Saturday, December 27, 2008

Plein Air Painter applications for Signature Membership

Images are Juried Jan 20-27 annually.

Submit 6 images 300 dpi,500 pixels on the longest side, cropped and in focus on CD/DVD All images should be of professional quality and should show only the art image, resume and a 100 word Artist Statement to the address below with a $25.00 jurying fee made out to

J. Baldini
If awarded Signature Status, you will be entitled to use IPAP after your signature, as long as you remain a paid annual member in good standing.
Also included with your status is a webpage hosted on with up to 10 images
(can be changed twice a year), CV, statement and link to your own website if applicable.

If you are not a current member, please add $25.00 annual membership fee.

($50.00 total per yr - Jan 1 - Dec 31)

Images on CD/DVD must be properly focused,cropped and professional looking. Please don't send a poor quality reproduction representation, as you are being judged according to how the digital image appears
Sorry we can't accept Microsoft Word files.
Please send resume etc. as pdf file.

Please be sure we have all contact info when submitting.
All image files on CD/DVD should be listed with your name & title

Your CD/DVD should include a text caption for each image with title, medium, size.


or we can't find identify them as yours in the editor software.

We will be unable to return CD's/DVD's and/or other info sent unless a Return, Addressed envelope with proper postage is enclosed

Please read before submitting.

Applications will be accepted between Jan 20 - 27, 2009
No application will be accepted later than these posted dates to be fair to everyone.

Applications will be juried by an IPAP Advisory Panel of IPAP members elected by the IPAP membership

All applicants will be notified in Feb

We assume artists integrity that pieces submitted are plein air and no more than 10% was altered as finishing in studio.If it doesn't appear to be plein air, the Panel will disqualify the application.

ck should be payable to

P.O. Box 2332
Niagara Falls, NY 14302-2332

ONLINE,(click Here) you may pay by PAYPAL (you do not need a PAYPAL account)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Plein Air Painting - Happy 7th Birthday IPAP !

Plein Air Painting Worldwide organization International Plein Air Painters is celebrating its 7th Birthday.Help us celebrate 7 great years of bringing plein air painters together via the www.

Thanks everyone for your support,the Advisory Panel, Ambassadors, Signature Members, General Membership and especially our Charter Members who have been here from the beginning.

We value all of you as friends and creative individuals and invite you to share feedback with us always, so we can continue on the worldwide scope.

Already there are new plans for 2009 at IPAP and we'll be ready to share them at the end of the year with our year end newsletter, so make sure you have in your address book to not miss out on any of the news.

Happy Birthday IPAP...
J.R. Baldini
aka Jacq

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Plein Air Painters - part of the 6th annual Worldwide Paint Out

The annual Great WORLDWIDE Paint Out sponsored by International Plein Air Painters established in 2001.

Plein air painters in Hudson Valley NY,Trinidad & Tobago, Quandra Island BC Canada,Pennsylvania,Rio de Janiero, Italy,Alaska,St. Lucia,Florida,
New Hampshire,Georgia,Niagara Frontier artists took part in this event.

Photos and reports have been posted at
Thank You to all organizers, sponsors and artists participating in this monumental
even held for the last 6 years in locations globally.

We look forward to the 7th WORLDWIDE Paint Out 2009

For more info on membership go to

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Plein Air painters WORLDWIDE Organization

Reports and images, press release, etc. are coming in daily from the 6th annual Great WORLDWIDE Paint Out held this month.

Our largest gathering of artists this year were in Brazil.
Congrats to Sandra Nunes for making this happen !

As the info is organized,a slide show will be produced and available on the internet and the link will be posted here and on the International Plein Air Painters website and blog.

Check back in a few weeks for progress - so much to do - so little...time

You can join IPAP by visiting IPAP membership

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Plein air painters part of World Tour in Orlando, Florida

invitation to "Far and Near Horizons" ..... World Tour

Florida artists included in the tour :Christophe Cardot, Edgewater; Jessie Cook, Palm Coast; Brenda Hofreiter, Orlando; Barbara Perrotti, Ormond Beach; and Charles Schaefer, Saint Augustine

September 18, 2008 – January 4, 2009

Terrace Gallery,

400 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32802-4990

Phone: 407-246-4270

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 18, 2008 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Contact Co-Hosts if additional info is needed:

Brenda Hofreiter - 407-678-5139

Barbara Perrotti - 386-673-1555

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Plein air painters - Worldwide Paint Out

It's HERE !

The 6th annual International Plein Air Painters


For all official registered groups
Don't forget to do a group photo

on location and send to

Label with group name, location and please do about 600 ppi on longest side with

about 72 resolution.

Have a great weekend everyone !

Friday, August 29, 2008

Plein air painters - Brazil, Canada,Caribbean,Italy and the US to participate in WORLDWIDE Paint Out

Plein air painters - Brazil, Canada,Caribbean,Italy and the US to participate in WORLDWIDE Paint Out.
Registration will be accepted online
until Sept 4 for the 6th annual Great WORLDWIDE Paint Out taking place globally in many countries and individual states in the US.

