PAPI News – July/August 2017

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Events on the horizon…and a recap of those in the past…

RED CHAIR LAVENDER PAQINT OUT July 7th – Join PAPI artists and paint lavender in full bloom. Red Chair Farm is located at 2729 North Haven Drive in Eagle. Paint from 9-12 the morning of the 7th! Post your paintings on the PAPI Facebook page!

REDFISH PAINT OUT –  Mark Davis is organizing a great event for September at Redfish Lake…September 4-8. Some highlights include a Plein Air painting demo by Niles Nordquist on the 5th, a group show of art with awards and painting at locations of artists choice over the time of the event. Check the events page on our website for more detail, registration info and most importantly, get your reservations sent in soon for lodging. Dan McAlister sent out a recent email to the membership regarding this! Accommodations at the lodge are limited!

ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOWOctober, 2017. The call to artists is posted on the website for this show. Entries are by email and are to include a cropped ( to image size) image of the work you are submitting. This exhibit will be at the Initial Point Gallery, Meridian City Hall, Meridian, ID. The show is limited to the First 50 entries received and the deadline is July 30! There will be two awards given by PAPI – Mayor’s Choice and Audience Choice (based on votes at the opening reception October 3). Send your request to enter with attached image to Work to be delivered at 9:30 September 29 to the gallery. Please include your $5 fee and your signed entry form with your entry.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Since May 1 there are 8 new members – Christine Fortner, John Pitts, Sherri Coffield, Laurie Parker, Karen Conrad, Ellen Garrard, Thomas Archer and Susan Rose.

Comments from Nadene Kranz, Boise area PAPI coordinators: The public loved the art show we put on the third day of the paint-out at the MK Nature Center. The show was divided into fIve categories of types of painting and each visitor to the Center got one vote. Chris monitored the voting while we continued to paint. PAPI gave out five $25 prizes to artists winning the most votes in their category.

Five Treasure Valley artists attended the Opening Day of Fly Fishing at Silver Creek: Nadene, Kathryn, Dee, Marcia and Jeanne. The Wood River PAPI members all attended and we had fun at the BBQ with French guests and Marcia’s hosts who live in Ketchum.

Two fabulous days of perfect weather and timing to paint Anju’s peony garden, our very own Giverny. Anju( from Edwards Greenhouse) and Albert loved us being there and are open to drop-in Painters. There is something to paint all year round. They even hinted at an evening potluck and we can paint a sunset in the flower garden (lavender and purples.). Please call first. Ask Cory Louie or Nadene for phone number or to spearhead the potluck.

Davina Parypa has set up several new spontaneous paint outs. Several of us trekked out to Swan Falls for something new and different to paint- beautiful sandstone canyon walls. Be sure to watch for more or send her a message via Meetup to suggest other locations or times.

Three artists from Boise attended the Nils Nordquist 3 day workshop. Attendance was disappointing but a coup for attendees as they got more individual attention.

PAPI is looking for replacement volunteers to help or take over Board positions. If you are interested in a short term commitment in promoting art in Idaho, please contact Dan McAlister or Dee Miller.

More PAPI news from around the state….
The Eagle Plein Air Festival was action packed, well attended and a fabulous event! Nearly 60 artists painted three days throughout the Eagle area. The event kicked off with a Pastel Boot Camp that Bonnie Griffith taught at JoAnn’s Iris Garden. The class filled and there was enjoyable time spent painting iris and gardens. Monday thru Wednesday, Niles Nordquist (this years event juror) offered a 3 day Plein Air workshop that gave attendees an opportunity to work with a great landscape Plein air painter. Highlights of the event included a Quick Draw and Jazz in the Vines at 3 Horse Vineyards,a Nocturne paint out and quick draw in downtown Eagle. Meg Glasgow and team organized and hosted a great event. Several PAPI members were rewarded for their efforts with awards at the Saturday night reception at Finer Frames. For those who attended and have not given Meg feedback, please do so as she is interested in your comments about the event. 2018 event is planned for the week of June 5, 2018! Mark your calendars!

David Swain and Connie Pepper pulled out all the stops for a great paint out in Twin Falls June 22-24 “Paint The Snake”. Silas Thompson did a super job of leading a workshop during the event and providing comments and feedback to artists throughout the paint out. If you didn’t attend this year, I hope that there is an opportunity to experience painting this area again next year! Members from around the state got to experience the beauty of Shoshone Falls and the Snake River valley. Thank you both for all your hard work and hospitality!!


Be looking for a notice on the annual meeting….date to be determined later in the fall. Please be thinking about how you share your expertise and might volunteer for our organization…and if you have aspirations to being on the board, please let any of the board members know.

Plein air events around the west are filling fast. Driggs now has a wait list in you are interested in the competition. This beautiful area welcomes artists and anyone can come paint along with the artists competing and visit the exhibits of work. There are several members competing in this event!

Susan Rose, an artist and new member from Victor, and Bonnie Griffith were artists in the Plein air event benefitting the National Wildlife Museum in Jackson Hole in June. Susan won the Best of Show award with a beautiful landscape painting. Congrats Susan!

Remember that MeetUp is a great source for Boise area PAPI events. Sign up to get reminders!

If you have news you want included in the next newsletter, email Bonnie ( around the middle of August for inclusion in the September newsletter.

Happy painting PAPI!