Monday, December 20, 2010

Plein Air Painter - Holiday message

Saturday, December 4, 2010

International Plein Air Painters - Logo merchandise sale

Check out some of our Worldwide Paint Out merchandise products for the plein air painter or

There are items marked down already
if you're looking for some tshirts or other fun stuff
with IPAP and Worldwide Paint Out Logo
for a Holiday Gift for yourself
order now.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Plein Air Painter - San Diego Workshop

New Territory for IPAP

Jacq Baldini, IPAP Executive Director, is excited (beyond excited...) to announce that going into the 10th year Anniversary of IPAP, she and IPAP Signature Member Linda Richichi , are doing a Collaborative Plein Air Painting Workshop in San Diego, California.

The workshop (more details to follow) will be held on a ranch just outside of San Diego March 25 -26- 27, 2011.

You don't want to miss this one...

Stay tuned !
Info posted soon at ARTWORKSHOPS

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Colour of Ireland with Sharon Rusch Shaver

Sharon Rusch Shaver is planning an Artistic Excursion to Ireland, May 15-22, 2011. Please send her an email to get more information or to register. Space is limited!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Plein Air Painter - me & James Cameron Niagara Falls Arts & Culture Wall of Fame

American Contemporary plein air painter.

Recently I had the honor of being inducted into the Niagara Falls Arts & Culture Wall of Fame along with Director James Cameron, of AVATAR and TITANIC fame.
As an American living and working in Niagara Falls, Canada, I was especially honored to be included with the names that make up the Wall of Fame.

(click on images to enlarge)

In photo (l to r)
MPP Kim Craitor,Attorney General Rob Nicholson,Mayor Ted Salci,artist J.R. Baldini

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Plein Air Painter - Hurricane Relief

The tiny island of St. Lucia was recently hit by Hurricane Tomas.

Charlie and I taught workshops there for 8 years. We have many friends there.

One of our members lives in St. Lucia. She and her family are fine. The Southern end of the island was hit the hardest.

People are missing, 12 people have perished. Communications are limited. Roads are impassable.

St. Lucians are a warm, humble people. We have always felt welcome on St. Lucia.

Anything our members can do to help would be so appreciated.

I know I always give to a special worthy charity, especially, at this time of year.

It will be a difficult Christmas for the people who have lost so much in this tragedy.

I am posting a link to a FACEBOOK page where donating info is available HERE

This disaster, does not seem to be getting enough attention in the media.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Plein Air Painter - International Plein Air Painters 9th Birthday


Tuesday October 19, 2010
So very proud to have been associated with a great group of talented, caring Artists. Who would have thought we'd be going into our 10th year ?!

Celebrate with us wherever you may be!

We couldn't have made it this far without YOU !

Every single member makes this organization
Every Charter Member keeps us solid
Every Signature Member makes us professional
Every Ambassador makes us International
Every Advisory Panel member keeps us organized

Executive Director and Founder
J.R. Baldini

Executive Panel Head
Paul Sherman

Elected IPAP Advisory Panel (AP)

Sharon Allen
Christian Corey
Sylvio Gagnon
Brenda Hofreiter
Julie Houck
Jim Southerland

Executive Ambassador and Blogmaster
Brandy Gale


Pierre Bouret
Greta Joachim
Mike Mallory
Kathryn McMahon
Alcina Nolley
Barbara Perrotti
Gail Ribas
Linda Richichi
Robert Stem
Marilyn Witt

Charter Members

Emmi Andersen
J.R. Baldini
Ted Beardsley
Steve Beaubien
Phil Chadwick
Chris Corey
Marjorie Crain
Annika Farmer
Mike Mallory
Elaine Pelosi
Gail Ribas

Best Wishes All !
Membership for 2011

Monday, October 18, 2010

Plein Air Painters - International Plein Air Painters WORLDWIDE

J. R. Baldini, left Kathryn A McMahon, right
click on image to enlarge

Painting on the Bruce Trail today with Florida artist, Kathryn McMahon.
Yes, we had 3 layers of clothing but, the weather was quite mild with the sun out.
Kathryn's paintings in photo.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Plein Air Painter - artworkshops newsletter

Not signed up for the Artworkshops newsletter yet ?

