Summer 2021

 

Message from James!

“Fellow painters! While it’s been a challenging year of transition I truly appreciate everyone who helped host a paint out or even attended one. The numbers have been down but the enthusiasm has remained strong. Along the way I have thought long and hard as to how we can make next year better, and I would still welcome your feedback.

There hasn’t been enough interest in our meeting at the Oakley Community Center during the winter months to make it worthwhile, and I will be gone for much of January into early February. So for now we are going to hit pause, regroup, recharge, and begin making plans for the spring. At some point in early March I will announce an organizational meeting and hope to see you there. At that time we’ll plan through June. In June we’ll meet again (or gather virtually) and plan the remainder of the season. I think this approach works best; If a paint out early in the year has to be cancelled due to weather or other circumstances we’ll slot it into the second half. The specter of Covid continues to haunt us and there are too many uncertainties to project too far into the year.

Meanwhile if anyone decides to just go out on their own and paint (even during the winter we can have some very pleasant weather) please post it to the Facebook page or let Rosemarie know and she’ll post it to the calendar.

Thanks again to all. Enjoy the upcoming holiday season and rest assured the Asheville Plein Air Painters group will be back. Just consider us “temporarily under construction.”
James

Regarding the down time – again we’d love to see what you are doing, so share your work (on Facebook or sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) and we’ll continue our online Galleries for each month.

Again big thank you to James Cassara for keeping us all painting and doing all the hard work of organizing this group. Also a big thank you to all of the hosts for stepping forward and leading us to wonderful painting locations!

Have a wonderful & safe Holiday season!

Special note: Email scams to artists are a common occurrence these days. We recently heard that some of our group members have received such emails and potentially because of their presence on our website.
Please don’t be taken by these scams.
If you have a concern about this and would suggest any changes to our operations, please use contact form to let us know your thoughts.
Check out this article for what to look for if you receive such an email. (link) Take note of the red flags, and what you should do! Hopefully none of us will get caught in their webs!


PAPA

For those who have participated in any of the PAPA paint-outs and would like to know what is going on with the organization, check out their Facebook page. They now have an exhibit of work at the Wedge at Foundation (link)


The Weather Gods finally smiled on us and Ed Morris had a beautiful day for his Paint-Out Demo. Following are some high lights!

Thank you Cynthia Llanes Johnson for sharing these photos of the September 2, 2021 demonstration with us!

Important: In the future if you are planning to join the group for a paint-out, please check the  Calendar on the day of the event in case there is any kind of change. In the past most events have gone smoothly, but that is not always the case.

Covid update:  Hopefully this is only a small step back, but with the new guidelines please use your best discretion about masking & social distancing & please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. Check with the event host to see if there will be a sharing session at the end. We hope that you will however share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com).

For anyone coming to this page … we are a loosely knit group of painters (at all levels of skill, media used & styles executed) who enjoy Plein Air Painting as a group. We have no fees and all who want to join us are welcome. To find out about our events (generally held Tuesdays – 9:30am to 12:30pm) all you need to do is either check listings below on this page, on the calendar, through Facebook or you can request to be added to our mailing list through the contact form on this site. Hosting a paint-out, sending out mailings, website & Facebook are all done by volunteers. Please respect the environment you are painting in and your fellow artists.

 

Following are some of the locations that we painted out in 2021 – sometimes we had to cancel because of rain, but sometimes even that did not deter some of the group. Check under galleries to see what the came home with!

MAY | JUNE | JULY | AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER | NOVEMBER

 

MAY 2021

May 4 – Zealandia – Host: Bee Adams
Address: 40 Vance Gap Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
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2019 painting demo

Zealandia is an historic home over looking Asheville. It is a Tudor Revival style dwelling, built in 1908. We have painted at this location a number of times in the past. On October 3, 2019 Lisa Blackshear, founder of Asheville Plein Air Painters (then Asheville Urban Landscape Project ), gave a painting demonstration & a brief history of our group. You can see this plus a short video by linking here. Besides the house and the view of Asheville, There are lovely gardens and mountain views in every direction.

