65 Years of Painting

As part of its Artist Lecture Series, the Seven Bridges Foundation in Greenwich, Connecticut, will soon be hosting one of America’s leading figure, portrait, and still life painters and one of the world’s most renowned pastelists. He has perfected his craft for over 65 years, and you don’t want to miss hearing him detail his artistic odyssey.

Burgeoning Lakeside

Details are only just beginning to emerge from Lakeside, Ohio, surrounding a tantalizing Invitational Plein Air Festival on the shores of Lake Erie in August 2018. What do we know now? Find out here.

The Beauty of Imperfection

The Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, New York, are excited to offer the public an educational panel discussion with artists, designers, and collectors about the aesthetic appeal and artistic value of objects that are broken, scratched, lopsided, or otherwise askew. Who’s on the panel and when does it take place?

How Does $20,000 Sound? Better Act Fast.

Plein air painters from the emerging to professionals have a chance to win $20,000 via the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize in Australia. Think it’s only open to artists from “down under”? Think again. The electronic deadline approaches.

OPPORTUNITY: Plantation Trace Plein Air in October

Georgia during the fall season sounds like a wonderful place to be, especially when there’s a fantastic plein air opportunity waiting in the wings. What’s the buzz?

OPPORTUNITY: Lakeside Plein Air

The Lakeside Arts Park has been hosting its annual Art Fair at the Dole for two successful years. Now planning for the third annual event, organizers are looking for artists to add some plein air flavor. The deadline for the September event approaches, however.

OPPORTUNITY: Are You Signature?

The California Plein Air Painters is currently accepting applications for artists who seek to become one of the organization’s Signature Members. But for how long?

A Plein Air Rodeo

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.

“Paint Camp” Exceeds Expectations

Nestled by a beautiful lake with a mountain view and the smell of deep green pines high in the mountains of upstate New York near the Canadian border is a camp for painters, which occurs just once a year. Like a camp for kids, instead of making pot holders and lanyards, adult campers make art… lots of art. Two paintings a day minimum.

OPPORTUNITY: Art of the Heartland

Not one, not two, but three great national juried art shows and paint-outs are awaiting your submissions this summer. Details and deadlines here.

OPPORTUNITY: The Chateau Beckons

A group of artists recently returned from a weeklong journey where they took on the enviable task of capturing the Loire Valley in Trôo, France, en plein air. A delightful little photo essay of their adventure is one click away.

OPPORTUNITY: Excellence at Escalante

A fantastic opportunity awaits the astute outdoor painter in Utah this fall as the Escalante Canyons Art Festival launches its 2017 workshop schedule. So much to learn! So much to paint! Details here.

OPPORTUNITY: Tableau Vivant Returns at Tilbury

Models, costumes, lighting, and the works can be expensive endeavors for artists, which is why this upcoming event is worth every penny.

Los Gatos in June

Stunning views, sunshine, art, and wine. Sound like a good time? The artists and dates are set for the 9th edition of Los Gatos Plein Air this summer. All you need to know is one click away!

OPPORTUNITY: There’s Still Time (Barely!)

Time is quickly running out to immerse yourself in a fantastic paint-out opportunity in New York State. We’ve got all you need to know to find yourself at the Mohonk Mountain House this spring. Details here!

OPPORTUNITY: Small-Town Colorado, Big Prospects

Plein air painters can treat themselves to a Rocky Mountain adventure — and perhaps $2,000 — in September during this ascending event. When is the deadline, and where?

OPPORTUNITY: Nantucket in June

There once was a plein air event in Nantucket...

Get Some Sugar With Charlie Hunter in Vermont

Pennsylvania artist Beth Bathe made her third annual pilgrimage to Vermont in mid-March to catch Charlie Hunter enjoying the sugaring season and great camaraderie in the field. She agreed to tell about her experience painting the last gasp of winter for PleinAir Today.

OPPORTUNITY: Bath County, VA in October

Thirty plein air painters will congregate in the Allegheny Mountains in October for the 5th Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival. To be one of them, prepare your application now.

OPPORTUNITY: Long Beach Island, in September

The Long Beach Island Foundation in New Jersey hosts an annual competition with a nice twist. They call it Plein Air Plus.

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