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 !

APPLY for IPAP membership