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.


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

Month of Plein Air 2020 

August 6-30

Artlink exhibition, “Moments: The Plein: Air Movement,” featuring three nationally acclaimed plein air artists: John Lasater,

Nancie King Mertz and Brienne Brown.

Thursday, August 6  

“Moments: The Plein Air Movement,” Artlink Opening

with Nancie King Mertz and Brienne Brown in attendance.

Thursday, August 13  

In and Out Plein Air Event with local artists at Fort Wayne Museum of Art,

Second Thursday event. Artlink exhibition open.  It’s a party on the patio. Taste of the Arts promotion.  Penny Vote for People’s Choice Award.

Saturday, August 22  

FWAG Pop Up and Plein Air painters at Farmer’s Market promoting Kekionga Plein Air Event and Taste of the Arts. Penny Vote for People’s Choice Award.

Wednesday, August 26 

Nancie King Mertz and John Lasater presentations talks/demos hosted by FWMoA, Kekionga Pre-Registration Event.  Nocturnal Paint Out at The Landing.

Thursday, August 27  

FWAG presents a Kekionga Plein Air preview art exhibit and sale at Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park; VIP hour followed by public sale. 

Taste of the Arts promotion.

Friday, August 28  

Taste of the Arts; Quick Draw event, judging and awards 6-10 pm.

Saturday, August 29  

People’s Choice voting Competition, gallery talks at Artlink by John Lasater, Nancie King Mertz and Brienne Brown during the day, competition judging, awards, and wet paint sale 10-7 pm.

Sunday August 30 – Artlink exhibition ends.

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

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