western Slope - Wednesdays

Meeting Time: Wednesdays 9 AM, in and around the Grand Junction. 
Contact: Nancy Lewis, 970-462-7370, Nancy@nblewis.com

We are entering into the cooler weather so I hope we see some of you artists who have been hiding from the heat. This events are free and all are welcome. There is no formal instructions but some of the artist like to share their work and are open for input. RSVP's are not required but are helpful for carpooling and company in more remote places. 

I will be gone for most events in September and October but the group still meets. I can still be reached by email but will be slower in responding.

There is an free paint out in Ridgeway Saturday October 5th at the Dennis Weaver Memorial Park from dawn until 3:30 PM. The Weaver family treats the artists as royalty with lunch, refreshments and even one $500 award for one artist and leaser amount for a student award. It is a great day and a wonderful place to paint. Spread the word and make it a day with your friends.  See attachment for more details.

September 4 - Tilman Bishop State Wildlife Area

Location: F 1/4 Rd and 37 1/4 , Palisade, CO 81526. Just west of Talbot’s about 1/2 mile. Go over canal bridge and take your immediate right and follow to the wildlife area.  Link to location: https://goo.gl/maps/LMDzNi6mM2HaYb7h6

This is a wildlife area where we may see birds, deer, and other creatures. The parking is surrounded by wine vineyard and peach trees and you will get a good view to Palisade valley floor, the Bookcliffs and the Grand Mesa. No Restrooms or water.

September 11 -  Bookcliffs Viewpoint in the Colorado National Monument.   Also you might want to paint at the SaddleHorn picnic area just past the Bookcliff Viewpoint. The views are spectacular at either place. At Bookcliff  viewpoint, you will be able to paint under the shade structure looking into the heart of the monument. Restrooms, water and coffee are available at the nearby visitor center. There is a $15 fee to go into the monument if you do not have a pass. If you want to carpool, park at the turn off into the monument at west gate and car pool with others. Directions. Go into the monument from the west gate of the monument, go up the monument to just before the visitor center, take a left and stay left, go past all the campgrounds until you get to the viewpoint. Link to the visitor center: https://goo.gl/maps/dtMbGESr89KjR8qS9

September 18 - Connected Lakes State Park. This is one of the my favorite places to paint in the fall: big Cottonwood trees where the leaves turn golden, interesting small lakes with wetlands, the Colorado River snakes through the park. There is a state park fee to use this facility so make sure to pay or you will get a ticket. Use the self pay station. There are restrooms, covered shelters along the lakes but no drinking water.  Meet near the restrooms.  Directions from Canyon View Park https://goo.gl/maps/nGPwXNDnehRxEHud8

September 25  - Windgate Park in the Redlands. Views looking up into the Colorado National Monument from a small public park. Close up view of the Windgate formations. There is a covered structure for shade. No restroom or water. Closest restroom is at Lunch Loops. https://goo.gl/maps/8fPAjC9CMjhoVotz9

October 5, Sat. - Special paint out,                                                                                                                                                 PLACE: Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, Ridgway , Colorado                                                                                                         DATE: Saturday , October 5 (Paint from dawn until 3:30 PM

ALL ARTISTS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE                                                                                                                                             No Entry Fee                                                                                                                                                                                    THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME T O OBSERVE and PURCHASE ARTWORK                                                                                            12:00 pm - Complimentary riverside picnic lunch for all participants                                                                                           4:00 pm - Wine/cheese reception/celebration and JUDGING OF P AINTINGS                                                                        4:30-5:30 pm - Sale of artwork to public


$100 PRIZE T O WINNING STUDENT                                                                                                                                            PARC will frame and donate the winning entry to the Town of Ridgway                                                                                       Piece will be part of a permanent collection in Ridgway Town Hall

Artists please RSVP by Wed. Oct 2nd

- call Lupita’ s Bizarre Bazaar at 970-626-5050

Questions and Instructions -- call Rick at 970-275-8866

Sponsored by Public Art Ridgway Colorado (P ARC) & the Weaver Family Foundation

"May you be the captain of your creativity"

Nancy Lewis


Plein Air Artists Colorado,   1659 Peridot Ct,   Castle Rock,   CO 80108

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