Monday, December 31, 2007

Heart of Florida paint out

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Feature Artist December 2007 - Barbara Perrotti - Florida

It is with strong motivation that I continue onward, having the same enthusiasm with which I first began my career as an artist. My time is filled with painting and working with my students. I try to instill in my students a feeling of inspiration and a thirst for learning. More than ever, my focus in 2008 is leaning towards people and their individual environments. My need to establish a sense of place; and beyond that, a moment of quality is of the utmost importance.... constantly treating my subject matter as mearly a vehicle to further explore the elements of painting.
Barbara Perrotti is listed in Who's Who in American Art and is an active member in the following professional organizations:

International Plein Air Painters ( Sig. Status, SE Ambassador),
National Mus. of Women in the Arts,
American Impressionist Society,
Southern Ladies Art Conference,
Plein Air Florida (Signature Status).

Barbara was instrumental in founding the Emmons Cottage Gallery Co-op, East Coast Plein Air and Group of Eight.
Ms. Perrotti takes part in various plein air invitationals and competitions. She began formal drawing lessons at the age of seven; further education included the Paier School of Art and studies with Robert Brackman, Lois Griffel and Burt Silverman.

Barbara has recently received a professional artist development grant to further her career.
Visit Barbara Perrotti 's website

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Niagara Falls "Mini Holiday Workshop"

Come join us for an Intro Workshop - Painting from Life

Pamper yourself and spend the day
at an artist's studio
Come have a fun day with us in the middle of winter !!...
Sunday February 10, 2008
Excellent gift for Christmas or Valentine's Day
to yourself or a loved one who needs a fun day to themselves...

Click image above to see what's included.

Studio location

Lundy's Lane
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Local 905.354.8692 or toll free to register 1 800 393-7270

Monday, November 26, 2007

Member News: Kath Schifano

Kath Schifano has a plein air show 'Significant Growth-WNY's
trees & the places they live" at Quaker Bonnet on Allen Street in Buffalo for December & January, and another solo planned at the (Niagara Falls) NACC for February 2008 featuring her studio close up botanicals.

Schifano was awarded an artistic achievement cash prize for the above pastel plein air image- "Spring Gold-2007" - at the Buffalo Niagara Art Association Show at Market Street Gallery in Lockport.

Member News: Barbara Perotti

For you Football buffs and/or historians:

(to my plein air friends...
I do an occasional
portrait or two ...
this one is to honor my

Barbara Perrotti's painting of her Grandfather, Boy
With a Dream has been accepted in a show entitled Game Day! From Medieval Times to Modern Age to be held at the Thomas Center, Main Gallery. The Thomas Center is located at 302 NE 6th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida. For further information 352-334-5064. The show will be open from Nov. 10, 2007 - Feb 3, 2008. The opening reception is scheduled for Nov. 29, 2007, 5-7pm.

My grandfather is highlighted in a new book entitled

Columbus Panhandles (Pro footballs toughest team) by
Chris Willis (head of Research Library, NFL Films)

Hope you can join me.



Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mexico workshop in February

February 3-8, 2008: Firesign Studio is hosting a Mexican Painting Holiday, “Chasing the Light”, with Perrin Sparks in the quiet fishing village of La Manzanilla, or Melaque. Painting from live models each day, combined with the local plein-air landscape, Perrin’s daily demos and instruction will get you painting better than ever. What a great way to enjoy Mexico and paint away your winter blues! Please check the website for details or call Nanci toll free 877-285-3390

Firesign Art & Design
Studio and B&B
PO Box 265 730 Smiths Road
Quathiaski Cove, BC V0P 1N0
Phone: (250) 285-3390 Toll Free: (877) 285-3390

Friday, November 9, 2007

Niagara Falls Arts & Culture Day

The Niagara Falls Arts and Culture Committee had a community arts awareness day recently at Niagara Square on McCloud Rd in Niagara Falls.
The purpose was to remind area residents of the vast array of arts organizations and of course, talent and culture groups.
I had a display, along with information set up about International Plein Air Painters, a WORLDWIDE Organization. In September each year IPAP has brought in plein air painters to compete for awards as part of the annual WORLDWIDE Paint Out.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

IPAP Member - Clive Pates -Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art continuing exhibit

“The Will to Endure”

Contemporary landscape paintings from the South, the Southwest and Great Britain will be exhibited at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi. Exhibit runs Oct. 5-Nov. 23.

