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According to art historian Jean Stern, plein air painting is the largest movement in art history … and growing.
If you study art history, as I have extensively, you’ll learn that evidence of plein air painting goes back a few hundred years. Over time, painters have been inspired to take sketchbooks, brushes, and canvas outside, and small plein air movements have arisen. e best known were Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and the Barbizon School. But each of these involved just a handful of artists.
Of course, America has its own rich history with the Hudson River School, which involved sketching, oil sketching, and, in some rare cases, full paintings on location. Later, artists like eodore Robinson, J. Alden Weir, and a small number of others who had lived and studied in Paris brought their impressionist styles back to America. As a result, plein air movements grew up in the East and in the West.
But nothing in the history of art has ever seen a movement this large, a movement that has become a lifestyle. I like to say it’s the new golf. Whether amateurs, hobbyists, or professionals, thousands of artists are living the lifestyle of outdoor painting. Plein air painting has become a sport, and, like golf, it is mentally challenging and stimulating, it’s social, and it’s relaxing and allows you to forget everything else for a while. It involves being outdoors in beautiful places, provides some exercise, and can even lead to world travel. But unlike golf, it means using your creative brain and is an outlet for developing your artistic ability. And for some it can provide an income, or at least the gratiﬁcation of being occasionally involved in shows or sales.
We are seeing hundreds of thousands adopt this lifestyle, which means more painters’ groups, more events and shows, and more people being exposed to and collecting original art. ey are also joining the exotic trips PleinAir Magazine has created (Cuba, Africa, New Zealand), and attending retreats that are all painting and no workshops, like my Adirondack and Fall Color Week events. Of course they want to be part of a community and want to learn and grow,
which is why the Plein Air Convention & Expo regularly attracts a massive crowd of painters.
Our PleinAir Podcast has also been bringing more people into painting, with over 1.5 million downloads from more than 100 countries. Like last time, we expect hundreds of new plein air painters to show up at our next convention — people who have never painted before and who will buy all their supplies at the event. And we’re seeing more young people coming into the plein air lifestyle. Our PleinAirMag Instagram site is exploding with new people. And as a result of the daily YouTube/Facebook show on painting that I call Art School Live, we’ve reached over a million people worldwide to promote plein air painting.
Our role is to not only create experiences that scratch people’s itch to participate, but to hold up the best examples of quality and encourage growth and high standards.
is annual guide is evidence of the continuing success of this movement. We all play a role in keeping it moving forward, helping it grow, and keeping standards high so that plein air does not become known for fast, low-quality artwork but for high-quality paintings, often created after years or decades of experience.
We can keep this movement alive and growing for generations to come by helping others discover plein air painting — reinforcing my new goal of helping 2 million people learn to paint, because painting outdoors changes lives. We each play a role in this movement by exposing others, teaching in order to raise quality, holding high-quality shows, and promoting plein air painting worldwide. ank you for your role in this giant movement!
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On the Cover: Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Best in Show Crane’s Store (oil, 14 x 18 in.) by Neal Hughes
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Bill Anton | Josh Elliott | Jay Moore | Carolyn Lord Ray Roberts | Dave Santilles | Heather Burton | Kathie Odom | Don Sahli Gay Faulkenberry | Benjamin Knox | Dawn Cohen | Shaun Horne | Brad Teare
by the Shaun Horne Gallery
All painters can participate. Work juried into the show through ongoing jury process. Open Artist Days June 1-15.
Opening August 12, 2023 This historic event will take place at the new Crested Butte Center for the Arts
“East River Gold,” Jay Moore, Oil on Linen, 24x30
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Huse 2017, oil, 10 x 12 in. Private collection Plein air
A group of painters capturing the stunning scenery during the 2022 Publisher’s Invitational in the Adirondacks
A Guide for Artists, Collectors & Organizers
INthe strictest sense, en plein air — a French phrase meaning “in the open air” — describes the practice of painting a landscape outdoors. For many, however, the term goes beyond simply a technical matter of where a painting is completed to encompass an essential artistic credo, one of a commitment to the truth of sensory reality, to the artist’s experience of place.
Recorded as far back as the Renaissance, when painting or sketching outdoors was done primarily in preparation for studio work, plein air painting took on the spirit of modernity and ﬁdelity to nature that we recognize today through the work of such 19th-century artists such as John Constable, Camille Corot, and Claude Monet. In particular, it was Impressionism, with its attention to light and atmosphere, that had the greatest impact on the legacy of plein air painting.
Today, an ever-growing number of events and organizations have formed to promote, encourage, and support plein air painting, its practitioners, and collectors of the work. Now synonymous with the pursuits of camaraderie and community-building,
plein air continues to expand its reach. From Ireland to Malaysia, California to Maine, and all points in between, plein air groups meet to share their passions for painting and the landscape. Working in every medium, from the early morning to late into the night and in all kinds of weather, contemporary painters continue to thrive en plein air.
Whether you’re a seasoned plein air painter, someone just starting to paint or thinking about painting outdoors for the ﬁrst time, or a patron who likes to watch a painting being created before your eyes, there are opportunities to participate in plein air painting groups and festivals year-round. Here’s what you need to know.
HOW FESTIVALS WORK
Typically, events involve artists painting on weekdays in designated areas and then submitting their completed works for an exhibition and sale over the weekend. e organizers invite or jury top artists; oﬀer opportunities to learn about materials, equipment, and techniques; encourage collectors to buy plein air paintings; and celebrate the idea of painting speciﬁc locations. ey are “win-win”
Painters at Artists Point for the 18th annual Plein Air Grand Marais event in Minnesota
opportunities for the organizers, patrons, cities, and artists.
e easiest events to participate in are those that don’t require advance registration and are open to anyone who shows up and pays a nominal fee. ese community-oriented events are often fundraisers, and the artists donate all or a large percentage of the money they receive from selling their paintings.
ese events oﬀer artists an opportunity to test their level of interest in timed plein air events. Even at invitational or juried events, there is often an opportunity for amateur or semi-professional artists to paint and compete in the two-hour quick draw events.
MEMBER & INVITATIONAL EVENTS
ese events can be as casual as a “paint-out” for artists who belong to a plein air group and just need someone to pick a location and date, or they can be as high-powered as the Laguna Plein Air Painters’ Invitational event in California.
e artists that participate in the Laguna event are selected by committee and sent invitations to participate. Another type of invitational is organized by an art school, commercial gallery, or civic
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BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH PAINTING EVENTS & ORGANIZATIONS
Members of the Spring eld Plein Air club on a paint-out in Missouri
group that wants to hand-pick the participating artists.
Ordinarily most of the participants are connected to the host organization, but others submit examples of their work and ask to be invited. One of the largest of these invitationals is the Door County Plein Air Festival in Wisconsin, which, according to the group’s bylaws, must invite a signiﬁcant number of artists who did not participate in the previous year’s event.
is is the most common type of plein air festival. e organizers put out a call for applications, artists submit digital images through an online jury system, and an outside person or persons selects as many artists as can be accommodated. ere is almost always a fee to apply, and it is usual for an artist to submit digital photographs of three paintings. Most artists submit their best plein air paintings, especially those that have won awards in previous events, but others make sure to enter paintings that will catch a juror’s eye and are easy to understand and appreciate in a split second.
Plein air events of these types are almost always fundraisers for the host organization or some desig-
nated charity like a school, art center, or foundation. Commercial galleries will also host events as a way to make money, bring attention to their regular stable of artists, or bring out collectors who might become clients of the gallery.
PUBLICITY EVENTS: QUICK DRAWS, NOCTURNES, LANDMARKS
One of the best ways to build an audience for a plein air event is to schedule timed activities and have them take place in a speciﬁed location. at makes it easier for people to ﬁnd and observe a group of artists working on location, and these events are perfect material for local newspapers to feature. Two-hour quick draw and nighttime (nocturne) painting activities help to bring attention to artists and the events, and they oﬀer another opportunity to sell paintings, since most of these timed competitions end with completed work being displayed and oﬀered for sale.
In another variation, plein air artists are expected to spend a day painting in a speciﬁc town, historic district, or near a historic landmark. e motivation is essentially the same: the scheduled events encourage people to travel to that designated location, get to know the artists, and purchase paintings.
When time is limited by the rules of a quick draw competition or by the disappearing light at dusk, artists tend to paint on smaller panels and quickly block in the important pattern of light and shadows. It helps to identify a good location in advance of the event, perhaps even checking out locations after sunset a day or two before so the artist will know where the interior and exterior lights might work well in a nocturne.
SALES & AWARDS
Buying art is a very personal and individual decision that is hard to analyze. A collector’s ﬁnal selection of a piece is inﬂuenced by individual taste, interest in the subject, ability to pay the asking price, and the level of energy during the opening of an exhibition. Likewise, the decision made by an awards judge (or jury committee) is just as personal and subject to the taste, standards, and — yes — sometimes the personal relationships between the judge and the competing artists. No judge will ever deliberately play favorites or pay more attention to signatures than painted images, but human nature and personal taste will always inﬂuence their ﬁnal decisions.
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Attendees and faculty painting at El Santuario de Chimayo during the 9th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo in Santa Fe
Several years ago, the staﬀ of Plein Air Easton in Maryland conducted research and found that many folks who buy competition paintings were as interested in learning how to paint on location as they were in building a collection of plein air paintings. In particular, men and women who knew exactly when they would retire used the event in Maryland to explore the idea of becoming visual artists after they concluded their professional careers. e festival provided the perfect opportunity to see paintings develop from start to ﬁnish, ask questions about the decisions made by the artists, and buy the paintings that could remind them of the lessons oﬀered by the painter — ﬁndings that suggest education is one of the ways artists can attract interest in their paintings.
ere are many positive aspects to being a participant, volunteer, or supporter of plein air events, both on a personal and a professional level. One has the chance to talk with other artists, learn about materials and techniques, support the nonproﬁt partner of a festival, buy or sell paintings of hometown scenes, make progress in one’s skills and style of painting, and establish friendships with creative people.
Volunteers and staﬀ members spend months in advance of an event trying to increase award purses, smooth the daily procedures, prepare for the exhibition, promote participation and sales, and oﬀer every comfort possible to the artists. Families open their homes and provide accommodations, meals, snacks, and warm hospitality to the participating artists. ose volunteers and staﬀ members oﬀer a valuable service to artists, collectors, and community members, and are a key contributor to the success of these events.
Collectors Jay and Mary Linda Strotkamp attend a number of plein air events around the country and have enjoyed getting to know many of the participating artists. “ at personal connection often inﬂuences our choices in terms of what we collect, as do familiar subject matter, quality of work, and an appreciation for the artist’s approach,” says Mary Linda. at direct connection to the artists inﬂuences collectors Michael Quinn and Tony Fay as well. “In general, I like to make purchases from the artists themselves,” says Michael. “I want the back story and motivation for each piece. I can tell you all about the
artists whose work I have the honor to hang in our home. Tony and I look for unique pieces that speak to us. We are not much into the ‘modern stuﬀ.’ We like traditional, not trendy.”
For collectors Joanne and Roger Quillen, the motivation to support plein air artists and events is both personal and community-driven. “Our passion for collecting plein air began by watching artists paint during the week of the ﬁrst Olmsted Plein Air Invitational [in Atlanta],” says Roger. “We were blown away by the graciousness of the artists in allowing us to watch over their shoulders and ask questions. It was like going to the Masters and being able to walk with a player and ask how he planned to hit his next shot. e access was incredible. After attending numerous lectures through Olmsted, I’ve taken up drawing in preparation for learning to paint.
“We’ve made all of our art purchases at the Olmsted event, or as a result of meeting artists there. We love the art we have purchased, but we are also committed to supporting this art form, not only for the artists we have come to care so much about, but also for the Atlanta region. If people like us don’t buy art when the artists come to town, we’ll lose this terriﬁc cultural event.”
