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June 4 –11, 2022

Join us for Paint Cedarburg,
our annual plein air painting event.

Over 165 plein air artists roam our charming city of Cedarburg (and other designated areas in Ozaukee and Washington counties) capturing favorite historical structures, coffee shops and the picturesque countryside. Artists from all over work with oils, watercolors, pastels and more. Paint Cedarburg is nationally recognized as the largest gathering of artists in Wisconsin. Artists leave the comforts of their studios and spend 7 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!

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VOLUNTEER
OPPORTUNITES

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!

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ARTIST INFORMATION & RESOURCES
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Make the most of your Paint Cedarburg experience.

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

We are happy to say, registration is closed for 2022

and we are looking forward to another memorable event.

 

2022

AWARDS

Our Main Event

Presented Friday, June 10 at 9:30am
directly following the Artists’ Choice Voting,

Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg

BEST OF SHOW

$3000

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

2nd Place

$1000

3rd Place

$500

(4) Honorable Mentions

$250 value 

Gift certificates from Blick Art Materials and
Jack Richeson and Company

BEST OF CEDARBURG:

SANDRA MCCUTCHEON PAPE

1st Place • $500 

2nd Place • $300

3rd Place • $150

PAINT THE LAKE

1st Place • $500

Sponsored by Bridget and Matt Deloge
& Katherine 
de Shazer

2nd Place • $300

Sponsored by Robert Powell

NOCTURNE

1st Place • $300

ARTISTS CHOICE

1st Place • $300

2nd Place • $200

New this year!

Higher award level

New this year!

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.
 
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We love that you’re here!

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

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

2022 PAINT CEDARBURG EVENT SCHEDULE

JUNE 2022

2pm to 9pm

AFF

Plein Air Painting Workshop
with Andy Fletcher

Join our Paint Cedarburg judge, Andy Fletcher for a plein air painting workshop at his farm in Random Lake.

Space is limited to 10 people

Click here for details. 

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FRIDAY

8am to 10am

CAM

Check-in & Stamping

Check-in for the day and get your canvases stamped. See the Artist Handbook for
more information (available soon).

SATURDAY

04

8am to 10am

CAM

Check-in & Stamping

Check-in and get stamped for another day of plein air.

2:00pm to 3pm

CCH

Artists set up easels to sell

3:00pm to 5pm

CCH

from Cedarburg

First public sale of 2022

plein air paintings on the lawn of Cedarburg City Hall.

Fresh! 

SUNDAY

05

06

MONDAY

8am to 10am

CAM

Check-in & Stamping

Check-in for day three of Paint Cedarburg

6pm to 7pm

WHI

Artists Social

Enjoy mingling with fellow Plein air artists and network

8am to 10am

CAM

Check-in & Stamping

Check-in and for day four of Paint Cedarburg

6pm to 7pm

WHI

Artists Social

Enjoy mingling with fellow plein air artists and network

TUESDAY

07

8am to 10am

CAM

Check-in & Stamping

Last day to check-in and get canvases stamped.

6pm to 7pm

WHI

Artists Social

Enjoy mingling with fellow Plein air artists and network

8am to 11am

CCC

Painting Drop-off

Get social and connect with your peers.

2:00 to 7:00pm

CCC

Judging

Let the judging begin! Meet the 2022 Paint Cedarburg judges

WEDNESDAY

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THURSDAY

09

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

7:30am to 9am

CCC

Artists Choice Voting

Vote for your favorite!

9:05am

CCC

Award Winners

Announced to artists only

10:00am to 2:00pm

CCC

Collectors Invitational 

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

2:00pm to 9:00pm

CCC

Public Opening &

Gallery Sales 

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

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11

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. See prospectus for more information.

