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Join us for

June 8 –15, 2024

165 plein air artists roam our charming city of Cedarburg and areas in Ozaukee County capturing favorite historical structures, coffee shops and the picturesque countryside. Artists from all over work with oils, watercolors, pastels and more. Plein Air: A Paint Cedarburg Event is nationally recognized as the largest gathering of artists in Wisconsin. Artists leave the comforts of their studios and spend 6 days painting outside…rain or shine. The public is encouraged to interact with the artists as they work and watch as their paintings come to life!

Get out of
your comfort zone!

  • Challenge yourself and take your art to the next level. 

  • Enjoy the comradery of fellow artists and experience the challenge of working in different conditions outdoors

  • Over $8,000 in prizes awarded every year

  • Be a part of Wisconsin's largest gathering of plein air artists

  • You'll have the chance to show and sell your work at the Cedarburg Cultural Center (CCC)

  • Appreciate and support the process, talent and courage it takes to participate!

ARTIST INFORMATION & RESOURCES
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Make the most of your
Plein Air: Paint Cedarburg Event experience.

Space is limited and this event is open to the first 165 artists who register.
 

Registration for 2024 is open from January 15 until May 31

artist information and resources

2024

AWARDS

Our Main Event in 2024

Presented Friday, June 14 at 2:00pm 
(following the Artists’ Choice voting)
Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg

BEST OF SHOW

$3,000

Purchase award Cedarburg Art Museum,
sponsored by Ozaukee Bank’s Gift to the Future Fund

2nd Place

$1,000

3rd Place

$500

(4) Honorable Mentions

$250 value each

 

Sponsored by Blick Art Materials 

and Jack Richeson & Co.

BEST OF THE CITY OF CEDARBURG:

SANDRA MCCUTCHEON PAPE

1st Place • $500 

2nd Place • $300

3rd Place • $150

(3) Honorable Mentions • $50 each

PAINT THE LAKE

1st Place • $500

Sponsored by Bridget and Matt Deloge
& Katherine 
de Shazer

2nd Place • $300

(2) Honorable Mentions • $50 each

Sponsored by Robert Powell

NOCTURNE

1st Place • $300

2nd Place • $100

(2) Honorable Mentions • $50 each

ARTISTS CHOICE

1st Place • $300

2nd Place • $200

Each artist may only win one of the above awards with the exception of the Artists Choice Award.
Artists awarded more than $550 must complete a federal form W-9 prior to receiving the cash.

Awards and main event
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Our community loves watching you work, and buying images of their favorite local shops, mills, waterways, historic homes and buildings, gardens and restaurants! Your sheer presence creates the vibe that sells artwork and makes our event so memorable. Thank you!

We love that you’re here!

What people are saying about Paint Cedarburg…

“What helps set Cedarburg apart from other events is the scale of it all. From the number of artists to the volunteers and the buyers, when this show comes together at the end of the week it is a true spectacle. The beauty of such a large event lies in its coordination and dedication to the fine arts.”

— NATHAN BRANDNER

2023 Event Schedule

2024 PLEIN AIR: A PAINT
CEDARBURG EVENT SCHEDULE

JUNE 2024

06

THURSDAY

Teresa, WI on Judge Todd Schabel's farm

Structures and Light: On the Farm

Workshop

Workshop allows a maximum of 10 artists.

Fee: $125

https://schabelfineart.com/workshop

FRIDAY

07

Cedar Creek Park in Cedarburg, WI

Painting the Essence of Cedarburg

Workshop

Workshop allows a maximum of 16 artists.

Fee:$120

https://www.steveputtrich.com/watercolor-workshops/pleinaircedarburg

SATURDAY

08

8:00 AM to noon

CAM

Welcome to Plein Air:
A Paint Cedarburg Event

Check-in & Stamping

Check-in and get your canvases stamped. See the 2024 Artist Handbook for 
more information when available

SUNDAY

09

8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

CAM

Check-in & Stamping

Check-in and canvas stamping available

2:00 PM to

3:00 PM

CCH

Fresh! 

Artists set up easels to sell

3:00 PM to

5:00 PM

CCH

from Cedarburg

First public sale of 2024

plein air paintings on the lawn of Cedarburg City Hall. If it rains, go to the gymnasium at Cedarburg Community Center

10

MONDAY

8:00 AM to

10:00 AM

CAM

Check-in & Stamping

Check-in and canvas stamping available

6:00 PM to

7:00 PM

WHI

Artists Social

Hangout and get to know other Plein air artists and network

TUESDAY

11

8:00 AM to

10:00 AM

CAM

Check-in & Stamping

Check-in and canvas stamping available

6pm to 7pm

WHI

Artists Social

Enjoy mingling with fellow plein air artists and network

WEDNESDAY

12

8am to 10am

CAM

Check-in & Stamping

Last day to check-in and get canvases stamped.

6pm to 8pm

AOJ

Artists Social

Enjoy a complimentary drink Cedar Creek-side with other artists

THURSDAY

13

8am to 11am

CCC

Painting Drop-off

2:00 to 7:00pm

CCC

Judging

Let the judging begin! Closed to the artists and the public

3pm to 5pm

CAM

Artists Soireé

Enjoy mingling with fellow artists, network and have fun. It’s a party after all! Dress is casual.

