This will be a new venue for us. Looks like it will be just as nice tomorrow as it is today! I am looking forward to painting this view of Mt. Tam. Parking seems to be free, but you may want to double-check on their website.
Hal Brown Park At Creekside 231 Bon Air Rd Greenbrae, CA 94904
9:00pm - 9:15pm - Gerald will arrive in the morning around this time. He has early evening plans, so he will be leaving early.
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Sergio will arrive sometime in this window, while Gerald will be leaving sometime around 1pm. Possible rendezvous around this time for painters who want to share, or plan on leaving early.
1:00pm - 4:00pm- Sergio will continue to paint during this slot of time, along with anyone else who wants to stay/arrive during this time.
4:00pm - 4:15pm - If there are any more painters left besides Sergio, we can decide to meet up at this time to share our findings, techniques or just to chat.
Directions: From Hwy 101 in Larkspur, take exit 450B for Sir Francis Drake Blvd west 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Bon Air Rd and follow 0.3 mile. The park is on the right.
Our next destination will be at the St. Mary's Church, Nicasio CA.
Plenty of hills, large rocks, old buildings, church and large reservoir to paint.
The location is very easy to get to, it's just off Hwy 101. Exit St. Lucas Valley Road. After driving 20 minutes, make a right onto Nicasio Valley Road. Drive about 5 more minutes to the destination. Parking available by the church and general store.
St. Mary's Church 1 Old Rancheria Rd
Nicasio, CA 94946
12:00pm - 12:15pm - We'll meet briefly outside the General Store or feel free to start painting.
12:15pm - 4:00pm - Let's Paint!
4:00pm - 4:30pm - Let's meet back at the front of the church to share our findings, techniques or just to chat.
You are invited to the Opening reception for artist Donna DeLaBriandais!
Oct. 5th, 2014
3:00 - 5:00 pm
900 Sanford Rd.
(off Occidental Rd.)
Santa Rosa, Ca
***in Heron Hall***
Featuring Donna's new paintings of the Laguna, creeks and waterways that lead to the Laguna, with Russian River and Bodega bay. Also come early (after 2pm) to see the interesting working farm and environmental grounds.
For those of you who have never visited Spring Lake Park, there is limited space along Montgomery Drive to park for free, otherwise, continue along the road to turn into the park entrance and park at the main lot. There is somewhat of a hike to get to the meetup point from Montgomery Drive along the Spring Creek Trail. If you don't want to hike, I suggest paying for the lot if you don't have a regional park pass.
We are happy to announce we have a new Sponsor for 2014-2015!
The Point Reyes Field Institute is proud to be sponsoring our North Bay Plein
Air Meetup Group. Art in the Park has a long and rich history with the National
Park Service and hope to offer our local Plein Air painters access to remote
areas of the park and in return to be inspired by the art.
Founded in 1964 the Point Reyes Field Institute offers educational activities
for the general public inside the park. Registration Fees go towards their
programs which raise funds to support critical resource preservation projects
and offer year-round environmental education programs that engage the public in
accessing, enjoying and understanding Point Reyes. Since their founding, PRNSA
has raised millions of dollars to support park projects and environmental
education programs that enhance the visitor experience, protect the park’s
resources, improve wildlife habitat and make a profound difference in the lives
of children and adults. Thank you for your support and enjoy your time in the
Stay tuned! We will be marking on our Meetup calendars of upcoming Classes and
workshops taking place at the Point Reyes Field Institute.
***If interested in registering any of the workshops Please let them know you
are a current member of the North Bay Plein Air Meetup Group***
Hi Painters! We will be visiting Bodega Head for this month's paintout. Such a great area and plenty of views to paint! We will be meeting at the big pullout closer to the Marina just in case the lot at the top of Bodega Head is full. (not the parking near the beach). Scroll to bottom of the page for directions.
1818 Westshore Rd,
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
(NOT THE PARKING LOT AT BEACH)
Meeting Place: The big pullout closer to the Marina just in case the lot at the top of Bodega Head is full (NOT Parking Lot at Beach).
Agenda 10:45am - 11:00am - We'll meet briefly or feel free to start painting!
11:00am - 3:00pm - Let's Paint!
3:00pm - 3:15pm - Let's meet back at the big pull out to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique).
Hi Painters! We will be visiting Schollenberger Park for this month's paintout. Nice flat trails and plenty of views to paint! We will be meeting at a different entrance! (not the parking near Sheraton Hotel). Scroll to bottom of the page for directions.
