Masters of the West Returns

The Autry’s “Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale” is considered one of the country’s premier Western art shows. In 2018, the exhibition returns with great excitement and anticipation. When does it begin?

Becoming John Marin

American modernist John Marin (1870-1953) is getting a revolutionary new look via the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock through an exhibition featuring never-before-seen drawings and watercolors. Details here!

Olmsted Plein Air Starts Early

Although the competitive festivities for the 2018 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational don’t take place until April 21-29, that doesn’t mean organizers can’t get things started a little early — with these.

Weekend Opportunity: Who’s Chasing Light in Northern Colorado?

If you’re around town in Fort Collins, Colorado, this week/weekend you might want to stop by the Carnegie Building on Matthews Street for a brilliant display of local plein air magic.

How to Paint Beaches and Boats — and Win

Hosted between November 7-12, Paint the Beach in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, is — naturally — a fantastic fall opportunity for a plein air showdown. All told, the sunny skies and range of artistic talent left judge Vladislav Yelisleyev with tough decisions. Which artists had an early Thanksgiving feast?

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.

Taking Temecula

For 10 years running, the beautiful Temecula Valley has offered talented outdoor painters plenty of inspiration during the Ralph Love Plein Air Invitational. Who recently earned distinction?

Get There Fast, Take It Slow

Beautiful Bermuda once again played host to Plein Air Bermuda, a vibrant plein air competition and show that continues to rise the ranks as a must-attend for painters. Who basked in the sun and glory?

A Painter’s Pilgrimage

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art recently announced its plans to mount a significant 2018 exhibition surrounding the travels of iconic painter Frederic Church.

Stotler’s Plein Air Vision

Artist Kathryn Stotler, an acrylic plein air specialist, is currently displaying her newest works alongside jewelry and ceramics by Gilbert Castro at Arcata Artisans Gallery in California. What do her current brush musings look like?

As I See It

Exuberant color and painterly interpretations of place and moment fill Rodger Bechtold’s Wisconsin landscapes. Based on direct observation, recollection, and some invention, Bechtold’s paintings illustrate the grandeur in the everyday. Where can you see his latest?

The Artist & Their Art

Crystal Moll Gallery in Baltimore is excited to be presenting works by artists Hai-Ou Hou, Palden Hamilton, Joanna Barnum, and Tim Kelly during this invitational exhibition.

OPPORTUNITY: Hameau Artist Retreat in May

Instructed and facilitated by the talented and vivacious Susan Nicholas Gephart, the annual Hameau Farm Artist Retreat in Big Valley, Pennsylvania, is a great opportunity to share, create, and learn all things art and plein air. Details here.

Fall Foliage Paint Out Winners

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.

Blockbuster Season Finale

Camden Falls Gallery in Maine has mounted a great exhibition to cap off 2017, featuring the works of Susan Graeber, Kathleen Robbins, Charles Fenner Ball, and Stefan Pastuhov! Details here.

A First Since 2005

Brazier Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, is greatly anticipating the opening of this internationally acclaimed artist’s first solo show there in 12 years.

EXHIBITION: McNally at Benicia

New works by watercolorist Samantha McNally will soon be featured at the well-known Benicia Plein Air Gallery in California.

Must-See Moods of California

J. Bond Francisco, Edgar Payne, Paul Lauritz, and William Wendt are among the blockbuster artists represented during the Irvine Museum’s current exhibition “Moods of California,” which explores seven unique ecological regions of the Golden State.

The Painter from Ipanema

On a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, my wife and I were walking along the sidewalk at Ipanema Beach when I noticed a group of plein air painters in the median strip between the different lane directions on the boulevard.

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