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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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Painting the Adirondacks – A Story in Pictures

Recently, a large group of adventurous painters participated in the 2019 Publisher’s Invitational, also known as summer camp for artists, in the Adirondack Mountains.
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Your Plein Air Painting Guide for July 2019

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

Plein Air Paradise in Utah

More than 600 paintings will be on display throughout this annual event. Get the details in this announcement.
Plein air artists in St Augustine

Artists Celebrate 95th Anniversary in Nation’s Oldest City

Ninety-five years ago, in the nation’s oldest city of St. Augustine, Florida, a small group of artists planted the seeds for the St. Augustine Art Association. Those founders followed in the footsteps of famous...
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Your Plein Air Events Guide for June 2019

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