The artists are: Clive Pates, Guest Curator, Gulfport, Mississippi; Gerald DeLoach of Alligator, Mississippi; Graham Giles of Suffolk, England; the late Bruce McGrew of Oracle, Arizona; James Cook of Tucson, Arizona; and George Thurmond of Starkville, Mississippi.

A major landscape painting show featuring the best in contemporary work from two continents opens October 5 at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. Called “The Will to Endure”, the exhibit pays homage to the eternal beauty and challenges of nature and the ways in which artists interpret their immediate landscapes. Guest curator for the exhibit is Clive Pates of Gulfport, who studied as a Fulbright Scholar at the New York Academy of Art, and who has worked and painted in Great Britain and the United States. Pates, whose work will be included in this six-man show, is an accomplished artist whose essay is in a book accompanying this exhibit.

While the Ohr-O’Keefe museum concentrates on ceramic art, other art forms including painting are also often explored. Pates comments in his introduction to “The Will to Endure”: “Just over a year ago the director of the Ohr Museum asked me to curate a show from my own perspective as a 'Plein-Air’ landscape painter. As an internationally-based artist, I soon became aware of the possibilities this show could represent ~ giving me the opportunity to bring together a diverse selection of artists’ work that would bear witness to both the relevance and endurance of landscape painting... One thing can be said, within all movements and ism’s, when painting comes from the heart, and taps into this fundamental emotional energy, something truly exciting and memorable happens.”

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art is located at 1596 Glenn Swetman St., Biloxi, Mississippi, (228) 374-5547, Admission is free; small fee for guided group tours. Additional information can be found at

Many of the works in the show will be available for purchase, and a new color catalog of the works will also be sold both at the museum and online. The reception and artist’s talk on Oct. 5 is open to the public. For more information, call the museum at (228) 374-5547. The exhibit is underwritten by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and by Dr. and Mrs. Todd Moore of Mobile.
J.R. Baldini
International Plein Air Painters

Friday, October 19, 2007

Happy 6th Birthday IPAP !

6 years ago, on the tail of 9-11, International Plein Air Painters was founded.

The idea was one that needed to happen and with the events of that autumn, there was no more procrastinating. ..

We continue to grow in accomplishment and commitment to the plein aire tradition.2007 marked the beginning of the World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists with an inaugural exhibit at the Karpeles Museum in Newburgh, NY, headed by IPAP Signature Member and Regional Ambassador Linda Richichi with co hosts Karl Leitzel and J.R. Baldini.
The Tour then headed on to St. Augustine Gallery in Florida.
2008 will see a new segment of the Tour with IPAP/LAI members eligible for jurying into the tour.

Questions can be addressed to Linda Richichi and Co Director Julie Houck who took on the position later this summer.

Paul Sherman assumed the head position with the IPAP Advisory Panel, that has been the backbone of IPAP and does the jurying for Signature members.
Advisory Panel members
Sharon Allen
Chris Corey
Sylvio Gagnon
Brenda Hofreiter
Julie Houck
Chuck Marshall
Paul Sherman
Jim Southerland

Brandy Gale assumed the position of Head Ambassador when Kathryn A. McMahon stepped down, due to time restraints.
Regional Ambassadors
Nancy Albrecht
Tejada Alfonso
Pierre Bouret
Val Carson
Brandy Gale
Mike Mallory
Gloria Margouleff
Kathryn A. McMahon
Alcina Nolley
Barbara Perrotti
Daniel Reed
Eve Reed
Gail Ribas
Linda Richichi
Dorothy Schildknecht
Susie Short
Robert Stem
Marilyn Witt

