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Doings in Sedona

The Sedona Plein Air Festival produced winners in four separate areas, including a new one that focused on the human figure in its Speakeasy...

OPPORTUNITY: American Impressionist Society’s Annual Juried Exhibition

Entries are now being accepted for one of the nation's most prestigious exhibitions for plein air painters. The annual juried exhibition...

What the Early Bird Gets at PACE

There's no better way to learn about the process of painting than by watching and doing, and the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE)...

Who Is Eligible to Win the $15,000 Top Prize in April?

Actually, anyone who paints is eligible, but 16 people did just get a step closer. The PleinAir Salon gives out $21,000 in cash prizes...

EXHIBITION: “Kathy Anderson & Mark Boedges,” Legacy Gallery, Arizona

The Legacy Gallery's Scottsdale, Arizona, location is hosting a two-person show spotlighting Kathy Anderson and Mark Boedges. Anderson is on the faculty at the...

Meet the Judge: Ken Auster

Those thinking about entering the PleinAir Salon's December-January contest -- and thus getting a chance to win the $15,000 top award -- might want...

Artists vie for $3K Top Prize in Mt. Lebanon

On the outskirts of Pittsburgh, 22 artists gathered to participate in Plein Air Mt. Lebanon, an event with a $3,000 grand prize.Ellen Gavin took...

City Scenes from the Midwest

In the paintings of Carl Bretzke and David Cunningham, the lively highways and quiet neighborhood streets of Minneapolis find fitting expression.  A two-person exhibition featuring...

Featured Artwork: Lori Putnam

“Down to the Sea” Oil on linen 18 x 24 in. $2700www.loriputnam.com “Down to the Sea” has been selected for the 15th Annual American Impressionist Society National Juried...

How You Stack Up Against the Best of Your Peers

The PleinAir Salon is quickly becoming the place where the best painters are putting their best paintings next to one another to gauge their...

Easton Conjures up a Pearl of a Winter Plein Air Event

Easton, Maryland, a spot well known to plein air painters thanks to its hugely successful Plein Air Easton! event, is involving local businesses, land...

Paint a “Higher Sense of Reality”

Joseph McGurl wants to capture the human and spiritual dimensions of the landscape with his plein air and studio paintings. He explains how he...

Award Winner Root Arrives Ready for Anything

Why is Peggy Root, the First Place winner in the August/September contest in the PleinAir Salon, a devoted plein air painter? ...

Ten More Artists Qualify for Big $15,000 Prize

PleinAir readers were hard on juror Skip Whitcomb: The Colorado artist had a tough time choosing the finalists in PleinAir magazine's August/September contest, part...

Familiar Name Among Shorewood Winners

Tom Nachreiner took home the Best of Show award at the Plein Air Shorewood event, and a familiar name nabbed First Place. ...
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Why Enter Online Competitions?

The PleinAir Salon has its next deadline on September 30, and artists -- often slightly prone to procrastination -- are entering the competition in...

Events and Winners at Crooked Tree

The Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, Michigan, recently hosted two notable events, and awarded thousands of dollars in prizes. Who won the $3,000...

The Artist Who Introduced Monet to Plein Air

Eugene Boudin (1824-1898) is rightly considered one of the forerunners of French Impressionism, and his influence was quite direct. As Claude Monet's first teacher,...

Techniques of a Smokejumper

“One key aspect of my approach to plein air painting came out of my 13 summers as a smokejumper,” says Californian Davis Perkins, who...

Take a Closer Look at Another Award Winner

One of the landscape paintings that stands out among the semi-finalists selected by Michael Zakian in the September/October PleinAir Salon competition (www.pleinairsalon.com) is “After...
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