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 from beginners to experienced who want to create art outdoors - any style, technique and medium. We are a friendly and supportive group that brings artists together by painting around the Bay area and sometimes beyond. Meetings are organized semi-monthly on weekends. Suggestions for events are welcome. After a paint out event, we follow up with an optional lunch. We encourage artists to share their experiences and post photos of their work to our Meetup site. The low membership fee of $12 per year covers the cost of website and occasional 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 (for shows)

Burlingame Plein Air Painters (BPAP) is a group open to all artists working in any style, technique and medium with a focus towards the outdoors.

BPAP 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.

BPAP 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. BPAP 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, Burlingame Plein Air Painters began as a small group of artists dedicated to painting from life and to create a supportive and social ambience. BPAP has held over 160 paint-outs in the Bay Area, from Point Reyes in the north to Carmel-by-the-Sea in the south. Bart Charlow has kept this group growing and is today the Organizer. This format has encouraged beginner artists as well as established artists throughout the Bay Area to join the group. Today, Burlingame PAP has over 50 active members.

The show “Open Air” July 14-August 13, 2017, at Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA, was the group’s first show and exhibited artwork by twenty-two BPAP artists. Several of our group are exhibiting at "Along the Ohlone Portola Trail Plein Air" from July 12 - August 11, 2019, also at Sanchez. BPAP took a key role in organizing the painting series from which the show is drawn. We hope to do more in the future.

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Exclusive! Private Farm on Skyline

12130 Skyline Blvd

This one is chock full of views and subjects! Thanks to a colleague's family, we have access to a lovely and scenic private farm on the ridge of Skyline just 2.5 miles south of the 92 crossing. Views: farm buildings, old and new barns, some farm implements, specimen trees and forests, horses, possibly wildflowers, and some grand views from the peak toward either the Bay or the Ocean. There's a bathroom we can use and even a shaded porch on which we can picnic. You won't want to miss this one. This is a private residence, you must RSVP so I know who's coming. NO GUESTS ALLOWED. COVID PRECAUTIONS WILL BE ENFORCED - MASKS AND SPACING. Since it is Skyline and it is June, there is always the possibility of fog part day and even wind, or just as easily warm sunshine, or all of the above, so do dress accordingly. PICNIC LUNCH.

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Don Edwards Preserve

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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