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Painting the Grand Canyon - OutdoorPainter.com

From River to Rim: 100th Anniversary of the Grand Canyon

To celebrate its 100th anniversary this year, Kelly Kane talked to five artists well known for their paintings of the Grand Canyon, and got their takes on the top spots to paint.
Eli Cedrone, “Ely’s Harbour, Bermuda,” oil on panel, 16 x 8 in.

Bermuda Plein Air Festival: Best in Oils

Help us congratulate Boston-based artist Eli Cedrone, whose painting was recently given recognition at the Bermuda Plein Air Festival.
Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show and Sale

Plein Air Paintings Raise More Than $180,000

The 9th Annual “Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show and Sale” drew art lovers who admired and purchased Catalina Island–inspired art by 11 nationally recognized plein air painters.
The 2019 Ohio Plein Air Society award winners

Ohio Plein Air Society: A “Movable Feast”

Participants painted southern Ohio landscapes that included small-town scenes, urban sights in downtown Cincinnati, and Midwest farms. Learn more about this — and the next event — here.
Plein Air Events - OutdoorPainter.com

Your Plein Air Events Guide for November 2019

Looking for a local event next month? Check out these listings of plein air events from the Northeast to the Southwest, and beyond!
PleinAir Salon - OutdoorPainter.com

August/September 2019 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

Kathryn Mapes Turner, owner of Turner Fine Art, has revealed her selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly competition.
Artist Michele Byrne during a palette knife painting demonstration

Congratulations to Michele Byrne!

Earlier this year, landscape painter Michele Byrne earned a special award from Streamline Publishing — find out what in this announcement.
Catalina Youth Plein Air Art Projec

Inspiring the Next Generation of Plein Air Artists

John Cosby mentored middle and high school students, who had the opportunity to experience first-hand how nature inspires art.
Figures in the landscape - John Whytock - OutdoorPainter.com

9 Artists Over 65: Still Winning

Today we honor these artists who are still painting, and still winning art competitions. Be inspired.
Driggs Plein Air

2019 Driggs Plein Air Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the recent Driggs Plein Air Festival! See who took home awards in this recap.
Plein Air Hudson 2019

Plein Air Hudson Winners Announced

These artists also got some help from local well-known goats, called “the Munch Bunch” to open up a great vista.
Telluride Plein Air Festival

16th Annual Telluride Plein Air Winners

Over $130,000 worth of paintings were sold during this recent plein air festival in Colorado. Discover the top-selling artists and get the recap here.
Bob Ross app

Bob Ross Bedtime Stories? Yes Please!

See how you can lull yourself to sleep with the soothing sounds of Bob Ross's voice (yes, there's an app for that).
Urania Christy Tarbet

Urania Christy Tarbet, Rest in Peace

We honor the life of the founder of IAPS, author, artist, and beloved friend and family member.
Plein Air Salon paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

April/May 2019 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

David Ethridge, Director, owner and curator, has revealed his selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly competition.
Rangely Artist Trail map - OutdoorPainter.com

A Trail Especially for Artists

Including 15 scenic locations, the trail promotes the unique and rugged beauty of this region, and it welcomes artists of all genres.
Where in the World is Plein Air

It’s Okay to Watch

The annual online event, “Where in the World is Plein Air,” is Wednesday, June 12. Learn more here!
Florida plein air paintings - OutdoorPainter.com

Florida State Senator Welcomes Plein Air

Artist Ralph Papa has been honored in having ten of his plein air paintings selected for display at State Senator Lori Berman’s office in Tallahassee. We invited Ralph to tell us more about his recent accomplishment, his advice for other artists, and more.
Forgotten Coast plein air - OutdoorPainter.com

Hurricane Recovery, Plein Air Style

A pop-up fundraiser by plein en artists aids Hurricane Michael recovery in Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Joseph Zbukvic - OutdoorPainter.com

Master Watercolorist Joseph Zbukvic Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

At the 8th Annual Plein Air Convention in San Francisco, California, Eric Rhoads honored master watercolorist Joseph Zbukvic with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the world of art.
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