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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!

Susie Hyer with Moravian University President Bryon Grigsby​

Plein Air Artist Given Alumni Award

Known to her friends and fellow painters as an enthusiastic, “lets-do-it” kind of artist, Susie Hyer says, “I can always set up some kind...
Plein air painter Jack McGowan

A Welcome Relief at Hermits Peak Fire

In light of the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon fire — and as a Santa Fe plein air painter — Jack McGowan came up with an idea to ...
art supplies for plein air painters

The Hottest Plein Air Art Supplies of the Season

We always need more art supplies - like, always. Here are some the most popular colors, surfaces, paint brushes, frames on the market now. You're welcome!
Graeme Stevenson artist

We Will Miss You, Graeme Stevenson

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of the beloved Australian artist Graeme Stevenson.
Painting of Yosemite Valley

Outside Insights

In her new LPAPA show, “Outside Insights,” Kathleen Dunphy will take you behind the scenes to show you her painting process from inception to final painting.
PleinAir Salon - Laurie Kersey, "Stillness," oil, 18 x 24 in.

It Has Everything

Camille Przewodek has revealed her selections for the winners in this round of the PleinAir Salon.

Speaking of Winners…

Congratulations to everyone who participated and placed in the 14th Annual Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival! Best in Show went to ...
PleinAir Salon - painting of boats

I’m Stunned

A husband’s secret, an artist’s dream...

Until We Meet Again

Most of us by now are home from the 9th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo, filled to the brim with new techniques, ideas, paintings, memories, and friends...

Plein Air Painters Take Over the Plaza

For our second paint-out of the Plein Air Convention & Expo, we took several buses to the historic and vibrant Santa Fe Plaza. There,...

Painting Santuario de Chimayó

Welcome back to your Plein Air Convention & Expo highlights! Yesterday was so filled with activities that it’s difficult to narrow it all down...

Hello From the Plein Air Convention!

I don’t know what I was expecting at PACE, but it wasn’t this…
Art fairs - Richard J. Oliver landscape painting

Inspired at Art Fairs

Plein air painter Richard J. Oliver shares how participating in art fairs has been more rewarding than he could have imagined.
Plein Air Salon winners

The Last Salon Winners

Seth Hopkins, Booth Western Art Museum Executive Director has revealed his selections for the March round; winners of the annual competition will be announced at the Plein Air Convention!
Plein air painting in New Zealand (Opua); Photo credit: Barrett Edwards

An Artist’s Dream: Painting in New Zealand

There’s an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean that’s about the size of Colorado. It has deep glacier lakes and active volcanoes, and it is the destination for a group of plein air painters led by Eric Rhoads this coming September.
Quick Draw-Juried Artist-1st Place

2022 Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Award Winners

Discover who placed for what at the The 8th annual Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition in Louisiana.
Jim Wodark, “Coyote Creek,” 8 x 16 in., oil

Winners From the 16th Annual Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational

Thirteen invited plein air artists from both coasts and several western states made a strong showing this March...
Plein Air Salon - Brent Cotton, "Winter Magic," oil, 32 x 40 in.

Fabulous Faves From the February Salon

Did you or your friends win? Karen Hagan, painter and owner of Hagan Fine Art has revealed her selections for the winners in the Plein Air Salon February Art Competition.

The Rattlesnake Gang Strikes Again

For the past six years, a group of plein air painters has been gathering every February, and according to Richie Vios, "We can't get enough of it."
Bierstadt paintings

Over 40 Hudson River School Landscapes on View

This closely-knit group of artists, together with like-minded poets and writers, forged a self-consciously “American” landscape vision and literary voice.
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