Cheryl Keefer – 2014

Meeting time is 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. If you have questions please contact Bee Adams at beeadams50@gmail.com. Thank you for observing the Covid protocol – with masks and social distancing. Parking available, but be sure not to block traffic when you set up. Share your paintings on Facebook or send to website via Rosemarie and we will add your painting to the paint-out gallery. Some past galleries to explore for this location are: 2019, October 3, 2019, 2018, Oct 23, 2018,  2017, 10.10.17, 2014, 5.1.14.

 

May 11 – Changed to Beaver Lake in North Asheville

May 11 –  Water Rock KnobHost: James Cassara
Address: Scott Creek, NC 28779
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James Cassara – 2020

Come paint with us at Water Rock Knob off the Blue Ridge Parkway.  One of 2019’s most popular outings, the Knob offers spectacular views in several directions overlooking forests and mountains. It’s 6200 foot elevation allows for clear skies and although not shaded (making an umbrella a nice option) cool temperature.  Water Rock Knob is 44 miles from Asheville, just past Waynesville NC.  And while the distance is a bit longer than our group typically does it’s more than worth it.  Restroom facilities and a snack shop are on site.

Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. You may want to carpool for this one, but be advised the drivers have the discretion to require masks for the trip – Check on Facebook to see if anyone is setting up a carpool or offer your own. As always observe Covid safety measures. Contact James Cassara at jjcassara@gmail.com if you have questions. Past Galleries: 2020, June 4, 2019, July 25.

Directions: off the Blue Ridge Parkway, 44 miles from Asheville, just past Waynesville NC

May 18 –  Casa CassaraHost: James Cassara
Address: 432 Olivette Rd. in the Erwin Hills community of Asheville
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2020 group beginning outings again after three month lock-down!

A view of pond – see Sandra Moore’s painting in the gallery, June 2020

Keeping it closer to home we’ll be painting at Casa Cassara, James’s own 1.4 acre of serenity.  Lots of wildflowers, pollinators, a fish pond and fantastic views.  432 Olivette Rd. in the Erwin Hills community of Asheville.  Ample parking (and a church parking lot nearby if needed) and two restrooms as he opens his home to fellow artists. 

Comment from 2020:  Sandy Moore commented, “Thank you James for sharing your world with us today.

Directions: 432 Olivette Rd. in the Erwin Hills community of Asheville

Meeting time is 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. If you have questions please contact  James Cassara  at jjcassara@gmail.com Last year James opened his home to the group for the first time and you can see a gallery of their work at: 2020, June 11.

Covid update: With new CDC guidelines, we’ve decided that we will again have a sharing time at the end of the painting sessions for those who would want to participate. Please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com).

 

 

May 25  –  Sandy Mush Farms* – Host: James Cassara
Address: 432 Big Sandy Mush Road, Leicester, NC
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*(depending on availability, o/w we will switch to Ledges Park in Alexander – update will be posted if this happens)

Brian Murphy – August 2020

Sandy Mush Farm is a beautiful farm with open fields, cows, an old log house, restored farm house, barns, and big views of the Sandy Mush valley, including the original general store and chapel of this settlement. Bring your painting supplies and lunch. It is a way out from town and there are no food options nearby.

Meeting time is 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. If you have questions please contact  James Cassara  at jjcassara@gmail.com. Share your paintings on Facebook or send to website via Rosemarie and we will add your painting to the paint-out gallery. Galleries for this location (we’ve been here a number of times) are: 2020, August 6, 2018, May 1, 2017, 4.25.17.

Covid update: With new CDC guidelines, we’ve decided that we will again have a sharing time at the end of the painting sessions for those who would want to participate. Please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) .

 

 
JUNE 2021

June 1 – Bauer Ridge – Host: Kat Bauer
Address: 111 Maramonte Way, Burnsville
Map – see directions below

Bauer Ridge Paint-Out event is open all day from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Bauer Ridge has long views of Mt. Roan in the Unaka Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, and long views of the Smoky Mountains. The Hawthorne Springs Trail, multi-leveled yard, small fish pond, and our private lane are beautiful areas to paint. The covered wrap around deck has plenty of space for social distancing. Bauer Ridge is surrounded by lush green forest with no other house in sight.

