Friday, August 31, 2007

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:

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