"Plein Air"

100 years of paint-outs

Lorenzo Latimer, Freel Peak and Jobs Sister from Carson, Nevada – Yellow Blossom Sage Brush, not dated. Watercolor on paper, 9 x 13 inches.

Paint-Out Schedule

Paint-Outs are for Latimer Members Only.

Find out how to become a member here: latimerartclub.com/membership

April 11, 2023

Bartley Ranch Regional Park

6000 Bartley Ranch Rd, Reno

Contact Trina Craig 206-498-6762

May 9, 2023

Hidden Valley Regional Park

Parkway Dr, Reno

Contact and RSVP Joycette Dapra 775-741-4686

June 13, 2023

Idlewild Park

1900 Idlewild Dr, Reno

Contact and RSVP Carolyn Runnells-775-843-3000

June 17, 2023

Galena Creek

Contact and RSVP: Trina Craig, 206-498-6762

July 11, 2023

May Arboretum

1595 N Sierra St, Reno

Contact and RSVP Jody Rossi 775-324-2308

August 8, 2023

River School Farm

7777 White Fir St., Reno, NV  89523

Contact and RSVP Margot Comer 916-765-8972

September 12, 2023

Timberline Farm

15300 N. Timberline Drive, Reno

Contact and RSVP Joycette Dapra 775-741-4686

October 10, 2023

Crystal Peak Park

561 Crystal Park Road, Verdi, NV  89439

Contact and RSVP Carolyn Runnells 775-843-3000

Photos of Past Paint Outs

“Plein Air”

Painting by Lorenzo Latimer “The Latimer Tree” – Gardner St.

The practice of “Plein Air” goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Today, it’s a flourishing trend in the art world.  Artists come together and go on excursions to “paint out” in the beautiful parts of the Sierras located in Nevada and California. 

Our paint-outs are devoted to this practice and occur from April to October. We head out on the 2nd Tuesday. Take a look at our schedule and add it to your calendar. 

Whether one is inspired by the mountains, river, pond or lake, this is a rewarding experience regardless of your medium.   


Your new committee has heard that painting directly from nature might become a passion and an addiction. We’ve also heard that it might be a challenge, but what outweighs the challenge? The smells, the sights, the light, the act of being in your painting with Mother Nature brings an extra layer to your learning experience as a painter. It’s been said by many plein air artists that the exercise of painting outdoors will almost certainly help you improve your paintingsindoors.

Painting in plein air events has the added benefits of camaraderie with other participating artists and the chance to paint in areas that are normally far away from your studio.

As your committee we invite you to come paint with us.

Carolyn Runnells 775-843-3000

Joycette Dapra 775-741-4686

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