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Discover the latest art news from the world of plein air painting, including recent winners, upcoming art events, art competition deadlines, and more!

Plein air festivals

Harford Plein Air Festival Winners

See who won awards at this plein air festival, hosted by the Maryland Center for the Arts. Also, get the details you need to enter or attend the 2019 event.
Plein Air Salon

August–September 2018 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

Elaine Adams has revealed her selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly art competition.
Painting en plein air

Mendocino Open Paint Out Winners Announced

See who won awards at this recent plein air event. Do you know anyone listed?
Painting en plein air - OutdoorPainter.com

Plein Air Painting on the West Side of the Tetons

Congratulations to the Driggs Digs Plein Air winners! Do you know any of these artists?
PleinAir Salon - John Whytock - OutdoorPainter.com

June–July 2018 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

Jean Stern has revealed his selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly art competition.
Plein air festival - OutdoorPainter.com

Door County Plein Air Festival: Winners Announced

Festival judge and artist CW Mundy tells us, “All works were judged based on the foundational truths of the science of painting — drawing, design, value, color, edges, paint manipulation, with variety and unity in each of those disciplines.”
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters - OutdoorPainter.com

A Plein Air Event That Benefits a National Park

Read a recap of the 7th Annual “Plein Air for the Park,” and see the list of winners from this year’s event.

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.
Plein air oil painting - OutdoorPainter.com

LPAPA Best of Plein Air Winners

View the five award-winning works from the 14th Annual “Best of Plein Air” exhibition. Do you know any of the winners?
American Plains Artists - OutdoorPainter.com

American Plains Artists — Winners Announced

See the comprehensive list of awards and recipients from the recent American Plains Artists 33rd Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale.
Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Salon - OutdoorPainter.com

Oil Painters of America Plein Air Salon Winners

Congratulations to these plein air artists!
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.
Plein air landscape painting - OutdoorPainter.com

Fallbrook Art Association Announces Winners

With seven waterfalls and endless gardens, artists had almost too many beautiful choices for their plein air landscape paintings.
Art Supplies and materials - OutdoorPainter.com

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!
Artist Jim Wodark

PleinAir Salon: Celebrating the Grand Prize Winner

The winner of this year’s Plein Air Salon says he enters his paintings in art competitions for these two reasons.
Artist David Leffel

David Leffel Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

We wish to congratulate master artist David Leffel for earning a Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch a touching mini-documentary about his life and his path to becoming a legend.
Alvaro Castagnet watercolor artist

Alvaro Castagnet Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to watercolor master Alvaro Castagnet, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo.
  1. PleinAir Podcast 129: Artist Ray Roberts on Plein Air Techniques and More 48:41