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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!

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.
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Fallbrook Art Association Announces Winners

With seven waterfalls and endless gardens, artists had almost too many beautiful choices for their plein air landscape paintings.
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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.

Winning an Art Competition Requires This

Artist and art industry veteran Terry Stanley explains that winning a competition hinges on doing one thing right at the onset: see what it is to increase your odds.
7th Annual Plein Air Convention - PACE 2018

A First-Timer’s Response to PACE

As you'll see in this Plein Air Convention recap, it turns out that hanging out with a thousand artists is every bit as much fun as you would think!
Plein air painting by Dave Santillanes

Gallery: 9 Winning Paintings from the Plein Air Salon

Congratulations to the February/March 2018 winners of the Plein Air Salon art competition! Be inspired with the following gallery of nine of the winning works, and learn how to enter your best art to win cash and publicity.
How to ship paintings

How Do the Pros Ship Paintings?

There comes a time in an artist’s career when she or he needs to ship paintings across the country for an exhibition. What is the best way to do this?
5 Plein Air Paintings from Hawaii | OutdoorPainter.com

Five Winning Plein Air Paintings from The Aloha State

Get a recap of the recent Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational and view some of the winning paintings here.

What’s in My Bag?

If you follow Lori Putnam at all, you probably realize she spends a fair amount of time on the road and in the air. That requires making sure she arrives with everything she needs safe and secure. Here are her top five preparedness tips for artists.
Plein air paintings - Rick Delanty

Plein Air Art, From the Magazine to a Private Collection

A painting featured in Plein Air magazine finds a home after being discovered by a reader who felt connected to it.

Painting in Historic Havana: A Recap

Discover what this group of artists got to experience while visiting Cuba with Publisher Eric Rhoads. Hint: It included much more than plein air painting!

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.

Announcing American Watercolor!

Streamline Publishing, the parent company of Plein Air and Fine Art Connoisseur magazines recently announced the launch of AmericanWatercolor.net, an exciting new online community for those who love and appreciate watercolor.

Salmagundi Club Award Given to John MacDonald

Read about the Salmagundi Club's exhibition, “Landscapes: Day and Night,” including a special award given to John MacDonald.

We Can Finally Watch the Highly Anticipated “Loving Vincent”

Make a date with your closest friends because “Loving Vincent,” the animated film inspired by Van Gogh’s paintings, is now available. Watch a preview here and learn how a team of artists created oil paintings to develop an experience that connects us with the mystery of this master.
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