Show your support for plein air painting by taking part.
All groups should plan to photograph their location group and send the image to 72ppi and 500 pixels at the longest side please - label with your location and group name if applicable- individual photos will only be included if space allows.DEADLINE Sept 30.for inclusion in a promo to be displayed on the internet.

Here's your last chance to be included in this fascinating event.
Click here to register

Sunday, August 24, 2008

6th annual Great WORLDWIDE 'Paint Out'

The Great WORLDWIDE "Paint Out" has always been 'green'

6th annual International Plein Air Painters WORLDWIDE Paint Out held
simultaneously around the globe.
See all countries participating HERE

International Plein Air Painters

The 6th annual Great Worldwide Paint Out commences on the weekend of September 5, 2008.
Plein air painters from all over the globe will convene to record the
historical buildings, places and vanishing farmlands, as part of
raising global awareness on our frail planet.

The Worldwide Paint Out is open to all artists. Sign up is free at . Organize a group in your local area, join a
group already online and encourage other artists to join in.
Send this info to other artists you know who may be interested in
helping to promote this Worldwide effort.
On a Worldwide scope, we need all the help we can get.

In Europe, it’s a common sight to see artists working outdoors and
while their efforts are much admired, people pretty much allow them to
work uninterrupted. In the US and Canada, plein air painters are a bit
of a novelty and create curiousity and entertainment. Children are
especially interested and awed by watching an art work being created.
Someday, outdoor painters may be as common place as everyday people on their way to work.

The World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Painters is part of
International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Organization. Partnered,
with Landscape Painters International, both organizations tour the
globe promoting green space and the obligation of landscape artists to
call attention to the cause.
You can see more info on this tour on IPAP’s website

You may also want to join International Plein Air Painters
organization or start a group in your area.
International Plein Air Painters also welcomes benefactor
memberships, to help promote the plein air movement.

To join online go to membership.html

For 2008, IPAP and Dick Blick Art Supplies have partnered to sponsor
a $250 award at a TBA location.

See website for specific requirements and to apply for this award for
the Paint Out 2008. International Plein Air Painters is a blanket
organization created for the sole purpose of advancing the execution
and enjoyment of Plein Air Painting without the restrictions and
limitations of borders or regions. Membership is restricted to Plein
Air Painters, those serious to learn about Plein Air Painting and
those who wish to be benefactors advancing the Plein Air movement.


Monday, August 18, 2008

"Local Color" MOVIE- George Gallo plein air painter

BEVERLY HILLS.- Empire Film Group, Inc. has targeted a November 7th U.S. theatrical release for director George Gallo's semi-autobiographical drama, "Local Color" starring Armin-Mueller-Stahl, Ray Liotta, Trevor Morgan and Ron Perlman. The critically praised feature will open in 15 top markets with Empire's promotional campaign highlighting the Oscar-caliber performance of leading actor Armin Mueller-Stahl.

"Local Color" tells the story of a troubled teenager, played by Trevor Morgan, who seeks artistic advice from a cantankerous but world-renowned oil painter, played by Mueller-Stahl. Through the course of their time together, the young man learns how to see the world through an artist's eyes and the master learns to view life from innocence again. Based on real characters and incidents in the life of writer / director George Gallo, the film resonates with a poignancy and authenticity rarely seen in movies today.
More Info on cities and release dates Click Here

or check their BLOG for updates and reviews.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

IPAP Feature Artist August - David Scott McCurry


Greenville, South Carolina

My work is contemporary realism, which requires a plein air approach in technique. I use photographs sometimes to check the composition, tonal values, context, etc., but the actual painting is always done out in the open, in front of the subject. I am interested in urban, human activity in balance (sometimes in conflict) with nature. Age and history are elements I seek out when “scouting” a scene. Weathered wood and paint, rusty metal, crumbling buildings… these are things to which I know many in the plein air community can relate. My work as an academic in the field of education has taken me to many places in Africa , so much of my work was done there. I am currently interested in the urban development and rural history in and around the cities of Greenville and Abbeville, South Carolina . I use Winsor & Newton oils and sable brushes on traditional gessoed wood panels and paint in watercolor sometimes.


Monday, July 28, 2008

NHPleinAir Artists Paint-Out, Canterbury, NH

NHPleinAir Artists hold Paint-Out and Painting Sale

to benefit Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH.

On Sunday, August 3, 2008 – rain or shine! - plein air artists from throughout the region will be painting on location throughout Canterbury Shaker Village, in Canterbury, from 10 AM until 3 PM as part of CSV’s annual Shaker Spirit Day celebration. At 3:00 all paintings completed during the event will be available for puchase in an unframed “wet paint” sale. In addition, framed plein air paintings, created by many of the artists on previous outings to CSV, will also be available. Canterbury Shaker Village will receive 30% of the selling price of each painting.

