The Al Frescoes
Page updated May 26th, 2017

Gyro Beach 26th, 2017 thanks to Caron for the pics

Gyro Beach

Al Frescoes 2017 show

The Al Frescoes 2017 show will be held at the Coast Collective Gallery, from June 14 to June 25
Volunteers to arrive at the show on Monday 12th at 8:30
Paintings to be drop off Monday June 12th between 9:00 and 10:00
Paintings to be hung Monday June 12th between 10:00 and 11:00
Opening reception Saturday June 17th between 1:00 and 3:00
Take down of show Sunday 25th between 5:00 and 5:30
The Coast Collective takes a 30% Commission on sales.

What art can be entered into the show?

Each artist can enter 2 paintings into the show.
To qualify to enter the show the artist must have painted once with the Al Frescoes during the last year and half.
The paintings being enter must be pleinaire paintings but they do not have to be painted with the Al Frescoes.

Jim McFarland





Our Alfs domain name has been renewed for 2 years, now expires 2019-02-25 Thanks for your cash collected at Bob's end-of-year party on January.
Note - a separate expense is the annual cost of the Alfs Server, a cost that is borne by our benefactor, Andrew Blackman of
Thank you, Andrew.


Rooted in History: Celebrating the Garry Oak Ecosystem Starting: May 3rd 2017 — Ending: June 25th 2017
Jean Oliver has three paintings in this show.


Annual Water garden Tour

We are in the throes of planning this year’s tour. So far we have nine gardens with one or two more to be confirmed. The tour will be on July 8th and the pre tour, to which you are all invited, will be on June 24th. As you may remember you will each have your own name sign ( you can see these signs in the pictures below)at the site and you are welcome to exhibit 2-3pieces of your artwork if they are not too big :-)!! (We do remember that we are featuring the garden and the water feature so it would be best if your display is discreet.) You are welcome to sell these if you wish. If you have note cards you would like to display or very small prints they may also be for sale. We just ask that you be responsible for your own sales. The annual Water Garden tour helps FTLOA provide the assistance to the youth In the Dodoma Region of Tanzania. Last year we were fundraising for the Dodoma Technical Institute, and believe it or not, we actually finished phase one of that project and the students started enrolment in January!!! We were thrilled to say the least. This year we are assisting one of our previous projects, the School at Ipagala. They are needing a boundary fence built around the school property to keep the children safe and to enable the teachers to keep a watchful eye during recess etc. I hope you will be able to join us this year. If you Know anyone else that might like to join us, please let me know. Looking forward to hearing from you Margaret ( On behalf of FTLOA water garden tour committee)


See the next paint-out location

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Visit these artists who have websites/blogs:

M.D. Sansom

June Haynes

June Haynes' GoBC site

Pat Fraser

Margaret Baxter

John Patrick Howe

Vicki Postl

Jill Slagboom

Deborah Czernecky

Deborah Tilby's Blog

Deborah Tilby's website

Frank Mitchell

Ken Faulks - his website

Jesi Barron

Adam Noonan's website

Iola Scott's website

Elfrida Schragen's blog

Jim McFarland's website

Jeffrey Boron's blog

Linny D. Vine's website

Linny D. Vine's blog

Marie Nagel's website

Hong Zhen Zhu's website

Desiree Bond's website

Sandhu Singh's website

Darlene Young's blog

Sharon Stone's website

Jutta Woodland's webpage

Anne Docherty's website

Susan Elkins' website

Karen Furey's website

Barbara Callow's website

Terri Rodstrom's website

Linda Simrose's website

Susan Baker's website

Edith Looker's website

Jude Woodland's website

Pam Orman's website

Bob Langford's Flickr Site

Marcela Strasdas' website

Irene Khurana - her Blog

Ian de Hoog - website

David Good - website

Jean Oliver - website

Peter Paterson - website

Inge Hoogendoorn - on

Kathleen Trayner's Alizarin Coast Facebook page

Kathleen Schmalz - website

Rod Crutcher's blog

William Watt - website

Ron Wilson's blog

For further information send a message to Ron, our website manager

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See archival PAINT-OUTS and some History of the Al Frescoes