My first introduction to the world of plein air was about three years ago, when I just happened to be standing near the campground host at Red Bluff Park in Davisville, Missouri, when three men from Steelville Arts Council approached the host to inquire about bringing 50 artists to the park for a day of painting. It had been over 30 years since I picked up my paintbrushes, but immediately I was drawn into the conversation when I interjected, “I wanna paint.”
For nearly the entire month of June, 10 local artists converged on Malvern, Pennsylvania, where they set up their easels and paints to capture Chester County’s historic venues and classic landscapes. You can still catch a glimpse. When and where?
The Sheridan Arts Foundation recently held the 14th Annual Telluride Plein Air event, hosting world-class artists for a weeklong paint-out culminating in a three-day exhibition and sale in Colorado.
$15,000 in awards and prizes were up for grabs during the latest installment of the Bucks County Plein Air Festival, held June 5-11 in Newtown, Pennsylvania. There were some big bucks collected by some big names you’ll recognize.
The Red Wing Plein Air competition in Minnesota recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a prolific display of artistic mastery between June 21-24, with juror and judge Joshua Cunningham charged with the task of determining winners in 2017. Who were they?
First-time plein air events in 2017 abound, including Fresh! in Milford, Michigan, which featured 42 regional participants and an entertaining quick draw. Do you recognize the winners?
Sixteen talented artists recently converged in Boulder, Colorado, for the first annual Boulder Plein Air Festival and spent several days capturing the area’s sights and ambiance. Who did judges Jane Hunt and KC Becker favor?
Thoughts and paintings from the artists who attended the Publisher’s Invitational in the Adirondack mountains two weeks ago continue to pour in. Take a look at these fantastic works!
Incredible coastal views, talented competition, and more than $6,000 in cash and product awards could be found at the 2017 Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival (PIPAF) this spring. Which artists basked in victory?
Since 1954, the San Angelo Roping Fiesta has attracted the most accomplished and best tie-down and steer ropers in the world. Hosted in San Angelo, Texas, the 2017 competition will feature some extra spectators.
Fifteen top plein air painters have been invited to create original works of art that will then be exhibited and sold here between July 2 and 6. Who are they, and where?
It was a week filled with work, play, and plein air painting during the 2017 Paint Annapolis in Maryland between June 4-11. Jurors Wil Scott and Richard Sneary had the tough task of determining winners. Who did they favor?
Now in its sixth year, the Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition and Festival recently welcomed 40 professional artists from across the country and Canada to vie with one another for a series of fantastic awards. Join us in congratulating these deserving winners!
Freeman’s Auction House in Philadelphia recently hosted a major sale involving American art and Pennsylvania Impressionists. How did the market stand as of June 4?
We often hear about the myriad sources of inspiration for artists. Often, it’s nature, other times an abandoned alley, or a snapshot moment when the light hits your subject’s face at just the right angle. What about dreams?
Penn Valley Park contains many of Kansas City’s most iconic monuments and memorials, which presented many outdoor painters with delightful subjects to represent during the 2017 Plein Air Kansas City, held May 5-13. Which artists were victorious? Find out here.
The arctic has made its way to Arizona this month, but only in brilliant artistic form as Cory Trépanier’s “Into the Arctic” recently opened at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
One wouldn’t immediately put those two together: “urban” and “Montana.” However, a group of extremely talented painters took on the task for a spectacular exhibition that recently opened at Legacy Gallery. Will you recognize the names?
June 10 was rocking at the Forest & Ocean Gallery as the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) hosted its opened reception for the 13th annual “Best of Plein Air” juried art show. In addition to fine art, cheeses, wine, and fruits, several artists also received awards. Who were they?
On Monday at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) in San Diego, Kentucky painter Kathleen Hudson suddenly found herself $15,000 richer. The oil painter won the Grand Prize in the PleinAir Salon.