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*Correction* Schaller’s Salon Selections

Did you or your friends win? The recent winners of the PleinAir Salon, selected by world-renowned watercolorist Thomas W. Schaller, have been revealed! Find out here who took home awards and is in the running for the $15,000 Grand Prize.

Montague’s Success Grows

Now in its fourth year, the Montague International Plein Air Art Festival enjoyed huge success in June 2017 with a record-breaking 44 participating artists and over $2000 worth of prize money. Who caught the eye of judge Brian Lorimer?

Easton Impresses Again

One of the nation’s premier painting events, Plein Air Easton, witnessed another fantastic week of camaraderie, warm weather, and stacks of brilliant paintings. Both established and up-and-coming names filled the winners list. Take a look!

Where in the World? HERE!

If you haven’t had the chance to see some of the incredible footage from last week’s global event “Where in the world is...,” look no further because we’ve compiled several of the videos here! This only scratches the surface!

Adirondack Glory

Nearly 100 artists have gathered with Publisher Eric Rhoads this week at Paul Smith College near the Canadian border for family, friendship, and a week-long plein air painting extravaganza.

OPPORTUNITY: The Chateau Beckons

A group of artists recently returned from a weeklong journey where they took on the enviable task of capturing the Loire Valley in Trôo, France, en plein air. A delightful little photo essay of their adventure is one click away.

PleinAir Is Global

If you’ve ever wondered how diverse and far-reaching the plein air culture is, look no further than a fantastic three-day event that began today.

Plein Air Got Used

In a great way, of course! News emanating from Rockville, Utah, last week is a wonderful example of how outdoor painting benefits not only painters, collectors, and enthusiasts, but an entire historical community.

What’s a Painter’s Response to a Plant

More than 70 artists, ranging from plein air painters to ceramicists, are working together to support the New Orleans Botanical Garden through the exhibition “RESPONSE: Artists in the Park.”

What a Painting Dream Trip Looks Like

Following the February 2016 PleinAir magazine historic trip to Cuba, publisher Eric Rhoads determined that he would create at least one painting trip to exotic locations each year. His goal: Paint in the world’s most beautiful places and visit places people might not go on their own.

Paint Like a Hobbit

You don't have to be a hobbit to want to paint a landscape so beautiful, unusual, and magical that it inspires the top filmmakers. Just ask the lucky 50 artists who are attending the Paint New Zealand Publisher's Invitational this week.

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Brenda Boylan on Not Wearing Earphones

Pastelist Brenda Boylan is a veteran of the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE), and this year, she plans on sharing her street-smart tips for painting urban scenes. Such as?

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: W. Truman Hosner and a Serious Plein Air Challenge

Plein air painting can be a challenge, but even changing light and other environmental conditions aren’t enough for some folks. Like W. Truman Hosner, a member of the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) faculty, who ups the ante considerably with his subject matter.

Artists Share in $31,500 in Prizes

Jean Stern judged the December-January contest in the PleinAir Salon, setting up a slew of artists to win thousands of dollars in prizes. Who's in?

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Mark Fehlman on Learning and Camaraderie

California painter Mark Fehlman loves the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) because it offers artists a chance to be with their tribe, and learn from each other. And this year, he doesn’t even have to leave town to attend.

Painting in Paradise (Paint Out, That Is)

The break is over. Plein air painting events are gearing back up again, with Florida understandably leading the way. Who won at the recent Paradise Paint Out, in the Florida Keys?

OPPORTUNITY: Plein Air Easton

The deadline for one of America’s most prestigious plein air events is coming up.

EXHIBITION: Small Works at Debra Huse, on Balboa Island, CA

’Tis the season for brisk sales of small paintings, and Debra Huse Gallery knows it. Her stellar lineup of artists has pieces perfect for stocking stuffing.

Tilby’s Good Marketing Practices Include PleinAir Salon

Canadian Deborah Tilby thinks entering the PleinAir Salon is smart business sense. Why?

An Artist Tells About Fall Color Week Through Paintings

- Bob Bahr reporting, Editor PleinAir Today - Nearly 70 painters joined PleinAir magazine publisher Eric Rhoads to paint Maine’s Schoodic Peninsula recently during Fall...
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