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

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