Saturday, March 21, 2015

Yikes Open Paint next Saturday! March 28th! Richfield Historical Center/Nature Park

Oh I do apologize for the tardiness of this announcement!! I've been a little under the weather.

So Next Saturday March 28th lets go paint at the Richfield Nature Center. Located on on Pleasant Hill Road just east of State Hwy 164 in the Richfield Historical Park (Map to Parking or Photos).

We will meet at 8 am and paint till noon. As always bring your own lunch and we will paint and critique together. Anyone is welcome so come and paint with us!!

Here's what's happening at the park that day!!!

Maple Syrup Family Day
March 28, 2015
1 pm
Watch maple trees tapped and sap gathered from tapped trees. See how the sap is boiled into delicious syrup.
Demonstrations at 1:15 and 2:30
Free Admission
Tour of Grist Mill and Mill House
Wagon Ride from Sugar Shack to House & Mill
House/Mill Tour: $5,adults; $3, ages 6-12 and under 6, free
Food Available for Sale

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mineral Point Winter Edition: 2015 Winners Announced

 Paint the Point Winter Edition

From February 4-7th 19 artists from an 800 mile radius gathered in the historical community of Mineral Point Wisconsin. We bundled up fighting temperatures as low as -15 and painted till the cold ran us inside! What fun!!! The body of work generated was spectacular. 

Thanks to Arts Mineral Point ( and to the Wantoot ( and Longbranch Galleries ( hosting this event!

I'm this the first actual winter plein air competition in America?

Best of Show/Purchase Award "Winter Creek"
Lisa Stauffer

1st Prize "Midday Survey"
Diane Washa

2nd Prize "Old Darlington Road"
Thomas Dimock

3rd Prize "February Morning -15 degrees"
Thomas Buchs

Honorable Mention "Favorite View"
Lori Beringer

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WIPAPA Open Paint Day Feb 28th Saturday 10-2 ANTIQUES!!

Fun News!!

For our Saturday February 28th Open Paint Day we will be in Oconomowoc at the Fox Lake Country Antiques Mall from 10-2!

You can paint outdoor anywhere around Oconomowoc or inside in the antique mall where all manor of curiosities exist!!

We will meet at noon in the Mall for critique/ always bring your own lunch.

You MUST bring a drop cloth to paint indoors!!! And please do not impede entry to any booth when you set up!

The Mall is easy to find as it's right off Wisconsin Ave. (Hwy 16) just before you get into town.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

PARTY! January 24th: Pot Luck, Art Exchange and all around good time!

January in Plein Air Country!
Seems like a great time for a party huh??

Who: Any WIPAPA member or anyone considering membership

When: January 24th Noon-4

Where: Sage Arts Studio
5818 W Forest Home

What to bring? 

A folding chair

Pot Luck: If your last name begins with A-M bring a side or a dessert  if it's N-Z bring a main dish! Everyone bring something to drink...I will bring coffee!

Art Exchange: If you would like to participate in the art exchange bring a piece of your art wrapped so no one can see it!

Favorite Plein Air training video

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015: A Blank Canvas! Happy New Year!!

Mike Pintar Atwater Park, Shorewood

First I want to thank you all for your part in WIPAPA.

To the Artists:  Everytime any of you are outside painting and visible to another person it helps to establish plein air painting in our state. I think we have made great progress in 2014. More and more I am hearing "Oh I've heard of that." instead of "What are you doing?" 

To our Collectors: THANK YOU! Where would we be without you?

To the event Organizers!: Oh my goodness! How hard you work! We see you! We THANK YOU!!!

Barb Hayden at the Pewaukee Classic Boat Show

There were 16 competitions in Wisconsin last year and I know we will be adding to that list this year. The first one of the year is a WINTER event in Mineral Point the first week in February! I have started a 2015 list of events on the blog. If you are an event director please get me your link asap! Many artists plan work schedules and vacation time around your events and some need to put in for vacation months before!!! So if you know you are planning an event even if your site has a page saying "Save this Date!" I need that link from you!!

Did you know there is currently a Plein Air Exhibit at the Charles Allis Museum? It will hang until January 25th so you still have time to see it!

Also Watch this blog and mark your calendars for January 24: Our annual Winter Bash Party and Art Exchange!


Your current Instigator, Wendie Thompson

Saturday, November 1, 2014

It's that time again! Open Paint at the Thompson Home Nov Nov 22nd (Saturday BEFORE Thanksgiving)

Open Paint will be held the Saturday before Thanksgiving once again this year! For those who have been unable to join us in the past...this is a fun day! Meet at my home in Ashippun  at 8am...go out and paint and come back around Noon. You can come earlier if you wish but the coffee will be on at 8...There is a lot to paint around here!!

As in the past...I will make a big pot of homemade soup for lunch. Bring something simple to pass like bread, veggies or fruit. We will eat and critique to see the WIPAPA year out!!! All are welcome!!

Address: 1289 State Rd 67
8 Miles North of Oconomowoc on 67
Between Hwy EE and Washington 

Parking!! Please enter the frontage rd off Hwy EE in front of St John's Church and park in the next door driveway or on the road there!