June Plein Air Sites

2014 June Plein Air

Meet at the site at 11 am.

This month’s schedule does not include a painting session on the first Tuesday.

All sites are for Thursdays, starting about 11am (OK to go earlier, of course!)

510-914-8226 for information on the painting day.

June 5th – VIEW from KING CT.   Take Moeser Lane uphill past the Swim Center. Left on Shevlin Drive.  Stay on Shevlin Dr. until it becomes King Drive and King Ct. Park on King Ct., a dead end street.  There is a trailhead at the end of the street. Follow the trail to the right through the trees to the first of many clear areas with panoramic views of the Bay.

From Arlington Blvd. you can also go on Moeser downhill and turn right onto King Drive and to King Ct. The trail is at the end of King Ct. Parking is limited and we will park along King. There is also a very short walk to a really incredible view of the “flatlands” below. Because the area below was once a quarry there is no sloping hillside from this vantage point!

June 12th –FLOWER STAND 4125 Piedmont Ave, Oakland. Piedmont Ave is parallel (sort of) to Broadway and between Pleasant Valley Ave and W. MacArthur Blvd. FOUND on Piedmont, a new art gallery, is next to the flowers. (Fenton’s Ice Cream & the Piedmont movie theater are in the neighborhood, across the street and a little east of the gallery. There is city parking (meters, I think) in the next block west, behind the stores & the drugstore. (CVSon 41st street)

June 16th – PROGRAM MEETING at El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. 7pm: Artwork submitted for the Mini Art Show of members’ work, we visit and vote for the art show winners. Program starts with a brief business meeting at 7:30pm. (Note: no admission to the meeting room before 7pm)

June 19th & 26th –BERKELEY MARINA Take University Avenue in Berkeley west to the end at Skates Restaurant. Turn left toward His Lordship’s and left into parking lot. We meet at the left (north east) corner of parking lot near Shore Bird Park. Bench, table facing Bay and the park lining the cove has tables trees, water and facilities. Clumps of trees and birms provide shelter from the wind. This location was a favorite for Betty Saarni classes.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! We have been invited to have an exhibit of outdoor artwork at El Cerrito City Hall. Dates are August 4 – Sept 11. Artwork will be hung on July 31. Marie Cotter has volunteered to organize the exhibition. She will soon be contacting the ECAA outdoor artists.