April 2015 Plein Air Sites

2015 April Plein Air – Meet at the site.

We meet every Thursday, at 11am. You can call 510-914-8226 (Charlotte’s cel phone) for more info. or go to brittonanderson@sbcglobal.net

April 2nd – MEEKER SLOUGH, Marina Bay, Richmond

From Berkeley drive northwest toward the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge on I-580 West. Take S 23rd St/Marina Bay pkwy exit and turn left at the top of the ramp. Go over the freeway (west) onto Marina Bay Parkway. Continue on Marina Bay Pkwy past one signal, past the train tracks, past another signal for about 1 mile. Turn left on Bayside Dr and park at the dead end circle. You can walk from the parking area about a block and out to the public shore and turn right. We often paint near the bridge.

April 9th –TILDEN PARK: In 2012 at this time, Linda Oppen led us to this site just in time for wonderful trees in bloom at the Brazil Building. Enter Tilden from the intersection of Spruce/Grizzly Peak Blvd onto Wildcat Canyon Rd. Follow this to the the point that Shasta Rd enters Tilden. The Brazil Bldg is on your left, parking lot entrance is just beyond the junction. Views include the hills and Tilden Botanical Garden just beyond. You can also enter Tilden by the Shasta Rd entrance from Grizzly Peak Blvd.

April 16th – WARD STREET VICTORIANS, Berkeley – (People asked to go back): The 2100 block of Ward St. in Berkeley, between Fulton & Shattuck, has a number of interesting large (corner of Ward & Fulton) and small Victorians including #2156 Ward. You can sit in the shade on the south side of Ward and paint sunlit houses across the street. This is the area behind UC Storage building & Kirala restaurant on the east side of Shattuck. It is 4 blocks north of Ashby where Adeline & Shattuck come together. From MLK way in Berkeley, I would take Dwight Way east to Fulton and turn south

April 23rd – FAIRVIEW & TAMALPAIS, El Cerrito:

From The Arlington turn downhill onto Cutting Blvd.  Take the 1st left onto Tamalpais Av,( the 2nd left is Fairview Av) and follow either of these to a large, spacious curve of the road where both roads come together.  We will assemble there at the foot of an extended open hill with paths above the road. This is very near where Ganges Av joins and Tamalpais Ct enters.  Look at a map, all these roads curve into each other.

April 30th – NORTH BERKELEY LIBRARY: Hopkins and The Alameda/MLK at the intersection also with Josephine St and Sonoma Ave.