Friday, April 4, 2014

Call to Artists: We Came We Saw We Painted 2014 at the Art*Bar


Field to Finish at the

  
 



When? Opening Reception Friday May 16th 6:30-7:30
            Work Hangs  Friday May 16th through Monday June 23th

Where? The Art*Bar 722 E Burleigh

Awards? 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 

Entry Cost? None, Nada, Zip

Sales Split? 70% Artist/20%Art*Bar/10%AWE

ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday April 25th

You may submit up to 2 images (1 plein air and 1 studio done from that plein air painting)  for consideration We will be accepting 30 artists for this show!

Both Plein air and Studio pieces done from plein air studies when they are submitted together will be accepted!

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 the Monday April 28th

Pick up of unsold work is Monday June 23rd

#1 Register on the form Below


#2 Send your 72 dpi images with "2014: Came Saw Painted"  in the address bar and

Label  your images with your last name and title, to: mricl4hlth@aol.com


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Open Paint Day April 26: Monches Perennial Farm!!

Oh how we love Monches Perennial Farm in the spring!!! As always we will meet at 8 AM and paint till noon. Bring your own lunch and we will critique and lunch from noon till 1PM. 

IMPT PARKING INFO: Please drive all the way to the back off the gravel and onto the grassy area to park: It is spring and they are busy...so let's not impede their business! If you need to drop your stuff off and then go park! THANKS!!

5890 Monches Road
Colgate, Wi. 53017

http://www.monchesfarm.com/index.htm








Wednesday, March 12, 2014

"A Brush Against Hunger": Open Paint Day March 22nd!

Open Paint Day March 22nd! To continue developing a body of work for our Brush Against Hunger project we will once again be painting at the Hunger Task Force Farm on 68th and Ryan in Franklin, 8AM-1PM.

Even if you don't paint outdoors in the cold weather please come anyway to familiarize yourself with this great property as we will be painting there all year!


February
Gary Millard

February
Carolyn Larkin



To participate in "A Brush Against Hunger" You must be a 2014 dues paid WIPAPA member.

Stop in at the farm building before painting to sign a release.

Bring your lunch (critique at noon!)

Location: 9000 S 68th St (Between Ryan and Puetz rd)

See you there!

Wendie

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

WIPAPA Feb 22nd Open Paint Day: Hunger Task Force Farm Franklin

Happy February all!! We are half way through winter and I have planned our first Open Paint Day for the year! So bundle up baby...to really kick off our Brush Against Hunger project we will be painting at the Hunger Task Force Farm on 68th and Ryan in Franklin on Feb. 22nd...8AM-1PM.

Even if you don't paint outdoors in the cold weather please come anyway to familiarize yourself with this great property as we will be painting there all year!


Hunger Task Force Farm

All are welcome (but you must register here:  http://wipapa.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-brush-against-hunger.html

To participate in "A Brush Against Hunger" You must be a 2014 dues paid WIPAPA member.

Stop in at the farm building before painting to sign a release.

Bring your lunch (critique at noon!)

Location: 9000 S 68th St (Between Ryan and Puetz rd)

See you there!

Wendie






Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Brush Against Hunger: A Call to Artists


A Brush Against Hunger
How can ARTISTS+FARM=FOOD for hungry people?? That is the question I have been noodling since a number of months ago when I received a call from Ed Makowski at the Hunger Task Force Farm. Ed is the Farm Volunteer Coordinator at the Hunger Task Force Farm in Franklin, WI. Since 2004, Hunger Task Force has operated a 150 acre historic farm. In 2013 the Farm produced over 1,000,000 pounds of fresh vegetables and fruits that are delivered free of charge to the hungry in the greater Milwaukee area. And it’s a beautiful place! Ed wanted to know how he could get artists to come out to the farm and paint. I wanted to know how we could help him!!
Check it out at this link: http://www.hungertaskforce.org/the-farm/

I am excited to announce a yearlong Collaboration with WIPAPA and the Hunger Task Force Farm. We will have regular access to paint on the farm. A regular schedule will be developed as artists make clear their preferred times. Access will be weather and crop related (apple blossoms are lovely). You must register with the form on this post (see below). When you go to paint you must sign in each time you visit. You will be required to sign a release the first time you sign in. A
Hunger Task Force employee will need to be on the grounds while you are present, so dates/times need to be cleared in advance. We will offer the images to Hunger Task Force to use for raising funds (calendars, holiday cards, website, etc.) We will also target a sale of the original work at some point in the future…(65% artist/35% Task Force). This first sale event will likely coincide with the visitor center being completed in 2015. We are hoping for paintings done in each month to have art in all the Farm’s seasonal phases.






Sunday, January 12, 2014

Great Mid-West Plein Air Border Wars: Winter 2014!

Great Mid-West Plein Air Border Wars: Winter 2014! 

This is a first of it's kind friendly on line competition for plein air artists. It's free but all work posted must be done 90% plein air. To post simply post your work to your own blog and then post the blog post to this site...just click on the "add your link" button and follow the steps. When adding your name please prefix it with your state abbreviation (ie: WI Wendie Thompson) This challenge is open from now through March 21st. You may post as many images as you wish. We will use the Winter challenge to work out any bugs! Lets have some fun!!!We will expand this challenge in the spring...maybe find some sponsor money??!

There is already some great work on the site...check it out!

Go to this link to participate: http://midwestpleinairborderwars.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 20, 2013

Party! Party! Party! January 25th 1-6 Annual party, potluck and Art Exchange!


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

Who: Any WIPAPA member or anyone considering membership

When: January 25th 1-6

Where: Sage Arts Studio
5818 W Forest Home
Milwaukee

What to bring? 

NEW: Bring any unused art supplies and we will have a supply exchange. Anything you know you will not use in the future. Whatever is left will be donated to a school!!

A folding chair

Pot Luck: If your last name begins with A-M bring a main dish if it's N-Z bring a side or a dessert! 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