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 10am-Noon
April 11
Demo by: Sandy Marvin
May 11
Demo by: Deborah Bays
Deborah Bays: https://deborahbaysstudio.com
Board Meeting 10am-Noon
September 14
All PSC Annual Meeting in Eagle
October 12
Demo by: Jane Christie
November 9
Demo by: Chuck Ceraso
Chuck Ceraso: http://www.cerasogallery.com

Board Meeting 10am-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
May 18
Demo by: Gary Huber
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
Meet at Lake Mary parking lot (with options to explore other wetland/prairie areas if desired); bison & wildlife viewing opportunities! FREE ENTRY
March 23
Gretchen's in 4-Mile Canyon above Boulder 3-6PM & Potluck
Close to the Betasso trail system
April 27
Roxborough State Park
ENTRANCE FEE $9 per vehicle; Dramatic red rock landscape; Shopping afterwards at Terry Ludwig's!
May 25
Chatfield Farms
Off Deer Creek & Platte Canyon or Denver Botanic Gardens, depending on weather; Lise is working on entry fee waiver or discount
June 22
Golden History Park
FREE ENTRY; Lots of scenery along Clear Creek path; visit Golden City Brewery (2nd largest brewery in Golden!) and/or grab lunch nearby
July 27
Eldorado Springs
Swim afterwards @ Eldorado Springs Pool?; cliffs & rock formations and steep canyons along S. Boulder Creek
August 24
Haunted Houses around the metro
Aug. & Sept. paintouts will result in a show at Cake Crumbs Bakery in Park Hill, October 1-31
September 28
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
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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