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Plein Air Painting Is the Largest Movement in Art History … and Growing

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f you study art history, as I have, you’ll learn that evidence of plein air painting goes back a few hundred years. Over time, painters have been inspired to take brush and canvas outside. As a result, small plein air movements have arisen. The 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 Theodore 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. 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 thousands adopt this lifestyle, which means more painters’ groups, more events and shows, and more people being exposed to original art and collecting it. Artists are also joining the exotic trips PleinAir magazine has created (Cuba, Africa, New Zealand), and attending retreats that are all painting and not 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 is now attracting about a thousand people each year. Our PleinAir Podcast has also been bringing more people into painting. Like last time, we expect a hundred or so people to show up at our next convention who have never painted before and who’ll buy all their supplies at the event. And we’re seeing more young people coming into the plein air lifestyle. Our role is not only to create experiences that scratch their itch to participate, but to hold up the best examples of quality and encourage growth and high standards. This annual guide is evidence of the growth and success of this movement. We all play a role in keeping it moving forward and helping it grow, while keeping standards high so that plein air does not become known for low-quality artwork, but for high-quality paintings, often created after years or decades of experience and growth. We can keep this movement growing and alive for generations to come by helping others paint — reinforcing my goal of helping 1 million people learn to paint — because it changes lives. Most painters never go pro, will never do shows or even show their work, yet with our help they will be introduced to a life as an artist, which is rich and rewarding. Thank you for the role you play.

Eric Rhoads Publisher PleinAir Magazine

Cover Photo: Artists draw a crowd at the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association’s Quick Draw event.

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BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH PLEIN AIR EVENTS

A Guide for Artists, Collectors & Organizers By Kelly Kane

An artist focuses on the scene during the Plein Air Grand Marais competition in Minnesota. Photo by Dennis Chick

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ou don’t have to look far to find proof that the plein air movement is thriving. With events across the country, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts have myriad opportunities to indulge in their favorite form of painting. Drawn together by an appreciation of nature, an enthusiasm for the local landscape, and, of course, a love of art, thousands of people gather for plein air events every year. Out of these shared experiences, a sense of community arises — an awareness that all involved have come together to celebrate and contribute to one of today’s most exciting forms of artistic expression: plein air painting. If you’re wondering how you might join in the fun and find your own place in these unique gatherings, we asked a few members of the community to share their insights.

Coleen West, Executive Director of the Howard County Arts Council “Started in 2011, Paint It! Ellicott City began as a community outreach initiative to commemorate the 4

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Susan Paterson captures the dramatic scenery in the Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Howard County Arts Council’s 30th anniversary. Today, the event creates a festive, welcoming atmosphere and offers a memorable experience for residents and tourists of all ages. It also provides increased opportunities for both established and emerging artists to exhibit and sell their work, increased opportunities for the public to engage with artists, and increased foot traffic to historic Main Street restaurants and shops. “In return, the local community has been very generous. We have partners who assist in planning and implementing the event, sponsors who help underwrite it, and local businesses that provide discounts, marketing, and hospitality services to participating artists. “We’ve found that in addition to being professional artists, plein air painters are professional tourists; they connect immediately with the local community and fellow artists from the area. A tight-knit group, many of these artists travel regularly and see one another at other plein air events or at least know of each other’s work through workshops, retreats, and publications such as

PleinAir magazine. They’re a congenial group and make friends immediately — as is evident during our quick draw competition, where they mingle with the public and other artists, freely sharing their experiences and techniques. “At the end of the event, the Arts Council hosts a six-week exhibit of work produced by the juried artists during the paint-out. Open to artists, collectors, and the general public, a special reception and award ceremony is held during the exhibit, with remarks by the juror and our sponsors.”

Dan Marshall, plein air watercolor painter “I’ve been painting plein air for about six years, but participated in my first events — the Plein Air Convention & Expo in San Diego and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Invitational — in 2017. Painting at these events has allowed me to form treasured long-term bonds and friendships with fellow artists. The camaraderie and inspiration is unequaled. Plus, the networking at these

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Vanessa Nelson paints atop her vehicle during the Driggs Digs Plein Air Festival in Idaho.

Kathy Wipfler gives a painting demonstration during the annual Plein Air for the Park event, a collaboration between the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and the Grand Teton Association. Ultimate Guide 2019/www.pleinairmagazine.com

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events has led to amazing opportunities that wouldn’t have presented themselves otherwise. It’s great to be involved in what has become a renewed art movement; my enthusiasm for painting plein air just grows and grows!”

Marie Pierre Nuthall, Coordinator, Plein Air Easton “In July 2019, Plein Air Easton will celebrate its 15th year. The sustained involvement of hundreds of volunteers, business owners, and neighbors has blossomed into a sense of pride in place and a celebration of the Chesapeake Bay landscape. The body of work produced during Plein Air Easton has recorded and preserved history through art, especially with the Vanishing Landscape award category. “Plein Air Easton has been embraced by Talbot County residents well beyond the art-buying public. Neighbors pass out lemonade to artists and passersby on hot days. Watermen leave their boats at dock so a painting can be finished. Many gracious residents open up their homes, guest houses, and spare rooms to host artists during the week. And local business owners produce plein air-themed store windows, free art demos, specials, exhibits, and giveaways, as well as graciously sponsor awards. Plein Air Easton relies on nearly 300 volunteers, who engage in producing the event. While some work for a few hours during the event, many work tireless hours throughout the year. The event also relies on interns, who get meaningful work experience in event production. Plein Air Easton is truly a community-wide celebration. “The event begins with a series of small, informal paint-outs, where serious collectors can engage and evaluate the year’s competitors. The big kickoff event is the Meet the Artist Party, which is held on one of Talbot County’s many grand estates and culminates in a dinner under the stars and an exhibit of the day’s work on the property. During the afternoon, patrons stroll or travel by golf cart throughout the property to watch the progress of competitors’ work. Throughout the week, we produce many events where artists and patrons can interact and get to know one another personally. “Plein Air Easton has been described variously as a Disney World or summer camp for plein air artists. When participants are received in the spirit of friendship and nurturing gratitude, as they are with the staff, locals, and volunteers, they are quickly put at ease before the competition even begins. Setting the tone is paramount to a successful competition and creates a relaxed atmosphere where the competition artists do not 6

