Paint Outs

Join us on the following dates to paint and enjoy the company of other artists. The following list of event days may change, so check back often for updates!

Next paint out is April 17. Meet on 5th South  under the freeway. Remember 5th South is one way going West. See you there!

by Maggie Harrison

We had a great time in Eureka. The weather was clear and breezy. Next paint out is April 17. Meet on 5th South ,   Under the freeway. Remember 5th South is one way going West. See you there!

January 16, Saturday: Meet at the park and ride to ski lot on the north of the cement plant at 6200 south, Wasatch Boulevard. We can paint from our cars.

December 12: State Capitol North Parking Lot, 10 am

November 14th Lehi Roller Mills 

Please join us for November’s outing on the 14th to paint Lehi Roller Mills. We’ll probably work from our cars. There’s a Maverick kitty corner from the Mill. See you there Utah County members!

Lehi Roller Mills by Barbara Kidd

October 24th: Wheeler Farm 
Date:  Saturday, Oct. 24th, 10 am
Location: Wheeler Farm north parking lot
Bring sac lunch for tailgating!

We had a good turnout for the paint out in October at Wheeler Farm. A couple painted in oil, but we love them just the same!

“Wheeler Farm” by Barbara Kidd

September 12th: Mountain Dell Washington Park – Saturday the 12th the paint-out crew will meet at 10:00 am. From I-70 take the East Canyon exit to catch the frontage road parallel to the freeway on its north side. Travel east until there’s a turn back west. That is the entrance to Washington Park. See you there. Maggie

February 13, Saturday: International Peace Gardens1160 south Dalton ave. SLC 10 am
March 27, Saturday: Eureka ( 82 mi away) meeting time and place, later
April 17, Saturday: Under the 5th South Freeway, 500 south 800 west 10 am
May 15, Saturday: Veteran’s Memorial Park, 1985 so 7800 south West Jordan10 am
This schedule may be changed, please check the web site. 

All dates and locations are subject to change due to weather or scheduling conflicts.    

Remember to bring your Paint Out paintings, finished or not, great or not so great, to our next UWS meeting for display!

City Creek Canyon (Photo courtesy

Date:  August 15th
Location: City Creek Canyon
7:30 PM 

Plan on joining us in August; we’ve been cooped up long enough! Be sure and check your e-mail for details. Next paint out Saturday, August 15th 7:30 PM, City Creek Canyon.
Questions: Maggie Harrison, Linda Flannery.

Images from the July Paint Out at Emigration Canyon


What a great paint out this cool July evening! We were a mighty group this time, with 11 gathering in the cool breeze at the mouth of Emigration Canyon; so peaceful with great views. A few of us waited for the full sunset to crank out a fast second painting. 


Image courtesy of Hogle Zoo Website

July 2020 Paint Out

Date:  Fri., July 10th, 2020 
Location: Hogle Zoo
8 PM Paint the sunset!

  • 2600 Sunnyside Avenue (840 South)
  • Park east of the zoo, look for the eagle sculpture.

June 20th, 2020

10AM at Liberty Park.

Enter 9th South to the Tennis Courts.

Past Paint Outs:


November 2019 Paint Out

Paint Out NOV Flyer

October 2019 Paint Out
Date:  Oct 19, 2019   10:00am 
Location:  Garden Park Ward

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UWS_Garden park ward pic 2

Click Here for printable handout.


September 2019 Paint Out

Date:  Sep 21, 2019   10:00am 
Location:  Maple Mountain

Come paint gorgeous Maple Mountain on Saturday September 21st from the west fields of Springville, UT. 
Date: Saturday, Sep 21, 2019
Time: Starts at 10 a.m. and then lunch at noon. 
Maple mountain
Photo credit:


August 2019 Paint Out:

Date:  Aug 10, 2019   7:30am to carpool
Location:  Gold Hill

RSVP required!  (Contact Neena Plant-Henninger at
Click here for handout:  August 2019 Gold Hill 

Are you fond of painting decrepit old dilapidated buildings and equipment? What about rusty mining machinery?  If that’s your forte, you’ll love our August plein air paint out!

Gold Hill is a ghost of a mining town in the west desert, past Dugway and almost into Nevada.

Join us on August 10 for a dusty ride to a great location.  Plan on the day being long and bring plenty of water and whatever you’d like for lunch and we can stop on the way home for dinner.

Because this is such a long trip, please sign up in advance by sending an email to to arrange carpool transportation.  It is highly recommended that any vehicle used for this trip be all-wheel or 4-wheel drive in case we encounter bad road conditions. 

As with all paint outs, this is a rain or shine event. For any communication with the organizers the day before, or the day of the paint out, please call or text the number for Neena Plant-Henninger and/or Stephanie Carter-Nielsen from your membership directory, being sure to identify yourself in your text.

Carpool from Sons of Utah Pioneers:
7:30 AM – Drive via I-215 S, I-15 S, UT-73 W, & UT-199 W (160 miles) to arrive at 11:00 AM, paint for 2 – 3 hours (based on consensus, how hot and tired we are) then head back to the Salt Lake Valley, stopping for dinner along the way, again, based on consensus. 

Everyone needs to bring sunblock, and bug repellant is recommended.  We can come up with some exciting images for our upcoming membership shows, as well as other exhibition opportunities. 

