Tuesday, November 10, 2015

WIPAPA: November 28th Open Paint: Ashippun, Art and Food!!

Join us November 28th (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) for the last open paint day of the year. (Open paint means anyone can join us!) 

Once again I will host you all at my home in Ashippun! (N1289 State Rd 67, Oconomowoc WI) It's located about 8 miles north of Oconomowoc and just north of the little community of Old Ashippun. The house is the only driveway on the west side of the street Between Hwy EE and Washington Ave.

Impt Parking info! Please take Hwy EE to the frontage rd and park at the end !
We will meet at 8 am and paint till noon. I will have the coffee pot going and the bathroom available all morning. Then meet back at my house at noon for critique,  a bowl of soup and other goodies! I will make a big pot of soup! Bring something like bread, apples, veggies or cookies and whatever you want to drink!

This time of year I recommend the loop around Monroe rd to Lafayette rd to EE. About a half mile from the house!!

Wendie Thompson/Instigator

Monday, October 12, 2015

Due's are Due for 2016 and other Housekeeping

Hello fellow plein air painters!

October is here and with it time to renew your membership (or join if you haven't!) in WIPAPA! If I receive your $$$ before January 1st it's $30...after it's $40. So save yourselves 10 big ones and send it in!! 
form: http://www.sageartsstudio.com/WIPAPA/WIPAPA_Membership_Application.pdf

Item number two: If you are a event director or on a Plein Air Competition committee for 2016 I have begun to add your links to the blog! So I need this info from you asap. I need it as always to be in the form of a link on your website. Even if it just says "save this date". Keep in mind that many artists must turn in their vacation requests before January 1st so if you wish many artists at your event they need to be able to plan well ahead of time! I know of three brand new events in the works in Wisconsin for next year!

And three! Thank you all for your participation in WIPAPA this year! Every brush stroke counts!

The instigator, Wendie

Thursday, October 8, 2015

WIPAPA October 24th Open Paint! West Bend!

Thanks to Elizabeth Carr Whitmore for inviting us to her beautiful property in West Bend! If you didn't know Elizabeth is moving to China for a few years so it's also our chance to see her off!
"Our home is a gristmill built in 1857 and we have two acres of land on the Milwaukee river. We'll provide soups for lunch and everyone is welcome to stay for the going away party that we will be hosting that day too - people can stay to paint and/or party
smile emoticon "
So we will meet at 8AM and paint as long as you wish!
Address: 7198 River Dr N, West Bend, WI 53090

Winners! Paint the Town En Plein Air: Plymouth WI

Event Director Kitty Lynne Klich and Dan Rizzi
A kiss from us all Kitty! And thank you for all your hard work!

$350 First Place Award and the Second place Purchase Award Bob Beck

$250 Second Place Keary Kautzer

$150 Third Place Julia Rizzi

$100 “Community Spirit”Award Dan Rizzi

$100 “Sunshine”Award Pamela Clausen

Merit Award Sherri Thomas

Merit Award Greg Lecker

Merit Award Wendie Thompson
 Viewers Choice Postcard Award (With the Artist’s permission, one painting that is voted by the public as the best representation of downtown Plymouth, will be made into postcards to benefit the PAC’s Awareness Program) Dan Rizzi

$500.00 2nd place Purchase Award Bob Beck (see above)

$500 3rd place  Purchase Award Marty Carney

$750.00 1st place  Purchase Award  Judith Gahn Murphy

A note about awards:

"After careful consideration, I have decided to allow businesses and private individuals who sponsor a Purchase Award in an amount of $500 or larger, to preview the exhibit prior to its opening at 6 pm on October 2nd, and to select the painting of their choice, to hang in their home or business, in return for their Purchase Award amount. In effect, this is very similar to a preview showing where collectors only are invited and given the first opportunity to purchase paintings before the public sees them. All paintings will be judged prior to the preview showing by this year’s judge, Molly M Johnson, owner of the Academy of Fine Art, Denmark, Wisconsin. Winners are also eligible for a Purchase Award, although, the sponsor will not be made aware of the paintings status before the Awards Ceremony." Kitty Llich

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Winners: Theodore Robinson Plein Air Competition, Evansville WI

And the Winners Are

1st Place Larry Schultz
"Bluff Trail"

Saturday afternoon saw the wrap up of the Fourth Annual Theodore Robinson Plein Air Competition at the Union Masonic Lodge. It was a grand show and sale of the works of 14 artists from around the state. Artists from as far away as Iron Mountain, MI joined more local artists from Beloit, Madison, Waukesha, and Evansville to present paintings for judging that had been produced in and around the city over the previous nine days.

2nd Place DK Palecek
"Railroad Crossing"
 No one envied judges Dick Hagen, Pat Troyer, and Vicki McCullogh as they tried to pick the best of the works presented for judging. But, in the end, and after much discussion, they chose three paintings for special recognition. Larry Schultz’ Bluff Trail, a view from Magnolia Bluff, received the purple ribbon and $1000 cash prize as Best in Show. DK Palecek won 2nd prize for Railroad Crossing, James Faecke took home the white ribbon for his painting, September Morning.

3rd Place Jim Faecke
"September Morning"

The Theodore Robinson Plein Air competition is presented by the Friends of Eager Free Public Library, the Theodore Robinson Society, and Evansville Community Partnership. Sponsors this year included The Allen Creek Gallery, John and Sandy Decker, and the City of Evansville Tourism Committee. Paintings for the competition have been moved to Creekside Place where they will remain on display through October 22 and where they may be purchased if you choose.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Congratulations Winners 2015 Shorewood Plein Air Event!!

Best in Show Eddie Corkery "Wedding"

1st Place James Hempel

Second Place Sherri Thomas

3rd Place R.L. Weber
Quickpaint Award: $1,000 Shelby Keefe
Honorable Mention – sponsored by Eve Sappenfield: $200 Jenny Anderson

 Honorable Mention – sponsored by Kensington Square Businesses: $200 Spencer Meagher
 Emerging/Alternative Art Category First Place: $250 Ebrahim Ghenbari 
JamesHempel_TheCornerDrugstore (1)
Peoples’ Choice Award: $500 James Hempel

Historical Society Award: $200 Nyle Gordon
Instagram Award $100: Monica Dix

Friday, September 18, 2015

New Berlin Plein Air 2015 Winners! Congratulations!

Best of Show
Darron Lillian "Martin Road

1st Place James Hempel
"Old Orchard Path"

2nd Place Michael Pintar
Pond on Calhoun Road"

3rd Place Jan Boschi
"Marhol Barn"

Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Carr Whitmore
"At the Orchard"

Honorable Mention
Judith Reidy
"Kelly Lake"

Juror's Choice
Judith Gahn Murphy
"Sunset at Minooka"
Sherri Thomas Honorable Mention "Tranquility" (Photo Unavailable)
Artist's Choice Michael Pintar "Pond on Calhoun Road"
People's Choice Thomas Buchs "Cloud Shadows" (Photo Unavailable)