Sunday, February 23, 2014

Friends of Adams Farm to Host 3rd Annual Plein Air Paint Out on Saturday, September 6, 2014

Distinguished landscape artist and curator T.A. Charron to be guest juror.

Winners of the 2013 Adams Farm Plein Air Paint Out
Announcing the 3rd Annual Plein Air Paint Out to benefit Adams Farm in Walpole, MA.  The Paint Out will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 10 am to 5 pm and is open to all artists using any painting medium (Pastel, Oils, Acrylic, Watercolor).  Last year’s event, which saw twice the participation of the inaugural event in 2012, was judged by Walpole native and renowned artist Robert Douglas Hunter.  Bob awarded the first place ribbon and a cash prize to Brad Allen, a watercolorist from Walpole, MA.  His award-winning painting depicted horses and riders from the Norfolk Hunt Club galloping up to the iconic red barn.  Second place went to T.A. Charron of Attleboro, MA, and third place was awarded to Betsy Payne Cooke of Mashpee, MA.  Last year’s second-place winner Kim Morin Weineck of North Attleboro, MA, and Joanne Willoughby of Norfolk, MA, both earned honorable mentions for their pastels of colorful flowers in the Community Garden.

“I’m really looking forward to this year’s Paint Out and anticipate a full capacity event,” said JT Harding, event organizer and East Walpole resident.  “Word is spreading fast about this fun and charitable day.”  Our 2014 guest juror will be Attleboro, MA, resident T.A. ‘Ted’ Charron.  Last year’s second place winner, Ted is an accomplished landscape painter and a curator of the Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, MA.  He will award both ribbons and prize money to the artists whose paintings best capture the spirit of Adams Farm.  In addition, the first-place artist will receive a one-year family membership to the Friends of Adams Farm (FOAF), and their painting will be featured prominently in the FOAF quarterly newsletter and in promotional materials for next year’s Paint Out. For visitors, Mr. Charron will also be conducting a Plein Air painting demonstration. The demo will be held from 1-4 pm and is a great way to see and learn firsthand how a landscape painter thinks about, and executes a painting.

“If the turnout at last year’s Paint Out is any indication, we’d expect the number of artists registering for the 2014 Paint Out to quickly reach the limit of 40 participants.” said FOAF Board Member Yvette Morrill.  “We would be thrilled with a large turnout, introducing more artists to the Farm and providing more financial support for FOAF activities.”

Participating artists are required to pre-register and download registration forms at the event’s official blog: http://adamsfarmpaintout.blogspot.com/.  Registration forms and entry fees should be mailed to the Friends of Adams Farm, 2014 Plein Air Paint Out, P.O. Box 725, Walpole, MA  02081.

Event Information
2014 Adams Farm Plein Air Paint Out
Saturday, September 6, 2014 (Rain Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014)
999 North St.
Walpole, MA  02081
10 am – 5 pm

For more information contact: JT Harding
Phone: 508-404-5883
Email: jt@jtharding.com

About The Friends of Adams Farm (FOAF):

The Friends of Adams Farm is a group of area residents dedicated to preserving the idyllic environment that is Adams Farm for future generations to enjoy.  Working closely with the Adams Farm Committee (a 7-member committee appointed by the town to oversee the Farm) and the Walpole Selectmen, FOAF raises money to fund the maintenance and enhancement of the Farm property. FOAF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation with a current membership of over 350 families.
For more information visit www.adams-farm.com

About JT Harding:
JT Harding is an American-born representational painter.  Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he now resides in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts.  Harding is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the Portrait Society of America, the North River Arts Society, and is an Associate member of the Guild of Boston Artists.  The Cape Cod Art Association selected him for their Artist-in-Residence program, and his work has been juried into several prestigious exhibits sponsored by The Copley Society and The Guild of Boston Artists.  His original paintings and commissioned works hang in many private and corporate collections in the U.S. and in England.  For more information, visit his website at www.jtharding.comwww.jtharding.com/


About T.A. Charron:
Artist and curator, T. A. Charron is a native New Englander. Charron was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and was brought up on his grandparent’s farm, in South Attleboro, Massachusetts. Charron studied with painters Norman Baer, Walter Marks and Murray Wentworth, at the Art Institute of Boston and graduated in 1972. He did additional studies in sculpture at Providence College and with sculptor Veryl Goodnight and stone lithography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. He has studied with some of North America’s prominent artists; portrait painter Daniel E. Greene, Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman, watercolorist Nita Engle and Boston School eminent senior member Robert Douglas Hunter. For more information, visit www.tacharron.com

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friends of Adams Farm to Host 2nd Annual Plein Air Paint Out on September 7, 2013

Ad appearing in 7/17 edition of Plein Air Magazine's eNewsletter.
Walpole resident and distinguished artist Robert Douglas Hunter to be guest juror.

East Walpole, MA -- Announcing the 2nd Annual Plein Air Paint Out to benefit Adams Farm in Walpole, MA.  The Paint Out is open to all artists using any painting medium (Pastel, Oils, Acrylic, Watercolor) and will take place Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 10 am to 5 pm.  Last year’s inaugural event was a big hit and was judged by Walpole native and renowned artist William (Bill) St. George.  St. George awarded the first place ribbon and a cash prize to Dianne Panarelli Miller of Abington, MA.  He also filmed the event and aired it on his show on Walpole Community Television.  This year, Bill will be participating as one of the artists.

