Peninsula Outdoor Painters
9: 30 Tuesdays. Bring a bag lunch. Come and Enjoy the day.
We have a large group, so this year we are spreading out.
On some of the dates there are also alternate locations to choose from.
If you have a digital camera, take photos of your groups paintings. Email the photos to Sue Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> and we will post the photos on the website.
Rules for the Open Space Preserves.....and actually, any or our sites.
Yield to equestrians.
Avoid blocking the trails.
Stay on designated trails....that is a little tricky for us, since we cannot block the paths....use your common sense and set up off to the side if it is a narrow path.
Do not dump any dirty paint water or solvents.
Leave your painting area spotless.
Peninsula Outdoor Painters
We are scheduling only one site for every two weeks this year with few exceptions. We are encouraging artists to use the whole day.
Too tired to paint all day....then paint in the morning and stay for lunch, or come for lunch and an afternoon painting session. We are hoping more people will be painting in the afternoons, so that when you come in the afternoon, you can expect to see other artists. A WINTER PLUS....IT WILL BE WARMER IN THE AFTERNOONS!
Dear POPs Artists,
POPS SCHEDULE – JAN. – JUNE 2020 Reopened with caution due to COVID19 - send in Art-at-Home painting photo once a week .
The POPs Schedule for July and August 2020 is posted below. The schedule for September - December will be posted in August.
We have provided you with a link to the website for each venue so that you can check on the opening status and any restrictions and make your own decision regarding whether you feel comfortable painting there. Be sure to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Travel from your home to the painting site should not involve significant distances.
POPS Schedule, Sept. - Oct. 2020, Effective Sept. 1, 2020
Sept 1 & 8 -- San Francisco Conservatory, &Dahlia Garden (Golden Gate Park)
Painting Interests: Dahlia Garden, structures, gardens. Picnic area under trees. Restrooms on the west side of the Conservatory.
Directions: North from San Jose. Take Hwy 280 north to 19th Ave. Exit. Take 19th Ave. to Golden Gate Park. Turn at First Right onto Martin Luther King Drive. Turn Left on Nancy Pelosi Dr. Turn Right on John F. Kennedy Dr. Make an Immediate Left on Pompei Circle for parking.
Sept. 15 & 22 -- Brisbane Marina. 400 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane, CA 94005,
There are views of the Bay and Marina. Restrooms are available.
From 101 Southbound: Exit Sierra Point Parkway. Continue straight on Sierra Point Parkway after the stop sign. The lagoon will be on your right and you will eventually cross under the freeway. Keep going straight all the way to the waterfront.
From 101 Northbound: Exit Sierra Point Parkway. Turn right onto Sierra Point Parkway which leads to the waterfront.
Sept. 29 & Oct. 6 --LAND’S END, 680 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco
Lookout, Visitor Center, restrooms.
Directions: From South: Take the Great Highway past the Cliff House and Louis Restaurant. On the left there is a large parking lot is by the visitor center. At the end of the parking lot there are views of Sutro Bath ruins, Seal Rock, trees, ocean and beach.
From San Francisco: Take Geary Blvd, right on 48th and left on Point Lobos Ave.
Oct. 13 -- San Francisco Botanical Garden (One time visit. There is no admission fee to the Garden on the 2d Tues. of the month)
In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse. Lunch near the Friend Gate (see map: )
Oct. 20 & Oct. 27 - Baker Beach, San Francisco,
Painting Interests: Baker Beach is in the Presidio with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands. Porta potty at parking lot.
Directions: North from San Jose via 280: Take 19th Avenue exit to Golden Gate Park. Stay in left lane and take Crossover Drive to 25th Avenue. Continue for about a mile then turn right on El Camino Del Mar, which becomes Lincoln. Turn left on Bowley Street and first right on Gibson Road then right on Battery Chamberlin Road to the entrance of parking lot.
POPS SCHEDULE – November – December 2020. Issued Oct. 5, 2020.
Nov. 3, Nov. 10 - Fogarty Vineyards - 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside,
Painting Interests: Beautiful hilltop vineyards with bay views and pond.