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Richie Vios posing with the proud owners of the Best in Show painting, Old Oak, at the 15th annual Paint the Town competition in Marble Falls, Texas
Collectors and artists mingling to discuss the work at the 8th annual EnPleinAirTEXAS International Juried Competition
HERE’S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE AWARD - WINNING WORK CREATED AT PLEIN AIR EVENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS PAST YEAR.
e Best of the Best
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Cape Ann Plein Air Corner of Riggs Street (oil, 14 x 18 in.) by Charles Newman
Sedona Plein Air Festival
Sun Salutation (oil, 24 x 18 in.) by Krystal Brown
Door County Plein Air Festival
Cracked a Few Good Eggs (oil, 28 x 28 in.)
by Hector Acuna
Blu Strokes Paint Out Blest Be the Tie That Binds (oil, 14 x 18 in.) by Marc Anderson
Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival Orange at High Tide (oil, 14 x 18 in.) by Durre Waseem
Red Wing Arts Plein Air Lakeview Farm (oil, 11 x 14 in. ) by Richard Abraham
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Alexandria Museum of Art — Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival Bentley (watercolor, 12 x 16 in.) by Richie Vios
EnPlein AirTEXAS SanAngelo Brilliance (oil, 9 x 12 in.) by Suzie Baker
Romulus & Remus (oil, 12 x 16 in.) by Marc Anderson
Wayne Plein Air Festival Poetry in Bloom (oil, 23 x 36 in.) by Cynthia Rosen
Plein Air New Bern B&B on Pollock (oil, 12 x 12 in.) by Martin Geiger
First Brush of Spring High Maintenance (oil, 30 x 26 1/4 in.) by Jason Bailey
Escalante Canyons Art Festival Solitude (oil, 12 x 16 in.) by Eileen Guernsey Brown
Plein Air in the Smokies Rock Mosaic (oil, 18 x 24 in.) by Bill Farnsworth
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Invitational The Tide Abides (water-based oil, 18 x 14 in.) by Je Sewell
Plein Air Roanoke When the Rain Came to Vinton (watercolor) by David Finnell
Crooked Tree Arts Center — Paint Grand Traverse William C. Selvick at Dock (oil, 16 x 10 in.) by Kari Ganoung Ruiz
Fort Wayne Artists Guild — Kekionga Plein Air Event Sunny Side (watercolor, 21 x 14 1/2 in.) by Tom DeSomer
Highland Lakes Creative Arts — Paint the Town Marble Falls Old Oak (watercolor, 16 x 20 in.) by Richie Vios
January 12-16 Arts to Zion Tour, UT
January 26-28 (Beginner’s Day January 25) Watercolor Live presented by PleinAir Magazine
February 1-6 “Paint the Desert - Plein Air” Palm Springs - La Quinta, CA
March 5-11 Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 10th Annual Plein Air Festival, FL
March 6-10 17th Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational, CA
March 9-11 (Beginner’s Day March 8) PleinAir Live presented by PleinAir Magazine
March 11-18 Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air, LA
March 12-16 Plein Air South, FL
March 17-26 Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, FL
March 23-25 Paint Out Savannah, GA
April 12-15 24th Annual First Brush of Spring, IN
April 15-23 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, GA
April 16-22 Artists on Location, TN
April 19-22 Bird Dog Arts Plein Air Invitational, CA
April 20-29 20th Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival, MI
April 23-29 Paint the Town 2023 - Plein Air Art Competition, TX
April 23-29 Winter Park Paint Out, FL
April 26-30 St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out–4th Annual, FL
April 29 Fallbrook Plein Air Event/Competition, CA
April 30 Celebration of the Arts Plein Air Event, PA
May 5-17 Paint Historic Waxahachie, TX
May 7-12 Wayne Art Center, PA May 8-13 Plein Air Southwest, TX
May 14-21 Plein Air New Bern, NC May 20-27 Paint Great Falls 2023, VA
May 21-25 10th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo, CO
June 3-10 Paint Cedarburg: A Plein Air Event, WI
June 4-11 Paint Annapolis 2023, MD
June 10-17 Paint Adirondacks presented by PleinAir Magazine
June 10-22 Red Wing Arts Plein Air, MN
June 12-17 Plein Air West Reading, PA
June 18-24 Paint Grand Traverse, MI
June 20-25 Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival (International, Nova Scotia)
June 28-July 4 20th Annual Telluride Plein Air, CO
July 14-23 Plein Air Easton, MD
July 19-28 Driggs Plein Air Festival, ID
July 21-August 6 Plein Air Coeur d’Alene, ID
July 23-29 Door County Plein Air Festival, WI
July 28-29 Georgetown Plein Air, CO
July 30-August 7 Art in the Open Plein Air Festival (International, Ireland)
July 31-August 5 Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout, CO
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August 3-September 2 AIS 24th Annual National Juried Exhibition, DE
August 9-12 Paint the Point, WI
August 9-13 Artists Paint OC Plein Air Festival, MD
August 10-13 De Smet South Dakota Harvey Dunn Plein Air, SD
August 11-14 Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational, CO
August 14-19 Adirondack Plein Air Festival, NY
August 15-19 2023 Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival, NC
August 17-19 (Beginner’s Day August 16) Pastel Live presented by PleinAir Magazine
August 17-24 Estes Valley Plein Air, CO
August 21-25, 2023 Plein Air Glacier 2023, MT
August 23-26 The Kekionga Plein Air Event, IN
September 5-10 Suffolk Plein Air Festival 2023, VA
September 9, 2023-January 15, 2024 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, AZ
September 11-16 21st Annual Sonoma Plein Air Festival, CA
September 13-17 Plein Air in the Parks, WY
September 15-17 Carmel on Canvas, IN
September 15-22 Plein Air Grand Marais, MN
September 17-23 Bluff Strokes 2023 Paint Out, IA
September 18-24 Mendocino Open Paint Out, CA
September 21-23 Black Hills Plein Air Paint Out, SD
September 22-29 Steamboat Art Museum Plein Air 2023, CO
September 24-October 1 Welcome to Plein Air in the Smokies, TN
September 29-October 5 Fall Color Week presented by PleinAir Magazine
October 1-8 Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Event, CO October 3-6 Paint Dover!, DE
October 4-6 7th Annual Paint It Orange Plein Air Paint-Out, NC October 5-7 Plein Air Abingdon, VA October 7-14 Eagle Plein Air Festival, ID October 7-15 25th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, CA October 8-15 Cape Ann Plein Air Festival, MA October 9-14 Two Rivers Plein Air, TX October 12-15 Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival, LA October 12-15 Grand Center Plein Air Festival, MI October 16-21 Florence, Colorado, Paint the Town, CO October 18-21 Tidelands Plein Air Tappahannock, VA October 19-21, Pike Road Plein Air Paint Out, AL October 19-November 5 Brushes by the Beach, TX October 19-22 The Great Migration Paint-Out (International, Ontario) October 20-28 EnPleinAirTEXAS, TX October 20-28 Sedona Plein Air Festival, AZ October 30-November 3 Plein Air Fairhope, AL
November 9-11 (Beginner’s Day November 8) Realism Live presented by PleinAir Magazine
January 25-27, 2024 (Beginner’s Day January 24) Watercolor Live presented by PleinAir Magazine
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Pike Road Plein Air Paint Out
Dates: October 19-21, 2023 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 334.221.9004 Website: www.pikeroad.us
Plein Air Fairhope
Dates: October 30-November 3, 2023 Opening Reception: November 3, 2023 Entry Deadline: September 15, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Eastern Shore Art Center Venue: Eastern Shore Art Center City: Fairhope Format: Open Award Total: $2000
Contact: Adrienne Clow E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 251.928.2228 Website: www.esartcenter.org
Join the Eastern Shore Art Center for a weeklong community celebration of painting in the great outdoors! From sunrise to sunset, 60 painters will take it to the streets and bay front pier in picturesque Fairhope, Alabama! Work created during the “paint out” will be available for purchase in a special Wet Room and on exhibit for two months. Event includes: Exhibit Awards, Workshop, Gallery Talk, and Quick Draw.
Plein Air Painters of Alaska
Dates: July 29-30, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Plein Air Painters of Alaska Contact: Don Kolstad E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 907.333.0793 Website: www.facebook.com/plein-air-painters-of-alaska
Bisbee Plein Air Festival
Dates: TBD Sponsoring Organization: Central School Project
Venue: Central School Project City: Bisbee Format: Open Award
Total: $800 Contact: Laurie McKenna E-Mail: bisbeecsp@gmail. com Phone: 520.432.4866 Website: www.centralschoolproject.org
Fall dates TBA. Paint Old Bisbee’s historic architecture, mining remnants, scenic vistas, and colorful homes amidst the scenic Mule Mountains. On the nal day artists gather for judging at Central School Project Gallery and to view and/or purchase work. Activities, exhibitions, and children’s activity held in conjunction with the competition. Central School Project is an arts nonpro t whose mission is to preserve our historic buildings, to provide a ordable studios to artists, and to deliver the arts.
Prescott Plein Air Art Festival
Date: TBD Sponsoring Organization: Highlands Center for Natural History; City of Prescott City: Prescott Contact: Dave Irvine E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.highlandscenter.org/prescott-plein-air
Grand Canyon Celebration of Art
Dates: September 9, 2023-January 15, 2024
Sponsoring Organization: Grand Canyon Conservancy Venue: Grand Canyon National Park Format: Juried Contact: Kathy Duley E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 480.277.0458 Website: www.grandcanyon.org/events/celebration-of-art Celebration of Art is a wonderful tradition at Grand Canyon National Park, providing a vibrant experience for visitors, a venue for artists inspired by the canyon, and a successful fundraiser to bene t a dedicated art venue at the park. Artists paint for a week at the South Rim, capturing the colors and light as the sun moves across the layers of the canyon. A sale and exhibition follow at Kolb Studio.
Sedona Plein Air Festival
Sponsoring Organization: Sedona Arts Center Opening Reception: October 20, 2023 Venue: Sedona Arts Center City: Sedona Format: Juried Award Total: $10,000 Contact: Julie Richard E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 928.282.3809 Website: www.sedonapleinair.com Sedona Arts Center invites you along to be inspired and experience
Date: October 20-28, 2023
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ONLINE ENTRIES: December 12, 2022–February 21, 2023 waynepleinair.org Juror of Selection: Bryan Mark Taylor, Nationally Recognized Utah-Based Landscape & Cityscape Painter Juror of Awards: Shanna Kunz, Accomplished Utah-Based Naturalistic Painter Festival: May 7–12, 2023 Collectors’ Gala: Friday, May 12, 2023 Exhibition: May 13–June 24, 2023 Awards: $20,000+ in cash awards Cynthia Rosen, Poetry in Bloom, Best in Show 2022 Wayne Art Center 413 Maplewood Ave. Wayne, PA 19087 610-688-3553 CALL FOR ENTRIES More Information: waynepleinair.org 15th Annual EVENTS ALABAMA to ARIZONA
master artists painting in the Shangri-La of the Southwest! Sedona is a sublime and stunningly beautiful environment steeped in art history. Sedona Arts Center dates back 65 years to the founding of Sedona’s identity as an “art colony.” Our community’s iconic and creative event — Sedona Plein Air Festival — is a weeklong celebration of extraordinary landscapes, worldrenowned artists, unique workshops, and wonderful free events!
Salmagundi Plein Air Painters of Southern California & Friends
Contact: Grace Schlesier E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 858.220.6733 Website: www.graceschlesier.com
Salmagundi Plein Air Painters of Southern California and Friends hosts monthly plein air events and critiques for members and friends. Being the oldest art club in America, our art club has strived for excellence since its inception in 1871. We invite you to consider joining us, both in the joy of plein air painting and the camaraderie of likeminded artists, and to learn from one another.
“Paint the Desert - Plein Air” Palm Springs - La Quinta
Dates: February 1-6, 2023 Opening Reception: February 4, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Desert Plein Air Association Entry Deadline: January 31, 2023 Venue: Artist Center at the Galen City: Palm Desert Format: Open Contact: Diane Moore E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 760.485.6798 Website: www.desertpleinair.org
Plein air festival. Artists paint from Palm Springs-La Quinta for 3 days. Reception with Award Ceremony. Juror: Jean Stern. Open to all artists.
17th Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational
Dates: March 6-10, 2023 Opening Reception: March 11, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Borrego Art Institute Venue: Borrego Art Institute Gallery City: Borrego Springs Format: Invitational Juror of Awards: Jean Stern Contact: Kay Levie E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 619.701.8132 Website: www.borregoartinstitute.org
Borrego Springs 17th Annual Plein Air Invitational. e 13 artists have been selected and will compete in a paint-out March 6-10. e Awards presentation and reception will be held at the Borrego Art Institute Gallery on March 11, 3-5 pm. Paintings will hang in the Gallery through April 2, 2023.
Bird Dog Arts Plein Air Invitational
Date: April 19-22, 2023 Opening Reception: April 22, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Bird Dog Arts Venue: Bird Dog Arts City: Tejon Ranch Format: Invitational Award Total: $6000 Contact: David Gordon E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 661.330.7541 Website: www.birddogarts.com
e Bird Dog Arts Invitational is a twofold event with 15 painters entering two plein air works done on location where each painter is from, followed by two paintings completed on site in beautiful Kern County, California. RSVP online for our April 22, 2023, public sales and awards event on the historic Tejon Ranch at the exquisite Bird Dog Arts Gallery. e free event includes wine, nibbles, awards, and a stunning small works silent auction.
Fallbrook Plein Air Event/Competition
Date: April 29, 2023 Entry Deadline: April 29, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Fallbrook Art Association Venue: Town of Fallbrook City: Fallbrook Format: Open Juror of Awards: Toni Williams Contact: Julie Compton E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 805.794.0709 Website: www.fallbrookartassn.org One-day event open to all artists. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cash prizes plus three Honorable Mention Ribbons awarded. 9:30 am sign-in at Gallery location, 300 N. Brandon Rd. #6, Fallbrook, and pick up map of the Fallbrook area showing painting locations. At 3 pm return your work to the Fallbrook Village Square for judging. Awards
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presentation at 4 pm. Entry forms and information available on our website 30 days prior to the event.
e Lost Sierra Plein Air Festival
Dates: May 20-27, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: e Gallery at Bear Creek Frames City: Quincy
Contact: Mark Reynolds E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.lostsierrapleinair.com
SOCALPAPA BackBay Plein Air Art Festival
Date: July 7-16, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: OC Parks and Newport Bay Conservancy City: Newport Beach
Contact: Diane Prendergast E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.socalpapa.com
e 18th Annual “Just Plein Fun”
Date: July 31, 2023-August 4, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Huse Skelly Fine Art Gallery City: Balboa Island Contact: Lisa Skelly E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.huseskellygallery.com/just-plein-fun-2023
Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout
Dates: July 31-August 5, 2023 Opening Reception: August 11, 2023 Entry Deadline: April 4, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Frank Bette Center for the Arts Venue: South Shore Center/ Frank Bette Center for the Arts City: Alameda Contact: Margaret Fago E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 510.332.6922 Website: www.frankbettecenter.org
e Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout hosts up to 40 juried artists for a week of painting tree-lined streets; stately Victorian homes and shops; picturesque marinas; historic naval ships and naval air station; as well as beaches, lagoons, parks, and San Francisco and Oakland skylines in the island city of Alameda, California. e week includes a welcome reception, a quick draw, and an outdoor exhibit and sale of all the paintings on Saturday.
