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15th Annual Red Wing Winners Announced

From 29 juried-in artists who completed three paintings each, the Best in Show this year went to ...
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.

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...

March 15th Final Deadline for Salon Competition!

There are just a few more days left to enter the PleinAir Salon competition and compete for $20,000 in cash prizes (www.pleinairsalon.com). ...

Record Number of Painters Converge In Monterey

Starting today, a record number of plein air painters will assemble at the Monterey, California, Conference Center in the largest gathering of plein air...

Painting Florida’s “Forgotten Coast”

The Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition, a nonprofit organization promoting cultural events along Florida's Panhandle coast from Alligator Point to Mexico Beach in the Panama...

Ten Winners Announced in PleinAir Salon’s June/July Contest

Ten artists were awarded top prizes in PleinAir magazine's June/July contest, part of the PleinAir Salon. Were you or one of your friends on...
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Apocalypse Now?

What would the world look like if humans did little to protect it? A new exhibition explores this and similar questions. David Wagner has assembled...

Plein Air Event in Alabama Town Driven by Museum

Gadsden, Alabama, population 37,000, hosts a successful plein air event each spring that culminates in an exhibition in the Gadsden Museum of Art. Their...

Last Call for Entries: PleinAir Salon

The deadline for entries in the December-January contest of the PleinAir Salon is midnight, Jan. 31--Friday night. At stake is a chance to win...

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Kathy Anderson

Kathy Anderson agrees that for everything, there is a season. That's why this artist is happy to set up a still life on the...

There Is a Season … for Oil Painting

When Paul Saindon posted a painting on Facebook and joyfully labeled it the last oil painting of the year, curiosity was piqued.  ...

OPPORTUNITY: Parkville Paint Out, Kansas City

The 4th Annual Parkville in Art event is coming up fast, so Kansas City-area artists will need to ready their plans. Lead Image: “Looking Both...

Care Needed When Toning Canvas With Acrylic

A video that a San Francisco artist posted on YouTube about the alleged dangers of toning a canvas with too thin of a mixture...

Handy Guide Helps You Sketch in Right Proportions

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Kentucky artist Kathleen B. Hudson finds that preliminary sketches really help with her final paintings, but she...

Paint Snow Hill

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - More than 70 artists went to Snow Hill, Maryland, recently for the Paint Snow Hill event, a...

OPPORTUNITY: Mineral Point, WI, in August

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - The frontier mining town of Mineral Point, Wisconsin, hosts two plein air events each year — one...

How to Stay Cool(er) in Arches National Park

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - The temperature often exceeds 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer in Arches National Park in Utah. But...

Painting in a City Recovering from a Hurricane

The Savannah Art Association had to postpone its Paint Out for two weeks because of effects of Hurricane Matthew, but the group finally held its event and named some winners, albeit with one relocation.

Artist as Collector: Barry Koplowitz

Pennsylvania artist Barry Koplowitz collects art, but not many paintings. What moves him to pick the few he has?
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