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DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR PLEINAIR SALON COMPETITION. Only a few days remain to enter the September/October portion of the PleinAir magazine Salon competition that will...

More Top Painters at Convention

All the plein air painters you admire and want to meet will be joining the Plein Air Convention & Expo at the Monterey, California,...

Residency Programs for Artists

There are great locations in the U.S. and abroad where artists step away from their normal routines to paint, reflect, and work alongside other...
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6th Annual Plein Air Paint-out in Westcliffe, Colorado

From October 4-6, 2012, the Sangres Art Guild sponsored the 6th Annual Plein Air Paint-Out, with the finished artwork exhibited at the 3rd Street...
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Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival in Salida, Colorado

Artist Buffalo Kaplinski judged the Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival that took place from September 15-22, 2012 in Salida, Colorado. Find out who received...

9th Annual in Escalante Canyons, Colorado

During the 9th Annual Escalante Canyons Art Festival -- Everett Ruess Days in Escalante Canyons, Colorado, a plein air painting competition was held September...

First Annual in Fairfield, Illinois

The First Annual Fairfield Fall Foliage Paint-Out was recently held in Fairfield, Illinois (October 11-13, 2012). Hosted by Volunteers for a Progressive Fairfield, the...

Help Pick the Cover!

Because readers of PleinAir are so passionate about the magazine, they want to be more involved in helping us choose the cover image. We...

New Book on Edward Hopper’s Plein Air Watercolors

The new book Edward Hopper in Vermont highlights the plein air watercolors created by the legendary American artist from 1927-1938.   Edward...

14th Annual Laguna Beach, CA, Plein Air Painting Invitational

Krystal Allen and Vanessa Rothe, two of our valued team members, report that the 14th Annual event was a great success. Find out who...

3rd Annual Maple Leaf Festival in Missouri

Cherry's Art & Framing in Carthage, Missouri, sponsored the annual Maple Leaf Paint Out (October 14-16, 2012). Find out who won the top three...

12th Annual ARC Scholarship Awards

The Art Renewal Center just announced the recipients of more than $30,000 in scholarships to aid students at ARC Approved Art Academy and Atelier...

Relief for Artists Hit by Hurricane Sandy

A number of organizations are working to provide help for the artists who lost their studios, art supplies, or artwork in the wake of...

PleinAir Cover Picked by Subscribers & Friends

Last week we asked for opinions about three potential covers for the January 2013 issue by posting the designs in the PleinAir Today e-newsletter,...

4th Annual CAC Fall Retreat in West Marin, California

Over the weekend of October 26-28, 2012, 85 members of the California Art Club (CAC) painted both outdoors and in a studio during the...

8th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival in Arizona

Thirty artists from Maine to California were invited to participate in the 2012 Sedona Plein Air Festival, sponsored by the Sedona Arts Center in...

3rd Annual Plein Air Paint Out in MO

Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri sponsored a three-day workshop by John Budicin, who also served as the judge of the...

Final Report From Escalante Canyons, Utah

Following up on the initial report we gave two weeks ago, we can now list the award winners in the 9th Annual Escalante Canyons...

Quick Draw This Weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona

The annual Scottsdale Fall for the Arts festival kicks off on Thursday, November 8, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The four-day celebration comprises a series of...

PleinAir Magazine Takes You to Russia

Plan now to take advantage of a rare opportunity to paint and study painting in Russia from August 22-September 7, 2013 with two master...