21st Annual Sonoma Plein Air Festival
Date: September 11-16, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Sonoma Plein Air Foundation Venue: Historic Sonoma Plaza City: Sonoma Format: Juried Contact: Irene Cook E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sonomapleinair.com
e Sonoma Plein Air Festival is an artists’ favorite nationwide. Juried artists gather to paint throughout the wine country, spectacular Sonoma coast, and incomparable city of San Francisco. Artists enjoy housing, welcome reception, artists’ luncheon, patron gala with silent art auction, and nally a oneday art show and sale on historic Sonoma Plaza. e festival supports arts education for Sonoma Valley’s youth with 60% of sales to artists and 40% to Sonoma Plein Air Foundation.
Mendocino Open Paint Out
Date: September 18-24, 2023 Entry Deadline: August 4, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Mendocino Art Center Venue: Mendocino Art Center City: Mendocino Format: Open Contact: Michael McDonald
E-Mail: email@example.com Phone:707.937.5818 Website: www.mendocinoartcenter.org/mopo
A weeklong plein air festival held in a spectacular setting along the Northern California Coast. From the rugged surrounding landscape and beaches, to the quaint Victorian architecture and water towers, to the nearby vineyards and wineries, abundant creative inspiration is sure to be found. Enjoy daily plein air painting, wet-paint sales in a professional gallery, demonstrations by featured plein air artists, a Quick Draw Competition and Sale, a Collectors’ Event, and an awards presentation.
25th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
Date: October 7-15, 2023 Opening Reception: October 8, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Venue: Numerous Sites; Main Site Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach City: Laguna Beach Format: Invitational Juror
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Festival October 20–28, 2023
Sedona Arts Center invites you along to be inspired and experience master artists painting in the Shangri-La of the Southwest! Sedona is a sublime and stunningly beautiful environment steeped in art history. Sedona Arts Center dates back 65 years to the founding of Sedona’s identity as an ‘art colony.’ Our community’s iconic and creative event—Sedona Plein Air Festival—is a week-long celebration of extraordinary landscapes, world-renowned artists, unique workshops, and wonderful free events!
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of Awards: Numerous Jurors Award Total: $45,000+ Contact: Rosemary Swimm E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 949.376.3635 Website: www.lpapa.org When a group of local artists decided to band together to paint the coastline and canyons of Laguna Beach, none of them could have foreseen how that simple get-together back in 1996 would evolve into one of the most prestigious plein air painting events held around the country. is year, LPAPA celebrates its 25th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. Quick Draw, Nocturnal Paint Out, Collectors Gala, and Open Sunday Art Show.
10th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo
Dates: May 21-25, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Location: Colorado Contact: PleinAir Magazine Phone: 561.655.8778 or 800.610.5771 Website: pleinairconvention.com
e Plein Air Convention & Expo is the world’s largest gathering of outdoor artists. With a faculty of over 80 instructors, the event is designed to inspire painters and ne-tune their skills. e convention features indoor painting demonstrations, with big-screen views, in water media, pastel, and oil painting. Daily painting as a group features instructors who o er suggestions as you paint. e giant Expo Hall features art supplies and frames at deep, convention-only discounts. ere is also an art show of faculty and attendee artworks that is open to the public. In 2023, Lori Putnam will conduct the pre-convention workshop (pre-registration required).
20th Annual Telluride Plein Air
Dates: June 28-July 4, 2023 Entry Deadline: January 9, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Sheridan Arts Foundation Venue: Sheridan Opera House City: Telluride Format: Juried Award Total: $15,000 Contact: Ronnie Palamar E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 970.728.6363 Website: www.telluridepleinair.com
e Sheridan Arts Foundation hosts 20-25 nationally renowned plein air artists in beautiful Telluride, Colorado, for the 20th year in 2023 to paint the stunning landscape and historic architecture. e Telluride Plein Air Festival has become an indispensable part of Telluride’s Independence Day festivities, allowing locals and tourists alike to observe some of the nation’s top plein air artists at work. e festival culminates in a three-day sale in the center of the historic downtown.
Georgetown Plein Air
Dates: July 28-29, 2023 Opening Reception: July 29, 2023 Entry Deadline: July 14, late registration accepted Sponsoring Organization: Georgetown Trust for Conservation and Preservation, Inc. Venue: Georgetown Heritage Center City: Georgetown Format: Quali ed plein air artists Award Total: $900 Contact: Ruth Rosenfeld E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 303.569.0289 Website: wwwg.georgetowntrust.org
Sixth annual Plein Air event in vintage, picturesque Georgetown, Colorado, 45 minutes west of Denver at 8,500- . elevation, in the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Landmark Historic District. A charming town of colorful Victorian buildings ringed by mountain views, Georgetown has long been a favorite of artists. Includes Quick Draw in historic downtown. Exhibit and sale through August 13. Registration and exhibition at the Old School (formerly Heritage Center), restored 1874 schoolhouse, 809 Taos Street. Join us for this painting event in the summer mountain air! Open to quali ed plein air artists. Visit website for application information.
Snowmass Plein Air Fest
Date: July 31-August 6, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Snowmass Arts Advisory Board (SAAB) City: Snowmass Village Website: facebook.com/snowmasspleinairfestival
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Selection of our 2023 Featured Artists will continue our practice of creating a hybrid roster combining 20 returning artists plus 15 additional juried artists. The returning artists are our 2022 competition award winners and the top collected artists from the event exhibition and gallery. Plein Air New Bern May 14-21, 2023 James Richards, AISM Selection Juror Suzie Baker, OPA AIS Awards Juror www.pleinairnewbern.org Plein Air New Bern is a 501(c)3 nonpro t organization. 2023 Featured Artist Audrey Cushman Charles Cashwell Dee Beard Dean Deliece Blanchard Elizabeth Rhoades Je Markowsky Jill Glassman Jim Laurino Jim Rehak John T. Eiseman Karen Crenshaw Katie Dobson Cundi Martin Geiger Mat Barber Kennedy Millie Gosch Natalia Andreeva Richard Sneary Rose S. Kennedy Russell Jewell Thomas Bucci
Call to Artists Deadline: January 10, 2023 EVENTS CALIFORNIA to COLORADO
Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational
Date: August 11-14, 2023
Opening Reception: August 12, 2023
Entry Deadline: August 9, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Horne Gallery Venue: Crested Butte Center for the Arts
Crested Butte Format: Combination Contact: Shaun Horne E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 970.349.5252 Website: www.crestedbuttepleinairinvitational.com e 2023 Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational welcomes all to join in a grand painting e ort. e event features plein air and studio work from the country’s best direct-observation painters, including Bill Anton, Josh Elliott, Jay Moore, and others. Painters of all abilities are invited to register as Open Artists. Crested Butte-area paintings can be submitted to the rolling jury process at any time. Paintings may be purchased in person or online.
Estes Valley Plein Air
Date: August 17-24, 2023 Entry Deadline: April 2, 2023
Reception: August 25, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: of Estes Park Venue: Gallery Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Award Total: Approx. $10,000 and gi certi cates Contact: Sage E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 970.586.5882 Website: www.artcenterofestes.com
Estes Valley Plein Air welcomes artists to the stunning beauty of Estes Park for our h annual show. e Art Center of Estes Park, a 501(c)(3) nonpro t organization, will be celebrating its 36th year. Activities include a quick paint/auction and nocturne painting, as well as poster/wine label and miniature contests. Enjoy exquisitely beautiful painting opportunities including a fun artist group paintout. Works will hang in the Art Center of Estes Park throughout the month of September. e show bene ts the Art Center of Estes Park.
Steamboat Art Museum Plein Air 2023
Date: September 22-29, 2023
Opening Reception: 2023 Entry Deadline: September 15, 2023 Sponsoring Organiza tion: Steamboat Art Museum Venue: Steamboat Art Museum
Steamboat Springs Format: Open Award Total: $10,000 Contact: Dottie Zabel E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 970.870.1755 Website: www.steamboatartmuseum.org
Paint the fall splendor in Steamboat Springs, o ering landmark ranches, alpine and river vistas, historic towns, and exclusive paint ing sites. ree unique sales events: Kick-O Quick Draw at the popular Farmers Market, Sunset Preview Reception, and Opening Reception and Awards. Exhibit and sale in the Steamboat Art Mu seum through November 4. Limited to 50 artists. Non-juried with professional and open categories. Early registration and museum membership discounts available. Registration opens January 15, 2023.
Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Event
Dates: October 1-8, 2023 Opening Reception: October 6, 2023
Entry Deadline: April 1, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: rado National Monument Association Venue: Carlson Vineyards
Tasting Room City: Grand Junction/Fruita Format: John Lintott E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: Website: www.coloradonma.org
Paint the scenic red rock canyons of Colorado National Monument and the surrounding high desert beauty in Western Colorado. Colorado National Monument Association presents the 7th Annual Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Event. Proceeds from the exhi bition provide support for education, research, outreach, and NPS special projects in Colorado National Monument. Many opportu nities for artists besides the main exhibition: optional riverpainting trip, and an extra exhibit in 2024.
Florence, Colorado, Paint the Town
Dates: October 16-21, 2023 Opening Reception: October 21, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Florence Arts Council Tower Cultural Center City: Florence Format: Open Piltingsrud E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 719.429.9579 Website: www. orenceartscouncil.org
Plein Air in the Smokies will once again bring 20 nationally-acclaimed artists to paint throughout Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The event concludes with several opportunities to purchase art, which benefits the national park. Apply at: PleinAirintheSmokies.org
Pictured: Artist Christine Lashley
Join us for our 20th annual “Paint the Town” event in Florence, Colorado, the “Antique Capital of Colorado.” You will have an opportunity to paint mountains and mesas, ranches and buildings, ponds and the Arkansas River. Pristine views and Pikes Peak or even pumpkin patches may catch your eye. We are limited to 40 artists, and 4 pieces per artist, for the 6-day event. Quick draw on Saturday, along with awards and reception.
AIS 24th Annual National Juried Exhibition
Date: August 3-September 2, 2023 Entry Deadline: April 3, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: American Impressionist Society Venue: Somerville Manning Gallery City: Greenville Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Quang Ho AISM Award Total: $78,000 Contact: Liz Ahrens E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 231.881.7685 Website: www.americanimpressionistsociety.org
American Impressionist Society provides opportunities to artists working in the style of Impressionism. Annually AIS presents four juried exhibitions and panel discussions, demonstrations, workshops, critiques, painting competitions, and educational programs. Exhibitions and events are open to the public.
AIS partners with galleries and arts organizations to present our National and Small Works Showcase. Founded in 1998, AIS has grown to become one of the most respected national arts organizations in the country, with 2,100 members.
Date: October 3-6, 2023 Opening Reception: October 5, 2023 Entry Deadline: October 5, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Main Street Dover/Downtown Dover Partnership Venue: e Biggs Museum of American Art City: Dover Format: Open Award Total: $2,000+ Contact: Diane Laird E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 302.678.2940 Website: www.tinyurl.com/doverart Artists from around the region take to the streets to quickly capture changing color, light, shadows, and the “spirit” of historic downtown Dover, Delaware. Held in the cooler fall season, three days of painting the architectural landscape, streetscape, gardens, parks, shops, and outdoor cafes culminate in an artwork exhibition, competition, and sales at the nationally accredited Biggs Museum. $2,000+ in awards are presented. roughout October, an extended exhibition takes place in shops and virtually. https://tinyurl.com/ doverart
Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 10th Annual Plein Air Festival
Date: March 5-11, 2023 Opening Reception: March 5, 2023 Entry Deadline: September 1, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery Venue: Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery City: Tequesta Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Kenn Backhaus Award Total: $15,000 Contact: Laura Zele
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 561.746.3101 Website: www.lighthousearts.org
Lighthouse ArtCenter’s highly anticipated 10th Annual Plein Air Festival takes place March 5-11, 2023. is juried festival brings 35 of the country’s top plein air painters to the seaside town of Tequesta. e artists compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes as they paint in picturesque locations. e festival o ers a Paint Out Competition, free artist demonstrations, workshops, a Collector’s Party, a live painting competition, and freshly painted works of art for sale.
Plein Air South
Dates: March 12-16, 2023 Opening Reception: March 13, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Franklin’s Promise Coalition Venue: Coastal Resiliency Training Center, Eastpoint City: Florida’s Forgotten Coast Format: Open E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.yallcomepaint.com
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Plein Air South has another lineup of stellar artists who will host 5 days of presentations, demonstrations, instructional sessions, and painting outdoors! Come for the intimate faculty interaction, the chance to paint with the South’s premier painters, and exciting painting locations in Historic Port St. Joe. It’s a huge workshop, symposium, paint-out, and reunion with no pressure. You will gain a ton of information and meet great friends!
