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 2019 Schedule

• November 1, Member Show – Drop off October 26


Annual Member

November 1 – December 21, 2019

$5,000 in Awards



Saturday, October 26th

9 – 11am

Drop off at Indiana Landmarks Center

1201 Central Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Friday, November 1
First Friday Opening 6-9pm

Reception and Awards Presentation

(Awards presented at 7pm)

Friday, December 6
First Friday Opening 6-9pm

Pick Up

Saturday, December 21

10am – Noon


This exhibition is open to members of Indiana Plein Air Painters Association.

Membership may be renewed at drop off.

Gallery  Hours

Monday ­– Friday,  9am – 5pm


Past 2019 Events

• January 18-20 – Painting Retreat at Waycross

• February – Paint-in to be Announced

• March 23 – Annual Meeting, Indiana Landmarks, Indianapolis

• April 24-27–First Brush of Spring, Competition, New Harmony

• May 11 – New Castle Paint-out

• June 22 – Holiday Park

Meet/Check in at the Entrance to the Nature Center


• July 13, OPAS/IPAPA Paint-out, Richmond Art Museum




      350 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond, Indiana  47374 

DATES: Saturday, July 13th                   


• September 14 – Annual TC Steele Great Outdoor Art Contest


• September 28 – First Brush of Fall, Converse

FREE Mississenwa Lake/Converse Paint-out

First Brush of Fall


 A FREE IPAPA northern painting event: RSVP please

$2,000 in awards and up to another $1,000 in purchase awards. The town buys 1-3 paintings at this event to add to the community art collection begun in 2016.

Registration with free breakfast will be from 6:30 a.m to 10 a.m. Saturday September 28 at Mason Lodge #601, 104 North Madison St., Converse, Indiana.  Canvases are stamped at registration. Scenic rivers, lake, historical downtown and farms.

FRIDAY NOCTURNAL — back by popular demand. Early arrivals may get their canvases stamped at the Library and participate in a Friday evening nocturnal on Main Street. Sunset for Sept. 28 is 7:30 but you may start anytime, this event is very informal and fun.

Friday night, there may be a live band.

SATURDAY 6:30-10 a.m. expect: (any subject in Miami, Wabash, Howard and Grant Counties)

    • Pick up packets for directions, easy lake access with scenes, key homes, farms, and gardens to access with prior permission.
    • Listings for DNR/IPAPA Painting Indiana en Plein Air will be available
    • Free breakfast for artists Saturday morning.
    • Canvas stamping with date and event
    • Pick up instructions and any agenda updates for time changes of any events, ie, awards, show and tell, etc
  • Early arrivals and late stays are welcomed and encouraged Friday, or Saturday stays — weather permitting, a moonlit paintout

The Time Table

4:30 Competition judging and sale, Return to Converse, commons park downtown -RAIN or SHINE EVENT

5:30 Cash Awards (currently at $2,000 plus purchase prizes for public collection) / public viewing and sale

6 p.m.-9 p.m., meet at 11296 S. 950 E., home of host artist for an after party, beer, wine, cheese, sandwiches, pizza, while supplies last. Latin dancing, and mingle with sponsors, patrons, and select locals.

RSVP Please for planning purposes and to get your name on the group email for instructions


• October 18-20, Brookville Paint-out, Dinner and Sale

To register: email

Need to know:

• Name:

• Email:,

• town and state they are coming from

• if they are bringing a guest who isn’t an artist

• if they will be eating on Saturday evening and Sunday at noon – free for artist – guest pay $12.00 for Saturday meal and Sunday – artist eat free – guest pay $6.00.  Saturday check made to FCPLD Art Fund, Sunday make checks out to RAM.

• if they plan to set up at art show on Sunday 

There will be a Friday evening program. 

It will be at 7:00 at the Brookville Library.

Registration packets will be available at the Brookville Library starting Wednesday, Oct. 16th.  Artists will need to check in. 

No registration fees.