Paintsite Details

Thursday paintsites

Weekend (Saturday) paintsites

General Information

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Thursday Paintsites


 

Thursday, November 29, Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch, Santa Teresa County Park, 372 Manila Dr, Jan Jose map

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/Activities/Cultural-Venues/Pages/Bernal-Gulnac-Joice-Ranch.aspx

There is a restored historic ranch house, garden, farm buildings and barns, plus farm machinery and equipment, with shaded areas to sit and paint. Santa Teresa hills form a backdrop and beautiful setting.  This wonderful historic site was added to Santa Teresa Park a few years ago.

Directions: From highway 85 take Cottle south. Turn left on Santa Teresa Blvd, first right on Camino Verde. Continue on through residential area until the road dead-ends on Manilla Drive. The park is just ahead of you and car parking is on Manilla Drive alongside the park.

Old Barn at Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch by Joe Ribera

“Old Barn at Bernal Gulnac-Joice Ranch” by Joe Ribera


Thursday, December 6, Yamagami’s Nursery, 1361 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014 map

http://yamagamis.com/

Yamagami's Garden Center and Nursery has a rich history and deep sense of community dating back to 1948 when the original owner and visionary Taro Yamagami started Yamagami’s Nursery. The site has many varieties of plants and shrubs for us to enjoy. They will also feature special holiday collections.

Directions: From Highway 85, turn south toward Saratoga on De Anza Blvd. The Nursery is on the right about 1/4 mile from the exit.


Thursday, December 13, Old Town Los Gatos, 50 University Ave, Los Gatos map

http://shopsatoldtowncenter.com/

Shops, restaurants, arts galleries and walkways housed in what was once an elementary school.  The buildings are pale stucco with red tile roofs.  Just south of Old Town is the historic St. Luke's Church and opposite are yet more interesting storefronts.

Directions: From Highway 17 take the Los Gatos/Saratoga Road (West) and then turn left on University Ave and go about six blocks.  Old Town is on your left.  Much of the nearby parking has 2 or 3 hour limits or residential permit required, but there are six public lots with free unlimited parking:

https://www.losgatosca.gov/159/Parking-Maps

Old Town Los Gatos by Laurie Barna 

“Old Town, Los Gatos” by Laurie Barna


Thursday, December 27, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford map

http://visit.stanford.edu/

The Main Quad has distinctive Richardsonian Romanesque and California Mission Revival architecture.  Nearby is Hoover Tower and some of Stanford’s unique freestanding outdoor sculptures.  We will meet in the Main Quad.  Unfortunately we were denied permission to set up easels.

Directions: From Highway 280 exit onto Sand Hill Road and drive east approximately three miles to Stanford Shopping Center.  Turn right onto Arboretum Road, right onto Palm Drive and continue on to The Oval.  Because we are visiting during “Winter Closure”, there is no fee for parking and you may park along The Oval.


  Weekend Paintsites  


Saturday November 17, Clos LaChance Winery 1 Hummingbird Lane, San Martin, CA 95046 map 

As of Friday Nov 16 at 9 PM, this paintsite will be held.

Weekend painters have the same opportunity as the Thursday painters (or a return trip for Thursday painters!) A beautiful vineyard in the rolling hills west of San Martin.  The attractive mansion with tasting room has a Grand Terrace with glorious views.  The tasting room is open from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m and then closed for a private event; however, only non-alcoholic beverages are allowed in the picnic area. Our painting session is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Directions: Take 101 to San Martin, take the Tennant Ave exit, go west on Tennant Ave.  Very soon turn left onto Butterfield Blvd which turns into Watsonville Rd.  Go 3.5 miles, then turn left onto Hummingbird Lane.  Drive 0.8 miles past vineyards on your right.  Just before you pass wine making production buildings on your left, turn left on the lane that leads to the mansion.  Parking is limited, carpooling is encouraged.


 Saturday, December 8  Yamagami's Nursery 1361 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014 

Yamagami's Garden Center and Nursery has a rich history and deep sense of community dating back to 1948 when the original owner and visionary Taro Yamagami started Yamagami’s Nursery. The site has many varieties of plants and shrubs for us to enjoy. They will also feature special holiday collections. Painting from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Directions: From Highway 85, turn south toward Saratoga on De Anza Blvd. The Nursery is on the right about 1/4 mile from the exit. 


 

 General Information

The usual start time for the paint sites is flexible.  The organizers will be there from around 10:00 a.m. and will always carry cell phones (numbers in Member Directory for Marilyn Perry, Brad Santos, Jane Saltman) if you have trouble locating the group at the site.  Often people stay until early afternoon, having taken a packed lunch to eat at the site.  After lunch we share our paintings and pictures are taken (if desired) for posting on the paintsite blog.

In case of rain or other unforeseen events:  Cancellation will be announced on http://www.scvws.org/ and on the home page by 8 AM on the day of the event.  Cancellation will also be announced by email to members, but the timing of SCVWS paintsite email cannot be guaranteed.