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2020 Schedule

• August 8 – Zionsville Paint-out

Zionsville Paint Out 2020
August 8, 2020

WHAT:  18th Annual Zionsville Paint Out
WHEN:  Saturday, August 8, 2020. 
WHERE:  Artists must register and/or check-in between 7 am and 10 am at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center the day of the event.  Adult and teens will have canvasses or multi-media supplies stamped/tagged before beginning their work.  Youth (ages 7-11) will be provided a canvas and paint to paint on the SullivanMunce grounds.  Teens (ages 12-17) may use the canvas provided or bring their own supplies.  If using their own supplies, they must be stamped before painting.  The Zionsville Paint Out will be held rain or shine.  No advance registration required.
REGISTRATION FEE:   Free for members and children 17 years of age and under/$25 non-members.
HOW:  Artists will gather in the Village of Zionsville for a Plein Air Paint Out (Painting Outside) on Saturday, August 8, 2020. The event is open to artists of all ages and skill levels.  Using their own supplies, participants are to create original artwork in any medium in Zionsville.  All stamped/tagged works completed that day by 2 pm will be eligible for judging and will be available for sale at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center immediately after the Paint Out awards ceremony.  Paintings from the day will be on view in our on-line gallery August 11-31, 2020.

Monetary awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place professional artistsThe winner of the first place award will have their name added to the Cynthia Van Tassel Yeo Plein Air Award plaque which is on display at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center.  Adult amateur awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and awards for Youth (ages 7-11) and Teen (ages 12-17) participants will also be given.  

• August 26-29 – Kekeonga Arts Festival and Paint-out

2020 Kekionga Plein Air Event Schedule
Wednesday – August 26
Pre-registration Events

Nancie King Mertz and John Lasaster talks/demos,
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 10-5pm
Nocturnal Paint Out at the Landing

Thursday – August 27

Registration, check-in and canvas stamping
FWMoA 7am-noon, 1-4pm
Preview Art Exhibit and Sale
Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park
4-5pm drop off, VIP event 5-6pm, Public Sale 6-8pm

Friday – August 28

Registration, check-in and canvas stamping
FWMoA 7am-noon, 1-5pm
Quick Draw Competition
Arts United Plaza, Stamping 5:30pm, painting begins at 6:00pm.
Judging at 7:30pm, Awards following.

Saturday – August 29
All events at Arts United Plaza
Registration, check-in and canvas stamping 7-10 amPeople’s Choice and West Central paintings due at 11 amPaint the Campus canvas stamping at 10 am Submit Competition paintings by 4pmJudging 4-5pm.  Awards following

• September 12 – Annual TC Steele Great Outdoor Art Contest

the moment the state historic sites and museum are open and operating,
but this is all capable of changing based on the Governor’s orders. At
the moment, PaintOut
is on. If we shutdown and cannot offer PaintOut in September, we will
refund any registration fees from participating artists. Because the
site is operating with one full time staff member at present, we have
had to adjust our usual set up for the PaintOut
considering staffing and Covid-19. We will be offering the 32nd
Great Outdoor Art Contest this year, but it will be adjusted for
Covid-19. Instead of a high impact single day, we will be offering a low
impact 3 day event, and will  be offering artists
check-in appointments (10 per day), along with 10 walk up check-ins (10
max per day), beginning Wed. Sept. 9, and again on Thurs. Sept. 10, and
on the last day, Fri. Sept. 11. Instead of selecting a medium to
compete in, artists will select an appointment
time for check-in over the 3 available days. We will limit each day to
10 appointments plus 10 walkups, to accommodate as many artists as we
usually see during PaintOut day. Artists who wish to compete will
register for the PaintOut and check-in at an outdoor
table between 9-9:30am on the day they registered for. They will get
their stickers, TR, and canvases and papers stamped by staff, and
will be able to paint anywhere on the site or in Brown County until 4pm on the day of stamp.
At 4pm, artists will submit one unsigned, unframed, stamped piece with
their number sticker visible and attached, to the site’s Large Studio
and set it up on
an easel or display apparatus, to leave until judging occurs on Sept.
12. They will fill out their TR (temporary receipt) form and affix it to
the back of the piece for insurance purposes.

as of July 3, by order of the Governor, masks are required at the state
historic sites and Indiana State Museum. Masks will be required during
with site staff, any time indoors at the site, and through set up and
drop off in the Large Studio. This is a new rule of the PaintOut.
Artists who are socially distant while working outdoors are not required
to wear a mask except as stated above.