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Steve Stauffer provides a painting demonstration during the Zion National Park’s Annual Plein Air Invitational.

have to worry about the details, allowing them to settle in and do what they do best — create amazing art.”

Lillian Ansley, Olmsted Plein Air Co-Founder “Collectors are thrilled to have the opportunity to meet and buy from invited artists, so we provide many social events for them to interact with participants. Our local artists also appreciate the opportunity to mingle with and learn from the world-class painters who participate in the Invitational, which will celebrate its fifth year in 2019. They’ve expressed time and time again that by placing value on original art and by creating an appreciation for it across the area’s demographics, Olmsted Plein Air has bolstered their own careers. Attracting corporate sponsorship and media attention has been a challenge in a metro area, but we have been fortunate to align with other large nonprofits in the community.”

Kathie Odom, plein air oil painter “When you come together with other artists to produce 100-plus paintings, then celebrate the work with area residents, you can’t help but feel part of something big. I got hooked on plein air events in 2013, when I participated in one in Callaway Gardens, Georgia, where I received an Honorable Mention and a Saturday-morning First Place in the quick draw competition. Although satisfying my love of plein air would have been reward enough, these events have pushed me forward professionally and helped me launch a full-time career as an oil painter. I am on year six now.”

Nancy Tyler, Outdoor Painters Society “Outdoor Painters Society (OPS) began Plein Air Southwest (PASW) about 15 years ago as a ‘salon’ event, giving members the opportunity to enter an annual show with submissions painted

at specific paint-out locations the previous year. A few years later, the specific location requirement was lifted, but the annual event remained a salon show hosted by a Dallas gallery. In 2018, OPS reinvented PASW into a full-blown plein air competition, show, and sale along the Texas Coast in Rockport, Texas, where we were welcomed with open arms. Our presence in the area a few short months after the Hurricane Harvey destruction gave the residents a feeling of importance and stability after the storm. And the publicity we generated for the coastal resort area gave them the boost they needed to start the vacation season. “Of course, Texas hospitality is known worldwide, and PASW organizers work hard to arrange housing for the participating artists with the locals. The benefit is threefold. It engulfs the artists in the day-to-day culture of the area. The hosts and their neighbors get to know the artists, and in many cases, form lifelong friendships. Plus, the artists are able to limit their expenses during the event, which enables OPS to attract artists from coast to coast. “We also encourage our participating artists to attend the opening night patron reception and mix with the local patrons, which creates wonderful camaraderie. Collectors buy the art they love, and when they have the artist’s story to accompany the work, it provides added value for them.” No matter how you join in — as a participating artist, collector, volunteer, or observer — you have an important role to play in maintaining the momentum of the plein air movement and in the success of such events. The pages that follow are jampacked with excellent opportunities. Find an event near you and see what you’ve been missing. KELLY KANE is editor-in-chief of PleinAir magazine.

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Ellen Howard paints the shoreline in the Mendocino Open Paint Out.

An artist participates in the annual Castine Plein Air Festival in Maine.

Artists paint in Port Angeles, Washington, during the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s juried plein air event, the Paint the Peninsula competition.

Terry Shoffner paints during the annual Eureka Springs Plein Air Festival, ESPAfest, in the Ozarks.

Artists engage in a battle of the brushes during the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. Ultimate Guide 2019/www.pleinairmagazine.com

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2019 EVENT C ONGOING November 2, 2018-April 20 1st Mondays & 3rd Saturdays Venice Plein Air MAP (Meet & Paint) January 2-May 29 Wednesdays Marco Island Florida Wednesday Paint Outs JA N UA RY F E BRUA RY February 1-3 Plein Air Palm Beach—Plein Fun Fest February 16-24 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational MARCH March 4-April 1 Borrego Art Institute Plein Air Invitational March 9-16 Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air March 9-17 Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival March 15-August 31 Farm to Table Plein Air March 21-22 New Visions Art Show March 21-23 Paint Out Savannah March 31-April 6 Paint the Town APRIL April 1-October 31 Plein Air in the Berkshires, Massachusetts April 2-12 Paint and Photo Tarpon Springs April 8-13 Kern County Plein Air Festival April 10 Fallbrook Art Association Plein Air Competition and Show April 10-14 Coastal VA Plein Air April 11-14 Tidelands Plein Air Tappahannock April 21-27 Winter Park Paint Out April 22- 27 Artists on Location Knoxville April 23-May 1 St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out & Juried Exhibition April 24-27 First Brush of Spring Paint Out April 24-28 Plein Air Convention & Expo San Francisco April 24-May 5 Augusta Plein Air Art Festival April 25-27 Plein Air Abingdon April 26-May 10 Prairie Plein Air Competition and Show April 28 Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts Plein Air Event April 29-May 5 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational April 30-May 3 Two Rivers Plein Air Competition M AY May 3-12 Forgotten Coast En Plein Air May 4-June 7 Town of Cary Plein Air Paint the Town Art Auction and Gala