And Charter Members of IPAP from 2001
supporting us for the past 6 years
Emmi Andersen
J. Baldini
Ted Beardsley
Steve Beaubien
Byron Carr
Phil Chadwick
Adam Cope
Christian Corey
Marjorie Crain
Annika Farmer
Mike Mallory
Elaine Pelosi
Gail Ribas
Susie Short

In 2002, the first Worldwide Paint Out was established, with groups registering individually and painting in different locations around the globe.
We just held the 5th Worldwide Paint Out in September 2007. The purpose was to raise awareness of plein air painting and to connect plein air painters, as well as market a means of getting publicity for individuals and groups in their locale, by tying into the worldwide event.IPAP now mails out a newsletter to all members 4 times annually.
The times are approximate according to what news is in our office. Advertising for members is nominal.

2007 also saw a new BLOG for IPAP, headed by blogmaster Brandy Gale. Please keep us informed of your comings, goings, awards, etc. Send info to ipapblog@gmail. com

As we start our 7th year, I encourage each of you to become a bit more involved in IPAP , so we can all help each other...ipapmail@yahoo. com and take advantage of the uniqueness of belonging to an international organization.

Happy 6th Birthday IPAP !

Thank You all

Monday, October 15, 2007

Plein Air Painters - Local Color - the movie

This info came in awhile ago but, the timing put it in unanswered email for me.
I did look at the trailer and the movie is 'moving' - artist or not.

I hope to be able to see the entire movie - screening now just in AZ.

New Movie "Local Color"

George Gallo, writer, director and fellow painter invites you to attend a free screening of his new film, LOCAL COLOR. To get free tickets, pick them up at Scottsdale Artists' School or visit the website at:
Click on ATTEND A FREE SCREENING on the top of the page.
LOCAL COLOR is about a successful artist who looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented, but troubled eighteen-year old art student befriends an elderly alcoholic genius painter who has turned his back on not only art, but life. The two form what appears to be at first a tenuous relationship. The kid wants to learn all the secrets the master has locked away inside his head and heart. Time has not been kind to the old master. His life appears pointless to him until the kid rekindles his interest in his work and ultimately gives him the will to live. Together, they give one another a priceless gift. The kid learns to see the world through the master's eyes. And the master learns to see life through the eyes of innocence again. LOCAL COLOR is based on director George Gallo's real life experience.
World-renowned painter, Richard Schmid says, "Without a doubt, the strength of the insights in the film are due to the fact that George Gallo, besides writing and directing LOCAL COLOR, is an accomplished painter in his own right."
Theater owner Dan Harkins personally selected the film to open at Harkins Camelview in Scottsdale.
Additionally, George will be in attendance at the screening to host a special post Q&A with the audience.
Our goal is to get this film out to those who will appreciate the film's stunning artistic images and George's message about mentorship in the artistic community.
Currently the following dates (see below) are available to attend a free screening, all screenings will take place at Harkins Camelview 5 (located across from Scottsdale Fashion Square) and would love to have you join us.
SCREENING DATES:Tuesday, October 16th, 7pmWednesday, October 17th, 7pmThursday, October 18th, 7pm
LOCAL COLOR opens exclusively at Harkins Camelview 5 on Friday, October 19th!
To see a trailer on the film please visit:
We hope to see you at the movies...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Feature Artist - October 2007 Doug Martin

Doug’s paintings are the expressions of his reactions to the intensity, subtlety and wonders of this amazing world. “If I can bring enough of the “feeling” of a place to my viewers they can, in their mind, fill in those details that impressionistic painting leaves open to individual interpretation. And it’s just those details that personalize a piece of art and allow each viewer to participate in “finishing” the piece thus making their experience with the painting unique.”

Saturday, September 29, 2007

WWPO: Pictures and News from Quadra Island, BC

Here are some pictures from our paint out on Quadra Island, BC, Sept 8 and 9, during the 2007 IPAP WorldWide Paint Out.

