Painting Exhibitions and Events

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

Painting outdoors - Art in the Open

Painting the Landscape in Ireland: Art in the Open Winners

In its 14th year, this annual festival hosted 100 artists painting and capturing the stunning landscape of the Sunny South East, County Wexford in Ireland.
Painting Events - A scene from the Publisher's Invitational, Fall Color Week

Your Plein Air Painting Events Guide for September 2021

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
Judson Brown, plein air painter

On View: Painting Connections

Learn about a plein air painting exhibition by painter, teacher, and avid outdoorsman Judson Brown.
How to use PanPastels

Highlights From the First-Ever Pastel Live

Welcome to your Daily Highlights from the first-ever Pastel Live virtual art conference! We hope you'll enjoy these favorite moments and demos from this unforgettable event!
Plein Air Events - OutdoorPainter.com

Your Plein Air Painting Events Guide for October 2021

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
Fall Color Week 2021

Finding New Friends at Fall Color Week

Learn about the secret surprises and annual favorites attendees experienced at this year's Fall Color Week.
Painting and art retreats

Your Plein Air Painting Events Guide for November 2021

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
Mark Cleveland, "Stuck at the Light: Heart o’ Chicago," Oil, 12 x 12 in.

Chicago For Real

From neighborhood landmarks to well-trod park paths to unnamed alleys, each of these paintings has a familiar feeling of Chicago.
Franz Bischoff, "A Cool Fog Drifting," 1924, oil on canvas

Gifted: Collecting the Art of California

The exhibition chronicles the history of a lesson in art appreciation for a SoCal high school that would mature into "one of the most outstanding collections of early California Impressionism in the nation."
Carol Carter Watercolor Live

Day 1 Highlights from Watercolor Live

Our first "main event" day of Watercolor Live did not disappoint! We enjoyed sessions with Alvaro Castagnet, Francesco Fontana, Paul Jackson, Tom Lynch, Jean...
Plein air events

Your Plein Air Painting Events Guide for March 2022

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
Plein Air Convention & Expo

13 Reasons to Meet Us in Santa Fe

It will be so exciting to see old friends, make new ones, attend classes and presentations indoors throughout the day and then, as one big group, head outside to paint each day in the late afternoon.
Bierstadt paintings

Over 40 Hudson River School Landscapes on View

This closely-knit group of artists, together with like-minded poets and writers, forged a self-consciously “American” landscape vision and literary voice.
Plein Air Painting Events

Your Plein Air Painting Events Guide for April 2022

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
Eric Rhoads and friends painting en plein air at a Publisher's Invitational

Your Plein Air Painting Events Guide for May 2022

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
  1. Plein Air Podcast 224: Russian Landscape Painter Zufar Bikbov