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WHAT:     Natural World Observed 2009

WHERE:  Tweed Museum of Art
                   University of Minnesota Duluth

WHEN:    September 29 – December 20, 2009
                  Reception, Friday, October 9th, 2- 4 p.m.


The exhibition comprises selected by the signature members of the National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painters documenting every region of the country from sea to shining sea in plein air and studio painting and drawing.


The National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painters was founded in 1991 in Washington DC. As professional artists, NAPPAP members are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence of aesthetics and craftsmanship in their work set by the historical standards in this genre. In addition the members endeavor to respect their fellow artists and their work, avoiding unjust criticisms, actions or comments designed to harm their artistic standing or work and willing share their knowledge and provide encouragement to their fellow artists as well as collectors.

NAPPAP Contact Deborah Chapin


Artists: Michael Bagdonas, Jill Carver, Deborah Chapin, Mary Ekroos, Fran Ellisor, Kaye Franklin, Debra Groesser, David Lussier, Jeanne Mackenzie, Timothy Mayhew, Rick McClure, Richard McDaniel, Larry Moore, Ned Mueller, Bob Rohm, Grace Schlesier, Pam Simpson, James Trigg, Karen Vance, Dawn Whitelaw.


A copy of the 80-page color catalog documenting the artworks and the artist’s experience and artwork along with bio essays and an article on the Tweed Museum of Art and its educational programs, is available through the NAPPAP at



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