AFF = Andy Fletcher Farm • Random Lake, WI

CAM = Cedarburg Art Museum • W63 N675 Washington Ave

CCH = Cedarburg City Hall • W63 N645 Washington Ave

CCC = Cedarburg Cultural Center • W62 N546 Washington Ave

WHI = Washington House Inn • W62 N573 Washington Ave

 

2021 AWARD WINNERS

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SMPape Paint the Lake Award James Faecke C-12.jpg
SMPape Best of Cedarburg Award Bethann Moran-Handzlik B-19.jpg
SMPape 3rd Place Bob Beck D-10.jpg
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Special Plein Air Workshop
JUNE 3, 2022

Plein Air painting workshop with Andy Fletcher at his farm in Random Lake, WI. The day begins with a 1-1.5 hour demo. Then participants will choose their own location on Andy’s farm to begin painting. There will be a dinner break from 5:30pm to 6:00pm. After dinner participants can enjoy painting the evening light from 9 -10 pm. Your experience will end with a review of the day’s work. Andy will provide individual feedback during the workshop.

 

Fee: $150 per person, maximum number of participants is 10.

Directions to the farm and material/supply list will be provided upon approved registration. 

 
 

MEET OUR

ESTEEMED  JUDGES

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Andy Fletcher is a full-time, artist married to still-life painter, Katie Musolff. Together they live on their farm north of Milwaukee in Random Lake, WI. Andy has paintings in pretty much every major city in this country, has won numerous awards (which he gives to his Grandma), and enjoys a solid reputation as one of the top American landscape painters today. 

His paintings are traditional plein air and studio work and never involve the use of photography. Fletcher’s work is thoughtful and evokes the simple beauty of rural, American landscapes. Often painting farms and historic houses, standing starkly against moody skyscapes. He uses color to draw sensations of nostalgia from viewers. His distinctive work emulates life on a family farm. 

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Milwaukee artist, Shelby Keefe paints in a bold, representational style. After local and regional successes, she became noticed nationally, having been published in Southwest Art and Plein Air Magazines- — both being honored as the cover artist. A consistent award winner, Shelby has participated in museum shows, top-tiered plein air competitions and as well as teaching workshops around the country and has been on the faculty of many Plein Air Conventions. Shelby is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and American Women Artists. Shelby is represented in Door County, WI by Fine Line Designs, in Santa Fe, NM by Meyer Gallery, and in Crested Butte and Telluride, CO.

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Architect, Tom Kubala, not only lives here in Cedarburg, but his company, Kubala Washatko Architects, is located here, too. Although Tom’s holistic architectural designs are world-renowned, perhaps you’re unaware that this quiet, unassuming man is also a talented painter. Like many painters, Tom started dabbling with a paintbrush when he was a young child and, by his own admission, this fascination with drawing and painting never left him. Plein air painting is something from which he derives great pleasure. Watercolor is his medium of choice – because it’s simple and very portable.

Walking to work every day as he does, gives Tom plenty of opportunity observe the play of light and shadow on a neighbor’s garden at different times of the day, a crumbling stone wall, sparkling sunlight on water, and the way Wisconsin weather creates an ever-changing backdrop for it all. His award-winning work captures thoughtful moments in time of his surroundings and the mastery of the medium. Tom’s work is frequently exhibited at the Cedarburg Cultural Center and can also be found at The Pink Llama Gallery, as well as other galleries in the area and across the country. 

Interactive map

We hope this interactive map helps you find your way during the event.
Try clicking on the markers, zooming, scrolling and searching. 
A printable map will be available soon.

 
 

Sponsorship

Watch for a listing of our extraordinary sponsors or
sign up to sponsor Paint 
Cedarburg now!
 

Silver $50-$249  

Benefits: Online presence (Website, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and Logo listed on poster place prominently next to stage throughout the event.

 

Gold $250-$999  

Benefits: Online presence (Website, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) AND printed material, event signage, and logo on stage banner prominently place on stage during event.

Platinum $1,000 and over  

Benefits: Online presence (Website, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) AND printed material, event signage, logo on stage banner prominently place on stage during event AND your logo on the Washington Street Banner.

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Thanks for submitting!

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Get involved and
help make it happen

Paint Cedarburg requires the work of dozens of volunteers like you! Become part of the creative group that makes the event happen—sign up will be here.

Do you have a few hours?
Please consider signing up to volunteer for the Paint Cedarburg event. There are many very easy, simple, and really fun jobs that only require 1-2 hours of your time.
Work with other artists and art collectors.

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