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Knoxville Museum of Art - Joseph Delaney -

Vibrant Energy and Intricate Patterns: The Art of Joseph Delaney

More than 40 paintings and drawings from collections around the country celebrate the life and achievement of this artist. See where and when in this preview.
Plein air festival -

Door County Plein Air Festival: Winners Announced

Festival judge and artist CW Mundy tells us, “All works were judged based on the foundational truths of the science of painting — drawing, design, value, color, edges, paint manipulation, with variety and unity in each of those disciplines.”
Plein air art advice -

How Plein Air Groups Get Museum Shows

An exhibition at a regional museum is a marketing coup — but how does it happen?

Featured Artwork

Teaching Children Art in Mexico

Despite a language barrier, Jolyn Wells-Moran brings concepts such as perspective, composition, color, and values to young artists who crave the opportunity to paint.
Tim Newton, art collector -

PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 88: Tim Newton

If you’ve ever wanted to understand the mindset of an art collector, you’ll want to listen to this fascinating conversation with the Chairman of the Salmagundi Club.
Art News - Ron Donoughe -

Pittsburgh Celebrates a Plein Air Painter with His Own Day

What happens when an artist randomly paints in a place where folks generally have never witnessed it?
In this weekly series Kelly Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Plein Air Magazine, shares a favorite painting from the current issue.
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters -

A Plein Air Event That Benefits a National Park

Read a recap of the 7th Annual “Plein Air for the Park,” and see the list of winners from this year’s event.
How to paint landscapes -

A Great Painting Always Comes Down to This

Quite frankly, these elements are the glue that holds every good painting together and, conversely, is the reason some paintings fall apart!

A Revolutionary New Painting Technique

The story starts with a demo Donald Neff did for the Society of Western Artists in San Bruno, California. He never thought that, just hours later, he would discover a new painting technique not heard of before.
How a group of artists saved the memory of a landmark, hours before a tornado left its own mark.
Plein air art show -

A Shot in the Dark That Became a Group Exhibition

Learn how one artist created a group show that grew to include more than 100 works of art (and see where you can view them in person).
PleinAir Art Podcast - Scott Christensen -

PleinAir Art Podcast Episode 87: Scott Christensen

Hear about Christensen’s major breakthrough, his reflections on how to reframe your thinking, and more.

Plein Air Pests, in 1889

In case you missed it: An art conservator made waves around the art world after she alerted curators that, as she examined Vincent van Gogh’s 1889 “Olive Trees” with a microscope, she had found something extraordinary.
This plein air artist has an inextricable connection with her native California landscape.

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  1. PleinAir Art Podcast with Eric Rhoads, Episode 88: Tim Newton 45:17