Plein Air Events -
Artists gathered at Lands End during a paint-out at the 2019 Plein Air Convention and Expo.

Looking for a local event next month? Check out these listings of plein air events from the Northeast to the Southwest, and beyond!


Fleeting Moments 2nd Biennale: Works en Plein Air
Dates: November 22 – December 15
American Legacy Fine Arts is honored to present Fleeting Moments 2nd Biennale: Works en Plein Air, a group exhibition that takes an extraordinary look at this contemporary painting movement. With more than 40 new works created by 24 artists, the exhibition focuses on continuing the evolution and growing appreciation of painting outdoors to capture the ephemeral qualities of natural light.
City: Pasadena


Mount Dora Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibit
Dates: November 1–30, 2019
E-mail: [email protected]


2019 GLPAPA Paint the Parks Exhibit
Dates: November 1–30, 2019
E-mail: [email protected]


Mississippi en Plein Air: A Gathering of Artists” and OPA Great Paintout
Date: Saturday: November 1, 2019 (Nov 2 is “rain date”)
City: Laurel
Venue: Evening Reception at Lauren Rogers Museum of Art for artists. Paintings will be for sale on Main Street in Laurel.
The public is invited to come watch more than 80 southern plein air artists registered to be a part of the one-day 2019 annual “Mississippi en Plein Air: A Gathering of Artists.” This event will take place in historic downtown Laurel Mississippi, known nationwide through HGTV’s reality show “Hometown.”


Vegas Plein Air
Dates: November 4–9, 2019
E-mail: [email protected]


Brushes by the Beach Plein Air Event
Dates: November 9–16, 2019
Opening Reception: November 16, 2019
Entry Deadline: November 15, 2019
Sponsoring Organization and Venue: G. Lee Art Gallery
City: Galveston
Format: Open
Contact: Brenda Donaloio
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 409.370.7350
Come to the Island and relax. This open plein air event gives attendees seven beautiful days to paint Galveston Island, blessed with beautiful weather and landscapes that stretch from beach to bay, with historic homes, a thriving port, and diverse neighborhoods in between. Galveston gives artists a myriad of challenging plein air subjects. Wrap up your plein air painting season with Brushes By the Beach — small, intimate, and fun. Bring your family — Galveston has something for everyone to enjoy.


Zion Plein Air Invitational
Sponsoring Organization: Zion Forever Project
Venue: Zion National Park
City: Springfield
Format: Invitational
Contact: Wade Wixom
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 435.772.7645
The spirit of Zion Canyon has deeply influenced landscape artists, starting with Dellenbaugh, Moran, and Dixon, throughout Zion’s first century as a national park. Join us in 2019 as we celebrate Zion’s next 100 years.

Washington, D.C.

November 2 – December 3 (October 27: Plein air painting at The Wharf)
Sponsoring Organization: Washington Society of Landscape Painters
The color and beauty of the world around us will illuminate the walls of the Martha Spak Gallery in an exhibition by painters of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters. For 106 years, WSLP artists have been united by a love of the landscape, but the current members also find inspiration and joy in florals, still lifes, and other subjects. The show, “Light and Shadow,” will feature this variety of motifs, in the style and medium of each individual artist. It runs from November 2 through December 3, 2019, with a reception on Saturday, November 2, that includes a gallery talk.

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