Forgotten Coast en Plein Air
Dates: March 17-26, 2023 Opening Reception: March 17, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition Venue: e Armory, Apalachicola City: Florida’s Forgotten Coast Format: Invitational Contact: Joe Taylor E-Mail: admin@pleinair .com Phone: 800.378.8419 Website: www.forgottencoastenpleinair.com
Celebrating 18 years of documenting authentic “Old Florida,” Forgotten Coast en Plein Air is among the world’s most prestigious plein air events. Artistic excellence and production of investment-quality art is the trademark of the event, which features 20 of the most accomplished international artists and four “Florida Finest en Plein Air” painters who are honored Plein Air Ambassadors. Enjoy plein air exhibits, expansive Wet Room, demonstrations, receptions, Painting Stations, and a VIP Collectors’ Forum.
Winter Park Paint Out
Dates: April 23-29, 2023 Opening Reception: April 24, 2023
Entry Deadline: November 4, 2022
Sponsoring Organization: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens Venue: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens City: Winter Park
Contact: Kimberly Lewis Phone: 407.960.4718 Website: www.winterparkpaintout.org
Twenty-three professionally acclaimed plein air artists will paint at the Polasek Museum and at locations throughout Winter Park and Orlando. Art lovers are invited to watch the artists at work and attend free painting demonstrations. Works will be on display as soon as they are completed and dropped o at the museum’s wet room. ALL artwork created during the week will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Museum.
St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out
Dates: April 26-30, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: St. Augustine Art Association Venue: St. Augustine Art Association City: St. Augustine Format: Open Contact: Jennifer Flynt E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 904.824.2310 Website: www.staaa.org/plein-air-paint-out Artists! You’re invited to the 7th Annual St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out in the nation’s oldest city. is event, a nod to St. Augustine’s art history, celebrates the town’s architectural and coastal beauty through the time-honored tradition of painting en plein air. Artists will be painting in and around St. Augustine at notable locations. Observers can visit the St. Augustine Art Association’s gallery to view and buy works-in-progress and nished paintings.
Paint Out Savannah
Dates: March 23-25, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Savannah Art Association Venue: City of Savannah at Large and the Green Meldrim House City: Savannah Format: Open Contact: Martha Love E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.savannahartassociation.org
Each spring the Savannah Art Association welcomes painters to its annual plein air competition, Paint Out Savannah! e hostess city provides endless paintable opportunities including coastal marshes, sandy beaches, historic squares, and architecturally stunning city blocks. e event closes with an awards ceremony led by this year’s acting judge. Additional information and online registration can be accessed on our website: www.savannahartassociation.org.
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Nationally-acclaimed artists capture natural beauty, character and local culture in the Plein Air tradition Presented by the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition, organizing regional cultural events to beneﬁt local communities. A10-day event featuring on-site viewing of artists at work, a public wet room and opportunities to purchase original works of art. For more information, visit ForgottenCoastEnPleinAir.com or call 800-378-8419 Join America’s plein air community this spring on Florida’s Forgotten Coast. Celebrate 15 years of artistic excellence as many of America’s ﬁnest plein air artists gather to honor and preserve this last vestige of “Old Florida.”
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Featured: Steven Walker
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Olmsted Plein Air Invitational
Date: April 15-23, 2023 Opening Reception: April 18, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Olmsted Arts. LLC Venue: TBA City: Atlanta Format: Invitational Award Total: $40,000 Contact: Lillian Ansley E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 404.376.7075 Website: www.olmstedpleinair.com Experience the 2023 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Gallery Exhibition and Sale. View the exhibit and sale of nearly 500 original works of art by some of America’s most esteemed contemporary Impressionist painters via the virtual catalogue.
Driggs Plein Air Festival
Date: July 19-28, 2023 Opening Reception: July 23, 2023 Entry Deadline: June 1, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Downtown Driggs Association Venue: Driggs City Gallery City: Driggs Format: Open Juror of Awards: Ken Spencer and Julie Davis Award Total: $3,200 Contact: Lisa Simmons E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 216.235.7532 Website: www.driggspleinair.org
PLEASE JOIN US for the 12th Annual Driggs Plein Air Art Festival, held on the west side of the Teton mountain range in beautiful Driggs, Idaho. Plein air workshops o ered by Ken Spencer and Julie Davis. Registration opens in January for 75 artists. Check-in from July 19-22. Artists and collectors enjoy many activities like the extended Exhibition & Sale, Opening Reception, Quick Draw Competitions, Workshops, Paint-Outs, Competition Award Ceremony, and Closing Reception.
Plein Air Coeur d’Alene
Dates: July 21-August 6, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Kootenai Environmental Alliance and Art on the Green City: Coeur d’Alene Contact: Jessica Bryant E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.kealliance.org/plein-air-competition
Eagle Plein Air Festival
Date: October 7-14, 2023 Opening Reception: October 7, 2022 Entry Deadline: August 31, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: e Gallery at Finer Frames Venue: Finer Frames City: Eagle Format: Open Award Total: $4000 Contact: Meg Glasgow E-Mail: meg@ nerframes.com Phone: 208.888.9898 Website: www.eaglepleinair.com
YOU’RE INVITED to SW Idaho for the 9th annual Eagle Plein Air Festival. October 7-14. We will be o ering workshops, artist demonstrations, daily destinations, and a Collector’s party. With $4000 worth of awards given, our fast-growing festival is a great place to enjoy the camaraderie of 80+ painters while exploring Idaho’s diverse landscape: deserts, mountains, rivers, and canyonlands, all within a short drive from our central location in Eagle, Idaho.
12th Annual Prairie Plein Air Competition and Show
Dates: April 28-May 12, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Village of Schaumburg in conjunction with Blick Art Materials City: Schaumburg Contact: Roxane Benvenuti E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.prairiecenter.org
Paint the Town Barrington 2023
Date: October 6-14, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Village of Barrington City: Barrington Contact: Rollin Potter
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.barrington-il.gov
24th Annual First Brush of Spring
Dates: April 12-15, 2023 Opening Reception: April 12, 2023 Entry Deadline: April 14, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Hoosier Art Salon and Indiana Plein Air Painters Association
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A four day event in the Blue Ridge Mountains August 15 - 19th Thanks to last year’s sponsors: monkeesofblowingrock.com cheapjoes.com tweetsie.com Wet Paint Sale August 19th, 11am - 5pm concluding in the sixth annual blowingrockpleinair.org
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Blue Ridge Cows by Rena Powell Pictured: Lynn Sanguedolce
Venue: Hoosier Salon City: New Harmony Format: Open Juror of Awards: Jill Stefani Wagner Award Total: $15,000+ Contact: Linda Volz E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 812.618.5710 Website: www.hoosiersalon.org
e 24th First Brush of Spring Paint Out is a 5-day art event with a pre-paint-out workshop on April 11-12 featuring Joe Lombardo. e paint-out kicks o with a reception at the Hoosier Salon on Wednesday, April 12; Field to Finish exhibit and awards, April 12-15; paint-out competition features a quick draw, nocturnal, professional, non-professional, and youth divisions totaling over $15,000 in awards, Saturday, April 15; art sale. Visit www. inpainters.org and www.hoosiersalon.org for more information.
e Kekionga Plein Air Event
Dates: August 23-26, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Fort Wayne Artists Guild Contact: Sandra McGill E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 260.437.2187 Website: www.fortwayneartistsguild.com
Join the Fort Wayne Artists Guild for the 7th Annual Kekionga Plein Air Event, August 23-26, 2023. Four days of painting around Allen County, Indiana. We are hosting artists’ demos, nocturnal paint-out, art exhibition, Quick Draw, and the Kekionga Plein Air Competition during the Taste of the Arts Festival. Cash prizes/ purchase awards over $10,000. Events o er wet paint sales. Artists of all levels welcome. Workshops available through www.artlinkfw.org leading up to Kekionga.
Carmel on Canvas
Date: September 15-17, 2023 Entry Deadline: September 15, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: e City of Carmel Venue: e Carmel Arts & Design District City: Carmel Format: Open Award Total: $13,000 Contact: Anne O’Brien E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 317.571.2787 Website: carmeloncanvas.com
Carmel on Canvas Plein Air Paint Out provides artists with two days of plein air painting in the Carmel Arts & Design District, Carmel Midtown, the City Hall Japanese Gardens, Carmel City Center, and Carmel Central Park with its 161 acres of beautiful green space! ere are 4 divisions: Professional, Non-professional, Teen, and Child. ere will be more than $13,000 in total prizes — including Purchase Awards.
Blu Strokes 2023 Paint Out
Dates: September 17-23, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Blu Strokes Venue: Steeple Square City: Dubuque Format: Juried Award Total: $10,000 Contact: Wes Heitzman E-Mail: info@blu strokes.org Phone: 563.845.1801 Website: www.blu strokes.org
Paint historic Dubuque, Iowa, on the blu s of the Mississippi River. Dubuque boasts historic residences, buildings, and parks; river vistas and riverfront scenes; and interesting barge, rail, and industrial infrastructure. Dubuque is nestled in the Dri less Region, with unique topography and many interesting rural scenes. Our sales venue is a beautiful former German Catholic church. Visit our website for last year’s winners and explore our “Paint Dubuque” section for painting opportunities.
Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air
Dates: March 11-18, 2023 Entry Deadline: November 1, 2022
Sponsoring Organization: National Trust for Historic Preservation Venue: Shadows-on-the-Teche Visitor Center City: New Iberia Format: Juried Contact: Jayd Buteau
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 337.369.6446
Shadows-on-the-Teche, a National Trust Historic Site in New Iberia, Louisiana, will present our ninth annual plein air competition in March 2023, with Dawn Whitelaw overseeing artist selection and awarding prizes. Enjoy a region enhanced by architecture, moss-draped live oaks, and sugar elds along the winding Bayou
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Teche. Home of the oldest operating rice mill in America, exotic gardens, and Avery Island, birthplace of Tabasco, this region o ers excellent food, superb original music, and hospitable residents.
Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival
Date: October 12-15, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Alexandria Museum of Art Venue: Alexandria Museum of Art City: Alexandria Format: Juried Award Total: $2500 Contact: Olivia Helmer E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 318.443.3458 Website: www.farmtoforestpleinair.com e Alexandria Museum of Art invites you to celebrate their signature arts event, the Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival. is 5-day festival will bring artists to Central Louisiana to paint “en plein air” — outdoors! Artists will be in the city as well as surrounding farms, nurseries, and Kisatchie National Forest painting the abundant natural beauty of our area.
Air Art Festival
Date: August 16-26, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Artascope City: Yarmouth Contact: Catherine Bickford E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.artascope.org
Paint Annapolis 2023
Dates: June 4-11, 2023 Entry Deadline: January 11, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Federation of Art, Inc. Venue: Circle Gallery Format: Combination Juror of Awards: Suzie Baker, Selection Juror; Mark Karnes, Awards Juror Award Total: $15,000 Contact: Ann Cole E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.paintannapolis.org
For over 20 years, Paint Annapolis has been the premier painting event for this sailing town, bringing the community together to share in the beauty of painting outdoors. Painting this year will take place from June 4-11, starting with a Quick Draw at the City Dock. Paint Annapolis has something for everyone — from artist to art lover to collector. We are excited to see you for an exciting week of painting our historic streets.
13th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition
Dates: June 12-17, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Allegany Arts Council Venue: Cumberland Contact: Julie Westendor E-Mail: jwestendor @alleganyarts.org Website: www.alleganyartscouncil.org
Plein Air Easton
Date: July 14-23, 2023 Opening Reception: July 15, 2023 Entry Deadline: January 20, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: e Avalon Foundation City: Easton Format: Juried Award Total: $30,000+ Contact: Marie Nuthall E-Mail: marie@avalonfounda tion.org Phone: 410.924.7279 Website: www.pleinaireaston.com
Plein Air Easton, the largest and most prestigious juried plein air painting competition in the nation, is a project of the Avalon Foundation, Inc. It’s celebrating its 19th year in 2023; artists from all over apply online beginning December 1. Fi y-eight artists are juried into the competition by a unique juror each year. is year’s competition takes place July 14-23. Quick Draw is July 22 (open registration for all).
Artists Paint OC Plein Air Festival
Date: August 9-13, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Art League of Ocean City Venue: Ocean City Center for the Arts City: Ocean City Format: Juried Contact: Katie Brown E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 410.524.9433 Website: www.artleagueofoceancity.org/pleinair e Art League of Ocean City’s annual outdoor painting festival, “Artists Paint OC,” happens every August in the seaside resort. Now in its 18th year in 2023, 50 artists compete for the top
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Applications Due: March 31, 2023 Paint Out & Canvas Stamping: Aug. 26-31 Public Party and Sale: Sept. 2 EVENTS LOUISIANA to MINNESOTA
prizes of cash and prestige as they spread out across the area to paint the beautiful local scenery with its beaches, marshes, boardwalk, and Assateague Island. Painters are welcomed to the well-organized event with hospitality and opportunities to mingle.