FRIDAY

14

2:00pm

CCC

CCC

Award Winners

Announced

2:00pm to 5:00pm

CCC

Collectors Invitational 

Collectors are invited to enjoy coffee and the chance to acquire plein art before it is open to the public

5:00pm to 8:00pm

CCC

Public Opening Party &

Gallery Sales 

The general public is invited to enjoy the work of Paint Cedarburg participants and purchase some original art to take home

Vote for your favorite!

Artists Choice Voting

noon to 1:30pm

15

SATURDAY

10am to 5pm

CCC

Public Gallery Sales Continue 

Last chance for the public to purchase plein art from Paint Cedarburg

5:00 to 6:30pm

CCC

Painting Pickup

All participating artists are expected to pick up their wonderful work at this time

5:00 to 7:00pm

CCC

Plein air in
Cedarburg 
Continues…

Artists must sign up in person to be included in this event. 

AOJ = Art of Joy • W63N664 Washington Ave

CAM = Cedarburg Art Museum • W63N675 Washington Ave

CCC = Cedarburg Cultural Center • W62N546 Washington Ave

CCH = Cedarburg City Hall • W63N645 Washington Ave

WHI = Washington House Inn • W62N573 Washington Ave

CCG = Cedarburg Community Gym • W63N641 Washington Avenue • Cedarburg, WI 53012

Volunteer Opportunies

Get involved and
help make it happen

Plein Air: Paint Cedarburg Event requires the work of dozens of volunteers like you! Become part of the creative group that makes the event happen. It’s fun and a great way to meet people in this plein community. Spouses/partners are welcome, too. Click the link on the left for 2024 volunteer opportunities. 

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 Light and Design: On the Farm
with artist judge Todd Schabel

Date: Thursday, June 6
Where: On his farm in Teresa, WI
Maximum of 10 artists
Register on the artist's website: https://schabelfineart.com/workshop
$125/person

 

Painting The Essence of Cedarburg
with participating artist Steve Puttrich

Date: Friday, June 7
Where: Cedar Creek Park, Cedarburg, WI Maximum of 16 artists.
Register on the artist's website page: https://www.steveputtrich.com/watercolor-workshops/pleinaircedarburg
$120/person
 

workshop

MEET OUR 2024 JUDGES

2023 AWARD WINNERS

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2023 BEST OF SHOW &
ARTISTS CHOICE AWARD

TODD SCHNABEL | ”In Flux and Flox“ (Oil)

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2nd PLACE
MAIN EVENT

Julio Suarez
“Sun and Wind” (Oil)
 

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3rd PLACE
MAIN EVENT

Steve Puttrich 
“Echoes of a Flowing Stream”
(Oil) 

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Honorable Mention
MAIN EVENT
Geoffrey Butz 
“In Still Waters” (Oil)

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Honorable Mention
MAIN EVENT

Cynthia Dybsky 
“Sauk Creek Nature Preserve” (Oil)

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Honorable Mention
MAIN EVENT
Troy Tatlock
“Going Garden” (Milk & Oil)

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Honorable Mention
MAIN EVENT
Kim Abbati 
“Midnight Garden, Port Washington”
(Pastel )

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1st PLACE
BEST OF CEDARBURG

James Faecke
“Nouveau” (Watercolor)

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2nd PLACE
BEST OF CEDARBURG

David R. Becker
“Cedar Creek Store” (Watercolor/Gouache)

3rd PLACE
BEST OF CEDARBURG

Stephen Wysocki 
“Higher Power (Saint Nicholas)” (Oil)

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HONORABLE MENTION
BEST OF CEDARBURG

Jack Schnable
“Cedarburg Mill” (Oil)

HONORABLE MENTION
BEST OF CEDARBURG

Katie Christon
“Crossing for Coffee” (Oil)

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HONORABLE MENTION
BEST OF CEDARBURG

Sarah Schaller 
“Made in Milwaukee” (Oil)

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1st PLACE
PAINT THE LAKE

LuAnn Widergren 
“Harbor Mates” (Oil)

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HONORABLE MENTION
PAINT THE LAKE

Bunnie Werth
““Cliffside” Upper Lake  Park Port Washington” (Mixed Media)

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1st PLACE
NOCTURNE

Andrew Linden
No Fire Tonight” (Watercolor)

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HONORABLE MENTION
N
OCTURNE
Alan Eickberg 
“All Is Quiet” (Oil)

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2nd PLACE
PAINT THE LAKE

Bethann Moran-Handzlik
Light on the Cliffs” (Oil)

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HONORABLE MENTION
PAINT THE LAKE

Chris Behrs
“Lone Sentinel” (Pastel)

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2nd PLACE
NOCTURNE

Tom Smith
“Popcorn” (
Oil)

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HONORABLE MENTION
NOCT
URNE
Tom Linden 
“Quiet Night” (Oil)

ARTIST'S CHOICE
Steve Puttrich
“Yellow House” (Oil)

2023 Award Winners
Sponsors
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