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!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Member News: Kathryn McMahon, IPAP

IPAP Signature Artist Kathryn A. McMahon won an Honorable Mention Award in the Central National Exhibition in Morro Bay, California for a small plein air painting "South of the Cove", an oil completed in January 2007 at La Jolla, California when she was visiting her son.

McMahon was selected into the American Impressionists Society Exhibition at Hilligoss Gallery in Chicago (Michigan Ave. Gallery), May - June 2007.

McMahon writes:
I organized an exhibition and sale for the City of Colorado Springs in August. 45 Colorado artists participated in this Multi-Media Show. Now I have time for things, I think! It went very well had over 400 patrons and 15 sales. Not bad for a 1st Annual Rock Ledge Historic Site and Garden of the Gods Park Exhibition. I was invited to exhibit in the Palmer Land Trust Exhibition and Sale for the City of Colorado Springs. I get a chance to paint large paintings 22x28 and so forth. Coming up to Niagara for the IPAP World Tour Plein Air and hope to see all of you. I will also be visiting my family and friends of over 50+ years. I will try to get them to the event. All they want is to see me. None of them care much for art as it is a hobby to them!

She will also be participating in:
* American Plains Artists show Art of the Plains 2007 - small works at Loch Vale Art Gallery, Estes Park, Colorado in September.

* Plein air event Painting the Parks in Estes Park, Colorado in September.
* St. Augustine, Florida with IPAP and LAI artists in September.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Workshop: Languedoc, Southern France with Julie Houck

Plein Air Painting in the Languedoc, Southern France
September 13-27th, 2008

Two week workshop in southern France

* 14 nights lodging at Montfaucon, Limoux, France
* Ensuite accommodations (double occupancy)
* All breakfasts and dinners
* Two day all inclusive excursion to Collieure on the Mediterranean
* Transportation to painting
* Entrance Fees to cultural sites
* Round trip transportation from Toulouse Airport or Carcassonne train station

Limited to 8 participants
Fee: $3,200

Download a brochure here.

Contact: Julie Houck for more info

Workshop: Maui, Hawaii with Julie Houck

Plein Air Workshop in Maui, Hawaii
February 19, 20, 21, 2008

Three days of plein air painting on Maui
Fee: $325.00
Hours: 9-5 daily
Limited to 10 participants.

For more information contact: Julie Houck

New Members

Welcome to our newest IPAP members!

Richard Brzozowski, Hillier, Ontario

M-Therese Forand, Toronto, Ontario

Irene Hong, Singapore

SusanMae Hull, San Diego, California

Workshop: The Painting Gypsies / Cesar Jerez in Medieval Spain

Workshop: The Painting Gypsies / Cesar Jerez in Medieval Spain
October 4 - 12, 2007

Workshop: Painting the Figure en Plein Air / Tuscany

Waiters, Piazza San Marco, 11x14, oil

May 3-10, 2008 with Kathy Busillo
* Cortona, Italy (site of Under the Tuscan Sun)
* all-inclusive (optional without meals) in a 3-star hotel, wine tasting, side trip to Florence, Uffizi Gallery and Siena.
* formal model sessions at vineyards, olive groves or a farm
* open to all levels of painters
For more information please email Kathy Busillo at, or visit her web site or here.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Workshop: Plein Air with Larry Moore, Oleno State Park, Florida

Plein Air Workshop by award winning plein air painter Larry Moore
Where: Oleno State Park in High Springs, Florida
When: September 7 - 10, 2007
Fee: $350
Contact: Jackie

* Entire park is reserved just for the workshop
* Fee includes 3 nights in a cabin at the park

The workshop is almost filled so email Jackie ASAP if you would like to attend.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

IPAP Worldwide Paint Out - Sept. 7-9, 2007

Worldwide Paint Out Plein Air Gear

Products and gifts for the Plein Air Artist.
Shop 2:
Shop 2:
Including Plein Air Products for the Worldwide Paint Out 2007, examples:

Call for Artists: 6th Annual Estes Park Plein Air 2007, Colorado

Call for Artists!
6th Annual Estes Park Plein Air 2007
Painting the Parks
Estes Park, Colorado
National Paint Out in the Northern Rocky Mountains:
August 4 - 24
Exhibition & Sale:
August 25 - September 30
For more information:
Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park

Call for Artists: The Heart of Florida Paint Out 2008

The Heart of Florida Paint Out 2008
to be held April 11 - 18, 2008,
in Evinston, McIntosh, and Orange Lake Overlook in Alachua and Marion Counties, Florida
Please go to to download application.

Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE): Paint Out and Wet Paint Exhibition

Paint Out and Wet Paint Exhibition
April 18-25, 2008
Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE)

How To Coordinate A Successful PaintOut: Florida's Eden

How To Coordinate A Successful PaintOut: Florida's Eden

Want to coordinate a successful event?
We wrote the book,
How To Coordinate A Successful PaintOut.
EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know!
You can download it from the site.

More questions?
email us at

Art Center: Fresia Studios, Lake Como, Italy

Fresia Studios: Lake Como, Italy

This is more than a painting workshop.
We teach a way of painting that is a way of life.

Workshops run from May through October at a spectacular lakeside location.
All classes are taught by Jerry Fresia.

Read students’ feedback here.

Art Center: Acadia Workshop Center

Acadia Workshop Center

Click here for more info

IPAP Feature Artist for August 2007: Rich Williams

This Month's Feature Artist at IPAP is RICH WILLIAMS
312 Silvergrove Pl. N W.
Calgary, Alberta
T3B 4T6 Canada

Phone 1-403-288-1325

Please click the image to view this month's feature artist bio and more artwork.

Member News

Brushes with Italy Exhibition
accepted painting
9x12 "Fiori Tierreni".

Signature Member
BRENDA HOFREITER's painting "Yellow Flowers" won First Place in May at a regional juried competition at Osceola Center for the Arts in Kissimmee, FL.

JULIE HOUCK's painting, "A Desert Dawn" was juried into the national Paint America competition and also won a juror's award. The exhibit will travel across the country for the next year.
Julie Houck Studio
PO Box 791644
Paia, HI 96779
(808) 873-0597

New Gallery representation
Breckenridge Gallery Breckenridge, CO
Pinon Fine Art Littleton, CO
Recently awarded the Shirl Smithson Scholarship for 2006 by the Oil Painters of America
Chosen to participate in 2006 coffee-table book publication
The Jack Richeson Annual: The Plein Air New Mexico Year

KATHRYN A. MCMAHON, a Colorado Springs, CO. resident, has 3 small plein air paintings in accepted into The Village Gallery in La Jolla.
Kathryn A. McMahon can be reached at 719-331-2370.

Congratulations to Signature member Barbara Perrotti who has been accepted into Plein Air Easton.

BONNY C. WHITE's painting "Green Pastures" has been accepted into the American Academy of Women Artists show Visions of America on display at the Bennington Center For The Arts in Bennington, VT from July 28th - Sept. 9th. She is a member of the AAWA, IPAP, OPA, and the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts.

World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists

Click here to download a pdf file about this unique ongoing exhibition.

Plein Air Organizations Worldwide and Plein Air Painters DIRECTORY

Plein Air Organizations Worldwide and Plein Air Painters
Click here for instructions on adding your plein air organization or individual plein air website to our new directory page.

Please send us the link to your Plein Air site after adding the IPAP logo and link.

IPAP is a blanket organization that includes all Plein Air Painting Organizations Worldwide.

THEZine: Art & Events E-Broadcasts

The Collapsible - A Plein Air Painter's Umbrella

Plein Air Wear by L. Diane Johnson

L. Diane Johnson's Plein Air Wear, a shop exclusively for outdoor painters offers neutral and light-colored cool and warm weather shirts, caps, tote bags, mugs, sketching journals, painting aprons and dozens of marketing and gift items to choose from. Some shirts have messages on the back for visitors to read as you paint. Painter/graphic designer L. Diane Johnson will work with you on customizing products for groups. New designs are added frequently.

Plein Air Workshops: J. Baldini at Monhegan Island, Maine

Plein Air Workshops: J. Baldini in the Caribbean

Plein Air Workshops: Phil Levine Workshops Inc. at San Miguel de Allende

Plein Air Workshops: Michael Chesley Johnson at Grand Manan Island

Plein Air Workshops: Adam Cope in Dordogne, France


Plein Air Workshops: J. Baldini in Niagara

Plein Air Workshops: Cesar Jerez in Spain & Virgin Islands

New Members

Welcome to our newest members!

Dorothy Schildknecht, Illinois
Alfonso Tejada, British Columbia
Ray Hassard, Ohio
Nanci Cook, Canada
Maria Franco, NJ
David McCurry, SC
Shawn Dell Joyce, NY
Jennifer Smithwell, Canada
Aaron D. Holland, Wisconsin
Sharon Kolesky, Illinois
William James Woolf, Italy
Win Henstock, Canada

IPAP Membership Applications and Renewals

Applications and Renewals are now being accepted for 2007.
Please download our form here.

Spring 2007 Newsletter

To download a pdf of the IPAP Spring 2007 Newsletter, please click the links below:

Part 1

Part 2