Firesign hosted a workshop for the paint out weekend to get more people here. First Warren Stenberg was coming but his wife had health problems so had to cancel about a month out. Then my friend Bill Adams said he would love to fill in-then his knee went into major pain so he had to cancel too. Dianne Bersea came to the rescue just a week before the workshop and did a wonderful job of getting everybody painting and having fun.

The weather was fantastic-sunny and not too hot with a bit of a breeze. So we went to Rebecca Spit and the Heriot Bay government dock and got some great paintings. Workshop participants were: Pat Hart, Rosemarie Gall, Laurie Savard, and Christina Munck. Perrin Sparks painted with us for the paint out, not part of the workshop. A few island folk came by Sunday at 3 PM to see our "gallery". Next year, we will have a reception and sale too.

Submitted by Nanci Cook
Firesign Art & Design
Studio and B&B

PO Box 265 730 Smiths Road
Quathiaski Cove, BC V0P 1N0

Phone: (250) 285-3390 Toll Free: (877) 285-3390

Friday, September 28, 2007

WWPO Final Update from NHPleinAir

Our 3rd day of the World-Wide Paint Out was spent at Mill Brook Gallery and
Sculpture Garden in Concord NH. The day got off to a slow start with low clouds and mist and only 4 artists daring to venture out to paint. Three of us stayed under the shelter of a large overhang on the deck at the gallery and the 4th had her own 1 person shelter! A few others showed up later in the day, and we had a good dozen by 3 PM - reception and sale time!

gallery hosted a wine and cheese reception and our wet paintings were displayed on tabletop easels. Public traffic was a bit slow, probably due to the weather, but we did have 20-30 visitors and 3 paintings were sold.

Submitted by Sharon Allen

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Central PA Pastel Society in Worldwide Paint Out

Our Central PA Pastel Society participated in the IPAP September 07 Worldwide Paint Out locally at Fishermen's Paradise in Bellefonte on September 7 and 8.

Attending artists and friends were, Susan Nicholas Gephart, Laura Winn Kane, Sharon McCarthy, Linda Shimmel, Theresa Spitler, Milt Trask, Jeffery Mathison and Jennifer, a student of Linda's.

We painted from 9:00 AM till noon and regrouped to look at our paintings during our lunch.
At this time we had a special name drawing given to one attending CPPS artist. Theresa Spitler from Montoursville was selected to receive a "Free" one year's IPAP membership. This generous gift has been extended from the founder of IPAP, Jacqueline Baldini. A "Big Thanks" to IPAP for supporting our CPPS group and congratulations Theresa!

Looking forward to more great "Paint Outs",
Susan Nicholas Gephart
CPPS Co Vice President

Theresa Spitler, winner of the IPAP Membership.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


The second exhibit of the World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists is on exhibit until October 2, 2007 at the St. Augustine Gallery, St. Augustine Florida.
The Tour is exhibiting selected members of IPAP and LAI.
The inaugural location for the Tour was the Karpeles Museum in Newburgh, NY in June 2007.

A prospectus will be available by the end of September 2007 for IPAP/LAI members in good standing to apply to the juried exhibit for inclusion in the 2008-2010 Tour.
Tour directors are
Linda Richichi, Newburgh, NY and Julie Houck, Hawaii.

more info coming soon...

Member News: Chuck Marshall Wins State Competition

Pictured Left to right; Jeff McNealy (purchased artwork), Chuck Marshall
(artist), Jon Browning (OPAS Pres.)

International Plein Air Painter Wins State Competition

Lebanon artist Chuck Marshall wins state art competition, held by Ohio Plein Air Society, (OPAS), in New Philadelphia, Ohio September 23, 2007.

Over 60 artist from the combined states of Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky,
Michigan, and Indiana converged on the quaint town of New Philadelphia to compete for top honors for the annual state competition.

The competition started Friday September 21 with a welcoming dinner. It
ended Sunday at 12:00 noon on the court house square, with each artist bringing their one best framed painting to display and be judged. Artist were allowed to paint anywhere in the town and surrounding county. The artist canvas, water color paper, or pastel paper had to be stamped Saturday morning to be eligible to compete. All art must be done from life and on location. Nothing could be done from photographs or in the studio.

