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.
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$500 PRIZE T O WINNING ENTR Y
$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 HallArtists please RSVP by Wed. Oct 2nd
- call Lupita’ s Bizarre Bazaar at 970-626-5050Questions and Instructions -- call Rick at 970-275-8866
Sponsored by Public Art Ridgway Colorado (P ARC) & the Weaver Family Foundation