For the sixth year in a row, artists from across the Midwest gathered in Fairfield, Illinois, to enjoy the Fairfield Fall Foliage Paint Out. This year had some big winners, with one talented artist pulling off a Triple Crown, receiving Best of Show, Artists’ Choice, and Best Oil.
The third annual Capitola Plein Air competition recently wrapped up in sunny California where 40 talented artists went head-to-head for over $2000 in awards. The winners were. . .
Mounted in 2016, “The Nature of Art: Painted Parks” by Indiana artist Rick Wilson and the Richmond Art Museum was recently recognized by the Indiana Historical Society, winning this state-wide honor.
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.
The second annual Cape Ann Plein Air event recently wrapped up in Massachusetts with some remarkable results. Which artists seized the moment?
Thirty-five artists recently converged in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the inaugural Plein Air Tulsa! Competition, judged by the nationally known Gil Adams. With Tulsa’s outstanding subjects to paint — such as gardens, parks, and Art Deco architecture — which artists captured them best?
The Maryland Center for the Arts recently wrapped up its third annual Harford Plein Air Festival, a week-long outdoor painting competition held at several locations throughout Harford County. Find out here which of the 30 juried artists reigned supreme amidst their colleagues and the marvelous fall colors.
The gorgeous fall colors recently attracted a number of talented outdoor painters to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for a vibrant and colorful plein air festival. Will you know the winners?
The 19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational was another resounding success. Each year, the event showcases the nation’s top plein air landscape painters, who compete for more than $30,000 in cash prizes. Who grabbed awards last weekend? Find out here.
Sequoia Gallery + Studios in Hillsboro, Oregon, was the proud host once again for the annual Plein Air @ Washington County event. Find out here who reigned supreme in the Pacific Northwest.
A large contingency of world-class plein air painters recently participated in the Fifth Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival in Virginia, which resulted in a stunning array of paintings. Which ones earned ribbon distinction? Find out here!
The 14th Annual Ohio Plein Air Competition recently wrapped up in Bay Village, Ohio, where more than 50 artists competed for the eye of judges Dawn Whitelaw and Robin Roberts.
The Art Renewal Center (ARC) recently introduced a ninth category in the 13th International Salon Competition. Bet you can guess what it is!
The Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody, Wyoming, brought in over $1 million in art sales. Of these terrific sales, the Saturday morning Quick Draw brought in almost $113,000, sold under the auctioneer Troy Black on the freezing, rainy, snowy day of September 23.
Fifty fine artists from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond assembled in Chincoteague and Assateague in Virginia for a paint-out, show, and sale. Who took home hardware?
The historic Solomons Island in Maryland was host once again to a vibrant plein air competition and festival, with names both familiar and new earning those prized ribbons, bragging rights, and cash. Who were they?
The fifth annual Mendocino Open Paint Out (MOPO) recently concluded in California in which six prestigious featured artists and 64 participating artists created 438 works in total. Which of these rose to the top?
The 4th annual “Carmel on Canvas” plein air paint-out was held Friday to Sunday, September 15-17, featuring 60 highly acclaimed artists competing for over $13,000 in prizes. Who did judge Shaun Thomas Dingwerth delight?
The California Art Club (CAC) highlights one of the defining characteristics of the Golden State — its awe-inspiring shoreline — during a must-see exhibition titled “A Journey Along the California Coast,” on view now through...
Plein Air Grand Marais, a Minnesota event that just wrapped up its awards presentation in the picturesque area along the North Shore of Lake Superior, is one of the premier plein air opportunities in the Midwest, continually drawing the region’s best artistic talent. Who captured glory in 2017?