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 Jim Tyler (, 805-748-2220) 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.

3CPS Paint Out at Meadow Park in SLO

Meadow Park is a 14 acre park in the middle of SLO with large manicured lawns, lots of trees, small bridges, and a big community garden.  There’s also a manmade creek which meanders through park; it’s not beautiful but it’s a great reference if you’re able to naturalize it in your painting.  We’ll see kids playing and families picnicking too.  Parking and restrooms available.

Where:  Meadow Park, 2521 Meadow Street, SLO   

When:  Saturday, August 22nd

Time:  9:00am

3CPS Plein Air Paint Out at Manzanita Manor Organic Walnut Farm

 This March paint-out will be in Adelaide.  MM Organics ( is a working organic walnut farm.  There are vistas of live oak trees, manzanita, Peachy Canyon winery, wildflowers, and mountains almost all of the way to Morro Bay.  There are restroom facilities on site. It also works out perfectly for a post-painting glass of wine at Daou Winery which is just below the walnut farm.   


WHEN:  To be rescheduled


3CPS All Member Online Show (June – August 2020)

First 3CPS Members Only Online Show! This is a 2-month exhibit.

Online Workshops


3CPS is delighted to host Tony in a live demo from his home studio in Scotland.

He states, ” My passion will always be the landscape, it is why I became an artist. I want to share my vision of the world I see. Colour and light is my motivation for choosing a subject. The light sparkling on the water, the colour reflected in the landscape. I favour the early morning or late afternoon to capture these effects. I think an artist has to allow his surroundings to reveal itself before the artist can reveal their vision of the way they see the world onto others.”

When:  Saturday, August 8th

Time:  10:00 to 12:00. Q and A at the end

Where:  Zoom

Registration closes on Friday, August 7th at 12:00 for Online participation.  

This live demo will be recorded for those that can’t watch the live and the recorded version can still be purchased for the next five days.

Click Here to Register

In Person Workshops

Sadly, all 2020 workshops and demos cancelled due to Covid-19. 

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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