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Paint the Town, Cranford, NJ

We finally received the list of award winners in the Paint the Town Plein Air Event & Sale, held in Cranford, New Jersey, from...

Enter These Competitions

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...

Enter an International Plein Air Event in San Diego

The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild invites artists to enter En Plein-Air, A Charles Reiffel Tribute 2013, an international art competition. The...

First “Paint Around for a Cause” in Doylestown, PA

The first "Paint Around for a Cause" event took place at the Rich Timmons Fine Art Gallery in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2012....

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...

Menlo Park, CA Paint-Out and Exhibit

The 6th Annual Paint Allied Arts 2012 brought together 25 outdoor painters on October 13, 2012 to paint in the historic gardens of Allied...

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...
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