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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Upcoming: Prescott Plein Air Art Festival

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Otherworldly Watson Lake and the Granite Dells in Prescott.
How will I paint this?  Will I even try? Stay tuned!

This week, I'm leading a painting retreat in Taos (more on that in a future post), but right after, I'll be heading off to Arizona.  This is for the Prescott Plein Air Art Festival, October 13-16, 2022.  As most of you know, I lived in the area for many years and participated often as an invited artist for the Sedona plein air event.  Prescott was always over the mountain—I usually took the twisty, windy road through Jerome—so it wasn't somewhere I went often.  But I've always wanted to paint there, as the town in planted among some of the central highland's most beautiful natural landscapes, and the town itself has some scenic historic architecture.

You can visit the web site for full details (, but here is the general schedule:
  • October 13- 15 Plein Air Painting Days
  • October 14- Plein Air Demonstration  Art Education for families at Constellation Trail 9am – 3 pm
  • October 15- Plein Air Demonstration at Sharlot Hall Museum 9am – 3pm
  • October 16- Plein Air Reception at The Finn at Touchmark at the Ranch
Some of my old friends will be there, too, including Betty Carr, Gretchen Lopez and Dawn Sutherland.  I'm looking forward to painting with them again—and to making some new friends!  I hope to see you there.

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