AIS Goes Small

A new show for the American Impressionist Society got off to a rousing start in Costa Mesa, California, recently — the Small Works Showcase.

The Plein Air Study That Launched a Big Winner

One plein air painting inspired several exceptional studio pieces by this California pastelist, the winner of the December-January contest in the PleinAir Salon.

They Won in Maui? Wowie!

The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational is a bright spot each February, and on top of the fine weather and colorful views, some artists leave the event with awards. Who wowed the crowd this year?

Heating Up in Florida

Plein air painting doesn't take much of a winter break in the Sunshine State. Last week in Boynton Beach, seven artists took home ribbons.

Artists Share in $31,500 in Prizes

Jean Stern judged the December-January contest in the PleinAir Salon, setting up a slew of artists to win thousands of dollars in prizes. Who's in?

Do You Know Anyone Featured in the Next PleinAir Issue?

The April-May issue of PleinAir magazine features some intriguing artists with useful advice and thoughts on painting, and below we spill the beans on some of highlighted painters.

Paint a Sky Painting, See It Here!

Look up! PleinAir Today will publish the most interesting paintings of skies and clouds that we receive by February 20.

Painting in Paradise (Paint Out, That Is)

The break is over. Plein air painting events are gearing back up again, with Florida understandably leading the way. Who won at the recent Paradise Paint Out, in the Florida Keys?

Anatomy of an Award Winner: Jason Sacran and an EnPleinAirTEXAS Time Crunch

For Jason Sacran, there’s nothing like a deadline … and some serendipity.

A Winner Tells Why You Should Enter the PleinAir Salon

Eric Bowman took the top prize in the most recent contest of the PleinAir Salon, a competition that awards more than $31,000 in prizes each year. He has some words of advice for artists thinking about entering such things.

Derived From Life: The Paintings of PleinAir Salon Winner Eric Bowman

Even if an Eric Bowman piece is done in the studio, it is utterly informed by his work outdoors.

Winners in Small Packages at Salmagundi

The Salmagundi Club in New York City announced the winners of its 2016 Thumb Box Exhibition & Sale. Who won?

The PleinAir Salon Made Someone’s Holidays Great

Artist C.W. Mundy judged the October-November contest in the PleinAir Salon, giving First Place to a stylized view of the West Coast landscape.

Anatomy of an Award Winner: Lon Brauer’s “Grandpa”

How do you get into the Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest Salon? One of the harder ways is the way Lon Brauer did it.

New Event Focuses on Monterey Area

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Last week the Central Coast Plein Air Painters opened its exhibition “Scenic Roadways of Monterey County” and...

Anatomy of an Award Winner: Suzie Baker

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - People enter competitions for many reasons. Certainly, everyone enters them wanting to win. So what goes into...

Six Honored at Art Ball, Including Our Own Publisher Eric Rhoads

More than 300 people donned black tie, white tie, or historical costumes to attend the Florence Academy of Art Beaux Arts Ball, held at...
"Plein Air Self-Portrait" by Jim McVicker, Oil, 18 x 14in.

McVicker Takes Top Honor, $15K in PleinAir Salon

If you feel one of your paintings is something special, don't give up on it. That seems to be the message from Jim McVicker,...

Last Group Added to Pool in $21,000 PleinAir Salon Competition

Now all the entries are set in the 2015 PleinAir Salon, and the bi-monthly contest winners wait for the Plein Air Convention & Expo,...

Winners at Lighthouse Event

Palm Beach County was the destination for many top-flight plein air painters last week, when the Lighthouse ArtCenter hosted its second annual plein air...

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