Friday, September 30, 2011

Marin Art & Garden Paintout - Saturday, Oct. 1st

Join us to watch participating artists during the paintout!

Or Join us.... and register to participate as an artist!!!!!
(details below)

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


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-4:00 pm - EXHIBIT THE WORKS

Contact CWA directly for any question and concerns.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Started off with a morning of rain and drizzle....
but the weather got better throughout the day!!!

Artist: Mark Monsarrat

Mark's First Painting

Mark's 2nd painting along the beach!
Artist: Catherine Fasciato

Catherine's 1st painting in the morning
Catherine's 2nd painting

Artist: Glen Kramer

Closer look at Glen's 2nd painting
Here's 2 paintings by Glen during Satruday's
California Art Club retreat!
Artist: Gerald de Dios

Monday, September 19, 2011

30th NBPA Paintout - Limantour Beach, Pt. Reyes, Sunday Sept. 25th

Let's head to Limantour Beach.... in Pt. Reyes!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, 11am - 3:30pm
11:00am - 11:30am - We'll meet briefly at the parking lot or feel free to start painting! Feel free to drive off and paint as well. Lot's of areas to explore!!!
11:30am - 3:00pm - Let's Paint!
3:00 - 3:30pm - Meet back at parking lot. We will share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique).
Directions from San Rafael
San Rafael, CA 94901 1. Head southwest on Robert Dr toward Laurel Pl 0.2 mi 2. Slight left onto Laurel Pl 466 ft 3. Take the 1st right onto Wilkins St 243 ft 4. Turn right onto Mission Ave 0.1 mi 5. Turn left onto B St 85 ft 6. Take the 1st right onto Mission Ave 0.4 mi 7. Turn left onto G St 0.1 mi 8. Take the 3rd right onto 4th St 0.8 mi 9. Continue onto Red Hill Ave 0.5 mi 10. Slight right onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd 16.9 mi 11. Turn right onto CA-1 N/Sir Francis Drake Blvd 0.1 mi 12. Take the 1st left onto Bear Valley Rd 1.8 mi 13. Turn left onto Limantour Spit Rd 7.5 mi 14. Turn right onto English Way 292 ft Limantour Beach, California 94956

Limantour Beach, shore birds, and kelp
Limantour Beach, shore birds, and kelp
A little bit about Limantour Beach
A long, narrow spit of sand, bound between Drakes Bay and an estuary, is a bountiful wildlife area. Scores of shorebirds feed in the wetlands and along the beaches during the fall. Ducks abound in winter at old, freshwater stock ponds created during the peninsula's ranching era. Harbor seals are often seen bobbing offshore in the gentle waves or basking in the sun's warmth. Mother gray whales guide their calves along the shoreline during the spring. Dogs are allowed on a 1.8-meter (6-foot) leash on the southeast end of this beach. Dogs are not permitted to the northwest as this area is protected habitat for harbor seals and the endangered snowy plover.
How to find us:
Call or Text 415.342.6764 or 707 304-3265, Email: nbpleinair(at)yahoo(dot)com