"The Wild Side Art Show and Sale" is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a virtual exhibition. More than 80 paintings that highlight Catalina Island’s wildlands, Avalon, and Two Harbors were created by 10 nationally-recognized plein air artists.
Enjoy a visual recap of the 2020 Fall Color Week, where 50 painters gathered to paint while they stayed at a classic, early 20th century hotel with a stunning vista of the mountains, getting a taste of both Fall and Winter.
2020 has proven to be a challenging year to organize events where people gather in groups. But outdoor painting is a perfect pandemic-avoidance activity, even if some painters are more home-bound than others...
Learn how you can get away and do nothing but paint for an entire week … you deserve it!
“We’ve all been going through challenging times during the pandemic, and it’s tough to predict what our future will look like,” says Jennifer Parr, SPAF Board Co-President. “But we know one thing for sure: Art must be a part of that future!"
When the world came to a standstill during the pandemic, this artist used his time to create a series of plein air works, some from a nearby and quite unlikely location.
From rivers to mountaintops, participants in the 2020 Adirondack Plein Air Festival recorded views in every corner of the park. Take in some of the sights here.
View the schedule of events for this year's Buffalo Bill Art Show, which includes an exhibition, quick draw, workshops, and more.
The 9th Annual Driggs Plein Air Festival recently announced the winners of this year's competition. Judges included renowned artist Patrick Saunders and fine art consultant Scott Jones.
From an exhibition featuring Brienne Brown, Nancie King Mertz, and John Lasater to artist paint outs and pop ups, the Fort Wayne Artists Guild is celebrating plein air all month.
"My passion for painting is rooted in my garden," says Kathy Anderson. Learn how to paint from Kathy during this one-of-a-kind virtual event.
“The plein air painter does not have typical business hours and you will find them…capturing the first light at dawn, the fading glow of a sunset, or the illumination of a night scene," says Rosemary Swimm.
It took imagination and vast amounts of hard work, but organizers report that the 2020 Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival — PIPAF in Isolation — was a success.
At Plein Air Live, we welcomed artists from all over the world and from a variety of artistic backgrounds. From painting demonstrations with live Q&As to mini Zoom rooms for getting to know each other better, the week was filled with educational moments and a feeling of community. Keep scrolling to see more from this historic event.
"We had to find a way to continue the event is some way - for us, our supporters and the artists, who have been hit especially hard by closures and cancellations," said PenArt Executive Director Catherine Hoke.
You can't help but learn and grow at Plein Air Live. Learn what it looks like, how it works, and how to sign up now so you don't miss another minute.
This year, rather than watching artists work on the Sculpture Trail, videos on the museum's social media channels and website will showcase paintings in progress and interviews with the painters.
Learn from speakers on topics about art and plein air, people teaching core essentials, top star artists doing demos, artists critiquing paintings, artist discussions and roundtables, and even painting together in beautiful places. You’ll love what we’ve come up with for this.
This year the school anticipates more than 30 artists who will be painting at scenic locations throughout the Hudson Valley. Learn about the deadlines and details here.
Learn how you can become part of a historic global virtual event called PleinAir Live from the safety of your home without travel expenses.