Monday, March 2, 2015

Hey Artists! Check out this article from The New Yorker!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

From Plein Air Magazine!!! POSTCARDS!!!

Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce Releases Five Plein Air Postcards

Written by  Bob Bahr

Painters who show up in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, for the 15th annual Cedarburg Plein Air event in June will be able to send home professional postcards to their friends and family that depict their job and passion.
The postcards capture artists, such as Lori Beringer, at work during Plein Air Cedarburg.
The Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce recently released five official city postcards depicting plein air artists at work in the town. Featured on the postcards are artists Paul Bergquist, Lori Beringer, Shelby Keefe, Mike Nielson, and Jason Sacran.
Mike Nielson on an official Cedarburg postcard.
"Plein air painting is part of the fabric of the community," says Renira Pachuta, the tourism coordinator for the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. "Plein air has become so large over the last few years that we decided we would do a plein air series. We had great photos from the event, so we picked out what we thought were the five most stunning photos."
2013 PleinAir Salon Grand Prize winner Shelby Keefe is the subject of one card.
Pachuta emphasizes the work the Cedarburg Artists' Guild has done to connect painters with the community, both in the large event that gets national attention, and other activities that involve the public and local artists. She says the Chamber plans on selling the postcards until they run out -- and then they may print different ones along the same lines. The mementos may prove popular, especially during Plein Air Cedarburg. The price is certainly right.
Jason Sacran graces the front of another postcard issued by the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce.
"They are $2 a set," says Pachuta. "I'd say that's pretty darn reasonable."

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Oh WOW! What a week at Cedarburg! Here are the winners!

For 11 days 160 artists painted in Cedarburg and we only saw the sun for small peeks! A persistent fog rolled in over and over again off Lake Michigan making life interesting and some wonderful moody paintings were produced! Thanks to all the artists who poured out their souls on canvas for us and all our sponsors who opened their wallets! And to our collectors...well how can we thank you enough?? We LOVE you all! See you next year!!

Next Year JUNE 17-28!
Mark your Calenders!

Artists Choice:

1st Place Jan Schmuckel

2nd Place Paula Swayden Grabel

Paint the Festival:

1st Place Jenny Anderson

2nd Place Cherie Raffel

Kathie Wheeler and her Best of Show painting which will be in good company as a part of the permanent collection of Cedarburg Plein Air Event winners at the Cedarburg Art Museum

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Come Party with us as we Celebrate the Fresh Art of Cedarburg!

I've Seen Artists All Over Town so How Can I Acquire their Paintings?

Starting Friday, June 27  10:00 am – 8:00 pm

You'll see paintings that are fresh off the easel, capturing a moment in time.
All of the 160 participating artists complete their paintings outside, start to finish.

For a great sneak peek at our process click on the link below and view the Fox 6 Now coverage of our event!

Meet the artists and purchase paintings. All events are FREE and open to the public at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, 546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI.

Friday, June 27  10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Come and Party with us!!

More than 450 paintings will be on exhibit at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Doors open at 10 am for immediate painting sales. Come early for best selection. The free reception begins at 5 pm, award presentation at 6 pm, followed by special pricing.

Saturday, June 28  9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Artists will be setting up their easels on the streets of Cedarburg to capture their favorite Strawberry Festival moments. See the wet paintings exhibited at the Cedarburg Cultural Center.

Sunday, June 29  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Last chance to see the entire exhibit!

Friday, June 20, 2014

QUICK! PAINT!!! (What is that??)

 A few of the 2013 quick paint paintings

Starting at 8am tomorrow the Cedarburg artists will be doing what is called a "quick paint". 

 So what is that? 

If you see artists running tomorrow this is why...After getting their canvas stamped they will have 2 1/2 hours to paint a painting and turn it in framed! They can stamp canvases anytime from 8am till 1pm and all the work must be back at the Cultural Center by 3pm....whew!!

I can tell you this requires a little planning! I like to pick my spot. Set up my easel and paints and even get my frame ready. Only then do I head to the stamping area, use the restroom, get my stamp and head out to paint! I set the timer on my phone because I tend to get lost in my process.

Believe it or not...artists think this is great fun!!! It's also a great time to watch them paint but they might not be too never know!