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Peggy Immel: Southwest Journeys

Immel’s paintings are inspired by the striking beauty of the Southwest, and her passion for the landscape is enhanced by her frequent explorations of both new and familiar places.
Plein air paintings by John Cosby - OutdoorPainter.com

Art Exhibition: On Location in Malibu 2018

See what inspires John Cosby's plein air paintings of Malibu.
Plein Air Studies - Associated Women in the Arts

Study to Studio: A Plein Air Art Exhibition

“From Study to Studio” highlights the beginning to end process that artists use to create their art — from original concept to final completion.
Field studies and small works by William Matthews

Field Studies, Small Paintings by William Matthews

A selection of plein air field studies and more...

Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage

View more than 50 paintings, oil studies, and drawings by Frederic Church in this current art exhibition (preview it here!).

Plein Air Artist Julia Munger Seelos: “Landforms” Exhibition

Learn about this striking collection of plein air paintings inspired by the parks of Utah and Arizona, as well as the California coast.

Urban Landscapes: An Art Exhibition

Learn about Rolando Barrero's current exhibition at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery (California).

Plein Air in British Columbia

Learn about the next plein air retreat hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Enormous Paintings of the Grand Canyon

The 2018 Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale will feature paintings and sculptures from more than 70 nationally recognized contemporary artists, including Sedona, AZ artist Curt Walters with his large-scale landscapes.

31 Days of Painting Watercolor Urbanscapes

Plein air artist Barbara Tapp’s work will be featured February 2 through March 3 at Holton Studio Gallery, where she’ll be showing 34 watercolor urbanscapes that were painted during a 31-day sprint in the Flatlands of Berkeley.

Intuitive Draftsman, Innovative Watercolorist: John Marin

The work of John Marin (1870-1953), gets a revelatory new look in an exhibition originating at the Arkansas Arts Center, affording a unique opportunity to see finished watercolors, etchings, and oil paintings reunited with the sketches on which they were based, for the first time outside the artist’s studio.

Pioneering Painter Celebrated in Sacramento

California artist E. Charlton Fortune (1885-1969) came of age during a time when women began to redefine their roles in society, pushing the boundaries of what was expected of them and challenging the status quo. An exhibition of her work, titled “E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit,” will be on view at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA from January 28-April 22, 2018. You need to know about her!

Trekking Artists to Exhibit: The Granite Group

Over the past few years, some of California’s most distinguished plein air artists have painted in the wilderness areas of the High Sierra Mountains. Now a large group of their plein air and studio paintings are on exhibition. Find out which artists are included in the show.

The Miracle of Light

Richard Schloss belongs to a group of strong, intimate painters who have helped continue Santa Barbara’s storied tradition of landscape painting that began more than a century ago. This new year, Schloss presents his newest paintings during a must-see exhibition here.

Drifting into Plein Air Beauty

The remarkably talented painter Joshua Cunningham is presenting his newest series of plein air works, titled “Driftless,” at Minneapolis’ Groveland Gallery. What’s the story behind the works? Find out here.

Florida Through Russian Eyes

Plein air impressionist painters Julia Kostova, Rustem Stahurski, Viktorija Bulava, Irina Alexandrina, and Mikhail Shapovalenko will each be represented during a colorful group exhibition at East West Fine Art.

The Granite Group

Every year since 2005 an intrepid crew of artists come together from all over California, and beyond, to trek the High Sierras, be inspired, and paint. In the first major installation of 2018, the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center will present “Granite Group: Plein Air Paintings of the High Sierras.” The exhibition opens...

May “Peace” Be With You

Twelve talented plein air painters will be featuring their works this December in California for a can’t-miss group show. Find out here who’s included and where!

AWA’s Ready for Spring

Just before Thanksgiving, American Women Artists (AWA) announced their upcoming 2018 Spring Online Juried Show — an exclusive juried show opportunity for Associate and Associate with Distinction members.

‘Tis the Season

Galleries and museums across the nation are in the full swing of their holiday shows, including the Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming, which is currently showcasing nearly 300 artworks by 101 artists from across the country.
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