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

The Best Paintings by Minnesota Artists

From November 10 through December 29, 2012, members of the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota will each be exhibiting two of their best paintings. Find...

Pastel Triptych of Yosemite on Exhibition

Californian Donna Vis spent 17 hours over several days painting a triptych in Yosemite National Park. The pastel painting, measuring 9 x 36 inches...

A Conservator Responds to Constable’s Historic Cloud Studies

A distinguished art restorer was inspired by plein air cloud studies and small landscapes created by the great British artist John Constable (1776–1837). Mark...

New California Landscapes

Because plein air paintings tend to be smaller than studio pieces, a professional-looking frame is especially important for making them look significant. Terry Miura...

Rural & Urban Paintings in Portland, Oregon

Scott Gellatly is well known to PleinAir magazine readers as an expert who shares his considerable knowledge about painting at art schools, retail art-supply...

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...

60 Paintings by Valerie Craig in Wayne, PA

Plein air enthusiast Valerie Craig just opened an exhibition of 60 paintings, 40 of which were created outdoors on location. Find out more about...

America’s Parks Exhibition Begins Tour

Many subscribers to PleinAir entered the "America's Parks Through the Beauty of Art" competition, and several of them have paintings among those that will...

Realism Without Borders International Show in Scottsdale

What started out as an informal group of artists sharing a strong common vision for art has become a successful national traveling exhibition: Realism...

California Plein-Air Painting Before 1960

Paintings of the Golden State will be featured in two museum shows until next summer. All of our favorite painters and some new discoveries...

Plein Air Paintings from Corot to Van Gogh

An exhibition of plein air masterpieces is currently on view in Madrid, Spain. The works by Constable, Turner, Corot, and Van Gogh are included...

‘Winter’s Splendor’ in Maryland

Several top plein air painters are currently presenting a selection of their winter landscape paintings at the McBride Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland, until February...

Roger Dale Brown Featured in Upcoming Shows

One of the rising stars in the community of plein air painters is Tennessee artist Roger Dale Brown, who is about to exhibit paintings...

Rare Show of Anders Zorn Paintings & Drawings

The first international loan exhibition and catalog in more than 25 years dedicated to one of our favorite artists, Anders Zorn (1860-1920), is about...

Paintings Celebrate a Bicentennial in Indiana

New Albany, Indiana, is celebrating its bicentennial with an exhibition of paintings titled The Artists of the Wonderland Way. The art was created by...

Illinois Artists Exhibit

Members of the Suburban Plein Air Painters recently exhibited their paintings in the Herb Aigner Gallery of the Prairie Center for the Arts in...

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...

The Man Show in California

Some of the talented California women and men who participate in plein air events will display their figurative paintings in The Man Show in...

Lager & Landscapes Featured in Maryland

Artist and gallery owner Crystal Moll is hosting an exhibition of paintings by herself, Tim Kelly, and Tim Bell, as well as a sampling...

15th Anniversary Show, Demo & Paint-Out

West Wind Fine Art on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with artwork by master artists Richard Schmid, Clyde Aspevig, Nancy Guzig,...
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