Plein Air painting is not the means to the end, it’s a journey.  It’s how one starts the process, a tool that may end up as only a sketch or a study, it is a fragment of what a painting may become… a journey. Follow us on our journey as we explore the possibilities and stretch our creative souls. – NCPAP

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Nevada County Plein Air Painters and Friends Holiday Art Show and Sale

Mark your calendars, share with family and friends our holiday show and sale event:

The Nevada County Plein Air Painters and a few of their creative friends invite the public to come to their Holiday Show and Sale at the Nevada City Veterans Hall, 415 N. Pine St., Nevada City, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 & 17, 10 am – 5 pm on Sat and 10 am – 4 pm on Sun. Sixteen artists will have affordable art with originals, prints, and cards in oil, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic. There will also be original black and white fine art photography, beautifully turned wood vessels, colorful weaving including scarves and wearable clothing, and beautiful landscapes painted on fabric and then quilted. Contact Jane Welles at 530 265-6889 or email jwelles31@gmail.

The following artists will be featured:

Kim & Brian Roseth

Susan Moreno

Steve Danner – woodworking

Eileen Lee – weaving & wearable art

Ingrid & Warren Knox

Kimberly Brown – handpainted & quilted landscapes on fabric

Christine Montanino

Sandy Delong

Gayle Thompson

Linda Roemisch

Pamela Buck

Laverne Westphal

Jane Welles

Jan Salorza

Spenceville Wildlife Paint Out

Four of us took advantage of the nice cool weather to paint in Spenceville. The views were of beautiful oak trees and classic California golden hills. The painters were David, Jerry, Jan S, and Jane.

2019 Salon Challenges

Here are the challenges for the coming year.  Happy painting!

February- Interior Scene

March- Portrait

April- Copy a Master Artist

May- Skies and Clouds

June- Spring

July- Evoke an Emotion

August- Imaginary Landscape

September- A Crowd Scene

October- An Animal

November- Still-life

December- Sketch


January- An art piece in a different style than you normally do