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