Schollenberger Park 1900 S McDowell Blvd. Petaluma, CA 94954 (NOT THE ENTRANCE NEAR SHERATON HOTEL)
Meeting Place: Park Benches at entrance to Park.
Agenda 11:15am - 11:30am - We'll meet briefly or feel free to start painting!
11:30am - 3:00pm - Let's Paint!
3:00pm - 3:30pm - Let's meet back at the park benches to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique).
Directions and Parking: Click Here For Google Maps: http://www.yelp.com/map/shollenberger-park-petaluma Once on South McDowell Blvd. SLOW DOWN after Post Office. The entrance is very easy to miss if driving too fast. Make a right at Park Gates (1900 S McDowell Blvd) Proceed to parking lot. Meet at park benches or feel free to start painting :)
Greetings Painters! We will be collaborating with the wonderful Art on the Farm group for this month's paintout! We will be visiting the Toluma Farm located in Tomales, Ca. which offers fantastic rolling hills, barns, sheep, goats and more! Many thanks to Colleen Proppé for allowing us to join their group at such a beautiful location!
3:30pm - 4:00pm - Let's briefly meetup to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique). Restrooms: Yes Cell phone coverage: ONLY Verizon. Directions: From Highway 101 take the Petaluma/Washington Avenue Exit
Go West to Bodega Bay (Washington Avenue becomes Bodega Avenue)
Drive 8 miles from Petaluma looking for a "Dillon Beach/Tomales" sign as well as Coast Guard Sign.
Make a left (there is a left hand turn pocket and you will be on Petuluma-Tomales Rd), go 7 1/2 miles to HWY 1.
Take a Right and you are now in the town of Tomales.
Make a left on Dillon Beach Rd (go 1 mile).
Make a Right on Middle Road (3/4 mile).
Toluma Farms is the 2nd farm on the left. Parking: Yes
There will be parking along the Middle road. A couple hundred feet down from the farm there is an inlet that has additional parking.
We will be painting at Tara Firma Farms on beautiful San Antonio Road! Thanks to Gerald and Paula Alsterlind, we were able to coordinate a meet-up here at the farm. Beautiful rolling hills with oak along the Sonoma-Marin border, prototypical pastoral scenery that should be inspiring to all who love painting our local scenery! Also, if you are interested in learning about their sustainable organic livestock farming operation, they are very enthusiastic educators. We are very much looking forward to it!
Join us this Sunday, March 30th (11am - 4pm) for our 50th NBPA paintout on a private ranch!
(Photo courtesy of Linda Rosso. Photo taken last Spring)
March will be great for budding vineyard and red clover cover crop! Linda Rosso has kindly made arrangements for the NBPA group to meet
at Warnecke Ranch and Vineyards - this is the location of Chalk Hill
Residency where she did her artists residency last Spring. You can see
***Be advised of the possible muddy grounds, we recommend you wear HIKING BOOTS. The roads are rough gravel and some of the terrain is steep***
ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLETE FORM,
INCLUDING SIGNATURE IN ORDER TO
PAINT ON PROPERTY
***Please bring this completed & signed form Sunday, we will collect immediately, before we being our tour of the ranch***
11:00am - 11:30am - Brief meetup and tour by Linda Rosso. IMPORTANT TO MEET ON TIME!
11:30am - 3:30pm - Let's Paint!
3:30pm - 4:00pm - Let's briefly meetup to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique).
Restrooms: Yes, located on both sides of the property.
Directions: Chalk Hill Residency/Warnecke Ranch: 13427 Chalk Hill Road, Healdsburg.
From 101 - talk the Shiloh Road/Windsor Exit and go east about 1 mile.
At stop sign, take left on Faught Road. You will pass equestrian center on left.
In about one mile, road splits slightly at Pleasant Avenue, and
Faught veers to the left - stay left on Faught Road for a very short
time, and watch for the beginning of Chalk Hill Road on your right.
Turn right onto Chalk Hill Road, which winds for about 5 miles.
The road rises (Chalk Hill will be on your left) and there will be a
newly built Chateau style compound on your right and a small red barn
building on your left.
Pass Toby Lane on the right and slow down.
Turn into the next driveway on your left, after the mailboxes.
The address is 13427 Chalk Hill Road and there are large Agave plants
and chain link gates and a sign marked Private Property. The gates will
Once inside the gates, stay on the main road with the purple plum
trees. It starts going downhill and you see a long yellow building on
your right. The only marking on the door says Restrooms.
Parking: Park anywhere in that area or in between the vineyard buildings - there is a red bench we can use as our meeting place.
From this location, we can walk or car shuttle to other locations on
the property - including the studio barns and residence house.