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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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Vibrant Energy and Intricate Patterns: The Art of Joseph Delaney

More than 40 paintings and drawings from collections around the country celebrate the life and achievement of this artist. See where and when in this preview.

Plein Air Fest in Jackson Hole, WY

More than 50 invited artists will paint from the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Sculpture Trail, with stupendous views overlooking the National Elk Refuge.

Parting Shot: A Precious Trip for Painters

PleinAir magazine’s own Richard Lindenberg seems thrilled to meet an unusual creature in the exotic locale of New Zealand. He was part of the contingent who joined Eric Rhoads for a Publisher’s Invitational event to the Pacific country.

Invitational Illuminates the Twin Cities

Seventeen regional artists from around the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, are currently showcasing a vibrant display of plein air paintings during this selling invitational. Where can it be found?

Hudson Valley Plein Air Preview

Currently, New York State hosts about nine plein air festivals annually, with most of those hosted in the Upstate, or Finger Lakes, region. The Hudson Valley, a favorite painting location for many of America’s most celebrated artists, seemed like a natural addition to the slate, with an event now entering its second year.

12,000 Miles of Friendship and Painting

While outdoor painting in solitude can be healing, meditative, and enjoyable, there’s no doubt that bonding with friends while creating something beautiful has a special appeal. Two close friends decided to take it one step further, traveling nearly 12,000 miles in total to soak up North America and Canada’s beauty in mind, body, spirit, and paint.

Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage

View more than 50 paintings, oil studies, and drawings by Frederic Church in this current art exhibition (preview it here!).
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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!
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.

Inspiration From Historic Landscape Drawings

A wide variety of drawing techniques were used in creating works currently on view at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California, and those...

First at Finger Lakes?

Now in its sixth year, the Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition and Festival recently welcomed 40 professional artists from across the country and Canada to vie with one another for a series of fantastic awards. Join us in congratulating these deserving winners!

Benicia Paint-Out

Benicia, California, will be the location for a massive paint-out in late August featuring 60 regional artists looking to catch the discerning eye of judge Randy Sexton.

EXHIBITION: Jivan Lee and Others at William Havu

Accomplished painters Jivan Lee, Lynn Boggess, and Lui Ferreyra along with sculptor Nancy Lovendahl recently opened a great exhibition at Denver’s William Havu Gallery, to much anticipation. It’s filled with energy, passion, color, and texture, and you’ll unquestionably want to catch a viewing soon.

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.
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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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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.
Plein Air Convention & Expo

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Sargent Watercolors in Brooklyn, Boston, Houston

The Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts are combining some of their vast holdings for a...

First Annual Plein Air Malvern

For nearly the entire month of June, 10 local artists converged on Malvern, Pennsylvania, where they set up their easels and paints to capture Chester County’s historic venues and classic landscapes. You can still catch a glimpse. When and where?

Beauty Reigns Supreme in Hudson

Twenty-three regional artists recently competed for ribbon glory in Hudson, Wisconsin. The depth, skill, and range of paintings left judge Scott Lloyd Anderson with some tough decisions. Who did he decide was the “cream of the crop”? Find out here.
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