PLEIN AIR SHOW, FEB. 2 to FEB. 16, 2015


Painting by Nels Femrite

The Palm Desert Historical Society on El Paseo is once again the site for our Plein Air Show.

The fabulous “wall” crew will be setting up on Friday, January 30th and intake is Saturday, January 31th from 10am to noon.

The show opens February 2nd and the reception is February 7th from noon to 2pm.

Members interested in participating should be finishing up paintings and framing them.

Our show date is fast approaching! Time to get busy.

This year’s judge  is Mandy Main.

Sue Elle and Traci Davis are co chairs.


Set Up: Friday, January 30

Intake:  Saturday, January 31st-  10am to noon

Show opens:  Monday, February 2nd

Reception:  Saturday, February 7th

Last day of show: Monday, February 16th

Pick up of art:  Tuesday, February 17th, 12 to 1pm


Call Sue Elle, Show Chair, at  760 218 4880 with any questions.

Please refer to our website for prospectus, entry forms etc. It’s all there for you.




Mark E. Mehaffey, Demonstrator,  January 12th Monthly Meeting

“Sushi” by Mark Mehaffey

Mark is a nationally recognized artist who is a member of the National Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society, as well as multiple other watercolor societies.  He has been awarded major awards in exhibitions throughout the nation.  Mark’s paintings are included in corporate, public and private collections across the country. Mark is a committed public school teacher, popular juror, work shop instructor and is listed in “Who’s Who Among Americas Teachers” and “Who’s Who in America”.

He states that over the 50 years of painting, “my interest in the act of painting has never waned. However, the content of my work and technical abilities are

constantly evolving. This state of change is something that all artists embrace. It is through challenge that growth occurs. To be timid, safe, complacent or overly satisfied does not push the boundaries of creativity” “Art is a communication – a dialogue between artist and viewer.”

You will want to come early for a good seat at this demonstration!

Kathleen Scoggin, Program Chair



Robin St. Louis’s painting, “Marketing Majors” was awarded the First Prize in this year’s Watercolor West exhibition.  The prize was $2000. The show is beautiful and it is at the City of Brea Art Gallery until December 13.  More information is at She attached a photo taken at the reception with the winning painting . Congratulations, Robin!


Robin St. Louis, “Marketing Majors”