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Join Eric Rhoads in the Adirondack Mountains for the ultimate artist retreat for artists.

“The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go” – John Muir

This is one fun adventure you won’t want to miss! 2020 will mark the 10th anniversary of Eric Rhoads’ “Publisher’s Invitational” event, held in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of northern New York State — Sunday, June 7 through Sunday, June 14.

Who could ask for a more amazing experience than escaping to spectacular natural scenery with only one thing to do all day — paint, paint, paint!

Everything is taken care of, including meals and lodging. You won’t have to cook or clean. Just show up for meals and painting. Every morning, just roll out of bed and get ready for an incredible day of painting.

June 2020 Artist Retreat

You’ll enjoy bonding and painting with old friends and new. With these kindred spirits, great days and evenings are filled with fun and laughter. Join host Eric Rhoads, publisher of PleinAir Magazine, for a week of pure painting joy — all play, no work, no show, no sale, no workshop. Just old friends and new friends painting together. At the end of the week you’ll be refreshed, and your future paintings will be better because of the experience you’ve had.

Experience the plein air lifestyle in a no-pressure, “won’t be judged” environment. All levels of painters are welcomed and encouraged. You don’t have to be “ready” to attend, we’re all in this together.

And, this year the artist retreat is special as we celebrate our 10th. Many old friends are returning, and many new people are coming. It’s an extra special time to attend. But, we’re already over 60% sold out, so book your seats as a Christmas present to yourself now. You do deserve it. Book your space today (click here to attend this artist retreat!). Plein air painting trips

Here’s what that bunch of artists are saying about their adventures at previous events. Get ready to have your own great experiences, and maybe we’ll add what you have to say in next year’s e-mails!

“I love the Publisher’s Invitational, and I go every chance I can! It’s like a family reunion without the crazy uncle! We paint all day, fellowship, share ideas, play music, eat, drink, and just have a good time.” ~ Rick Wilson

“It was a life changing, well-organized event, just like everything Eric Rhoads does! This will be my second time, and I am hooked forever!” ~ Susan Nicholas Gephart

“The location is stunning, and the place is such an embarrassment of riches that you can turn in any direction and find a painting waiting to be painted. One week out of the year never seems long enough, yet we artists come away both energized and renewed.” ~ John McNally

“The Adirondack Mountains have some of the most beautiful scenes in the United States. This is evident in the many lakes, ponds, waterfalls, streams, and rivers in the Adirondack State Park.” ~ Marianne Valenti Kuhn

“I went to paint, and left having just encountered a life-changing experience. To paint unencumbered is one thing, but to do it with 100 other artists and to share their gifts and knowledge — it was unbelievable.” ~ Greg Summers

“I attend the Publisher’s Invitational Paint Out Adirondacks because it’s a unique painting experience. The lack of competition — no prizes or judging — creates a camaraderie that makes ability, reputation, or status irrelevant. We’re too busy having fun — painting and afterwards — to worry about impressing each other.” ~ John MacDonald

“Renewal for the mind, body, and spirit. And it’s a lot of fun, too! If there is plein air painting in Heaven, I’m sure it will be a lot like this.” ~ Ed Bouwmeester

“There is also a lot to be learned from painting with other painters. Observe how they tackle the same painting challenges you are facing. Pick up new techniques and new tips. In a casual atmosphere with no demonstrations, no hierarchy, and no drama.” ~ David Crowell

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