Light refreshments will be available. There are two restrooms available to use. One is handicap accessible on the ground level. For more information and photos about Bauer Ridge please check out the following link. www.aribnb.com/h/bauerridge or www.bauerridge.com

Bauer Ridge is located at 111 Maramonte Way, Burnsville. GPS doesn’t always quite get you there. Directions From Asheville: Take exit 4a I-26 Weaverville to exit 9 Spruce Pine/Burnsville/HWY 19. After about 5 miles turn right onto Bethel Rd. (big white church). Turn right onto Ponder Creek Rd. After 2 miles turn right onto Ponder Mountain Rd. (Note: this is right after the county line sign) Turn right onto Maramonte Way.
Parking is limited. The parking areas fit 6 cars and the rest will park on upper Maramonte Way. Carpooling would be helpful.
We will meet on the deck at 9 and I can explain the details of the property.
With Questions contact Kat Bauer at katherinebauer5@gmail.com

Covid update: With new CDC guidelines, we’ve decided that we will again have a sharing time at the end of the painting sessions for those who would want to participate. Please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) .

 

June 8  Downtown Black MountainHost: Cindy Shaw
Address: Downtown Black Moutain, NC
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Tuesday, 9:30 to 12:30 at Black Mountain, NC

About
Black Mountain was incorporated on March 4, 1893. The first inhabitants of the area were the Cherokee. A road was built through the area in 1850 and railroad followed in 1879.

The downtown area has many eclectic shops, historic buildings, churches and cafes, attracting seasonal tourism, a main staple of the local economy. There are also many quaint bed and Breakfasts. Views of the nearby mountains are easily seen.

Parking : Town Center parking lots and on street (some have pay meters)
Restrooms: Town center park/green space
Host: Cindy Shaw cshawpaint@gmail.com or phone: 703.268.3544

Photos & Information from Black Mountain Tourism board …  Link here for a PDF to print out.

Covid update: With new CDC guidelines, we’ve decided that we will again have a sharing time at the end of the painting sessions for those who would want to participate. Please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) .

 

June 15  Pack SquareHost: Bee Adams
Address: Battery Park Ave and Page Ave
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Because of Construction around Pack Square, Bee Adams will move paint-out to Battery Park Ave and Page Ave. She will meet group near the Wall Street garage exit at the top of the stairs across from the Grove Arcade.

Parking is available in the Wall Street garage, or on the street.
Restrooms in the center area of the Grove Arcade.
Painting options are: The Grove Arcade, The Battery Park Hotel, St. Lawrence, The Flatiron Building, Wall Street and further afield at Pritchard Park or any urban location.

Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm  – Contact host, Bee Adams at beeadams50@gmail.com

Covid update: With new CDC guidelines, we’ve decided that we will again have a sharing time at the end of the painting sessions for those who would want to participate. Please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) .

 

June 22  Lake Tomahawk in Black MountainHost: Marilyn Owens
Address: Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Paint at Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Covid update: With new CDC guidelines, we’ve decided that we will again have a sharing time at the end of the painting sessions for those who would want to participate. Please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) .

Bring your own painting gear. Parking is free & available at the park.

Directions: From Asheville, follow US-70 E (13.3 mi) – Turn left onto Cragmont Rd (0.1 mi) – Slight right onto Rhododendron Ave (0.1 mi) – Turn left onto Connally St (335 ft) – Turn right onto Lake Tomahawk Path – Destination will be on the left

Host: Marilyn Owens can be reached at marilyndesigns18@gmail.com

June 29  Downtown Weaverville & Weaverville ParkHost: Yossi Daboosh
Address: Downtown Weaverville
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Painting time: 9:30 to 12:30. Weaverville, just north of Asheville,  has been a favorite place for the APAP group to paint. There are many interesting building & also a well hidden park with lovely scenery. All accessed from the parking lot down town.

Host: Yossi Daboosh can be contacted with questions at dabooshart@gmail.com

Covid update: With new CDC guidelines, we’ve decided that we will again have a sharing time at the end of the painting sessions for those who would want to participate. Please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) .

