November Plein Air Painting

Welcome to all artists: from watercolorists to acrylic painters, graphic artists to photographers. Come and paint or draw or take photos.

Stege Marsh By Charlotte Britton

Meet at the site at 11 am.

Go to for all the latest information about exhibits, programs and other activities.

Contact People:
Charlotte Britton (510) 234-5028
Linda Oppen (510) 558-0241
Meg Stockwell (510) 526-9450

November 1– Middle Harbor Regional Shoreline (Carol Ginsberg)
Directions: From the Caldecott Tunnel: take Hwy. 24 west to I-980 west, towards Oakland. Exit at the 11th/12th Street off-ramp onto Brush Street. Continue forward, and turn right at 7th Street. **On 7th Street pass Maritime Street continuing to the stoplight at Middle Harbor Road. Proceed through the intersection, and take the first right turn into the parking lot. From the South Bay: Take I-880 north towards Oakland. Take the 7th Street exit towards West Grand Ave. Turn left onto 7th Street. Follow 7th Street, heading west, past Maritime Street. ** (Follow above directions from this point.) From El Cerrito/Richmond: Take I-80 to I-980 towards downtown Oakland. Exit at the 11th/12th Street off-ramp onto Brush Street. Continue forward, and turn right at 7th Street. ** (Follow above directions from this point.) Site suggested by Carol Ginsberg

November 8 – John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez (Meg Stockwell)
Eastbound I-80 (Toward Sacremento) to Highway 4. Drive off right staying in left hand lane You are turning away from the bay, toward the east on Highway 4. Exit at Alhambra Avenue, turning left at bottom of the ramp. Cross beneath highway. The park is immediately on your left. I have been told that if it is raining we can sketch indoors though we need to be careful to stay out of the way of tours. There is no fee. Cell phone 510-684-0134

November 15 – Berkeley City Hall – (Andree Julian)
Berkeley City Hall was inspired by a Mairie on the Loire river in France and was built in 1909. Surrounded by tall trees it is an interesting landmark on Martin Luther King and Center Streets in downtown Berkeley. There is a park across the street where you can paint from. Metered parking. Optional lunch after painting in a nearby cafe. In case of rain or inclement weather, we will paint in an indoor location where you can bring unfinished paintings to work on. Call Andree at 510-843-4956 on Wednesday or Thursday morning before 10:30 if you have any questions about the location.

November 29 – A View of El Cerrito from (Richmond Annex?)
This is a new discovery and a different kind of subject for our group. The site is Highland Ave between 57th & 58th Streets. From the south, take Carlson Blvd to Tehama St and go up to 56th. Follow this to Highland. From the north, Take San Pablo to Tehama and go up to 56th and right to Highland. GPS use the address of 5706 Highland a beautifully remodeled late Victorian. Call Charlotte at 914-8226 at the site.

December 6 – Holiday Party – Andree Julian
Come to Andree’s house at 2119 Parker Street in Berkeley on December 6 for holiday cheer, food and delightful mandolin music. Bring your favorite painting of the year to show to our group. Parker Street is located 2 blocks sourth of Dwight Way and it is the second house on your left above Shattuck. Call Andree for questions at 510-8434956.