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May 5-16 Fresh Paint Copley Society May 6-10 Oil Painters of America National Convention & Wet Paint Competition May 6-12 Plein Air Southwest May 12-16 Plein Air South May 13-18 Wayne Plein Air May 15-19 Carmel Art Festival May 16-19 Elora Plein Air Festival May 17-30 Stems Plein Air Paint JUNE June 1-8 Eagle Plein Air Festival June 1-30 Gloucester Arts Festival June 1-August 30 AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase June 2-9 Paint Annapolis June 4-9 Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition & Festival June 7-15 Summerfest Arts Faire Plein Air Contest June 8-15 PleinAir Magazine Publisher’s Invitational: Paint the Adirondacks June 11-16 Nantucket Plein Air Festival June 12-15 Plein Air West Reading June 12-July 19 Where in the World is Plein Air June 14-21 Plein Air Glacier Paint Out June 15-July 7 Plein Air Meeker June 20-23 Oshkosh Fine Arts Association Plein Air Festival June 20-23 Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival June 21-23 Fresh! Plein Air Milford Paint Out in the Village June 24-July 4 Wasatch Plein Air Paradise June 26-30 Jefferson Plein Air June 27-July 1 Paint It! Ellicott City June 29-July 28 Paint the Town June 30-July 6 Telluride Plein Air J U LY Summer TBA Plein Air Artists Colorado National Juried Exhibition July 1-August 31 Plein Air Plus @ The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences July 3-7 Points East Plein Air Festival July 10-14 Keeseville Plein Air Festival July 13-15 PCAFA Paint Peggys Cove July 14-21 Plein Air Easton July 16-21 Wild Rivers Plein Air Festival July 17-21 Plein Air For The Park July 19-20 Great Vermont Plein Air Festival

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T CALENDAR July 21-27 Door County Plein Air Festival July 22-28 Camden Classics Plein Air July 24-August 3 Driggs Plein Air July 25-27 Castine Plein Air Festival July 27-August 5 Art in the Open July 29-August 2 Just Plein Fun July 29-August 3 Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout July 29-August 24 Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge AUGUST August 1-4 Morristown Plein Air Festival August 3 Dubois County Plein Air Painting Event August 7-10 Paint the Point August 7-September 28 Crystal Moll Summer Plein Air Show August 9-11 De Smet SD Plein Air Paint Out August 10-23 Estes Valley Plein Air August 12-17 Adirondack Plein Air Festival August 12-17 Floyd Plein Air Biennial August 12-17 Paint Grand Traverse August 17-25 Paint the Peninsula August 24 Benicia Plein Air Paint Out August 31-October 6 Toledo Plein Air Show & Competition SEPTEMBER September 3-7 South Park Plein Air Arts Celebration September 3-8 Federation Retreat September 5-8 Fall Plein Air International Paint-Out September 6-8 Great Worldwide Paint Out International Plein Air Painters September 6-13 Plein Air Grand Marais September 6-21 Plein Air Between the Bluffs September 7 Plein-Air Thermopolis Wyoming September 7, 2019-January 20, 2020 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art September 9-14 Sonoma Plein Air September 13-15 Carmel on Canvas Plein Air Paint Out September 14 Chincoteague Island Plein Air Event September 16-22 Mendocino Open Paint Out September 18-21 Adirondack Harvest Plein Air Festival September 19-October 2 AIS National Juried Exhibition September 20-29 Escalante Canyons Art Festival September 21-22 Riverside Festival of the Arts September 21-27 Steamboat Art Museum’s Plein Air

September 22-29 PleinAir Magazine Publisher’s Invitational: Fall Color Week Ghost Ranch September 24-29 Yellowstone Plein Air Invitational September 25-29 Ste. Genevieve Plein Air Painting Event September 26-29 Northbrook Plein Air Painting Festival September 26-29 Ohio Plein Air Society Annual Competition September 27-29 Central City Plein Air Festival September 28 Stone Mountain Paint Out September 30-October 6 Bath County Plein Air Festival September 30-October 6 Colorado National Monument Plein Air Invitational OCTOBER October TBA Cape Ann Plein Air October 5-13 Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational October 6-12 Bluff Stokes Paint Out October 6-12 Harford Plein Air Festival and Quick Draw Competition October 12-19 Sedona Plein Air Festival October 13-20 Plein Air Brandywine Valley October 18-19 2Rivers Plein Air Paint Out October 18-19 Boone Plein Air October 18-20 Sound to Sea Paint Out and Art Show and Sale October 20 Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show October 20-27 EnPleinAirTEXAS October 31-November 3 Capitola Plein Air NOV EMBER TBA Zion Plein Air Invitational November 1-30 GLPAPA Paint the Parks Exhibit November 1-30 Mount Dora Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibit November 2 Plein Air on the Square, Snyder TX November 4-9 Vegas Plein Air November 9-16 Brushes By the Beach Plein Air Event DECEMBER

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E V E N T S

ALABAMA to CALIFORNIA

ALABAMA ALASKA ARIZONA

15th Annual

Sedona Plein Air Festival October 12–19, 2019

Keynote & Judge Dave Santillanes Workshops Betty Carr Howard Carr Bill Cramer Gretchen Lopez Claudia Hartley Dave Santillanes Katherine Stats and more!

