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Special Convention Presentation by Chinese-American Artists

During the Plein Air Convention & Expo (www.pleinairconvention.com), two Chinese-American artists will demonstrate their skillful, painterly approaches to outdoor painting. Here's a brief review...

Cincinnati Plein Air Paint-Out Honors Members, Past & Present

The Cincinnati Art Club and the Ryland Lakes Country Club recently presented a very special plein air painting event, exhibition, and celebration for current...

Extraordinarily Skilled & Flamboyant: Alexey Steele DVD Now Available

The latest instructional DVD from Streamline Publishing showcases one of the most gifted, well-trained, articulate, and outlandish contemporary artists, Alexey Steele. For the first...

Top Painters Gather in the Desert

A group of artists painted in the westernmost part of Sonora Desert in Borrego Springs, California, from November 7-10, 2012 and offered their plein...

Russian Painters, Then & Now

Sales of paintings by great Russian artists continue to break records, with Sotheby’s 2012 global total for auctions of Russian art reaching $63 million....

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...

Denver Plein Air Fest 2012 Exhibition

Plein air paintings are currently on view in a juried exhibition at the Denver Public Library in Denver, Colorado (until December 31, 2012), and...

Take Advantage of a Helpful Payment Plan

You don’t want to miss the Plein Air Convention & Expo, in Monterey, California, from April 10-14, 2013 (www.pleinairconvention.com). So to help you spread...

Painters & Photographers Compete in Florida

Thirty-three painters and 15 photographers worked all around the city of Tarpon Springs, Florida, from November 7-10, 2012. Find out who won the prizes....

Which Paintings Received Purchase Awards?

In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran 2012, the fourth annual plein air event in Zion National Park,  was held November 4-12, 2012. Twenty-five of...

Husbands & Wives Win Salon Prizes

There are a few coincidences among the bimonthly PleinAir Magazine Salon competition winners, including the fact that one husband-and-wife team worked on the plein...

NUDE! Exposure for Those Who Paint Figures

If you draw or paint nude figures en plein air or in the studio, there are two opportunities for you to compete for prizes....

Juried Show for Women Only

A juried fine art exhibition sponsored by the Northwest Area Arts Council will celebrate women artists, at the Old Court House Arts Center in...
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Just Released! New Book on John Singer Sargent

When Richard Ormond spoke to a packed audience during the 2012 Plein Air Convention & Expo (www.pleinairconvention.com), he talked about completing Volume VII of...

Important Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft

When PleinAir was first published, from 2004-2006, each profile article contained vital statistics about the featured artist. We’ve since learned that providing that kind...

WARNING! Thieves Target Painters

We’ve received several warnings about a sophisticated plot to extort money from outdoor painters. Find out what’s happening so you can protect yourself! ...

Artists Hosted by Historic Society in Bagdad, Florida

For the second year in a row, the Bagdad Village Preservation Association of Bagdad, Florida, and the Dragonfly Gallery in Milton, Florida, invited 18...

PleinAir Magazine Takes You to Russia

Plan now to take advantage of a rare opportunity to paint and study painting in Russia from August 22-September 7, 2013 with two master...

Quick Draw This Weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona

The annual Scottsdale Fall for the Arts festival kicks off on Thursday, November 8, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The four-day celebration comprises a series of...

Final Report From Escalante Canyons, Utah

Following up on the initial report we gave two weeks ago, we can now list the award winners in the 9th Annual Escalante Canyons...
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