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:

  • April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Paintout at University of Saint Joseph
    Paintout at University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117, USA
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  • April 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Griswold Point Paint Out
    Paint Out at Griswold Point, Old Lyme, CT, USA
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  • April 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Zufar Bikbov - Landscape Painting Demo
    Zufar Bikbov Landscape Painting Demo at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095, USA
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  • May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - June 23, 2018 5:00 pm

    CPAPS Landscape Exhibit
    CPAPS Landscape Exhibit at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095, USA
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  • May 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Elizabeth Rhoades Artist Talk - Plein Air Painting in Pastel
    Elizabeth Rhoades Artist Talk - Plein Air Painting in Pastel at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095, USA
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  • May 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Opening Reception Landscape Exhibition
    Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095, USA
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  • May 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Marilyn Swift Artist Talk - Plein Air Painting
    Marilyn Swift Artist Talk - Plein Air Painting at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095, USA
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  • May 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Zufar Bikbov 1 Day Workshop Painting Trees
    Zufar Bikbov 1 Day Workshop Painting Trees at Windsor Art Center 40 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095, USA
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  • June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Robert Noreika 2 Day Workshop Fluid Acrylics
    Robert Noreika 2 Day Workshop Fluid Acrylics at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095, USA
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  • June 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Robert Noreika 2 Day Workshop Fluid Acrylics
    Robert Noreika 2 Day Workshop Fluid Acrylics at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095, USA
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  • June 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Laura Eden Demo - Egg Tempera
    Laura Eden Demo - Egg Tempera at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095, USA
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  • June 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Jack Broderick Demo - Landscape Painting in Oil
    Jack Broderick Demo - Landscape Painting in Oil at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095, USA
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  • June 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Shauna Shane Demo - Acrylic Sponge Under-painting
    Shauna Shane Demo - Acrylic Sponge Under Painting at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor, CT 06095, USA
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Landscape Exhibition at the Windsor Art Center

On Saturday, May 12, The Windsor Art Center will open 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 will run from May 12 through June 23, 2018, will include works painted outdoors in inspiring places around this small 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 will be on display.

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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