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1st Place: Tom Brown, “Until the Cows Come Home”

Announcing the LPAPA Town and Country Winners

The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) recently hosted “Town & Country – Where the Cities Meet the Pastures,” a juried art show. Discover the winning paintings here.

OPPORTUNITY: Artist Residency in Montana

Like the idea of staying in a remote cabin for two weeks and painting in nature? Find out how you can apply for this 2020 Artist Residency.

Top 10 Reasons to Enter the PleinAir Salon

Need a reason to enter the PleinAir Salon at the end of this month? We’ll give you 10.
Plein air convention - OutdoorPainter.com

The State of the Plein Air Movement

Learn about the massive trends we’re seeing, and how you can help grow this historic movement.
PleinAir Salon art competitions - Susan Hediger Matteson - OutdoorPainter.com

Oct/Nov 2019 PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed

Laura Grenning, owner of Grenning Gallery, has revealed her selections for the winners in the PleinAir Salon bi-monthly competition.
PleinAir Salon - winter landscape painting - OutdoorPainter.com

Cool Whisper: A Winter Landscape Painting

“The environment stimulates your senses as you breathe the fresh air, taking in all the sights and sounds; a truly awe inspiring and humbling experience,” says the artist. “My paintings are my personal response to these surroundings…”
Jane Hunt, accepting the Best in Show award

The Laguna “Best in Show” Goes To…

The annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational carries on the landscape painting legacy that established Laguna Beach as an art colony more than 100 years ago. See who took home this year’s Best in Show!
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).
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  1. PleinAir Podcast 213: CW Mundy and the Principles of Painting