Shows and Events

General Meetings

Due to Covid 19 no meetings have been scheduled.


Paint Outs

We’ve got a new series of paint-outs for you.  With these locations, it’s easy to maintain social distancing while still enjoying the camaraderie of other artists.  If you’re new to plein air, this is a good opportunity to give it a try.  You don’t need a fancy set of equipment to start; chances are you already have enough.  If you have questions about equipment or the painting process, just write back and we’ll have one of our plein air artists call you to help you out! Contact Tom Frey at for questions and to RSVP.  Carpool coordination has been temporarily suspended.

Remember that masks are required in open spaces where there is a risk of close contact, so please bring your mask just in case it’s needed.

April Paint Out; LaLoma Adobe

Our next Paint Out will be Saturday, April 24, at 9AM-noon at the LaLoma Adobe at 1590 Lizzie St just up from French Hospital. See photo below for location. Adobe and flower photos are from April 2020. Currently ,poppies and lupine are in bloom., as well as many other plants, such as echium and eucalyptus. This is an informal landscape with sawdust mulch paths throughout the garden so please be careful not to step on plants growing in the paths. Site is under development and reconstruction, so there are no restrooms and no water on the property.

Rain cancels. Please let Tom Frey ( know if you plan to attend. May Paint Out site to be determined.

Where:  LaLoma Adobe

When:  Saturday, April 24

Where:  1590 Lizzie St, San Luis Obispo. (Just up from French Hospital.

Time:  9  till noon

 LaLoma Adobe 3cps paint out


3CPS All Member Summer 2021 Online Show (May 1 to August 31,  2021)

 3CPS Members Only Online Show! This is a 4-month exhibit.

Upcoming Online and Outdoor Workshops

Lyn Asselta Online Demo

Lyn Asselta has considered the landscape her muse since she was a child.  Growing up on the coast of Maine, where weather often changed by the minute, the effects of atmosphere on land and water were an everyday, mesmerizing occurrence. Her memories are rich in details of the natural world and she draws from her love of nature when creating her paintings.  Her chosen medium of pastel allows her to extend her tactile sense of communicating with the world into the painting process at her easel.

When:  Thursday, Jun24,

Time:  10am to 12pm.

Cost:  $40

More information to come.

Click Here to Register

Albert Handell.   Sold Out

Join Albert in this exciting 4 day OUTDOOR painting workshop. In the morning demonstrations in oils and pastels you will see and learn what to select and emphasize and what to play down or even take out of your paintings in order to make a strong design statement, and then work sensibly towards finish. It will be an opportunity to see how a Master Artist works on location.

All painting and demos will be held outdoors and we typically have gorgeous weather in May but if there is inclement weather we have available a huge, airy outbuilding we will use with more than enough space.

What:  4 Day – All Outdoor workshop in beautiful Cambria, CA & surrounding area

When:  Monday, May 10 – Thursday, May 13, 2021

Cost:  $750

Registration is open directly through Albert Handell’s website:  For questions contact Denise Schryver, workshop coordinator, at

More INformation to follow.

Lorenzo Chavez

 Plein Air workshop

Four days of painting under the tutelage of renowned artist, Lorenzo Chavez.

Two days painting on a private organic farm in the beautiful Adelaide area near Paso Robles, CA followed by two days painting on the stunning coast in Montana de Oro state park, Los Osos, CA.

for more info: Denise Schryver-805.440.4579,

What:  Four day plein air workshop

When:  October 27,28,29 & 30, 2021

Cost:$625 members/$650 non-members

Click to Register

Watch for logistic information to come.

In Person Workshops

 For more information in these troubles times about all workshops, please contact us at directly or call Denise Schryver at 805.440.4579.


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