Join Lighthouse ArtCenter And Manon Sander In Sedona, AZ For 1 Week Of Plein Air Painting, Exploration, And Relaxation September 12-19.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter and Manon Sander invite you to go on an exciting plein air painting adventure:  Immerse yourselves in crimson beauty when you venture out west, to Red Rock country, Sedona, AZ, from September 12 – 19, 2019. September is one of the best months to visit, when the summer heat has subsided but the temperatures are still mild. The Rickie Report shares the details about the trip and some photos.  If you have ever been, this is a place you can go back to again and again. If it is your first time, this is the perfect way to explore!





Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 am – 4 pm      Sat 10 am – 2 pm

 First Saturday of the month no charge




P R E S E N T S:





Sedona, AZ






Sedona is an Arizona desert town near Flagstaff. It is noted for its mild climate and vibrant arts community and is surrounded by red-rock buttes, towering canyon walls and pine forests. Uptown Sedona is dense with shops, spas and art galleries. On the town’s outskirts, numerous trailheads access Red Rock State Park. We will be staying at a very comfortable hotel, the Arroyo Roble, with every room providing a private balcony with breathtaking views of the famous Red Rocks and two separate queen beds. The hotel is situated in walking distance from Uptown Sedona, which is the heart of town, with charming stores and galleries, restaurants and cafes.





Arroyo Roble Hotel




September 12th is your arrival day. You can take it easy, settle in, look around a little bit, and get organized for September 13th, our first painting day. Out of the 6 days on location we will paint 4 days. On painting days we will have breakfast at the hotel and then drive to a different picturesque location to capture the beautiful landscape on our canvases under Manon’s instruction. Demos, group critiques, and lots of individual instruction at your easel will greatly benefit your painting skills.




Manon Sander






You will have two free days so you have a chance to explore the area at your own pace. Some suggestions are touring the Red Rocks or the desert via the popular Pink Jeep Tours, you can venture out into several vortexes Sedona is known for and feel their healing energy, you can go on an invigorating hike, or take it easy by enjoying a relaxing spa day, relax by the pool, stroll through town and visit galleries and shops, go on an UFO spotting excursion, or paint some more.   The price for this incredible painting adventure is $2170.



Pink Jeep Tours


Included in the price are:

  • 7 nights in the hotel, price based on double occupancy. If you don’t wish to share a room there will be a $720 supplement.
  • Daily buffet breakfast with hot and cold choices
  • Transport to painting locations
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • 4 days of painting instruction
  • mineral spirits for oil painters


Not included in the price are:

  • Airfare and shuttle from and to airport
  • Meals other than two dinners and daily breakfast
  • Hotel incidentals
  • Expenses for activities on your two free days



Tlaquepaque Arts Village










Due to the small group size of a maximum of 10 people we expect that the workshop will fill up quickly. It will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. It is recommended to reserve your space by submitting your deposit for registration early. The deadline for registration is June 9th, 2019.

A $500 deposit and a signed copy of the fine print upon reservation will hold your spot. The remaining balance will be due on June 10th, 2019. 

Reservations can be made through the Lighthouse ArtCenter by calling 561-748-8737.

If you have any questions about the trip, please don’t hesitate to send Manon an email to . If you’d like to check out Manon’s credentials you can do so by visiting her website

The FINE Print:

Cancellations for any reason will be subject to a $250 per person administrative fee. Deposits less the administrative fee are refundable if workshop sells out and someone takes your spot.

In addition:

  • If you cancel less than 90-60 days before the trip starts you will receive all monies paid to date minus 50% of the trip cost per person unless workshop sells out and somebody fills your spot.
  • If you cancel less than 60 days before the trip starts, you will forfeit the entire trip cost per person, unless workshop sells out and somebody fills your spot.

Purchasing travel insurance is mandatory to protect your investment. Let’s cross our fingers, but unforeseen circumstances do happen, and it’s necessary to be prepared. Some trip insurances to consider are World Nomads (the most inexpensive and according to reviews reliable), Allianz, or Travel Guard.

Workshop Cancellation: In the unlikely event the workshop is canceled, all payments received by the Lighthouse ArtCenter will be refunded. Personal expenses like travel expenses will not be reimbursed, and are considered each individual’s own liability. 

Workshop instructor Manon Sander and the Lighthouse ArtCenter will do their best to provide you with a safe and pleasant environment but cannot be held liable for illness, injury, terrorism, or natural disasters and shall not be held responsible for any damages, loss, delay, omission or irregularity which may occur, whether by reason of any act, negligence or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out any of our arrangements or otherwise in connection herewith. Manon Sander and the Lighthouse ArtCenter cannot be held responsible for a client’s sickness or personal accident, forces of nature, or other problems.

