"Plein Air"

99 years of 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 Wednesday. 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.   

If you have suggestions of where we should paint next, fill out the form below.  

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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.

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Paint outs


Contact the Committee

Chair, Carola Roach 775-240-3349

Joycette Dapra  775-741-4686

Carolyn Runnells 775-843-3000

When Do We Go?

The 2nd Wednesday of the Month

April through October

meeting @ 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.

You have to be a member to join us.

Planned 2022 Locations

April 13  Hidden Valley Regional Park


May 11  Rancho San Rafael


June 8  Floriston/Gardens of Karen Sheeloff-Stinson and Jerry Stinson, address will be given when RSVPing

June 18 Enchanted Garden 2775 Mayberry Drive

July 13  Davis Creek Regional Park


August 10  River School Farm/Mayberry Park


September 14  The Carmelite Monastery


October 12   Bartley Ranch Regional Park

Photos of Past Paint Outs

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1506
Reno, NV 89505

Meeting Address

Moana Nursery Design Center

1190 W Moana Lane

Reno, NV 89509

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