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Plein Air Utah, One More Time

John Hughes gives a recap on a recent conference in Midway, Utah, which boasts a backdrop of Mount Timpanogos and has one of the most unique farming vistas in the country.
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Plein Air Artists of Colorado Fine Art Exhibition

If you find yourself near Durango, Colorado, soon, you can view almost 200 plein air paintings that are on view. See where in this exhibition preview.
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Plein Air Painting, “Across the Pond”

“Capturing the Moment” is a major group exhibition of some of today’s foremost plein air artists in Britain.
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An Event that Celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright’s Vision as an Artist

Learn about Taliesin Plein Air, a new program designed to celebrate the arts at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin estate.
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Plein Air Hudson Winners Announced

See what this year’s judge had to say about the top winners in this recent event.
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Painting on Location in Alameda, California

Enjoy a recap of the recent Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout and see who took home awards this year.
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A Shot in the Dark That Became a Group Exhibition

Learn how one artist created a group show that grew to include more than 100 works of art (and see where you can view them in person).
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Capturing the Moment

This plein air artist has an inextricable connection with her native California landscape.
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Classical Landscape Paintings on Display

This collection is inspired by the Hudson River School paintings, which gave the world their first glimpse into the Americas and have left a huge mark on the world of art. Learn when and where you can see these works.
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Landscape Paintings by Dave Santillanes

Preview an exhibition of landscape paintings with soft edges, atmospheric perspective, and sophisticated compositions.
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A Plein Air Festival That’s Gaining Ground

Get a recap of a Southwest plein air festival and see who won first place in the various categories.
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Visual Poetry: New Pastel Paintings

The foundation of this collection comes from Kim Lordier’s explorations of Yosemite Valley, the Monterey coastline and estuaries, and Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo, CA. Preview the exhibition here.
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Plein Air and Studio Landscapes

Preview a selection of landscape paintings that are part of this current exhibition, and discover when and where you can view them in person.
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32 Artists Painting 300 Landscapes in the Delaware Valley

Don’t miss this recap of the 12th Annual Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival!
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A Plein Air Festival with Our Friends to the Northeast

These painters take root in a community where arts and culture are a natural part of everyday life.
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“Spring Training” Retreat Renews Friendships and Inspiration

With the 8th Annual Publisher’s Invitational in the Adirondacks now completed, it’s time to plan for the next “summer camp for artists.”
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A Treasure Trove of Subject Matter for These Outdoor Painters

Eureka Springs third annual ESPAfest saluted 17 winners recently. See who, in this overview of the event.
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Preserving the Dana Adobe With Art

See how a project from the San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment brings awareness and support to historic land.
First Brush of Spring, Plein Air Indiana

Plein Air in Small-Town Indiana

More than 130 artists gathered for this year’s “First Brush of Spring.” Enjoy a recap of the event here, and see who won Best in Show.
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Plein Air in Florida: St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out

Learn about a plein air painting event near the northeast coast of Florida, including a “Quick Draw” and more.

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