August 26-29, 2020
Kekionga Plein Air Event 

Event Calendar

August 26-29, 2020

Times will be posted as they become available.

Wednesday, August 26 -

Pre-event activities

Nancie King Mertz and John Lasater at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Nocturnal Paint Out at the Landing.

Thursday, August 27-

Registration/check-in and stamping

Kekionga preview exhibit and sale.

Friday, August 28 -

Registration/check-in and stamping

Taste of the Arts Festival- evening

Quick Draw Competition and Awards

Saturday, August 29 -

Registration/check-in and stamping

Taste of the Arts Festival - all-day

Submit paintings for competition

Judging - Awards - Sale

Additional Artists Information will be available before event.

Month of Plein Air, August 2020

August 6-30, Artlink. "Moments: The Plein Air Movement,"

featuring Brienne Brown, John Lasater, and Nancie King Mertz.

Thursday, August 6 - Artlink. Opening "Moments,"

with Brienne Brown and Nancie King Mertz.

Thursday, August 13- Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Second Thursday event. In and Out Plein Air Painting with local artists. It's a party on the patio. Artlink exhibition open. Taste of the Arts promotion.

Saturday, August 22 -

Farmers Market. FWAG Pop-Up with plein air artists on site. Taste of the Arts and Kekionga Plein Air Event Promotion. People's Choice Penny Vote. 

Wednesday, August 26 -

FWMoA and Landing. Pre-Registration activities. Nancie King Mertz and John Lasater presentations. Nocturnal Paint Out at the Landing.

Thursday, August 27 - Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park. FWAG presents Kekionga preview exhibit and sale. VIP hour followed by public sale. Taste of the Arts promotion.

Friday, August 28 - Arts Campus, Taste of the Arts Festival. Quick Draw competition and awards.

Saturday, August 29 - Arts Campus. Taste of the Arts Festival and Kekionga Plein Air Event. People's Choice voting, competition judging, awards, and wet paint sale. Artlink: gallery talks by Brienne Brown and John Lasater.

Sunday, August 30 - Artlink exhibition ends.


ph: 260-437-2187

P O Box 13437, Fort Wayne, IN


Pre-Registration: $35.00     08/20/2020

On- Site Registration:   $40.00     08/27/2020 - 08/29/2020

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.

Best of Show Award and

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Purchase Award Winner

Alan Larkin

        Plein Air Competition        

Daniel Bourbonnais
Mike Millis
Margaret Robison
Dan Woodson

     People's choice        

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

          Purchase awards             

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

Quick Draw Competition

First Place: John Kelty

Quick Draw Competition

 Second Place: Kerry Shaw

Quick Draw Competition

Third Place: Tim Swagerle

Quick Draw Competition

Merit: Deana Harvey

Quick Draw Competition

Merit: Tammy Hyndman

2019 Sponsors

The Fort Wayne Artists Guild is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization formed to promote interest in the fine arts, to further members’ artistic knowledge, and to encourage fellowship among members of the Guild and the arts community at large.

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P.O. Box 1347 Fort Wayne, IN 46869-3437

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