Friday, September 12, 2014

Congratulations! Winner's 2014 Brush with the Wind!

Morning Light by Lynn Rix
1st Place
Lynn Rix  "Morning Light"

The yellow building had me at first glance.  Each repeat viewing brought me to a new place in the painting to explore winter beauty. (Lori Beringer)

This painting put me there in the cold with the artist. The rendering of that warm yellow farm house in the near distance was really well done. The contrast of the cold foreground accented this effect. I kept coming back to it, and enjoyed each visit. (Lorin Willey)

 Love the zig-zag lead-in.  Really enjoy the yellow building and the shadows that create a nice sense of light.  Nice choice of adding chunky paint at the lit portion of snow.  (Matthew Holt)


The Nickel by Les Leffingwell
2nd Place
Les Leffingwell   "The Nickel"

Alive with rhythm, color and line.  If a building could breathe this facade is about to take a breath.  The frame choice placed this piece in the Honorable Mention slot.  But, over our deliberations the paintings strength it moved it's way up to 2nd place. (Lori Beringer)

This painting was a real stand-out. Whimsical, lyrical, enjoyable are words that describe the quality of this piece. Each pattern within this work was altered just enough in a purposeful way to keep everything moving and breathing. The colors were bright and clean without being forced or contrived. (Lorin Willey)

It’s so hard to take such a complicated subject, add a whimsical loose touch but then make the painting convincing!  Bravo! Great sense of power in the building and lovely contrast between windows and fa├žade.  Draws you in from afar and then the brushwork and transparency just dazzles the eye when you study the painting up close. (Matthew Holt)


Super Moon in Mineral Point by Wendie Thompson
3rd Place
Wendie Thompson

"Super Moon in Mineral Point"
Luscious color harmony throughout this work keeps the eye moving.  The bold streak of reflective light is just the right amount of punch to satisfy. (Lori Beringer)

Mood. This nocturnal work is magical. I particularly enjoyed the light as it strikes the cold grey pavement. And using thin darks throughout keeps the color lively. (Lorin Willey)

Really enjoy the offset moon juxtaposed by the risky and confident streak of light that bounces reflective light up into the underneath of trees.  I know it’s difficult to work at night but the painting shows a sense of experience and confidence under those conditions.  (Matthew Holt)

Vic's by James Faecke
Honorable Mention
James Faecke  "Vic's "

The delicate shadow rakes over the planes with a beautiful cool embrace.  The fine detail and line are perfectly placed. (Lori Beringer)

I enjoyed the shadows and the moving patterns that you created with them on the varying angles and surfaces. Your colors although subdued were crisp and clean. Good drawing skills throughout. (Lorin Willey)


A safe painting, tranquil.  Nice sense of light and enjoy the design of the tree shadow on the right that strikes the ground and building. A sense of elegance with the entire presentation. (Matthew Holt)

QUICK PAINT

1st Place Lynn Rix

2nd Place Gary Millard 

Thanks to our Juror's  Lori Beringer, Lorin Willey, and Matthew Holt for the great comments!!! And to Terrence Coffman for judging the Quick Paint!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Congratulations New Berlin Winners 2014!!!

Great art is based on an abstract design!!!
As the juror, my choices were based first and foremost on the structure of the piece, the process of observation and painting. I looked for the use of color shapes and harmonies to move about the work. As well as the artist being true to their senses.
        Paula Swaydan Grebel
Juried New Berlin Plein Aire 09/2014
  
Orchard Road by James Hempel
 Best of Show
James Hemple
Orchard Road

Like the impressionists, this painter juxtaposed warm and cool colors, and the result, patterns of light are beautifully revealed. The eye excites as it moves freely around this well designed painting. Then there is the final destination, the end of the road, which peaks the viewers interest as to where it might lead. 


Cidar Hill Orchards by Thomas Buchs
First Place
Thomas Buchs
Cidar Hill Orchards

This painting offers variety in its shapes and form that congeal visually. There is a cohesive light; a warm, clear and crisp blue permeates this painting. This is the result of careful adjustment of each color shape, one next to the other. There is no formula or schema, rather shapes, edges, plus colors values, which moves the eyes around this painting. The artist has created a well-structured piece.
  
Second Place (Sorry I have no image for this one)
James Gorman
Heir M. Gott

At first this painting seems simple, but that is its winning hand. Although small in size, it is a striking piece. It is painterly and well designed. The artist used strong verticals, exciting diagonals, then grounded this painting with a horizontal in the distant horizon. I thought of landscape paintings by both George Braque and Andre Durain when I saw the spots of paint this artist brilliantly used to create movement and space. This painting too displays a cohesive light, a crisp blue daylight. 

Wind in the Willows by Sherri Thomas
Third Place
Sherri Thomas
Wind in the Willows

A sensitive painting, this artist made good use of greys to capture both mood and atmosphere. There is no doubt what this artist was after, the movement of a willow tree set in front of distant hills. Here, through the process of observation and interpretation this painter rebuilds appearances in fragmenting marks on the planes.
  
