Friday, January 15, 2010

10th North Bay Plein Air Session - Jan. 30, 2010

Rain has been sporadic lately so we have decided to paint at St. Vincent's Church in San Rafael. The group painted here back in May. 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.

11:00 - 11:30am - We'll meet briefly at the front of the church (if it rains, we'll meet in the covered hallway, which to the left side of the church). We'll discuss areas to paint.

11:30 - 2:30pm - Let's Paint!

2:30 - 3:00pm - Let's meet back at the front of the church to share our findings, techniques or just to chat smile

Any questions or concerns:
phone: (415) 342-6764
phone: (707) 304-3265

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Last Chance - Miniature Painting Raffle, Napa Ca.

Today is the last day to purchase a raffle ticket at the Napa Valley Museum. Later this evening, all winners will be announced. Good luck! I've got my eye on a couple paintings....I sure wouldn't mind taking home (details below).

An exhibit of original art work (paintings and sculptures) no larger than 8" x 8". Participating artists from all over California. The theme is "Take a Chance on Miniatures!" Basically....stop by the museum and purchase a raffle ticket $5/each (or 5 raffle tix for $20). Just fill out your contact info on the ticket stub and drop in the box below the painting you'd like to take home! ----------->

The winners will be contacted at the end of the exhibit (Jan. 10, 2010).

Napa Valley Museum
55 Presidents Circle
Yountville, CA 94599

Click Here for Directions

Come join us at the closing reception
January 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,
when we will be drawing the winning tickets. In addition to wine and hors d’oeuvres, tickets will be available for our famous $5 martinis.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Would you like to help keep our plein air Meetup group?

Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for all your participation and suggestions over the last 6 months. is actually where our group got its' first start. We currently have 60+ members and it has been a tremendous help to network between Bay Area, North Bay and East Bay painters.

Our group renewal fee is coming up, Feb. 22nd, 2010. We got a great group rate last year just for being a new Meetup group, but the 6 month renewal fee is $72.00

With the fees doubling next month, we can surly use some help in donations. Any amount would help the North Bay Plein Air Meetup group running another strong 6 months.

We currently have a "sponsor us" button available on our Meetup homepage, so please feel free to direct any interests there:

Paypal donation can be made in the right column -------------->

Another option is to start charging a very low membership fee, but we'd like to save that as the very, very last resort.

A big thanks in advance and we'll see you all at the next paint out session.

Many thanks,
Gerald, Sergio and Janice

Any questions or concerns:
phone: (415) 342-6764
phone: (707) 304-3265