Hitting One Out of the Park

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.
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.

A Winner Tells Why You Should Enter the PleinAir Salon

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.

EXHIBITION: Julane Jensen in Albuquerque

Now through January 30, New Mexico artist Julane Jensen’s work is on display at Purple Sage Gallery, located in Albuquerque’s Old Town.

Artist as Collector: Barry Koplowitz

Pennsylvania artist Barry Koplowitz collects art, but not many paintings. What moves him to pick the few he has?
In Sarasota, Florida, the SRQ Plein Air Painters of Sarasota teamed up with the Renaissance School of Art to hold a fundraiser benefiting the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, on December 10.

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Carol Marine

You’ll often hear artists say that a key way of improving in your art is to fill miles of canvas. Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) faculty member Carol Marine agrees — in fact, she wrote the book on it.

The PleinAir Salon Made Someone’s Holidays Great

Artist C.W. Mundy judged the October-November contest in the PleinAir Salon, giving First Place to a stylized view of the West Coast landscape.

Anatomy of an Award Winner: Lon Brauer’s “Grandpa”

How do you get into the Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest Salon? One of the harder ways is the way Lon Brauer did it.
This Pennsylvania painter is looking forward to her annual “shot in the arm” at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE). What does she mean by that?

EXHIBITION: Rolando S. Barrero, in Benicia, CA

In January, Rolando S. Barrero will be the featured artist at Benicia Plein Air Gallery in Benicia, California.

EXHIBITION: Small Works at Debra Huse, on Balboa Island, CA

’Tis the season for brisk sales of small paintings, and Debra Huse Gallery knows it. Her stellar lineup of artists has pieces perfect for stocking stuffing.

Winners at Zion National Park

Zion is another national park that has spots with very paintable views in all directions. Who singled out a scene to make a winning competition during its recent Plein Air Art Invitational?
Cyrus “Chad” Hunter raced time and tide to get his award-winning piece done at Capitola Plein Air. Here’s what the judge had to say about his painting.

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