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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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Your Plein Air Events Guide for February 2020

Looking for a local event for February 2020? Check out these listings of upcoming plein air events!

Coming Soon to Florida: Plein Fun Fest

Held in a “hidden gem” on the coast of Florida, this plein air festival raised over $8,000 last year. See what’s in store for 2020 in this announcement!
Plein Air Convention & Expo

For Plein Air Groups: Good News and Bad News

An Important Message for Plein Air Event Planners
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The Mountains Are Calling: 2020 Artist Retreat

Join Eric Rhoads in the Adirondack Mountains for the ultimate painting retreat for artists.

See the World Like a Plein Air Painter

In this plein air course for beginners, you’ll gain inspiration and a wealth of new skills and techniques for painting outdoors.
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Winners From the Recent “En Plein Air Texas” Event

A whirlwind week of over 400 paintings about West Texas has come and gone! See who took home awards from En Plein Air Texas this year.
The 2019 Ohio Plein Air Society award winners

Ohio Plein Air Society: A “Movable Feast”

Participants painted southern Ohio landscapes that included small-town scenes, urban sights in downtown Cincinnati, and Midwest farms. Learn more about this — and the next event — here.
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New Fall Color Location Revealed

Most of the seats for Fall Color Week 2020 have already been sold, so reserve your spot now for an unforgettable painting trip.
Jeremy Lipking - Plein Air Convention & Expo

Join Us for Plein Air Painting in Denver, Colorado

The world’s largest plein air event is about to get bigger. Discover two new reasons you don’t want to miss the 2020 Plein Air Convention!
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Your Plein Air Events Guide for November 2019

Looking for a local event next month? Check out these listings of plein air events from the Northeast to the Southwest, and beyond!
Celebration of Art

And the Winners Are…

Discover the award winners of two recent major plein air events!
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Accidental Magic and More During Fall Color Week

Almost 100 artists gathered to paint the stunning landscapes of Ghost Ranch, while also forming lifetime friendships. Enjoy these photos of the painting excursion, and be inspired.
Sugarloaf Cove PaintOut

2019 Plein Air Grand Marais Winners

See who took home awards (and survived a Nor’easter) in the 16th annual Plein Air Grand Marais competition.
Outdoor Painters Society (OPS)

Painting the Future

Discover who won which awards in the recent Outdoor Painters Society’s first Salon Show and Sale for their associate members.
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Your Plein Air Events Guide for October 2019

Looking for a local event next month? Check out these listings of plein air events from the Northeast to the Southwest, and beyond!
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Your Plein Air Events Guide for September 2019

Looking for a local event next month? Check out these listings of plein air events from the Northeast to the Southwest, and beyond!
Plein Air Festival

A Wider Interpretation of Plein Air

Discover how the six-day Wild Rivers Plein Air Festival combined the traditional with the experimental this year.
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Your Plein Air Painting Guide for August 2019

Looking for a local event next month? Check out these listings of plein air events from the Northeast to the Southwest, and beyond!

Painting Outdoors in Richmond, Indiana

Coming soon: The Richmond Art Museum is hosting a day of study, painting, and networking.

Why People Are Still Talking About #PACE19

See the works of artists who are still in the afterglow of the 8th Annual Plein Air Convention, and get excited about our next stop: Denver!
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