_________________________________________________________________Workshop Participant’s Signature   _________  Date










For further information about this event, classes, exhibits, or tours:

Please call (561) 746-3101 or go to

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a 501c (3) not-for-profit, was founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton. In the last 54 years it has grown to include a gallery, school of art, gift shop, and art supply store. Supported by memberships, sponsors, and grants the ArtCenter now serves over 20,000 guests, 2,500 students, 45 faculty members, 500 summer ArtCampers and a comprehensive outreach program to benefit underserved and disabled residents in the community.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida  33469

(561) 746-3201

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm


Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art and Art Supply Store

395 Seabrook Road Tequesta, Florida 33469


Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm






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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986




En Plein Air International Art Travel And Studios Welcomes You

Hugh O’Neill owns a prominent place in art history, as an important modern master who has influenced countless others. Always ahead of his time, he pioneered the En Plein Air teaching tradition into several leading art institutions including The Society of the Four Arts and the Lighthouse ArtCenter and Museum. En Plein Air International Art Travel and Studio Workshops is a new dynamic, student-focused Studio and Plein Air teaching center, and premium cultural travel company with Hugh at the helm. As he opens En Plein Air International, come and see the art travel opportunities, lectures and workshops that abound! The Rickie Report shares the details and invitations to meet Hugh and experience a new gallery/studio concept.








Hugh O’Neill Art Director and Founder of



Meet & Greet Session

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015:


Who are we? What we can offer you?
Check out our new brightly lit art studios
Enroll in our Art Workshops and Daily Classes


Christmas Opening/Meet & Greet

December 10th

6 – 8 pm 

Come visit our conveniently located, spacious bright new art studios at the En Plein Air International art studios


Who are we?

We are a new dynamic, student focused, Studio and Plein Air teaching center and premium cultural travel company. Designed and taught by the acclaimed artist and expert teacher Hugh O’Neill. We offer you exciting International art workshops, classes and “learn a lot” daily workshops. ENROLL NOW TO SECURE SPACE


Perfectly Located In The Historic “CENTER STREET” District of Jupiter Near all the major roads and beaches.

226 Center Street A-8 Jupiter, FL 33458

Founded and Directed by acclaimed artist and teacher, HUGH O’NEILL    USA   561 529-2748


We offer you a new dynamic student focused Studio and En Plein Air teaching environment. Comfortable class sizes, taught by the acclaimed Artist and expert teacher Hugh O’Neill and other artists of note.

HughOUR MISSION: To produce and help aspiring artists who can call upon their abilities to create art with a “SENSE of PURPOSE AND DESIRED QUALITY“. We have one mission, one beautiful uncluttered state of mind: that’s to achieve and deliver to you the highest quality possible, passed on to you by very successful and respected expert artists, historians and travel guides. You strive for excellence as I do. Being the best you can while knowing you are being guided by the best is in of itself… rewarding” – Hugh O’Neill



“I learned more in two days of painting with Hugh O’Neill than I have learned in twenty years with other instructors. I look forward to another trip to Florida just to paint with him again”

– Denise Hodgins Call, Virginia





NEWpage3Meet and Greet Invite with Hugh O'Neill



Hugh O’Neill was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1959. He studied painting in Belfast Ireland from 1981-1985 spending some of that time studying in Nante and Paris, France. O’Neill’s approach to his oil painting is direct, bold and figurative. He is a visual musician who is forever searching for the ultimate melody on canvas, an artistic pioneer and a man who survived through brutal conflict growing up in war torn Northern Ireland. Hugh O’Neill has been a modest man all his life but his work speaks for itself in grand visual concertos of timeless skill. The poet of the day and the eyes of a truly gifted artist, he continues to work in silent hues of robust color for all to see. His work is alive and worth seeking out as its energy is best felt up close.


Hugh O’Neill owns a prominent place in art history, as an important modern master who has influenced countless others. Always ahead of his time, he first pioneered the En Plein Air teaching tradition into several leading art institutions including The Society of the Four Arts and the Lighthouse ArtCenter and Museum. As one art writer once said, “Claude Monet himself would have admired the continued strength of O’Neill’s work”. Hugh’s first U.S. one-man show on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, in 1995 saw a complete sell out in the first night of the show, with collectors from New York to Paris.



Hugh tells The Rickie Report, “En Plein Air International (EPAI) promotes both nationally and internationally, a heightened visual appreciation of beautifully important locations. We further enjoy that exquisite beauty and history by sharing with the public our passion, deep knowledge and experience through lectures, art exhibitions art workshops, and cultural travel of only the highest quality. We are perfectly located on the historic Center street, Jupiter Florida just minutes from I95 and A1A. Close to the coast, great eateries and easy to find”!


For more information about En Plein Air International’s programs, art travel, lecture, workshops or studio please visit:  or call  USA 561 529-2748




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