Monday, 27 October 2014 12:30

Echternach Wins Big at Westcliffe

Written by Bob Bahr

Jeanne Echternach won two awards -- including the PleinAir Magazine Award of Excellence -- at the recent Alla Prima Westcliffe event in Westcliffe, Colorado.

Monday, 20 October 2014 15:23

Lost in Beauty on the Coast of Northern California

Written by Bob Bahr

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.

Saturday, 11 October 2014 10:50

Sumptuous Group of Winning Paintings at AIS Show

Written by Bob Bahr

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.

Monday, 06 October 2014 10:59

In Its Second Year, Event Stretches to Two Weeks

Written by Bob Bahr

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.

Monday, 29 September 2014 14:05

Winners at an Island Event in Maryland

Written by Staff

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?

Monday, 22 September 2014 16:06

Winners in Mendocino

Written by Bob Bahr

The Mendocino Art Center recently hosted the Mendocino Open Paint Out in California, and a visitor from Hawaii took the top prize -- again.

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