Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Artist Getaway in Occidental, CA. - Reserve your spot Now! May 1st-6th, 20015

Artist Getaway in Occidental California is a painting vacation in the coastal redwood forest. Occidental is a small town nestled in Northern California beauty.

​​In Occidental we paint en plein air, the Sonoma Coast and Russian River painting locations are no further than 10 miles from the hotel. We will go to a location each day as a group to paint and then meet at 5 pm at the hotel pool to for painting sharing and discussion.

Artist Getaway's purpose is to enhance the social, cultural and emotional well being of artists and the community by supporting artists in their work and providing opportunities to promote art to the public. An Artist Getaway is a vacation for Plein Air painting for any level of experience and in any medium, oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, etc. and was founded in 2012. Plein Air (painting in the open air) became famous in France in the 19th century. Some of the hotels we stay in have meeting rooms where we can paint indoors as well in the open air. Artists can paint on their own or paint as a group in the scenic locations where we stay.

​​Samantha McNally, Artist Getaway founder, is a member of the California Watercolor Association, the East Bay Pleinair Painters, the East Bay Artist Guild, the North Bay Pleinair Painters and the Benicia Pleinair Painters.Samantha has paintings in the Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek,CA and in the Benicia Plein Air Gallery in Benicia, CA. Samantha served on the CWA (California Watercolor Association) Board of Directors for 4 years from 2007 through 2010 and is currently the co-chair of the CWA pleinair group and on the CWA National E
xhibition Committee. Samantha has lots of experience planning and chairing and participating in art events and looks forward to planning your Artist Getaway. If you have any questions please send an email to

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