The Pacific Coast Highway hugs the California coastline from Dana Point to Mendocino County, but it skips a big section about 230 miles north of San Francisco. The terrain was too steep there to build a road. That stretch, often known as the Lost Coast, is now home to a new plein air painting event.
A flock of painters working in the impressionist mode -- the American Impressionist Society -- recently convened for its annual show in Denver, and the event looked alluring, with a beautifully installed show at Abend Gallery, a bracing paint-out in the Denver environs, and an opening that gathered friends and distributed $55,000 in prizes.
Plein Air Shorewood in Wisconsin was in its infancy in 2013. This year, it lasted two weeks -- from September 8-20 -- and included a significant art education component.
PleinAir magazine editor M. Stephen Doherty served as judge at the recent Solomons Plein Air Festival on Solomons Island, Maryland. Who took the top prize?
The Mendocino Art Center recently hosted the Mendocino Open Paint Out in California, and a visitor from Hawaii took the top prize -- again.
Kathryn Stats served as the juror at the recent Pacific Northwest Plein Air Exhibition. Who'd she pick?