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 2019 Schedule

• August 10 – Zionsville Paint-out

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• August 22, 23, & 24 – Kekionga Plein Air

Click here to Download Brochure and Prospectus


• 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

I don’t always receive my phone messages…

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. 



• November 1, Member Show – Drop off October 26


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                   


DESCRIPTION:   RAM hosts a joint paint out inviting members of both the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA) and the Ohio Plein Air Society (OPAS) to come to Richmond and paint!  Join us as nearly 100 artists scatter across Richmond and the surrounding countryside for a day of study, painting and networking!  This paint out is a fun, light-hearted, informal affair, so come prepared to enjoy!  If you are not an artist, please go out and look for the artists on location throughout Richmond!  See what they are doing and watch the painting process!

After a great day of painting out, the artists will reconvene at RAM at 4PM and set up a display of wet paintings, fresh off the brush and will offer them for sale to the public!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to buy original art from many of the best plein air artists in Indiana and Ohio!

Painters, must RSVP at 765-966-0256 or email

Meeting Place / Registration:  Richmond Art Museum

Locations of interest – Maps provided at registration

SHOW AND SALE: Time:  4 PM – 6PM

Location:  Richmond Art Museum Grounds


350 Hub Etchison Parkway • Richmond IN  47374 • (765) 966-0256