Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Congratulations to all the Winners GoPaint, Durand 2015!!

Best of Show
Tim Syring 

GoPaint! just finished it's third annual plein air event in Durand, WI. Derek Davis of St. Paul MN was the artist juror.  The artists 'enjoyed' typically unpredictable Wisconsin weather with temperatures ranging from 35 to 80 Fahrenheit throughout the six day event May 17-22nd. 

Best City of Durand
D.K. Palecek

Two dozen artists from MN and WI competed for thousands in prize money and purchase awards. Everyone went away talking about, 'next year.....'.  Best of Show went to Tim Syring of Lacrosse WI for a watercolor of a fisherman at close range with a subtle landscape in the background. Other winners included: DK Palecek, Mary Ann Cleary, Matt Anderson, Deb Conlon, Gale Berndt, Joyce Staley and Anders Shafer. 

Best Nocturne
Matt Anderson

The event was sponsored by Imagination Nation, Inc, and coordinated by artist president Jean Accola 

Deb Conlon
Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention
Gale Berndt

Honorable Mention
Joyce Staley

Best Quick Paint
Matt Anderson

Best Chippewa River Painting
Mary Ann Cleary

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WIPAPA Open Paint Day: Lion's Den Gorge May 23rd

Howdy all!!

Okay I confess I have never been to this beauty of a spot on Lake Michigan but we can remedy that! Did you know this small piece of heaven is included in the Cedarburg painting area this year?? I've heard a few things. It is quite a hike to the bottom so you might wish to pack light and you must park at the top. So put your hiking boots on and hope for great weather!!

We will meet at 8am

Critique at noon...Bring your own lunch

As always all are welcome!!

Location: 511 High Bluff Drive, Grafton, WI
From I-43 north, exit 92, Hwy Q/ Hwy 60/ Ulao Road. Go east on Q to Hwy. C. North on C about 1 1/2 miles to High Bluff Road. Right on High Bluff into the preserve.

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 http://wipapa.blogspot.com/ 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: mricl4hlth@aol.com

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 (http://www.artsmp.org/) and to the Wantoot (http://www.wantoot.com/) and Longbranch Galleries (http://www.longbranchgallery.com/)for hosting this event!

I'm wondering...is 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