Canterbury Shaker Village is a National Historic Landmark and is a non-profit museum which, visited by tens of thousands of people each year, is one of NH’s most popular cultural attractions. Within its 694 acres of gardens, fields, and forests are 29 Shaker buildings (25 restored and 4 reconstructed) which are home to a variety of demonstrations and educational programs. To learn more about Canterbury Shaker Village, visit their website at:

NHPleinAir artists was founded in July 2004 by Sharon E. Allen of Derry. In just 4 years the group has grown to over 270 members who live in NH, MA, ME, and VT. There are also members from other areas of the country and Canada who meet up with local members to paint when they are in the area. Group members can be found painting just about anywhere in the region and on any day. The group is based at Yahoo! Groups and membership is free. Artists interested in participating in the event or who would like to learn more about NHPleinAir artists should visit their website at:

The public are invited to visit Canterbury Shaker Village and to chat with the artists and watch their paintings develop during the day. Plein Air artists interested in participating in the event can download the registration form at the NHPleinAir website, or can register on location on the day of the event. For a list of registered artists, please visit the NHPleinAir website.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Plein Air Painting NEWS- 65 Days to countdown

The 6th annual Great WORLDWIDE Paint out is Sept 5-7, 2009.

Niagara Falls As you know we always have the focal point of the paint out around the IPAP headquarters.
But , I'm frequently asked to come paint with other groups for the Worldwide Paint Out .
Since I'd really like to meet you all -
Send us an email to and let us know what your organization event plans are and invite IPAP Founder (me) to attend.

Sponsor my travel expenses for 1 or 2 days during the 6th WORLDWIDE Paint Out and I will attend to
present a $250.00 Award sponsored by DICK BLICK ART SUPPLY and

To sign up your group go to


6th WORLDWIDE Artist Paint Out
International Plein Air Painters Organization
September 5-6-7, 2008
Each participant should try for local promotion through various organizations and media in their own country, promoting themselves by tying into a WORLD EVENT.

IPAP Feature Artist July - Alcina Nolley, St. Lucia plein air painter

Alcina Nolley is one of the best known artists in St. Lucia.

She was the first artist I was aware of in 1999 when I first visited the beautiful island she calls home.

When I offered a workshop to islanders in 2000, Alcina and I became friends. I found out she had been from Buffalo, NY.

Alcina sees the quiet beauty in a place that sees a lot of tourists.
I understand this. She is very involved as an advocate for the arts on the island.
Alcina is also an IPAP Regional Ambassador and organizes a paint out every September.

Alcina's artist page is at ALCINA NOLLEY
IPAP's feature artist is also on the Plein Aire group homepage and on the IPAP blog each month.

Let Alcina know you stopped by to see her work.

Congratulations, Alcina !

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Plein Air Painting Monhegan Island, Maine

Plein Air painting - Art workshops
J.R. Baldini
Latest newsletter about artworkshops and paintouts.
See my current newsletter Click here ->JULY BUZZ

Feel free to pass on the info to an artist friend who may be interested.



Saturday, May 31, 2008

Plein Air Painter - Brandy Gale - June Feature Artist

Pushing the boundaries of traditional plein air is currently of interest to me. Incorporating mark-making, colour theory, and abstraction while working in the field has produced results that seem to challenge my past work, and I am inspired by this new direction.

When people see my paintings, I'd like them to make their own mind up about its significance for them. I am equally content if the viewer finds satisfaction in the colours and lines, or if they delve deeper for meaning. Brandy Gale

Friday, May 23, 2008

Plein air painter - Monhegan Island workshop

Info on upcoming plein air painting on Monhegan Island
July 7-11, 2008


For more info and photos.
This workshop is limited to 15 participants

Call now at 1 800 393-7270 or email

Monday, May 5, 2008

Wayne Plain Air Festival, PA

Rodrica Tilley is one of 30 artists exhibiting and painting at the Wayne Plein Air Festival in Wayne, PA. May 13-17. The juror is Roger Dale Brown. Wayne PA is located on the Main Line of Philadelphia in the scenic Delaware Valley. There is a gala reception on Saturday evening and the exhibit continues through June 28 at The Wayne Art Center's new Davenport Gallery. Proceeds will benefit the education programs at the Wayne Art Center.

Submitted by: Rodrica Tilley

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Plein air painters - IPAP Feature Artist- May -Kathryn A. McMahon

May's artist is
Kathryn A. Mc Mahon,IPAP Signature member
See Kathryn's new work here

Kathryn is part of the
World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists,a cooperative of artists juried from IPAP and LAI
currently showing at the Link Gallery
until May 21
Door County, Wisc.
See our ad in Southwest Magazine,and please let her know you stopped by

Apply for membership

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Member News

Michael Chesley Johnson has been awarded a Shirl Smithson Scholarship from Oil Painters of America.

Congratulations Michael !