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Dates: September 7, 2019-January 20, 2020 Opening Reception: September 14, 2019 Entry Deadline: January 15, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Grand Canyon Conservancy Venue: Grand Canyon National Park City: Grand Canyon Format: Combination Contact: Mindy Riesenberg E-mail: mriesenberg@grandcanyon.org Phone: 928.863.3878 Website: www.grandcanyon.org/coa Celebration of Art is a wonderful tradition at Grand Canyon National Park and a successful fundraiser to benefit a dedicated art venue at the South Rim. Art plays a critical role in the appreciation of our national parks, and this event helps to keep the artistic tradition part of the Canyon experience. Since 2009, Celebration of Art has invited participating artists to paint “en plein air” for a week at Grand Canyon. The works produced during this time are shown alongside studio-produced pieces at the historic Kolb Studio in an Exhibition and Sale that takes place over four months. 15th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival Dates: October 12-19, 2019 Opening Reception: October 12, 2019 Entry Deadline: February 15, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Sedona Arts Center Venue: Sedona Arts Center City: Sedona Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Dave Santillanes Contact: Kelli Klymenko E-mail: kelli@sedonaartscenter.org Phone: 928.282.3809 Website: www.sedonapleinairfestival.org Our community’s iconic creative event — Sedona Plein Air Festival — is a week-long celebration of extraordinary landscapes, worldrenowned artists, unique workshops, and wonderful free events from October 12 to 19, 2019. 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 61 years to the founding of Sedona’s identity as an “art colony.” Come celebrate creativity with us and enjoy receptions, exhibitions, lectures, and opportunities to collect your next masterpiece at the Sedona Plein Air Festival!

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Borrego Art Institute Plein Air Invitational 2019 Dates: March 4-April 1, 2019 Opening Reception: March 9, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Borrego Art Institute Venue: Borrego Art Institute Gallery City: Borrego Springs Format: Invitational Award Total: $2,000 Contact: Shannon O’Dunn E-mail: shannonodunn@gmail.com Phone: 619.251.8074 Website: www.borregoartinstitute.org Thirteenth Annual Borrego Art Institute Plein Air paint-out, awards gala, and month-long exhibition and sale. Fifteen invited artists including eight newcomers, working in oil, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic, will display their renderings of high desert landscapes in our

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expansive new gallery space. The gallery and integral boutique restaurant sit at the gateway to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California’s largest; the quick draw at the park Visitors Center on March 6 is a big attraction. Borrego Springs welcomes tourists and seasonal residents in March for glorious weather, the height of wildflower season, and desert plein air painting at its best. Kern County Plein Air Festival Dates: April 8-13, 2019 Opening Reception: April 13, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: The Arts Council of Kern Venue: Betty Younger Sculpture Gardens City: Bakersfield Juror of Awards: Paul Kratter Award Total: $7,000 Contact: David Gordon E-mail: david.gordon@kernarts.org Phone: 661.330.7541 Website: www.kernarts.org This spring, the best painters from around California return, for the fifth time, to descend upon Kern County to capture what our unique landscape has to offer. Over the course of five days, they will travel to and paint the wildflowers of Tejon Ranch, the Kern River, and agricultural settings. The 15 artists will complete three paintings of Kern County for the Gala’s juried competition and sale. Join the Arts Council of Kern in Bakersfield for the Awards and Sales Gala celebrating the beautiful work of these 15 extraordinary artists. Fallbrook Art Association Plein Air Competition and Show Dates: April 10, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Fallbrook Art Association Venue: Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens City: Fallbrook Format: Open Juror of Awards: Lynn Gertenbach Contact: Julie Compton E-mail: pastelsbyjulie@gmail.com Phone: 805.794.0709 Website: www.fallbrookartassn.org One-day event open to all artists. Determined by Judge Lynn Gertenbach (www.lynngertenbachart.com), cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners. Sign in at 10 am at Grand Tradition, 220 Grand Tradition Way in Fallbrook, California, pay $20 entry fee ($25 for non-members), and have materials stamped. Paint any subject on grounds and return finished painting by 3 pm. Awards presentation at 4 pm. Entry form with all details will be available at www.fallbrook artassn.org. Pre-ordered box lunch available from Grand Traditions (check FAA website 30 days ahead). See photos of beautiful Grand Traditions at www.grandtradition.com. 8th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo Dates: April 24-28, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine City: San Francisco Contact: PleinAir Magazine Phone: 561.655.8778 or 800.610.5771 Website: www.pleinairconvention.com The 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 fine-tune their skills. The convention features indoor painting demonstrations, with big-screen views, in watercolor, pastel, and oil painting. Daily painting as a group features instructors who walk around to offer suggestions as you paint. The giant Expo Hall features art supplies and frames at deep discounts. Plus, you can attend our daily Art Marketing Boot Camp sessions with Eric Rhoads. There is also an art show of faculty and attendee artworks that is open to the public. In 2019, Joe McGurl and Joseph Zbukvic will conduct the pre-convention workshops (pre-registration required). To register and learn more, visit www.pleinairconvention.com.

11th ANNUAL GRAND CANYON

CELEBRATION OF ART

CALL FOR ARTISTS Plein Air at Grand Canyon September 7-15, 2019

Juried competition, awards, and sale. Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019 To enter, visit: grandcanyon.org/coa or call Kathy Duley (480) 277-0458

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We’ll be painting here in April.

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for the world’s largest plein air paint-out — demonstrations by many of the world’s top artists • four stages featuring instruction in oil, watercolor, and pastel • and much more • Seating is limited, so sign up now!

