GO Paint! Chippewa Valley 2022
Explore the celebration of the flora, fauna, and folks of the Chippewa Valley captured by this spring's GO Paint! artists. This plein air exhibit showcases paintings made in Augusta, Cornell, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Durand, and Nelson, Wisconsin.
THE ART OF GO PAINT! SPRING 2022
5-Day Plein Air Paint Festival
Currently on exhibit until August 17
In the Brady & Jeanne Foust Gallery
Celebrate the flora, fauna, and folks of the Chippewa Valley depicted by this Spring’s GO Paint! artists. This Plein air art exhibit displays paintings within a 10-mile radius of the Eau Claire & Chippewa Rivers between Augusta, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Durand, and Nelson, Wisconsin.
Artist Statements and Bios
Statements and biographies are written by the individual artists and are published with their permission. The views expressed are their own. All artwork pricing is set by the artist and is non-negotiable and non-refundable. All artwork sales are by commission with Pablo Center at the Confluence. Your purchase supports our endeavors to present quality visual arts programming that is free and open to the public. Thank you.
AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT AND COMMENTARY BY BETH STODDARD
- Best of Show: Derek T. Davis - "Summer Arrival, 2022"
- First Place: Anders Shafer - "Waterwheel Rod + Gun Park"
- Second Place: Wendy Schaefer-Miles & Kevin Miles - "Leinenkugels on the Banks of Duncan Creek"
- Third Place: Jan Balow - "North Crossing"
- Best River: Randy Palmer - "Rise and Shine, 2022"
- Best of Pablo Center: Jan Balow - "Confluence"
(In no particular order)
- Trevor Knapp - "Old Apples"
- Barbara Shafer - "On the Chippewa"
- Cari Raynae Jacobson - "Jacks Awnings"
- Kevin D. Miles - "Path at River Prairie"
GO Paint! Chippewa Valley painters race to paint the flora, fauna, and folks of nearby Phoenix Park and the surrounding confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers in only 2 hours.
Adult Quick Paint Award Winners
- Best of Show - Randy Palmer
- First Place - Richard Abraham
- Second Place - Trevor Knapp
- Third Place - Brea Blankenfeld
Young Chippewa Valley painters raced to paint the flora, fauna, and folks of nearby Phoenix Park and the surrounding confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers in only 1 hour.
Youth Quick Paint Award Winners: Grades 1 - 5
- First Place - Henry, 6-year-old from Eau Claire
- Second Place - June, 10-year-old from Eau Claire
- Third Place - Aaron, 7-year-old from Chippewa Falls
Youth Quick Paint Award Winners: Grades 6 - 8
- First Place - Anna, 13-year-old from Eau Claire
- Second Place - Ada, 13-year-old from Eau Claire
- Third Place - Rue, 13-year-old from Eau Claire
Youth Quick Paint Award Winners: Grades 9 -12
- First Place - Lillian, 14-year-old from Eau Claire
- Second Place - Meredith, 15-year-old from Mt. Horeb
Jean Accola has been a painter most of her life. In 1980 she moved to rural Western Wisconsin where she lived a creative life with her musician husband and two children.
In 1985 she opened the Accola Gallery in Durand WI, where she continues to work and exhibit. She has studied with many influential artists which helped her establish her skills in watercolor, oil, and acrylic. Jean Accola founded the Fresh Art Tour in 1998 and the GO Paint! Plein Air painting event in 2013 and is now looking forward to years of “just painting”.
Michael Olive lives and paints in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, traveling regionally to plein air painting competitions. Michael was educated at UW-Milwaukee, having received an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing, with a minor in Art History.
His work is hung in private, corporate, government and museum collections, with many of his paintings having been included in both group shows and solo exhibitions. He was a featured artist on Public Television’s “Dan Small’s Outdoor Wisconsin.”
Artist Statement: There’s just something wild about Plein Air painting; It’s an adventure, it’s challenging and totally unpredictable at times. I enjoy the wandering search for a dramatic cityscape. When people view my oil paintings, I’d like them to recognize they are present in the places I paint, experiencing a sense of time through light. Always hoping to find some scenic essence, I paint in a way that reduces the details and heightens the sense of color and light. My studio work is also an extension of this process, incorporating my reference photography.
Interested in a work of art exhibited in one of our virtual galleries or exhibits? It may be available for purchase. To purchase a work of art, contact Rose, our Assitant Director of Artistic Programming.
All artwork pricing is set by the artists and is non-negotiable and non-refundable. All artwork sales are by commission with Pablo Center at the Confluence. Your purchase supports our endeavors to present quality visual art programming that is free and open to the public.