Big Bend Arts Council
Supporting & promoting the arts in the Big Bend region.



Big Bend Plein Air Painters - Paint outs
3rd Saturday of the Month

The Big Bend Plein Air Painters meet the third Saturday of the month although this is subject to change due to weather and holidays. Everyone welcome…urban sketchers, drawing and photography.

The paint-outs will rotate between mornings and afternoons. Email for directions. 

Contact Richard Curtin at 

Carol Fairlie at 

Liz Culp at

  • January 21, Big Hill second pull over, 9:00-12:00
  • February 18 from 3:00-6:00, Point of Rocks Fort Davis.,
  • March 25, CDRI (postponed from last week due to weather) 9am to Noon
  • April 15 from 4:00-7:00 at The Post in Marathon
  • May 27 at Sharon Haney’s in Sunny Glen 9:00-12:00-
  • June 17, at Jan Moeller’s house 9-12
  • August 19, 4-7 Paisano Pass 4:00-7:00
  • August 31 – Sept 4. Labor Day weekend is Plein Air Weekend! TBA
  • October 21 The Paisano Hotel in Marfa 9:00-12:00
  • November 25- Richard’s house 9:00-12:00
  • December No Paint-out. Happy Holidays!

Plein Air Weekend- Labor Day weekend

Plein Air weekend will happen again on Labor Day weekend. Details will be posted soon! Plans are in the works for a 3-day painting event at the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute (CDRI) in Fort Davis, the fort Davis State Park and down town Fort Davis. A Portrait “Face off” public portrait painting session will be a part of the weekend and a morning “Figure in the landscape” will close the weekend.

The event is free, except for a donation to the models and towards the meal.

Registration will be required for a head count on attendance and space availability.