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Yosemite Artist Retreat

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - Thursday, October 21, 2021

San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter Co-Chairs Ellen Howard and Paul Kratter invite all CAC members for a two-night, three-day retreat in Yosemite this fall. Artists will have the chance to paint in a variety of locations throughout Yosemite National Park. Park ranger and Out-of-State Artist Member James McGrew will be your guide, and will give a lecture discussing how the landscape of Yosemite has inspired his work. Enjoy a painting demonstration by Signature Artist Michael Obermeyer and a critique session with Signature Artist Chuck Kovacic. This is always an epic retreat with fellow artists in some of the most beautiful and pristine California wilderness there is. You will not want to miss this!

Location: Yosemite View Lodge, El Portal, CA

Dates: Tuesday, October 19 – Thursday, October 21, 2021

Artist Presentation and Reception: Tuesday, October 19– 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $490 for two nights– single or double occupancy

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Want to Find Your own Lodging? Click Here to Register to Attend without a Room


Retreat Schedule*:

Tuesday night: Pizza & wine reception-Presentation with James McGrew 

Wednesday: Paint all day

Wednesday night: Michael Obermeyer Demonstration

Thursday Morning: Critique with Chuck Kovacic

*schedule is subject to change

*masks are required for all indoor activities in the park

A Note on Food: The Pizza & wine reception on Tuesday night is included. Participants are encouraged to bring a bottle of wine to share.  There are small kitchenettes in the rooms for food preparation, a few restaurants inside the park and a convenience store not to far from where we will be.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
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Yosemite View Lodge
11136 CA-140
El Portal, CA 95318 United States
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