Painting Exhibitions and Events

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

The art gallery; Photo credit: Rick Cleland

’23 Elora Plein Air Festival Recap

A brief report of the Annual Elora Plein Air Festival (Ontario, May ‘23) from event judge Valerie Kent.
Painting of Cows - Richard Oversmith, "Morning Graze," oil on linen, 48 x 68 in.

En Plein Mountain Air

Exhibition: Two impressionists who, after travels and studies throughout the world, have returned to the Blue Ridge, inspired by its natural beauty.
Laurel Sherrie, “Pt. Buchon Trail, Stonehenge Out of the Mist," oil on canvas, 30” x 48”

Visual Vignettes

Paintings by Laurel Sherrie on View: "Visual Vignettes, Point Buchon"
art retreats Japan Cherry Blossoms

Plein Air Painting in Japan: Book Now and Join Us!

Escape the ordinary and embark on a journey that promises to be a feast for the senses. We invite you to join us on an extraordinary plein air trip to Japan, led by renowned art publisher Eric Rhoads.
A happy artist during one of the paint-outs at the annual Plein Air Convention & Expo

Your July 2023 Plein Air Painting Events

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
Pastel Live 2023

Opportunity to Improve Your Landscapes

Attention Landscape Painters > Discover the magic of pastel painting with Pastel Live 2023: Immerse yourself in our three-day online art adventure!
Plein Air Painting and art retreats

Photo Essay: Painting Together in the Beautiful Adirondack Mountains

In the stunning landscape of the Adirondack Mountains, a large group of painters joined Eric Rhoads for the annual Publisher’s Invitational artists retreat. Enjoy the following photo album of special moments from this year’s “summer camp for artists.”
"Apparently This Wasn't a Brothel," Mat Barber Kennedy, First Place North Carolina Plein Air Art Fest 2023

“Apparently This Wasn’t a Brothel”

Celebrating Art and Community: Highlights from the 2023 North Carolina Plein Air Art Festival New Bern
art retreats Japan Cherry Blossoms

Opportunity: Paint the Cherry Blossoms in Japan With Us

Major Announcement for Plein Air Painters Seeking Extraordinary Experiences: This is a Rare Opportunity to Paint Japan in Cherry Blossom Season!
art retreat - At Paint Adirondacks, you can take the time to set up, get comfortable, and paint en plein air at your pace.

Will You Have Uninterrupted Painting Time This Week?

"It gives me a week of solid, uninterrupted painting time. No spouse, kids, pets, friends saying ‘Are you done yet?’"
Karen Leoni, "Coasting," oil on linen, 12 x 20 in.

Two Perspectives

Karen Leoni and Maria SantoStefano are the Featured Artists at Benicia Plein Air Gallery (California) from June 2-25, 2023, and ...
Cuttyhunk Plein Air takes place June 17 this year

Your June 2023 Plein Air Painting Events

Take advantage of these in-person and virtual plein air painting opportunities from our special guide!
Painting in the Garden of the Gods on Day 4 of PACE

Painting in the Garden of the Gods

As we boarded the busses, the thunder was so loud that it was setting off car alarms, and ...
Enjoying Eldorado Canyon State Park for our second paint-out of the week!

Day 3 Adventures Unfold

We are in full swing at the Plein Air Convention! On Day 3 of PACE our group headed into the Eldorado Canyon State Park,...
A moment from our first paint-out in the downtown Golden, Colorado area

“You’ve Got To Do It”

At the first paint-out of PACE '23, some artists painted on location for the very first time after a full day of demos and friend-making.
One of the many moments of laughter and joy from the PACE Opening Ceremonies on Day 1

Unforgettable Moments – And It’s Only Day 1

The 10th Anniversary of the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) in Denver, Colorado kicked off with music, laughter, a celebrity guest, and even a little magic this year.
Paul Kratter, "Changes, Mt. Diablo," 2022, oil on panel, 11 x 14 in.

View Through the Trees

Preview an exhibition of plein air paintings by Paul Kratter, taking place now at ...
Plein Air Convention & Expo

Tons of Friends, 5 Stages, 1 Price

Don't wait - PACE is starting soon and you can still join us (in Denver and even online)!
“Carrizo, Washburn Wildflowers II,” oil on canvas, 22” x 28” by Laurel Sherrie

Love the Land: Laurel Sherrie’s Local Landscapes

Not only does she highlight the special places around San Luis Obispo County, but she also hopes that her paintings will inspire people to ...
Painting during the Publisher's Invitational, Fall Color Week

Your May 2023 Plein Air Painting Events

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