PAWA Paints Bloedel Reserve - 2019

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The Bloedel Reserve

7571 NE Dolphin Drive Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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For PAWA members only, if you'd like to become a member, please go to our website at

"Come ready to paint!" Bloedel Reserve is an internationally renowned public garden and forest preserve. Its mission is to enrich people’s lives through natural and designed Pacific Northwest landscapes. We’ll have an opportunity to paint on the main paths, near the bird marsh, around the Japanese Garden and possibly in the meadow near the sheep shed. Depending on activities/construction, some areas may not be accessible to us that day. In any case, Bloedel Reserve is an ideal, tranquil, and inspiring setting to embrace and paint.

Facilitators: Fatima Young and Sylvia Carlton


Cell Phones: Sylvia 206 799-5568 Fatima 206 954-0157

Meeting location: Bloedel Reserve parking lot (left of the entrance) 7571 N.E. Dolphin Drive Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (Gate House (206) 842-7631,

Lunch: 12:30 - 1:00 Bring a sack lunch for a tail gate lunch in the parking lot left of the entrance. (There are no picnics allowed in the reserve).

End of day plan: End of day plan - 5:30 - 6:30 PM Wine and cheese plus Show and Tell at Sylvia's home. 1245 Grow Ave. Bainbridge Island. Parking on Grow Avenue.

The next day, Sylvia invites us all to paint in her garden again!

Thursday July 25th Painting in Sylvia’s Garden
9:00am-4:00pm Painting in garden
4:00pm-5:00pm Wine and show and tell
Please bring a lunch or Winslow eateries (several blocks away)
Sylvia Carlton 1(206)799-5568

Directions to Bloedel Reserve: From South: Ferry to Bainbridge Island and drive 6 miles north on Route 305 turning right on Agatewood Rd. NE which turns into Dolphin Drive.

From North: South on Route 305 over Agate Pass Bridge 1/4 mile turn left on Agatewood Rd. NE which turns into Dolphin Drive.

Admission: Adults: $17 Seniors (65+) and Military: $12 Students 13 – 18 (with I.D.): $10 Children 5 – 12: $6. Children 4 & under are free, Members of Bloedel Reserve are free.

A greeter will meet you at the Gate House and will direct you to park in the lot on the left of the entrance. If you are a member, just show your card. If you are a visitor, you will need to park and walk back to the Gate House to pay a fee. Fatima and Sylvia will be in the parking lot to hand out maps and answer any questions you may have. You can spot her with a colorful hat and name badge.

Lodging, if needed: Reservations needed. Quality Inn & Suites, The Marshall Suites, and if you want upscale, Eagle Harbor Inn, plus many B&Bs. Campers will enjoy Fay Bainbridge State Park located a couple of miles south of the Bloedel Reserve.

What to bring: Your painting gear, a sack lunch, bottled water, sunscreen, painting umbrella, layered clothing (depending on weather), admission fee.

There are a couple of bathrooms (at the Gate House and at the main residence). There are no shelters to paint under. However, you can duck into the main residence or the shop for a break from painting.

Please try and carpool with other PAWA members anytime you can! You may post on our Facebook page to share transportation.

If you find you can't attend after all, please cancel on Eventbrite so that the facilitator may have a proper head count, thanks! All paint-outs are for Plein Air Washington members. Please ask the facilitator if a guest may come to a free event, as sometimes there may not be enough space for non-members. A spouse is always welcome.

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