HPI to host Plein Air Contest

Although Hoosier Pattern typically stays within the manufacturing lane serving a variety of industries across the board within the manufacturing realm, we think it is important to get involved with other industries to expand our knowledge and grow our minds. Hoosier Pattern is proud to announce that we are hosting a “Plein Air” Painting Contest on Friday, November 15th with the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association. Plein Air is in air quotes because typically Plein Air means an artist leaving the four walls of their studio and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. Since it’s cold out, we are bringing these artists inside the walls of HPI and having them set up their easels, break out their medium of choice and sit within the shop to paint whatever scene they see.

This is the first event of this kind at Hoosier and we were a little nervous about the turnout or if artists would even be interested in painting a “manufacturing” type scene. We set 10-12 artists as a nice goal and were elated when 16 artists signed up to participate and bring their talents to Hoosier. Artists will have the opportunity to take a tour of our facility, extract some 3D printed sand molds from the 3D sand printer, watch those molds be poured with our small on-site foundry and then pick the area of the shop they would like to paint. This contest was open to all artists and media so there will be paintings that range from oil, acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil, pastels or charcoal.

Each artist is guaranteed to have a painting bought by Hoosier Pattern and these paintings will be hung in our newly remodeled lobby for all visitors to see when they walk in the doors of HPI. In addition, there will be a first, second and third place prize given out after Hoosier Pattern employees vote on their favorites.

Keep an eye out on the blog as we will be posting the finished projects for the community to see and appreciate. We are very excited for this event and look forward to seeing what these artists create and come up with.

To learn more about the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association visit their website here: Indiana Plein Air Painters Association or their Facebook page here: IPAPA – Indiana Plein Air Painters Association | Facebook Group

As the owner of Hoosier Pattern, I/we are excited to open our doors to artists, so through your eyes, you can capture the different areas of the business footprint. We hope that this day is as rewarding to you as we are sure it will be for years to come being able to showcase your talents in our front lobby common area. We look forward to employee-wide to judge your talents soon after this event. Good Luck to each of your participating.” – Keith Gerber, Owner of Hoosier Pattern