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Jill Carver, "Downtown Austin," 30 x 32 in.

Don’t Miss: Interview with Jill Carver and Eric Rhoads

Jill Carver articulates her thought process in a way that makes complex concepts crystal clear, sparking “aha” moments. She'll reveal a HUGE surprise during this interview, so register here now.
artist posing with her painting out in field

Artist Spotlight: Cindy Harris

Cindy Harris: For many years I have found inspiration by traveling with other artists to amazing locations. This gives me focused time away from...
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PleinAir Salon Spotlight: Portrait of a Barn

Congratulations to Steven Walker, who took home the 2nd Place prize in the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon art competition, announced at this year’s Plein Air Convention & Expo. Here, he tells us about his winning painting, “Compliments of Fall.”
Shelby Keefe, "Long Forgotten," oil on canvas

Museum Exhibition Explores the Landscape in “Expressions of Place”

Plein air painting has long been a tradition in Door County, beginning with the artist communities that professors from the ...

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What’s Inside PleinAir Magazine, June/July ’24

Hot off the press > Expert insight and advice from today's plein air masters; News on art competitions; Interesting historical perspectives on landscape art; and more!
Carolyn Lindsey (b. 1960), "From the Bridge," 2023, oil on linen, 13 x 8 in.

Painting New Mexico

The nonprofit organization Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) has launched Paint New Mexico!, its first statewide paint-out for ...
From the Collectors Preview at Wayne Art Center's Plein Air Festival

Nearly 300 Original Paintings, Only One Best in Show

“I was so impressed with the work created by these talented artists,” said Carver. “The urge to create beautiful things is a gift that we happy tribe of painters are lucky to have.”

Artist Spotlight: Thomas De Somer

How did you get started and develop your career? Thomas De Somer: My journey began at the American Academy of Art where I was influenced...
Artists from a previous Telluride Plein Air Festival

Your June 2024 Painting Events Guide

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide! Bonus: Includes upcoming event deadlines!
Eric Rhoads with Ali Cruickshank; we'll miss you, Ali!

12th Annual PACE To Be Held In …

Next year's PACE location announcement, plus highlights from Day 4 of the Plein Air Convention & Expo!
Highlights from Day 3 of the Plein Air Convention & Expo in Cherokee, North Carolina.
Other painters lined up along the edge of the open spaces of the park.

Learning How to Paint en Plein Air, Together

Highlights from Day 2 of the Plein Air Convention & Expo > Picture this: A cool, burbling river running alongside a forested valley trail; or a golden, open field at the base of tree-covered mountains leading ...
artist posing with her paintings at gallery

Artist Spotlight: Carol Strock Wasson

Carol Strock Wasson: My style developed over many years of exploring and experimentation. Through asking “what if” and using different tools and techniques, I...
We're just getting warmed up for the 11th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo! (PACE)

“This Can Really Change Your Life”

Highlights from Day One of the 11th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo.
How did you develop your unique style? Jessie Rasche: I’m teaching a workshop right now on how to find and develop your authentic artistic voice, so I’ve been thinking about this a lot! Finding your true and authentic style can...

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