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CALIFORNIA Carmel Art Festival Dates: May 15-19, 2019 Entry Deadline: December 31, 2018 Sponsoring Organization: Carmel Art Festival Venue: Mission Street at Devendorf Park City: Carmel Format: Juried Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: $15,000 + ads in PleinAir Magazine & Fine Art Connoisseur Contact: Hella Rothwell E-mail: carmelartfest@gmail.com Phone: 831.626.4000 Website: www.carmelartfestivalcalifornia.com A plein air painting competition held annually in Carmel, California, since 1993. Artists arrive Wednesday, paint for two days, and submit two paintings to be hung Friday evening and judged Saturday morning. The paintings are sold by silent auction that ends Saturday at 6 pm. Unsold paintings and new work created during the festival are then sold at a set price. There is also a “quick draw” competition in which all award winners meet Sunday at 9 am and return by 11 with a finished painting. There is also sculpture brought into the park, including live sculpture and music provided. 14th Annual ‘Just Plein Fun’ Dates: July 29-August 2, 2019 Opening Reception: August 2, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: The Huse Skelly Gallery Venue: The Huse Skelly Gallery City: Balboa Island and Newport Beach Format: Invitational Contact: Lisa Skelly E-mail: laskelly@sbcglobal.net Phone: 310.418.7989 Website: www.debrahusegallery.com It’s the 14th annual “Just Plein Fun,” where 10 invited and award-winning artists from around the country come to paint on Balboa Island for the week of July 29-August 2. The week-long event is celebrated on the last day with a “Brush Off ” paint-out on Marine Avenue. The gala and reception, with awards and prizes given out, follows immediately on Friday evening at the gallery. Don’t miss this chance to follow your favorite plein air artists and collect their beautiful works of charming and quaint Balboa Island. The Huse Skelly Gallery celebrates 20 years of Plein Air Excellence! 2019 Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout Dates: July 29-August 3, 2019 Entry Deadline: April 22, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Frank Bette Center for the Arts Venue: Frank Bette Center for the Arts City: Alameda Format: Juried Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: TBA Contact: Margaret Fago E-mail: president@frankbettecenter.org Phone: 510.523.6957 Website: www.frankbettecenter.org Forty juried artists will paint tree-lined streets; stately Victorian homes and shops; marinas; historic naval ships and naval air station; beaches; parks; and San Francisco and Oakland skylines in the small island city of Alameda, California. There will be a quick draw and an exhibit and sale of all the paintings on Saturday. A selection of the unsold paintings from the big sale are

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CALIFORNIA to COLORADO Mendocino Open Paint Out Dates: September 16-22, 2019 Venue: Mendocino Art Center City: Mendocino Contact: Michael McDonald E-mail: marketing@mendocinoartcenter.org Phone: 707.937.5818 Website: www.mendocinoartcenter.org/pleinair A week-long plein air festival held in a spectacular setting along the Northern California Coast. Artists claim the light is unlike anywhere else in the world. From the rugged surrounding landscape, to the bay and beaches, to the quaint Victorian architecture and water towers, to the nearby vineyards and wineries, abundant creative inspiration is sure to be found amid the beauty and tranquility of the Mendocino Coast. Enjoy daily plein air painting, wet paint sales in a professional gallery, daily demonstrations by featured plein air artists, a Quick Draw Competition and Sale, and a celebratory awards presentation, among other activities.

SONOMA PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL 2019

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA

September 9-14 2019

exhibited and for sale in the Frank Bette Center for the Arts Gallery through September. Apply: 2019 Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout at onlinejuriedshows.com.

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4th Annual Benicia Plein Air Paint Out Dates: August 24, 2019 E-mail: beniciapleanairgallery@gmail.com Sonoma Plein Air Dates: September 9-14, 2019 Opening Reception: September 9, 2019 Entry Deadline: February 28, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Sonoma Plein Air Foundation Venue: Sonoma Plaza City: Sonoma Format: Juried Contact: Irene Cook E-mail: info@sonomapleinair.com Phone: 416.699.1079 Website: www.sonomapleinair.com The Sonoma Plein Air Festival, a favorite of artists nationwide, celebrates its 17th year, with 40 juried artists gathering for one week painting the beautiful wine country, farmlands, and coast of Sonoma and the city of San Francisco. Artists enjoy housing, welcome reception, luncheon, and a patron gala with silent auction of their art, prior to a one-day public art show and sale on the historic Sonoma Plaza. The event supports art education in both public schools and community organizations serving youth in Sonoma Valley, with 60% of sale proceeds to artists and 40% to the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation.

21st Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Dates: October 5-13, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Venue: Festival of Arts City: Laguna Beach Format: Invitational Juror of Awards: Multiple Award Total: $35,000+ Contact: Rosemary Swimm E-mail: info@lpapa.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 high-powered plein air painting events held around the country. In 2019 LPAPA will be presenting its 21st Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. This eight-day event includes an opening-day Quick Draw, public demonstrations and presentations, Collectors Gala, substantial cash prizes, and 100+ original works of art by 35 world-renowned artists. 8th Annual Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show Dates: October 20, 2019 E-mail: rsvp@catalinaconservancy.org Capitola Plein Air Dates: October 31-November 3, 2019 E-mail: info@capitolapleinair.com

COLORADO Plein Air Artists Colorado 23rd National Juried Exhibition Dates: Summer 2019 TBA Contact: Jennifer Riefenberg E-mail: jenniferrief@comcast.net Phone: 303.250.2015 Website: www.pleinairartistscolorado.com Plein Air Artists Colorado (PAAC) 23rd National Juried Exhibition Summer 2019. Check out our website for the dates and details on the show. Colorado attracts many of the top plein air artists from across the country with its inspiring scenery and wonderful climate. PAAC showcases this talent in their annual national juried show. 2018 awards totaled nearly $20,000. PAAC was created for the love of plein air painting and for members to enjoy the camaraderie of painting outdoors. A founding principle is that PAAC creates opportunities for artists of all levels to paint outdoors together on a regular basis.

