Monday, June 29, 2015

Who Won Cedarburg Plein AIr Event 2015??

In a flash the 12 days have come and gone! Images are seared in our minds forever. Images of incredible art, beautiful scenes, friends held in our hearts and a community that honors art! Thank you Cedarburg for your graciousness to the artists!

Here are the winning paintings!


Frankie Johnson, Best of Show, "Blue Glass & Clutter"

Frankie Johnson

Nyle Gordon, 2nd Place Main Event, "Cedarburg Water Lillies"

Derek Davis, 3rd Place Main Event, "A Story About Light"

Tom Nachreiner, 4th Place Main Event, "Rusty Spokes"

Lee Radke, Honorable Mention Main Event, "Columbia Road"
Bob Beck, Honorable Mention Main Event, "Mooov Over"
Errol Jacobsen, Honorable Mention, Main Event, "Sunny Corner"

Darron Lillian, Honorable Mention Main Event, "Sherman Road"

Jan Schmuckal, Honorable Mention, "Small But Mighty Viewpoint"

Jeannie Clohisy, Honorable Mention Main Event, "Rushing Waters"

Spencer Meagher, Honorable Mention Main Event, "Breakfast Time"
Mary Mayhew, Honorable Mention Main Event, "Dusk"

Juror's Choice Award Winners
Brian Sindler
Lori Beringer
Mark Zelten

Artist's Choice Awards
Michael Reif 1st
Errol Jacobsen 2nd


Tom Kubala, 1st Place Quick Paint, "Back of the Inn"

Mark Zelten, 2nd Place Quick Paint, "Bank Front Banquet"

Tom Nachreiner, 3rd Place Quick Paint, "Morning Coffee"

Quick Paint Winners
Mark Zelten
Tom Nachreiner
Tom Kubala

Best of Historic Cedarburg

Lee Radke, Best Historic Cedarburg Award, "Columbia Road"
Sandra McCutcheon Pape 1 st place award

R.L. Weber “Last Call” Best of Historic Cedarburg 2nd place 


Deke Palecek “Daily Bread” 1st place Port Washington Paint-Out

Joyce Ksiozk “Peace at Port” 2nd place Port Washington Paint-Out

Thomas Trausch “Late Afternoon Light” 3rd place Port Washington Paint-Out

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Congratulations Winners 2015 Edge of the Rock Plein Air Competition Beloit!

Best in Show - $1,500 - Purchase Prize donated by major underwriter, Regal.
Winner: “Transformation” by Allison Rae Nichols (Chicago, IL)
Pride of Beloit - $1,000 - Purchase Prize donated by North American Tool Corporation
Winner: “Tribute to Vernon Schaefer #2” by Kyle Martin (Rock Springs, WI)

Friends Award - $1,000 - Purchase Prize donated by Friends of Riverfront
Winner: “Strong Building” by Joshua Hess (Reedsburg, WI)

Beloit College Patron of the Arts Award - $750 - Purchase Prize donated by Beloit College.
Winner: “Power Plant Dam” by Thomas Buchs (Waukesha, WI)

Spirit of the Arts - $500 - Purchase Prize donated by Visit Beloit
Winner: “Flower Power” by James Richter (Janesville, WI)

People’s Choice (Professional Division) - $200 
Winner: “Shirland Avenue Bridge” by Barbara Vater (Middleton, WI)

Honorable Mention - $150
Winner: “That Monet Feeling in Riverside Park” by Debra Rollo (Waukesha, WI)

Honorable Mention - $150
Winner: “Grand Evening” by R.L. Weber (Belvidere, IL)

Honorable Mention - $150
Winner: “Grand Perspective” by Richard Dorbin (Milwaukee, WI)

Honorable Mention - $150 
Winner: “Under the Trestle” by Tim Syring (LaCrosse, WI)

Next Generation Division (Age 13-19)
First place - $100
People’s Choice - $50
Winner: “A Stone’s Throw Away” by Annie-Laurie Zanter (Edgerton, WI)

Honorable Mention - $50
Winner: “Celebration” by McKenzie Harris (Beloit, WI)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

How do I Find Some Artists Painting?? or What is Glympse? you drive to say, Cedarburg to catch some artists painting. Maybe you're an artist interested in seeing what the buzz is all about with this "Plein Air" thing. Or maybe you're bringing your kids to grow their appreciation of art or feed a budding talent. Or just maybe your a savvy collector of plein air work and you want to see the process and meet the artists.

