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OPPORTUNITY : Greenbank Farm 9/30

Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm in Wilmington, Delaware, is inviting you to its 30th anniversary plein air celebration this September.  With three decades under their belt, you know it’s got to be great!

Workshop Guide Open for Submissions!

PleinAir Magazine’s 2018 Artists’ Guide is now open for submissions! Want to reach a wider audience for your event? Details here.

Yee-haw! Plein Air Texas Winners

The meteoric rise of EnPleinAirTEXAS has been something to behold. 2017 was the event’s fourth year, and it has already become one of the most well-attended and sought-out painting competitions in the United States. Featuring 34 of the nation’s top outdoor painters in 2017 — find out here who rounded up honors and lassoed awards.

Painting Tanks and Militaria at Fort Leonard Wood

Having a daughter married to a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force has some unexpected benefits. I have always enjoyed visiting the various posts and bases where they are stationed — Little Rock AFB in Arkansas, Scott AFB in Mascoutah, Illinois, etc. Each has its own history proudly on display.
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IAPS Names Prix de Pastel Award

See who was awarded this prestigious award from the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) 33rd Juried Exhibition.
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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!
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Painting the Landscape in Ireland: Art in the Open Winners

In its 14th year, this annual festival hosted 100 artists painting and capturing the stunning landscape of the Sunny South East, County Wexford in Ireland.

Kevin Macpherson Picks Impressionist Paintings

Awards were selected in the recent exhibition of paintings by members of the American Impressionist Society at the Eckert & Ross Fine Art gallery...
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Painting the Superior Hiking Trail

In 2011, Minnesota artist Neil Sherman began a quest to hike and paint along the 277-mile Superior Hiking Trail that follows the north shore...

Kayaker Saves Brush, Artist Relieved

Watercolorist Michael Reardon recently recounted an episode in plein air painting on his Facebook page. "Sunday's plein air effort on San...

Florida Artist Sees Stars, Paints Them

Florida artist Stephen Bach discovered that a seemingly routine part of his painting proved challenging: the depiction of small, twinkling stars in the night...

Artist Ignores Personal Danger, Pursues Land Conservancy at the Top of the World

More and more artists are working to help preserve open land, but few run the risk of death -- or at least a bad...

Ten More Artists Qualify for Big $15,000 Prize

PleinAir readers were hard on juror Skip Whitcomb: The Colorado artist had a tough time choosing the finalists in PleinAir magazine's August/September contest, part...

Plein Air Painting Catching Fire in Jackson, Wyoming

The Teton Plein Air Painters, an informal organization that grew from a few friends to more than 60 painters in a little more than...

In Its Second Year, Event Stretches to Two Weeks

Plein Air Shorewood in Wisconsin was in its infancy in 2013. This year, it lasted two weeks -- from September 8-20 -- and included...

Painting Amidst a Pitched Battle

R. Gregory Summers knew this painting experience was going to be quite different. But suddenly there were people falling down all around his feet,...

Flying in From Taos to Help Protect Land

Chris Morel lives in Taos, New Mexico, but he flew to California in mid-April to help out the Redlands Conservancy. Why?  ...

More Painting in Parks on Public TV

Stefan Baumann spent a considerable amount of time and effort filming a TV series titled “The Grand View,” and the care he took in...

Parting Shot: Art Basel Miami Beach Counterpoint

Art Basel is famous and notorious among representational painters. But one thing is for sure: Attending it can be laborious. The antidote, of course,...

Be Brave, Says Brad Holt

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Brad Holt, a field instructor at the upcoming Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE), has much...
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