Don’t let your summer go by without painting with your UWS friends!

2019 Aug

Date:  July 13, 2019  10:30am-1:00pm
Location:  Strawberry Reservoir   Click here for handout  

Greetings UWS Members! Just because we don’t have general meetings during the summer months doesn’t mean that we can’t get out and paint together.  Please set aside the day and plan to bring your family, since they’ll have plenty of options for activities while we all paint.  There’re many beautiful subjects that we can include, something for every style.  

July is peak wildflower season, and there’s no shortage of them at our destination, Strawberry Reservoir, along with many other subjects to choose from.

During July, the fishing is best around 6:30 a.m. if you or your family are interested.

For lodging reservations or to reserve a boat slip please call 435-548-2361 or on   Campground reservations can be made by contacting

Take I-80 East to Exit 146 onto State Road 40 to Heber City. Stay on State Road 40 until mile marker 40 then turn right. Follow the signs to Strawberry for 6 miles.

Take 189 East to Heber City. Turn right onto State Road 40. Stay on State Road 40 until mile marker 40 then turn right. Follow the signs to Strawberry for 6 miles.

We’ll have a memorable day with family and friends.
Don’t Miss It!

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April 2019 Paint Out:
Date:  Saturday, April 13, 2019   Location:  South Jordan    
Art on the River: Plein Air Quick Draw Competition
Hosted by City of South Jordan and Utah Watercolor Society
East River Front Park Fishing Ponds – 11267 S River Front Pkwy, South Jordan, UT 84095
Artists Fee: $25 per participant,
Event Contact: Haley Greene,
Rule and Regulations: Also see the Facebook event page
Art on the River: Plein Air Quick Draw Competition is a fun and fast-paced, plein air (open air) painting contest. The competition is open to youth (17 years and under) and professional or amateur artist (18 years and older). The field is limited to 35 artists on a first come basis. Paintings must be completed within a strict two-hour period (10:00 am – 12:00 pm). Participating artists may use any two-dimensional medium (oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, etc.). No photography or digital media are allowed.
Artists will have the opportunity to display their final artwork in South Jordan City Hall and the Gale Center Museum during the month of May.
Visit to register. If registration is not filled beforehand, additional artists will be accepted by registering on the morning of the event. However, registration is extremely limited, so registering in advance is strongly advised.
Join us for lunch after the Quick Draw
The Pie Pizzeria -10627 Redwood Road, South Jordan, UT 84095

April 2019 plein air quick draw and paint out

March 2019 Paint Out:
Date:  Sat, March 9, 2019  10:00am-12:00pm Location: Gilgal Sculpture Garden  (749 E 500 S  Salt Lake City, UT 84102)
What is Gilgal you might ask? It’s a sculpture garden, hidden away in a discreet corner of a Salt Lake City residential block. The entrance is sandwiched between two houses.
Maybe you’ve heard of this place.  Maybe you haven’t.  Paint a sphinx with the face of Joseph Smith, founder of our state’s founding religion, along with keystone arches and other varied sculpture and beautifully planted gardens which may just be starting to come back from their winter’s rest.
The Friends of Gilgal has consented to allow us to hold a paint out in this unique corner of our valley. Please join us to paint at this hidden treasure.
When:   March 9, 2019  10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Where:  Gilgal Sculpture Garden   749 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
This is a rain or shine event, so keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly.  We’ll get together to oooh, awe, and compare before heading to lunch.
Lunch afterward, or if you can’t attend the paint out, just join us for lunch at Porcupine Pub & Grille   258 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102  at 12:30 P.M. †


February 2019 Paint Out:
Date:  Sat, Feb 9, 2019  10:00a-12:00p (meet to carpool – 8:30am – see details below) Location:  Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area †

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January 2019 Paint Out:
Date:  Sat, 1/19/19  3:00pm-5:00pm Location: Bountiful Davis Art Center (figure study class) Fee: $10  (you must register to reserve your spot ahead of time) Click here to register for Jan 19th class   3 to  5 pm Saturday January 19.   Lunch beforehand at Waffle Love in bountiful at 255 N 500 W. Meet there at 12:30 pm then head to BDAC at about 2:30.   To be sure that you have a spot,  be sure to register in advance for the 19th.  


December 2018 Paint Out:
Date:  SAt 12/8/18  10:00am-12:00pm Location:  Local Colors of Utah



November 2018 Paint Out:
Date:  Sat, November 10, 2018  10:00am-12:00pm Location: Scheels

UWS November 2018 Paint OUt

October 2018 Paint Out:
Date:  Sat, October 13, 2018  10:00am-12:00pm Location: Bountiful Pond
Directions: I-15, take the 500 S. exit. Turn left (West) until you get to Legacy Highway. Turn right (North) until you see the pond, turn West onto Pages Lane to property
Lunch afterward at Betos Mexican Food (245 S. 500 W. Bountiful, UT 84010)


September 2018 Paint Out:Date: 
Sat, September 8, 2018  10:00am-12:00pm Location: Conservation Garden Park  (8275 S. 1300 W. West Jordan, UT 84088)
Lunch afterward at Chabar Beyond Thai  (87 W. 7200 S. Midvale, UT 84047)


May 2018 Paint Out:
Date: Sat, May 12, 2018  10:00am-12:00pm Location:  Mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon
Lunch afterward

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