(Note: painting was done by Lisa Blackshear at an early paint-out in 2015!)

 
JULY 2021

July 6  Blue Ridge DayliliesHost: Bee Adams
Address: 872 Lower Flat Creek Rd, Alexander NC 28701
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The House and the Lilies – Bee Adams

9:30-12:30 The peak flowering for the day lilies is the 4th of July. This welcoming site has the largest collection of premium Day Lilies in  WNC  and only 15 minutes North of Asheville. July is the height of the bloom season and the gardens are wonderful. There are two large fields of day lilies bordered by unique garden landscaping with whimsical garden ornaments, bird houses,  ducks in a small stream, a farm house view (across the street from the gardens)  and an old house on the hill overlooking the gardens. There is morning shade to paint in on the far side of the fields. A sun umbrella would be good to use as it would give you more site choices. Porta-potties are on site. Parking can be limited, carpool with a friend if you can. Day lilies are also available for sale at the farm. Bug spray recommended. We can meet to share our work at 12:00 (check with B. Adams where to meet) . Contact Bee Adams … if you have questions …

Covid update: With new CDC guidelines, we’ve decided that we will again have a sharing time at the end of the painting sessions for those who would want to participate. Please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) .

Link to Blue Ridge Lilies for more information

July 13  UNCA Botanical GardensHost: Yoosi Daboosh
Address: 151 W T. Weaver Boulevard, Asheville, NC 28804
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Meryl Meyer (2015)

Join us at the Botanical Gardens of Asheville for a plein air paint out. A half-mile trail meanders through these gardens that feature 600+ species of Appalachian plants. Parking is limited. The restrooms do not open until 10am, when the gift shop opens. This event is free and open to all ages, media, sketchers and painters. The facility has limited handicapped accessibility as the terrain can be bumpy.

Directions: From downtown Asheville – Head east on Patton Ave toward Haywood St (430 ft)
– Turn left onto N Lexington Ave (0.3 mi) – Continue onto Broadway St (0.4 mi) – Slight right to stay on Broadway St (0.6 mi) – Turn right onto W T. Weaver Boulevard (325 ft) – Turn left – Destination will be on the left.

Contact Yoosi Daboosh dabooshart@gmail.com if you have questions. Continue to practice safe

Covid update: With new CDC guidelines, we’ve decided that we will again have a sharing time at the end of the painting sessions for those who would want to participate. Please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) .

 

July 20  Riverside CemeteryHost: Lissa Friedman
Address: 53 Birch St, Asheville, NC 28801
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Riverside Cemetery was founded in 1885 and encompasses 87 acres within Montford. The area is very rolling and has lots of large trees making it well shaded. There are lots of interesting monuments and mausoleums among the regular grave stones.

Lissa (lissafriedman@gmail.com) said that there is an office building where we can use bathrooms. We just have to park off the side and not block the road, and avoid funerals. Please contact her with any questions.

Times are 9:30 am to 12:30pm. Covid update: With new CDC guidelines, we’ve decided that we will again have a sharing time at the end of the painting sessions for those who would want to participate. Please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) .

July 27  Never Ending Flower Garden in Barnardsville.  Host: Anne Marie Brown
Address: 152 Tom Harris Trail, Barnardsville
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Rebecca Gottesman 2020

Rural vistas & flowers by the yard, You-cut flower farm. Short drive from Asheville. See Gallery from last year. August 13, 2020 https://ashevillepleinair.com/gallery-2020/

Bathroom in house, and is accessible. Please wear masks inside. Park near greenhouse and sheds for better visibility of fields.

Covid update: With new CDC guidelines, we’ve decided that we will again have a sharing time at the end of the painting sessions for those who would want to participate. Please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) .

If you have questions,  check with Host: Anne Marie Brown ambttn@hotmail.com
Website for Never Ending Flower Garden is https://www.theneverendingflowerfarm.com/

 

AUGUST 2021

August 3  Lake Tomahawk in Black MountainHost: Marilyn Owens
Address: Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Paint at Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.

