Lets get the PARTY STARTED!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Who Won Cedarburg Plein AIr Event 2015??



In a flash the 12 days have come and gone! Images are seared in our minds forever. Images of incredible art, beautiful scenes, friends held in our hearts and a community that honors art! Thank you Cedarburg for your graciousness to the artists!

Here are the winning paintings!


MAIN EVENT

Frankie Johnson, Best of Show, "Blue Glass & Clutter"


Frankie Johnson

Nyle Gordon, 2nd Place Main Event, "Cedarburg Water Lillies"

Derek Davis, 3rd Place Main Event, "A Story About Light"

Tom Nachreiner, 4th Place Main Event, "Rusty Spokes"

Lee Radke, Honorable Mention Main Event, "Columbia Road"
Bob Beck, Honorable Mention Main Event, "Mooov Over"
Errol Jacobsen, Honorable Mention, Main Event, "Sunny Corner"

Darron Lillian, Honorable Mention Main Event, "Sherman Road"

Jan Schmuckal, Honorable Mention, "Small But Mighty Viewpoint"

Jeannie Clohisy, Honorable Mention Main Event, "Rushing Waters"

Spencer Meagher, Honorable Mention Main Event, "Breakfast Time"
Mary Mayhew, Honorable Mention Main Event, "Dusk"

Juror's Choice Award Winners
Brian Sindler
Lori Beringer
Mark Zelten
ARTIST CHOICE AWARD

1st Place Michael Reif
"Relaxing at Highland Park" 

Artist's Choice Awards
Michael Reif 1st
Errol Jacobsen 2nd



QUICK PAINT

Tom Kubala, 1st Place Quick Paint, "Back of the Inn"

Mark Zelten, 2nd Place Quick Paint, "Bank Front Banquet"

Tom Nachreiner, 3rd Place Quick Paint, "Morning Coffee"


Quick Paint Winners
Mark Zelten
Tom Nachreiner
Tom Kubala






Best of Historic Cedarburg

Lee Radke, Best Historic Cedarburg Award, "Columbia Road"
Sandra McCutcheon Pape 1 st place award


R.L. Weber “Last Call” Best of Historic Cedarburg 2nd place 

PORT WASHINGTON

Deke Palecek “Daily Bread” 1st place Port Washington Paint-Out

Joyce Ksiozk “Peace at Port” 2nd place Port Washington Paint-Out

Thomas Trausch “Late Afternoon Light” 3rd place Port Washington Paint-Out




Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cedarburg 2015: Last Paint Day and THEN...


2015 Cedarburg Plein Air is coming to a finale!

Today is the last day to come and watch the artists paint. Then we have to frame everything and be ready for one incredibly fun PARTY on Friday the 26th at the Cedarburg Cultural Center!!!



This is no small task! From 10-12 on Thursday almost 500 brand new mostly still wet paintings with get processed and hung and labeled all within a few hours! No small feat! Not to worry! We've been at this for 15 years and it works like a well oiled machine. They need to be up when the judges arrive a little later in the afternoon!


Then Friday morning in a special showing for our past collectors we have (by invitation only) a Collectors Coffee. To be on this list for next year you need to buy a painting!!


Then at 10am doors open for all to view and acquire work! And as work sells we will have more paintings hiding to hang on the walls! On Friday night from 5-8 you are invited to our Grand Opening and Awards Ceremony! Special pricing from 6-8 only! Please come! We've been working hard for you...I think you will be amazed!!!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

It's Tuesday! The Artists are Painting In Thiensville Today!

Yesterday was a big day and we dodged storms all day...very thankful they missed us! We had Channel 6 come out in the morning for a really fun part of the morning news! Check it out!

http://fox6now.com/2015/06/22/see-fresh-paintings-inspired-by-nature-right-off-the-easel-but-where/



In the evening the artists were invited to the Cedarburg Art Museum for a great picnic!





Afterward we were treated to a superb demonstration by James Hempel on painting a nocturne. Much was learned!



The extraordinary James Hempel!

You can check out James' work here: http://www.jameshempel.com/

See you all on Friday I hope!!


Thursday, June 18, 2015

A History of Being a Haven: Cedarburg Art Museum

Capturing a moment … en plein air



When paint manufacturers first made a variety of pre-mixed oil paints available in collapsible and portable, tin tubes in the 1840s, artists in Europe and America began painting en plein air  (or “in open air,” as literally translated from the French).  A further advancement was a box easel that was easily transportable.  By 1869 French artists Claude Monet and Pierre Renoir were using portable easels and paint boxes and doing their painting en plein air, in order to capture fleeting moments of light.  The basis for outdoor painting techniques was being established with artists who would start their paintings with quick, broad, sketchy strokes.  Even today, plein air painting reflects the immediacy of a captured moment or the effect of light at a certain time of day or night as opposed to a more polished work done in an artist’s studio. 



