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SRQ Plein Air Painters Paint-Out September 30, 2015

SRQPAP  group meet every Wednesday throughout the season 2015/2016
 
For those who is new to plein air group, there are NO fee to attend and  NO instructions. If you need a help with choosing plein air supply, let us know or ask artists in the field. They will be glad to share their experience with you. We are planning multiple events during this season including competitions, paint outs, painters parties, demos, critique nights and workshops with acclaimed artists. Stay tuned!

If you would like to be a volunteer this year to help in planning and organizing SRQPAP events this season, we would love to hear from you. Events and locations ideas are always welcome from all members.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - NEW COLLEGE , SARASOTA

This Wednesday Sep. 30 SRQPAP will have a paint-out at New College of Florida in Sarasota. We will meet by the Charles Ringling Bayfront Mansion at 9am. You can come any time before or after 9am, find the spot you like and paint. We will stay for lunch at the park and have a group critique. Bring your brown bag lunch. 
Address:
   5800 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243

Link to Google map: MAP

Some facts found by our member Jim McDermott. Jim also contacted Administration of New College and made sure we are welcome on their property.

New College’s historic Bayfront Campus sits on the former estate of circus magnate Charles Edward Ringling (1863-1926), the older brother of John Ringling. Charles was one of the owners of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and was in charge of production, while his wife, Edith, participated in the business and was a member of the board of directors of the circus.
The estate was built in 1925-26 as the winter retreat for the Charles Ringling family in what was known as the Shell Beach subdivision, platted in 1896. The compound was designed to be completely self-sufficient, including staff quarters, farming and livestock. In addition to the main mansion, Charles built another gracious bayfront home for his daughter, Hester Ringling Sanford, and her children, now known as Cook Hall. The two bayfront homes are connected by a covered walkway that creates a transition between the two architectural styles. Within months of the completion of the construction, Charles died, but Edith Ringling and their daughter continued to reside on the estate for many decades. The structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you would like to research more, visit the following link:
http://www.ncf.edu/ringling-legacy
  
SRQPAP Group Lunch September 23rd. From left to right: Signa, Vladislav, Claudia, Kirsten, Jim, Lolita. 
Photos were taken a couple of weeks ago at new College in Sarasota

We wish you a best painting experience this season,
SRQPAP group coordinators Marina and Vladislav Yeliseyev
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