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Randall Graham with his 1st Place winning painting at the 2023 Wayne Plein Air Festival

“Sometimes Crazy Ideas Pay Off”

This year's first place winner of the Wayne Plein Air Festival reflects on his winning painting.
"Apparently This Wasn't a Brothel," Mat Barber Kennedy, First Place North Carolina Plein Air Art Fest 2023

“Apparently This Wasn’t a Brothel”

Celebrating Art and Community: Highlights from the 2023 North Carolina Plein Air Art Festival New Bern
Lana Privitera, "Looking for a Way Out," watercolor, 29 x 21 in.

“Looking For a Way Out” Found a Way In

Catherine Saks of Saks Gallery has revealed her selections for the winners in the April 2023 PleinAir Salon.
Kimball Geisler, our Grand Prize Winner, accepting handshakes from fellow painters at PACE

“Tower of Towers” Takes Annual Salon

Congratulations to the incredible artists of the 12th Annual PleinAir Salon Art Competition from PleinAir™ Magazine!
Painting in the Garden of the Gods on Day 4 of PACE

Painting in the Garden of the Gods

As we boarded the busses, the thunder was so loud that it was setting off car alarms, and ...
Enjoying Eldorado Canyon State Park for our second paint-out of the week!

Day 3 Adventures Unfold

We are in full swing at the Plein Air Convention! On Day 3 of PACE our group headed into the Eldorado Canyon State Park,...
A moment from our first paint-out in the downtown Golden, Colorado area

“You’ve Got To Do It”

At the first paint-out of PACE '23, some artists painted on location for the very first time after a full day of demos and friend-making.
One of the many moments of laughter and joy from the PACE Opening Ceremonies on Day 1

Unforgettable Moments – And It’s Only Day 1

The 10th Anniversary of the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) in Denver, Colorado kicked off with music, laughter, a celebrity guest, and even a little magic this year.
The Wayne Plein Air Festival

Winners at Wayne ’23

Wayne Art Center Announces 15th Annual Wayne Plein Air Festival Award Winners
King Charles Coronation plein air artist

Painting the King’s Coronation

A Plein Air Artist Capturing History
PleinAir Salon - Bethann Moran Handzlik, "A Mind of Winter," oil, 33 x 32 in.

“A Mind of Winter” Wins

Timothy Standring, artist and Curator Emeritus, has revealed his selections for the winners in this round of the PleinAir Salon.
Debra Huse, "Spring Evening," oil on linen, 8 x 10 in.

Small Work Spotlight: “Spring Evening”

"I am thrilled that my painting was one of 150 pieces juried from 1,615 entries and one of only 14 awards given by juror, Anne Blair Brown," said Debra Huse.
PleinAir Salon - Hui Li, "Metaphor of Plants Series No.8," oil, 59 x 71 in.

A “Metaphor of Plants” Wins Feb. PleinAir Salon

Scott Shields, who is the Ted and Melza Barr Chief Curator and Associate Director at the Crocker Art Museum, has revealed his selections for the winners in the February 2023 PleinAir Salon.
Artist CW Mundy

See the Legendary C.W. Mundy Get this Award LIVE

PleinAir Magazine’s highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, is to be presented to C.W. Mundy LIVE at ...
landscape paintings

On View: Landscape Paintings Inspired by History

“Inspired by History” is a curated exhibition that features approximately 22 larger and smaller-scale framed artworks created by ...
LPAPA plein air - First Place: "Jitterbug" (watercolor, 18 x 14 in.) by Geoffrey Allen

The 2023 “Best of Plein Air” LPAPA Winners Are …

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association celebrated its 19th Annual “Best of Plein Air” Juried Art Show with over 317 entries by 140 artists.
Image courtesy of the California Art Club and the Arroyo Seco Foundation

The Great Hahamongna Paint-Out and Walkabout

This is a family-friendly community event for both art and nature enthusiasts to enjoy this environmental treasure in ...
Invited artist Suzie Baker giving a spirited plein air demonstration

Documenting “Old Florida” with Art

How a plein air festival is encouraging the arts for students, collectors, and the general public with everything from painting stations to a welcoming "Plein Air Church" service.
PleinAir Podcast - John Stobart - OutdoorPainter.com

In Memory of a Maritime Legend

Today we are saddened to report on the death of a renowned artist who pursued his dream despite being once told, “You’re never going to put bread on the table with that kind of work.”
PleinAir Salon - Charles Newman, "Corner of Riggs Street," oil, 18 x 24 in.

The Street Corner That Won the Salon

CW Mundy has revealed his selections for the winners in the January 2023 PleinAir Salon. See who took home first place ...