Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Washington Oaks, and **UPCOMING **

Although it was a chilly day we still had a few hardy souls who made it to lovely Washington Oaks for our plein air day, along with some members of the First Coast Plein Air Painters. It certainly looks like some beautiful work was done.

But sadly, it looks like that may be a last get-together for a while! It took place just shortly before the big explosion of the Coronavirus, Covid-19. Many of us are now at home, sheltering in place. Face-to-face get-togethers are not recommended at this time.

Here's what we know so far for the FCPS.

- All normal scheduled events for the season have been cancelled. No group meetings in April or June, no plein air event in May.

- Our upcoming juried show is now on hold. We are trying to work out a new date but since the Cultural Center is closed for the time being we can't get with them to schedule. We are *hoping* that we can schedule the show for this coming November, but nothing is set yet so stay tuned.

- Our Aline Ordman workshop is also postponed. Again we currently have dates set for November 7-8 (with demo on November 6) to coincide with (we hope) our juried show. No dates about the show at this point. If you are signed up for the workshop you should be getting information about requesting a refund if you can't or don't want to sign up for the new dates. Otherwise we hope you'll still be able to attend once we get the new dates worked out.

Although we can't meet face to face we've been trying to think of ways we can interact virtually. If you are interested in this you could start out by installing Zoom  on your PC or phone as this may be a platform we will be using.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Washington Oaks paint-out

The weather looks cool but sunny for our Saturday paint-out at beautiful Washington Oaks State Park in Flagler County. 

Be sure to be warm, but there is plenty to see and enjoy at Washington Oaks.

From the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean, with amazing gardens in-between. We usually paint from about 9 AM until 11:30 - 12:00 and then break for lunch. If you like please bring a picnic lunch as we share a meal and allow those who wish to do a "show and tell" of their artwork of the morning.