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Fall Samish Island Paint Out 
September 20-24, 2017 

Registration Form

Once again we are offering a five-day weekend of painting (and eating) at a beautiful church camp overlooking Samish Bay in Northwestern Washington, about an hour and a half from Seattle. We will have a relaxing getaway and a chance to work and talk with other painters and share ideas and tips. The views are majestic, including the island itself with its oyster beds and shoreline, the surrounding waters and the San Juan Islands in the background.

The annual Fall Samish Camp Paint Out will be held from dinner Wednesday, September 20 through breakfast on Sunday, September 24th. No children or pets, please, and no liquor is allowed on the premises. Both beginners and experienced painters are welcome, and you do not need to be a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society to attend.

We have lots of interesting things planned for the weekend (eating, painting, visiting, eating – you get the drift)

If you want to attend, please fill out the attached registration form and mail it with a check to the address at the bottom of the form. I’ve had lots of enquiries already, so please get your registration back to me ASAP so you don’t miss out! If you have questions about the paintout, I can be reached at 206-755-1472 or by e-mail at

Lodging and all meals are included in the cost. Two types of lodging are available: 16 newer rooms have attached bathrooms and there is a short walk to the bathrooms for the balance of cabins. As expected, the new cabins fill up fast, so get your registration in immediately if that’s what you would like.

Registration money will be non-refundable after September 1st, and final al payment is due at that time. Checks should be made out to Northwest Watercolor Society, and can be sent to me at 5953 34th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98126. Admission is limited, so I suggest you sign up as soon as possible. A payment of $75 will hold your space but most of you send in the entire amount for which I am grateful – I am not a bookkeeper.

There are enough cabins so everyone can have his or her own cabin, and the cabins have cots for four to six people, so if you want to room with friends, that’s possible. Each camper should provide bedding and a pillow. The standard cabins are basic – heat, lights, and cots with mattresses. Dress for the northwest – cool, misty, hot, sunny, whatever! Bring enough paper and other supplies to last the weekend – there are no nearby art stores.

Linda Hulce

Samish Island Paint Out

by Yael Zahavy-Mittelman

Three times a year, I feel I am the most fortunate artist on this planet.  For few wonderful days,  each time, I come to Samish Island,  to paint.  The wonderful kitchen stuff,  spoil us with amazing food. They even do the dishes.  The view is breathtaking,  and the company is generous and inviting. It is always exciting to see my artists friends I did not see in a while.  The most important experience is the opportunity to paint with no interruptions.  If you are new to the art process,  you will have so many teachers to learn from. We are all always learning,  exploring and trying to solve our own art challenges.  Here we can have time to do that together.  Sometimes we have art workshops,  other days we might have a Windsor & Newton representative to introduce us to new materials and challenges us using the new materials for an art competition. We have movie nights and at times options for massage treatment or tarot readings or slide shows. I have been coming here for several years, three times a year, and it is an experience like no other.  

Join us.  It is so much fun.  Lots of inspiration and talent to learn from. If that is not enough, join us for a stroll on the beach or enjoy the wild life of eagles and herons, or just read and relax.  It is all up to you. To join you do not even have to be NWWS member.