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.
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?
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.
When officials at the Saginaw Art Museum were planning their multiple Quick Paint events for the Great Lakes Bay Plein Air event, they decided to inject some excitement by staging one at the old ballgame.

Winter Painting Is Fun, Says Work and Words

An upcoming show at the Cedarburg Art Museum is Exhibit A in two Wisconsin painters’ case arguing that painting in winter can be a blast.

Artist as Collector: David Ohlerking Collects on His Daughter’s Behalf

David Ohlerking is on the road a lot, painting for himself and for commissions, and participating in artist residencies. But he still collects art — on behalf of his child.

The Next Print Issue of PleinAir Magazine Is Hot in the Winter

Many painters love to paint winter scenes with their myriad whites and clear, cold air. But winter is also a time to regroup, to research, to reflect. The next issue of PleinAir magazine is chock full of information that can improve your art.
Eric Bowman took the top prize in the most recent contest of the PleinAir Salon, a competition that awards more than $31,000 in prizes each year. He has some words of advice for artists thinking about entering such things.

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