We have two groups of artists that meet regularly, one on the Front Range (Denver) and one on the Western Slope (Grand Junction). Both share friendships, information on pastel supplies, demos, and methods to promote sales.

NEW LOCATION! Front Range Meetings

The Front Range group meets the second Saturday the month at 1:00 pm at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design (RMCAD) at 1600 Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80214. Please see our e-newsletters for details.

January 12
Demo by: Doug Dawson
Doug Dawson: http://www.dougdawsonartist.com
Board Meeting 10am-Noon
February 9
Demo by: Diane Edwards MA, PSC-Master
March 9
Demo by: Tony Ortega
Tony Ortega: http://www.tonyortega.net
Board Meeting 10:30am-Noon
April 13
Demo by: Sandy Marvin
May 4
Demo by: Deborah Bays
Please note that this is a change from our regularly scheduled meeting date to accomodate for the Mile High Nat'l Show Opening Reception on May 11th.
Deborah Bays: https://deborahbaysstudio.com
Board Meeting 10:30am-Noon
**Please bring your paintings for the PSC Member Show to this meeting for transport to Grand Junction. Thank you so much to Nancy Welter for taking them over and to Claudia & Deb for meeting Nancy in Avon!!!
September 14
All PSC Annual Meeting in Avon, Noon-3pm
Avon Public Library
200 Benchmark
Avon, CO 81620
October 12
Demo by: Jane Christie
November 9
Demo by: Chuck Ceraso
Chuck Ceraso: http://www.cerasogallery.com

Board Meeting 10:30am-Noon
December 14
Annual Christmas Party
PSC Holiday Get Together & Celebration of Our Year

Place TBA
11:00 am to 3 pm

Western Slope Meetings

The Western Slope group meets the third Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm at the Bray Education Center (637 Belford Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81505). Please see our e-newsletters for details.

January 19
Demo by: Bev Lee
February 16
Demo by: Sarah Meredith-Dishong
Sarah Meredith-Dishong, Atomic Framing: http://atomicframing.com/
March 16
Demo by: Jeannette Stutzman
Jeannette Stutzman: www.JeannetteStutzman.com
April 27
Demo by: Barbara Churchley
Barbara Churchley: https://barbarachurchley.com/

Main Street Bagels, at the corner of 6th and Main Streets in downtown Grand Junction
May 18
Potluck and paintout
September 21
Demo by: Sandra Halverstadt
October 19
Demo by: Lorenzo Chavez
Lorenzo will also conduct a one day workshop that weekend
Lorenzo Chavez: https://www.lorenzochavez.com/
November 16
Demo by: Peter Heineman
December 7
Annual Christmas Party


NOTE: Paintouts are on the fourth Saturday of the month.

January 26
Barr Lake State Park 9:30am-12:30pm
Place: Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Rd, Brighton, CO 80603 (Nature Center south parking lot)
Meetup with other painters at 9:30 at the Nature Center.

As this is a state park, there is a fee to enter: $8 per vehicle so carpooling is encouraged! Additionally, painters, if you have a state parks pass, would you be willing to take a few passengers?

Visitor Center
The Barr Lake Nat​​ur​e Center​ is located near the south parking lot. Visitors can see displays about the park's wildlife and have their questions answered by a volunteer or staff member. Currently, the Nature Center is open everyday 9am-4pm. Call (303)659-6005 for more information.
Views of the mountains from east side of lake, large old cottonwoods, marshy areas, visitors' center

Note: This area is said to be popular among birders, and other wildlife viewing.


The 8.8 mile Perimeter Trail winds around Barr Lake. The trail across the top of the dam is closed on Wednesdays and Saturdays during waterfowl hunting season (October - February). There are many short boardwalks and loop trails connected to the Perimeter Trail.

Website: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/barrlake/Pages/NatureCenter.aspx
GoogleMap: https://goo.gl/maps/cgkwTGFdvQP2
Barr Lake Site Map: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/barrlake/Pages/MapsDirections.aspx
February 23
Rocky Mtn. Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, 6550 Gateway Road Commerce City, CO 80022 9 am
Meet at Lake Mary parking lot (with options to explore other wetland/prairie areas if desired); bison & wildlife viewing opportunities! FREE ENTRY

Located just northeast of Denver, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is a 15,000-acre expanse of prairie, wetland and woodland habitat. The land has a unique story - it has survived the test of time and transitioned from farmland, to war-time manufacturing site, to wildlife sanctuary. It may be one of the finest conservation success stories in history and a place where wildlife thrives.

6550 Gateway Road
Commerce City, CO 80022
From I-70 exit at Quebec Street and go north. Travel approximately 2.8 miles to Prairie Parkway/64th Avenue. Turn right at Prairie Parkway and travel 0.6 miles to Gateway Road. Turn left at Gateway Road. Continue on Gateway Road until you pass through the Refuge entrance.
March 23
Gretchen's in 4-Mile Canyon above Boulder 3-6PM & Potluck
Close to the Betasso trail system
April 27
Roxborough State Park 9 am
ENTRANCE FEE $9 per vehicle; Dramatic red rock landscape; Shopping afterwards at Terry Ludwig's!
May 25
Chatfield Farms 9am
Off Deer Creek & Platte Canyon or Denver Botanic Gardens, depending on weather; Lise is working on entry fee waiver or discount
June 22
July 27
Golden History Park 9am
FREE ENTRY; Lots of scenery along Clear Creek path; visit Golden City Brewery (2nd largest brewery in Golden!) and/or grab lunch nearby
August 24
Bailey, at the mountain home of Evelyn Valdez Martinez 3:00-6:00PM
This month's paintout will be at the mountain home of Evelyn Valdez Martinez.

Evelyn's place is about an hour's drive SW from central Denver on 285. On the way back, there's the option to paint or take a photo tour along the S. Platte, near Buffalo Creek. Meet for dinner in Conifer?
September 28
TBA 9am
REPEAT for 2019: Riverside Cemetery, Denver; Historic grave markers & mausoleums; park near office or drive around and find a favorite painting location!
October 26
Lory State Park, Ft. Collins 10am
Meet at Arthur's Rock (end of park road) and hike up or down from there for some great views
November 23
No paintout this month. Happy Thanksgiving!
No paintout this month. Happy Thanksgiving!
December 28
No paintout this month. Happy Holidays!
No paintout this month. Happy Holidays!
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