ARTrails open studios
Location: Sebastopol CA
Event Dates: 10/15/2011 - 10/23/2011
Come see my studio collection of recent works during the two open studio weekends this month. October 15-16 and 22-23, 2011.
San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival 2011
Location: San Luis Obispo Art Center/Museum
Event Dates: 10/3/2011 - 10/9/2011
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
Event Dates: 9/17/2011 - 11/5/2011
Wednesdays at the Waterfall
Location: Cazsonoma Inn Cazadero, CA
Event Dates: 9/14/2011 - 9/14/2011
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.
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
Event Dates: 9/9/2011 - 9/9/2011
Reception: 9/9/20117-9 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
Event Dates: 8/13/2011 - 8/24/2011
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
Event Dates: 8/8/2011 - 9/24/2011
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
Event Dates: 8/1/2011 - 8/13/2011
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
Event Dates: 6/18/2011 - 6/19/2011
Icons of the West
Location: Dana Gallery
Event Dates: 6/16/2011 - 9/30/2011
Take a tour of western iconology through the unique interpretations of over 50 nationally known and honored contemporary artists. The Dana Gallery, home of the 2006 and 2008 Oil Painters of America (OPA) National shows is hosting this unique Summer exhibition.