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Raising the Roof

Pennsylvania artist Julie Riker had the unique opportunity to paint a barn raising and to document the event with her art. This really was history!

Rocky Mountain High

Several world-class artist members of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters recently gave their time to help foster the younger generation of plein air artists near Moose, Wyoming.

OPPORTUNITY: Bethany Beach this Fall

The second annual Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Plein Air event is a little-known but ripe opportunity for outdoor painters this fall. With nearly $2,000 in total prizes along with fresh coastal views, this event could be worth your consideration.

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The Island Life

Well-known painter Mark Fehlman has been heating up Debra Huse Gallery in Newport Beach, California, this July with demos and a solo exhibition that evokes “the island life.” I can hear the steel drums from here!

Hudson’s Atmospheric Impressions

PleinAir Salon Grand Prize winner Kathleen B. Hudson has a stellar solo exhibition of her newest oils on view now at the Artists’ Attic in Lexington, Kentucky! Will you be one of the lucky viewers?

Artists and Kids Paint Bryce Canyon National Park

I was recently invited to be a guest artist at Bryce Canyon National Park during the annual Geology Festival. It is the first time an artist has been invited to present at the event, which is sponsored by the Park Service and the Bryce Canyon Natural History Association. It was my hope that my visit might kick-start a permanent artist-in-residence program there. I think we may have succeeded.
In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews the quickly ascending Minneapolis-based artist Carl Bretzke. Throughout the interview, Rhoads and Bretzke discuss the artist's choice to retire from a medical career and pursue painting full-time, a transition that involves a number of important challenges and strategies that many artists face.

My Favorite Place to Paint: Grand Color, Grand Canal

It’s not surprising that Venice, Italy, is renowned for much more than its unique geographic location, food, and iconic gondolas. Indeed, for centuries scholars, aristocrats, royalty, and — of course — artists have all become enamored with the jewel-like colors that dance off the city’s canals and pastel-colored buildings.

Decked! With Donald

Well-known painter Donald Neff recently found himself aboard an Alaskan cruise ship for the fourth time, with a slightly different set of priorities than touring and sightseeing: painting en plein air. His results?

65 Years of Painting

As part of its Artist Lecture Series, the Seven Bridges Foundation in Greenwich, Connecticut, will soon be hosting one of America’s leading figure, portrait, and still life painters and one of the world’s most renowned pastelists. He has perfected his craft for over 65 years, and you don’t want to miss hearing him detail his artistic odyssey.
A beautiful array of fresh landscape paintings by this female master is hanging through August 1 in an esteemed Colorado gallery. Will you be a lucky viewer?

Results from Jefferson

A juried group of around 30 artists set out to capture historic buildings, churches, and the Rock and Crawfish rivers in Jefferson, Wisconsin, in June for a friendly plein air competition. Who did judges William A. Suys, Jr., Paula Swaydan-Gredel, and Terrence Coffman favor?

Burgeoning Lakeside

Details are only just beginning to emerge from Lakeside, Ohio, surrounding a tantalizing Invitational Plein Air Festival on the shores of Lake Erie in August 2018. What do we know now? Find out here.

Artists Win Big in Maryland

Artists of the 9th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air event weren’t the only ones winning big between June 19 and 25 as this year witnessed great weather and more than $11,000 in prizes. Who were the artists basking in glory?
The Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, New York, are excited to offer the public an educational panel discussion with artists, designers, and collectors about the aesthetic appeal and artistic value of objects that are broken, scratched, lopsided, or otherwise askew. Who’s on the panel and when does it take place?

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