FRESH! Plein Air Milford
Date: September 15-17, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Village Fine Arts Association City: Milford Contact: Keri Cleasby E-Mail: email@example.com Website:www.milfordvfaa.org/fresh
Cape Ann Plein Air Festival
Date: October 8-15, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Cape Ann Plein Air Venue: Multiple locations City: Cape Ann Format: Juried E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 978.837.8273 Website: www.capeannpleinair.org Held in the birthplace of American plein air; hosted in Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea, Cape Ann Plein Air is a juried competition that has become a favorite among artists. is community has been the muse for icons such as Homer, Lane, Hopper, Wyeth, Sargent, and Davis. Juried artists are provided housing, opportunities to mingle with the public and to engage with local art organizations and galleries, and free access to world-class museums and theater.
Paint Grand Traverse
Date: June 18-24, 2023 Opening Reception: June 23, 2023
Entry Deadline: January 7, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Crooked Tree Arts Center Venue: Crooked Tree Arts Center City: Traverse City Format: Combination Contact: Kristi Wodek E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 231.941.9488 Website: www.paintgrandtraverse.com
Spend a week creating, collecting, and celebrating in one of the most beautiful places in the country! Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan and surrounded by breathtaking dunes, lush wineries, rolling farms, and charming villages, Paint Grand Traverse draws a national eld of artists. e week includes workshops, live demos, exhibitions, and culminates with the Collectors Gala. Crooked Tree Arts Center invites you to be a part of the 6th annual Paint Grand Traverse!
Paint Tawas Bay
Date: June 15-17, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Tawas Bay Art Gallery City: Tawas City Contact: Janice Dumas E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tawasbayartistgallery.com
City of Dexter Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee
Contact: Josh Tanghe E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 734.580.2229 Website: www.paintdexter.com
Red Wing Arts Plein Air
Date: June 10-22, 2023 Opening Reception: June 23, 2023 Entry Deadline: April 1, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Red Wing Arts Venue: Red Wing Arts City: Red Wing Format: Juried Award Total: $5,000 Contact: Heather Lawrenz E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 651.388.7569 Website: www.redwingarts.org
Imagine painters situated along the Seine in Paris and transport them to the banks and blu s of the beautiful Mississippi, and you’ll get Red Wing Arts Plein Air. Red Wing, Minnesota, which sits at the entrance to the Dri less Region, features a charming downtown, dramatic blu s, vistas, and rivers that de ne the historic town. is longtime annual festival and exhibition attract the region’s nest plein air painters who capture the beauty of this stunning place.
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August 23-26, 2023 (260) 437-2187 fortwayneartistsguild.org KEKIONGA PLEIN AIR EVENT
“Black River Reﬂections” By John C. Kelty
Courtesy of Indiana Waterways - The Art of Conservation
Plein Air Grand Marais
Dates: September 15-22, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Exhibit: September 22-October 15, 2023 Opening Reception: September 22, 2023 Application Deadline: May 1, 2023 Venue: Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery City: Grand Marais Combination: Juried, Open Class & Invitational Juror: Kim Casebeer Award Total: $6000 Contact: Allison Eklund E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 651.592.7858 Website: www.outdoorpaintersofminnesota. org
For 20 years, painters from across the country have gathered to paint in Cook County, Minnesota, from Lake Superior to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Daily mini-workshops, paint-outs, artist socials, and a hootenanny make this a beloved tradition. All painters are welcome: the Open Class is oriented toward learning artists, and the Competition Class is juried. An Invitational Class features Mini-Workshop Instructors and painters from the Arrowhead region of Minnesota. Join us in 2023!
Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival
Dates: April 20-29, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce Venue: Harmonie Verein & Augusta Town Square City: Augusta Format: Open Award Total: $17,000 Contact: Lynn Buchheit E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 314.239.3988 Website: www.augustapleinair.com
Enjoy spring in Missouri wine country! Augusta is waiting for you to paint vineyards, wineries, farms, blu s, and the river! is 10-day event has 13 paint-outs, four theme paints, workshops, and a nal sale and festival. e nal judging awards Best of Show, Artists’ Choice, People’s Choice, plus First, Second, ird, and Honorable Mention prizes in four categories. An art gallery is open daily to display and sell your work. Open to all levels.
Summit Art Plein Air Festival
Dates: June 14-17, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Summit Art Contact: Sharon Wagner E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.summitart.org
Grand Center Plein Air Festival
Date: October 12-15, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Grand Center Inc. Venue: Grand Center Arts District City: St. Louis Format: Juried Award Total: $10,000+ Contact: Will Strang E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 314.289.1510 Website: www.grandcenterpleinair.com Plein air like never before! Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis, Missouri, is the epicenter for the arts in the Midwest. Experience the culture, architecture, and people of this great city in a vibrant urban setting! All while competing for over $10,000 in prize money! ere will be opportunities for sales, workshops, and networking!
Plein Air Glacier 2023
Date: August 21-25, 2023 Opening Reception: August 26, 2023 Entry Deadline: March 31, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Hockaday Museum of Art Venue: Hockaday Museum of Art City: Kalispell Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Hockaday Sta , Plein Air Panelists Award Total: $500 Contact: Alyssa Cordova E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 406.755.5268 Website: www.hockadaymuseum.com/plein-air-glacier/ Plein Air Glacier 2023, 14 years running! Paint in beautiful Northwest Montana, Flathead Valley, and Glacier National Park! is juried event includes a paint-out, museum exhibition, fundraiser sale, artist hikes, partnership programs with Glacier National Park, and more! Applications due March 31, 2023; Paint Out and Canvas Stamping: August 26-31; Public Party and Sale: Saturday, September 2, 5-8 pm.
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Learn More: fallcolorweek.com No workshop, no juried entry, no competition, no pressure. Come paint and play with PleinAir magazine Publisher Eric Rhoads. A WEEK PAINTING FALL COLOR SEPT.29OCT. 5, 2023 F ALLCOLOR WEEK SEPTEMBER 29OCTOBER 5, 2023 EVENTS MINNESOTA to NORTH CAROLINA
Plein Air in the Parks
Dates: September 6-11, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Idaho
Art Lab Venue: West Yellowstone Montana
Contact Kara Hidalgo E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.pleinairintheparks.org
Paint Adirondacks presented by PleinAir Magazine
Dates: June 10-17, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Venue: Paul Smith’s College City: Paul Smiths
Contact: PleinAir Magazine Phone: 561.655.8778 or 800.610.5771 Website: paintadirondacks.com PleinAir Magazine’s Eric Rhoads started the Publisher’s Invitational so his friends could join him in the Adirondacks to paint, but an invitation is no longer required. is event is a chance for busy painters who need a break, an opportunity to slow down, reconnect with friends, and paint beautiful places where the masters before us have painted. We make it e ortless. You roll out of your dorm bed for breakfast, pack your sack lunch for your day of painting, and show up for dinner. Our days are lled with painting the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York State and the surrounding area.
Adirondack Plein Air Festival
Dates: August 14-19, 2023 Opening Reception: August 14
Entry Deadline: April 15 Sponsoring Organization: Saranac Lake ArtWorks Venue: Town Hall Auditorium City: Saranac Lake Format: Juried Contact: Sandra Hildreth E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 518.832.0081 Website: www.saranaclakeartworks.org/plein-air
Five days of painting in the glorious Adirondack Mountains of northern New York, inspiration to 19th-century artists of the Hudson River School. Located in Saranac Lake, New York, a charming village with historic architecture, and lakes, rivers, waterfalls, bogs, marshes, mountains, farms, and much more. Meet the Artists Reception, Nocturne Contest, Quick Draw, and the Show & Sale in the Town Hall auditorium. Registration opens Feb 1. Juried. 40 Artists.
Fall Color Week presented by PleinAir Magazine
Dates: September 29-October 5, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Venue: Saranac Village City: Saranac Lake Contact: PleinAir Magazine Phone: 561.655.8778 or 800.610.5771 Website: fallcolorweek.com PleinAir Magazine’s Eric Rhoads lives in a place where fall color isn’t great, so he created the Fall Color Week retreat, held in various locations during peak color season annually. It’s a week of painting with old friends and new ones. We have our meals together, and we stay on the same property … all for one price. Join Eric this fall in Saranac Lake in New York during peak fall color season. Come enjoy the beautiful fall scenery with no competition, just painting alongside your friends. No meals to cook, no one to care for, just roll out of bed, get fed, and paint all day. It’s glorious.
Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival
Date: October 9-14, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Wallkill River Center for the Arts City: Montgomery Contact: Susan Roth E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: hvpleinair.com
2023 Azalea Paint Out
Date: April 13-16, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Cape Fear Garden Club & Star Sosa City: Wilmington Contact: Arwen E Sosa E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.azaleaartsale.com
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MARCH 9 11, 2023 (BEGINNER’S DAY MARCH 8) A RARE GATHERING OF THE WORLD’S TOP PLEIN AIR ARTISTS TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS (MORE ARTISTS TO BE ADDED SOON) Attendance is limited! Sign up today. PleinAirLive.com
Plein Air New Bern
Dates: May 14-21, 2023 Entry Deadline: January 10, 2021
Sponsoring Organization: Plein Air New Bern Venue: New Bern Farmers Market City: New Bern Format: Combination Contact: Kippy Hammond E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:252.558.1689 Website: www.pleinairnewbern.org
Plein Air New Bern will again bring 35 nationally acclaimed plein air painters to Eastern North Carolina, rich with hundreds of historic and maritime sites. Along with NEW BERN, paintouts and pop-up exhibits in ORIENTAL and BEAUFORT, North Carolina, will highlight the event. Join us for a spectacular week of demos, workshops, exhibitions, artists’ forums, youth activities, and Quick Paint. Plein Air New Bern is a 501(c)(3) organization, serving Craven, Pamlico, and Carteret counties.
Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival
Dates: August 15-19, 2023 Opening Reception: August 19, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Blowing Rock Art & History Museum Venue: Blowing Rock Art & History Museum City: Blowing Rock Format: Open Contact: Jennifer Garonzik E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 828.295.9099 Website: www.blowingrockmuseum.org/o erings/blowing-rockplein-air-festival-2023
e Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival is a 4-day, open enrollment plein air painting event. It takes place in the beautiful mountainous area surrounding the town of Blowing Rock in western North Carolina, from Tuesday, August 15, to Saturday, August 19, 2023. e event prompts applicants to explore the unique Blowing Rock architecture, spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain views, and overall Appalachian feel of one of the most scenic areas in the country.
5th Annual Plein Air Paint Out
Date: September 23, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Arts Mount Holly & Arts on the Greenway City: Mount Holly Contact: Stephanie McLaughlin E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.artsmountholly.org
7th Annual Paint It Orange Plein Air Paint-Out
Date: October 4-6, 2023 Entry Deadline: October 4, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Orange County Arts Commission Venue: Eno Arts Mill Gallery City: Hillsborough Format: Open Award Total: $1600 Contact: Katie Murray E-Mail: kmurray orangecountync.gov Phone: 919.245.2335 Website: www.artsorange.org/paintitorange
Artists are invited to Orange County, North Carolina, to capture the landscapes and landmarks of our beautiful communities of Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and Carrboro. Participating artists will paint at sites of their choosing (maps are provided) throughout Orange County from October 4-6 and will submit up to three of their favorite paintings for jurying on Friday, October 6 at the Eno Arts Mill Gallery in Hillsborough.
Ohio Plein Air Society 20th Annual Competition
Dates: September 21-24, 2023 Opening Reception: September 24, 2023 Entry Deadline: September 18, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Ohio Plein Air Society Venue: Mans eld Art Center City: Mans eld Format: Open Contact: Mary Ann Clady E-Mail: Info@ohiopleinairsociety.com Phone: 419.512.0594 Website: www.ohiopleinairsociety.com
Artists can paint anywhere in Richland County, a tourist and recreational hub for north central Ohio featuring state parks, Malabar Farm, the Carousel District in Mans eld, and the Ohio State Reformatory, a world-renowned historic site that serves as a location for major motion pictures such as e Shawshank Redemption. Ohio Plein Air Society, since 2002, is a group of artists and art lovers sharing a common interest in outdoor painting.
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Learn to make an arresting image from over 30 top artists…without leaving home! REALISM, IMPRESSIONISM AND MORE! STOP ‘EM IN THEIR TRACKS NOVEMBER 911, 2023 (BEGINNER’S DAY NOVEMBER 8) REALISMLIVE.COM EVENTS NORTH CAROLINA to SOUTH DAKOTA
River Towns Plein Air 2023
Dates: April 12-23, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Rivertownes PA USA City: Marietta Contact: Marita Hines E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.mariettaartalive.com
Celebration of the Arts Plein Air Event
Dates: April 30, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Lewisburg Arts Council and Merrill W. Linn Land and Waterways Conservancy Venue: Dale-Engle-Walker Property City: Lewisburg Format: Open Contact: Barbara Baker E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 570.412.1686 Website: www.lewisburgartscouncil.com e ninth annual Plein Air Event sponsors’ goal is to use artwork to support and encourage the conservation of local signi cant ecological sites. e day begins with a free workshop by a local artist. Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to paint or draw at one of the Linn Conservancy’s protected sites that day and during the following two weeks. e artwork will be displayed at a local gallery in June 2023.
