Thursday and Weekend Paintsites Details


General Information     

Please note Paintsites Chances: As of June 2021, Thursday paint sites will be reduced to 2 per month. In addition, the blog will be published monthly instead of weekly. Blog guidelines will remain the same except instead of submitting your artwork each week, artists are encouraged to pick one image from the month’s work and submit by the last day of the month, beginning June. 

The usual start time for the paint sites is flexible. The organizers are usually there at 10 AM. Often people stay until early afternoon, having taken a packed lunch to eat at the site.  If COVID restrictions are not in place, then after lunch we will share our paintings. 

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 paint site email cannot be guaranteed. Always check the Society website and your email before venturing out to a paintsite.

Pandemic Guidelines for scheduled Paintsites events :  

In accordance with the state of California, Paintsites will continue to keep existing mask guidance in place until June 15. After this date you will still have the option to wear a mask if you choose. Note, some of our sites have limited visitor requirements and may require masks and self distancing regardless of the state’s guidelines. When they do, we will post this information in the paintsite detail with instructions.

 Guidelines for posting your artwork on the Monthly Paintsites Blog


 Thursday, May 27: Santana Row Rooftops, 377 Santana Row, San Jose 

http://www.santanarow.com/map 

Apple Maps link to Alyssum Lane Garage: Alyssum Ln

 

Join us for a birds' eye view or find your quiet corner at Santana Row! Meet on the 4th floor of the large parking garage on Alyssum Lane (not Olin Avenue or Olsen Drive). The Santana Row complex has won several awards for its architectural and landscape designs, and has been considered a major success as a joint business and residential space within an urban setting.

This site, with its Mediterranean-like atmosphere, has many wonderful subjects to paint including views of the main plaza with its shaded sidewalk cafes, ornate fountains, colorful planters, a chapel facade shipped all the way from France, and to top it all - a giant chessboard!

For further information on the site please refer to the following link.

http://www.santanarow.com/ 

Directions: From Hwy17/880, exit Stevens Creek Boulevard. From Steven Creek Boulevard, turn left onto Santana Row (ignore the no entrance symbol on Google maps). Turn right on Alyssum Lane. The parking garage is on your right. Alternative Hwy17/880 route, exit Stevens Creek Boulevard. From Steven Creek Boulevard, turn left onto Winchester. Make a legal U-turn and then turn right to enter the Alyssum Lane parking garage ramp. 

From Hwy 280S: take Exit 6 for Winchester Boulevard. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Moorpark Ave. Turn left onto Winchester Boulevard and turn right to enter the Alyssum Lane parking garage (northern-most garage) ramp.


Thursday, June 3:  Rengstorff House at Shoreline Park, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mtn View map

https://www.mountainview.gov/depts/cs/shoreline/rengstorff/default.asp

Rengstorff House photo by Edward Rooks

This beautifully restored Italianate mansion is Mountain View's oldest historic house. It is surrounded by lawns and nearby are a sailing lake, wetlands, and bird sanctuary.

Note: We are still encouraging participants to wear masks and to observe the 6 ft distancing rule out of respect for all participants and other visitors to the area.

Directions to Rengstsorff House: Take 101 to Mtn View.  For northbound US101 drivers, to avoid the usual heavy congestion on Shoreline Blvd, take Exit 400A, Amphitheatre Parkway. For southbound US101 drivers, take the Rengstorff Avenue exit and turn right onto Rengstorff which becomes Amphitheatre.  For all drivers, drive about 0.7 mile on Amphitheatre Parkway, turn left onto Shoreline Blvd, and drive 1.3 miles to Shoreline Park. Turn left into the Rengstorff House Parking lot immediately after you have crossed a bridge and passed the house on your left.


Thursday, June 17, Frederick’s Field, Almaden Valley, San Jose

Special start time 9:30 am

https://www.fredericksfield.com/

We are invited back to Frederick’s Field a private residence located in the rolling hills of Almaden Valley with lavender, fruit trees, and beautiful views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Almaden Valley can be warm and there is little shade at prime viewing locations on the property so be prepared to bring sunscreen and shade. As this is a private residence with limited parking, this paint site is limited to the first 15 SCVWS members who send an email to paintsites@scvws.org saying they wish to attend.

Directions: This paint site is located in the hills above the intersection of Almaden Expressway and Camden Avenue. When we receive your email that you are attending, we will send detailed instructions including directions and map (and carpool info if necessary).


 WEEKEND PAINTSITES

 


 

WHAT: Just in time for lavender harvest!

 

WHERE: Fredericks Field, Almaden Valley

 

WHEN: Saturday, June 19, 2021 

 

TIME: 9:30 am -1 pm

 

https://www.fredericksfield.com/

Lavender at Frederick's Field, photo by Alison

Description: We are invited back to Fredericks Field a private residence located in the rolling hills of Almaden Valley with lavender, fruit trees, and beautiful views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Almaden Valley can be warm and there is little shade at prime viewing locations on the property so be prepared to bring sunscreen and shade. As this is a private residence with limited parking, this paint site is limited to the first 15 SCVWS members who send an email to paintsites@scvws.org.

Directions: This paint site is located in the hills above the intersection of Almaden Expressway and Camden Avenue. When we receive your email that you are attending, we will send detailed instructions including directions and map.

 

 


'Virtual' Weekend Paintsites 

Weekenders, join in the fun and submit a photo of your painting each week for the blog. See the guidelines above and submit a photo your plein air (preferred) painting to paintsites@scvws.org. 


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