Honorable Mention
Les Leffingwell
        Historic Stones
Jana Beschi
        Bike Path
Matt Holt
        After Morning Rain

 Peoples Choice
Thomas Buchs
Cidar Hill Orchard (see above)

Auntie Evie's Grapes by Wendie Thompson
Juriors Choice

Wendie Thompson

Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014 Brush with the Wind

WIPAPA's Annual Juried Show at the Delafield Arts Center


2014 Brush with the Wind

WIPAPA's Annual Juried Show at the Delafield Arts Center

Friday September  12th 6-8:

Opening Artist Reception and Awards 

Delafield Arts Center
645 Wells Street
Delafield, Wisconsin 53018

262.303.4865

Quick paint 2-5 Friday September 12th with awards during the Delafield Art Walk...Come and watch us paint!!

ART TALK Saturday 13th:

Artists Darron Lillian, Lynn Rix and Wendie Thompson share their expert knowledge on “Plein Aire” painting. 

Event Times 1pm-2:30pm. Member $5...Non-member $10 (contact the DAC for more info 262-303-4865)

About The Event

Artists Darron Lillian, Lynn Rix and Wendie Thompson share their expert knowledge on “Plein Aire” painting. Learn about the challenges and excitement of painting outdoors.  How did the artists get their start and interest in painting outdoors and who inspired them. Join us in this casual and friendly discussion. Terrence Coffman will host this panel discussion.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Congratulations "Paint the Point" Mineral Point 2014

Congratulations "Paint the Point" Mineral Point

Best Of Show/Sielaff Corporation $1,000 Purchase Award
"Gray Dog at Night", Thomas Buchs

PAINT OUT

Best Of Show/Sielaff Corporation $1,000 Purchase Award
"Gray Dog at Night", Thomas Buchs

1st Prize/Pair 'O Docs $750 Purchase Award
"Pleasant View Road", James Hempel

2nd Prize/$500
"Morning Gold", Lori Beringer 

3rd Prize/$250
"Turn Ahead", Richard Abraham

Honorable Mention/$150 Richeson gift
"East Survey Road", Jan Norsetter


QUICK PAINT

1st Prize/$250
"Blue Belle", Lisa Stauffer

1st Prize/$250
"Blue Belle", Lisa Stauffer

2nd Prize/$125 Richeson gift
"Which Direction", Lori Beringer

3rd Prize/$100 Richeson gift
"Wired", Jeffrey Baumgartner


PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD $135
"Gray Dog at Night", Thomas Buchs

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Call to Artists: 2014 Brush with the Wind, Delafield Arts Center


2014 Brush With the Wind




WIPAPA's Annual Juried Show will be held at the Delafield Arts Center located at 645 Wells Street in beautiful Delafield (http://www.delafieldartscenter.org/)

Update: We will be having a quick paint the afternoon of the opening...more details to follow...

Accepted work will hang from Sept 6th-Oct 8th

Drop off of Accepted work August 27+28

Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held Sept 12th 6-8pm 

Cash Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, places as well as an Honorable Mention

ENTRY DEADLINE: Midnight Sunday August 17 You may submit up to 3 images for consideration All work must be done "en Plein Air" Started and finished on location (Please respect this) from 2013-2014

All work must be for sale.

Size must be no larger than 36 UNITED inches unframed (height plus width ie: 20"+16"=36" and 12"+24"+36") and Frames no larger than 4 inches wide. Must be wired!!

Accepted mediums: Oil, Acrylic, watercolor, pastel You must be a 2014 dues paid member to enter (see entry form at http://wipapa.blogspot.com/ To join)

Acceptance announcements will be sent Aug 22nd

August Pick up of unsold work is Oct 9+10

STEP 1- REGISTER on the form below!

STEP 2- EMAIL YOUR IMAGES TO MRICL4HLTH@AOL.COM.
In the subject line put 2014 Brush entry: and YOUR NAME!!!
Label AND number (1-3 to match the image number on the entry form!) each image with last name number and title!!! (Example: Thompson1EveningGlow)(send 300dpi images...remember good images can make or break inclusion into the show!!)

STEP 3- SEND $30 TO WIPAPA:  N1289 State Rd 67, Oconomowoc, WI, 53066 (No unpaid registrations will be juried) 


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Oh WOW! What a week at Cedarburg! Here are the winners!


For 11 days 160 artists painted in Cedarburg and we only saw the sun for small peeks! A persistent fog rolled in over and over again off Lake Michigan making life interesting and some wonderful moody paintings were produced! Thanks to all the artists who poured out their souls on canvas for us and all our sponsors who opened their wallets! And to our collectors...well how can we thank you enough?? We LOVE you all! See you next year!!

Next Year JUNE 17-28!
Mark your Calenders!























Artists Choice:

1st Place Jan Schmuckel



2nd Place Paula Swayden Grabel



Paint the Festival:

1st Place Jenny Anderson


2nd Place Cherie Raffel

Kathie Wheeler and her Best of Show painting which will be in good company as a part of the permanent collection of Cedarburg Plein Air Event winners at the Cedarburg Art Museum



Congratulations Point of Color Winners!!

1st Place
Thomas Buchs
Behind the Labyrinth

On display from June 27th thru August 22nd at the Monroe Arts Center Frehner Gallery these pieces and more! Stop in and take a look!! (https://www.monroeartscenter.com/eventdetails?eid=98)

fyi:The Monroe Arts Center will be closed on Friday and Saturday, July 4 and 5 
2nd Place
Sybil Brauneis Klug
Glow over the Seine


3rd Place
Sherri Thomas
Into the Sun



Honorable Mention
Barb Hayden
Golden Trail