The pleasure of viewing Niagara Falls plein air paint out paintings is increased by the memory of the events, people and location on each day. It was a pleasure to work next to so many excellent artists; our quickdraw event was an experience in artistic cameraderie- the sun, the rain, the clouds that effected each of our images in progress. I will always remember the 'sound of the sun' as it emerged from the rainclouds-a burst of artistic exclamation.

Thanks to everyone for sharing tips and techniques, compliments and ideas, and thank you Jacq, Charlie and family for your hard work. I look forward to seeing you all next year.
Kath Schifano
In total agreement with you on the variety of weather, those skies onSaturday morning were particularly exciting to render. During the timed "Quick Draw" portion, I was painting alongside a row of others under the bus
shelter in the drizzle. As the sun coyly hid and reappeared, some cheered,others booed, for their light was lost! Great fun and camaraderie.

At the lovely reception and awards on Saturday evening at Edgewater we were fortunate that John Stuart Pryce brought along his fabulous sketchbook from his Arctic Quest foray, full of gems.

I stayed in Niagara Falls for two more days to paint, and just got home. On Sunday, by serendipitous chance in the Botanical Gardens, we ran into Robert Amirault and Sam Paonessa, who also had also decided to stay on. Seems
Niagara is addictive!

Thank you, Jacq and crew, for another amazing World Wide Paint Out.
Looking forward to next year,
Brandy
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Niagara Falls Paint Out Fantastic!

Hi Jacq and all,

I just got back home to PA after a long drive. My experiece all the
way around at the Niagara IPAP Paint Out was wonderful. There was a
nice variety of weather (all of it paintable), and the falls
themselves along with the whole park are the most amazing subject
matter a landscape artist could ever ask for. But most of all, the
organizing and itinerary put together by Jacq and her family made it
the great experience it was. I think painting alongside so many
talented and personable artists drove us all to do our best, because
many wonderful pieces of art resulted from the two days of painting.
My sense was that visitors to the park really enjoyed our presence and
the chance to watch art in the making. I can't tell you how many
people stopped to watch, talk, and ask if they could have their
picture taken with me and my work on the easel. People of every
imaginable nationality. Niagara Falls is truly a cosmopolitan place.
Many were already on the lookout for the on-site artists, so someone
really did an effective job of getting the word out about the event.

I want to thank Jacq, Charlie, and everyone else who played a part, as
well as the courteous and helpful park staff and the many sponsors,
including the twin cities. I definitely plan to come again.

Karl Eric Leitzel
http://keleitzel. com

Landscape Artists International - Director
http://l-a-i. com

WHAT AN EVENT!  THE DEDICATION OF OUR FOUNDER, JACQ, OF THIS ORGANIZATION IS AMAZING AND TO BE ADMIRED!

THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE.. . THE TIME SPENT DRIVING TO NIAGARA WITH MY FRIEND AND FELLOW ARTIST LAURA BIANCO, SEEING AND PAINTING THE BREATHTAKING FALLS, GETTING TO KNOW JACQ AND CHARLIE, THE VOLUNTEERS, ENJOYING THE BEAUTY OF THE CITY- WHAT GARDENS!!!, SEEING FRIENDS FROM THE HUDSON VALLEY AND THE NEW RELATIONSHIPS ESTABLISHED WITH SO MANY AMAZING TALENTED ARTISTS HAS GIVEN ME ADDED CONFIDENCE AND HAPPINESS.  GETTING AN  AWARD WAS SWEET ICING ON AN ALREADY VERY RICH CAKE.  THE ENERGY OF THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS AWESOME.  I LEFT NIAGARA WITH AN EVEN STRONGER COMMITTMENT TO MY MISSION OF USING MY PAINTINGS TO CAPTURE THE BRILLIANCE IN CREATION AND IN BRINGING  LIGHT TO PEOPLES HEARTS. 

