Samish Paint Out
Three wonderful times each year, about 45 artists come to beautiful Samish Island (north of Seattle, WA) to breathe in the clean air and concentrate on painting. The view is breathtaking, the atmosphere is generous and inviting as artists make new friends and see friends they haven’t seen in a while. Paint-Out is held on the scenic grounds of Church of Christ Church Camp.
The most important experience is the opportunity to paint with no interruptions (unless you want!) and with plenty of space to work. Most artists come to paint and are serious, focused, and productive. Subject matter is abundant whether you are a plein air or studio painter. Puget Sound is just outside the door, oyster beds are nearby, the camp has a large salt lake for walking, the tides constantly change, and, well, there is simply something to paint all around you! If you are new to an art process, many will share and teach. Paint Out is the perfect place to learn, explore, and solve your own art challenges without even needing to stop and cook! The kitchen staff spoils everyone with amazing food and no one has to worry about the dirty dishes. Just paint!
Artists working in all mediums love Paint-Out: collage artists, watercolorists, oil & acrylic painters, and other media artists. Some artists work on small pieces, but there is space for those working very large. There is a large bulletin board where artists pin their finished work for all to see, and artists enjoy being the first one up.
Other events might be (optional) art demonstrations or, for instance, an art materials representative may demonstrate new product and challenge us in a surprise competition. Artists have enjoyed movie nights, massages, tarot card readings or slide shows. Take a stroll on the beach or enjoy the wild life, including eagles and herons, or just read and relax. There is always something new and it is all up to you!
The camp’s accommodations are brightly painted quaint rustic cabins. For a few more dollars, there are cabins with a shared bathroom facility, and accommodations for those are on a first-come-first-served basis. The camp provides 3 excellent meals each day for the artists and the cost of meals is included.


YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF NWWS TO PARTICIPATE. All artists and craftsmen & women are welcome and we are certain you’ll come back to Paintout time and time again.

PRICING: Refer to the Registration Form to see pricing, as your length of stay and other choices affect your cost. No matter what you choose, Paintout is an outstanding value!

TWO WAYS TO REGISTER: You will receive a confirmation after you have registered.
1. BY U.S. MAIL - Print the registration form, complete it, and send along with your payment to the address on the form.
2. BY EMAIL - First, download the form to your computer. It is now a “fillable” form and you can click on the spaces to complete the form. Save the form as a pdf., then send it by email to

1. WITH A CHECK. You can register with either the email form or by U.S. mail and send a check.
2. WITH A CREDIT CARD. You can include your credit card information on the form and it will be processed.