Apply for IPAP membership

Thursday, April 3, 2008

International Plein Air Painters FEATURE ARTIST APRIL 2008 - Aaron Holland

International Plein Air Painters FEATURE ARTIST APRIL 2008 - Aaron Holland
Brief Bio.

Aaron is most well known for his Plein Air landscapes and his affiliation with International Plein Air Painters and Landscape Artists International. He will be hosting a stop on the "World Tour" in April at the Link Gallery in Fish Creek, WI.

Aaron is also a seasoned Instructor. He has taught workshops at numerous locations, notably at the Peninsula Art School of Fish Creek, WI since 2000. Holland is also a Charter Instructor at the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art, formerly the Barnsite Art Studio of Kewaunee, WI. He has taught regularly there since 2001. Holland's goals as an instructor and as an artist run parallel, that is: a healthy respect for nature and an observe of fundamental "truths" such as light and atmosphere, shape and value. Holland teaches an academic approach to drawing and painting and stresses the importance of understanding the basics such as accurate draughtsmanship, correct color and mixing, and calligraphic brushwork, as well as composition.


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Call for Entries: Wyoming Plein Air 2008

in Cheyenne, Wyoming

: APRIL 30TH 2008
: MAY 15TH 2008

Click here to download the Call for Entries pdf brochure.

For more information contact:

The Link Gallery
1609 Capitol Avenue
, WY 82001
307 778 0330

Deselms Fine Art
124 West Lincolnway

, WY 82001
307 432 0606

Submitted by Steven Beaubien

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Georgia Plein Air Painters Madison Paint Out


Saturday, May 3

Madison locations:

Madison Oaks Inn - Check-in Headquarters and painting location
Downtown Madison
Madison Morgan Cultural Center
Various Tour of Homes houses TBA (we'll provide map)

Entry Fee:

$25.00 if paid by April 15
$40.00 on day of paint out
(entry fee is not refundable)

Rain date: May 10 (not all locations available)


9:00am check-in and have canvases stamped

4:30 - 5:00pm turn in finished paintings for auction

5:30 - 6:30ish Awards, Silent Auction and Refreshments

Please make checks payable to Madison Artists Guild and mail with your contact information to: The Madison Artists Guild, PO Box 225, Madison GA 30650

Paint out is a part of the overarching spring show which is titled Georgia in Bloom Arts Festival

For more information email Karen Strelecki at

and SIGNATURE STATUS Applications

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

White Mountains: Artist’s Getaway Weekend, May 15-18

2008 SPRING Artist’s Getaway Weekend, May 15-18, 2008

Take a long weekend for just painting on location in the White Mountains. All skill levels are welcome. This will be our fourth spring weekend at the Bartlett Inn.

Pinkham Notch, Crawford
Notch, The Kancamaugus, North Conway and a thousand painting locations from old buildings to sweeping mountain views are within a short drive. You can paint alone or in a group. If it is your first trip to the area others can point you toward your painting preference. In bad weather we have found locations to
get under cover or paint at the Inn.

Thursday paint your way up to the Bartlett Inn and
gather after dinner in the Inn to chat. Friday morning have a great breakfast at the Inn and head out to paint. I will do a painting demo for those interested. There are many fine eateries in the area. Saturday eat and paint. Saturday night we order pizza in and check out our paintings. Sunday is breakfast and paint your way home.

We have had all skill levels join us at the painter
friendly Bartlett Inn. Nick and Miriam are great hosts and have a variety of lodging options. Nick has joined us on occasion. All reservations need to be made through the Bartlett Inn in Bartlett, New Hampshire.

This is not a workshop, the only cost is

For info on what to expect on the painting end,
contact me.

Have a great day,

Byron Carr

paintings at

Friday, March 14, 2008

Artist Retreat in Italy


Accommodates all year around retreats for individual and small groups of artists and art workshops in a family villa Rome, Italy; the 2008 workshop fee is $1,715** per participant; $1650** for non-painting companions.

The fee includes 8-night in double-occupancy room and continental breakfast, several meals, native bilingual host available at all times, pick up/drop off at the airport Leonardo Da Vinci, Fiumicino, delivered art supplies at the painting sites and escorted walking tours between painting sessions. We have a Hotel nearby for friends; facilities available in the house to prepare your own meals and good, inexpensive restaurants close by.

Airfare is not included in the fee. Any media and all levels welcome, the max number of participant painters varies from 7 to 10 depending on the instructor, companions welcome.

Workshop with Gayle Crites, September 17-24, Gayle teaches skills needed to understand color theory and its application to the palette, how to improve compositions for impact, and how to use the "truth" from on-the-spot paintings for larger studio works . She will give demonstrations as well as assist students during outdoor painting sessions.

Two Workshops with Patti André, September 28 - October 5, October 8 - 15, 2008,

There will be five days of guided painting in Rome and one daytrip where Patti will paint and teach. Two alternative destinations are available for the daytrip: 1) Viterbo and a visit to the countryside’s Etruscan remains and vineyards. 2) Ostia Antica, the remains of the ancient Roman harbors, includes an excursion to Fiumicino, the fisherman harbor on the Tiber, and dinner at a local famous fish restaurant.