“I’m really looking forward to this year’s Paint Out and anticipate an even larger turnout,” said JT Harding, event organizer and East Walpole resident.  “The event is being covered by local and national media, and word is spreading fast about this fun and charitable day.”  This year’s guest juror will be Walpole resident Robert Douglas Hunter.  Hunter is a well-known artist and distinguished member of the Guild of Boston Artists.  He will award both ribbons and prize money to the artists whose paintings best capture the spirit of Adams Farm.  In addition, the first-place artist will receive a one-year family membership to Adams Farm, and their painting will be featured prominently in the Friends of Adams Farm (FOAF) quarterly newsletter and in promotional materials for next year’s Paint Out.  As an added bonus, the Walpole Public Library has agreed to display all of the works created at the Paint Out for the remainder of September.

“We’re looking forward to another successful Paint Out,” said FOAF Board Member Yvette Morrill.  “In addition to raising funds for the maintenance of the Farm, it’s so inspiring to see each artist’s interpretation of the Farm and its beautiful scenery!”

Participating artists are required to pre-register and download registration forms at the event’s official blog: http://adamsfarmpaintout.blogspot.com/.  Registration forms and entry fees should be mailed to the Friends of Adams Farm, Plein Air Paint Out 2013, P.O. Box 725, Walpole, MA  02081.

Event Information
2nd Annual Plein Air Paint out at Adams Farm
Saturday, September 7, 2013 (Rain Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013)
999 North St.
Walpole, MA  02081
10 am – 5 pm

About The Friends of Adams Farm (FOAF):

The Friends of Adams Farm is a group of area residents dedicated to preserving the idyllic environment that is Adams Farm for future generations to enjoy.  Working closely with the Adams Farm Committee (a 7-member committee appointed by the town to oversee the Farm) and the Walpole Selectmen, FOAF raises money to fund the maintenance and enhancement of the Farm property. FOAF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation with a current membership of over 350 families.

For more information visit www.adams-farm.org

About JT Harding:

JT Harding is an American-born representational painter.  Originally from a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he now resides in East Walpole, Massachusetts.  Harding is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the Portrait Society of America, the North River Arts Society, and is an Associate member of the Guild of Boston Artists.  The Cape Cod Art Association selected him for their Artist-in-Residence program, and his work has been juried into several prestigious exhibits sponsored by The Copley Society and The Guild of Boston Artists.  His original paintings and commissioned works hang in many private and corporate collections in the U.S. and in England.  For more information, visit his website at www.jtharding.com

About Robert Douglas Hunter:

Robert Douglas Hunter was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1928.  In 1949 he graduated from the Vesper George School of Art. He studied with Henry Hensche, and R.H. Ives Gammell (1950-1955). He taught at the Vesper George School of Art from 1950-1983.  He also taught at the Worcester Art Museum from 1965 to 1975.  He is a member of the Copley Society of Boston, the Guild of Boston Artists, the Provincetown Art Association, and the Allied Artists of America. Hunter’s paintings are in the permanent collections of the Ackland Art Museum, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Chrysler Art Museum, the Maryhill Museum, The Michelson Museum of Art, and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. His work hangs in numerous private, educational, and corporate collections. He has a gallery wing named in his honor at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, where he appeared in his own retrospective exhibition of his paintings.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

1st Annual Paint Out a Big Success.

JT Harding (L) and Dianne Panarelli Miller (R) with her 1st place painting.
Although the turnout was smaller than expected, the 1st Annual Adams Farm Plein Air Paint Out was a big success.  We raised funds for the maintenance and enhancement of Adams Farm and awarded prize money, but the fun we had and the camaraderie among artists and spectators was priceless.  

First place winner Dianne Panarelli Miller of Abington, MA, chose a view from the Community Garden for her oil painting, imbuing a bucolic feel to the scene.  In addition to winning the grand prize money, Dianne also received a one-year membership to the Friends of Adams Farm.  Her painting has been prominently featured in the promotional materials for this year’s Paint Out as well.

For more information on the 2nd Annual Paint Out at Adams Farm, please click on the About the Event and Dates & Registration tabs.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Introducing the First Annual Adams Farm Paint Out

Irises in Bloom at Adams Farm (June 2012)
Imagine over 700 acres of farmland preserved for the enjoyment of the citizens of Walpole and the surrounding communities!  Next, envision a beautiful Red Barn and Pavilion welcoming visitors to hike, go horseback riding, bird watch, play volleyball, garden, stroll through a butterfly garden, or read a good book on a quiet bench.  

Now, think of the beauty that each New England season bestows on this land, and you can sense the possibilities of painting subject matter.

On behalf of the Friends of Adams Farm, I invite you to join me and other artists on Saturday, September 8th, 2012, for the first annual Adams Farm Plein Air Paint Out. 



Please peruse this blog to learn more about the event, and then take a moment to pre-register so we can anticipate the turnout and better communicate with you.

And, if you have any specific questions, please feel free to call or email me.

Best regards,

JT Harding
508-404-5883
jt(at)jtharding.com