Sunday, January 17, 2010
International Plein Air Painters
The International Plein Air Painters organization was established in October 2001, and has as its only mission to promote painting on site outdoors. Its members include painters, students and benefactors, and it exists in sixteen countries including 41 of the 50 states.
They have always juried in new Signature Members between January 20-27, and they anticipate that 2010 will be the last year they will do it that way. After this, Signature Memberships will become available on a space vacated basis. When a current Signature Member leaves, it will open up one space.
Signature Member Status entitles an artist to use IPAP after his/her signature. It also includes a page hosted on the IPAP website with up to 10 images (which can be changed twice a year), CV, statement and link to the artist's own website. They also have a message board for members (not just Signature Members) and a blog where members are featured.