Friday, August 28, 2015

Please Join Us at the Opening For Brush with the Wind Friday Sept 4th 6-9!

WIPAPA Sept 26th Open Paint Day Harvest Festival State Fair Park

We have been invited to paint during the festivities at State Fair Park  on Sept 26th! Three things are happening on that day:

Harvest Fair: Including Scarecrow Making and Pumpkin Bowling:

Maker Faire Milwaukee

World Beef Expo

As always we will paint in the morning and meet for critique at noon. Lets meet in front of the Expo Center at noon. Bring or buy your own lunch. You can stay all day if you wish! FUN FUN FUN!

Entrance to the Park is free to all!

Parking passes will be sent out to those who Register before Sept 16 on the form below!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Pewaukee 11th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show Winners!!

PEWAUKEE, WI  (August 21, 2015)  The Pewaukee Area Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Waterfront Art Fair during the 11th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show at Lakefront Park on Saturday, August 15.  Over $500 in cash prizes were awarded to plein air (open air) painters who had from 7am to 2pm to finish their paintings.  There were 25 artists competing for the prize money on a 90 degree sunny day at the lakefront. Artists were to submit their paintings by 2:00 p.m. and were then judged by artist and master teacher Michalene (Molly) Groshek of Merton. Many paintings were sold on site to an admiring audience, while others went on display for sale through mid September in the art gallery located inside Chiropractic and Wellness of Pewaukee Lake on Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Pewaukee.
Congratulations to the following winning artists:
1st Place ($250)  Michelle Savas Thompson of Jackson with her painting entitled "Boat Show Day"

2nd Place ($100) Fred Bell of Milwaukee  "Sea Duo"

3rd Place ($50)  Barbara Hayden of Oconomowoc  "Feeling Mellow"

First Timer Award (novice artist $50) Tayte Matthews of Dousman  "The Harbor"

Honorable Mentions ($25 each) 

Deborah T. Rollo of Waukesha "Pink Thunder Heads (over Pewaukee Lake)"
Steve Ohlrich of Pewaukee "Morning Scene"
Elizabeth Carr Whitmore of West Bend "Classic Boats & their Flags"
Michael Pintar of Waukesha "Gates Up"

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Congratulations To the Winners of the First Annual Plein Air at the Fair!

What an amazing fun time painting at Plein Air at the Fair...The Wisconsin State Fair's 1st annual event! Congratulations to all the winners!
Lothar Speer

Lothar Speer
Grand Champion

Scott Hefti
Reserve Champion
Stephen Wysocki Award of Merit
Terry Fischer
Best Fair Animal Award

D.K. Palacek
Best Fair Food Award

Les Leffingwell
Best Fair Action Award

Michael Pintar
Best Fair Entertainment Award

Congratulations!! 2nd Annual Paint The Point Award Winners!

2nd Annual Paint The Point
Award Winners!

From Wednesday, August 5 though Saturday, August 8, nearly 50 artists from 7 states created over 160 paintings in 3 event categories during the Second Annual Paint The Point plein air competition, show and sale in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. A three-person jury team had a very difficult, but gratifying assignment, reviewing all the wonderful art that was created. Here are the award winners!
Main Event, Best of Show, Presence, Lori Beringer. 
Main Event, First Prize, Weathered Red, Lisa Stauffer
Main Event, Second Prize Pendarvis House, James Faecke.
Main Event, Third Prize 334 High Street, John Preston 
Main Event, Honorable Mention, Morning on Clowney Street, Jan Norsetter
Nocturne, First Prize, Sybil, Nyle Gordan
Nocturne, Second Prize, Mineral Point at Midnight, Thomas Buchs
Nocturne, Third Prize, Night Station, Stephanie Weidner
Quick Paint, First Prize, Morning Glare, John Preston
Quick Paint, Second Prize, Morning Tower, Richard Abraham
Quick Paint, Third Prize, Early Morning Light on the Depot, Spencer Meagher
YUMYUM Award, Cast Shadows, Spencer Meagher
Thanks again for supporting the 2nd Annual Paint The Point! Your involvement helps Arts Mineral Point fulfill our mission to Nurture and Promote the Arts in Mineral Point.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Winners! 2015 Richfield Plein Air Event

Congratulations to all!!

First Place: Kristin Gjerdset

Second Place: Kristi Sankey

Third Place: Elizabeth Carr Whitmore

Happy People!!

Winners 2015 Third Ward Plein Air Competition!

Congratulations to all!!

First Place: "Riverwalk View" by Judith C. Reidy

Second Place: "Colectivo" by Michelle Savas Thompson

Third Place: "St. Paul West" by Scott Hefti

Honorable Mention
"St. Paul Bridge Walk" by Thomas Buchs

Honorable Mention
"Shadow Dance" by Richard Dorbin

Honorable Mention
"Blue Bubbler" by Les Leffingwell