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Painting Indiana 3

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“Indiana Plein Air Painters Association to Launch Painting Indiana III Project”
Hoosier artists once again have the opportunity to be a part of history-in-the-making as the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA), in partnership with Indiana Landmarks, launches its third Painting Indiana project.  History, art and architecture have always been important to the people of Indiana and it will make an interesting subject matter for this latest collaboration.  The end result will be the publication by Indiana University Press of a book featuring 20 historic landscape paintings by early Hoosier artists, and images of 80 to 100 paintings of similar scenes to be produced by some of IPAPA’s 200 member artists.

The new Painting Indiana III book will showcase never-before-published reproductions of paintings of Brown County hills, the valleys of Brookville and Metamora, cityscapes in Corydon and the Dunes on Lake Michigan by such revered Hoosier artists as T.C. Steele, William Forsyth, J. Ottis Adams, John Bundy and Frank Dudley.  Indiana Landmarks will help to identify potential sites of inspiration for current artwork by today’s artists, who continue the tradition of capturing en Plein air (on location) the natural and scenic beauty found throughout the state. .  The book’s text will be written by art author Rachel Berenson Perry.  In addition to articles in American Art Review and Traces of Midwest and Indiana History, Perry is the author of T.C. Steele and the Society of Western Artists: 1896-1914 (I.U. Press, 2009).

This is just a little update for you about the book project.

We have reviewed two drafts of typeset copies.  It will be sent to the printer soon!I am very pleased with what I have seen so far.  Every painting selected has two pages devoted to them.  The right hand side page is a beautiful color reproduction of the painting and the left hand side of the page is a description of the painting with your statement
about the painting.

Keep on painting!!! Bill Wissel

For more information, visit or e-mail IPAPA at  You may also contact:

Bill Wissel, Coordinator
IPAPA Painting III

Marsh Davis, President
Indiana Landmarks


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