Friday, October 23, 2015

64th NBPA Paintout - Helen Putnam Regional Park (Petaluma, Ca) Sunday October 25 (12pm-4pm)

64th NBPA Paintout - Helen Putnam Regional Park (Petaluma, Ca

  •  to 
  • Helen Putnam Park

    411 Chileno Valley Road, PetalumaCA (map)

  • Please note there are 2 entrances. 
    The first is the main parking lot at address below.
    ($7.00 /per vehicle)
    Address: Please take time to research and enter address in your GPS ahead of time.
    Helen Putnam Regional Park 
    411 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma
    The second parking (FREE) is at back part of the Park (SEE DIRECTIONS AT THE BOTTOM)
    Details on Park: Helen Putnam Regional Park lies just outside of Petaluma and offers a variety of terrain across 5.87 miles of trail. Excellent views of Petaluma to the east and rural Sonoma County to the west can be enjoyed from the Panorama Trail. The viewpoints may be accessed via a steep climb up the trail from the parking lot, or a gentler approach via the paved Ridge Trail past the Fish Pond. Fillaree, Pomo, and South Loop trails wind through forested areas offering shade on hot summer days. Equestrians, hikers, and bikers are welcome on all trails. 

    Bathroom: Yes. 

    Parking Fees: $7.00 (Recommended to bring cash just in case the kiosk is not working). 


    12:00pm - 4:00pm - Let's Paint! 

    4:00pm - 4:15pm - Let's meet back at Main Paid parking lot to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique). 

    Directions to Back side of Park (FREE Parking - on first come basis) 
    (From San Rafael): 
    Take the US-101 NORTH (17.6 mi) 
    Exit onto Petaluma Blvd S (1.1 mi)  

    At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Petaluma Blvd S (1.4 mi)  

    Turn left onto Western Ave (1.9 mi)  

    Turn left onto Chileno Valley Rd (0.8 mi) 
    Take the 1st left onto Armstrong

Friday, October 2, 2015

Thank you Point Reyes Field Institute for continued Sponsorship 2015 - 2016

Greetings Painters,

We are thrilled to announce the continued support and sponsorship from PRFI for 2015 - 2016!

The Point Reyes Field Institute (PRFI) 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 park!

Be sure to check out our Meetup calendars for 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***

You can view current class offerings here:¬

More information on the Point Reyes Field Institute can be found at:

Many Thanks and looking forward to our upcoming Paintouts!