Wayne Art Center
Dates: May 7-12, 2023 Opening Reception: May 12, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Wayne Art Center Venue: Wayne Art Center City: Wayne Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Brian Mark Taylor, Juror of Selection, and Shanna Kunz, Juror of Awards Award Total: $20,000+ Contact: Pam McLean-Parker E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 610.688.3553 Website: www.waynepleinair.org
Bryan Mark Taylor (Utah), accomplished landscape and cityscape painter, chooses 32 national plein air artists to participate in Wayne Art Center’s 2023 festival as juror of selection. Nationally renowned naturalistic painter Shanna Kunz (Utah) serves as juror of awards. Kunz presents $20,000+ in cash awards at the Collectors Preview Party & Sale May 12. Approximately 300 paintings will be on display and for sale. Kunz conducts a painting demonstration May 13 and workshop May 15-17.
Plein Air Painting along the Historic National Road
Dates: May 21, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Touchstone Center for Cra s City: Farmington Contact: Dean Simpson E-Mail: marketing@touchstonecra s.org Website: www.touchstonecra s.org/events-exhibitions/events
Plein Air West Reading
Dates: June12-17, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Art Plus Gallery Venue: Olympian Ballroom & Art on the Avenue festival City: West Reading Format: Juried Contact: Russell Slocum Phone: 610.796.0418 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.artplusgallerypa.com
e 8th annual Plein Air West Reading competition will culminate as the keystone exhibition of Art on the Avenue, West Reading’s popular street festival. Paint anywhere in Berks County all week, starting Monday, June 12, enter 3 pieces for judging. Two $1000 rst prizes: one for best done in W. Reading, the other best anywhere in Berks. Host housing or discount lodging for visiting artists. Registration $40, prospectus available 1/1/23 at www.artplusgallerypa.com.
Art League of Hilton Head
Contact: Kristen McIntosh E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 843.681.5060 Website: www.artleaguehhi.org
De Smet South Dakota Harvey Dunn Plein Air
Date: August 10-13, 2023 Opening Reception: August 10, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Harvey Dunn Society Venue: Ingalls Homestead & De Smet Event Center City: De Smet Format: Open
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Award Total: $500 & prizes Contact: Janae Bell
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 320.894.7540 Website: www.facebook.com/harveydunnsociety Paint the prairies of South Dakota and “Little Town on the Prairie” where Harvey Dunn painted and Laura Ingalls Wilder homesteaded. e 15th annual event is the longest-running plein air in South Dakota. Everything free, including registration, workshops, children’s workshop, receptions, and “wet sale.” Beginners and pros welcome. Many residents attend to buy artwork on Sunday. Artists attend from many states, and say, “ is is the most fun, well-organized, and friendliest paint-out I’ve attended. You will love it!”
Black Hills Plein Air Paint Out
Dates: September 21-23, 2023 Entry Deadline: August 1, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Hill City Arts Council Venue: Downtown Hill City City: Hill City Format: Open Award Total: $1850 E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 605.574.2810 Website: www.hillcityarts.org/plein-air
e 6th Annual Black Hills Plein Air Paint Out Show & Sale will be held in beautiful Hill City, South Dakota. Quickly becoming a favorite among artists and enthusiasts alike, the event consists of all the exciting activities that make this event special: plein air painting, a special Meet and Greet event, a fabulous Sponsor & Artist Reception, and wrapping up with the fun and exciting Quick Draw and Live Auction. Make plans to attend!
Artists on Location
Dates: April 16-22, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: e Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art Venue: Knoxville Museum of Art City: Knoxville Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Don Demers Contact: Julia Connor E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 865.254.8257 Website: www.knoxart.org
e Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art is proud to host Artists on Location, a Plein Air Painting Event, beginning April 16 and ending on April 22. We are excited to announce that our featured artist and judge this year will be Don Demers. Applications for the event will be run through Juried Art Services and will be live November 2022-February 2023.
Dates: June 26-July 1, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Kingsport Art Guild City: Kingsport Contact: Jennifer Phipps E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.kingsportartguild.com
County Cultural Heritage Plein Air Event
Date: September 1-30, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Johnson County Center for the Arts City: Mountain City Contact: Temple Reece E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.jocoartcenter.org
Welcome to Plein Air in the Smokies
Dates: September 24-October 1, 2023 Opening Reception: October 6, 2022 Sponsoring Organizations: Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Entry Deadline: February 20, 2023 Venue: Clayton Center for the Arts City: Kodak Format: Combination Contact: Lauren Gass E-Mail: lauren@friendsof thesmokies.org Phone: 865.257.4776 Website: www.pleinairinthesmokies.org
Welcome to Plein Air in the Smokies, the second annual art event inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In September 2023, 20 nationally acclaimed “plein air” artists will gather in the mostvisited national park to capture the beauty and magic of the Smokies.
Paint the Town 2023 - Plein Air Art Competition Date: April 23-29, 2023 Opening Reception: April 23, 2023
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EVENTS SOUTH DAKOTA to TEXAS
Entry Deadline: November 19, 2022
Sponsoring Organization: Highland Lakes Creative Arts Venue: Lakeside Pavilion City: Marble Falls Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Charlie Hunter Award Total: $12,000 Contact: Erin Hinzmann E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 512.970.8087 Website: hlcarts.com/ptt-event-info
Plein air artists from across the nation will be working in various mediums to capture the outdoor sights and scenes of historic Marble Falls and the panoramic Texas Hill Country. Renowned artist Charlie Hunter will judge the works created throughout the week and will choose the winners of 2023 Paint the Town. With a sales gallery, live plein air painting, free art demonstrations, and a Student Art Day, there is so much to do.
Paint Historic Waxahachie
Dates: May 5-17, 2023 Opening Reception: May 19, 2023
Entry Deadline: April 1 Sponsoring Organization: Ellis County Art Association Venue: Art on the Square City: Waxahachie Format: Juried Contact: Pam Briden E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 214.949.5543 Website: www.elliscountyart.net
Plein Air Southwest
Dates: May 8-13, 2023 Opening Reception: May 12, 2023
Entry Deadline: January 2, 2023 Venue: Galveston Historical Foundation City: Galveston Format: Juried Contact: Tina Bohlman E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 972.741.6154 Website: www.outdoorpainterssociety.com Annually, to showcase the incredible talent within our 300+ member association, we produce Plein Air Southwest, a juried painting competition event that attracts national attention and elite artists and is promoted and featured in major art magazines.
e event has earned the reputation among collectors and artists as one of the premier competition events in the Southwest. Artists are members of the Outdoor Painters Society and considered some of the best plein air painters working today.
McKinney En Plein Air 2023
Date: October 7, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: McKinney Plein Air Society; Arts and Music Guild City: McKinney Contact: Pernie Fallon E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.facebook.com/npleinr
Two Rivers Plein Air
Dates: October 9-14, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: New Braunfels Art League Venue: New Braunfels Art League Gallery Format: Open Juror of Awards: Tommy Fitzpatrick Award Total: $3000 Contact: Mary K Hammond E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 210.845.2380 Website: www.thenewbraunfelsartleague.com
Come experience the charm of historical New Braunfels, Texas! Event is open to the rst 30 artists who register and pay the $75 entry fee. Entry fee covers plein air, Quick Draw, and submission fees for the special show “ARToberfest.” Quick Draw (October 9) is open to outside artists who pay $25. Entry fee on day of the event. Art will be on display and for sale during the week of the event.
Brushes by the Beach
Dates: October 19-November 5, 2023
Opening Reception: November 11, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: G. Lee Gallery
Entry Deadline: November 5, 2023 Venue: G. Lee Gallery
City: Galveston Format: Open Contact: Brenda Lee
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 409.370.7350 Website: www.gleegallery.net
Wrap up your plein air year with warmer weather on Galveston Island. Can’t travel to the Island? No worries, this open plein air event accepts online plein air submissions created anywhere in the U.S. within the event dates. But if you can come to the Island, your plein air challenges will reach from beach to bay,
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HOSTED BY MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE NAVAL ACADEMY WATERFRONT JUNE 4 11 TO AMERICA’S FIRST CAPITAL CITY! DEADLINE: JAN 11th For event details and registration: PAINTANNAPOLIS.ORG Painting:HemaGupta $15,000inAWARDS
historic neighborhoods, iconic landmarks, and a working port; Galveston a ords artists a myriad of subjects. We enjoy welcoming back, year a er year, beginners to pros. Cash prizes and ribbons awarded.
Dates: October 20-28, 2023 Opening Reception: October 27, 2023 Entry Deadline: May 31, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Venue: Fort Concho National Historic Landmark City: San Angelo Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Michael Grauer Award Total: $30,000 Contact: Barbara Rallo E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 325.656.2500 Website: www.enpleinairtexas.com/index. php
In the 1920s artists gathered on the clear spring waters of the Concho River, never dreaming today we’d be doing the same! EnPleinAirTEXAS celebrates 10 years of capturing the authentic West. Come paint on iconic private ranches and the eclectic downtown of San Angelo along that same Concho River.
e nationally acclaimed San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts welcomes you with West Texas Hospitality, host homes, and innovative events! Come experience the prestigious EnPleinAirTEXAS!
2nd Annual St George Plein Air Festival
Date: TBD Sponsoring Organization: ART Provides City: St George Contact: Elizabeth Gunter E-Mail: info@artprovides. org Website: www.artprovides.org
Arts to Zion TOUR
Dates: January 12-16, 2023 Opening Reception: January 12, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Arts to Zion | Southern Utah Venue: 35 N. Main Street and surrounding greater St George Format: Combination Contact: Bobbi Wankier E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 435.216.2651 Website: www.artstozion.org e 12th annual Arts to Zion TOUR is a county-wide art adventure of artists’ studios, galleries, and museums set throughout our stunning Southern Utah red-rock landscape! Artists will be showing from throughout the Mountain West. $10 tickets to the private studios are available on our website, public venues are FREE! Google Map is www.artstozion.org or printed maps are available a er Jan. 5 at noted public galleries on the Google map.
Wasatch Plein Air Paradise
Dates: June 23-July 4, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Midway Art Association Venue: Midway Contact: Jerry Watterworth E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.midwayartassociation.org
Vermont Plein Air Festival
Dates: August 11-13, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Mad River Valley Arts City: Waits eld Contact: Jane Macan E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.madrivervalleyarts.org
Paint Great Falls 2023
Dates: May 20-27, 2023 Opening Reception: May 27, 2023 Entry Deadline: March 20, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: e Arts of Great Falls Venue: e Arts of Great Falls Format: Open Contact: Meralee Fredenburgh E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 703.795.2137 Website: www.greatfallsart.org Join us for the 9th Annual Paint Great Falls! Capture the spring colors and gorgeous scenery in Great Falls, Virginia —
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A gathering of the Southeastern plein air community featuring ﬁve days of painting inspiration MARCH 12-16 2023 Yallcomepaint.com
EVENTS TEXAS to VIRGINIA
Ultimate Guide 2023/www.outdoorpainter.com UG37 MAY 8-12 2023 Blue Ridge Mountain region. Cash Prizes, facebook.com/PleinAirRoanoke PleinAirRoanoke.com Plein Air Roanoke ‘22 WINNER “ When e Rain Came to Vinton” 2023 ARTISTS Geo rey Allen Richard Boyer Kevin Davidson Natasha Isenhour Ryan Jensen Margaret Larlham Jason Lee Patty McGeeney Joe Mancuso Robin Purcell Stephen Stau er Toni Williams Jim Wodark 17TH ANNUAL PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL 2023 Watercolor, oil, and pastel in an elite Plein Air paint-out and exhibition.
OUT: MARCH 6-11 QUICK DRAW: MARCH 8 AWARDS RECEPTION: MARCH 11 EXHIBIT TILL: APRIL 2
OF AWARDS: RICK DELANTY QUICK
NITA HARPER CURATOR: KAY LEVIE Borrego Art Institute 665 Palm Canyon Drive Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Phone 760.767.5152 more info: borregoartinstitute.org 2022 Plein Air Invitational 1st Place Winner “Coyote Creek” by Jim Wodark
9 miles from Washington, D.C., but a world away with rolling hills and historic buildings. Artists can paint the Great Falls waterfall and private gardens, plus the historic Colvin Run Mill, Great Falls Grange, and Forestville Schoolhouse buildings. is 7-day event includes a quick draw and award reception.
Su olk Plein Air Festival 2023
Date: September 5-10, 2023 Opening Reception: September 8, 2023 Entry Deadline: March 1, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Su olk Art League, Su olk Center for Cultural Arts, Su olk Tourism, and City of Su olk, VA Venue: Su olk Art Gallery / Su olk Center Art Gallery City: Virginia Format: Juried Award Total: $4500 Contact: Darlene Keyt E-Mail: su firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 757.630.9832 Website: www.su olkpleinair.org
Art enthusiasts throughout Virginia welcome artists to paint our pristine waterways, farmlands, and historic downtown. is juried event includes an Artists’ Lunch, ticketed Wet Paint Sale & Awards Celebration on Friday night with cash prizes over $4500, plus a QuickDraw competition on Saturday during the “Taste of Su olk” Downtown Street Festival with 5,000+ attendees. Local residents o er accommodations and special hotel rates are available. We invite you to join us for this fun and artist-focused event.