Look for 2009 upcoming workshop announcements April – May 2009 Karen Vance and Claudette Barker.
or call Amalia Davies Phone 970-225-2877 or Cell 970-310-5807

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Plein Air Painting Video

Morgan Samuel Price

Plein Air Painting VIDEO

Another good video from AMERICAN ARTIST MAGAZINE

A Plein Air Painters website - North Carolina

I frequently search on the internet for news related to plein air painters.

Artist of Note - March 2008

Brenda Behr - North Carolina Artist

It takes one a long time to become young.-Picasso

It took me a long time to appreciate Picasso.-Behr

Once in awhile, like most other artists, I feel compelled to prove how well I can copy "reality", how real I can make my subject matter look, or I am commissioned by someone else to do this.

In a nutshell, here's what it has taken me my life as an artist to conclude... The older I get, the more I know that children know more than I do what drawing and painting are all about. It's about seeing and showing green the way we saw it the first time. It's about seeing and depicting our mothers, the way we saw her for the first time. It's about first impressions and about expressing those first impressions.

Further than this, it's about showing our first, most impacting impressions using value, form, and color in a way that is aesthetically appealing.

When I can do the aforementioned and do it consistently, I will consider myself a successful artist. Until then, I'm enjoying the journey, and especially enjoying it when someone else finds pleasure in my perspective. I hope that you'll enjoy my views.

Brenda Behr Artist

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Member News - March 2008- International Plein Air Painters

Linda Richichi
had a painting Tuscan View, pastel e.p.a. published in the Jack Richeson 75 International Artist's Choice 2008 as one of the notable entries.

Brandy Gale
is painting in Barbados

Nancy Albrecht
just got 2 pieces accepted into the Overland Park National Juried show

Kath Schifano's show at
NACC show was held over through March

Membership info

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Plein Air Painting Workshop - April in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

April 26- 27, 2008

Oil Painting and acrylic plein air workshop.
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:30pmLocations

will be in the vicinity of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Come join us as we paint the quaint towns, marshes and Carolina pines.

Workshop will concentrate on grisaille - working a value plan directly on your canvas.
Ever wondered why your finished painting doesn't quite match

your 'minds eye vision' that you had when you started your painting ?

Insure a dynamic composition before your brush hits the color.
Learn to go for the drama in your painting !

or call
1 800 393-7270

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Feature Artist March 2008 - Julie Houck

Artist Statement
My process is straightforward. I look at what I paint. I work in oils en plein air or in the studio. I try to put the atmosphere and emotion of the place or scene in my pieces. I am most interested in the transmission of light in my paintings. It is not always the literal view. I am highly influenced by my teachers who were mostly classically trained. The early years in the atelier have stayed with me. They taught me about light and form and creating atmosphere. I will always be grateful.
Although I live in Hawaii, I am not a regional painter. I travel to California and the West and to France several times a year. I am attracted to scenes that tell a story about the place. I believe this is a legacy from my career as a professional photographer. On location, my job was to tell the story with imagery. Pictures
told the story, not words. In my work, I aspire to capture that “something else” about a place and to recreate, on canvas, the feeling of “being there.”
Julie Houck Studio
(808) 873-0597

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Monday, February 25, 2008

American Artist April Issue

Look for us in American Artist!

American Artist has called International Plein Air Painters and Landscape Artists International two of the World's foremost landscape painting groups...

The April issue of American Artist magazine features the
Far & Near Horizons World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists
prominently on page 11 in the "Quick Sketches" department.

Tour participants and organizers J.R. Baldini (Founder, IPAP) and Karl Eric Leitzel (Founder, LAI) have paintings accompanying the article.
Linda Richichi, the former North America Tour Director, is also quoted.For your enjoyment, here is a preview of the page.

(Click on the image for a larger version.)
Congratulations to juried new World Tour members for 2008-2010

Leslie Allen of Colorado;
Garin Baker of New York;
Christophe Cardot of Florida;
Jessie Cook of Florida;
Debra Groesser of Nebraska
Clive Pates of Mississippi.
Colette Odya Smith of Wisconsin;
Ellen White of Georgia

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Montana Plein Air Competition

Madison River Foundation holds plein air painting competition: June 21-27

The Madison River Foundation announces its first annual plein air painting competition June 21-27 in Ennis MT. Top three juried pieces will receive cash prizes. Housing is provided to participants.

For more information and applications to join, please contact Shay(at)3rivers(dot)net.

The Madison River Foundation is a non-profit conservation organization whose goal is to protect and enhance the river’s trout fisheries. The Foundation represents the river, and the welfare of its trout, in public policy forums and works with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and Madison Valley landowners to determine the most feasible and pertinent projects.