This is a make up for the rained out event June 22. Second times a charm!

We can paint all around the lake.  Seven Sisters Mountains and golf course on the
beautiful lake with small island and children’s playground.

We can gather at gazebo around noon. There are many restaurants in nearby Black Mountain.

Covid update:  Hopefully this is only a small step back, but with the new guidelines please use your best discretion about masking & social distancing & please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. Check with the event host to see if there will be a sharing session at the end. We hope that you will however share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com).

Bring your own painting gear. There are 3 parking areas and a bathroom facility. There is some cover in case of rain.

Directions:
exit 59 from I40 onto 70 will bring you there From Asheville, follow US-70 E (13.3 mi) – Turn left onto Cragmont Rd (0.1 mi) – Slight right onto Rhododendron Ave (0.1 mi) – Turn left onto Connally St (335 ft) – Turn right onto Lake Tomahawk Path – Destination will be on the left
(note: you can also use exit 64 at Black Mountain – just head to Asheville on 70)

Host: Marilyn Owens can be reached at marilyndesigns18@gmail.com

August 10 Olivette Farms Community Host: James Cassara
Address: 1069 Olivette Rd, Asheville, NC 28804
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James Cassara – 2020 Olivette Riverside Park

Special note from James:

Fellow painters!  We are all set for Tuesday’s paint out at Olivette Farms.  Since it is a new site I wanted to give some further information.  Parking is somewhat limited and there is a small event taking place at the pavilion until 10.  My suggestion is that some of us meet at my house at (432 Olivette Rd. Asheville 28804) by 9:15 and carpool the five minutes to Olivette Farms. 

If you choose to meet us there, follow these directions to the pavilion.  Once inside the community it can be quite tricky so I mapped this out to be certain. From Olivette Rd. turn at the sign (French Broad River Way) into the community.  Cross the first bridge and turn Right at the stop sign. When you cross the second bridge make an immediate Left. You will soon cross some RR tracks and as you crest the hill it seems the road is disappearing; It’s not. Stay on that paved road and as you approach the French Broad River  the road will veer to the left.  The building we will meet at is on the right.  We have access to the entire area but please don’t park in any places that might block traffic. 

See you there! 

Come join us at the lovely Olivette Farms Community at 1069 Olivette Rd, Asheville, NC 28804 (www.olivettenc.com) on the banks of the French Broad.  Spectacular views with restroom facilities on site.  However, parking is limited. so I would suggest some of us park at my house (432 Olivette Rd.) and then carpool the remaining two miles to Olivette Farms.  Once inside the community the signs can be a bit confusing but if you continue to the river you cannot go wrong. 

Olivette Farms is a lovely place to paint, and I am very excited to add it to our list of sites!  As usual we’ll gather at 9:30 (those wishing to carpool should meet at my house at 9:15) and share our work around noon.

Covid update:  Hopefully this is only a small step back, but with the new guidelines please use your best discretion about masking & social distancing & please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. Check with the event host to see if there will be a sharing session at the end. We hope that you will however share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com).

Questions: contact James at JJCassara@gmail.com

 

August 17 The Farm at Leicester
Rained Out
Host: Candace Neff
Address: 494 Old Newfound Rd, Leicester, NC 28748
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“Due to today’s steady rain the Paint Out at Leicester Farms is cancelled. We are hoping to reschedule it for a later date. Stay dry and make some art!James Cassara

 

August 24 The Farm at Leicester Host: Candace Neff
Address: 494 Old Newfound Rd, Leicester, NC 28748
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We are going to try this again with sunny skies!

Time: 9:30 am to 12:30pm APAP member Candace Neff will host us at her neighbors property in the beautiful Newfound Community. Sweeping views of the mountains and a smattering of farm houses and fields.

Directions: From Patton Avenue in Asheville turn onto New Leicester Highway. At 4.4 miles turn left onto Newfound Rd. Go 3 miles to Old Newfound Rd. and turn right. Approximately 1/2 mile the farm is on the right.

Covid update: Hopefully this is only a small step back, but with the new guidelines please use your best discretion about masking & social distancing & please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. Check with the event host to see if there will be a sharing session at the end. We hope that you will however share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com).

