Tipp City event seeks plein air artists


Staff report



TIPP CITY — Tipp City Area Arts Council has announced that its seventh annual Historic Downtown Tipp City Paint Out and Wet Paint Exhibit and Sale is open to artists of all skill levels.

This plein aire event will begin with a dinner and talk and demonstration by guest artist Joseph Lombardo, of Columbus, at Coldwater Cafe, 19 E. Main St., Tipp City, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. Lombardo is an adjunct professor at the Columbus College of Art and Design and is represented by Art Access Gallery in Columbus and Center Gallery in Glen Arbor, Michigan. He exhibits nationally. He taught plein aire painting in Tuscany in June 2014 and plans to return next summer. Cost of the dinner is $42 per person or $37 for TCAAC members. Advance ticket purchase is required. Tickets are available at Tipp Monroe Community Services, 3 E. Main St., Tipp City and by phone at 937-667-8631.

The Paint Out is free of charge and will begin at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 10, with registeration in the Tippecanoe Room, 109 E. Main St. Coffee, doughnuts and location information will be available to artists at that time. The Paint Out will continue until 3 p.m. Refreshments will be available and judging and presentations will be made at 3:30 p.m. Artists are invited to show up to three, completed, plein aire paintings at the exhibit.

Artists must take easels for each painting to be exhibited, and paintings may be sold at that time. All sales proceeds remain with the artists. All artwork to be exhibited is subject to the discretion of event management. Only art work produced the day of the Paint Out will be judged for awards.

The Wet Paint Exhibit and Sale is open to the public, with art for sale by the participating artists. Kids Corner, a free plein air event for younger artists, will be at the corner of Main and Second streets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easels and materials will be provided and awards made.

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This article was submitted by the Tipp City Area Arts Council.

This article was submitted by the Tipp City Area Arts Council.