IPAP membership application

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Niagara Falls - Day in an Artists's Studio

Article: Art embraces special moments, places in outdoors";
By Doug Draper
Arts & Entertainment
Feb 08, 2008

This past Tuesday, on a damp, gray, foggy morning when many Niagara residents would probably prefer to spend a little more time in bed, Jacqueline Baldini was eager to head out to the countryside to capture the mood of the day on canvas."I am looking out there," said the Niagara artist at her studio on Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls, "and going 'Wow, look at that.'
"Those "wow" moments, when Baldini is full of passion for the light and colour a day can bring -- regardless of the weather or the time of year -- has fueled her art for more than 30 years and has earned her the respect of other artists, nationally and internationally, for her ability to produce works embracing special moments and places in the outdoors."I don't want a perfect world," said Baldini in a studio with walls full of paintings of the Niagara Falls area, including the rapids of the famous river and its cataract, and of other regions of Niagara and the rest of the world, including Portugal, Spain, the Bahamas, Honduras and Yucatan.
"If all we had were all blue skies and sunshine, that would be boring."Baldini is offering everyone from beginners to those will some experience in applying oil paints to canvas anything but a boring time at a workshop she is hosting at the Lundy's Lane studio this Sunday.
That workshop, called Day in an Artist's Studio, runs this Sunday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with coffee and Danish treats in the morning, a lunch and all materials, including canvas and paints provided, for a fee of $65."I am asked frequently to do weekly lessons at my studio," Baldini said. "I made the decision a few years ago, that people learn and absorb much faster when completely immersed in a project."As a host and mentor at the workshops, Baldini said she always finds them as rewarding as those who attend hopefully do. Often from someone who is just starting out in art, she said, she is reminded of the virtues of keeping things simple in some of her own work."I've had complete beginners in my classes," she said, "and I have learned from them."
Baldini's approach to art is something she said is described as "Plein Air Artist" or one who chooses to paint from life outdoors. "This often means painting in the fog, mist or frozen landscape of this beautiful peninsula," she explained. "Plein Air Painting is a metaphysical skill capable of creating an image that lets the viewer 'be there in the moment' when viewing the painting."An upper New York State native before moving to Niagara Falls more than thirteen years ago, Baldini is the founder and signature member of International Plein Air Painters (an organization of artists dedicated to producing painting of moving outdoor settings around the world) and in 2002 established the first Worldwide Paint Out, that brings groups of artists together through the internet each year to share their work.
Her paintings hang in private and public collections across Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. To obtain more information on this Sunday's Day in an Artist's Studio Workshop or to register for the workshop no later than this Saturday,
contact Jacqueline Baldini at her studio on 7973 Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls at 905-354-8692 or 1 800 393-7270 or visit her website at

Sunday, February 3, 2008

CALL for Entries - Estes Park Plein Air Painters

7th Annual 2008 Estes Park Plein Air Event. This longstanding, premeir internationl plein air event is seeking entries from the best of the best plein air painters from around the world to be considered for the 7th annual painting event and exhibition. The event is being held again in August, 2008 in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado - the gateway to the awsome Rocky Mountain National Park.

Click here for prospectus

Friday, February 1, 2008

Workshop: Painting the Figure en Plein Air in Cortona, Italy

Painting the Figure en Plein Air in Cortona, Italy
May 3-10, 2008
with Kathy Busillo


In the tradition of Sorolla, Sargent and Prendergast we will be
painting the figure en plein air in Cortona, Italy. Simple scenes from everyday life are a long-standing tradition of the plein air painter. Picture yourself standing under the sun in Tuscany painting with a local model posed before a vineyard or within an olive grove. Other painting sessions will be in and around town where scenes of people going about their daily business abound. A day trip is planned for Florence and the Uffizi Gallery, with emphasis on viewing paintings with the figure in the landscape. Another day will be spent in Siena painting its residents and guests.

*All-inclusive plans, other options available.
For more information
please go to Painting the Figure en Plein Air or email Patrick at with subject heading "Painting the Figure en Plein Air"


Saturday: Arrival in Cortona

-Arrival and Check-in in Cortona at assigned three-star hotel

-7:30p Welcome to Cortona wine and chocolate tasting at La Saletta.

-8:30p Dinner in Cortona at La Loccanda del Loggetta

(All restaurants to be announced)

Sunday: Cortona

-9:00a-11:00a Morning Demonstration

-11:00a-1:00p Morning Workshop

-1:00p Lunch Anticca Tratorria

-3:00-7:00p Afternoon Workshop

-7:30p Wine tasting at Toninos Terrace

-8:00pDinner in Cortona at Flu Fluns

Monday: Cortona
-9:00-1:00p Morning Workshop
-1:00p Lunch Trattoria Etrusca

-3:00-5:00p Afternoon Workshop

-5:00p-7:00p Afternoon Demonstration

-7:30p Wine tasting Il Pozzo

-8:00p Dinner in Cortona at Trattoria Toscana

Tuesday: Florence

-Day trip to Florence with lunch provided

-Visit to Uffizi Gallery

-8:30p Wine tasting and dinner in Cortona at Hotel Oasi or TBA

Wednesday: Cortona

-9:00-1:00p Morning Workshop

-1:00p Lunch at TBA

-3:00-7:00p Afternoon Workshop

-7:30p Wine tasting at Margherita

-8:00p Dinner in Cortona at Route 66

Thursday: Siena

-Day trip to Siena with demonstration, workshops & lunch included.