Chuck took the Best of Show Award and Artist Choice Award, voted on by all
the competing artists. His winning painting titled “Ridge Valley Lake” also won the top Purchase Award. Mr. Jeffery McNealy purchased the winning painting.

Chuck teaches workshops in the Lebanon Ohio area and has one more left this
year. Oct. 5-7, 2007. The workshop is based on how to make a quick statement and a solid painting while painting Plein Air.


Submitted by: Chuck Marshall ~ PO Box 941, Lebanon, Ohio 45036 ~ (513) 228-2890

Sunday, September 23, 2007

FEATURE Artist - September 2007

IPAP's Feature Artist for September 2007 is Bonny C. White from Texas.
Please visit Bonny's Website at

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Niagara Falls WORLDWIDE Paint Out

Artists from all over North America Painting in Niagara Falls, Canada in Queen Victoria Park on September 7 and 8th. Visit our website at to learn more about the group.

News From St. Lucia

Above: Paul & Dawn Krone & family, Peggy Jackson, Alcina Nolley, Jacqueline
Atherly, Talitha Horn, Cecil Fevrier at St Lucia during the IPAP Worldwide Paint Out, 2007. Below: paintings by the artists
(click images to enlarge)

We (7 of us, plus 4 children) gathered at the fisheries complex in the city of Castries. It was a very hot, sunny day so most of us gravitated toward the shade of a large tree. Consequently, there are several versions of the same boat. Others stationed themselves under a shelter near a pier. The art work was exhibited at the Pyramid building, the home of the Alliance Fran├žaise. That pyramid is seen in two of the paintings.

There was media coverage before and after the event:

Photos of the artists at work:

Alcina Nolley
Cecil Fevrier
Peggy Jackson, Dawn Krone, Talitha Horn
Talitha Horn
Jacqueline Atherly
Paul Krone and kids
Peggy Jackson

Submitted by Alcina Nolley, St Lucia

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Member news

Doug Martin has been invited to participate in the 9th Annual Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational. The venue for the show is The Laguna Art Museum with the gala opening taking place on October 13, 2007. For more information go to
Doug will be the Feature Artist for October at International Plein Air Painters website.

Monday, September 10, 2007

IPAP WORLDWIDE Paint Out Niagara Falls Video and Press Release

Above: Video from Niagara Paint Out

This press release appeared on the wire this morning:

5th WORLDWIDE 'Paint Out 'Niagara Falls, Ontario-Niagara Falls, New York

Global Art Awards Niagara Falls

2007-09-10 10:04:52 - List of paint out award winners.


The 5th WORLDWIDE Paint Out took place the weekend of September 7th with plein air painters painting in a variety of locations globally.

In Niagara Falls, Ontario, at Queen Victoria Park International Plein Air Painters headquarters, artists came from all over North America to paint the famous cataract, hosted by the Niagara Parks Commission.

For the second year the competition awarded two Best of Shows sponsored by the cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York.

The Honorable Mayor Ted Salci and Executive Director, J. R. Baldini, announced the competition results at an artists awards exhibit on September 8th at Eagle Valley Golf Club, Niagara Falls.

Best of Show ,Niagara Falls, Ontario - Lawrence Rudolech, Hanover, Indiana

Best of Show Niagara Falls, New York - Vicki Brophey, Guelph, Ontario

2nd Place-sponsored by Dick Blick Art - Debra Joyce Dawson - Pataskala, Ohio

2nd Place sponsored by Niagara Hilton Fallsview - Manual Jomok - Red Bank, New Jersey

IPAP Founders Award - Ray Hassard, Cincinnatti, Ohio

IPAP Founders Award - Jennifer Smithwell, Scarborough, Ontario

Honorable Mention - Debi Harwick, Boyertown, PA and Sam Paonessa, Scarborough, Ontario

During a 1 hour ‘Quick Draw' the award winners were

1st Place -Sam Paonessa,-Scarborough, Ontario

2nd Kathryn A. McMahon-Colorado Springs, CO

Honorable Mention- Debra Joyce Dawson-Pataskala, Ohio

International Plein Air Painters can be found at and welcomes applications for membership from plein air painters and benefactors wishing to advance the plein air movement.

