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Paint Out Leader:  Laurie Waddell

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Hello PAAC Friends! Hope you are Having a great summer. We have a busy and exciting schedule here with a lot of plein air outings, events, and shows coming up. 

Carnegie Faces and Places of Fort Collins SHOW 

Show related to Last weeks Carnegie paint out event 

Celebration of the grand opening of the newly renovated Carnegie Center for Creativity

Drop off art  Thursday June 27, 4pm - 7pm or Saturday June 29, 10am-1pm

Let me know if you need the link again.

3 Square Art 

Masters of Light: Plein Air 24 Juried SHOW

Call for entry, Submit online Show runs Sept 6 - October 4

Entry deadline is July 15 

Let me know if you need this link and info again.

Paint Outs 

This Friday June 28, 9am Pineridge Natural Area, Fort Collins

Faces Dixon Reservoir, picnic area, restrooms

From S Overland Trail, head West on County Rd 42C, take a sharp right turn, before you would head up to Horsetooth Reservoir. You will see Dixon Reservoir. 

Friday July 5, 9am Cottonwood Run Natural Area, Loveland

723 N Wilson Ave, Loveland, CO

Heading South on Wilson. There are two locations. The first one is a great view of the mountains and a pond. It is on the right, just south of Eisenhower and south of 8th st. The second location is just south of the first location on the Left. This location is right by the Loveland Recycle Ctr. It has great views of the Mts and the river. You can walk from one to the other by walking under the overpass. We were here earlier this year. Beautiful location with lots of painting options.

Paved walkways, cattails, mountain views, ponds, rivers. trees

Friday July 12, 8am-12pm Gardens at Spring Creek, Fort Collins

Special event. Several varieties in these gardens, many native to Colorado. 

Showcase in the Fall. Let me know if you need the registration link.

Friday July 19, 9am Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area, Fort Collins

3340 Carpenter Rd, Fort Collins

Natural beauty, reservoir, prairie, bird watching, restrooms

Friday July 26, 9am Picnic Rock, Fort Collins

2777 Poudre Canyon Rd #1931, Bellevue, CO

Hwy 287 to Hwy 14/ Pouder Canyon Rd 2.4 miles to Picnic Rock, Along the Pouder River

(North of Fort Collins) Absolutely beautiful, picnic tables, Restrooms


What to expect ahead

August 2, Open to Suggestions

Friday, August 9, 8am-12pm CSU Temple Grandin Equine Center

We get to paint HORSES! Special Event. More info to come. 

August 16 Gardens at Spring Creek

Saturday, September 7, 9am-1pm Trek the Thompson Event

Sponsored by Big Thompson Water Coalition

Bird walk, native plant walk, auction, celebration 2013 riverbank restoration

We will Plein air Paint at Fairgrounds Park, Loveland. Possible art auction for our paintings.  Details are in the making. 

More info to come. 

Take care, 

Laurie Waddell


You can send an email, a text, or a voice mail with your name and number and I will do my best to get back with you. 

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