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Events and Meetings

This page contains links to information about Friends of Sumi-e workshops, meetings and related painting group activities.

Annual Art Exhibitions
  • Friends of Sumi-e's 20th Annual Spring Art Exhibition (formerly the Taka Sumi-e Society Art Show) of Japanese brush paintings by local artists studying sumi-e and other Japanese painting techniques is on March 25 & 26.   We celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with Sumi-e painting in Casa del Prado Room 101.

  • Friends of Sumi-e's 48th Annual Fall Art Exhibition (formerly the Washu-Kai Art Exhibition) is on November 18th & 19th.


Friends of Sumi-e Group Information

General information about the Friends of Sumi-e group, including Membership and leadership.

Workshops and Open Studio Painting Meetings
  • Friends of Sumi-e's monthly Open Studio painting experience meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from January to December in Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, from 9:00am until Noon.

  • Friends of Sumi-e's workshop and meetings are held the first Saturday of every month except for September and December, in Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, from 9:00am to Noon.  A brief membership meeting will be held during the workshop.  Please bring your own tea mug.  Hot water and tea are provided. A potluck is voluntary.  (Alternative locations to Room 104 may be announced.)

Monthly Newsletters

Recent Friends of Sumi-e Newsletters, plus prior Washu-Kai and Taka Sumi-e Society monthly Newsletters. 

Tuesday Painters

Tuesday Painters is a group of FOS members and sumi-e students who meet to paint outdoors, or plein air painting. The informal group meets the 1st, 3rd, 4th and any 5th Tuesdays of each month from 9:00 am until Noon.  If you'd like to join in with the Tuesday Painters, contact Gaye Lingley  Any suggestions as to places to paint are appreciated.  This is a great way to expand artistic horizons and sumi-e really lends itself to the out-of-doors.

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