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21 st Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Join us in Laguna Beach October 5 - 13, 2019 35 World - Renowned Artists Plein Air Competition October 5 - 11 Quick Draw October 6 Gala & Art Sales October 12 & 13 Visit lpapa.org for more information

CINDY BARON “TRANSITIONS” 2018 LAGUNA PLEIN AIR BEST IN SHOW

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COLORADO to DELAWARE Plein Air Meeker 2019 Dates: June 15-July 7, 2019 Opening Reception: July 3, 2019 Entry Deadline: July 2, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Meeker Chamber of Commerce Venue: Meeker Public Library City: Meeker Format: Open Award Total: TBD Contact: JoAnn Goss-Gardner E-mail: joann@meekerchamber.com Phone: 970.878.5510 Website: www.meekerchamber.com/events/plein-air-meeker/ The 8th Annual Plein Air event invites artists to capture the beauty and hospitality of historic downtown Meeker, plus ranches, scenic trails, mountain meadows, and gorgeous views throughout Rio Blanco County. The northwest corner of Colorado’s Western Slope region and the Flat Tops Trail Scenic and Historic Byway provide ideal painting backdrops. Following a two-week paint-out, a public show and auction is held in conjunction with the annual 4th of July Rodeo and Range Call celebration. Cash prizes are awarded, including Best of Show and People’s Choice. Meeker is full of energy and the perfect place to paint! 16th Annual Telluride Plein Air Dates: June 30-July 6, 2019 Entry Deadline: December 31, 2018 Sponsoring Organization: Sheridan Arts Foundation Venue: Sheridan Opera House City: Telluride Format: Juried Award Total: $3,800 Contact: Maggie Stevens E-mail: maggie@sheridanoperahouse.com Phone: 970.728.6363 Website: www.telluridepleinair.com Each summer the Sheridan Arts Foundation hosts nationally renowned plein air artists in beautiful Telluride for a week of outdoor art. The Telluride Plein Air Festival has become an indispensable part of Telluride’s Independence Day festivities, allowing attendees to observe some of the nation’s top artists at work. This event is a fundraiser for the Sheridan Arts Foundation and the Historic Sheridan Opera House, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The sale takes place outside the Sheridan Opera House and in Elks Park. Each year we invite back the top five selling artists from the previous year. Estes Valley Plein Air Dates: August 10-23, 2019 Opening Reception: August 24, 2019 Entry Deadline: March 31, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Art Center of Estes Park Venue: Gallery City: Estes Park Format: Juried Juror of Awards: TBD Award Total: Approx. $11,000 cash and gift certificates Contact: Kristi Elyce E-mail: pleinair@artcenterofestes.com Phone: 970.586.5882 Website: www.artcenterofestes.com Estes Valley Plein Air welcomes 36 artists to the stunning beauty of Estes Park for our second annual show. The Art Center of Estes Park, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will be celebrating its 31st year. Activities include quick draw/auction, nocturne painting, and Paint Our Town as well as poster/wine label and miniature contests. Enjoy exquisitely beautiful painting opportunities and fun artist social gatherings including an educational

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evening in coordination with the Estes Park Museum. Works will hang in the Art Center of Estes Park throughout the month of September. The show benefits the Art Center of Estes Park. South Park Plein Air Arts Celebration Dates: September 3-7, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Town of Fairplay City: Fairplay Contact: Julie Bullock E-mail: jbullock@fairplayco.us Phone: 719.836.2622 Website: www.southparkartscelebration.com Painting in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado is a oneof-a-kind plein air adventure featuring mines, working ranches, historic buildings, and wide-open vistas. Celebrate our 10th anniversary in Fairplay, a small-town arts community. We accept 35-40 artists per day during this four-day event. Awards each day, social events, amazing paint-out locations, quick draw, and camaraderie among artists. Exhibit and sale open to the public on Friday and Saturday. This event is a fundraiser for local nonprofit organizations. Steamboat Art Museum’s Plein Air 2019 Dates: September 21-27, 2019 Opening Reception: September 27, 2019 Entry Deadline: September 14, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Steamboat Art Museum Venue: 807 Lincoln Avenue City: Steamboat Springs Format: Open Juror of Awards: Dave Santillanes Award Total: TBD Contact: Dottie Jones-Zabel E-mail: sam@steamboatartmuseum.org Phone: 970.870.1755 Website: www.steamboatartmuseum.org Join us at the Steamboat Art Museum as up to 60 artists from around the country gather to paint the glorious autumn landscape. From historic ranches, alpine vistas, botanic gardens, and our historic downtown, opportunities abound. Events include an Opening Reception and Awards night with cash prizes, a quick draw, community events, and artist gatherings throughout the week. All works will be on exhibit and for sale through November 2, 2019. For full information and entry forms, please visit our website at www.steamboatartmuseum.org. This is a non-juried show. Space is limited; please reserve early. Central City Plein Air Festival Dates: September 27-29, 2019 Entry Deadline: April 1, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Central City Opera Venue: Gilpin County Arts Association’s Washington Hall Gallery City: Central City Format: Juried Award Total: $3,700 Contact: Clare Mail E-mail: cmail@centralcityopera.org Phone: 303.292.3500 Website: www.centralcityopera.org/event/2019-central-city-pleinair-festival The 2nd Annual Central City Plein Air Festival welcomes painters to Central City, Colorado, to capture the town’s breathtaking mountain views, fall foliage, and historic architecture. Up to 25 juried artists from around the country will convene in the charming mountain town for three days of painting, a Quick Draw Competition and Sale, and special artist social gatherings. The festival culminates in a public exhibition, sale, and awards reception on September 29, 2019 in the historic Washington Hall Gallery. Over $3,500 in cash prizes will be awarded. Please visit our website for more information.

