Plein Air Schedule

Our Plein Air Committee is already searching for special sites to paint during a new Plein Air season. After another great season in 2021, our painters are looking forward to an active 2022. We plan to begin in April, then schedule a painting venue every two weeks during the spring and summer months. We will post our schedule right here as is develops.
Plan to join us!

Review our 2022 Plein Air Schedule below and get inspired for a new season! 

Wednesday, April 6. Shofuso Japanese Gardens, Philadelphia. We will paint the cherry blossoms either at the Shofuso Japanese Gardens in Fairmont Park or at Boathouse Row, Philadelphia.  There is a fee to enter Shofuso, well worth it for a visit to such a beautiful spring display.  Watch for emails and information on our website.
Rain date is Thursday, April 7

Wednesday, April 13. New Jersey Tulip FieldsDalton Farms, Swedesboro, NJ  The exact dates for tulip blooms are dependent on nature. However, our best estimate as to when we will have beautiful tulip fields to paint is April 13. Rain date: Thursday, April 14
Admission fee to Dalton Farms is about $14.

Wednesday, May 4.  Jenkins Arboretum, Devon, PA 9:30 am. Jenkins is a beautiful public garden and art gallery, a favorite place to paint int he spring. We are projecting that azaleas and dogwoods may be in bloom in early May. Access to the gardens is free, but donations are encouraged.
Rain date: Thursday, May 5

Wednesday, May 18.  Valley Forge National Park, King of Prussia, PA 9:30 am. We will paint at Knox’s headquarters off Route 252 in the southwest corner of the park. There is a stream, a footbridge, old stone buildings, a barn, and open fields. Much to inspire your painting!
Rain date: Thursday, May 19

Wednesday, June 1. Kathy Apfelbaums house in Ocean City, NJ The plan is to paint once again at Kathy’s place down at the shore. Details will be posted soon.

Wednesday, June 15. Peace Valley Lavender Farm, Doylestown, PA Exact date and details to be announced.

Saturday, October 15. Plein Air End-of-Season Show and Celebration, The Veterans Pavillion at East Goshen Park, West Chester, PA Again this year we will have a celebration and outdoor show to conclude our plein air season. Everyone who participated in any of the plein events is invited to show your work, and everyone else — all PPS members, friends and family — is invited to come and enjoy the show and festivities.
Mount your favorite paintings from the plein air meetups (They can have been finished in your studio) with white tape on a foam board, and PLEASE label them with your name, the name of painting and the price if you wish to sell. You must also bring an easel to set the foam board on for display. 
We’ll have musical entertainment, refreshments and 5 People’s Choice Awards. The show will be advertised as an Arts in the Park Event through the East Goshen Township Park Department, so we may well be able to sell some paintings. 
Please let Kathy Apfelbaum at or Pat Riley at know if you’re coming so we can prepare box lunches for our members.
Rain date: Sunday, October 10