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Discover the latest art news from the world of plein air painting, including recent winners, upcoming art events, art competition deadlines, and more!

Figures in the landscape - John Whytock - OutdoorPainter.com

9 Artists Over 65: Still Winning

Today we honor these artists who are still painting, and still winning art competitions. Be inspired.
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2019 Driggs Plein Air Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the recent Driggs Plein Air Festival! See who took home awards in this recap.
Plein Air Hudson 2019

Plein Air Hudson Winners Announced

These artists also got some help from local well-known goats, called “the Munch Bunch” to open up a great vista.
Telluride Plein Air Festival

16th Annual Telluride Plein Air Winners

Over $130,000 worth of paintings were sold during this recent plein air festival in Colorado. Discover the top-selling artists and get the recap here.
Bob Ross app

Bob Ross Bedtime Stories? Yes Please!

See how you can lull yourself to sleep with the soothing sounds of Bob Ross's voice (yes, there's an app for that).
Urania Christy Tarbet

Urania Christy Tarbet, Rest in Peace

We honor the life of the founder of IAPS, author, artist, and beloved friend and family member.
Plein Air Salon paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

April/May 2019 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

David Ethridge, Director, owner and curator, has revealed his selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly competition.
Rangely Artist Trail map - OutdoorPainter.com

A Trail Especially for Artists

Including 15 scenic locations, the trail promotes the unique and rugged beauty of this region, and it welcomes artists of all genres.
Where in the World is Plein Air

It’s Okay to Watch

The annual online event, “Where in the World is Plein Air,” is Wednesday, June 12. Learn more here!
Florida plein air paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

Florida State Senator Welcomes Plein Air

Artist Ralph Papa has been honored in having ten of his plein air paintings selected for display at State Senator Lori Berman’s office in Tallahassee. We invited Ralph to tell us more about his recent accomplishment, his advice for other artists, and more.
Forgotten Coast plein air - OutdoorPainter.com

Hurricane Recovery, Plein Air Style

A pop-up fundraiser by plein en artists aids Hurricane Michael recovery in Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Joseph Zbukvic - OutdoorPainter.com

Master Watercolorist Joseph Zbukvic Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

At the 8th Annual Plein Air Convention in San Francisco, California, Eric Rhoads honored master watercolorist Joseph Zbukvic with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the world of art.

Master Pastelist Albert Handell Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

At the 8th Annual Plein Air Convention in San Francisco, California, Eric Rhoads honored master pastelist Albert Handell with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the world of art.
Plein Air Convention - OutdoorPainter.com

2019 Plein Air Convention and Expo: Favorite Moments

Enjoy a recap of some the most popular highlights from this year's PACE - are you or your friends in any of these photos?
Plein air events - OutdoorPainter.com

Beginning April 28: Fifth Annual Olmsted Plein Air Invitational

Contemporary Impressionist paintings of Atlanta will be created and sold during a series of events throughout the week.
Painting outdoors - OutdoorPainter.com

Call for Entries: Plein Air Grand Marais

This event has a 16-year tradition of bringing outdoor painters to the North Shore of Lake Superior for a week of painting, competition, learning, and camaraderie.
Plein Air Salon - OutdoorPainter.com

February-March 2019 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

Elizabeth Harris, Director of InSight Gallery, has revealed her selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly art competition.
Plein air events - OutdoorPainter.com

Results from Lighthouse Plein Air Festival

Enjoy photos from the 6th Annual Plein Air Festival at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art.
Plein Air Salon - John Buxton

December-January 2019 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

Tim Newton, CEO of Salmagundi Club, has revealed his selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly art competition.
Art Renewal Center Salon

ARC Salon Now Accepting Entries

The ARC introduces new categories and a call to plein air artists this year: “To paint outdoors, completely from life is its own skill, and one that we are proud to highlight in our competition.”
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