Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Netshed session July 25th: Another week... another challenge,

Hi all- we are planning to meet 9 am-noon (or longer) at Eddon Boat Shop/Park. Follow Harborview Drive (north/left) away from city center. Eddon is the white building on right where Stinson connects to harborview (glass shop on the left- boatshop on the right). Anne plans to be in the grassy park area and Feather will most likely be on or near the dock just behind the boatshop. There are other sites close by to consider- past Eddon you can peek down at Netshed #2 or below- or there is net shed (3) that can be viewed from the park. If you need a netshed break, today I was painting the unique Eddon Boatshop building, there are nice water views and a dock and deck (some shade) to paint from as well as restroom to use by old brick house in park. Bring a hat and sunscreen- the fog may burn off sooner. A sack lunch is suggested, beneath the trees at the picnic table but there is a variety of "munch houses" less than 1/2 a mile in either direction on Harborview. Tide table says- hi tide (11 ft) at 7:10- LOW (minus) tide 1pm ish for Thursday.
We hope to see you there.

Netshed #9, 10, 8...

5 artists interpreting 3 different netsheds
It was a good turn out at the plein air session for the Netshed #9 outing last week. Numerous artists brought pad, pencil, paint and pastels to render one of 5 netsheds along  a small section of the central waterfront. From Skansie to Bujacich, spectators were both intrigued and curiosity as they to learn what their community was attempting with    The Netshed Challenge.

Elissa talks "paint" with spectator.
    While many artist gathered at Netshed #9 for lunch, it was right back to the docks for another creative session into the  latter afternoon.
Patricia studies
her subject.

Join us next week for another adventure in creativity... and bring your hat!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Netshed Challenge: on site session July 18th

Paint with Plein Air Group Thurs morning July 18th 9am- 1-ish
Jerisich Park and/or Netshed #9 (formerly Red Rooster Cafe) 3313 Harborview Dr behind Ship to Shore marine store.
Be courteous when painting on retail areas- if no one is already painting there- ask before setting up. Park on street NOT in net shed/retail parking lot. Walk around and look for a vista that appeals to you- take photos and have fun!!!
If you need more specific directions please email.

Introducing... The Netshed Challenge

Skansie Netshed
   Peninsula Arts League is proud to present: The Netshed Challenge. Local artist are gathering this summer to sketch, paint, photograph... artistically interpret the netsheds in historical downtown Gig Harbors along the scenic shoreline.
    There are 17 netsheds along the pleasant waterfront stroll. Though some may only be viewed from the water, many have easy viewing accessed from public areas. Please be mindful to private property and DO NOT TRESPASS.

Netshed maps for self guided tours can be found at the
3125 Judson Street
253 857 4842
Gig Harbor Civic Center
3510 Grandview ST(253) 853-3554
 or access information on viewing, history ect. concerning the 17 structures by going to:
   Plein air events will be scheduled on Thursdays or Saturdays throughout the summer to give opportunity for artists to work together and spectators to watch the artists at work. For those who are looking for a different perspective so that they may gather images to working in studio, there will be a Netshed cruise chartered for waterway viewing. These events will be created through Peninsula Art League's plein air group facilitators and posted here. If you have questions or want to be a part of this project and receive e-vitations to the gatherings you may contact
Stay tuned for the latest info in... The Netshed Project!