Monday, November 30, 2009

Directions to Lyon School:
65 miles west of St. Louis: Hwy 44 West to the Washington, Missouri Exit (Hwy 100 West), through Washington, through New Haven, continue 9 miles past New Haven to V V (left), 1 mile to Lyon School Road (right), 1 mile to property on left. (Black mailbox with orange flower on opposite side from the driveway)

General directions: Lyon School Road runs parallel to Hwy 100, in Between Hwy Z to the West and Hwy V V to the East. Our driveway is on the South side of Lyon School Rd , about midway between Z and V V.

Call if you have trouble!!! 573-834-5064

I'm getting excited readying for the party!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Holiday Studio Sale & Open House

Please Come and bring your friends and families along! Saturday December 5th and Sunday December 6th, 2009----- Noon until 6 pm -----at our historic one room schoolhouse---Lyon School Studio---- 4588 Lyon School Road, Berger, Missouri, 63014

----We will serve refreshments and I'm working on scheduling music for the event---

I have many fresh plein air paintings and will be offering selected works at discounted prices----------
I have just completed a 3 x 5 studio oil ---a vertical "skyscape" that I'm very excited about----inspired by the 'big sky' in my prairie---My 8 x 12 plein air study painted this summer "White Light Throughout" became this studio piece-----

I look forward to seeing you all!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Overnight Stay information: Central Hotel , New Haven , Mo (8 miles away) Beautifully restored hotel in the town of New Haven. 573-237-8540

Senate Grove B&B , 4554 Kohl City Rd, New Haven, 573-237-2724

Country Cottage B&B , Berger, Mo 573-834-7602

You are welcome to camp at Lyon School!

The sun WILL come out tomorrow--------and Saturday and Sunday----for the Lyon School Studio Plein Air Paint Out!!! I look forward to all who plan to come out and paint---and take my workshop----there are open spots available for the workshop---Saturday, Oct 17th, noon until 5 pm------Paint Out is both Saturday and Sunday , the 17th and 18th, sunrise until sunset----directions to Lyon School Studio----from St Louis ----Hwy 44 west to Washington, Mo exit, WEST on Hwy 100, through Washington , towards New Haven, 8 miles past New Haven , left(south) on Hwy V V , 1 mile to Lyon School Rd. , Right (west) 1 mile to driveway on LEFT, (watch for mailbox on the right side---across from the driveway) Stone building at the back of the road----parking will be tricky if the sun doesn't come out and dry things up!! just pull all the way towards the house or park up in the grassy field----and bring a change of shoes and or clothes-----

Workshop attendees----a big hat is important---neutral colored clothing if the sun is out----all medium welcomed ------watching other painters encouraged!

Plein air paint out is free ----workshop fee $45.

Bring lunch and favorite drinks-- and I will prepare some snacks and cider to share ------sunshine come on out!!!!!!!!! Although of course ----painting on a cloudy day certainly has its merits!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thursday October 1st , I'll be giving a plein air workshop in beautiful Ste. Genevieve, Missouri .The link to find out more is

You are welcome to call me at my studio, as well, for more information 573-834-5064.

The day after the Ste Genevieve workshop, I'll head to St. Louis to set up for the Shaw Art Fair. I will display my work along with 134 other artists, on historic Flora Place. The show hours are Saturday October 3rd, 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday , October 4th , 10 am to 5 pm. Check for additional details. Please stop by my booth !

Monday, September 7, 2009

I'm back from the Northwest. We had a wonderful time, both in Bellingham, and on the Skykomish River in the Cascade Mountains. The scenery, light, friends & weather , were all amazing. Lake swims, kayaking , oil painting at sunrise & sunset , hikes up the mountains and through the tall pine & fern filled woods, dips in the crystal clear cold river & then laying on the warm rocks and boulders to dry------this was a great vacation. Inspiration abounded.

Back in beautiful Missouri I'm preparing for upcoming events-----THIS WEEKEND----Sept 11th, 12th, & 13th I'll be at Gateway Gallery during the St Louis Art Fair----stop by for a visit and to see my new work!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's another beautiful missouri summer day. The big rains yesterday have given everything a good soaking and the plants are smiling.

My husband Tommy and I are off to the Northwest----Bellingham, Washington area and then up to the San Juan Islands ----I'll pack an extra suitcase and take my oils along ----We've visited this beautiful area several times before and I look forward to the adventure and new sensory input that will come my way!

My upcoming art events include Gateway Gallery Sept 11th, 12th, and 13th, Most of the 15 artists/ owners of the gallery will be present all week-end as the St Louis Art Fair takes place, outside our doors in Clayton, Missouri . Our address at the gallery is 7921 Forsyth , and we are in the heart of the fair. Our hours will coincide with those of the fair. Come by and see us!

I will be teaching a single day plein air workshop in Ste. Genevieve , Missouri on October 1st.

