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EXHIBITION: Dennis Doyle, in Hingham, MA

Through the end of March, paintings by Dennis Doyle are featured at South Street Gallery in Hingham, Massachusetts.

Artist as Collector: Julie Riker

Julie Riker's collection of art is not large, but it sure is strong. Who's in it?

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.

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Marla Baggetta Gives You Permission

Pastelist Marla Baggetta has a secret she uses every day to put her in the right frame of mind for painting.

EXHIBITION: “Between Heaven and Earth”—Sierra Nevada Paintings

The PAC6 Painters—Linda Brown, Marian Fortunati, Nita Harper, Debra Holladay, Laura Wambsgans, and Sharon Weaver—are showcased in this exhibition at the Santa Paula Art Museum, in Santa Paula, California.

Artist as Collector: Brienne M. Brown and the Allure of Must-Have Paintings

For Brienne M. Brown, the reasons why she buys a painting for her collection vary, but one thing generally doesn’t — her feeling that she has to have it.

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?

Artist as Collector: Monika Johnson, Finding Inspiration

When Monika Johnson sees someone doing what she tries to do, she finds it inspirational — and she buys the piece. Who’s in her collection?

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Karl Dempwolf

Karl Dempwolf is a key figure in California plein air painting, so much so that PleinAir magazine publisher Eric Rhoads will present Dempwolf with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) in April. That’s one of the reasons Dempwolf will be there in San Diego. But why else?

EXHIBITION: Jivan Lee, in Scottsdale, AZ

Jivan Lee’s large plein air paintings are on view at Altamira Fine Art, in Scottsdale, AZ, through February 18. Did we mention they are large?

Artist as Collector: Jill Basham

Maryland painter Jill Basham says she collects work by other artists that she thinks is beautiful. But she also does it to learn.

EXHIBITION: The CAC’s “Lights, Camera, California”

Members of the California Arts Club painted scenic sites from TV and movies to highlight the Golden State’s central role in the entertainment industry in this show, which is on view at the Old Mill until May 14.

EXHIBITION: Jean-Pierre Jacquet, in Greenwich, CT

On view through February 8, “Plein Air Here & There” showcases the outdoor paintings of Jean-Pierre Jacquet at the Greenwich Art Society Gallery in Greenwich, CT.

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.

How Southern Utah Unites Diverse Art Groups

In a sense, Bobbi Wan-kier creates one big piece of artwork a year, without ever picking up a brush. Her work is organizing the Arts to Zion event in Utah.

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.

EXHIBITION: Levi Jackson and Adam Bateman, in Salt Lake City

Plein air painters Levi Jackson and Adam Bateman are featured in a show at Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City, January 20 through March 10. They shared their thoughts on the exhibition with PleinAir Today recently.

Salmagundi’s West Coast Expansion Nets a Museum Show

The Salmagundi Club, a historic art club based in New York City, branched out to California over the last year, and the West Coast participants are now the subject of a museum show in El Cajon.

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Ray Hassard and Painting Near and Far

Ray Hassard, a featured instructor at the upcoming Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) slated for April 24-28 in San Diego, has traveled widely ... and painted locally. One of his guiding lights is a provocative quote from John Constable.

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