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:  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.

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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

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.

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