If you have other questions you can call Candace at 561-317-0448.

 

Following Paint-out rescheduled to September 2, 2021 – all other information  is the same!

August 31 The Park at Flat Rock Demo by Eddie Morris
Address: 55 Highland Golf Dr, Flat Rock, NC 28731
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Eddie Morris who has contributed some great tips for us will Demonstrate: Mixing greens without using greens. This is our first Demonstration in quite a while, so something to look forward too. In September of 2019 Eddie Morris did a very well attended demo at Mills River Park. You can see a review of that event with a number of short videos by linking here

Covid update: Hopefully this is only a small step back, but with the new guidelines please use your best discretion about masking & social distancing & please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. Check with the event host to see if there will be a sharing session at the end. We hope that you will however share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com).

There will be more details to come, but event times will be 9:30am to 12:30pm.

 

September 2021

September 7  Catawba FallsHost: Cindy Shaw
Address: 3074 Catawba River Rd, Old Fort, NC 28762, USA
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Cindy Shaw will host. On Tuesday September 7th, join us for paint out at lovely Catawba Falls, just 25 miles east of Asheville. There are several good views of the river, woodlands, bridge, old stone building, river rocks and path within 1/4 – 1/2 mile walk from the parking lot, or hike 1.1 mile to the falls! Water friendly shoes are a must as the area is shaded and remains moist. Bug spray is always a good idea.

The country road leading up to the parking area is also quite scenic, although be mindful of the public right of way and private land. 

Restrooms are open and in the parking lot.

 

Covid update:  Hopefully this is only a small step back, but with the new guidelines please use your best discretion about masking & social distancing & please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. Check with the event host to see if there will be a sharing session at the end. We hope that you will however share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com).

Question – contact Cindy Shaw cshawpaint@gmail.com or phone: 703.268.3544

September 14  Leicester Public LibraryHost: James Cassara
Address: 1561 Alexander Rd. Leicester, NC 28748
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Host: James Cassara On September 14 we’ll be painting at the Leicester Public Library (1561 Alexander Rd. Leicester, NC 28748) as part of a special project marking the library’s 20th anniversary.  Artists are invited to offer their interpretation of  the exterior of the building or specific interior views.  No oil based paints inside please, but watercolor or water based are fine. 

The library will be displaying a select few pieces during the month of November, and are accepting submissions from October 1-15.  Details regarding the submission process will follow. 

This is a great way for our group to increase its community profile while painting something a bit different from our traditional landscapes.  Since we began as the Asheville Urban Landscape Painters this is coming back full circle!

 

September 21 Shoemaker Back Yard*Host: Susan Shoemaker
Address: 101 Firwood Ct. Asheville, NC 28804
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*Due to the likelihood of strong storms today’s paint out has been cancelled. Please check back for updates regarding our rescheduling.

 

 

September 28 Shoemaker Back YardHost: Susan Shoemaker
Address: 101 Firwood Ct. Asheville, NC 28804
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For our September 21 paint-out local resident and retired teacher Susan Shoemaker is offering up the gardens of her backyard, which were lovingly created by her husband. While the space is small it offers gorgeous colors, a “mini-waterfall”,  and a variety of shapes perfect for close up work.

The address is 101 Firwood Ct. Asheville, very close to the Stoney Knob restaurant in Weaverville.  There is ample street parking and Susan will allow use of her bathroom (please wear your mask) if needed. This is something a bit different for us but it continues our mission of being a more visible part of the local community.

Note: In order to maintain reasonable social distance the yard can accommodate up to eight or ten painters.  If it becomes too crowded Yoosi Daboosh will lead a group to the nearby Weaverville Park. It’s a site we’ve used before and remains a favorite. As usual we will meet at 9:30 and paint until noonish.  We hope to see you there! 

Covid update: Please check on current covid recommendations and be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) .

