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PleinAir Podcast: Episode 55 – Eleinne Basa and Learning From Nature

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews 2012 Salon Competition winner Eleinne Basa.  While detailing her classical roots in the Philippines, Basa talks with Rhoads about what makes plein air painting important and why all artists should do it.  In addition, Basa offers our listeners some helpful hints on who to study and more. 

Helping Art Survive Hurricane(s)

PleinAir magazine has set up a temporary website for artists, galleries, museums, and auction houses to register and tell their stories about Hurricanes Harvey & Irma (but hopefully not Maria!). In addition, we’re offering them a chance to participate in a free ad spread that we hope will get spaces reopened and collectors buying.

Splendor in the Southeast

The Plein-Air Painters of the Southeast are presenting a beautiful array of works at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta, Georgia, this fall. Whose works can you expect to see?

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EXHIBITION: A Journey Along California’s Coast

The California Art Club (CAC) highlights one of the defining characteristics of the Golden State — its awe-inspiring shoreline — during a must-see exhibition titled “A Journey Along the California Coast,” on view now through...

Hudson Valley Plein Air Preview

Currently, New York State hosts about nine plein air festivals annually, with most of those hosted in the Upstate, or Finger Lakes, region. The Hudson Valley, a favorite painting location for many of America’s most celebrated artists, seemed like a natural addition to the slate, with an event now entering its second year.

Minnesota Nice

Plein Air Grand Marais, a Minnesota event that just wrapped up its awards presentation in the picturesque area along the North Shore of Lake Superior, is one of the premier plein air opportunities in the Midwest, continually drawing the region’s best artistic talent. Who captured glory in 2017?
Irvine Museum Executive Director Jean Stern recently received a significant award that honors his lifelong work in the visual arts.

No Competition. No Show. No Drama.

Fall Color Week is all about painting! Now entering its third year, the hugely popular painting extravaganza in Acadia National Park with publisher Eric Rhoads is just around the corner. Act fast, however, because there’s a limit of 100 participants, and only a few places remain!

How Art Survives, and Thrives

Plein Air Austin is currently sponsoring a fundraiser specifically to aid the Rockport Center for the Arts, ground zero for Hurricane Harvey. The goal? To raise $10,000 through a special sale of 100 artworks for $100 each, with all proceeds benefitting the institution. Details here!

Weekend Opportunity: Connecticut Colors

For painters and collectors looking for an eminent opportunity, Middlebury, Connecticut, just might be your weekend destination. Details here!
In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews artist Heiner Hertling, the engaging artist/host of a PBS painting show modeled after Bob Ross' popular series from the 1980s. Produced with a more academic and entertaining approach, Rhoads and Hertling discuss the origins of the show and logistics involved with its production. In addition, the two delve into Hertling's captivating biography from his native Hamburg, Germany, to New York and Detroit.

From Dusk ‘till Dawn

Just a few more weeks remain until this brilliant exhibition of masterful nocturnes dismounts from the walls of the Irvine Museum.

Midland Magic

Creative 360’s gallery in Midland, Michigan, is the proud host of a magnetic exhibition featuring 125 beautiful paintings of the farms and fields of Midland County.

Five Women, Five Views

The New Braunfels Art League in Texas recently opened a fantastic fall show featuring the works of five talented women that’s sure to delight viewers.
Renowned artist Kathryn Stats has launched an advanced painting mentorship program resulting from many years of requests and planning.  Are you interested and eligible?  Find out here.

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