Saturday, November 29, 2008

In Color, In Season

BACPAC members are pleased to be exhibiting their recent work during the month of December 2008 at Main Street Cafe & Books in Los Altos, CA. 

Participating artists are Selora Albin, Brigitte Curt, Marcia Enns, Kim Holl, Krishna Kopell, Susan Brott Lawson, Morning Nichols, Sandy Ostrau, Mary K. Stahl, Linda Stanley, Alice Weil, Karen White, and Tonya Zenin.   Guest artist will be Jim Smyth, well known Bay Area art teacher/mentor.

Location: Main Street Cafe & Books, 134 Main Street, Los Altos, CA
Dates & times: December 1-31, 2008
Monday - Saturday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, 8 am to 2:30 pm.

A reception with the artists is planned for Friday evening, December 12, 5:00 to 7:30 pm.  We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

LGAA Member Juried Show

Two of Alice Weil's paintings and one of Mary Stahl's paintings were accepted into the 2008 Los Gatos Art Association Annual Member Juried Show. Mary won an Honorable Mention award for her pastel painting Stormy.

The exhibit is on display from October 30 through December 4 at the Art Museum of Los Gatos, 4 Tait Avenue (at Main Street), Los Gatos, CA .

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pastel Society of the West Coast exhibit

Two of Mary Stahl's paintings have been accepted into the 2008 exhibit of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. On display will be her paintings titled "Farmland" and "Reflections." The venue is the Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Avenue, Vacaville, CA from October 4-31, 2008, with a reception the evening of October 4. (Phone 707-447-4513 for hours and directions or see the musuem's web site at

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Seasons of Martis Plein Air Event

Mary Stahl has been selected to participate in the Seasons of Martis Plein Air Event in the Martis Valley area near Truckee, CA Oct. 1-5, 2008. A presentation by Jean Stern, director of the Irvine Museum, on the "First 100 years of Plein Air Painting in California" is open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 4. The Gala auction event on Saturday night is open to ticket holders, and the exhibit is open to the public on Sunday, Oct. 5. See for more information.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Plein Air Paintout

Invitational Paintout

5 members of BACPAC will be joining a group of over 30 renowned artists, painting the historic grounds of The Allied Arts Guild.

The public is invited to shop, visit the gardens, and watch "art in action".
September 13th, 2008
75 Arbor Rd, Menlo Park, CA

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Maria Boisvert in Carmel Plein Air Festival

BACPAC member Maria Boisvert has been accepted into the Carmel Plein Air Festival for 2008. This well-known festival will take place May 15-18, 2008. This will be the second time Maria has participated in this event. She was also juried into the 2002 festival.

A Breath of Plein Air exhibit

BACPAC members Karen White and Mary Stahl were recently juried into an upcoming exhibit titled A Breath of Plein Air which will be on display at History San Jose from May 2 to September 21, 2008. History San Jose is located at the south end of Kelley Park in San Jose.
You can read more about the exhibit here and here.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Los Gatos Art Association's Open Juried Show

The work of several BACPAC members will be displayed in the Los Gatos Art Association's annual open juried show. Members whose art was accepted into the show include: Maria Boisvert, Mary K. Stahl, Karen White and Tonya Zenin.

There will be an Artists' Reception on Sunday, April 6, 1-5 pm at the
Los Gatos Art Museum
4 Tait Avenue (at W. Main St.)
Los Gatos, CA
tel: 408-354-2646

(Images, top to bottom: Tonya Zenin, Karen White, Mary K. Stahl)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Pastels USA 2008

Two of my pastel paintings have been accepted into the upcoming Pastels USA 2008 exhibition.
The moody painting to the left is "Farmland" and was a studio painting.
The plein air painting to the right, done on a warm late summer day, is "Red Barn."
The exhibit will be shown in Stockton, CA at the Haggin Museum. It opens May 18 and ends June 22. There's a reception/awards ceremony on May 31 from 2-4 pm.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

BACPAC Newsletter Launch

BACPAC has launched a quarterly newsletter. In the newsletter we'll list news and upcoming events such as exhibits, member's open studios, paint-outs, etc. We'll also have a few images of our recent art work.

To see the March 2008 inaugural issue of the newsletter, you can read it on the BACPAC web page at this link.

Then, if you'd like to sign up to receive the newsletter via email each time it is published, click the sign-up link on the right hand menu bar.

This is an "opt in" mailing list -- if you don't sign up for the newsletter, you won't receive it.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Triton Museum Competition Results

I was thrilled to have two paintings accepted in the Triton Museum's Statewide Competition, so imagine how excited I was to find out that one of them, "Storm at Sundown", was given a Silver Award of Merit!

Friday, January 11, 2008

A Brush with Nature

BACPAC members will be exhibiting their plein air paintings at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA. Please join all the BACPAC members and others at a Museum reception for the artists on Friday, January 18, from 7-9 pm.