What we're about
“The basis of human happiness is the possibility to be together with nature, to see it and to talk to it.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
Welcome! This is a group for all artists; any style, technique and medium, from beginners to experienced, who are interested in creating art outdoors. A friendly and supportive group that brings artists together by painting in our neighborhood and the Bay area. Meetings are organized semi-monthly on Sundays. Suggestions for events are welcome. After a paint out event, we follow up with lunch. We encourage artists to share their experiences, take photos of their work and post to our Meetup site. The membership fee of $20 per year, this fee covers the cost of Meetup, costs for exhibitions and promotions for the group. Unsolicited advertising is not welcome, and will be removed from the group's site.
Burlingame Plein Air Painters’ Group Statement
Burlingame Plein Air Painters (Burlingame PAP) is a group open to all artists working in any style, technique and medium with a focus towards the outdoors.
Burlingame PAP is dedicated to the historic tradition of painting directly from life. Through this approach of firsthand observation, our members strive to express their unique visual and emotional response to the timeless beauty in the natural and urban landscape of the Bay Area.
Burlingame PAP creates plein air painting opportunities on an ongoing semi-monthly basis. Burlingame PAP has established a forum for artists of all levels to support each other and to share ideas and knowledge of their plein air painting experiences. Burlingame PAP promotes a visual appreciation of our environment through the value of painting en plein air, by sharing with the public our combined knowledge and experience, and through public demonstrations and exhibitions of the highest caliber.
About Burlingame Plein Air Painters
Founded in 2013 by artist Jenny Wantuch, in Burlingame, California. Burlingame Plein Air Painters began as a small group of artists dedicated to painting from life and to create a supportive and social ambience. Burlingame PAP has held over seventy paint-outs in the Bay Area, from Point Reyes in the north to Carmel-by-the-Sea in the south. Co-organizer Bart Charlow has been a key person to keep this group growing and is today the main organizer for the semi-monthly paint-outs. This format has encouraged beginner artists as well as established artist through out the Bay Area to join the group.
Today, Burlingame PAP has 275 members. The show “Open Air” July 14-August 13, 2017, at Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA, is the group’s first show and exhibits artwork by twenty-two artists from the group.