Sat. Sept. 12, at 2pm the artwork in the Studio will be judged in a
Facebook Live event by the Indiana State Museum Fine Arts Curator, Mark
Ruschman. He will
award three ribbons for 1st (Best in Show), 2nd, and 3rd,
regardless of medium. Unlike in previous years when we offered 3
ribbons in each category, this year we will offer 3 total. The three
winners will go on to the Brown
County Art Guild that afternoon, to be on display there until Sept. 30.
All other artworks can remain on display in the Large Studio through
Sept. 20th, when artists or their representatives will need to come collect them.

let me know if you have any questions or concerns. This is a new way of
offering the Steele PaintOut and it’s not perfect, but I’d be happy to
try and
answer any questions. I hope the artists are interested in trying this
new model—we are trying hard to offer the event despite the pandemic. We
appreciate your understanding.

Best wishes,

Cate Whetzel

Program Developer & Acting Site Manager

T.C. Steele State Historic Site

p: 812-988-2785

• September25-27 – First Brush of Fall, Michigan City

Dunes Arts Foundation (DAF) and Dunes Summer Theatre announces its bi-annual FIRST BRUSH OF FALL, 2020, held in Michigan City, Indiana. The event is Friday/Saturday and Sunday, September 25, 26, 27 and is sanctioned by Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA) and the Converse Paint Out, bi-annual partner in FIRST BRUSH OF FALL.

For registration, please visit Cost of registration during this COVID year is $25 (down from the regular $40); those who have reserved a cabin on the theater campus will pay $25 cleaning fee for each participant in the cabin at time of registration (linens and towels are provided). Regrettably, each of the eight one-room “sleeping cabins” are committed at this time.

Artists will paint Friday and Saturday, as well as Sunday morning. Paintings are due by 1pm on Sunday; Public Art Sale & Competition from 2-4pm. There will be a Quick Paint event downtown (Michigan City) including the Farmer’s Market, Saturday at 10am to noon; Quick-Paint Awards and Art Sale from 12:30-2pm.

Dunes Arts Foundation is committed to hosting a safe event and will take all precautions to protect artists and public alike. Required social distancing and mandatory mask-wearing in all public spaces or in the event social distancing is not possible. Corporate partners sponsoring the event include Sullair, NIPSCO, and Horizon Bank. Over $2,500 in cash prizes.

Inquiries may be submitted to Producing Artistic Director, Jeffrey Baumgartner at: Please put FIRST BRUSH OF FALL, 2020 in Subject Heading. Participants can also make inquiries at (219) 879-7509. Due to COVID constraints, our administrative team is limited so please be patient with communications.

Founded in 1952 and in its 68th year of continuous operation, Dunes Arts Foundation and Dunes Summer Theatre is a professional non-profit 501c3 arts organization committed to presenting the finest quality professional theater in Northwest Indiana and South Shore region.

• October 16-18 – Brookville Paint-out and Sale

• November 6 – Member Show,

• December 4 – CANCELLEDFirst Friday Art Sale at Indiana Landmarks

• January 24-26 – Painting Retreat at Waycross

• February 22 – Paint-in at Richmond Art Museum

• March 21 CANCELLED– Annual Meeting, Indiana Landmarks, Indianapolis

April 15-18 – CANCELLED First Brush of Spring, Competition, New Harmony

• May 16 – New CastleCANCELLED

• June 12 – CANCELLED Paint-out along with Annual Sculpture Walk, Decatur

• June 27 – CANCELLED Paint-out on Medical Museum Grounds, Indianapolis

• July 10-12 – Lake Wawasee Paint-out, Syracuse Socialize responsibly by wearing your masks.

We will not be meeting Saturday at the Yacht Club for Pizza – We will meet Saturday at 7:00 pm for Pizza and Sunday for the art sale from 1pm to 3pm at the South Shore Golf Club Pavilion, 10601 North State Road 13 .