- LocationThis "Memorial Day" Sunday we will be painting at the Black Point Boat Launch in Novato. It's just underneath Hwy 37 bridge!Address
Harbor Drive on the right,Highway 37/Petaluma River Bridge, Novato, CA, 94998
From Hwy 37 in Novato, take the Atherton Ave exit towards Black Point and merge onto Harbor Drive. The boat launch is on the right, just under the Hwy 37/Petaluma River Bridge.
Lot will fit up to 30 vehicles.
Meeting Place: Parking Lot
11:00am - 11:30am - Meet and Greet
11:30am - 2:30pm - Let's Paint!
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Let's meet back at Parking Lot to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique).
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
44th NBPA Memeorial Day Paintout, Sunday May 26th, 2013 (11am - 3pm) - Black Point Boat Launch, Novato Ca.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Location: This week we will be painting in charming Duncans Mills. Paint the shops, the surrounding hills and farmland, the languid Russian River, or even drive 5 minutes out to the coast! There are plenty of pullouts along the way with many great views.
Directions: 25179 Hwy 116, Duncans Mills, CA. Follow Highway 116 west towards Jenner. Duncans Mills is about 4 miles west of Monte Rio, and about 5 miles east of Jenner.
Meeting Place: We can meet up in the square between the antique stores and the tea shop.
- 12:00 - 12:30pm - Meet and Greet, share our painting locations.
- 12:30pm - 3:30pm - Let's Paint!
- 3:30pm - 4:00pm - Let's meet back up at the square to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique).
Parking: There should be plenty of parking in the big corral in front of the Christopher Queen Gallery.
Public bathrooms are next to the fountain in the small courtyard behind the antique store.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Pet-Friendly Paint-out At Dillon Beach
Monday, March 11, 2013
For Beginners to Professional Plein Air Painters
Location: Cliff St (x Beach Ave) in Dillon Beach, CA
Cost: Free (Bring $7 for parking fee)
Hours: 3pm - 6pm (painting) & 6pm - 7pm (meet & greet in lot)
Visit www.pleinairliaison.com or 707-291-7756 to RSVP
Fun & non-competitive
Painters of all levels
Casual critiques if desired
Bring your own easel , equipment , food & refreshment
all with or without your 4-legged friends. Dillon Beach is a short
drive west of Tomales through pastoral hills dotted with farmhouses and grazing cows. Dillon Beach offers tide pools, grassy
sand dunes, soft white sand, a surfer's haven, a painters delight,
and one mile of flat sandy beach - a must see, stay and explore,
on the Northern Marin Coast!
San Francisco Airport – 1.5 hours
Bodega Bay - 20 minutes
Muir Woods - 50 minutes
Tomales Bay - 20 minutes
Point Reyes Seashore - 40 minutes
Sierra Nevada Mountain Range - 3 hours
Napa/Sonoma/Russian River Wine Valleys - 45 minutes
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
We're back with a Marin location and heading to the Petaluma Adobe State Park this Sunday!!!
Petaluma Adobe Then....
The park hours are 10am - 5pm. So Please feel free to get an early start or stay until park closes.
Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
3325 Adobe Road
Petaluma CA 94954
PARK FEES (CASH ONLY)
The Park has requested we PAY FIRST before setting up our paints and easels.
$3.00 per person. Fee payable at the courtyard office window. Please bring exact amount.
Parking Lot below the Adobe Courtyard.
Center of the Courtyard.
11:00am - 11:30am - We'll meet briefly under the Pagoda or feel free to start painting!
11:30am - 2:30pm - Let's Paint!
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Let's meet back at the courtyard to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique).
How to get a hold of us:
Call or Text (415)342-6764 or (707) 304-3265
Thursday, January 24, 2013
41st North Bay Plein Air Paintout - Sunday, January 27th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm - JAPANTOWN (San Francisco)
Post and Fillmore
(meet at Peace Pagoda)
San Francisco, CAThanks for all your patience!
We have decided to visit San Francisco and paint Cityscapes!
1610 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94115
RAIN in our forecast. If it begins to rain, there is some coverage near entrance to shopping center.
By car -- From the Bay Bridge or from Fwy. 101 coming from the south, take the Civic Center or Civic Center / Ninth Street exit. Go straight on Ninth (it’s a one way street going north). Stay in one of the two right-hand lanes. After crossing Market Street, Ninth becomes Larkin. Stay on Larkin to Geary Street. Turn left on Geary. Stay on Geary for about one-half mile and you'll be in Japantown.
From the Golden Gate Bridge, take the Lombard Street exit, turn right on Webster and continue to Post Street.
Meeting Place: Under Peaceful Pagoda
12:00 - 12:30pm - We'll meet briefly under the Pagoda or feel free to start painting!
12:30pm - 3:30pm - Let's Paint!
3:30pm - 4:00pm - Let's meet back at the Pagoda to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique).
