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 2018 Schedule


April 18-21
First Brush of Spring, Competition, New Harmony

Click here for Info or to Register

May 12
New Castle Paint-out


June 9

Kankakee Sands Paint-out New in 2018

New this year to the IPAPA schedule is the Kankakee Sands paint out June 9th. A free, open to all, non-competitive event hosted by The Nature Conservancy, TNC, will give artists unique challenges in this furthest northwestern reserve. Artists will have a wide range of subjects from open prairie with big skies, wetlands, and carpets of native wildflowers in what used to be soybean fields before the restoration. There are rolling woodlands and the vestiges of the town of Conrad, IN, as well as the now drained Beaver lake.Artists can tune into the restoration energy afoot there. Organizers will promote the event in the tri-state area to draw interest from collectors.

The Kankakee Sands reserve is host to the only wild Indiana Bison herd. Visitors are encouraged to stay at least a quarter mile from the herd to help maintain their wild nature, but artists interested to paint them should bring binoculars, zoom lenses, etc to use if they wish to include them in paintings.

Want to learn more about the bison at Kankakee Sands, including where they came from and how they’ll help manage the prairie? Visit!

Nature Conservancy | Protecting Nature, Preserving Life has some maps and more.


June 29, 30
Paint-out Haan Mansion Museum, Lafayette

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July 13-15
Lake Wawasee, Paint-out and Sale

Syracuse, IN


August 11
Zionsville Paint-ou

Sullivan Munce Cultural Center


August 23, 24, and 25

Kekionga Plein Air Paint Out

The event is put on by the Fort Wayne Artists Guild and will be at the Taste of the Arts Festival.

For More Info Click Here


September 8
30th Annual, TC Steele Great Outdoor Art Contest

 The oldest plein air art contest in Indiana is for old and young, beginners and established artists! Part of Brown County Art Colony Weekend in Nashville, and a tradition of Indiana artists for decades. Registration materials available August 1st. Register by August 31 for early bird rates!

Day-of registration is allowed!


September 21-23 

Indiana Dunes (Michigan City)


October 19-21
Brookville Paint-out, Dinner and Sale


November 10
Member Show Opening Reception, Hoosier Salon – Carmel


December 7
First Friday Art Sale at Indiana Landmark



January 12-14 – Painting Retreat at Waycross



The IPAPA Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields Paint-In on Saturday, February 17th

Thank you Justin Vining for organizing a great event!

Tentative Schedule

9:30 am registration, rules, briefing, fill out paper work
10:30 am setup/painting begins
12:00 pm museum opens
1:30 Location Rotation
3:30 pm finish time
4:00 gather in the DeBoest Lecture Hall.

More details to come as the event becomes finalized.


March 17
Annual Meeting, Indiana Landmarks, Indianapolis