thru gate, then down to parking lot. Meet back at parking lot after paint session.
August 18. Bartley Ranch at 6000 Bartley Ranch Road off Lakeside Dr. in Reno. Meet at picnic area near Heritage Bldg. at end of session for optional sharing & lunch.
Sept 8. Rancho San Rafael Park , 1595 N. Sierra St., Reno. Can start after the balloon race crowds. Meet at the veranda in front of May Museum at end of session for lunch & sharing.
September 22. Silver Saddle Ranch . This is a new site and directions will be in the August newsletter.
October 13. Galena Creek Park, hopefully in fall colors. 18350 Mt Rose Highway, 2nd entrance to the right. ( not the visitor center entrance ).
Please Note: Times are guidelines as artists can start earlier or work later. Sites have restrooms and are open public places. Bring a painting partner if you are concerned about being alone. Also, severe weather or emergency alerts could cancel any planned paint-out.
Questions; call Sharon Welker 775 847 5278 or. Marjii Smith 775 224 5289