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Colorado National Monument Plein Air Invitational Dates: September 30-October 6, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Colorado National Monument Association City: Fruita Contact: John Lintott E-mail: jlintott@coloradonma.org Phone: 970.858.3617 Website: www.coloradonma.org Come paint in a national monument rivaling more popular national parks in its diversity of subject matter and variety of dramatic scenes. Colorado National Monument, located between Fruita and Grand Junction, Colorado, is a must for plein air painters interested not only in high desert piñon/ juniper forest, red rock cliffs, and isolated towering monuments, but also the surrounding areas of pastoral beauty including rural roads lined with trees, wineries, ranches, and orchards. This event is heading into its third year. It has numerous awards and purchase awards, and proceeds from sales stay within the park for youth and educational programs.

CONNECTICUT D E L AWA R E Plein Air Brandywine Valley Dates: October 13-20, 2019 E-mail: jcigler@cbhinc.org

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“Morning Light Over the Mountains of Telluride” Alison Leigh Menke

June 30-July 6, 2019 In beautiful Telluride, Colorado

Deadline to apply: Nov. 30, 2018 Late application deadline: Dec. 31, 2018 Artist Choice 1st Prize- $2,000 Artist Choice 2nd Prize- $750 Artist Choice 3rd Prize- $250 Quick Draw Winner- $800

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The 11th Annual

april 21-27, 2019

winterparkpaintout.org Nationally acclaimed artists capture natural beauty, character and local culture in the Plein Air tradition

MAY 3-12

2019

“Flutter Flight,” Michelle Held

F L OR I DA Venice Plein Air MAPs (Meet And Paint) Dates: 1st Mondays & 3rd Saturdays November 2, 2018-April 20, 2019 E-mail: venicepleinair@gmail.com Marco Island Florida Wednesday Paint-Outs Dates: Wednesdays January 2-May 29, 2019 E-mail: ppransky@aol.com

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 14 years of artistic excellence as many of America’s finest plein air artists gather to honor and preserve this last vestige of “Old Florida.” Presented by the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition, organizing regional cultural events to benefit local communities.

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Plein Air Palm Beach — Plein Fun Fest Dates: February 1-3, 2019 E-mail: info@pleinairpalmbeach.com 6th Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival Dates: March 9-17, 2019 Opening Reception: March 15, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Lighthouse ArtCenter Venue: Gallery City: Tequesta Format: Combination Juror of Awards: Jeff Markowsky Award Total: $15,000 Contact: Jennifer Chaparro E-mail: jennifer@lighthousearts.org Phone: 561.746.3101 Website: www.lighthousearts.org/plein-air-festival.html This juried event is a premier gathering, the largest of its kind in South Florida. The Festival awards over $15,000 in prizes, and 35 of the top plein air painters in the country participate. The judge for 2019 is our Grand Prize Winner of the 5th Annual Plein Air Event, Jeff Markowsky. The public can observe artists painting at locations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, then view and have the opportunity to purchase the wet paintings

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later at the ArtCenter Gallery. There will be artist’s demos and workshops, as well as a special ticketed VIP Collectors’ Reception. Paint and Photo Tarpon Springs Dates: April 2-12, 2019 Opening Reception: April 2, 2019 Entry Deadline: March 2, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Tarpon Springs Art Association Venue: Heritage Museum City: Tarpon Springs Format: Open Award Total: $2,800 Contact: Sherry Orr E-mail: orr6@verizon.net Phone: 813.310.9045 Website: www.tarponspringspleinair.com Paint or photograph the Gulf Coast City of Tarpon Springs, Florida. With views as varied as the famous Sponge Docks, our two beaches, a Victorian downtown, parks, lakes, the Bayou, and Brooker Creek Preserve, there is a lot to paint and photograph. This is open to all interested artists. The entry fee is $35. All work will be displayed at the Heritage Museum on the Bayou for one week following the reception on April 5. The total prize money available is $2,800. Winter Park Paint Out Dates: April 21-27, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens Venue: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens City: Winter Park Format: Combination Contact: Catherine Pinyot E-mail: operations@polasek.org Phone: 407.960.4719 Website: www.winterparkpaintout.org The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens will host the 11th annual Winter Park Paint Out Plein Air Festival from April 21 to 27, 2019. Twenty-five professionally acclaimed plein air artists will paint at the Polasek Museum and locations nearby. Art lovers are invited to watch the artists at work, view their recently completed paintings in the gallery, and attend free painting demonstrations. Artwork created during the Winter Park Paint Out will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to support the museum and gardens. St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out & Juried Exhibition Dates: April 23-May 1, 2019 Opening Reception: May 3, 2019 Entry Deadline: April 16, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: St. Augustine Art Association Venue: St. Augustine Art Association City: St. Augustine Format: Combination Award Total: $3,000+ Contact: Elyse Brady E-mail: elysebrady@staaa.org Phone: 904.824.2310 Website: www.staaa.org/pleinair Be inspired by the Spanish architecture, coastal environment, small-town streets, and Old World charm of St. Augustine, Florida, the nation’s oldest city. Artist gatherings, demos, public wet room gallery, QuickDraw, patrons’ preview, and robust art sales make this 3rd annual Paint Out a memorable experience for emerging and professional plein air artists alike. Selected works produced during the Paint Out will be featured in a juried exhibition, “Where Art Meets History,” from May 3-26 at the St. Augustine Art Association, located in the heart of the historic district. Thousands in cash and prizes will be awarded. www.staaa.org/pleinair.

