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Kekionga Plein Air Event
August 25 - 28, 2021


Community Artists Program - Top Five

Amy Clark, Cameron Diehm, Drece Guy, Angie Brooks and Guy Mars

Quick Draw - Top Five

Donna Shortt, Rachel Dowd, Thomas DeSomer,

Heidi Malott and Roddy Dammeyer

Fort Wayne Museum of Art Prize

Donna Shortt

West Central Neighborhood Association Prizes

Carleen O’Conner Rivera and Rachel Dowd

Purchase Awards Sheridan Court - 719 Union - Wendy Fleury

1029 West Wayne Street - Fran Mangino

1026 West Berry - Carleen O'Conner Rivera

821 West Berry Street - Susan Ritter

Brotherhood Mutual - Jeffrey Baumgartner

Best of Show - Top Five

Thomas DeSomer, Susan Ritter, Donna Shortt,

Gwen Gutwein and Alan Larkin

Month of Plein Air 2021
July 29 - August 29 
Thurs., July 29

Artlink Exhibition Opens: "Moments: The Plein Air Movement" featuring Jill Stefani Wagner, Ray Hassard, and Steve Puttrich. Thurs. 10AM-8PM, Fri. & Sat. 10AM-6PM, Sun. 12-5PM

Thurs., August 12

In and Out Plein Air Event at Fort Wayne Museum of Art. 5-8PM

Sat., August 21

FWAG Pop-up. Community Artists Program and Plein Air Painters, YLNI Farmer's Market, Barr Street. 9AM-1PM

Mon.- Tues., August 23-24

Steve Puttrich Workshop: "Sharpening your Plein Air Tools"


Wed., August 25

Artists talks/demos featuring Jill Stephani Wagner and Ray Hassard. Fort Wayne Museum of Art. 10AM-1PM and 2-5PM

Nocturnal Paint-out at The Landing. Live music.7-10PM

Thurs., August 26

Kekionga Plein Air Event Exhibit and Sale, Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park. Live music and refreshments. 5-8PM.

Sat., August 28

Kekionga Plein Air Event at Taste of the Arts, Berry and Barr. 

Artlink meet and greet with features artists. Community Artists Program Exhibit and Sale, Quick Draw, Kekionga Judging and Awards. Wet-Paint Sale. 10AM-7PM

Sun., August 29

Artlink Exhibition ends.

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The Fort Wayne Artists Guild would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the participants in our Kekionga Plein Air Event in conjunction with the Taste of the Arts Festival in Fort Wayne. We had a great time with 55 registrants painting in Allen County. We were featured on the front page of the Journal Gazette on Friday and the front page of the metro section on Sunday. It was a beautiful three days of painting. Thank you again for joining us.

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Best of Show Award and

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Purchase Award Winner

Alan Larkin

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Daniel Bourbonnais
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Mike Millis
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Margaret Robison
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Dan Woodson

     2019 People's choice 

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Choice in location of painting was determined by the people at the opening of Fort Wayne's newest Promenade Park in August. Gwen's painting was chosen from the group of paintings of our historic Fort Wayne by the judge.

Gwen Gutwein

        2019 Purchase awards             

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Fran Mangino
Painting of St. John the Baptist Church
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Kerry Shaw
Painting of Lindi's Eatery
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John C. Kelty
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Alan Larkin
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Brad Fields
Saint Francis Chapel
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Quick Draw participants
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Quick Draw Competition

First Place: John Kelty

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Quick Draw Competition

 Second Place: Kerry Shaw

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Quick Draw Competition

Third Place: Tim Swagerle

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Quick Draw Competition

Merit: Deana Harvey

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Quick Draw Competition

Merit: Tammy Hyndman

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