Winter 2021

Thoughts of Spring

We are turning the pages of the calendar to a new month with thoughts of Spring just around the corner. The past few days things are starting to grow again with the warm weather. We hope that is true for your creativity as well. We look forward to seeing what everyone has been doing in hibernation!

Calling out to fellow members to let us know if you would like to organize paint-outs this summer.

We hope that we can start our group “Plein Air” sessions now that life seems to be loosing up some again. Let us know your thoughts … here, on face book or by way of Asheville Plein Air Painters. We’ll set up a schedule and help promote the event, guide you if needed and finally show off work that the group would like to share.

Check out the Facebook page as there are some interesting comments & and we hope some inspiration. Also note that Scott Doc Varn of PAPA has a call out to all artists for The French Broad Exhibition. Check it out at: or get more information about PAPA at  

Continue painting and sharing were possible.

Above is a blast from the past … the painting was done by Cheryl Keefer in May of 2014 at Zealandia Castle. This is one of the groups early paint-outs and worth a second look! We have archived these events and you can see them by linking here.

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

February 2021

Below see what APAP members have been up to in February. So far we’ve had a very cold, wet, gloomy month! Everyone stay warm and safe!

Finally share your art work with us on FaceBook or send your images to Rosemarie.

Challenges of 2020

Our final word for the year is to wish each and every member and follower of the Asheville Plein Air Painters group a very Happy New Year and Safe, Healthy 2021!

This year has been quite a test for Asheville Plein Air Painters! We started by changing how we organized our group, taking the burden off of the shoulders of Sue Dolamore. Instead we asked for volunteer hosts to organize the paint-outs (which when we resumed our weekly adventures, turned out great)! Then we also had to contend with a world more or less turned on it’s head and figuring out the best way to still be able to get out and paint with a group was a real Challenge.

Now that winter is upon us we’ve decided that continuing as we did in the past is not in the best interest of the group, so we will not do our usual indoor gatherings. Instead we’re asking that if anyone wants to try and put together an outdoor Plein Air event during a nice patch in the weather, do let us know and we will promote it here, on the calendar and on Facebook. Also if you want to call out to the group through Facebook for  “it’s a beautiful today – want to join me in at (some interesting outdoor spot)” don’t hesitate, there are some “very” dedicated members! Check out November Gallery below!

A big thank you to everyone who volunteered to host a paint-out during the 2020 season James Cassara, Hyn Patty, Kathleen Forrest, Sandra Moore,  Anne Marie Brown, Kimberlee Kepper, Don Osterberg, Cindy Shaw & Lynn Starun. Even those who did not join in the outings, appreciated seeing the work that was done. Finally, to those that could not join the group’s paint-outs, we are so glad that you have shared the wonderful work you produced during this stressful year.

Note: The painting tips that Ed Morris has shared with us over this past year can now be accessed under resources.