1 Year, 6 Women, 92 Miles

Six outdoor painters recently undertook an amazing project combining plein air and conservation surrounding the Santa Ynez River Watershed in Santa Barbara County, California. They call themselves “Rose-Compass,” and their work results will soon be on view here.

Ron’s Dusty Sprockets

Recognized as one of Virginia’s foremost landscape painters, Ron Boehmer has exhibited in over 130 exhibitions and festivals since 1984, taking home 65 awards — among them 18 Best of Show honors. The studio/school he helped co-found is honoring the artist with this display.

Invitational Shines on Laguna Beach

The 19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational was another resounding success. Each year, the event showcases the nation’s top plein air landscape painters, who compete for more than $30,000 in cash prizes. Who grabbed awards last weekend? Find out here.

Working Out the Kinks of Water-Mixable Oils

I paint with both water-mixable oils and traditional oils, and I get a wide variety of responses when people discover this. Everything from rude negativity (“what crap is that?”) to nods from those in the know (“I use them too, aren’t they great?”). It’s rather funny, as most art supplies don’t have groupies or naysayers like this … the lovers and the haters of water-mixables.

Grand Canyon, Grand Celebration

PleinAir Today can’t go too long without mentioning the Grand Canyon again because, well, it’s such a magnetic subject for outdoor painters, event organizers, and so much more. One of the largest events involving plein air and the canyon — the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art — recently concluded with those familiar fantastic results.

Results from Plein Air Washington

Sequoia Gallery + Studios in Hillsboro, Oregon, was the proud host once again for the annual Plein Air @ Washington County event. Find out here who reigned supreme in the Pacific Northwest.

Bath County Beauties

A large contingency of world-class plein air painters recently participated in the Fifth Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival in Virginia, which resulted in a stunning array of paintings. Which ones earned ribbon distinction? Find out here!

Waterhouse Wonders

The magnetic works of Hsin-Yao Tseng and George Bodine will grace the walls of Waterhouse Gallery in Santa Barbara this fall. When?

Niagara Celebrates Kegler

On view now through January 21 at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is a remarkable display of Hudson River revival via Thomas Kegler.

Pacific Gold

There’s surely no other way to describe these fantastic coastal plein air views currently on view at the Redfern Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. Who created them?

A Wonderful Project Wraps Up

In August, PleinAir Today detailed a magnetic project titled #PaintItForward by watercolorist Dan Mondloch that earned major praise among our readership! After 50 paintings created, Mondloch is poised for a fantastic conclusion in Minnesota. Details here.

Victorious at Ohio Plein Air

The 14th Annual Ohio Plein Air Competition recently wrapped up in Bay Village, Ohio, where more than 50 artists competed for the eye of judges Dawn Whitelaw and Robin Roberts.

Plein-ARC

The Art Renewal Center (ARC) recently introduced a ninth category in the 13th International Salon Competition. Bet you can guess what it is!

Quick Draw and Quick Sales in Wyoming

The Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody, Wyoming, brought in over $1 million in art sales. Of these terrific sales, the Saturday morning Quick Draw brought in almost $113,000, sold under the auctioneer Troy Black on the freezing, rainy, snowy day of September 23.

Workshop Guide Open for Submissions!

PleinAir Magazine’s 2018 Artists’ Guide is now open for submissions! Want to reach a wider audience for your event? Details here.

EXHIBITION: Jivan Lee and Others at William Havu

Accomplished painters Jivan Lee, Lynn Boggess, and Lui Ferreyra along with sculptor Nancy Lovendahl recently opened a great exhibition at Denver’s William Havu Gallery, to much anticipation. It’s filled with energy, passion, color, and texture, and you’ll unquestionably want to catch a viewing soon.

Living Treasures

On Thursday, September 21 a special screening of the film “Arkansas Living Treasures, Honoring Eureka Springs Artists” was held on the campus of the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) in the school’s impressive new Wood Studio.

Plein Air Lemons to Lemonade in Alaska

This summer I spent two weeks in Alaska on a painting trip. The first three days were perfect weather, the most beautiful scenery, and wildflowers that posed exactly where they should be for a perfect landscape composition. From there, it went downhill. The weather never cooperated again! Let me back up.

Apostles of the Canyon

Eleven artists — among them some of the most accomplished plein air painters in the nation — recently took a rugged trip down the Colorado River and into the Grand Canyon in 2015. After blood, sweat, some tears, and a broken foot, their spectacular results will soon grace the walls of this gallery.

Plein Air Plus on Long Beach Island

For anyone who’s visited, lived, or worked on Long Beach Island, New Jersey, it’s easy to become enamored with the beauty of the ocean, beaches, and bay. Surely everyone has their favorite view, including a host of outdoor painters who received awards during the recent “Island Life: Plein Air Plus” exhibition.

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