Paul Bergquist is one of the artists pictured on an official Cedarburg postcard.

Painters who show up in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, for the 15th annual Cedarburg Plein Air event in June will be able to send home professional postcards to their friends and family that depict their job and passion. 

 The postcards capture artists, such as Lori Beringer, at work during Plein Air Cedarburg.

The Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce recently released five official city postcards depicting plein air artists at work in the town. Featured on the postcards are artists Paul Bergquist, Lori Beringer, Shelby Keefe, Mike Nielson, and Jason Sacran. 

 Mike Nielson on an official Cedarburg postcard.

“Plein air painting is part of the fabric of the community,” says Renira Pachuta, the tourism coordinator for the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. “Plein air has become so large over the last few years that we decided we would do a plein air series. We had great photos from the event, so we picked out what we thought were the five most stunning photos.”

 2013 PleinAir Salon Grand Prize winner Shelby Keefe is the subject of one card.

Pachuta emphasizes the work the Cedarburg Artists’ Guild has done to connect painters with the community, both in the large event that gets national attention, and other activities that involve the public and local artists. She says the Chamber plans on selling the postcards until they run out — and then they may print different ones along the same lines. The mementos may prove popular, especially during Plein Air Cedarburg. The price is certainly right.

 Jason Sacran graces the front of another postcard issued by the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce.

“They are $2 a set,” says Pachuta. “I’d say that’s pretty darn reasonable.”

3 COMMENTS

  1. Sure to be a magnificent exhibit. FYI that’s Palazzo Strozzi (with an R) ooops. Great old Palazzo owned by a rival to the Medici’s.

    Please do an article on the Machiaioli sometime– less known 19th century group of Italian painters, but beautiful plein air pieces–mostly in the Pitti Palace in Florence.

  2. Good evening,

    I’m a member of a Deployed Chaplain support Team who puts together boxes of support for deployed Chaplains. One thing that is greatly appreciated are postcards and images to send over seas to them, so they can share beautiful images of home to decorate their barracks.

    I was wondering if you had any left over cards from past events that you would be willing to donate? In case you are, here is my address:

    Dina Sweeny
    12900 308th St
    Battle Ground, WA 98604

    Thank you for your kind consideration.
    Kindest Regards,
    Dina Sweeny

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