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Studio and Plein Air at Washington State’s National Park Show

The Plein Air Washington group held a show celebrating the National Park Service’s centennial, asking its members to submit a studio painting set in a park, and the plein air piece that inspired it. Ned Mueller walked away with the top prize.

Idyllic Weather in Florida’s November

In Fort Myers Beach, the 7th annual Paint the Beach event got an important assist from the weather. The seventh time was a charm for the competition, as pleasant, sunny days made artists and patrons happy. Who won?

EXHIBITION: PAPO 11th Anniversary Show in Bellingham, WA

For 11 years, Studio UFO, led by Trish Harding, has held the annual Plein Air Paint Out in Bellingham, Washington, and this year a celebratory show is marking the anniversary at Fourth Corner Frames.

Anatomy of an Award Winner: Cyrus Hunter’s Winner at Capitola

Cyrus “Chad” Hunter raced time and tide to get his award-winning piece done at Capitola Plein Air. Here’s what the judge had to say about his painting.

Winners at Zion National Park

Zion is another national park that has spots with very paintable views in all directions. Who singled out a scene to make a winning competition during its recent Plein Air Art Invitational?

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.

EXHIBITION: Rolando S. Barrero, in Benicia, CA

In January, Rolando S. Barrero will be the featured artist at Benicia Plein Air Gallery in Benicia, California.

Anatomy of an Award Winner: Lon Brauer’s “Grandpa”

How do you get into the Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest Salon? One of the harder ways is the way Lon Brauer did it.

The PleinAir Salon Made Someone’s Holidays Great

Artist C.W. Mundy judged the October-November contest in the PleinAir Salon, giving First Place to a stylized view of the West Coast landscape.

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

The Grand Canyon Celebration of Art always seems like one of most dazzling of plein air events, thanks in large part to its subject....

EXHIBITION: PAPA in Steamboat Springs

The show of work from Plein-Air Painters of America (PAPA) artists now on view at the Steamboat Springs Museum in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is...

Anatomy of an Award Winner: Carl Bretzke

Carl Bretzke was hoping to paint a nice harbor view at sunset during the Door County Plein Air Festival in late July. Mother Nature...

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Mick McAndrews

Mick McAndrews, an instructor for April’s Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE), wants people to remember a crucial aspect of painting in watercolor en...

Salon Winner’s Crucial Plein Air Work Makes a Difference

Although she’s primarily a studio painter, it’s no surprise that Lauren Tilden won the top spot in the June-July contest of the PleinAir Salon,...

Winners in Brown County

Anyone who has visited Brown County knows how beautiful that corner of Indiana is. For the second year, the Brown County Art Guild held...

EXHIBITION: George Van Hook, et al. in Camden, Maine

George Van Hook, Scott Moore, Peter Yesis, Brad Betts, and Jonathan McPhillips are featured in the show “The Artist’s Muse: Favorite Places to Paint,”...

Spotlight on PACE Faculty: Karl Dempwolf

Those who participate in the highly anticipated 2017 Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) in April will rub elbows with a living legend as...

The PleinAir Salon, to Engage With One’s Contemporaries

The prizes are nice, sure. But one of our past PleinAir Salon winners says he likes to participate in competitions like the Salon because...

Anatomy of an Award Winner: Alison Leigh Menke

During the Paint Ellicott City event in Maryland, Alison Leigh Menke got on a roll, and she kept rolling. In truth, she kept falling.   “Each...

Featured Artwork: Mike Simpson

"North Coast" 2009 oil on linen 22 x 28 in.   Studio painting from plein air sketch Collection of the artist   Mike Simpson – An American Artist   Mike Simpson’s early career as...

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