Artist Getaway in Occidental California is a painting vacation in the coastal redwood forest. Occidental is a small town nestled in Northern California beauty. 

​​In Occidental we paint en plein air, the Sonoma Coast and Russian River painting locations are no further than 10 miles from the hotel. We will go to a location each day as a group to paint and then meet at 5 pm at the hotel pool to for painting sharing and discussion. 

Artist Getaway in Occidental
PO BOX 20214
EL SOBRANTE, CA 94820-0214

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Occidental October 2016
  • Sunday, October 16, 2016, Sunday, check in 2 pm and then a welcome reception by the pool at 5 pm. 
    ​We will meet each evening at 5 pm by the pool to view our paintings
  • Scheduled painting locations:
  • Monday October 17 Casini Ranch $5 entry fee, great views of Russian River



  • ​Tuesday October 18 
    Portuguese Beach

  • Wednesday October 19 Ocean Song Garden
  • Thursday October 20 Grove of Old Trees
    Voting at 5 pm and Artist's Choice Award Presentation at 6 pm
  • Friday October 21, 2016 check out

    These locations can change according to the weather. We meet at 9:30 am at the hotel office each morning to confirm the group painting location. 
    When you register please send a jpg of your painting and your web address if you have one to and it will be featured here. 

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    ​Occidental May 2016 Artist Getaway Art Gallery
    Gail Ostendorf
    Alma Renko
    Kenna Richards
    Donna Arrillaga
    Paintings from Artist Getaway, Occidental 2016
    2nd place winner Mark Monsarrat with his painting on the left and 1st place winner Pam McCauley with her painting on the right. 
    Occidental 2016 Winners
    Mark Monsarrat and Pamela McCauley with their prizes from Chroma and Chartpak (Grumbacher)
    1st place Pamela McCauley
    2nd place Mark Monsarrat