YES KARL, WASN'T IT FULFILLING THE WAY THAT PEOPLE FROM ALL NATIONALITIES SPOKE TO US, ASKED QUESTIONED AND EVEN TOOK THEIR PICTURES WITH US?  NORMALLY I LIKE TO PAINT IN SOLITUDE BUT THAT WAS REWARDING.  WE PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE.  ART IS A CONNECTING FORCE.  INDEED, ART KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES AND IS THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE AS WE ALL KNOW.

IT IS AN HONOR AND PRIVILIGE TO BE A SIGNATURE MEMBER AND REGIONAL AMBASSADOR IN THE IPAP.  JACQ,  YOU ARE A GREAT ROLE MODEL FOR ALL THE ARTISTS.  I WILL CONTINUE TO DO MY PART TO PROMOTE THE ARTISTS IN THE WORLD AND THE IPAP.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU WHO PARTICIPATED.  HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR AND IN THE MEANTIME KEEP IN TOUCH WITH WHAT YOU ARE DOING!

BEST TO YOU,
LINDA RICHICHI
Hi all, another great Niagara paint-out. It was great to be there again and be re-aquainted with friends and meet new ones. Thanks for another great weekend Jaqu and Charlie, and Jaqu, your weather Halo is still intact.
Let's all keep in touch, best regards, John.
John Stuart Pryce
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Hi

Just wanted to thank you guys for giving Ron and I an exhausting BUT
enjoyable weekend.

I love being a part of this event each year so that I can sneak a peak
at the world the artists create on canvas.

I had a chance to speak with many of the patrons of the restaurant who
were admiring the artist's creations.

Here are a few of the comments I remember:
"It's exciting to see the different interpretations of the subject"

"I used to paint, don't know why I gave it up because I thought I was
pretty good, BUT I'd be embarrassed to paint next to any of these
artists, they are wonderful"

"All the work is so fantastic, I couldn't possibly choose just one to
vote for"

I handed out many brochures before the reception, and I saw people
circle names.  My guess is that they will be checking out websites or
making some contacts.

One man asked me which paintings were mine.  I was tempted to say ALL  OF THEM.



Erena Figler
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Oriskany, NY  13424
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Hi Jacq and Charlie and Emma
Thank you very much for another great weekend of painting at Niagara. 
I don't know how you managed to stave off the rain which was promised  on all the stations -but you pulled it off! I imagine you have all  collapsed after all your efforts leading up to and including the 
weekend. Thank you to Charlie for ferrying us down to the Maid of the  Mist on Saturday, even though he had to rush off for a wedding. It  was much appreciated.
I am honoured to have won the Purchase Award prize from  Niagara  Falls NY.  It is a nice connection you are making with the  participation of the two cities... (or "one city with a river  dividing it", as Mayor Anello said on Saturday night).
It was a pleasure to meet so many interesting and fun people in the  group. We really enjoyed having the opportunity  to get together on  the Friday night as well.
I am looking forward to receiving the CD record of the weekend. 
Thanks again.
Ann
Dear Jac,  I wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for all your efforts in arranging a wonderful paintout at Niagara Falls.  You made the event fun and interesting!  I had a fabulous time painting a variety of inspirational scenes and absorbing the exciting energy of your city and it's wonderful people!  The only downside was not having enough time to paint all the breathtaking scenery!
               Please extend my thanks to everyone involved in the event.  Not only was I made to feel welcome, I was made to feel at home and I really appreciate that.
               Please feel free to use this email in whole or in part as a testimonial for the website.
Warmly,
Patricia Dunn
Hi Jacquie, Charlie and crew,

Thanks for another enjoyable Paint Out. It was good to see former participants and meet new artists this year. It's great to see the plein air fellowship growing.
The artist's work looked better this year and the enthusiasm around the event was very obvious.
The Quick Draw was also fun and challenging event this year.
The other bonus was seeing  you Jacquie and your group the day after the event at The School of  Horticulture.
Next time I get back to Niagara and am able, I'll give you a call Jacquie and we'll get out painting.
Attached is one piece I didn't get to show you.

Thanks again for everything,
Sam
Bruce and I had such a GREAT time!  Thank you.

