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Why This Works: Texture Imparts Feeling and Movement

In this series, plein air painter and instructor Jeanne Mackenzie takes a look at new paintings by contemporary artists and points out why they...

Featured Artwork: Marilyn Simandle

Marilyn Simandle OPAM“Provence Pastime”Oil24 x 36 in.$7,900*Featured in the Oil Painters of America 24th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional OilsThis painting was inspired while...

A New Look for the New Year for PleinAir Today

As you've surely noticed, we are starting 2015 with a fresh look and some new content—we're rolling out a few new series of articles...

November 4: Impressionist Masterpiece at Auction

Star lots from Camille Pissarro and Auguste Rodin headline an upcoming sale of Impressionist and Modern art. Bonhams’ forthcoming auction of Impressionist & Modern Art...

EXHIBITION: “The Outsiders,” at Artists on Elgin

Two die-hard plein air painters in Canada's Ontario province are the subject of a show at Artists on Elgin, in Sudbury, Ontario, until the...

October 26: “Catalina: The Wild Side” Art Show & Sale

For the first time, “Catalina: The Wildside” will be held on the mainland, and it will feature artworks from a group of distinguished plein...

Artist as Collector: Monika Johnson, Finding Inspiration

When Monika Johnson sees someone doing what she tries to do, she finds it inspirational — and she buys the piece. Who’s in her collection?

Light Chasers

Fifteen top plein air painters have been invited to create original works of art that will then be exhibited and sold here between July 2 and 6. Who are they, and where?

Harford Honorees

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.
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8th Annual PleinAir Salon Winners Revealed!

Help us congratulate the winners of the 8th Annual PleinAir Salon! The Salon results were recently announced live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo. Who won?

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Doreen St.John’s Fantastic Year

Who knows what will happen for Doreen St.John between now and April 23, the start of the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) in...

Salmagundi Club Throws Bash for Building, Rossi – and it’s BYOD

When Roger Rossi is thrown a birthday party, historic buildings get TLC. That’s because the fiesta is BYOD (Bring Your Own Donation).   Rossi, an official...

Plein Air Convention Captured on Film

The crew putting together the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) took time out during the event to film key scenes at the gathering,...

Artist as Collector: David Boyd, Jr.

Georgia artist David Boyd, Jr. says paintings of boats have a good chance of getting into his collection. So do pieces with personal connections.   Boyd...

Artist as Collector: Randall Sexton

Randall Sexton had a hard time choosing which three paintings from his collection to talk about. “I have way more of other people’s work...

App Could Greatly Enhance Plein Air Events

A cellphone app called Glympse could help collectors find artists working in the field at plein air competitions. The Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association...

Featured Artwork: Shizhong Yan

"Resting by the Golden Pond"Oil24 x 30 in.$12,500*Featured in the Oil Painters of America 24th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils"I spent some of...

November 20: Guild of Boston Artists Gala

The Guild of Boston Artists, the only nonprofit gallery in Boston committed to displaying traditional painting and sculpture, celebrates its 100th anniversary with a...

Painting From “Dusk ’til Dawn”

The oil paintings of Joseph McGurl and Michael Klein are powerful cogitations on the rhythms of life. Collins Galleries in Orleans, Massachusetts, in Cape Cod, is...

Honoring John Stobart

Beloved marine painter John Stobart displays artworks in a late-career retrospective and will offer up insights during a fireside chat with Fine Art Connoisseur editor Peter...

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