Aimee Erickson’s painting from her PACE demo/workshop “You Glow Girl”

Attending an art event such as the Plein Air Convention is life-changing for so many. We see it happen every year in every city. Last April about 1,000 of your plein air friends (maybe you were there?) joined us in San Francisco, and although a couple of months have passed, the inspiration is still flowing.

We asked everyone to use the hashtag #PACE19 so that we could see what everyone was painting and seeing, and also to let these experiences go far and wide to those who weren’t able to join us this year. Here’s some of what transpired because of #PACE19:

Tom Hughes (@tomhughespaintings), “Golden Gate View,” oil on panel, 14 x 11 in.
#PACE19 attendee & Grand Prize Winner of the 8th Annual PleinAir Salon!
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It was announced that Dave Santillanes’s oil painting “Fading to Gray” won Third Place Overall in the PleinAir Salon finale. “It was such a huge honor,” says Dave. “And Heather and I got to enjoy beautiful San Francisco.” (@davesantillanes.art @heatherburton.art)
Joseph Gyurcsak’s (@josephgyurcsak) plein air painting at Golden Gate Park

In May 2020, we’ll be heading to paint breathtaking scenery in Denver, Colorado. Join us there and tag us @pleinairmag so that we can see your Denver plein air paintings, or any art you’d like to share with us!

By the way – our next Plein Air Convention & Expo is getting close to selling out. You’ll want to register soon to also get a seat in the Scott Christensen Pre-Convention Workshop or the Thomas Schaller Watercolor Workshop. The Super Early Bird registration ends February 14… so if you intend to come to PACE20, book now, please: pleinairconvention.com.


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