(As of January 1st, 2013) Must Pay for Street Parking on Sundays
Japan Center Main Garage
1610 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94115
Monday, November 12, 2012
(original photo by Janice L-H)
St. Vincent's Church
One St. Vincent Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
RAIN in our forecast. So we have decided to paint at St. Vincent's Church in San Rafael. If it begins to rain, there are plenty of covered hallways along the side and back of the Church.
The location is very easy to get to, it's just off Hwy 101. Exit St. Vincent Drive and follow the road into the parking lot of the Church. Click here for Google map and get directions.
Meeting Place: Front of the Church steps
12:30 - 1:00pm - We'll meet briefly at the church stairs or feel free to start painting!
1:00 - 4:00pm - Let's Paint!
4:00 - 4:30pm - Let's meet back at the front of the church stairs to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique). If it rains, we'll meet in the outdoor hallway to the left of the church.
There is a private lot with FREE parking.
Friday, October 26, 2012
We will be painting in Point Reyes this weekend!
Examples: Along Hwy-1, Point Reyes Station (Shops and Stores), or head up North to Inverness or Millerton Point.
***Let's just MEETUP at the end to share our paintings and findings***
12:00pm - Let's Paint!
4:00pm - Let's meet back at Toby's Market to share our findings, techniques or just to chat.
Point Reyes Station CA 94956
Any questions or concerns...
Call anytime (415)342-6764 or (707)304-3265...even during the day of the event... We may not answer right away mainly because We are driving. OR email: firstname.lastname@example.org , Check out Twitter Feed for UPDATES: @NBPleinair
Friday, October 12, 2012
Please contact Mark directly for all questions and interest, see links below
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
35th NBPA Plein Air Paintout @ China Camp on Sunday, June 24th
Greetings Painters, We are having a combined North Bay and Benicia Plein Air session at China Camp! Summer Time is here and we are planning to have a BBQ potluck/paintout.
Use this address for your GPS: 899 North San Pedro Road San Rafael, CA 94903
COOKOUT & PAINTING
POTLUCK: Please bring a contribution of food, snacks and/or drinks (any volunteers to help BBQ is greatly appreciated).
Kindly bring good for 8-10 people. Write what you plan to contribute in the comments box
Sign up sheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlrmX89-WKoEdEV4blVfa3Z0YWxKNDE3Y0NZTk9SRUE
Please add your name and type of dish you will bring.
Example of Items to bring:
utensils, plates, cups, napkins
chips, tortilla chips, salsa, crackers, veggie plate, cheese
chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs
your specialty dish
salads, pasta salad
desserts - “strawberries, pie, pastries
charcoal and lighter
BBQ utensils and platters
Place: CHINA CAMP VILLAGE
899 North San Pedro Road San Rafael, CA 94903
Date: SUNDAY, June 24, 2012
Time: 11am - 6pm (Times may slightly change)
11am - 3pm: Let's Paint!!!
3pm - The Benicia group critiques once a month (not mandatory to participate)
4pm - BBQ cookout begins!
PARKING: Parking lot at the top charges a $5 fee, good views across the bay. Picnic area with barbeques here. Lot below is pay lot ($5) with great access to dock and beach. PARKING SPACES FILL UP QUICKLY, come early for good parking and to enjoy our picnic :)
Many thanks & See you there!!!
Gerald, Sergio and Janice
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com
Friday, February 24, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
781 Baywood Dr
Petaluma, CA 94954-5388
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Between 1:00pm and 1:30pm, we will all meet at the parking lot behind the Sheraton Hotel.
781 Baywood Dr
Petaluma, CA 94954-5388
How to find us:
Call or Text 415.342.6764 or 707 304-3265, Email: nbpleinair(at)yahoo(dot)com
Directions Click Here For Google Maps Go up the 101 and head east on 116. The Sheraton hotel is highly visible from the junction.
There is ample free parking right next to the park behind the hotel.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Hey everyone, just found out about this show... Randy Sexton and Kim Lordier showing in Marin!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Please follow our new Twitter account! We have a plan to make it extremely useful for our painters during paint-outs - http://twitter.com/NBPleinAir
This is a joint account that Gerald and I are establishing. We are going to be using it as a mass communication tool for people to better keep track of what's going on during the day we are painting. Gerald and I will use it as a mass text alert system to let people know our whereabouts and what's going on. If you are already on Twitter, simply follow NBPleinAir and turn on text alerts for us.
- Sign up for Twitter and pick your username.
- Find our account: twitter.com/NBPleinAir
- Click on the "Follow" button.
- Click on the button with the black head-and-shoulder icon.
- Scroll down to where it says "Turn on mobile notifications"
- Click on it. This means that you will be texted every time we post to Twitter.
We will only use this Twitter to let you know where we are, weather conditions, anything pertinent to the paint-out at the time. We will NOT spam you! This is meant to be a service to everyone wanting to be kept in the loop of what's going on without having to call us or anything like that.