 

October 2021

October 5 100 Year Old Home in Old FortHost: Anne Bevan
Address: 84 Harlowe Noblitt Rd., Old Fort NC 28762
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Anne Bevan has graciously offered up her 100 year old home in Old Fort for us to appreciate and paint. To be clear, we are welcome to create paintings of the house, not give the house a paint job! If buildings aren’t your wheelhouse then we can drive down to Mountain Cove Lake, a privately owned spot that we’ll have access to, less than a mile from Anne’s home.

Fall colors, mountain views, and a lovely place to set up and make art. The home address is 84 Harlowe Noblitt Rd., Old Fort NC 28762. Parking and bathroom facilities (as well as a covered shelter) are available at the lake. As always carpooling is recommended; we’ll start at 9:30 and share out around noon.

Covid update: Please check on current covid recommendations and be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) .

 

October 12 The Highland Lake Cove Retreat CenterHost: Lissa Friedman
Address: 215 Rhett Dr, Flat Rock, NC 28731
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Special Note: Finding the exact spot chosen is a bit difficult, so Lissa will meet folks out front. The exact address is 34 Lake Cove Road, Flat Rock 28731. Park out front where there is access to the bathrooms. Lissa will gather us at 9:30 (or shortly thereafter) and guide us to the spot she’s chosen.

9:30am to 12:30 pm, Lissa Friedman will be hosting us at The Highland Lake Cove Retreat Center for our October 12th paint out. There is a lake and a tributary, beautiful gardens, a pasture with goats, ample parking, and so much more. We have full access to the bathroom at the cafe. The address is 215 Rhett Dr, Flat Rock, NC 28731, just a minute or two away from where Eddie Morris did his recent demo. This is a new spot for us and looks absolutely gorgeous.

Lissa will meet everyone at 9:30 near the entrance on Rhett Dr, and show you where to park. We hope to see you there!

Covid update: Please check on current covid recommendations and be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) .

October 19  Bauer RidgeHost: Kat Bauer
Address: 111 Maramonte Way, Burnsville
Map – see directions below

Return to Bauer Ridge!  Asheville Plein Air Painter Kat Bauer has invited us back to her bed and breakfast in Burnsville.  Bauer Ridge is located 111 Maramonte Way, Burnsville and offers some spectacular views in several directions.  The gardens are a painting unto themselves but the fall colors should be in peak form for this event.  Our first trip to Bauer Ridge was one of our most well received; If you missed out come see what the “buzz” was all about.  Given the distance and limited parking, carpooling is STRONGLY suggested.  Once you get off the main road  GPS is spotty so be sure to save these directions:   From Asheville: Take exit 4a I-26 Weaverville to exit 9 Spruce Pine/Burnsville/HWY 19. After about 5 miles turn right onto Bethel Rd. (big white church). Turn right onto Ponder Creek Rd. After 2 miles turn right onto Ponder Mountain Rd. (Note: this is right after the county line sign) Turn right onto Maramonte Way.  Meet at 9:30 and share out at noon or thereabouts. We hope to see you there! 

With Questions contact Kat Bauer at katherinebauer5@gmail.com

Covid update: Please check on current covid recommendations and be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We also hope that you share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com) .

October 26  The cabin located in Hoopers Creek Host: Marsha Hyatt
Address: 4 Couch Mountain View Drive, Fletcher (Hoopers Creek) NC 28732 
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Marsha Hyatt has generously offered her cabin for our final paint out of October, just in time for the fall colors. There are two-tiered uncovered patios, with mountain views and beautiful fall trees to paint. 

As an extra gesture, Marsha will provide light refreshments for our benefit.  Come nourish your body and your spirit!  As always we will meet around 9:30 and share out at noon.  Given the extra distance, carpooling is strongly recommended although there is ample parking.  Can accommodate 12 cars. Road and driveway are gravel and slight incline.There will be access to restrooms.

Covid update:  Hopefully this is only a small step back, but with the new guidelines please use your best discretion about masking & social distancing & please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. Check with the event host to see if there will be a sharing session at the end. We hope that you will however share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com).

 

NOVEMBER 2021

November 2 The Farm at Leicester Host: Candace Neff
Address: 494 Old Newfound Rd, Leicester, NC 28748
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Time: 9:30 am to 12:30pm APAP member Candace Neff will host us at her neighbors property in the beautiful Newfound Community. Sweeping views of the mountains and a smattering of farm houses and fields.