I have been accepted into the Shaw Neighborhood Art Fair this October 3rd and 4th. This is a wonderful art fair in the Shaw neighborhood adjacent to the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Best of Missouri Market. Please come by my booth!

  • We have an opening reception at Gateway Gallery, Friday October 9th , 6-9 pm 7921 Forsyth, Clayton , Missouri

I will again host my Octoberfest Plein air event , always held the third weekend in October at Lyon School Studio, 4588 Lyon School Rd. Berger, Mo 63014. This year October 17th and 18th. I will teach a plein air workshop Saturday, the 17th, from 12 noon until 5 pm , call my studio 573-834-5064 or e-mail me at to inquire further. All are invited to come to paint from sunrise to sunset both Saturday and Sunday. Spectators and patrons are welcomed!!! Bring a picnic lunch or camp in our meadow. There is no cost to come to paint our watch. I will be charging a fee for the workshop. I look forward to seeing you in October!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What a beautiful summer we are having here in Missouri----This  last week we've had cool evenings, misty mornings and big blue cloud filled sunny skies----I'm loving it out here in my country home. An evening drive through the Berger Bottoms at sunset sent my heart sailing.

I've heard from friends in Clarksville, Missouri that our Sunflower Paint Out made the front page of the local paper---glad to hear that----we had a wonderful time painting the sunflowers up that way. The paintings that were completed during the paint out are showing at Clarksville Glassworks through the end of August.

This coming weekend  August 1st and 2nd, Plein air artists are invited to be the guests of the Wiegand Foundation, at  Wiegand Sudios, Museum and Grounds, One Wiegand Drive, Chesterfield, Missouri, 63005, For a Paint Out / Rally ----To Support the preservation of this unique historic site.  Sunday Reception for the artists, 5 - 7 pm
Rise with the birds and paint this beautiful park with landscape vistas, picturesque architecture, beautiful botanicals and birds, and amazing still life arrays around the terrace and museum. You can see a preview of this artist's paradise by visiting to take a virtual tour of the grounds. There is no fee for participating  but pre-registration is requested.  You may paint from dawn to dusk at your convenience, either or both days. Contact Linda Green/Metzler at   or Julie Wiegand  at to register and for more information.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hello ----it's time once again for the Sunflower Paint Out in beautiful Clarksville Missouri------The sunflowers are just beginning to bloom---the wet spring and summer have slowed down their  development ---but the show must go on !  This Thursday, July 16th through Sunday the 19th artists----including ----Julie Wiegand And Jan Takacs---will be painting the sunflowers and beautiful surrounding countryside en plein air   ----please come join the fun---we will have an opening reception for the art created during the event on Sunday July 19th , 2 until 5 pm, at Clarksville Glassworks, 118 Howard Street, Clarksville, Mo, 63336---For more information-----573-242-3353 ---or you can reach me at 573-834-5064  or 314-805-1301---

Monday, June 22, 2009

June 22, 2009
I am busy readying the  studio ~ preparing & hanging paintings for my upcoming Studio Sale & Open House~~~Next weekend the 27th & 28th of June ~~~~~ I just spoke with accomplished St Louis Guitarist Dave Black . He will be playing Sunday June 28th, from 2 until 5 at Lyon School.  A wonderful addition to my summer  studio event !

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer Studio Sale & Open House 2009

     Please Come & invite your friends to  Julie Wiegand's 
Summer Open House & Studio Sale
Saturday & Sunday, June 27th & 28th,   12 noon until 6 pm    Lyon School Studio, 4588 Lyon School Rd, Berger, Mo 63014 Visit our one room schoolhouse & see the new art I've created! 
~~~~~65 miles from St. Louis~~~~  Hwy 44 west, Continue 9 miles past New Haven to V V (left) 1 mile to Lyon School Rd. (right), 1 mile to property on left
      573-834-5064                   314-805-1301

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ecole de Lyon

12 x 14 oil on panel 2008
painted en plein air at Lyon School Studio, on a beautiful summer afternoon 

Current & Upcoming Events and Shows

Hello all 

I'm looking forward to my June Studio Sale. I have been out painting in all the wonderful & varied weather conditions  spring brings our way~~~ I am hoping to complete one or more large studio pieces from my plein air work for the show.

I have an Opening Reception ~~~ Friday June 5th at Gateway Gallery,                                          7921 Forsyth , Clayton , Mo 63105 
6 until 9 pm~~~www.

Summer 2008

Saying Goodbye
20 x 24 oil 2008
Painted en plein air in  my  garden in St Louis, shortly before moving to  Lyon School

Morning Reflections  
8 x 10 oil Painted en plein air in Salem, Mo~~~ summer 2008
Currently available at Kunstlerhaus Gallery , Hermann , Mo

Cedar's & Shadows
16 x 20 oil 
Available at the St Louis Artist's Guild---Collector's Choice Event ---to be held at the guild in early June!