What’s a Painter’s Response to a Plant

More than 70 artists, ranging from plein air painters to ceramicists, are working together to support the New Orleans Botanical Garden through the exhibition “RESPONSE: Artists in the Park.”

What a Painting Dream Trip Looks Like

Following the February 2016 PleinAir magazine historic trip to Cuba, publisher Eric Rhoads determined that he would create at least one painting trip to exotic locations each year. His goal: Paint in the world’s most beautiful places and visit places people might not go on their own.

Paint Like a Hobbit

You don't have to be a hobbit to want to paint a landscape so beautiful, unusual, and magical that it inspires the top filmmakers. Just ask the lucky 50 artists who are attending the Paint New Zealand Publisher's Invitational this week.

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Brenda Boylan on Not Wearing Earphones

Pastelist Brenda Boylan is a veteran of the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE), and this year, she plans on sharing her street-smart tips for painting urban scenes. Such as?

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: W. Truman Hosner and a Serious Plein Air Challenge

Plein air painting can be a challenge, but even changing light and other environmental conditions aren’t enough for some folks. Like W. Truman Hosner, a member of the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) faculty, who ups the ante considerably with his subject matter.

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?

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Mark Fehlman on Learning and Camaraderie

California painter Mark Fehlman loves the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) because it offers artists a chance to be with their tribe, and learn from each other. And this year, he doesn’t even have to leave town to attend.

Top 10 Reasons to Enter the PleinAir Salon

Need a reason to enter the PleinAir Salon at the end of this month? We’ll give you 10.

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?

Winning a Competition Requires This

Artist and art industry veteran Terry Stanley explains that winning a competition hinges on doing one thing right at the onset: entering properly. This is not a given, Stanley explains.

OPPORTUNITY: Plein Air Easton

The deadline for one of America’s most prestigious plein air events is coming up.

EXHIBITION: Small Works at Debra Huse, on Balboa Island, CA

’Tis the season for brisk sales of small paintings, and Debra Huse Gallery knows it. Her stellar lineup of artists has pieces perfect for stocking stuffing.

Tilby’s Good Marketing Practices Include PleinAir Salon

Canadian Deborah Tilby thinks entering the PleinAir Salon is smart business sense. Why?

An Artist Tells About Fall Color Week Through Paintings

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Nearly 70 painters joined PleinAir magazine publisher Eric Rhoads to paint Maine’s Schoodic Peninsula recently during Fall...

What the Orwicks Found During Their Yearlong, International Art Journey

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Oregon painter Michael Orwick and his wife and daughter have been back home for about two months...

Are You Going to Miss the Fall Color in Maine? You Don’t Have To

- Staff reporting - Last year, PleinAir magazine publisher Eric Rhoads took some painters to Acadia National Park to paint Maine just as peak color...

OPPORTUNITY: Painting the West Village With the Salmagundi Club

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Those in the New York area on September 24 may want to join members of the famed...

OPPORTUNITY: Painting in Monterey Bay in Early November

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Head to Capitola, California, to compete in Capitola Plein Air, November 2-6, and enjoy the ravishing scenery...

OPPORTUNITY: New Event in Littleton, CO

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - The Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center in Littleton, Colorado, is launching a new plein air event this September....

OPPORTUNITY: Inaugural Plein Air Event, Cape Ann, Massachusetts

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Coastal Massachusetts, one of the most inspiring places in America to paint, now has another plein air...

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