Monday, April 6, 2015

We Came, We Saw, We Painted 2015 Call to Artists (Art Bar!)


This is a Field to Finish show meaning you must complete a studio painting done using a field study as a reference and both pieces will be hung together!

When? Opening Reception Friday July 10th 6:30-7:30
            Work Hangs  June 19th- July 30th

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 May 22nd

Size limit: 320 Square inches (length x width) and a 4"frame

Submit 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!

You must be a 2015 dues paid member to enter (see entry form at To join)

Acceptance announcements will be sent the Friday May 29th

Pick up of unsold work is after July 31st

#1 Register on the form Below

#2 Send your 72 dpi images with "2015: Came Saw Painted"  in the address bar and

Label  your images with your last name and title, too:

It's April We Must Be Painting at Monches!!! (Open Paint April 25th)

One of our favorite places to paint! Monches Perennial Farm is allowing us to come and paint once again April 25th!!

Located in quaint little Monches on an old rustic road this is one of our best attended paint days of the year! We will meet at 8 am and paint till noon. Then critique as we eat our lunches (bring your own!)

Parking IMPT! Please remember to park all the way in the back on the grassy field. It is their busy season so we don't want to impede their business!!

5890 Monches Rd , Colgate

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