Directions: From Patton Avenue in Asheville turn onto New Leicester Highway. At 4.4 miles turn left onto Newfound Rd. Go 3 miles to Old Newfound Rd. and turn right. Approximately 1/2 mile the farm is on the right.

Covid update: Hopefully this is only a small step back, but with the new guidelines please use your best discretion about masking & social distancing & please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. Check with the event host to see if there will be a sharing session at the end. We hope that you will however share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com).

If you have other questions you can call Candace at 561-317-0448.

November 9 – Woodfin Riverside Park Host: James Cassara
Address: 1598 Riverside Dr  Woodfin, NC 28804
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Note: this event will begin at 10am.

Keeping it close to home our November 9th paint out will be a return visit to the Woodfin Riverside Park.  Located at 1598 Riverside Dr  Woodfin, NC 28804 it offers great views of the French Broad River and surrounding mountains. 

As the mornings grow more cool we are going to move our starting time to 10, with sharing out at 12:30. By that time the day should be warmer so feel free to bring along a bagged lunch and relax. Of course you’re more than welcome to arrive early and stay late.

 There is ample parking and restrooms available. Come join us for another great day of making art, connecting with friends, and enjoying the paradise we live in. Questions? Contact James Cassara at jjcassara@gmail.com

Covid update: Review current guidelines & use your best discretion about masking & social distancing & please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We hope that you will share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com).

November 16Riverview Station in the River Arts District Host: James Cassara
Address: 191 Lyman St #316, Asheville, NC 28801
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You want color? We’ve got color!  Next week we’ll gather at the Riverview Station in the River Arts District at 191 Lyman St #316, Asheville, NC 28801.  From there we can branch out in several directions, depending on whether you fancy the amazing architecture and beautiful (and sometimes outlandish) murals, or the last of the fall color trees alongside the French Broad.  We’ll gather at 10 and meet again at 12:30 to share what we’ve done. 

There are many fine eateries in the area.  It would be great if we could gather at one (I LOVE White Duck Taco) and embrace our spirit of camaraderie.   I hope to see you there!

 

Questions? Contact James Cassara at jjcassara@gmail.com

Covid update: Review current guidelines & use your best discretion about masking & social distancing & please be respectful of those that wish to continue to protect themselves and others. We hope that you will share your work on-line for those who are not able to attend every event (either on Facebook or by sending to Rosemarie at ashevillerose45@gmail.com).

 


 A word from Sue Dolamore about the Asheville Gallery of Art:

Have any of you considered applying to become members of a local cooperative gallery? The Asheville Gallery of Art is still seeking new members for the next fiscal year, which begins in November. There are some great reasons to join AGA:
The gallery has been in operation for over 30 years and the process of running the gallery has been fine tuned by countless members over the years.
It’s a group of very friendly and talented local artists. Now that we can have openings again and meet in person, the feeling of camaraderie will be restored.
It is a beautiful place to show your work and the location has proved to be excellent for downtown foot traffic.
Over the past 2 years, many changes have been made which have streamlined the operation and make it easier for members to do their part. Each member clerks one day a month and helps out with some committee work.

Sales have been record breaking since Asheville has opened back up after COVID.

The gallery was a great venue for me to start showing my art in Asheville and I am grateful to all the members for being a part of my artist’s journey. I will be leaving the gallery at the end of October to spend more time building up my RAD studio presence but I continue to love and support AGA and encourage other talented painters to consider it for themselves.

If you would like to apply for membership, please visit the gallery website at Ashevillegallery_of-art.com”


A number of our members are also members of the Asheville Gallery of Art who with the great effort of many of their artists have remained open and doing business (with safe guards) during this past year. They are currently looking for a few committed artists to join them … so check out this video and also go to Asheville Gallery of Art web site

An Aside:

Check out this interesting video about Ursula Gullow that was done during her summer residency with Golden Paint products. Some of you may know Ursula from her classes at AB Tec. She is off to Grad School in this fall!