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Jack Richeson, October 27, 1932 — October 27, 2023

We Say Goodbye to Jack Richeson

Jack worked in the artist materials industry from the age of 16 helping to manage sales for the leading manufacturers in the world. At age 49, he founded Jack Richeson and Company ...
2023 Celebration of Art plein air artists

On View Now at the Grand Canyon

Discover the 15th Annual Celebration of Art's top winners and view the paintings and photos from this year's event.
"Two Red Doors" by Nanci Charpentier

Baton Rouge Plein Air, One Stroke at a Time

Highlights from Baton Rouge Plein Air's two-day event, which focused on a historic town established in 1806 ...
Farley Lewis painting the Courthouse Bluff durint the 2023 Bluff Strokes Quick Paint

Dubuque, Iowa Through Artists’ Eyes

Results from the 6th Annual Bluff Strokes Paint Out, judged by ...
LPAPA's Vice President Celeste Gilles (left) and President Toni Kellenberg (right) presented the Best in Show Award; Photo by Nancy Villere

Highlights and Winners from the 25th Annual LPAPA Invitational

Enjoy the following highlights from the 25th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, where 28 awards were presented with cash and prizes valued at over $55,000.
Plein Air in the Mountains

Winners from Plein Air in the Mountains

Discover who took home the top prizes from Plein Air in the Mountains in this, and learn about a new artist division!
One of Rick Wilson's plein air paintings from Fall Color Week with Eric Rhoads, 2023

NPR Covers Fall Color Week – Interviews Plein Air Painters

At the recent Publisher's Invitational, Fall Color Week, with Eric Rhoads, NPR Community Engagement Reporter Amy Feiereisel said she found our group while at...
PleinAir Salon - Angus McEwan (United Kingdom), "Early Morning Quiet," watercolor, 22.5 x 15 in.

Albert Handell’s August PleinAir Salon Choices

Master Artist Albert Handell has revealed his selections for the winners in this round of the PleinAir Salon. They are ...
Adirondack Plein Air Festival

Adirondack Plein Air Festival ‘23 Winners

Participating artists set a new record this year. Discover who won awards at the 15th Annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival.
Lori Putnam, “Remembering Front Street,” oil, 12 x 16 in.

Art Auction & Live Event Supports Those Affected by Maui Wildfires

Join us for a free Art Streamathon on Friday, September 22, 2023, hosted by Kathleen Hudson, John Burton, Heather Burton, and Eric Rhoads. This live,...
Saim Caglayan, "Mission Santa Barbara," oil, 24 x 24 in.

Now Available: LPAPA’s Annual Catalog Art Show

The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) has announced its annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational “Catalog Art Show." It continues through ...
Joe Miller of Cheap Joe's Art Stuff

Joe “Cheap Joe” Miller, Rest in Peace

We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Joe Miller of Cheap Joe's Art Stuff. Some of you have known Joe for many years and share the shock and sadness ...
PleinAir Salon - Vlad Duchev (Baltimore, MD), "Together Again," oil, 18 x 24 in.

“Together Again” Takes First Place in the PleinAir Salon

Artist Kevin Macpherson has revealed his selections for the winners in this round of the PleinAir Salon. They are ...
Albert Handell is a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America, and was the third living artist to be inaugurated into the Pastel Hall of Fame.

Quick Tip: Open Your “Memory Box”

On Day 1 of the 3rd Annual Pastel Live, Albert Handell combined two reference photos to create a nature-inspired scene of ...
Pastel Live - Teresa Saia

Pastelists Enjoy an Essential Techniques Day

All day today (and into tonight), pastel artists are learning the basics of painting with this popular medium, as well as networking and making new friends, and discovering the best products on the market.
A glimpse of the teachers at Pastel Live this year - there's even a special faculty artwork auction!

Pastel Live is Happening Now!

We have a rare opportunity for you to take a leap of faith … and we’re confident it’s the boost you need to get re-energized about your art.
Plein Air Painters Chicago

Plein Air Painting … in Chicago

The group Plein Air Painters Chicago (PAPC) enjoyed its 20th Anniversary recently with a paint-out they call "I Heart Plein Air."
Frank Bette Arts Center plein air

Views of Victorian Houses and More

Learn about a paint-out that takes place on- and off-island. This year's winners are ...
LPAPA - Michael Hill, "Flower Fields at Dusk," oil, 16 x 20 in.

Flowers Fields Take 1st Place at LPAPA

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA, California) opened its annual “From Dusk to Dawn” event at the LPAPA Gallery recently, and has announced this year's award winners.
Bethann Moran-Handzlik, “Hollyhock and Bumble Bees at Anderson’s" - Best in Show, 2023 Door County Plein Air Festival

Door County Sees a Successful 17th Annual Plein Air Festival

The Door County Plein Air Festival in Fish Creek, Wisconsin (sponsored by the Peninsula School of Art) saw another year of success, with $18,000 in ...