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.

OPPORTUNITY: EnPleinAirTEXAS, in San Angelo, in October

One of the fastest-growing and most well-received plein air events of the season is accepting applications from artists now.

OPPORTUNITY: Pop-Up Paint-Out in Santa Cruz, June 2

Thirty artists will gather in Santa Cruz, California, on June 2 to compete for $2,000 and to help raise funds for the Coastal Watershed Council, and you could be one of them.

A Step Closer to $15,000

In less than a month, one painter will receive $15,000 for a painting entered in the PleinAir Salon. Now that the final bimonthly contest is over, the contestants are set, and 19 more entries are eligible for the big prize, which will be announced at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) in San Diego, April 24-28.

OPPORTUNITY: Floyd, Virginia, in August

The Floyd Center for the Arts in Floyd, Virginia, has hosted a successful event in the past titled the Plein Air Crush. This year, they are launching a new event, the Floyd Plein Air Festival.

OPPORTUNITY: Painting the Illinois Prairie in May

For the seventh year, the Village of Schaumburg is hosting the Prairie Plein Air Competition and Show in the spring, with cash prizes and captivating scenes beckoning to artists.

OPPORTUNITY: Unique Town in Florida, in April

The events in Florida are ramping up, including this charmer in Tarpon Springs.

OPPORTUNITY: First Brush of Spring in Indiana

Have you seen New Harmony, Indiana? If not, consider visiting April 19-22 for the First Brush of Spring plein air event.

The How of Clouds and Sky

What did we see when we looked at the submissions to the Winter Sky Challenge? Two things.

OPPORTUNITY: Head to the Indiana Dunes

An artist in residency at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore gives painters a chance to work along Lake Michigan in July or August for two weeks.

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.

OPPORTUNITY: Jackson’s Open Art Prize, in the UK

Quick, do the math: What’s 3,000 English pounds in dollars?

CA Conservation Group Circles Back With Fundraiser

The Oak Group is one of the oldest conservation group featuring artists, and this year, it’s participating in a fundraiser that seeks to add $8 million worth of land to an existing parcel of conserved land along the Santa Barbara coast.

Got a Painting of Skies and Clouds? Send It In!

Even in winter, there’s usually fantastic, challenging subject matter … right over your head. PleinAir Today will publish the most interesting paintings of skies and clouds that we receive by February 20.

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