Friday, April 12, 2013

Mission Santa Inez Paint Out Event

Would You Like To Paint ???

Artists invited to “Paint Out”
at Santa Inés Mission Mills complex on April 20
Elverhoj Museum of History and Art invites artists of all mediums to bring their art materials for a “Paint Out” at the historic Santa Inés Mission Mills complex on Saturday April 20, 9:00am to noon. This is a special opportunity to learn about the history of the site, meet area artists, and document the beautiful site located below the Santa Inés Mission.

Artists are invited to sketch, paint, make a color study or photograph the site for future work. An optional brown bag lunch and discussion will follow the Paint Out.

Artists Peggy Brierton, Ron Guthrie, Renee Kelleher and Carol Wood will be working on site and offering their support and guidance upon request. Each of these four accomplished local artists displays their diverse visions of the Santa Ynez Valley in the current Elverhoj exhibition, “The View From Here.”

The property is part of the Mission Santa Inés National Historic Landmark District and includes olive groves, an historic grist mill, a fulling mill, and the beautiful Alamo Pintado Creek corridor with the Santa Ynez Mountains as a backdrop and the Mission in the distance. “With wildflowers dotting the olive groves, this historic site is an artist’s paradise in the spring.” says Elverhoj Executive Director Esther Jacobsen Bates. “And as Aldous Huxley wrote, ‘The olive is essentially a painter’s tree.’” 

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) manages the 39 acre property on behalf of the California State Parks and is in the process of developing a public use plan. The Paint Out is a collaboration between The Trust and Elverhoj.

The Mills property will be the subject of an upcoming juried art exhibition at Elverhoj. An open call for entries and exhibition specifics will be released in early summer. Interested artists can email to be added to the list to receive a prospectus and entry form.

The Paint Out is free for Elverhoj members, $10 for non-members. Reservations can be made by phoning Elverhoj at 686-1211, or via email to


Marian Fortunati said...

Sounds like a great event Ron... Good for you for putting it all together!!

Mick Carney said...

Lucky people who get to pick your brains at first hand.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Marian,
I'm just one of the artists in the event. This is being held in conjunction with our show at the Elverhoj Museum since most of us painted plein air and studio. Should be fun since it is such a nice area. Pintings done will be juried for a show being held at the Elverhoj in a few more months.

Hi Mick,
I'm not sure who will show up but offering any advice or help is always fun to do...I might end up learning something too watching someone else paint down there. Some will sketch and some will paint and it will be cool to see what everyone has come up with for the day. Wish you were out here we could paint up the place!