Library Video Collection Brings Artists Together

In this community event, artists are invited to explore the extensive art instructional DVD video collection of the Southbury Public Library, select a video, and create their own artwork inspired by the instructor.

Convention Preview: Find Spiritual & Personal Support

During her presentation at the Plein Air Convention & Expo, Tennessee artist Kathie Odom will reveal that she has been fortunate to find spiritual and personal support as her career skyrocketed to higher levels. What will she recommend to artists in Santa Fe?

Convention Preview: Find Important Information in the Shadows

“If people start looking for color in the shadow, they will see it,” says Mark Fehlman, one of the featured artists at the Plein Air Convention & Expo. “If they stop and look, compare things, and consider what they want to emphasize most, they will get a lot more out of their observations.” How does Fehlman actually accomplish that?
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Start Planning for 2018 Plein Air Events

With dozens of events to consider and deadlines looming, it’s time to plan your outdoor painting activities for 2018. Here is the news about a few upcoming events.

The Miracle of Light

Richard Schloss belongs to a group of strong, intimate painters who have helped continue Santa Barbara’s storied tradition of landscape painting that began more than a century ago. This new year, Schloss presents his newest paintings during a must-see exhibition here.

The 7 “C”s Criteria for a Plein Air Judge

Minnesota plein air painter Bob Upton takes the responsibility of being a plein air competition judge seriously. In his opening remarks as judge of the Roseville Parks Plein Air competition in Roseville, Minnesota, on December 20, he outlined his seven “C”s criteria for judging artwork.

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?

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.

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