Alabama Plein Air Artists

Painting the Great Outdoors

APAA September 2016 Newsletter

APAA Director

APAA Director 2016

September 1,  2016

How exciting it is to finally have our very own Alabama Plein Air Artists website! This has been a long-time coming and I’m sure it will prove to be a very good thing, especially for our members and hopefully to other painters as well.

The plan is to eventually have most but not all of our communications through this website, cutting down on “lost” emails. Paint Out details will be emailed from hosts and will also be on our Members Only page (info below).


ABOUT – This page provides our Mission, Guidelines, and key members that help me, your Director, maintain our fine-tuned machine. You may want to refer potential members to this page.

PAINT OUT CALENDAR – A synopsis of upcoming paint outs that includes the hosts’ email addresses will be found on this page The 2017 calendar of paint outs and events will be listed as soon as available. Detailed information is located on the Members Only page (see below).

MEMBERSHIP – Please refer all potential members to this page and ask them to reference your name if you sponsor them. Sponsorship is not required but helpful for security reasons.

MEMBER GALLERY – You can have one image of your work and a link to your website posted for free. Send at least 3 different, high quality jpeg images and your link to Toska Courbron,, and she will post the one most suitable.

PAINT OUT GALLERY – This page is to show images from photos taken at specific paint out locations during the year. Send 4 to 5 of your best jpegs of past paint outs to Toska and she will add them to this page.

SHOWS – Images and prize winners of the most recent shows will be posted here. Closed shows will be archived when a new show is scheduled.

CONTACT – self-explanatory.

PLEIN AIR TIPS – Info on this page will be helpful to both experienced and new plein air painters. Feel free to send your best tips to Toska for possible inclusion on this page.

LINKS – This page will contain links to helpful websites.

MEMBERS ONLY – Requires a Password issued by the Director to only APAA members. This password is confidential and should NEVER be given to anyone or placed on your personal FaceBook page! It is there for the safety and protection of the members. Here you will find the email addresses of the Director, Advisory Board, and Webmaster so you may contact them with questions, suggestions or concerns. This page also includes detailed paint out information.

Thanks so much for being a part of the Alabama Plein Air Artists and for helping make this website a reality. I think you’ll enjoy using it. We appreciate any comments and will read them all.