Eric Rhoads interviews JR Baldini, Executive Director of the International Plein Air Painters (IPAP) organization in this week’s PleinAir Podcast. Discover how IPAP members manage to stay tightknit, despite the group’s size and varying locations.
Baldini also shares how 9/11 influenced the beginning of IPAP and how the border presented a problem for her while doing business outside of Canada, and much more.
“Plein air is really the only type of painting I’m interested in personally,” Balidini says. She goes on to tell us about a workshop she leads with a clinical psychologist on Monhegan Island: “We’re not looking to teach someone how to draw a tree … we’re looking to give people the confidence to use their creativity and to encourage them to use their creativity through their filters instead of trying to fix themselves because of all the things they’ve learned in their life … and I don’t think there’s any better way to do that other than being out in the atmosphere.”
About IPAP: IPAP is a blanket organization created for the sole purpose of advancing the execution and enjoyment of plein air painting without the restrictions and limitations of borders or regions. Membership is restricted to plein air painters, those serious to learn about plein air painting, and those who wish to be benefactors advancing the plein air movement. (http://i-p-a-p.com/)
Bonus: This week’s PleinAir Podcast includes a Marketing Minute!
Eric Rhoads, author of Make More Money Selling Your Art, explains:
• The best way to approach and get representation from an art gallery
• Whether or not you should list the price of your paintings on your website
Listen to the PleinAir Podcast with Eric Rhoads and JR Baldini here:
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Upcoming travel and art events with Streamline Publishing:
- September 22-29, 2019: Fall Color Week: Ghost Ranch (sold out – sign up for the waiting list!)
- October 11-19, 2019: Fine Art Connoisseur Art Trip to France
- November 10-13, 2019: Figurative Art Convention & Expo
- May 2-6, 2020: The 9th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo