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October-November 2018 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

Patricia Terwilliger, of Jones & Terwilliger Galleries, has revealed her selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly art competition.
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Farm to Table: Bringing Art to the Table

In the long-standing tradition of Brandywine Valley, this project was a cooperative endeavor between area artists, local farmers markets, and the Brandywine Conservancy to bring awareness through art of the natural resources and sustainable agriculture in our region.

A Revolutionary New Painting Technique

The story starts with a demo Donald Neff did for the Society of Western Artists in San Bruno, California. He never thought that, just hours later, he would discover a new painting technique not heard of before.

Plein Air Pests, in 1889

In case you missed it: An art conservator made waves around the art world after she alerted curators that, as she examined Vincent van Gogh’s 1889 “Olive Trees” with a microscope, she had found something extraordinary.
Scott Jones, Associate Publisher, Streamline Publishing

Changes: A Streamline Welcome to Scott Jones

As we wish a happy retirement to one of our team members, we welcome a new one.
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New Art Supplies on the Market? Yes, Please!

From colors and half pans to watercolor papers, brushes, easel accessories, and more — check out these exciting new art supplies for your next outing!

Shelby Keefe: My Favorite Place to Paint Outdoors

Shelby Keefe's favorite place to paint is a hillside where vehicles go to rust. "There's enough painting fodder there for the rest of my life," she says.
Artists on Art (May/June 2018) cover art by James Earley

Re-Introducing Artists on Art

Learn about a newly improved digital magazine experience that’s by artists, for artists!

Winning an Art Competition Requires This

Artist and art industry veteran Terry Stanley explains that winning a competition hinges on doing one thing right at the onset: see what it is to increase your odds.
7th Annual Plein Air Convention - PACE 2018

A First-Timer’s Response to PACE

As you'll see in this Plein Air Convention recap, it turns out that hanging out with a thousand artists is every bit as much fun as you would think!
How to ship paintings

How Do the Pros Ship Paintings?

There comes a time in an artist’s career when she or he needs to ship paintings across the country for an exhibition. What is the best way to do this?

What’s in My Bag?

If you follow Lori Putnam at all, you probably realize she spends a fair amount of time on the road and in the air. That requires making sure she arrives with everything she needs safe and secure. Here are her top five preparedness tips for artists.
Plein air paintings - Rick Delanty

Plein Air Art, From the Magazine to a Private Collection

A painting featured in Plein Air magazine finds a home after being discovered by a reader who felt connected to it.

Painting in Historic Havana: A Recap

Discover what this group of artists got to experience while visiting Cuba with Publisher Eric Rhoads. Hint: It included much more than plein air painting!

Top 10 Reasons to Enter the PleinAir Salon

Need a reason to enter the PleinAir Salon at the end of this month? We’ll give you 10.

Announcing American Watercolor!

Streamline Publishing, the parent company of Plein Air and Fine Art Connoisseur magazines recently announced the launch of AmericanWatercolor.net, an exciting new online community for those who love and appreciate watercolor.

Salmagundi Club Award Given to John MacDonald

Read about the Salmagundi Club's exhibition, “Landscapes: Day and Night,” including a special award given to John MacDonald.

We Can Finally Watch the Highly Anticipated “Loving Vincent”

Make a date with your closest friends because “Loving Vincent,” the animated film inspired by Van Gogh’s paintings, is now available. Watch a preview here and learn how a team of artists created oil paintings to develop an experience that connects us with the mystery of this master.

No Controversy. Just Six Americans Painting in Russia

American artists joined several Russian artists for three weeks of painting, touring museums and private studios, and sharing information. What did each artist gain from the experience?

PleinAir Magazine Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief

PleinAir Magazine ushers in a new chapter, welcoming Kelly Kane as its next Editor-in-Chief. The former content director of The Artist’s Magazine and longtime editor of Watercolor Artist will take over when M. Stephen Doherty retires in January.
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