You can view it online HERE

Join IPAP now and pay for 2011, get the remainder of this year free !!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Plein Air Painter - October FEATURE IPAP member Margaret Kent, Ireland

Plein Air Painter - October FEATURE IPAP member Margaret Kent, Ireland
Margaret Kent,
Oldcourt, New Ross, Co. Wexford.
Tel. 051-421621 /087-9788804

My paintings are an emotional response to the way I see my subject and I portray them as such.
Light is what draws me to a subject whether it is the coast and landscape here in Wexford or the canals in Venice.
I look, I see, and then I paint that emotion that first attracted me to the subject.

See more of Margaret's work

Monday, August 23, 2010

Plein Air Painter- 8th WORLDWIDE PAINT OUT

Plein Air Painters-
Don't miss the 8th WORLDWIDE PAINT OUT
Sept 10-12, 2010


If you have not registered yet the PAINT OUT is only 17 days away !!
Register HERE

See all the groups participating.
And remember to take your group photo at the event and send it to us to include on our website.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Plein Air Painters - Door County

Plein Air Painters - Door County
5 IPAP Signature Members were part of the Door County Plein Air Invitational & opening recently in Fish Creek, Wisconsin
l to r. Lori Putnam, Linda Richichi, J.R. Baldini, John Stuart Pryce, Larry Seiler

click on image to enlarge

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tina Bohlman / Sedona Plein Air Festival

IPAP member artist Tina Bohlman of Texas has been invited to participate in the 6th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival, October 23rd through 30th. Congratulations, Tina!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Plein Air Painter - May Member Feature Kath Schifano

Plein Air Painter - May Member Feature Kath Schifano

"People want more time in their day to get things done. If I had more hours in my day, I would just keep painting.

While I often paint familiar places, I see new opportunities and different sights every time I set up my easel and choose a subject for my canvases. When I return to a location each encounter becomes a record of a different day, a different point of interest. I use oil paint and pastels interchangeably and with each other. Luscious colors and contrasts are irresistible to use, artistic elements & lines draw your eyes through my painting. If my images increase your appreciation of nature, or show you details that you would usually miss, then the pictures are successful.

Membership details

Friday, April 30, 2010

Plein Air Painter - Chuck Marshall Workshop

Plein Air Painter - Chuck Marshall Workshop

Member Workshop

IPAP website

Free Registration for 8th WORLDWIDE Paint Out now open

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Plein Air Painter - Brandy Gale Show opening April 2

You are cordially invited
"13º North of the Equator and 59º West of the Prime Meridian"

Solo show by the fabulous Brandy Gale

Drop by the winery, Friday evening and enjoy the opening of Brandy Gale's "Amazingly Hot" Solo show of plein air originals from Barbados, listen to some lively Carribean music while enjoying the "HOT!" art and sipping Black Prince wine.

Opening Reception - 13º North of the Equator and 59º West of the Prime Meridian

Date: Friday, April 2, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Black Prince Winery - 13370 Loyalist Parkway, Picton, Ontario, Canada
Show runs until April 30th.

Hope to see you there,
Carrie Taylor
Black Prince Winery

Plein Air Painter - IPAP April Feature artist Jose Rodrigues

Plein Air Painter - IPAP April Feature artist Jose Rodrigues

Jose Rodriguez was born in East Bernard, Texas. He's had a love of art since his childhood days and has been at it ever since. Jose currently lives in Belleview, Florida.

His work has been featured in group shows to include the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA.,Sulfolk Museum for the Arts, Sulfolk, VA. and Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA., The Villages Art Around the Square, Villages, Florida, Ocala Plein Air Painters Group Show, and with The Ocala Art Group.

His work is a permanent collection in private and public places to include the Hampton Arts Commission, Hampton, VA., the Arts and Letters Department at Old Dominion University, the Osceola County Commission building, Kissimmee, Florida and at the Growth Management Bureau Building, Ocala, Florida

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Plein Air Painter - Pierre Bouret IPAP Feature Artist

Plein Air Painter - Pierre Bouret MARCH IPAP Feature Artist

Collectors of Bouret’s work include

Graham & Susan Nash, David & Jan Crosby, Bette Midler, Jackson Browne, Pierce & Keely Brosnan


Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Regional Editor

California Art Club

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association

Kauai Society of Artists

International Plein Air Painters IPAP Signature Member

Kauai Outdoor Painters Association, Signature Member

Islanders Signature Member

APPLY for IPAP General membership

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Weekend Warrior Workshop with Lori Putnam

Weekend Warrior Workshop with Lori Putnam
Saturday, Apr. 17th, 2010 through Sunday, Apr. 18th, 2010
$215. $50 deposit required
9:30-4, Saturday and Sunday

Designed for the intermediate to advanced artist prepared to push past your plateau, get uncomfortable with the expected, and take on a new challenge. This is boot camp for painters who really LOVE to learn.