You could drive around town and you will most likely see some artists. But you know there are 150 artists painting for 10 days and you want to see more. Or you are looking for one particular artist whose work you follow.

Well we have been working on a way to connect the artists with the people looking for them and are ready to beta test it this year. We have found a free tool/app for smartphones called Glympse and we have a number of artists who are willing to share their painting locations using this tool during Cedarburg this year.

How to use GLYMPSE?

Instructions for ART Lovers:

On your phone search for WIPAPA.blogspot.comThis is the Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association website. On my phone I need to scroll all the way to the bottom and hit the button that says "view web version". At the top right you will find a map that says Glympse

You will see little posts where artists are. If it says "expired" it simply means they have moved from there and have not yet found a new location....or maybe they are taking a break! It's that easy!

Instructions for ARTISTS:

Go to the app store for your for Glympse and download's free! Please do this well before the event and play with it a bit to make sure you know how to do it!

When you have found a place to paint then
1. Go to the Glympse app on your phone
2. Hit share location. 
3.Then search for the group !WIPAPA (you must enter the ! first) and join it. 
4.Then select a time amount up to 4 hours that you will be there.
5. Hit share. You will show up on the map on the WIPAPA blog. After the time you selected has lapsed your flag says "expired". If you wish to disappear from the map altogether then exit the app.

How fun is that? Please join us and help us connect artists and art lovers!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Congratulations to all the Winners GoPaint, Durand 2015!!

Best of Show
Tim Syring 

GoPaint! just finished it's third annual plein air event in Durand, WI. Derek Davis of St. Paul MN was the artist juror.  The artists 'enjoyed' typically unpredictable Wisconsin weather with temperatures ranging from 35 to 80 Fahrenheit throughout the six day event May 17-22nd. 

Best City of Durand
D.K. Palecek

Two dozen artists from MN and WI competed for thousands in prize money and purchase awards. Everyone went away talking about, 'next year.....'.  Best of Show went to Tim Syring of Lacrosse WI for a watercolor of a fisherman at close range with a subtle landscape in the background. Other winners included: DK Palecek, Mary Ann Cleary, Matt Anderson, Deb Conlon, Gale Berndt, Joyce Staley and Anders Shafer. 

Best Nocturne
Matt Anderson

The event was sponsored by Imagination Nation, Inc, and coordinated by artist president Jean Accola 

Deb Conlon
Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention
Gale Berndt

Honorable Mention
Joyce Staley

Best Quick Paint
Matt Anderson

Best Chippewa River Painting
Mary Ann Cleary

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WIPAPA Open Paint Day: Lion's Den Gorge May 23rd

Howdy all!!

Okay I confess I have never been to this beauty of a spot on Lake Michigan but we can remedy that! Did you know this small piece of heaven is included in the Cedarburg painting area this year?? I've heard a few things. It is quite a hike to the bottom so you might wish to pack light and you must park at the top. So put your hiking boots on and hope for great weather!!

We will meet at 8am

Critique at noon...Bring your own lunch

As always all are welcome!!

Location: 511 High Bluff Drive, Grafton, WI
From I-43 north, exit 92, Hwy Q/ Hwy 60/ Ulao Road. Go east on Q to Hwy. C. North on C about 1 1/2 miles to High Bluff Road. Right on High Bluff into the preserve.