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:

  • September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Art Supply Tag Sale, Fenton River Gallery, 287 Gurleyville Road, Storrs, CT
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  • September 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Paint out - Mitchell Farm, 300 E Haddam Rd, Salem, CT 06420, USA
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  • October 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Paint out - Auer Farm, 158 Auerfarm Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002, USA
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  • October 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Paint out - Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT 06443, USA
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  • December 1, 2017 - December 30, 2017
    CPAPS 2017 Members Juried Show at Southington Community Cultural Arts, 93 Main St, Southington, CT 06489, USA
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Sat, Sep 23: Second Annual CPAPS Art Supply Sale, Trade and Tag Sale Event


Do you have supplies you will never use? Join our “One Artist’s Trash is Another Artist’s Treasure” Tag Sale or Trade Event. Sponsored by the CT Plein Air Society (CPAPS), this is your opportunity you might reduce that invasive art inventory or, better yet, find that new material at a great price, expanding your artistic horizons without spending a fortune!

Buy or Sell at this event. There is no charge and no commission. If you have supplies to sell just mark the price, bring a table or whatever you need to display your items, and, in case it looks like rain, perhaps a large umbrella for you and clear plastic for the sale items. Everyone is responsible for their own sales.

Please spread the word. Any art supply is welcomed, including frames, canvas, paints, paper, magazines; ceramic, jewelry, framing and sculpture supplies. There will be free materials available also.

RSVP by September 20 if you want to bring material to sell:  Please respond if you want to participate so I can plan the layout of the event.  I have lots of space but I would ask that you sign in by September 20 so I can allocate space effectively. Sign up early. If I have more than I can accommodate I will take people first come first served.

Shauna Shane



FentonRiver Studio, 287 Gurleyville Road, Storrs CT 06268

CPAPS Painters

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~ Salmon River ~

~ Barnes Museum ~

~ Buttonwood Farm ~

~ Ball and Socket Arts ~