Painting Exhibitions and Events

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

Annapolis Winners

It was a week filled with work, play, and plein air painting during the 2017 Paint Annapolis in Maryland between June 4-11. Jurors Wil Scott and Richard Sneary had the tough task of determining winners. Who did they favor?

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!

Market Impressions

Freeman’s Auction House in Philadelphia recently hosted a major sale involving American art and Pennsylvania Impressionists. How did the market stand as of June 4?

An Eden in the ‘Concrete Jungle’

The New York Botanical Gardens recently hosted a paint-out invitational with more than 20 established plein air painters on hand. Beautiful settings + talented artists = worth your attention.

Inaugural Gloucester

The waterfront community of Gloucester, Virginia, received an enthusiastic response from regional artists and enthusiasts during its first ever Gloucester Arts Festival. A comprehensive recap is just one click away!

Prizes at Penn Valley Park

Penn Valley Park contains many of Kansas City’s most iconic monuments and memorials, which presented many outdoor painters with delightful subjects to represent during the 2017 Plein Air Kansas City, held May 5-13. Which artists were victorious? Find out here.

Inaugural Red Fern

Nestled in Oklahoma’s Cherokee County lies the quaint town of Tahlequah, which will host its inaugural Plein Air Red Fern festival from June 15-17. Details here!

EXHIBITION: ‘Plein Air Unleashed,’ in White Stone, VA

On view through May 21, this exhibition gathers the work of several Virginia plein air painters at the Allure Art Center in White Stone, Virginia.

Parting Shot: Serious Fun at PACE

Participants at the PleinAir Convention & Expo (PACE), going on now in San Diego, are learning bunches and getting juiced by all the shared ideas and encouragement. But with Eric Rhoads in charge, one can count on there being plenty of fun, too.

Parting Shot: Root, Root, Root for the Home Team … But First, Paint

There’s nothing like Opening Day of baseball. Or is there? Debbie Morines found a way to make it even better.

EXHIBITION: CAC Gold Medal Exhibition

The California Art Club’s 106th annual Gold Medal Exhibition is upon us, with the gala reception opening the show this Saturday, April 8.

EXHIBITION: Cory Trepanier’s Arctic Paintings

Small studies and enormous studio paintings of the Arctic region painted by Cory Trepanier are the subject of a traveling show now on view at the Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum in Logan, Kansas.

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.

EXHIBITION: John P. Lasater IV and Jason Sacran, in Arkansas

Through March 29, painters and friends John P. Lasater IV and Jason Sacran are featured in the exhibition “Brotherhood” at the Merkle and Price Galleries in the South Arkansas Arts Center, in El Dorado, Arkansas.

EXHIBITION: Plein Air in Deming, New Mexico

From January 3-26, plein air artists from the Deming, New Mexico, area have works on view at the Deming Arts Center.

Once in a Hundred Years: Painting the Rockies During the Park’s Centennial

by Kathleen B. Hudson Kentucky artist Kathleen B. Hudson gives an artist’s perspective on the recent Plein Air Rockies event in Colorado. What’d she observe?...

Painting the Adirondacks With Eric Rhoads

PleinAir magazine's own Turner Vinson put together this 5:43 video to help explain the purpose and the fun of the Publisher's Invitational Paint the...

“The Florida Four” Exhibit

The Casselberry Art House in Casselberry, Florida, is hosting an exhibition and series of painting demonstrations by four accomplished artists. Find out when Morgan...

“Impressions of Light” in Connecticut

Next week, the Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut will present the work of modern-day American Impressionist Dmitri Wright in a show titled...

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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