This meetup is for Plein Air artists interested saving Portland's trees that are at risk from urban development. 10 artists will be paid a $200 stipend for participation.
"Painting to Save The Trees" is a Plein Air Festival in St Johns, Oregon. It begins at 11AM and continues until 3PM. There are five trees that will be the focus of our attention. October 13th & 14th, 2018
Meet at Richmond to plein air paint or draw the maples in danger. Please bring supplies and a chair. If you would like the opportunity to have your work shown in the gallery.
What makes Richmond so special, you might be asking? There stands a humble but historic house built in the 1800's that once belonged to the first physician who came to Portland on the Oregon Trail! Unfortunately, the house has lost its standing as a historical designation. The house is now in jeopardy along with the three beautiful maples still standing in that lot. There is one tree that is particularly magnificent, which has a tire swing hanging from it, which is still used by the neighborhood. This tree and the others on the lot have contributed much to the quality of life for people that live here. Let's work to not lose them. Please come join us, make a difference, and help us to save the beauty and history of this wonderful place!
Feel free to bring friends and family, we welcome non-artists to come and enjoy this experience with us!