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Discover upcoming artist events, art exhibitions, paint-outs, quick draws, Invitationals, and more for plein air artists and collectors.

Painting plein air - artist retreats - Publisher's Invitational Adirondacks

How I Made My Closest Friends While Painting Plein Air

A letter from Eric Rhoads on friendship, new experiences, and painting plein air >>> 
Eric Rhoads working with a painter; one of the benefits of PACE is learning from each other on the spot.

April 2024 Painting Events – In-Person and Online

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
View the work being produced by this year's invited artists in The Wet Room beginning March 17 at The Joe Center for the Arts, Port St. Joe

8 Exhibits, 4 Venues at Forgotten Coast Plein Air

Now in its 19th year of documenting authentic “Old Florida,” Forgotten Coast en Plein Air takes place March 15-24, 2024.
plein air painting - PAC6

PAC6 Art Exhibition: From Field to Frame

For PAC6, “From Field to Frame: The PAC6 Show How It's Done” marks ten years of collaboration, and is their third major exhibition for the Santa Paula Art Museum.
At PACE paint-outs, faculty members are available to guide you while you're painting - a great opportunity for beginning artists

March 2024 Painting Events – In-Person and Online

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
From a paint-out at a previous Plein Air Convention & Expo

February 2024 Painting Events – In-Person and Online

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
Ralph Papa "Painting in Paradise"; Photo by Williams W. Combes

Your Peek at an Invitation-Only Garden

“Painting in Paradise” shows artworks created at "a plein air painter's dream" location in Florida.
Margi Lucena (1954-2022), "Bonito Creek," pastel, 12 x 16 in.

A Memorial Art Exhibition Fundraiser

An invitation to family, friends, fellow artists, and interested parties. Donations will fund ...
Ray Roberts, "Creekside Poppies," oil, 30 x 40 in.

On View: Ray Roberts Solo Exhibition

Working on this exhibition for more than a year, this majestic body of work includes impressive studio paintings and several of the plein air studies that inspired them.
Sergio Roffo painting on location

Exhibition: Elements Unveiled

"There is something deeply meditative about watching Sergio Roffo put paints onto a canvas."
Elta Joyce Murphey Grand Prize Award: Vlad Duchev, “Previous Water,” oil and acrylic, 24 x 24 in., Photo by Bruce Partain

Artists Under the Texas Stars

See highlights from the 10th Annual EnPleinAirTEXAS, a fundraiser for the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.
A scene from the recent Publisher's Invitational Fall Color Week

November 2023 Painting Events – In-Person and Online

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
2023 Celebration of Art plein air artists

On View Now at the Grand Canyon

Discover the 15th Annual Celebration of Art's top winners and view the paintings and photos from this year's event.
Charles Muench, “Ojai Glow,” oil, 9 x 12 in.

Continuing the Legacy of Painting in the Ojai Valley

The Ojai-based painters co-curators invited 21 nationally renowned artists to create two paintings of Ojai Valley scenes: a large masterwork, and a smaller landscape.
En Plein Air Texas - Suzie Baker

Happening Now: En Plein Air Texas

En Plein Air Texas is celebrating 10 years of capturing the authentic West with artists painting on iconic private ranches and ...
Carl Bretzke, "Florida Sky," 24 x 36 inches, Oil on Linen, 2023

On View: Bretzke & Butko, Night & Day

Discover an exhibition of masterful plein air and studio paintings from both near and far.
A common scene of happy plein air painters at Fall Color Week (the Publisher's Invitational with Eric Rhoads)

The Best October 2023 Plein Air Painting Events

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
Lori Putnam, “Remembering Front Street,” oil, 12 x 16 in.

Art Auction & Live Event Supports Those Affected by Maui Wildfires

Join us for a free Art Streamathon on Friday, September 22, 2023, hosted by Kathleen Hudson, John Burton, Heather Burton, and Eric Rhoads. This live,...
Plein Air Smokies

Coming Soon: Plein Air Smokies 2023

A highlight from our monthly plein air painting events guide at OutdoorPainter.com
From the Publisher's Invitational, Fall Color Week

The Best September 2023 Plein Air Painting Events

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!