Painters in the field

Who says summer camp is only for kids?! PleinAir magazine’s Eric Rhoads is inviting YOU to the Publisher’s Invitational Painters Camp in New York’s stunning Adirondack Mountains this June. There are only a few spots still available, so don’t wait!

Like the Plein Air Convention & Expo, the Publisher’s Invitational, hosted by Eric Rhoads, could be one of the best plein air events you’ll ever attend. Each year, more than 100 eager painters gather near the Canadian border in the Adirondack Mountains for a week of cocktails, gourmet dinners, critiques, and tons of painting en plein air, of course.

The participants in the 2016 Publisher’s Invitational in the Adirondacks

Taking place between June 11 and June 18, 2017, each day of the Publisher’s Invitational is filled with painting and interaction among the artists. The event is hosted at Paul Smith’ College — just a few miles from the Canadian border, on Lower Saint Regis Lake in the Adirondacks. The venue offers breathtaking vistas and hundreds of acres that present artists with infinite creative possibilities.

Smiles are easy to find during the Publisher’s Invitational (artist Kevin Beck shown here in 2016)

Still on the fence? Consider this powerful testimonial from prolific painter Cynthia Rosen, who attended in 2016: “Upon entering the Adirondacks, I wondered if I had erred in committing to this sojourn in an already familiar landscape since I live in bucolic Vermont. But upon entering the evening gathering, these concerns quickly dissipated. Eric Rhoads’ energy is infectious, and the excitement of all attending was palpable. In spite of a freezing evening and a cold and overcast first day, the energy was building. After that I was completely sold, enough so that in spite of wanting to get home after being on the road for more than two weeks, I was sad to leave. The waterfalls had me smitten, and I sought out every opportunity to paint. All of the sites planned for us to visit were fabulous. But the camaraderie that took place, along with the sharing of work and knowledge over meals and in the evening, added an element that could only exist in this kind of event. I’m signed up for 2017!”

Publisher Eric Rhoads, organizer and host of the event
Cynthia Rosen and her son, Ian Marion (see them both this year!)

Although we’re just a few weeks away from the event in 2017, there are still a few spots available. Artist Artie Lowe has attended the event for five straight years; he says, “It’s one of the highlights of my year. I’ve made friends from all over the country, had an opportunity to test my skills as a plein air artist, got to explore the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, and had the pleasure of spending a week with some of the most wonderful and talented people I know. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys art and artists.”

Morning and evening light made for amazing effects in the Adirondacks.
More than 800 paintings were created during the event in 2016.

Don’t make excuses! This could be your next breakthrough. Register today by visiting HERE.


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