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

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