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IPAP/LAI World Tour 

LAI charter members and IPAP signature members
Exhibition Schedule
This tour offers an exceptional opportunity to view works by artists around the world. The schedule grows weekly so please bookmark and check back frequently to see what cities have been added.

2013 Tour

New Century Artists
   530 West 25th Street Suite 406
    New York, NY 10010
   Opening reception March 9, 2013 3-6 pm

   Show March 5 - 23, 2013

 Green Drake Gallery and Arts Center
   101 W Main Street
   Millheim, PA 16854
   Opening reception April 5, 2013 6-9 pm

  Show April 4-28, 2013

PAST Exhibits
2008 - 2009 Tour

April 21 - May 21, 2008
The Link Gallery
Associated with Peninsula Art School
Fish Creek, Wisconsin (Door County)
Host Artists: Aaron Holland

June 1 - July 6, 2008
The Cultural Arts Council of
Estes Park Art Fine Art Gallery
Estes Park, Colorado
Host Artists: Kathryn McMahon & Doug Martin

July 21 - August 18, 2008
Old School House Art Center
Qualicum Beach, Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada
Artist Host: Dan Gray

Opening September 18, 2008 - January 4, 2009
Terrace Gallery
Orlando, Florida
Host Artists: Brenda Hofreiter & Barbara Perrotti

Sept. 7th - October 5th, 2007  - St. Augustine Gallery
Charles Schaefer host

June 2- July 31, 2007 Newburgh, NY , Karpeles  Museum
Linda Richichi, Karl Leitzel and J.R. Baldini hosts

2007 - 2008 participating IPAP/LAI artists....

Karl Eric Leitzel, PA -                      
J. Baldini, Ontario, Canada-               
Linda Richichi, NY host,                    
Charles Schaefer , FL-                         
Kathryn McMahon, CO-                       
Doug Martin- CO-                                
Dan Gray , Canada -                            
Brenda Hofreiter , - FL-                        
Barbara Perrotti- FL,                            
Vitali  Komarov, Czech Republic -         
Michael Chesley Johnson, Canada -     
Sandra Nunes, Brazil -                         
Pierre Bouret, Hawaii-                          
L.Diane Johnson- NC-                          
Nancy Albrecht - Illinois 
International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Organization
Est. 10/19/01
World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists
World Tour Opening Reception

A sweltering 90 degree afternoon in early June brought art connoisseurs out to the Karpeles Museum to kick off the opening of the World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists in the beautiful Hudson Valley. The morning had the artists painting, en plein air a round the Newburgh waterfront. The exhibit is a combined effort of International Plein Air Painters and Landscape Artists International hosted by J.R. Baldini, Karl Leitzel and Linda Richichi that will be on display until July 31, 2007 and then continue on to other world venues.

"This is one of the most professional looking exhibits we have had here at the Karpeles Museum" said Gallery Director Lisa  Kelly
J. Baldini and Linda Richichi were interviewed during the reception 
which had specially composed 'landscape music' performed by Neil Alexander.  

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Art writer Carol Elliot talks about outdoor painting exhibits

Carol Elliot
Compass Columnist
Publication Date: 08/10/07

The Impressionists were a genre of artists from the 19th century whose intent was to capture the effects natural light had on the landscape. To achieve this, they set their easels up outdoors even in hot and humid weather. En plein air artists still exist. In fact, St. Augustine can boast about the late Emmett Fritz as one of their own. Some remember him hanging out of his studio window sketching St. George Street.

The St. Augustine Gallery on King Street carries a collection of Fritz' work. In fact, this premier gallery boasts as the area's largest emporium of collector art and rightly so. Also represented are the oils of contemporaries Charles Schaefer, Jean Troemel and Susan Van Hoek.

However, the date to put on your calendar is Sept. 7. A real treat, The St. Augustine Gallery will be open with extended hours for First Friday Art Walk. Owner William Green and host Charles Schaefer will be available to talk about the exhibit Far and Near Horizons World Tour.

Featured are works by contemporary landscape artists who are members of International Plein Air Painters and Landscape Artists International. They come from North and South America as well as Europe. Schaefer is a charter member of LAI."Plein air is the only way I can achieve the needed vibrancy and spontaneity in my work," he said.

About "After the Summer Rains" an oil on canvas, he said, "The sun was already down along the horizon and the shadows were gently hitting the pines along the marshland." He sketched as quickly as possible, then went back the next day and finished the painting, "minus the rain."
International Plein Air Painters Artists Organization WORLDWIDE   Est. 10/19/01