Welcome to CPAPS.  We are a group of local artists who enjoy the camaraderie, support and safety of painting together.  We select sites within Connecticut that provide painters with bucolic farmlands, coastal marshes and vistas, waterways in forests, and open spaces, as well as some of our historic and unique residences and villages. We encourage you to come paint with us!

Upcoming Events:

  • July 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Paint Out - Kent Falls State Park
    Kent Falls State Park, Kent, CT
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  • August 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Paint Out - Mohegan Park
    Mohegan Park, Norwich, CT
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  • September 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Avery Point Paint Out
    University of Connecticut: Avery Point Campus, 1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340, USA
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  • September 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Paint Out - Comstock Ferry
    Weathersfield, CT
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  • October 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Paint Out - Meg's Point
    Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT
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Landscape Exhibition at the Windsor Art Center

On Saturday, May 12, The Windsor Art Center opened its exhibition of paintings by seven established, award-winning members of the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society.  Out in the Open: A Connecticut Plein Air Landscape Exhibition, which runs from May 12 through June 23, 2018, will include works painted outdoors in inspiring places around the state. Artists Zufar Bikbov, Jack Broderick, Laura J. Eden, Robert Noreika, Elizabeth Rhoades, Shauna Shane, and Marilyn Swift have created works in a variety of media that are on display.  The opening reception was very well attended.  Here’s some photos from the exhibition.

2018 Open Members Show

The 2018 Open Members Show was held at the South Windsor Library on Sullivan Avenue from March 3rd to March 31st.  Many thanks to our juror, Barbara Lussier and congratulations to the award winners shown below with comments from Barbara.

First Place, Barbara Maiser, ‘Mr. Squirrel’s House’

‘Very interesting composition and play of light expertly executed and nice play of warm and cool. ‘

 

Second Place, Dinah Wells, ‘Broken Shadow’

‘This artist has defied our belief that snow and winter are cold and has presented a snow scene that warms us. Very interesting shadow patterning and composition.’

Third Place, Jack Broderick, ‘Solstice’

‘Interesting composition of diagonals that control the viewer and bring you into a warm glow. Artist successfully orchestrated the color temperature to warm a cool season that feels more alive than dormant.’

Honorable Mention, Jane Penfield, ‘Trapp Falls’

‘A very graphic abstraction, full of energy through line and brushstrokes. The warm of foliage plays well with the cool rocks and water that includes warm and cool colors creating more interest.’

Honorable Mention, Doug Anderson, ‘Train Yard’

‘This painting speaks well of an artist willing to find interest in a subject often overlooked. The graphic lines interact well with rounded forms and a limited palette.’

2017 Juried Members Show

In spite of snowy weather we had a good turnout for Mark Boedges’ demo and the Opening Reception.  Mark’s demo was very informative.  The reception was a little shorter than planned due to the weather, but everyone seemed to have a good time.  Many thanks to all who helped out.  It was much appreciated.
Congratulations to all the award winners:

 

CPAPS Award of Excellence – Storm Passed by Zufar Bikbov

CPAPS Gold Medal – Tranquility by Elizabeth Rhoades

Founder’s Gold Medal – Connecticut Tobacco Barns by Diane Dubreuil

Don Demers Award – By the Falls by Jennifer Holmes

Jerry’s Artarama of West Hartford Award – Pondside by Dinah Wells

Wholesale Frame Award – Fire Island Trail by Susan Jositas

Honorable Mention Award – On the Way to Ender’s by Jacqueline Jones

Honorable Mention Award – Last Light by Barbara Maiser

Geno’s Grille Honorable Mention Award – Point Folly by Alicia Mordenti