Cedarburg has a history of being a haven for outdoor painters from the late nineteenth century to the present day. More recently, in 2001 the Cedarburg Artists Guild started a June plein air competition that now brings in 150 artists to paint outdoors in our area, capturing the light and essence of a small town surrounded by rural beauty.  A locally grown financial institution, the Ozaukee Bank, became an early sponsor and purchaser of the award-winning paintings each year.  These award-winning paintings from 2001 to the current year are now a part of the collection of the Cedarburg Art Museum for the benefit and enjoyment of the community. See the Cedarburg Plein Air Event best of show winners from 2001 through 2014 on the second floor of the Cedarburg Art Museum at N675 Washington Avenue.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10-4 and Sunday noon to 4pm.   

Just a sample:

Bonnie Paruch


James Hempel

Jason Sacron

Kathie Wheeler

Tom Nachriener

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2015 Cedarburg Plein Air Event: TOMORROW it begins!!! JOY!


So what's it like for the artists the day before an event like this? For me, as a mom,  I feel the kind of giddy I felt when my kids were little and it was Christmas eve. You see in a similar way it's all about preparedness. 

Did I do enough, shop enough, rest enough...you know, am I enough for this??? Will people like what I produce? 

So I have made my list and checked it 500 times!

Paint? check.
Brushes? check.
Canvas? Sizes? check...check.
Paper towels? check.
Solvent? check.
Frames...sizes? check check check...I hope!
Night lights? check.
Batteries? check.
Easel? check.
Framing tools? check
Raincoat and hat? check.
Umbrella/s? check.
Sunscreen? Bug Spray? check...check.
Lawn chair? check.
Wet panel carrier? check.

What am I forgetting???

One thing you should really know...well before the artists get to your community to paint...they have made quite a large financial commitment. It can be in the thousands of dollars!) Then they still need to travel, eat and sometimes find housing.




Here's the bottom line...Just like most Christmases in my house...The first time I pick up my brush to paint the JOY comes! Hope to see you there!!!






Sunday, June 14, 2015

Port Washington, Lion's Den Gorge, and Thiensville: A Gentle Reminder

We've been getting some questions about when the artists paint and where and so this is by way of clarification:


Port Washington the 17th and 18th:


Artists may paint two days in Port Washington starting at 7am on stamped canvases on Wednesday June 17th and also Thursday the 18th. This body of work will be hung separately from the Main Event paintings and will have it's own awards.



Lions Den Gorge the 18th-25th:

Lions Den Gorge is located on Lake Michigan just north of Grafton. You may paint there anytime from Thursday June 18th on. We are able to paint in the park and only the park. Not in the space between Cedarburg and Lions Den Gorge. Please carefully study your maps!! These paintings should you choose to make them will be included in the Main Event body of work.



Thiensville June 23rd:



We may only paint in this charming Village one day and that is Tuesday June 23rd. These paintings would also be included in the Main Event body of work.

Hope this helps! Don't forget to Glympse!!! (http://pleinaircedarburg.blogspot.com/2015/06/how-do-i-find-some-artists-painting-or.html)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

How do I Find Some Artists Painting?? or What is Glympse?


 Okay...so you drive to Cedarburg to catch some artists painting. Maybe you're an artist interested in seeing what the buzz is all about with this "Plein Air" thing. Or maybe you're bringing your kids to grow their appreciation of art or feed a budding talent. Or just maybe your a savvy collector of plein air work and you want to see the process and meet the artists.


You could drive around town and you will most likely see some artists. But you know there are 150 artists painting for 10 days and you want to see more. Or you are looking for one particular artist whose work you follow.


Well we have been working on a way to connect the artists with the people looking for them and are ready to beta test it this year. We have found a free tool/app for smartphones called Glympse and we have a number of artists who are willing to share their painting locations using this tool during Cedarburg this year.

https://www.glympse.com/what-is-glympse


How to use GLYMPSE?

Instructions for ART Lovers:

On your phone search for WIPAPA.blogspot.com. This is the Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association website. On my phone I need to scroll all the way to the bottom and hit the button that says "view web version". At the top right you will find a map that says Glympse Or go to the Glympse tab at the top of this page!

You will see little posts where artists are. If it says "expired" it simply means they have moved from there and have not yet found a new location....or maybe they are taking a break! It's that easy!

Instructions for ARTISTS:

Go to the app store for your phone...search for Glympse and download it...it's free! Please do this well before the event and play with it a bit to make sure you know how to do it!

When you have found a place to paint then
1. Go to the Glympse app on your phone
2. Hit share location. 
3.Then search for the group !WIPAPA (you must enter the ! first) and join it. 
4.Then select a time amount up to 4 hours that you will be there.
5. Hit share. You will show up on the map on the WIPAPA blog. After the time you selected has lapsed your flag says "expired". If you wish to disappear from the map altogether then exit the app.

How fun is that? Please join us and help us connect artists and art lovers!!!