Tuesday, September 29, 2015

5th Annual En Plein Exhibition October 3rd

Free wine, local cheeses, and delectable desserts await you at The Fifth Annual En Plein Air Art Exhibition!

This event will be held at The Lodge at Mallard’s Landing this next Saturday, October 3rd, from 2-4 pm!

Local artists with the Peninsula Art League have been working hard this summer to paint and draw their pieces outdoors.

If you love art and support artists, please consider dropping in to this free event to support your local arts community, and pass this email along to friends and family!

Plein air show info for artists

Plein Air Show at the Lodge at Mallards Landing welcomes any Urban sketches, Pieces from Drawing You In, &/or Plein Air Pieces from this year. You do need to be current (dues are due!) screened PAL member for this show. There is a $10 entry fee- it covers a collection of your pieces: If your pieces are LARGE (over 16x20) just bring 3-4,
if Medium (11x14- 9x12) you can bring up to 5,
if Smaller- you can bring up to 7.
This is an important part of our PAL mission- to develop us as artists and to expose the community to art by local artists. Please make your finishing touches and frame your pieces.
As soon as possible- send Anne Knapp your tagging info: (NO "quotes" or extra spaces or indentation- it goes crazy when I try to format it!)
TITLE of piece, where it was painted or name of model or???, medium used, your name, contact info, Price
(no commission is charged) 
I like doing our tags on the computer- it looks professional and clean and Legible. I print them on business cards, so no long titles, no sizes, and choose either phone or email- can't fit both!
 I will bring "hand writable" Tags for those who forget to send me info. 
If you do them like sample below, you make it an easy job!

sample tag:
Sehmel Study
Sehmel Homestead Park
Anne Moore Knapp

BRING PAINTINGS on Friday October 2nd at 1pm to the Lodge at Mallards Landing 7083 Wagner Way NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 235-3552 up on the mezzanine (there are elevators)
PLEASE put a tag with your info on the back of each art work- with name of piece

YES- you may bring an Artists Bio &/or business cards (we'll have a book to put it in)
I will bring hanging supplies and we will have a few folks to help hang.
We need to be hung and tagged BY 4pm so that the Arts Commission can Judge- so don't be late!
This is a very fun event- good chance to catch up with other artists and see what everyone's been doing!
I will send out separate info on the reception .
Mark your Calendars for Nov 2nd (Monday) to pick up your artwork anytime after 10 am
PS after you get your Plein air show stuff together...
look for Netsheds for November!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thank you!

Thank you for the opportunity to share my park & wilderness residency experiences with the membership last night!  Here are two links to guide you in applying for a park residency yourself.  National Parks, AIR program is here; 
Voices of the Wilderness program here; 
and if you'd like more information including a link to my books about Glacier & Gates of the Arctic (the books are available to read & purchase online) check out my website;  www.fernwoodstudio.com   Finally, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  Happy trails & happy creating!    robin

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Join Robin Peterson for painterly inspiration from outdoor adventures in the September PAL meeting, Gig Harbor Methodist Church,  7400 Pioneer Way, public welcome!

Mallard's Landing Deadlines coming up.

Greetings all,
   As we wind down the season of summer work outdoors, I wanted to give you all a friendly reminder that the annual show at Mallard's Landing is coming up. I encourage you to submit ( 4-7 pieces ) your work for the show so that we can share with the community what PAL artists have worked on outdoors during the summer. Trying a new medium and not screened in it yet? There will be an opportunity to do that before the meeting a week from now. Also consider that any paintings/drawings done outdoor this year( Drawing you in, Plein air group, Urban Sketchers, Garden tour, Vacation, even your own backyard/garden) is completely acceptable for this venue.
  Support your local art group while promoting your own accomplishments and bring your artwork the afternoon of Friday October 2nd to Mallard's Landing. Volunteers to help me collect artwork and hang the show would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions and can RSVP to let me know how many pieces you can bring please (name, title, price, medium... for tags) by the Sept. 27th.  Email me  and thanks for being a part of this great oppertunity. -Feather

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Cheers to the plein air season

   For our final event of the season I thought we would celebrate at the vineyards in Olalla. We will have 8 acres of grapes accompanied by lavender and some formal garden areas. There is a creek area that is forested and plenty of sitting area nooks to inspire you. Come paint, come taste, come relax but come rain or shine to join me for the final event of the season at 9:30 sharp... and bring a lunch that works with... lavender wine? Cheers!
Olalla Valley Vineyard & Winery
13176 Olalla Valley Road SE Olalla, WA 98359

Monday, September 7, 2015

Point Defiance Rose Garden September 10th

   For this incredibly nice weather we are heading for Tacoma's Point Defiance... what is not to love there? An astonishing abundance of blooms are flooding the rose garden for us to paint the petals as this week promises to provide sunshine for our event. Not into roses? They have so much variety of flowers among the boarders (along the fence) that you won't be disappointed. Bring your bright colors. Start time is 9:30. See you there!
5400 N.Pearl Street Tacoma

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September 3rd...Finholm/Bogue Viewing Platform

Hello all,
   Forecast is calling for some serious storms to move into the area for Thursdays. If they are anything like last weekend I don't believe we want to brave the elements but who knows in Gig Harbor. Rather then our regular adventure I had scheduled we are going to stay close... if the weather holds we can go to the Finholm area. There is a platform right off the street (beside Seahag's gift shop) and directly behind the parking lot across the street, there is a set of stairs that ascend for the same view from a different perspective. If you go up the road towards Anthony's resteraunt there is access down to a few piers of which one has the rent-a- boat.. for color. If it's rainy/blustery/threatening by 9 you all can take your chances but if the weather looks good I'll head to the site to arrive between 9:30 and 10:00.  Bogue Viewing Platform 8763 North Harborview Drive just across the street from Finholm market.