Plein Air Abingdon
Dates: October 5-7, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Highlands Festival Opening Reception: October 4, 2023 Entry Deadline: September 15, 2023 Venue: William King Museum of Art City: Abingdon Format: Open Award Total: $3500 Contact: Deirdre Cole E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 423.963.9007 Website: www.pleinairabingdon.com Plein Air Abingdon is a 3-day, open enrollment painting event celebrating its 7th year. e stunning fall landscape of Southwest Virginia coupled with the oldest mountain range in the world provides a magni cent backdrop for any plein air artist. With daily pop-up galleries ending in a Grand Finale Gallery and sale, artists are a orded the opportunity to o er their work for purchase to both the community and the art connoisseur searching for the next masterpiece!
Tidelands Plein Air Tappahannock
Dates: October 18-21, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Tappahannock Artist Guild Venue: Tappahannock Contact: George Jennings E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tapparts.org
Paci c Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge
Dates: April 24-May 29, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Maryhill Museum of Art Contact: Steven Grafe E-Mail: steve@ maryhillmuseum.org Phone: 509.773.3733 Website: https://www.facebook.com/pnwpleinair
Paint Cedarburg: A Plein Air Event
Dates: June 3-10, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Cedarburg Artists Guild City: Cedarburg Contact: Katherine de Shazer E-Mail: email@example.com Website: www.cedarburgartistsguild.com
For 22 years, Paint Cedarburg has been a memorable occasion for 150 artists. Paint the historic city, charming countryside, and the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Beginning with Fresh from Cedarburg, a unique event held in the historic district that includes an exhibition and sale. A 5-day painting period ends with an exhibition and award ceremony at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Enjoy social gatherings, buyer events, and workshops. is event is a favorite throughout the Midwest.
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EVENTS VIRGINIA to CANADA
Date: July 23-29, 2023
Opening Reception: July 28, 2023
Sponsoring Organization: Peninsula School of Art Venue: Peninsula School of Art City: Fish Creek Format: Invitational Juror of Awards: Lori Putnam Award Total: $18,000 Contact: Crystal Chesnik E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 920.868.3455 Website: www.peninsulaschoolofart.org
e Door County Plein Air Festival is presented by the Peninsula School of Art & Gallery. e event features 35 invited plein air masters and takes place among the diverse natural beauty and quaint harbor towns of the Door Peninsula. Listen and learn from daily artist demonstrations. Tour local partner galleries as artists paint on site. View and purchase fresh paintings at our Collector’s Preview Gala Auction. Online exhibition and sale through August 13, 2023.
Paint the Point
Date: August 9-12, 2023 Opening Reception: August 12, 2023 Entry Deadline: June 30, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Arts Mineral Point, Inc. Venue: Historic Mineral Point Masonic Lodge #1 City: Mineral Point Format: Open Juror of Awards: ree-person jury of arts professionals Award Total: $7000 Contact: Ried Knapp E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 608.285.2958 Website: artsmp.org/paint-the-point e 10th annual Paint the Point hosts 45 artists competing in Main, Nocturne, Quick Paint, and Postcard events with over $7000 in prizes. Mineral Point, a frontier mining town, was founded in 1826 and holds the slogan “Where Wisconsin Began.” It is located in the heart of the Dri less Region — an area noted for beautiful vistas unscathed by the last glacial period. Historic limestone vernacular architecture and surrounding idyllic country-side o er artists tremendous creative options.
Plein Air Fest, Etc.
Dates: June 17, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: National Museum of Wildlife Art City: Jackson Hole Contact: Michelle Dickson E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www. wildlifeart.org
Plein Air in the Parks
Dates: September 13-17, 2023 Opening Reception: September 17, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Wyoming Arts Council, Wyoming State Parks Venue: Curt Gowdy State Park City: Cheyenne Format: Juried Award Total: $2000 Contact: Kim Mittelstadt E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 307.274.6673 Website: www.wyoarts.state.wy.us
e 6th annual Plein Air in the Parks will be held at Curt Gowdy State Park, located in the foothills of the Laramie Mountains. Camping, recreation, wildlife, and exquisite vistas abound. ere will be cash prizes for Best in Show, 2nd, and 3rd place, along with a People’s Choice Award. ere will be art educational opportunities, an artist social, youth division, and more. e event will conclude with a reception and wet sale on Sunday.
Lunenburg Arts Fest 2023
Dates: July 22-23, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Lunenburg Art Society/Paint Lunenburg City: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Contact: Sharon Wadsworth-Smith E-Mail: wadsworthsmithart@ yahoo.ca Website: www.lunenburgartgallery.com
International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Paint Out
Date September 8-10, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: International Plein Air Painters Organization City: Niagara Falls Contact: J Baldini E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.i-p-a-p.com
Ultimate Guide 2023/www.outdoorpainter.com UG39 JANUARY 25 27, 2024 (BEGINNER’S DAY JANUARY 24) Join us. Find out more at WatercolorLive.com. PAINT BETTER in 3 days 20th Annual Plein Air Competition Sept. 21-24, 2023 Artists can paint anywhere in Richland County, a tourist and recreational hub for north central Ohio featuring state parks, Malabar Farm, the Carousel District in Mans eld, and the Ohio State Reformatory, a world-renowned historic site. Ohio Plein Air Society, since 2002, is a group of artists and art lovers sharing a common interest in outdoor painting. Open to all artists! OVER $5,000 IN TOTAL PRIZES ww w.ohiopleinairsociety.com Some of the 2022 competition winners A Plein Air EVENT JUNE 3-10 N 150 artists N 500+ Paintings cedarburgartistsguild.com cedarburg cultural center Door
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e Great Migration Paint-Out
Dates: October 19-22, 2023 Opening Reception: October 22, 2023 Entry Deadline: October 21, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: e Town of Kingsville Venue: e Grovedale Arts and Culture Centre City: Kingsville Format: Open Contact: Layne van Loo E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 226.345.3714 Website: www.kingsville.ca
Kingsville is located on the north shore of Lake Erie on the 42nd parallel, the southernmost point in the province. e town is home to the Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary where thousands of Canada Geese stop to rest on their migration route in spring and fall. We welcome you to come and paint our variety of historical buildings, marinas, quaint farms, and lakeside vistas while enjoying the hospitality and amenities the town has to o er.
Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival
Date: June 20-25, 2023 Opening Reception: June 24, 2023
Entry Deadline: March 5, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Parrsboro Creative Venue: e Parrsboro Band Association (“ e Hall”), 44 King St. City: Parrsboro Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Kathie Odom Award Total: $6800 Contact: Michael Fuller
E-Mail: Info@artlabstudios.ca Phone: 902.728.2007 Website: www.parrsborocreative.com/pipaf Nestled in Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy, with the world’s highest tides carving unique and ever-changing shoreline scenery, Parrsboro has become home to Canada’s largest plein air festival, judged in 2023 by Kathie Odom. Enjoy world-famous hospitality and a visual feast of color and texture in the surrounding Unesco-Designated “Cli s Of Fundy Geopark.” Learn why many artists feel so drawn annually to these mesmerizing views, and a welcoming, authentic maritime experience.
Art in the Open Plein Air Festival, Ireland
Dates: July 30-August 7, 2023 Opening Reception: July 6, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Art in the Open Venue: Greenacres Gallery City: Wexford State: County Wexford Format: Open Contact: Anthony Robinson E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 086.237.2470 Website: www.artintheopen.org
Join us for the 16th Art in the Open, a plein air painting week in southeast Ireland, each day visiting di erent locations including Wexford Town, coastal scenes, shing villages, historic buildings, and rural countryside. Bus transport is available daily. Optional workshops with outstanding professional artists, volunteer stewards, social events, artist talks, costume dinner, charity quick draw event, and 2-day exhibition with awards. Make Europe’s largest plein air painting festival the focal point of your Irish holiday.
THE ISLAND OF ALAMEDA IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY
July 31 - August 5, 2023
Begining in 2005 the Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout began hosting up to 40 juried artists for a week of painting tree-lined streets; stately Victorian homes and shops; picturesque marinas; historic naval ships and former naval air station; as well as beaches; lagoons; parks; San Francisco and Oakland skylines from the island city of Alameda, CA. FrankBetteCenter.org
Watercolor Live presented by PleinAir Magazine
Dates: January 26-28, 2023 (Beginner’s Day January 25) Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Venue: Online Contact: PleinAir Magazine Phone: 561.655.8778 or 800.610.5771 Website: watercolorlive.com
More and more plein air painters are picking up watercolor or gouache because of the ease of travel, with no need for mediums. If you want to learn about how to use them, or how to accelerate your progress as a painter, Watercolor Live is an online event designed for watercolor artists and those who would like to be. It’s 3 days of demonstrations from over 30 leading artists, plus painting critiques, roundtable discussions, Q&As with your favorite artists, painting together, and more. ere’s even an optional Beginner’s Day for those who need a refresher before the main event. is event is held online, so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home.
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Members: Gloria Chadwick, Grace Schlesier and Gabe Stockton Info: email@example.com
Photo compliments of Howard Bagley
Alameda’s Golden Coast by Barbara Tapp EXPERIENCE
EVENTS CANADA to ONLINE
Ultimate Guide 2023/www.outdoorpainter.com UG41 24th Annual August 2023 Awards Judge Quang Ho AISM 7th Annual April • May 2023 Awards Judge Anne Blair Brown AISM Best in Show americanimpressionistsociety org 231-881-7685 Founded in 1998 • 2,100 members Best in Show Shadows-On-The-Teche New Iberia, Louisiana 337.369.6446 • www.shadowsontheteche.org Juried Competition with Judge: Dawn Whitelaw 9th Annual March 11-18, 2023 Best of Show 2022 Romulus and Remus by Marc Anderson “The Sun Came Out!” watercolor by James Turner 17th Annual Red Wing Arts Plein Air Application Due: April 1, 2023 Painting Dates: June 10-June 22, 2023 Exhibition in Red Wing: June 24-Aug 13, 2023 Red Wing Arts Plein Air is a celebration of the unique landscapes around Red Wing, MN, the gateway to the Driftless Region. CALL TO ARTISTS $5,000 IN AWARDS PAINT THE GATEWAY TO THE DRIFTLESS REGION redwingarts.org • 651-388-7569
Minnesota’s premier plein air event
Every year for 20 years, painters from across the country have gathered to paint in Grand Marais, Minnesota, from the North Shore of Lake Superior and up the Gunﬂint Trail to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Daily mini-workshops, paint-outs, artist socials and a traditional hootenanny with the “Plain Errors” make this a beloved annual tradition. All painters are welcome: the Open Class is oriented toward learning artists, and the Competition Class is juried. An Invitational Class features Mini-Workshop Instructors and painters from the Arrowhead region of Minnesota. Join us in Grand Marais in 2023! outdoorpaintersofminnesota.org/ plein-air-grand-marais.html
PleinAir Live presented by PleinAir Magazine
Dates: March 9-11, 2023 (Beginner’s Day March 8) Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Venue: Online Contact: PleinAir Magazine Phone: 561.655.8778 or 800.610.5771
If you’re looking for a way to accelerate your painting skills rapidly, and an alternative to expensive travel, PleinAir Live features 30 of the nest landscape painters on earth, over 3 days, plus an optional Beginner’s Day before the main event. Join us for demonstrations, lectures, painting critiques, discussions, group painting, and more … all online, from the comfort of your own home.
Pastel Live presented by PleinAir Magazine
Dates: August 17-19, 2023 (Beginner’s Day August 16) Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Venue: Online Contact: PleinAir Magazine Phone: 561.655.8778 or 800.610.5771 Website: pastellive.com Sometimes we want to try new mediums, or seek ways to enhance our creativity. For decades, artists have turned to pastel for brilliant, vibrant colors. Today, pastel painting is a huge worldwide trend, and Pastel Live is an online event consisting of 3 days of demonstrations from 30 of the world’s leading pastel artists, along with lectures, painting critiques, discussions, and more. ere’s even an optional Beginner’s Day for those who need a refresher before the main event. Join a worldwide audience of passionate pastel painters and those who want to discover more about it. is event is held online, so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home.
Realism Live presented by PleinAir Magazine
Dates: November 9-11, 2023 (Beginner’s Day November 8) Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Venue: Online Contact: PleinAir Magazine Phone: 561.655.8778 or 800.610.5771 Website: realismlive.com
ere are many forms of realism. For instance, many create impressionist paintings while others paint or draw tight, realistic subjects. Realism Live is a 3-day virtual event, with an optional Beginner’s Day, that contains art instruction demonstrations, talks on art principles, lectures on art history, painting critiques, and artist roundtable discussions. It includes all styles of realism, painting mediums, and subjects from Figure, Portrait, Still Life, Landscape, Floral, and more. is event is held online, so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home.
Watercolor Live presented by PleinAir Magazine
Dates: January 25-27, 2024 (Beginner’s Day January 24) Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Venue: Online Contact: PleinAir Magazine Phone: 561.655.8778 or 800.610.5771 Website: watercolorlive.com
More and more plein air painters are picking up watercolor or gouache because of the ease of travel, with no need for mediums. If you want to learn about how to do it, or accelerate your progress as a painter, Watercolor Live is an online event designed for watercolor artists and those who want to be. It’s 3 days of demonstrations from over 30 leading artists, plus painting critiques, roundtable discussions, Q&A with your favorite artists, painting together and more. ere’s even an optional Beginner’s Day for those who need a refresher before the main event. is event is held online, so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home.
