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Mary in Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Club is “thrilled and honored” to be hosting a solo exhibition of works by important painter Mary Pettis. Details here.

Featured Artwork: Katherine Galbraith

"Trout Lake" 8 x 10 in. Oil on line $300 https://katherinegalbraithfineart.com/collections/75021 Katherine Galbraith, a native of Memphis, TN, is a nationally known artist who has received numerous awards and...

How to Get Value From Your Painting After It’s Sold

Well-known painter Jane Hunt has had a busy and successful year — complete with a number of workshops, the Plein Air Convention, and several competition awards. The artist recently had some thoughts about maximizing a painting’s value, even after it’s left your possession.


The Art Renewal Center (ARC) recently introduced a ninth category in the 13th International Salon Competition. Bet you can guess what it is!

Featured Artwork: Carol Strock Wasson

“Indiana Sky, Early Spring” 18 x 24 in. Pastel “Indiana Sky, Early Spring” has been accepted into the American Women Artists "Under a Vast Sky" 2017 Annual...

PleinAir Podcast: Episode 55 – Eleinne Basa and Learning From Nature

In this episode of the PleinAir Podcast, Publisher Eric Rhoads interviews 2012 Salon Competition winner Eleinne Basa.  While detailing her classical roots in the Philippines, Basa talks with Rhoads about what makes plein air painting important and why all artists should do it.  In addition, Basa offers our listeners some helpful hints on who to study and more. 

Featured Artwork: Rick J. Delanty

“Boundary, Jeremiah 5:22” 2017 20 x 24 in. Acrylic Available Rick J. Delanty has been loving and appreciating nature all his life, and has been painting for over forty...

Featured Artwork: Shelby Keefe

“Windmill Bouquet” 24 x 18 in., plein air oil on canvas Available through the artist Shelby Keefe paints in a bold brush, realistic style uniquely her own....

Hudson’s Atmospheric Impressions

PleinAir Salon Grand Prize winner Kathleen B. Hudson has a stellar solo exhibition of her newest oils on view now at the Artists’ Attic in Lexington, Kentucky! Will you be one of the lucky viewers?
Edge Control For a More Nuanced Painting Approach

Edge Control For a More Nuanced Painting Approach

One of the tools in the “Artist’s Toolbox of Expression” is edge control. Think of edges and brushwork as icing on the cake, because they are not altogether necessary, but are enhancements to an otherwise well constructed painting.

Featured Artwork: Trey Finney

“Morning Commute” Oil on Belgian linen 24 x 30 in. Born and raised in South Carolina, Trey Finney attended the College of Charleston from 1981 to 1983....

The Winning Painting That Almost Didn’t Make It

2017 PleinAir Salon Grand Prize Winner Kathleen Hudson retells the remarkable story of how her winning painting was created in this exclusive video interview. The most shocking part? It almost never happened. How?

Kathleen Hudson’s $15,000 Payday

On Monday at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) in San Diego, Kentucky painter Kathleen Hudson suddenly found herself $15,000 richer. The oil painter won the Grand Prize in the PleinAir Salon.

Big Winners in the Big State of Texas

The Plein Air Southwest Salon recently announced its awards, chosen by Kenn Erroll Backhaus. Who won in the Lone Star State?

Featured Artwork: R. Gregory Summers

“Backstage” Oil 14 x 18 in.   “We go outdoors to enjoy the land, or stay inside to avoid it. It is I, an outdoor artist that brings...

Featured Artwork: Kathleen Hudson

“Coastal Silhouette” 2017 Oil 20 x 24 in. Available, $2200   About the Artist: Artist Kathleen B. Hudson lives in Lexington, Kentucky. She has a studio at Artists' Attic in downtown...

A Step Closer to $15,000

In less than a month, one painter will receive $15,000 for a painting entered in the PleinAir Salon. Now that the final bimonthly contest is over, the contestants are set, and 19 more entries are eligible for the big prize, which will be announced at the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE) in San Diego, April 24-28.

OPPORTUNITY: First Brush of Spring in Indiana

Have you seen New Harmony, Indiana? If not, consider visiting April 19-22 for the First Brush of Spring plein air event.

Artists Share in $31,500 in Prizes

Jean Stern judged the December-January contest in the PleinAir Salon, setting up a slew of artists to win thousands of dollars in prizes. Who's in?

Anatomy of an Award Winner: Lon Brauer’s “Grandpa”

How do you get into the Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest Salon? One of the harder ways is the way Lon Brauer did it.