-8:30p-Wine Tasting La Saletta

-9:00p-Dinner in Cortona at Tempero

Friday: Cortona

-9:00-1:00p Morning Workshop

-1:00p Lunch in Cortona at La Locanda del Loggetta

-3:00-5:00p Afternoon Workshop and prepare for art show

-5:00p-7:00p Art show and critique

-8:30p Farewell Wine Tasting Dinner in Cortona at Pane e Vino

Saturday: Departure

- Morning breakfast session, optional

- Morning Check-out

- Open-air Market

- Departure from Cortona or we can help you plan an extended stay!

Note: Toscana Americana reserves the right to alter this itinerary.

All times are approximate

Cortona Italy Workshop:

Thursday, January 31, 2008


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Painters


Contact: Michael Chesley Johnson Director

Far and Near Horizons



Applications deadline extended to Feb 12, 2008

Feature Artist February 2008 - Nancy Albrecht

Wide-spread recognition has come to Nancy Albrecht’s paintings with three awards at the Cedarburg Wisconsin Plein Air Festival in 2006, Best of Show at Next Picture Show Gallery’s Art & Architecture Exhibit, and a sell-out solo show at the prestigious University Club of Chicago Gallery in January 2007. Her work was described by Chicago writer Robert Kameczura as having “…strong geometry, bold paint surfaces, lyric details and optimistic strength.” Active in the Plein Air Painters of Chicago. Signature Member of International Plein Air Painters, and associate member of Landscape Artists International, this urban landscape painter recharges her batteries by painting in rural areas and small towns across the country. A catalog of her work can be found on her website, and on She is represented by the prestigious Lotton Gallery on Michigan Avenue in Chicago (go to ) and a lifetime Artist Member of the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago.

Artists around the world who find themselves in Chicago and want to paint-out with a group, are invited to go to the blog at any Thursday to find out where the group will paint the following Saturday from 8:30 to noon. Every artist is welcome and it is free!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Plein Air Painting in France workshop - member Julie Houck

14 day Plein Air Painting Trip to Southern France
Julie Houck

September 13-27th, 2008
14 day trip to the Languedoc region of southern France.
Lodging at Montfaucon, a restored maison d'maitre on the River Aude
Fee of $3,200 includes
instruction, lodging (DO), all breakfasts, dinners with wine,
transportation to painting and cultural sites as well as transport to
Montfaucon from Toulouse or Caracssonne.
Space is limited to 8 painters.
To reserve contact Julie Houck, julie@juliehouckcom.
Signature Member IPAP
Signature Member Plein Air Painters of Hawaii
Inaugural Exhibit Far and Near World Tour
Julie Houck Studio
PO Box 791644
Paia, HI 96779
(808) 873-0597
Plein Air Landscapes and Still Life
Maui Plein Air Workshop, February 2008
Plein Air in Montfaucon, France, September 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Painters


Contact: Michael Chesley Johnson Director

Far and Near Horizons



Contemporary Landscape Artists Seek to Create Environmental Awareness and Stewardship of the Land as well as Further Appreciation for Landscape Painting
The world tour “Far and Near Horizons” is an international art exhibit organized by two of the world’s foremost contemporary Landscape Painting groups – Landscape Artists International (LAI) and International Plein Air Painters (IPAP).

“The mission of the tour is to act as a bridge between countries of the world to foster environmental awareness,” says “Far and Near" founder Linda Richichi. “The art on the canvas becomes a universal language and acts as an ambassador between different cultures. Art is a bridge, bringing us together.”

This unique gathering of Plein Air and Landscape artists from around the globe features 18 signature and charter members (expanding to 30 juried artists in 2008) who currently represent five countries. IPAP specializes in Landscape Paintings done entirely en plein air (outside), while LAI members paint landscapes in both plein air and studio settings. While the outlooks and temperaments are slightly different, the commonality of all the artists involved is a passion for painting nature’s landscape.

“As artists,” states Michael Chesley Johnson, Director, “there’s a reason why we paint the landscape and not the figure, still life or some other subject. The landscape feeds our creative fire. Thankful for its inspiration, we are eager to see that it gets taken care of. And the best way to see that it gets taken care of is to put it on display for the entire world to see. Our hope is that our paintings will encourage others to become stewards of the land – just as we have become its promoters.”

The Far and Near Horizons World Tour launched its tour in June 2007 at the Karpeles Museum in Newburg, NY, and St. Augustine Gallery in St. Augustine, FL, and plans several stops in the 2008-2009 seasons.
Cities currently scheduled are: Door County, WI (April-May),
Estes Park, CO (June-July),
Qualicum Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada (July-August) and
Terrace Gallery, Orlando, FL (Sept 2008-January 2009).

