From the National Forest Foundation:
Artists “Paint Out” for Conservation
On Saturday, July 23 artists will be drawn to Indian Ford Meadow Preserve and surrounding properties to paint scenes of this stunning community preserve, protected and owned by the Deschutes Land Trust. The National Forest Foundation (NFF) and U.S. Forest Service will host the Third Annual Plein Air Paint Out at this picturesque meadow, an important wildlife haven crossed by Indian Ford creek, a tributary of Whychus Creek.
The Paint Out will help to offer an artists’ eye and appreciation of the natural resources and beautiful landscapes near Sisters, Oregon, while bringing attention to the conservation and stewardship efforts on the Whychus Creek area and the Deschutes National Forest. Plein Air painting is an opportunity for artist to paint in the open air of the outdoors, inspired by nature and its stunning views. The Paint Out is a timed competition and artists will have four hours to complete and frame an original work on-site.
Sisters Art Works (204 W Adams Street) will display the Paint Out pieces from September 24 to October 6, with opening following conservation volunteer opportunities on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 24. Also, be sure to look for Images of Indian Ford at the Sisters Harvest Fair on October 8 and 9. All artists interested in participating, please contact Karly Hedrick at 541-549-0251 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A youth Paint Out and class will be offered through Sisters Park and Recreation. Call SPRD at 541-549-2091 for more information on the Youth Paint Out.