Past Events

Archive of Past Events:

Icons of the West

Location: Dana Gallery
Reception: 5/31/2012 6:00 8:00 pm


Sedona Plein Air Festival 2011

Location: Sedona Arizona
Reception: 10/21/2011 5 7pm

SEDONA PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL is an homage to the spirit and innovation of the great French Impressionists whose paintings were based on the belief that 'you should trust your eyes' to capture the beauty that surrounds you. As with the old masters, contemporary plein-air artists paint from life in the out-of-doors (en plein air), capturing moments in time that reflect the ever-changing colors, light and shadows, temperature and shifting elements. The art form requires stamina, focus, and the ability to be completely absorbed in the work regardless of what Mother Nature is throwing at them. There is no setting more perfect than Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon in late October to find vibrant, unexpected scenic beauty. It is truly an artist's paradise.  Thirty-two award-winning artists, selected from among the best of the best, have accepted invitations to participate in this unique artistic showcase. They are coming from all over the United States to spend eight days painting en plein air, and to sharetheir incredible talent and unique experiences with this challenging art form.


"Here Comes the Sun"                                                          12"x16

San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival 2011

Location: San Luis Obispo Art Center/Museum
Reception: 10/7/2011 4pm-7:30pm

Fifty of the nation’s top plein air artists are selected to venture outdoors to paint the unspoiled landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes of San Luis Obispo County—one of the most picturesque areas on the California Central Coast. Come discover the talent and techniques behind this exciting art phenomenon called plein air. Watch over the shoulder of a world-class artist while a painting comes to life before your eyes. Wander the lovely back roads and find artists capturing a scenic vista on canvas. Share the anticipation of being the first to view the juried exhibition on Friday night. Experience the excitement of the Quick Draw on Saturday morning when the artists have two hours to create a painting in the charming, creekside, historic downtown area near the Museum of Art. Watch the wet-and-wild live auction of the Quick Draw painting in the Mission Plaza amphitheater Saturday afternoon.

A week-long celebration of plein air painting, the Festival also includes lectures, poetry readings, movies, and kids’ paint out in addition to the gala opening of the Festival Exhibition & Sale on Friday and Quick Draw & Live Auction on Saturday. Now in its tenth year, the San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival is produced by the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art in support of the Museum’s exhibition and educational programming.

Gifts for the Table: California

Location: San Fernando CA

Come see my work in a group show of aguarian art.


"Gifts for the Table", California's Amazing Bounty.


120 N. Maclay Avenue, Ste. E
San Fernando  CA  91340
818 898-7708

Wednesdays at the Waterfall

Location: Cazsonoma Inn Cazadero, CA
Reception: 9/14/2011 4pm.

Come join us at the Cazsonoma Inn for an evening in the redwoods with friends sharing ideas, music, art, wine and food to benefit Cazadero Performing Arts Camp.

Sept 14
Levi Leipheimer, Cyclist

Lecture: “Le Tour de France”

Music: Hearts of Romaine: Jim Dean, Ray McNaughton, Murray Orrick
Art: Sterling Hoffman's “Sonoma Tour Through Color”
Sommelier: Kurt Beitler, Bohème Wines $65 per person, limited seating. Lecture at 5:30 pm, concert, art, wine, and dinner follow

Hats off to the Arts

Location: Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Reception: 9/9/2011 7-9 PM

Put on your hat, and come to THIS party - SCA’s Annual Auction. We'll lavish guests with hors d'oeuvres and desserts; let them choose fine wines, martinis, flirtinis or other beverages from the no-host bar, while bidding on original art, collector wines, getaways, unique experiences and gift packages. Proceeds benefit the Art Center’s programs.


Visit the Center for the Arts, located in western Sonoma County where art thrives in all its forms. The Center for the Arts is the nucleus for Northern California art, offering a broad range of gallery exhibitions, workshops, classes, events and facilities in disciplines including ceramics, music, dance, painting, literature, drawing, collage, sculpture, jewelry making, drama, fiber arts, photography and film. Our goal is to foster a welcoming and collaborative environment where artists of every age and skill level are supported in their work, and where a diversity of art is treasured by the community.


Estes Park Plein Air 2011

Location: Rocy Mountains Colorado

Come see an amazing talent of award winning artist as we paint around Estes Park Colorado, Sponsored by the Estes Park Cultural Center.

Art of Life

Location: Sebastopol Gallery
Reception: 9/3/2011 5-7PM.

I will be the featured artist at the Sebastopol Gallery for the month of August and September. I'll many new paintings to show along with my fellow artist.


Prairies to Peaks Plein Air

Location: Deselms Fine Arts Gallery Cheyene Wyoming

This year I have been invited to juror the Prairies to Peaks annual Plein Air event in Cheyene WY. Afterwards I'll conduct a painting workshop. 


Please enter this inaugural event showcasing the vast and diverse landscapes in Wyoming captured in the Plein Air style.
$4,200 in cash prizes
Southwest Art Advertising Award
Educational workshop opportunity

First overall $1,500 Plus 1/2 page advertisement is Southwest Art Magazine
Second overall $1,000 Third overall $500 Public’s Choice $250 Peer’s Choice $250
Best in Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, and Mixed Media $100 each
Quick Draw First $125 Second $75
(a percentage of all quick draw sales will be benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne)

Marin Art Festival

Location: Marin Civic Center on the Lagoon

Come see my new body of work at the Marin Art Festival on the lagoon.

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