If you have any more questions please let me know.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
A few NBPA painters will be in a Group Art Show @ Renditions Art Gallery until Jan 30th, 2012
Renditions Art Gallery
1383 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, Ca 94596
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Small Works" Group Show Reception @ Renditions Art Gallery (Walnut Creek, Ca) this Friday 6pm-9pm featuring works from over 25 artists including NBPA painters: Gerald De Dios, Catherine Fasciato and Mark Monsarrat.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
While Glen painted a view of the Vineyards across the road Sergio and Gerald started with a tractor study.
(oil study on canvas)
(oil study on canvas)
Monday, November 14, 2011
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
This area has great views of the wetlands, Mt. Tam, and the surrounding hills. It's primarily a walking trail but there are plenty of areas along Ramal Road to set up and paint. There are vineyards to the opposite, and an interesting little pond as you drive down the road to Hudeman Slough.
Here is a panorama of the area at sunset (click on image to enlarge):
Here are a few more panorama shots of the area during the day:
You can see to the right that there is a small lot to park. This will be our meet-up point.
11:00pm - 11:30am - We'll meet briefly at entrance to trail or feel free to start painting! Feel free to drive off and paint as well. Lot's of areas to explore!!!
11:30am - 2:30pm - Let's Paint! 2:30 - 3:00pm - Meet back at the picnic table. We will share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique).
How to find us: Call or Text 415.342.6764 or 707 304-3265, Email: nbpleinair(at)yahoo(dot)com
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Golden Frame Contest is the first in a series of contests to promote artists participation in sharing your work with other artists. Not only will you be able to post your work on CAPAP, you'll be able to vote whose work you think is the best! The artist with the most tallied votes will win a 12x16 beautiful Payne Gold plein air frame complements of ArtFrames.com
Go to the link below more more details and to enter your work.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
SF Open Studio at Fort Mason GATEHOUSE feat: Mark Monsarrat - Friday Opening Party!!! Oct, 21, 6pm-8pm
Oct. 21, 6pm-8pm.
For more info contact Mark: Mark Monsarrat, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve
This location was recommended by one of our painters, Renny. There's parking along the sidewalks. But if that fills up, there's a dirt shoulders at the bottom of the hill (off main road of Paradise Drive - but you'll have to walk a little bit to get to the entrance of trail) So walk up this hill towards the Blue trash can under the trees.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Download the entry form here: http://www.calistogaartcenter.org/events/currentupcomingevents.html
Any questions? Contact coordinator directly:
phone: (707) 942-2278
The Art Center is pleased to announce our upcoming plein air Paint Out. Scheduled to take place October 7th – 9th, the Paint Out is an open-air competition which will invite both professional and amateur artists to come and paint our vibrant community. Artists will gather at the Art Center on Day 1 to have their canvases stamped, and then head out into town and the surrounding area with packed easels, paints and brushes, looking for inspiration. The paintings will be turned in at the end of Day 2, and on Day 3, the Art Center will hold a gala to show the finished art.
For more info: http://www.calistogaartcenter.org/events/currentupcomingevents.html
Friday, September 30, 2011
Join us to watch participating artists during the paintout!
Or Join us.... and register to participate as an artist!!!!!
Good luck to our participating painters: Sergio Lopez, Bob Amos, Glen Kramer, Mark Monsarrat and Catherine Fasciato!!!!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
10am to 3pm
Marin Art and Garden Center (MAGC)
at the Marin Society of Artists Gallery
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Ross, CA.
42nd National Exhibition
Plein Air Paint Out at MAGC
Open to all artists working in any medium (non-CWA artists are invited to participate)
Sponsored by the California Watercolor Association
$15 On-site registration by check payment at MAGC on Saturday 10/1/11 between 9am to 10am
A Combination of CASH and MERCHANDISE PRIZES
First Place…………………….$100.00 value
Second Place………………….$75.00 value
Third Place……………………$50.00 value
People’s Choice Award………$75.00 value
9 am to 10am – REGISTRATION (canvas, paper, etc. will be registered prior to painting)
Pre-registered participants go to the registration table at the Marin Society of Artists Gallery to register your paper or canvas and receive your packet.
Participants who register on 10/1/11, the day of the event, go to the registration table at the Marin Society of Artists Gallery to pay fees, register your paper or canvas and receive a on-site packet.
10am to 2pm - PAINT
Select a subject and paint any scene visible from the grounds of MAGC using any style or medium.
2pm to 2:15 pm – DISPLAY in the tented area near the Marin Society of Artists Gallery.
Each artist may exhibit one completed work in the display area. Do not mat or frame work until after the judging is completed. Work may be displayed on an easel or stand.
2:15 to 2:30pm - VOTE
Participants will vote for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards using the ballot provided. You cannot vote for yourself.
The “People’s Choice Award” will be decided by the viewing public
3:00 pm - AWARDS PRESENTATION
3:00 pm-4:00 pm - EXHIBIT THE WORKS
Contact CWA directly for any question and concerns.