Monday, 14 July 2014 15:57

What a Salon Winner Paints

We recently caught up with PleinAir Salon Grand Prize winner Stewart White to see what he was painting, and we soon realized the question was, what wasn't he painting? Even a minor league baseball game is appealing to this intrepid artist, who finds the beauty in everything from a quarry to a construction crew.

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014 17:28

Secrets of a Salon Judge

The PleinAir Salon deadline for its April-May contest is May 31 at midnight, meaning that many artists are now finalizing their submissions for entry by Saturday night. But what happens once the images of paintings are entered into the system? Judge Jane Bell Meyer shared with us her line of thinking when it comes to selecting winners in a competition.

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Monday, 21 April 2014 18:00

Who Do You Know in These PACE Photos?

Plein air artists are back at home now after a thrilling four-day convention in Monterey, California, but the information and inspiration culled from the Plein Air Convention & Expo is only just beginning to impact the career growth of attendees. Many of the 700 who made the trip were sad to see it end; here are some photos to bring a little bit of the excitement back ... until next year.
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The finalists were named every two months, as the ongoing contests over the past year added candidates to the list of those eligible for the PleinAir Salon's Grand Prize of $15,000. Last week, the winner was announced at the Plein Air Convention & Expo.

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Monday, 31 March 2014 19:18

It's Not Too Late for Artists

Walk-ups are welcome at the Plein Air Convention & Expo, set to start Monday, April 7, in Monterey, California. More than 70 instructors will be on hand to instruct, inspire, and share good times. Register online here or at the Portola Hotel.

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Monday, 17 February 2014 17:00

Salon Winner Stewart White Paints the Gritty

Does the Baltimore artist who won the December-January contest in the PleinAir Salon prefer gritty subjects, or does he merely not care to distinguish between conventional beauty and other subject matter?
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Monday, 10 February 2014 20:15

PleinAir Salon Bends to Baltimore

A Baltimore painter took two prizes in the PleinAir Salon's December-January contest, including the overall top prize, PleinAir magazine recently announced.

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Two events with nearing deadlines warrant the attention of artists -- one in California, the other in Richmond, Virginia.

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Monday, 27 January 2014 19:18

PACE Faculty: Watercolorist Stewart White

We'll occasionally showcase new and notable instructors at the Plein Air Convention & Expo, starting with a person who was a ceaseless advocate for a stronger watercolor presence at PACE: Baltimore artist Stewart White.

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Monday, 13 January 2014 19:44

New Year's Painting Party

Hai-Ou Hou has racked up a lot of awards in plein air competitions, including prizes in prestigious events such as Plein Air -- Easton!, Paint Annapolis, the Sedona Plein Air Festival, and the OPA Annual Juried Exhibition. But when New Year's Day rolled around, she wanted to stay home.

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