Meeting Time: Wednesdays 9 AM, in and around the Grand Junction.
Contact: Nancy Lewis, 970-462-7370, Nancy@nblewis.com
Sept 20th - James M. Robb Colorado River Park near Corn Lake but a different entrance which this location is off of 30 rd and C½ road. Directions: Go to 32 road and D road in Clifton head West to 30 rd, take a left until the road dead ends. The access to the park is through the gate.
Plenty of shade, views of the Colorado River, wetlands, ponds and a view of Mt Garfield which will paint itself. You will have to park and walk 300 yards to the Colorado river and wildlife ponds. No water to drink or restrooms. Bring Bug Spray, sunscreen and water to drink.
Map Location starting from Clifton: https://goo.gl/maps/XBAgjgFzv9C2
September 27th Mogensen Fishing area near the town of Mesa. The attraction is long grasses, shade trees, ponds and cool rock formations. From Grand Junction, go 20 miles east on Interstate 70 to HWY 65 (exit 49), and then 8 miles east to HWY 330 toward Collbran, take a left and then about .25 miles east (left) to the parking area on the north. RSVP is appreciated
Oct 4th - Bookcliff View Overlook - in the Colorado National Monument
Come paint with the artist who are participating in the Colorado National Monument 1st annual Plein Air Event. There are tremendous views of the bookcliffs and the Colorado National Monument. This is a covered shelter and is a short walk to the Visitor Center were there is water, restrooms and coffee.
Directions: Drive up the West side of the Colorado National Monument to the Visitor Center Take a left before the Visitor Center toward the campgrounds. Drive past the campgrounds. Follow to the Bookcliff View overlook structure. http://goo.gl/maps/KheBUag4x8L2. There is a fee to get into the CNM.
October 11th - River Bend Park, Palisade
One of the most premier parks in the Grand Valley. It has something for every one. We will be able to paint the river, trees, ponds, the Grand Mesa and Mt Garfield. There is restroom but no drinking water.
Driving Directions: To get here, take Interstate-70 east to the Palisade exit (42).
Turn south on Elberta Street to Highway 6.
Go across the highway.
Turn left (east) on the frontage road that parallels the highway. This is West 8th Street.
Right Logan Street.
Right at the park entrance. Go over the canal bridge and park.
Map Location: https://goo.gl/maps/TYJwF9LBhpR2
October 18th - Connected Lakes is a wonderful state park with lots of lakes and paths and cottonwood trees. We will meet Kingsfisher parking lot at the turn around at the end of the Dike road. There are restrooms in the park. Some of the best views may need to be hiked in so pack light. There is a state park fee so be sure to stop at the self pay fee station when entering the park so bring money, a check or a state park pass which can be obtained at the library. They will give a ticket if you do not pay
Map location: Dike Road can be accessed behind Safeway (formerly Albertsons) at the corner of Broadway and Monument Road in the Redlands. Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/UxUyiyTxBGT
Oct 25th - Mirador Ct, Grand Junction. This location will give us an amazing view looking up through a canyon to the Colorado National Monument. Mirador Ct, Grand Junction, CO 81507 is located about a mile east of the West entrance to the Monumnent which is considered the Fruita side of Colorado National Monument . There are no homes or services just an undeveloped housing complex with paved roads but the views are great,
Click the Location Link for directions: Mirador Ct http://goo.gl/maps/4NCtpv41i5T2
Well this is one long email!!! I hope to see you all come out to one of these events. Please contact me if you have suggestions, questions, want to help or want to be removed from receiving further emails about these painting events.
May your next painting be a masterpiece!-Nancy