Paint Outs—which often include a free demonstration!
From January through April and then from October through December Paint Outs are scheduled at various venues including a variety of Pima County Parks (which are hosted by PAINT OUT IN THE PARKS (see below). Several Paint Outs include demonstrations by our signature members.
You are invited to attend one Paint-out as our guest before becoming a member of Sonoran Plein Air Painters.
PAINT OUT IN THE PARKS is presented by Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, Wendy Burroughs, Coordinator. Currently, these are held on Thursdays.
2018-2019 PAINT OUTS
Sunday, August 12, 6:30AM
Monday-Wednesday, September 24-25, 3:00PM
Madera Canyon. Campout option. (MAP)
Thursday, October 18, 3:00PM
Juan Santa Cruz Picnic area, Pima County (MAP)
Thursday, November 1, 2:00PM
Mt. Lemmon, Ski Valley (MAP)
Friday, November 9, 3:00 PM
Gates Pass, Pima Co. Parks Paint Out (MAP)
Demonstration by SPAP Signature Member Barbara Mulleneaux
Sunday, November 18, 9:00AM
Thursday, December 20, 2:00PM
Colossal Cave, Vail, AZ (MAP)
Demo by SPAP Artist Member Denyse Fenelon
Thursday-Friday, January 10-11, Organ Pipe National Monument
Saturday-Sunday, January 12-13, Town of Ajo & Vicinity
Please RSVP to email@example.com
RV and tent sites are available in Organ Pipe
Wednesday, January 23, 3 PM
Pizza Paintout, Ken Rupel’s house.
Address: 7101 W. Ina Road.
January 27, 9AM
January 31, 9AM
January 29, 3PM
January 31, 3PM
Jenks Stud Farm, Rillito Park
1090 E River Road
February 10, 3PM
Catalina State Park
February 19 - 24, 8AM - 10AM
Rillito Racetrack (public areas)
February 19 - 23, Any Afternoon
Jelks Stud Farm, Rillito Park
February 21 - 22, after 2PM
East gate entrance
Rillito Racetrack (public areas)
February 24, 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Rillito Farmers Market
Rillito Park (map HERE)
February 25, 10AM
March 16, 10AM
Paintout in conjuction with all-member show
Demonstration 10AM by Julie Patterson
Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park
12325 E Roger Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749
Mt Lemmon Windy Point
April 13, 8AM — 3PM
Annual Meeting and Paint Out
Ft Lowell Park, Ramada #3, off the main parking lot near the Pond (MAP)
Paint out at 8-11AM (Park opens at 7AM—you can paint earlier if you wish)
Annual Meeting 11AM
BBQ and Potluck: 11:30am
April 24, 6PM - 8PM
Meet in front of Maynard’s for refreshments at 8PM.
NOTE: On-street parking is free after 5PM.
May 16, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Ski Valley, Mt. Lemmon
San Pedro Vista
July 14-July 16
Mt. Lemmon Rose Canyon
Campout and Paint Out
Any old time you want to paint, paint!
If you want to camp, camp!
Reservations if desired: HERE.
No cell service
Bring food to share for dinner if you'd like
Bring a chair
If anyone needs camping gear, call or text Terri at 520-488-3960
Terri Gay will be be up there by 3pm Sunday, reserved campsite #71 if you need a reference point. There are 1st come 1st served sites, too. It's fun if we can get some near each other. It'd be good to snag #69.
Click here for MAP.
Mt. Lemmon Summit
Madera Canyon Picnic Site
October 6, 7:00-9:30AM
Find map and other information at https://sanctuarycove.org/
Coffee/Breakfast to follow at Angela's Mexican Food, 9190 N. Coachline Blvd.
Steam Pump Ranch
Oct. 22–24, 29–31, 26–27
Nov. 2-3, 5-7, 9-10, 12-14
There are restrictions for visiting. Please see the prospectus for details on making arrangements.
4:00PM - 7:00 PM
Meet at Maynards Market. Meet back at Maynards to share our work, maybe get a snack/drink somewhere.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parks Paint Out
San Xavier Mission
Tucson Mtns. King Canyon