UG42 Ultimate Guide 2023/www.outdoorpainter.com Estes Valley Plein Air Estes Park, CO August 17-24, 2023 Entry Deadline: April 2, 2023 Approximately $10,000 in awards Art Center of Estes Park 517 Big Thompson Ave., Unit 201 www com 970-586-5882 August 9–12, 2023 Mineral Point, Wisconsin PLEIN AIR SHOW & SALE ARTSMP.ORG VISIT THE 10TH ANNUAL
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15-22, 2023 Outdoor Painters of Minnesota and Johnson Heritage Post
Arizona Plein Air Painters
Contact: Megan Jonas E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 602.820.0065 Website: www.arizonapleinair.com
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
Contact: Rosemary Swimm E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 949.376.3635 Website: www.lpapa.org
In 1996, a group of local artists decided to band together to paint the coastline and canyons of Laguna Beach. at single get-together would evolve into one of the most prestigious high-powered plein air painting groups in the country. You can be a member of LPAPA no matter where you live. LPAPA members can submit for Juried Shows, attend member paint-outs, and access online workshops, podcasts, and more.
Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association
Contact: Maggie Renner Hellmann E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 831.462.9337 Website: www.mbpapa.org
Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association (MBPAPA) is a nonpro t organization of dedicated plein air painters inspired by the sea and landscapes of the extended Monterey Bay Area. We enjoy weekly paint-outs, host workshops and demonstrations, and hold three juried exhibitions each year. Our members are friendly and dynamic, a mix of leading landscape painters and local amateurs, learning and encouraging one another along the way. Membership is open to all. Visit our website: www.mbpapa.org
Plein Air Artists Colorado
Contact: Jennifer Riefenberg
E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 303.250.2015 Website: www.pleinairartistscolorado.com
15th Annual Plein Air Key West 2023
Date: March 11, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: e Key West Art Center and Gallery City: Key West Contact: Sean, Manager E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 305.294.1241 Website: keywestartcenter.com
Venice Plein Air MAP (Meet And Paint)
Contact: Karen Ann Hitt E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 941.586.0207 Website: www.venicepleinair.com
Mission: “Preserving Venice One Plein Air Painting at a Time
Since 2003...No Fees — Just Outdoor Painting Camaraderie!” November-April 2022-23, MAP two times each month. 1st Monday-Caspersen Beach (boardwalk and along shore); 3rd Saturday-Historic Downtown Venice & Farmers Market (start MAP at Gazebo), with our Annual MAP Saturday, Jan. 21-MAP VENICE URBAN FOREST (hit hard by Ian). We meet 8:30ish-noonish. Critique if wished, 11:30ish. Follow our Venice Plein Air Facebook & Instagram Page for updates.
Oil Painters of America
Contact: Liz Pusch E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 815.356.5987 Website: www.oilpaintersofamerica.com
Oil Painters of America is a nonpro t organization dedicated to preserving and promoting representational oil paintings. OPA has over 3,500 members ranging from students to advanced artists to seasoned professionals throughout North America. e $70 calendar-year membership fee includes opportunities for juried exhibitions, both national and regional; multiple online showcases; yearly convention & wet paint competition; paint-outs & workshops; virtual demonstrations, educational programs, and road trips; scholarships. Contact us for membership information.
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ORGANIZATIONS www.pleinairartistscolorado.com Join Today - Paint Everyday! Watch our website for show details 26th Annual National Juried Fine Art Exhibition & Sale Recent Award Winners The cure for claustrophobia. Bring the outside into your home. 800-610-5771 | pleinairmagazine.com
Central Ohio Plein Air Contact: Rod Hayslip E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 614.946.1559 Website: www.pleinair-art.com
Paci c Northwest Plein Air Contact: Cathleen Rehfeld E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 541.490.0711
32nd National Juried Exhibition & Convention Dates: March 26-April 30, 2023 Opening Reception: March 31, 2023 Entry Deadline: January 6, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Oil Painters of America Venue: Reinert Fine Art City: Charleston Format: Juried Contact: Liz Pusch E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 815.356.5987 Website: www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/opa_show/2023-national-exhibition-convention
Oil Painters of America’s 32nd National Exhibition will be at Reinert Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. e exhibition will take place from March 31-April 30, 2023, featuring approximately 220 paintings by some of today’s top representational oil painters. Convention events include a wetpaint competition, demonstrations, speakers, and a Mystery Miniature Fundraiser and Whodunnit contest, and will take place March 26-31. Convention events are open to everyone. Registration required.
Outdoor Painters of Minnesota
Website: www.outdoorpaintersofminnesota.org OPM is a thriving nonpro t plein air painting organization with 200 members ranging from beginners to advanced amateur and professional painters. Your $40 calendar year membership fee includes opportunities to participate in juried and open exhibits coordinated with community partners and other arts organizations, plus monthly paint-outs, quarterly workshops and plein air demonstrations, educational presentations, and “shop talk” artist socials twice every month on Zoom. Enjoy a ordable painting retreats and expeditions and volunteer opportunities to plan and organize new plein air activities around Minnesota. Join now to participate in the exciting events we have planned in 2023!
PALS Plein Air Limner Society
Contact: Jeanne Salucci E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 631.241.3749 Website: www.palspleinair.com
Plein Air Roanoke
Contact: Margaret Sue Turner Wright E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 540.798.1299 Website: www.pleinairroanoke.com
Air Washington Artists
Contact: Fatima Young E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 206.954.0157 Website: www.pleinairwashingtonartists.com
PAWA is now in its 23rd year with the mission to promote and encourage plein air painting throughout the gorgeous state of Washington. Annual membership includes participation in organized statewide paint-outs and pop-ups, winter paint-ins, and two annual juried gallery exhibitions with nationally recognized artists instructing at special workshops just for members. To join us on locations in 2023, visit: www.pleinairwashingtonartists.com/join.
UG44 Ultimate Guide 2023/www.outdoorpainter.com ORGANIZATIONS Optimize your Professional Advancement Discover Oil Painters of America and Join the new Renaissance King of the Wild Things by Anna Rose Bain OPA 2022 Gold Medal Award Winner & Members’ Choice Signature Award email@example.com • 815-356-5987 32nd National Juried Exhibition Reinert Fine Art • Charleston, SC March 31 - April 30, 2023 Entry deadline: 1/6/2023 National Convention & Wet Paint Competition Charleston, SC March 26 - 31, 2023 *open to students, artists, art lovers art collectors, registration required 3rd Annual Student Art Competition No entry fee art students ages between 14 - 23 are eligible Entry deadline: 1/6/2023 After the Storm by Nancy Howe OPAM 2022 Master Signature Gold Medal Award Winner & Steamboat Art Museum Purchase Award Mother by Jenna Conlin 2022 First Place Award ©GaryRunnon Unsplash
Teton Plein Air Painters
Contact: Jennifer Ho E-Mail: jenho man@
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En Plein Air Pro
Contact: Christina Ho erg E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 214.742.6036 Website: www.enpleinairpro.com Take your art studio into the eld with En Plein Air Pro easels! We have thoughtfully designed easels to t the needs of plein air painters. Lightweight, functional, durable, and truly unique. Perfect for workshops and travel. Setups available for ALL mediums. Made in the U.S.A.
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Adirondack Plein Air Festival/Saranac Lake ArtWorks UG 31, UG41
Alexandria Museum of Art...............................................UG16, UG28
American Impressionist Society UG24, UG41
Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Valley Plein Air UG23, UG42
Art In the Open, Ireland UG40
Art League of Ocean City UG28-29
Arts Mineral Point/Paint the Point UG39, UG42
Arts of Great Falls UG36, UG38
Arts to Zion UG29, UG36
Augusta Plein Air Festival UG5
Bird Dog Arts UG4, UG20
Bisbee Plein Air Festival / Central School Project UG19
Blick Art Materials UG26, UG48
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) UG26, UG32
Blu Strokes UG27, UG35
Borrego Art Institute UG20, UG37
Brushes by the Beach c/o G. Lee Gallery...............................UG35-36
Cape Ann Plein Air, Inc....................................................UG29, UG37
Cedarburg Artists Guild - C/O Mel Austin UG38
Celebration of the Arts Plein Air Event / Lewisburg Arts Council
City of Carmel, Community Relations and Economic Development
Colorado Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Invitational UG23
Crooked Tree Arts Center UG29, UG34
De Smet Development Corp UG33-34
Desert Plein Air Association UG20, UG41
Downtown Driggs Assoc./Driggs Plein Air UG26, UG40
Eagle Plein Air Festival & Competition UG26
Eastern Shore Art Center UG19
En Plein Air Pro UG45
EnPlein Air Texas/San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts UG27, UG36
Fallbrook Art Association UG20-21
Florence Arts Council- Paint the Town Event UG23-24
Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition UG25
Fort Wayne Artists Guild - Kekionga Plein Air.............UG27, UG29
Frank Bette Center for the Arts/Plein Air Paint Out UG21, UG40
Georgetown Heritage Center and Cultural Arts UG22
Grand Canyon Conservancy/Celebration of Art UG19
Grand Center, Inc UG38
Highland Lakes Creative Arts/Paint the Town Marble Falls
Hill City Arts Council
Hockaday Museum of Art UG28, UG30
Hoosier Salon (DT) UG18, UG26-27
Indiana Plein Air Painters Association
Knoxville Museum of Art/Artists on Location UG34
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association UG21-22, UG47
Lighthouse ArtCenter ....................................................................UG24
Mendocino Art Center UG21
Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association UG43-44
New Braunfels Art League, Two Rivers Plein Air UG35
New Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau, Shadows-onthe-Teche Plein Air Competition UG27-28, UG41
Ohio Plein Air Society UG32, UG39
Oil Painters of America UG44
Olmsted Gallery.................................................................UG26, UG36
Orange County Arts Commission UG32, UG42
Outdoor Painters of Minnesota/Plein Air Grand MaraisUG30, UG42
Outdoor Painters Society/Plein Air Southwest UG6, UG35
Paint Annapolis-Maryland Federation of Art UG28, UG35
Paint Dover / Downtown Dover Partnership UG24
Paint Historic Waxahachie UG35
Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival UG40
Peninsula School of Art UG3, UG39
Plein Air Artists Colorado UG43
Plein Air Easton UG28
Plein Air in the Smokies (was PAITPark) UG23, UG34
Plein Air New Bern UG22, UG32
Plein Air Roanoke UG44, UG37
Plein Air South UG24-25, UG36
Plein Air Washington Artists UG43-44
Plein Air West Reading UG33
Red Wing Arts Plein Air Festival UG29-30, UG41
Salmagundi Plein Painters & Friends of Southern California
Savannah Art Association Plein Air Festival UG25
Sedona Arts Center/Sedona Plein Air Festival UG19-20, UG21
Shaun Horne Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational, LLC UG5, UG23
Sonoma Plein Air Foundation UG21
St. Augustine Art Association UG25, UG28
Steamboat Art Museum UG17, UG23
Su olk Center for Cultural Arts UG20, UG38
Telluride Plein Air/Sheridan Arts Foundation UG22, UG40
e Great Migration Paint Out, Town of Kingsville UG40
Venice Plein Air (VPA) UG43, UG44
Virginia Highlands Festival Plein Air Abingdon UG34, UG38
Wayne Art Center/Wayne Plein Air Festival UG19, UG33
Winter Park Paint Out UG25, UG33
Wyoming Arts Council UG39
UG46 Ultimate Guide 2023/www.outdoorpainter.com DIRECTORY
Take Your Art to New Heights Paint the Grandeur of the Colorado Rockies Join hundreds of fellow plein air painters for an unforgettable five days of painting, instruction, and camaraderie at the Plein Air Convention & Expo. But don’t delay — we sell out every year, and this one will fill up fast! “The most amazing event in the art world.” LORI PUTNAM LORE 10TH BIRTHDAY BASH MAY 21-25, 2023 REGISTER NOW! 561-655-8778 PleinAirConvention.com/pam
25th ANNUAL LAGUNA BEACH PLEIN AIR PAINTING INVITATIONAL Join us in Laguna Beach October 7 - October 15, 2023 World Renowned Artists Plein Air Competition October 7 - October 15, 2023 Quick Draw Competition October 8, 2023 Gala & Art Sales October 14 & 15, 2023 For more information Please visit lpapa.org 1999
“5th Street Upgrade” 2000
2009 John Cosby “Pier Pleasure” 2010 John Burton “Laguna Golden Light” 2011 Ray Roberts “Morning Tide, Laguna Blu ” 2012 Billyo O’Donnell “Laguna Coast” 2013 Scott W Prior “St Mary’s Garden View” 2014 Jim McVicker “Heisler Park Sunlight” 2015 Ray Roberts “Morning on Main Beach” 2016 Jim McVicker “Morning on Main Beach” 2017 Aimee Erickson “Before Sunrise” 2018 Cindy Baron “Transitions” 2019 Jane Hunt “Back Bay Evening” 2020 Don Demers “Laguna Breakers” 2021 Carl Bretzke “Valley Below” 2022 Je Sewell “The Tide Abides” 2023 ????
Peggi Kroll Roberts
on Laguna Beach”
Ray Roberts “Sycamore”
in Dana Point”
Light Crystal Cove”
Up a Chair”
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