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 September 23
First Brush of Fall, Converse, Indiana
FREE Mississenwa Lake/Converse Paint-out
A FREE IPAPA northern painting event: RSVP please
$2,000 in awards with a first prize of $1,000, with up to another 1,000 in purchase awards to buy 1-3 paintings to add to the community art collection begun in 2016.
Registration will be from 6 to 9 a.m. Saturday September 23 at
Romanda’s (formerly Rickner’s Essen Haus) Restaurant,
223 N. Jefferson St., Converse, Indiana.
Romanda’s has a full-service breakfast menu.
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.
Friday night, artist Steve Wilson and the Borrowed Tyme Band,
bluegrass, will perform.
  • Improved Directions to key locations with easy lake access with scenes, key homes, farms, and gardens to access
  • $5 cash to the first fifty to get canvases stamped 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
3:30 Competition judging, Return to Converse, commons park downtown
4:30 Cash Awards (currently at $2,000 plus purchase prizes for public collection) / public viewing and sale
6 p.m. meet at 11296 S. 950 E., home of host artist for an after party,
beer, wine, cheese, sandwiches, Latin dance, and while supplies last 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 20-22

IPAPA/ Franklin County Library Paintout, Brookville
Friday Night- Lecture
Saturday Night – FREE Chicken Dinner
Sunday Afternoon – FREE Lunch, Art Display and Sale

November 11


2017 Annual Member Exhibition

November 11-25, 2017

$5,000 in Awards



Saturday, November 4

10am to 2pm:

Drop off at Art Association of Henry County
218 S. 15th Street
New Castle, IN 47362

Saturday, November 11:
Opening reception and Awards Presentation:
6-8pm: Reception and awards presentation

(Awards presented at 7pm)

Saturday, November 25:

1pm to 3pm:
Pick up at Art Association of Henry County


This exhibition is open to members of Indiana Plein Air Painters Association.
Membership may be renewed at drop off.

Gallery  Hours

Monday -– Friday 9am – 4pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm


December 1

First Friday IPAPA holiday show at Landmarks Center, Indianapolis

May 20

Festival of Flowers, T.C. Steele State Historic Site
(note: this is not an IPAPA event.
Check the t.C. Steele website for registration information).

May 27

Henry County Paint Out, New Castle, IN
The Henry County Art Association and IPAPA paintout will be held on Saturday, May 27th from 8-4.
The Art Association is located at 218 S. 15th Street, New Castle, IN 47362.
There are no restrictions about where you may paint.
Artists are invited to gather at the Art Association at 4 pm for show and tell.
Maps with suggestions for places to paint will be available at the Art Association
holliday park

June 10

Holliday Park, Indianapolis
I hope you all are getting excited to participate in the FIRST Holliday Park Paint Out, Saturday,June 10th
Please email me at:
if you are planning to attend. I will have cold water and can answer any of your questions.
Sunrise to Sunset
25% of Sales go to preserving Holliday Park
Not Exclusive to IPAPA Members
No registration Required
Holliday Park Nature Center
5pm  – Sunset



March 2018

Annual Meeting at Indiana Landmarks Center, Indianapolis

April 18-21, 2018

20th Annual First Brush of Spring, New Harmony, IN