Southgate Studio and Fine Art
The Factory at Franklin
230 Franklin Rd.
Franklin, TN 37064
To reserve your space, email or call 615-512-0929

Lori Putnam, IPAP Signature Member

Lori Putnam
Southgate Studio at The Factory
230 Franklin Rd
Bldg. #11, Suite HH
Franklin, TN 37064

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Workshops in the U.S. and abroad, including:

Tennessee Workshops (various dates)

Save these 2011 dates:
St. Lucia British West Indies Feb. 2-9, 2011
Cinque Terre Italy May 18-25, 2011
Dingle Peninsula Ireland Aug. 13-20, 2011

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Plein Air Painter - NEW IPAP Signature members

Plein Air Painter - NEW IPAP Signature members

Congratulations to NEW Signature Members juried by our Advisory Panel

Diane Dubreuil, CT
Will Maller, Calif.
Jim Southerland, NC
Rich Williams, Calgary Alberta
All Signature Members are at

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Plein Air Painting Workshop - Feb 27 & 28 Sarasota/Longboat Key

The Sarasota/Longboat Key plein air painting workshop is just a short 2 wks away !

I'm excited to be able to paint outdoors again after the last month of cold, since returning from 2 wks painting in beautiful St. Lucia.

As you may know, this part of Florida is my favorite to paint. It has everything all in one place - water, lush greenery, quaint street scenes...let's hope it doesn't have

If you're in Florida, drive down for the weekend and join us. The workshop is two days Feb 27 & 28 from 10:00 am - 4:30pm for $275.00 pp - instruction only and PayPal is available for convenience. Notice how it's already starting to stay light longer ? I noticed on Fri, it was still light at 5pm EST.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Plein Air Painters - IPAP February Feature Artist Jim Southerland

Plein Air Painters
James D. Southerland, M.F.A.
Professor of Art

"No art experience equals the challenge and joy of painting en plein air - alla prima; to record the impression of a time and place while painting on location.

Thousands of values, textures, and colors are seen by the human eye.
Plein air paintings express them within a limited palette and an economy of brush work.

Artistic style is dependent on the ability to observe, interpret, and respond through an honest, perhaps undeniable, individual connection to the formal elements and principles of visual art.

In the best of plein air painting, the artist's intuitive formalism and objective perception merge, creating works of art
which are legitimate, vital, and original, sustained not by formula, or system, but in the process of painting and the passion for it."


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Plein Air Painter - Art Workshops

Plein Air Painters -Come in from the Cold...

Tired of the Cold Yet ?



Call the studio at 1 800 393-7270 for more info
Registration conveniently available online for each workshop

Monday, January 25, 2010

Plein air painter - Signature Applications 2010 due by Jan 27

Please Note : We anticipate 2010 to be the last jurying for Signature Membershp in IPAP, after that it will be on a space vacated basis. A Signature Member leaving, would open up one space.

Submit 6 images 72 dpi, 550 pixels at 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.
IPAP and'or its advisors is not responsible for any loss or damages incurred from the shipment of your submission materials.

Please read before submitting.

Applications will be accepted between Jan 20 - 27, 2010
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 7 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.

payable to

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ART & BEYOND Magazine

Download our publication information HERE
Art & Beyond is a bridge between artists and the global art world. It is published by Art & Beyond Studio, Inc., a company established in the United States in 2003.

Art & Beyond is a marketing/promotional tool we feel one needs to bring with you anytime you go to an exhibit and promote your work, whether at art shows, art expos, or even small exhibitions.
The key is to not be afraid to invest in yourself; in doing so you will open many doors and opportunities for yourself as an artist. Not only will you be able to show your works to potential galleries, but you will demonstrate the importance of yourself as an artist to potential buyers.
Each of your published works will increase in value over time; another crucial aspect to your success.
The most important thing to remember is that potential buyers most often prefer to purchase art from “published artists”.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Plein air painter- INTERNATIONAL JURYING begins Jan 20 -27, 2010.
Please see our website for requirements.

This is our last jurying for SIGNATURE STATUS.

International Plein Air Painters