Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Season's End for Paint Sedona Plein Air Workshops

Time certainly has flown this winter, and it's hard to believe that last week saw my last Paint Sedona workshop for the season and, this week, my workshop for the Sedona Arts Center.   It was a great winter - beautiful weather with lots of painting time, and I made some new friends through the workshops.  If you missed out this year, I've already got my schedule for the 2011/2012 season of Paint Sedona ( established.  You can sign up and make a deposit on any of these now.

My plein air painting workshops on Campobello Island ( are filling up fast.  Two weeks in August are already full!  If you've not been to Campobello Island, it's a lovely place - one of the quietest places I can imagine during summer, with nice beaches, bold cliffs, quaint fishing villages and lighthouses.  There are plenty of inexpensive places to stay there, and with my half-day format for the workshop, you can bring family and spend the afternoons exploring the island, whale-watching, hiking, biking or kayaking.

I should also mention that I have spaces left in some of my other workshops, which are sponsored by arts organizations and workshop centers.  Check out my workshops in Ivins, Utah; Batavia, Illinois; Valparaiso, Indiana; Acadia National Park, Maine; and St Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada, on my website workshop page.

Finally, I'd like to announce that I have delivered ten new paintings to Windrush Gallery here in Sedona.  The gallery is located in the Garland Building near the Schnebly Hill turn on Rte 179 in the Garland Building.  The website is  I hope you'll stop in to see some of this year's work.


Celeste Bergin said...

you're going great guns and you are becoming the painter laureate of Sedona!

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

Thank you, Celeste!