International Plein Air Painters (IPAP) celebrates the natural world and promotes the appreciation of landscape painting in nature.

Plein air painting is 'a metaphysical skill capable of creating an image that lets the viewer ‘be there in the moment.'

J. Baldini

Submitted by J. Baldini

Saturday, September 8, 2007

IPAP WorldWide Paint Out: NHPleinAir Update!

Friday: We had 14 painters at the Contoocook Village Dam - some NHPlein Air members, some who joined us because they'd read about it in the papers. Three of our members in Maine stayed closer to home to paint, but will be joining us for painting on Sunday and to participate in our wet painting sale. Another member stopped by to cheer us on ... so we had a total of 17 painters - a new record! We also had quite a few visitors who came by to watch us work, most because of press coverage prior to the event.

Saturday: We had a total of 19 painters! 15 at Dimond Hill Farm, our 3 in Maine, and one who was in a local art show but painted at his booth so he could say he participated. Several more new artists joined us today, again due to publicity. Lots of visitors. Now we just hope all these folks show up tomorrow for the painting sale! And we hope the weather doesn't force us indoors!

A curious weather note - our group has been particularly lucky weather-wise since the group started and we've actually recently adopted the motto "If the forecast said scattered, it's never mattered!" Today there were forecasts of scattered T-storms towards late afternoon. At our location is got pretty dark and the winds kicked up (causing us to get ready to make a run) and we got about 5 drops of rain but nothing more. One of the workers at the farm had been off site for a few minutes and said that less than 10 minutes up the road it was raining so hard that she couldn't see out her windshield, even with the wipers on high speed. We were TRULY blessed and our luck continues to hold.

I've got lots of photos, but no really good group photos as we were all spread out pretty well on both days. Hopefully we can get one good group shot at tomorrow's reception.
Hope all the other groups are enjoying this as much as we are.
To see our photos and reports for these 1st two days, visit NHPleinAir 's web site.
Submitted by Sharon Allen

Sunday, September 2, 2007

WWPO - 5th Annual Plein Air Paint Out in Niagara, Sept 7 - 8, 2007

Niagara Falls, CANADA

Sponsored by the Sister Cities of
Niagara Falls, Canada and
Niagara Falls, USA

Come join your fellow plein air painters from all over for a fun, prize-filled World Wide Paint Out at a world-class destination your collectors will appreciate: Niagara Falls!

1st Place Awards

2nd Place Awards:

Sponsored by
Dick Blick Art Materials

$250.00 Gift Certificate

Sponsored by
Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview

Gift Certificate - One night stay for 2 at the Niagara Falls Hilton with Complimentary Breakfast Buffet for 2 at the Watermark Restaurant on the 33rd floor.

Quick Draw Awards from

Sponsored by International Plein Air Painters:
* x2 $50.00 IPAP Founders Award
s to Participating IPAP Members
* x2
Honorable Mentions
1 year IPAP Membership Award

Download the Prospectus here.

NHPleinAir Artists in New Hampshire To Do Magazine

The September issue of New Hampshire To DO magazine, a beautiful full color glossy publication, has a stunning 3 page article (pages 20-22) about White Mountain painters, with a "then and now" aspect. The article talks about the White Mountain school painters at the turn of the century - Benjamin Champney, Thomas Cole, etc and has full color images of two of Champney's paintings. It mentions the White Mountain art exhibit that is currently in place at the Museum of NH History in Concord.

NHPlein Air Artists is the focus of the "now" aspect of the article and images of paintings by Sharon Allen & Elaine Farmer appear right there with the Champney images! There's also a photo of Elaine painting that Sharon took on an outing in June, and that photo shows Elaine and part of the view that is the subject of her painting which appears next to the photo. Neat to compare the images!