We haven't ordered a CD from Charlie yet, we had to jump back in to work with both feet............... How do we go about ordering the CD

Yes, please do send the article about Bruce.  He mentioned someone coming up and interviewing him........ COOL

Thank you
Lita Thorne
What a wonderful event the IPAP Niagara Falls event was this year! I thank you Jacqui for all your hard work to make it happen. The Wallkill River School participants really enjoyed their first professional paint out. I was glad tomake it the Niagara Falls event because it is a warm and welcoming environment, the same sense of well being we try to create in our workshops. Having organized many paint outs in Orange County, I understand the behind-the-scenes work you put into your events. I appreciate that, Jacq. You are a true role model and I am glad that I, and our workshop participants from the Wallkill River School, had the chance to paint and enjoy your corner of paradise.
See you next year!
Shawn Dell Joyce
Director
Wallkill River School
www.WallkillRiverSchool.com
4th WORLDWIDE PAINT OUT
BEST OF SHOW
Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York
"One Great City with a river running through it."
BEST OF SHOW Niagara Falls, Ontario
Mayor Ted Salci, Linda Richichi, J. Baldini
BEST OF SHOW Niagara Falls, New York
Mayor Vince Anello, Ann Kelly Walsh, J. Baldini
Hi All,

Now that the "painting dust" has settled I just want to thank Jacq for her leadership in bringing the world of plein-air together for three days each year. What a legacy we will have. I can just see it. Years from now, some curious collector may try to scour the globe
for paintings created all in one day. That collector will find a grand array of subjects,styles, cultures created at the same time from differing locations.

The Niagara event was superb. The falls are a never-ending source of inspiration and a bit daunting to paint - to do this natural wonder justice! But paint it we did. What fun we had.

I hope you'll share your adventures wherever you were on one, two or three of those memorable days!

I am also glad to see how many painters out there took a leadership role to organize events. And to you individual painter whose names we may never know, I hope you had fun participating too!

Thanks again Jacq for making this all happen! What a difference one person can make. One thing I observed at Niagara however, is that more hands are needed to assist as this event gains more momentum. Whatever we all can do to help Jacq directly or indirectly I'm sure
would be greatly appreciated.

Now it's on to painting some more :)
L. Diane Johnson
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http://ldianejohnso n.blogspot. com
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2nd place
J.Baldini, Jessie Grant, Mayor Anello
1st Quick Draw & People's Choice
J.Baldini, Ray Hassard, Jordynn
Longest Distance
Nicole Best Rudderham, J.Baldini
Founder's Award
J.Baldini, L.Diane Johnson, Brandy Gale
Founder's Award
J. Baldini, John Stuart Pryce, Brandy Gale
IPAP Membership Award
J. Baldini, Garin Baker, Brandy Gale
Quick Draw Judges Mention
J.Baldini, Patricia Dunn
3 rd Quick Draw
J.Baldini, Karl Eric Leitzel
2ndQuick Draw
J.Baldini, Sam Paonessa
Honorable Mention
J.Baldini, Jennifer Smithwell
Honorable Mention
J.Baldini, Robert Amirault
Hi Jacqueline,

It was my second Niagara paint-out and I want to say thanks again to you and the crew for organizing a wonderful event!
The gorge, the mist, the gardens - we felt that there were so many locations with subjects to paint, it was hard to choose one.
I noticed that the public seems to enjoy having us around, watching us work, asking questions & talking about their art experiences.  They took pictures of me and I took pictures of them (with the Falls cascading in the background, of course).
I met so many interesting artists with amazing vision & style - all of them so very inspiring...and as usual, I could not pick a favourite - the artwork was all so beautiful.
Best Regards,
Lila
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Hi Jacqueline,
I've been on the go since the Niagara Falls Plein Air and I just returned
from Italy and just now managed to get to my emails, and I do want to
thank you for organising another great weekend. It was my second Plein Air in Niagara Falls and I truly look forward to participating again in the
future!
Thanks again,
Sandy
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