Amerind Plein Air Workshop with Maria Arvayo

Amerind Plein Air Workshop with Maria Arvayo

Friday-Sunday, April 14-16, 2023

9:00 am-12:00 pm and 2:00 pm-5:00 pm each day

Immerse yourself in art and the landscape of Texas Canyon during Amerind’s Plein Air Workshop with artist Maria Arvayo. During this workshop, participants will create two different scenes over three days, using the painting medium of their choice (oils, acrylic, watercolor, or pastel). Participants should have some experience with drawing and painting and are required to bring their own supplies. The workshop will begin at 9:00 am each day, breaking at 12:00 pm for lunch, and resuming at 2:00 pm.

Maria Arvayo is a painter and member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. She works and lives in Tucson and enjoys being outside creating images of the local southwestern landscape. Maria works in a variety of painting media including, oil, acrylic, encaustic, watercolor, and pastel. She has taught locally with different art organizations as well as privately.

Cost: $100 per member and $125 per non-member

Cost with three lunches included: $160 per member and $185 per non-member

Cost with meals and overnight accommodations: $385 per member and $410 per non-member (includes two nights stay at the Fulton House, two breakfasts, three lunches, and two dinners)

To reserve your space contact Annie Larkin at 520-686-1336 or by email at [email protected]

The PLEIN Truth Exhibit Celebration

Coral Bean Boulders by Terri Gay

Sonoran Plein Air Painters Exhibit Celebration

The PLEIN Truth Exhibit Celebration

Saturday, September 24, 2022, 1:00 pm

Experience the Exhibit Now through October 31, 2022

Join Amerind and the Sonoran Plein Air Painters on Saturday, September 24 for “The Plein Truth” Exhibit Celebration. At 1:00 pm, artists Emely McConkey and Denyse Fenelon will provide a talk discussing the art and artists within the exhibit “The PLEIN Truth,” as well as share the triumphs and difficulties of plein air painting.

After the talk, explore The PLEIN Truth exhibit, which captures the challenges met by an array of artist members of the Sonoran Plein Air Painters based in southern Arizona. This group shares the joys and anguish of “chasing shadows,” shares techniques and ideas, and raises the skill levels of its members through group PaintOuts, workshops, demonstrations, and encouragement.

This event is included with regular Museum admission.

Plein Air Art Demonstration at Amerind with the Sonoran Plein Air Painters

Coral Bean Boulders by Terri Gay

Plein Air Art Demonstration at Amerind with the Sonoran Plein Air Painters

Plein Air Art Demonstration at Amerind with the Sonoran Plein Air Painters

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10:00 am

Talent and creativity will be in action at the Amerind Museum campus on Saturday, October 15. At 10:00 am join the Sonoran Plein Air Painters for a demonstration during a Paint Out. Watch artist Terri Gay as she soaks in the beauty of the Amerind Museum’s campus and explains her artistic process. After the demonstration, explore the Sonoran Plein Air Painters exhibit, “The PLEIN Truth,” on display in Amerind’s Art Gallery. Once the artists have finished their paintings, many will be included in a “wet paint sale,” in which you will be able to purchase the art created that morning.

Sonoran Plein Air Painters are a group of artists dedicated to plein air painting (the act of painting outdoors), inspired by the Sonoran Desert, friendship, learning, and sharing. The group is based in Tucson, holding regular paint outs, promoting education, and fellowship. Involved artists participate in various group shows throughout the year.

Plein Air Workshop with Maria Arvayo

Painting by Maria Arvayo showing the Amerind Campus, with desert grass, boulders and Dragoon Mountains

Amerind Plein Air Workshop with Maria Arvayo graphic with a painting by Arvayo showing the desert grass, boulders, and mountains of Texas Canyon

Amerind Plein Air Workshop with Maria Arvayo

Saturday-Sunday, April 9-10, 2022

9:00 am-12:00 pm and 2:00 pm-5:00 pm each day

Immerse yourself in art and the landscape of Texas Canyon during Amerind’s Plein Air Workshop with artist Maria Arvayo. During this workshop, participants will create two different scenes over two days, using the painting medium of their choice (oils, acrylic, watercolor, or pastel). Participants should have some experience with drawing and painting, and are required to bring their own supplies. The workshop will begin at 9:00 am each day, breaking at 12:00 pm for lunch, and resuming at 2:00 pm

Maria Arvayo is a painter and member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. She works and lives in Tucson and enjoys being outside creating images of the local southwestern landscape. Maria works in a variety of painting media including, oil, acrylic, encaustic, watercolor and pastel. She has taught locally with different art organizations as well as privately.

Cost: $75 per member and $100 per non-member

Cost with two lunches included: $115 per member and $140 per non-member

Cost with meals and overnight accommodations: $290 per member and $315 per non-member (includes one overnight stay at the Fulton Seminar House, one breakfast, two lunches, and one dinner)

To register contact Annie Larkin at 520-686-1336 or by email at [email protected]