The article ends with a highlight block that lists details of NHPleinAir's info for the IPAP World-Wide Paint Out and our other upcoming paint out at the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm on October 6 in Tamworth, NH. The Sunday date for our IPAP event is wrong there (September 10), but it is correct in the article itself and readers should be able to easily figure out that it's the 9th since the days are listed in sequence.

We're very excited about this article! The magazine has a fairly widespread circulation and is available in States other than NH (generally at Barnes & Noble and Borders) , so see if you can find a copy in your area. I'll be sending a copy of the magazine to Jacq.
Submitted by
Sharon Allen

Friday, August 31, 2007

NHPleinAir Artists to hold Paint Out and Wet Paint Sale (Oct 6)

All artists who are in the area at the time are welcome to join us for
this event and the general public are invited to come watch artists at
work and learn about painting en plein aire.

WHO: NHPleinAir Artists members and any other plein air artists
who would like to join us for the event

WHAT: 1 day paint out and wet paint sale*

WHERE: Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Tamworth NH
* 20% from sale of each painting to be donated to the Museum
in support of their educational programs
WHEN: Saturday, October 6 from 10AM - 4PM

FEE: $5 registration fee, which will also be donated to the museum

Columbus Day Weekend is often peak foliage season, and definitely
peak "leaf peeper" (tourists who come to see the foliage) season here
in NH. The village of Tamworth is a beautiful little historic town
with artistic roots dating back many decades. Picture in your mind a
rolling grassy field with sections of rock wall. Add cows. Sheep. A
small pond. A gorgeous old barn now painted a soft yellow with white
trim. Brilliant fall foliage along the edges of the fields and off in
the distance. A white steepled church to the right, partially obscured
by 100 year old lilac bushes (which are not in bloom at this time of
year). Victorian homes on the street. Now add Mount Chocorua - one of
the most painted and photographed mountains in the world - sitting off
in the not too far distance as a backdrop to the scene. Sigh.

If you've been thinking about a trip to New England for foliage season,
come on out and join us for the paint out while you're here!
Registration form is available at


Submitted by Sharon Allen, NHPleinAir Artists:

NHPleinAir Artists to Participate in IPAP Worldwide Paint Out

Here's what's been sent out to a slew of NH Newspapers, our TV station, and radio stations:

5th Annual World-wide Paint Out and Wet Paint Sale

On September 7, 8 and 9 some of the region's most talented outdoor
painters will bring their paint boxes and easels to the Concord area to participate in the 5th Annual World Wide Paint Out. The event is the creation of International Plein Air Painters (IPAP), and local participation has been made possible through NHPleinAir Artists with the cooperation of The Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden. This year approximately two dozen artists from throughout the region will participate in the event. The artists will be coming from all over NH – everywhere from Sunapee to Pittsburg to Derry and points in between – and from coastal ME and northern MA as well. Many artists pre-registered a month in advance including Sharon Allen, Joanne Beausoleil, Belle Choate, Ellen Davis, Sandra Garrigan, Michael Kennedy, Brenda Kenney, Aline Lotter, Hannah Phelps, Jeanne Pierce, and Ann Marie Therrien.

NHPleinAir Artists invites all plein air artists from the region to
join them on location from 10-4 on any or all of the 3 days:
Friday September 7 - participants will assemble in Contoocook Village
to render paintings of the dam, the bridges, and other scenic and historic subjects.
Saturday September 8 - the group will be at Dimond Hill Farm in
Concord to capture the essence and beauty of this historic site with their brushes.
Sunday September 9Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden in Concord
will be host for the day's painting and a wine and cheese reception from 3-5 PM. Beginning at 3 PM, paintings produced during the 3 day event will be available for sale and a percent of the selling price of each painting will be donated to Mill Brook Gallery and Five Rivers Conservation Trust.