Directions: South from San Francisco or North from San Jose via Hwy 84: From Hwy 280, take 84 West exit and go through the town of Woodside then up the mountain to Skyline Blvd. (Hwy 35). Turn Left onto to Skyline and drive 4.5 miles south to the winery. Sign will be on your left then drive down to parking area by the pond.
Alternative: South from San Francisco or North from San Jose: From Hwy 280, take Hwy 92 (west). Turn left onto Skyline Blvd (Hwy 35) and drive south. The winery is 9.2 miles after Skyline crosses Hwy. 9.
Lunch on terrace by the tasting room or on the terrace by the pond (if the Winery staff gives permission). Restrooms are in main building by the tasting room.
Nov. 17 – ALLIED ARTS GUILD, 75 Arbor Road at Cambridge Avenue, Menlo Park
Old restored Spanish buildings, structured grounds and landscaping, arbors, fountains and patios. Restrooms available. Free parking.
GATES OPEN AT 10AM.
From Hwy 280: So. from SF or N. from Los Altos
Hwy 280 to Sand Hill Road (Exit 24), towards the bay to Alameda De Las Pulgas. Left on Alameda De Las Pulgas, stay in right lane and take the right lane fork at signal for Santa Cruz Ave. Turn right again at stop sign as Santa Cruz Ave. turns right. Follow Santa Cruz Ave. to University Drive, turn right. Turn right on Cambridge Avenue. Cambridge Avenue “T’s” at Arbor Rd. The entrance to Allied Arts directly across the street. There are two entrances Allied Arts with parking. One entrance is at Arbor and Cambridge Ave, and one just south of Cambridge Ave. on Arbor Rd.
From Hwy 101: S. from SF or N. from Los Altos.
Hwy 101 to Willow Rd., west to Middlefield Rd. Turn right on Middlefield Rd. to Ravenswood Ave. Turn left on Ravenswood Ave. and stay on Ravenswood across El Camino Real. Ravenswood changes its name to Menlo Ave. Stay on Menlo Ave to University Drive. Turn left on University Drive. Turn right on Cambridge Avenue. Cambridge Avenue “T’s” at Arbor Rd. The entrance to Allied Arts directly across the street. There are two entrances Allied Arts with parking. One entrance is at Arbor and Cambridge Ave, and one just south of Cambridge Ave. on Arbor Rd.
Nov. 24 – Happy Thanksgiving. No painting sites scheduled.
Dec. 1, Dec. 8 - Coyote Point, 1701 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo
Painting Interests: Boats, Bay and park views. Free park admission for seniors. Restrooms available.
Directions: South from San Francisco via 101: Take Poplar Avenue exit. Turn right onto Humboldt until Peninsula Avenue then turn right onto Peninsula Avenue. Go over freeway then circle around into the park.
North from San Jose via 101: Take Peninsula Avenue exit then right on Airport Boulevard. Turn left onto Coyote Point Drive into the park.
Lunch may be possible at picnic tables.
Dec, 15, Dec 22 - Rockaway Beach, Pacifica,
Views from both north and south beaches also a walking trail for meadow, quarry and hill views. Restrooms available.
Directions: South from San Francisco or North from San Jose via 280: Take Hwy 280 to Hwy 92. Take Hwy 92 West to Half Moon Bay. Turn right (north) on Hwy. 1 towards Pacifica. Turn left at Rockaway Beach Avenue, then right on Old Country Rd or Dondee to parking lot.
South from San Francisco via 1: Take Hwy 1(south) to Rockaway Beach. Turn right on Rockaway Beach Avenue, then right on Old Country Road or Dondee to parking lot.
Dec. 29 - The James Johnson House, Half Moon Bay
Painting Interests: A Salt Box style historical home and garden sits on the top of a hill with ocean and field views.
Directions: South from San Francisco or North from San Jose via 280. From Hwy 280, take 92 West to Hwy 1. Turn left (south) at the junction of Hwy 92 and Hwy 1 and continue south about 1 mile. Turn left on Higgins-Purisma Road. Parking lot is on the right located by the restrooms or make a right up the road for hilltop parking.
South from San Francisco via 1: Take Hwy 1(South) to Half Moon Bay and Turn Left on Higgins-Purisma Road and continue as above.
Lunch may be possible at picnic tables.