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

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