The public is invited to join in the fun by watching individual
artists work and to move from painter to painter throughout each of the days, and are encouraged to come view the art and meet the artists at Sunday's reception & sale. Event organizer Sharon E. Allen says that for the artists there is a joy about paintings outdoors and that for the public this is a wonderful chance for people to see professional artists at work, developing their paintings in response to the beauty in nature. She and members of NHPleinAir Artists are particularly excited about the special nature of this annual event in which artists throughout the US and, literally, all over the world assemble in groups in their local areas to paint simultaneously on a global scale.

About Painting en plein aire
: Plein air artists seek the quality of natural light and atmosphere outdoors. Their artwork is in direct response to the beauty they find in nature. They use a variety of media, from oils, through watercolors and pastels. Plein air painting developed in France in the mid 19th century and is becoming increasingly popular. Last year's event drew artists from all over the Globe. Many new plein air painting groups were formed directly from this event. IPAP, who has members who reside throughout the World, is the blanket organization for individual plein air groups and was created for the sole purpose of advancing the execution and enjoyment of plein air painting without limitations of borders or regions. Its members share inspiration and encouragement both on the Internet and at "paint outs". They encourage other artists to get out and do it, to paint with other artists and share ideas. To learn more about IPAP see some of the many events happening posted on the website: To learn more about NHPleinAir artists and their activities:
Submitted by Sharon Allen, NHPleinAir Artists:

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Plein Air Painters of Chicago: Exhibit at Edgewater Historical Society and Museum

Our Plein Air Painters of Chicago group has been focusing on the Edgewater
area on the north side of Chicago, in preparation for a show. The press
release follows:

Own Your Very Own Piece of Edgewater History in the Making (Today's Painting is Tomorrow's Artifact!)

The Edgewater Historical Society and Plein Air Painters of Chicago are
celebrating Andersonville Arts Weekend with a collection of original
paintings of the Edgewater community.

Edgewater Historical Society and Museum, 5358 North Ashland, Chicago

Reception: Friday, October 5, 5 pm to 8 pm
Hours: Saturday and Sunday (Oct 6 and 7) 10am to 4pm and Sunday (Oct 14)
1pm to 4pm (or by appointment)

This exhibit is part of the fifth annual Andersonville Arts Weekend which

will include a self-guided art walk featuring the work of over 80 painters,
sculptors, photographers and more, from emerging artists to Chicago
favorites and over 20 free or discounted performances and workshops including theater, dance, poetry and concerts throughout the community. Launching the weekend will be an evening of receptions and performances that will light up the entire neighborhood.

The Plein Air Painters of Chicago is a group of painters that paint en plein
air (in the open air) at locations around Chicago. The group is sponsored
by the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago (1012 North Dearborn, Chicago, IL, 312-642-4400). The Plein Air Painters of Chicago will be painting outside the Edgewater Historical Society and Museum on Saturday, October 6.

The Edgewater Historical Society is a not-for-profit volunteer organization
committed to the discovery and preservation of the history of Chicago’s
Edgewater neighborhood and to the education of community residents and the
public at large about that history. The Society operates a small historical
museum in a restored Chicago firehouse and conducts various educational
programs and neighborhood tours throughout the year.

Sent in by IPAP signature member Nancy Albrecht

Chicago Artists' Coalition

Monday, August 27, 2007

Workshop: Quadra Island, B.C now with W. Jamieson Adams

Plein Air Painting Workshop on Quadra Island, September 7-9, 2007 with Warren Stenberg has been changed!

Warren had to cancel his trip because of a family medical emergency, so Bill Adams has agreed to lead the workshop in his stead. Known in the visual art world as W. Jamieson Adams, Bill is a successful painter working mostly in oils. His subject matter is eclectic, ranging from landscapes to portraits to abstracts and to theatre set design. His work can be found in collections in North America and Europe. The workshop format remains the same. Visit the Firesign Art and Design web site for more information.

This workshop is part of the IPAP Worldwide Paint Out - people are invited to come to Rebecca Spit on Quadra Island to paint and meet us on Sunday afternoon to see the results!