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

To learn more please visit: About Us under Artist Portfolios.


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

Art and Craft Sale Nov. 3rd and 4th

Are you Looking for a special handmade gift made right here in Nevada County, then stop by and see what our artists have to offer in their annual Nevada County Plein Air Painters & Friends  Arts & Crafts Sale

November 3 & 4   Sat 10-5   Sun 10-4 

Nevada City Veterans Hall

415 North Pine Street Nevada City, CA. 95959

Featuring the following local artists:

Linda Roemisch– oils & pastels

Jane Welles– oils

Susan Moreno– oils

Steve Danner– woodwork

Eileen Lee– weaving

Kimberly Roseth– oils

Brian Roseth– photography

Christine Montanino– oils

Patty Sussberg– oils

Gayle Thompson– oils

Sandra DeLong– oils

Laverne Westphal– acrylics