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

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The Artists Retreat You Deserve

Learn why these artists are committed to an entire week of “me time,” and be inspired to save your spot so you can join them!
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First Brush of Spring for Hoosiers

Over 100 artists descended on the Wabash River town in Southwestern Indiana, competing for over $20,000 in prizes and purchase awards.
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Kern County, California Celebrates Plein Air

The week brought many unexpected circumstances and challenges for the artists, including high winds, herds of curious horses investigating the painting, and separate encounters with a bull and a rattlesnake who were equally unamused.
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More Favorite Moments From the Plein Air Convention

Live podcasts on stage; demos in pastel, oil, and watercolor; our 2020 location reveal; pictures from an epic ’60s/’70s dance party, and more!
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Painting the Town in Texas Hill Country

Activities during this plein air event included Student Art Day, a VIP auction, a quick draw competition, and more. See who took home awards!
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How You Can Be Part Of A Paint Tribe

When our batteries run down, we’re not giving the best we can offer. Imagine a week with a big smile, just spending time painting, relaxing, and simply talking like the old days … and not having a care in the world.
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2019 Chadds Ford Paint Out Recap

The Chadds Ford Historical Society welcomes artists to challenge themselves by painting the winter season. It was a favorite time of year for the late artist Andrew Wyeth, known for his unparalleled mastery among contemporary painters for capturing what he called the “bones of a landscape” in winter.
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2019 Plein Air Unleashed

In this four-day event, artists from across Virginia and Southern Maryland are invited to spend the week in the Northern Neck of Virginia painting our beautiful scenery en plein air.
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16 Reasons Not to Go to the Plein Air Convention

Missing the annual Plein Air Convention is like missing the experience of a lifetime. San Francisco is going to be more incredible than ever. But if you’re allowing an excuse to keep you from coming ... keep reading.
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March 2019 Plein Air Events

Check out these listings for upcoming plein air invitationals and events happening all over the U.S. Which will you attend?
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Plein Air Painting in San Francisco and Wine Country

Have you ever dreamed of painting en plein air along the California coast? If so, you’ll want to listen to this FREE webinar, during which you’ll learn the ins and outs of painting in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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2019 Ultimate Plein Air Artist Workshop Guide

You’re part of a rich tradition of learning and practicing plein air painting. This art workshop guide is chock-full of opportunities for you to take the first (or next) step on your painting journey.
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Flowing Estuary to Living Sea

Discover how the Central Coast estuary inspires painters in this exhibition preview.
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LPAPA: Town & Country Plein Air Exhibition

“Town & Country: Where the Cities Meet the Pastures” is dedicated to paintings created by LPAPA members. This is a free event that welcomes all art lovers. Discover when you can visit the exhibition in this preview.
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Does Your Art Reveal That You See the World Differently?

Consider this question and see what Joe Paquet has to say about getting better as a painter and . . .
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Become a Next-Level Painter in One Week

How to get in on what’s new, what’s hot, and what’s actually working in the world of plein air and art marketing, and have fun while you’re at it!
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Coming Soon: Brushes by the Beach

G. Lee Gallery is pleased to once again host the Brushes by the Beach® plein air event, supporting Artist Boat’s Eco-Art adventures for children. See when and where in this announcement.
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Art News: Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Juried Exhibition

The 10th National Juried Members Exhibition is a juried show and sale of original two-dimensional plein air artworks. Discover the dates and details in this preview!
Plein Air Invitational at Zion National Park

Plein Air Invitational at Zion National Park

Twenty-four award-winning artists will provide in-park demonstrations, interactive wet-paint exhibits, and special receptions with proceeds benefiting Zion’s education programs — connecting thousands of children to the Zion experience. Learn the 2018 dates and more here.
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Paint the Beach in Fort Myers

Learn about an upcoming plein air festival in Florida!
  1. PleinAir Podcast 129: Artist Ray Roberts on Plein Air Techniques and More 48:41