"We are excited to bring this caliber of work to Colorado," notes Lynda S. Vogel, Executive Director of the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, "and at the same time, honored to be part of their world wide mission using visual arts as the medium. As a gateway community to Rocky Mountain National Park, we have presented previous exhibitions that exemplify land stewardship and preservation through national tours like ARTS for the PARKS. We are grateful to work with IPAP and LAI and hope the public will join us this summer as we unveil Far and Near Horizons in Colorado."

Far and Near Horizons is made possible by generous assistance from art lovers and stewards of the land alike. Current sponsors are AirFloat Systems, ArtFrames, Golden Artists Colors, Jack Richeson and Co. and Dick Blick Art Materials. Throughout the history of humankind, the arts have only thrived in cultures that have appreciated and supported them as a thing of intrinsic value and significance. Individuals and corporations who count artists or art collectors among your clients or wish to further promote stewardship of natural landscapes, Far and Near Horizons welcomes monetary support to help with advertisement and administrative costs, as well as goods and services such as shipping, printing and gift certificates. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Karl Eric Leitzel, Sponsor Coordinator, at 814.404.2043 or via email at
About International Plein Air Painters – International Plein Air Painters (IPAP) is a blanket organization created for the sole purpose of advancing the execution and enjoyment of plein air painting without the restrictions and limitations of borders or regions. For more information, visit
About Landscape Artists International – LAI is a collective effort by member artists from around the globe to increase the appreciation of landscape-oriented art by people of all walks of life, and to promote the careers of the member artists. The organization debuted online with 12 charter members representing seven countries. In less than a year, LAI has grown to more than 200 members representing at least 20 countries.

For more information about the World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists – Far and Near Horizons, visit

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

IPAP member News - L. Diane Johnson

Art Business Academy Seminar
FINE ARTISTS are invited to participate in the Art Marketing for the Marketing-Challenged Artist seminar offered by the Art Business Academy. Doug Johnson, well-known for his marketing and business development savvy along with will be bringing the two-day workshop along with me, to the Raleigh, NC area in February 2008.Click here for complete details and agenda.For more about the Art Business Academy, visit the main page.Many artists have developed successful art businesses as a result of attending this exciting and enriching event. Learn the fundamentals of conducting a business as well as specifics about marketing unique to artists.I hope you can join us!

Monday, January 7, 2008



Please see all info at

Only 12 artists will be juried to fill the tour to 30 artists for the 2008-2009 TOUR
Listen to an audio interview explaining the
World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists

Saturday, January 5, 2008

"Paint the town"

Paint The Town in St Pete

Paint The Town Annual "PAINT THE TOWN" plein air painting competition-
April 10-12, 2008 in St. Petersburg, Fl.
Deadline for juried entry is extended until Feb. 15, 2008.
Call to Artist previously posted on Sunday, December 2, 2007. Please note corrected SASE address is: SPRAA, Inc., PO Box 76543, St.Petersburg, Fl 33734-6543. Or contact:

Plein Air Groups

International Plein Air Painters
Alla Prima International
Art Renewal Center
Chestnut Group
Cumberland Society of Painters
Missouri Plein Air Painters
New York Plein Air Painters
Ohio Plein Air Society
Plein Air Austin
Plein Air Florida
Plein Air Georgia
Plein Air New Mexico
Plein Air Painters of America
Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy
Plein Air Painters of Chicago
Plein Air Painters of Idaho
Plein Air Painters of the Southeast
Plein Air Painters of Utah

East Coast Plein Air Painters

The Casements Cultural Center
Celebrates the Arts and Culture in Ormond Beach
as part of
Starry, Starry Night Gallery Walk
East Coast Plein Air Painters
in an exhibit entitled
Sunrise, Sunset
Extraordinary Color obtained while painting on location
in and around the Ormond area
Opening Reception Friday, January 11, 2008
Exhibit runs through February 6, 2008
25 Riverside Drive
Ormond Beach, Florida 32178

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Feature Artist January 2008 - Dorothy Schildknecht

Studied at the American Academy of Art, Chicago
Recent Exhibits include
2007 Mountain Oyster Invitational. Arizona
2007 Old West Museum Invitational, Wyoming
2007 American Impressionist Society, Chicago
2007 Plein Air Painters of Chicago Exhibit
2007 Elmhurst Artists Guild. Elmhurst Art Museum, Illinois
2007 Germanton Gallery Miniature Invitational Exhibit, North Carolina
2008 Door County Plein Air Invitational-July,Wisconsin
Present and Past Memberships
Palette and Chisel Academy, Chicago
American Academy of Women Artists
Women Artists of the West
American Impressionist Society
Landscape Painters International
International Plein Air Painters
Oil Painters of America
Website Dorothy