Plein Air South YallComePaint.com

PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA

A gathering of the Southeastern plein air community featuring five days of painting inspiration

MAY 12-16 2019

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6th Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter

Gallery & School of Art

Forgotten Coast En Plein Air Dates: May 3-12, 2019 Opening Reception: May 10, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition Venue: Ft. Coombs Armory, Apalachicola City: Florida’s Forgotten Coast Format: Invitational Contact: Joe Taylor E-mail: admin@pleinairfl.com Phone: 800.378.8419 Website: www.forgottencoastenpleinair.com Celebrating 14 years of documenting the landscapes and culture of this last vestige of authentic “Old Florida,” Forgotten Coast en Plein Air is among the world’s most prestigious plein air events. Focusing on artistic excellence and the production of investment-quality art is the trademark of the 10-day event. The invitational is limited to 20 of the most accomplished international artists accompanied by four featured “Florida Finest en Plein Air” painters who are honored as Plein Air Ambassadors. Seven plein air exhibits, an expansive Wet Room, demonstrations, receptions, Painting Stations, and a VIP Collectors’ Forum — an array of unmatched opportunities. Plein Air South Dates: May 12-16, 2019 Opening Reception: May 13, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Franklin’s Promise Coalition Venue: St. Joe Arts City: Florida’s Forgotten Coast Format: Open Contact: Denise Rose E-mail: pleinairsouth@gmail.com Phone: 901.489.9412 Website: www.yallcomepaint.com Now in the fourth awesome year, Plein Air South has another lineup of stellar artists who will host five days of presentations, demonstrations, instructional sessions, and of course, painting outdoors! Past attendees return for the intimate faculty interaction, the chance to paint with the South’s premier painters, and exciting painting locations in Historic Port St. Joe, Florida. This gathering of the Southeastern plein air community highlights the artistic talent and resources of the American South. It is like a huge workshop, symposium, paint-out, and reunion, with no pressure. You will gain a ton of information, and meet great friends! Mount Dora Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibit Dates: November 1-30, 2019 E-mail: chelsey@mountdoracenterforthearts.org

GEORGIA Paint Out Savannah Dates: March 21-23, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Savannah Art Association Venue: Savannah Art’s Gallery on Chippewa City: Savannah Format: Open Juror of Awards: Joseph Gyurcsak Award Total: $2,500 Contact: Martha Love E-mail: paintoutsavannah@gmail.com Phone: 912.346.8048 Website: www.savart1920.com/pleinairpaintout Paint Out Savannah during March 21-23, 2019. Explore a scenic river bluff, serene squares, and the historical landmarks that make Savannah so unique. Find your paintable moment among the azaleas and hanging moss

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of the historic squares. Enjoy a quick draw in Columbia Square and several demos on Saturday. Spend a few days capturing the essence of the Old South with your brushes and paints while trying to win over $2,500 in cash and prizes. Join the reception and awards ceremony on Saturday evening at 5 pm. Spend a leisurely weekend experiencing and painting the laid-back life of the “Old South.” Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Dates: April 29-May 5, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Olmsted Arts City: Atlanta Format: Invitational Contact: Lillian Ansley E-mail: info@olmstedpleinair.com Website: www.olmstedpleinair.com

Paint among Spanish moss-covered oaks, ancient magnolias, sun-drenched azaleas and stately homes

5TH ANNUAL OLMSTED PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL

April 29 - May 5, 2019

Fall Plein Air International Paint-Out Dates: September 5-8, 2019 E-mail: blueridgearts@gmail.com Stone Mountain Paint Out Dates: September 28, 2019 E-mail: stonemtnpaintout@gmail.com

H AWA I I Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Dates: February 16-24, 2019 Opening Reception: February 22, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Maui Arts League Venue: Pioneer Inn, Montage Kapalua Bay Resort, and Royal Lahaina Resort City: Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua Format: Invitational Jurors of Awards: Jean Stern & George Allan Award Total: $2,000 Contact: Lois Reiswig E-mail: lois.reiswig@yahoo.com Phone: 808.665.1491 Website: www.celebrateartonmaui.org Break the back of winter at Maui Plein Air Invitational. Experience Maui’s splendor at intimate gatherings and let our 24 artists inspire you with their expressions of cobalt seas, rocky cliffs and majestic mountains, lush Hawaiian flowers, and a culture unique in the world. Book your stay at the artful center of this nine-day event: The Pioneer Inn beside Lahaina Harbor, Montage Kapalua Bay Resort, or Royal Lahaina Resort, site of our awards gourmet banquet and grand finale exhibit and art sale. Your Maui artwork is about to be born in Paradise. Art enthusiasts and friends welcome with aloha.

Artist: Carol Otto Cole

March 21-23, 2019 Paint Out • Quick Draw • Demos Reception • Competition • Awards SAVART1920.com/pleinairpaintout

Enjoy a weekend in Savannah, GA Judge: Joe Gyurcsak

Resident Artist/Brand Manager for Blick/Utrecht Art Supplies

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ART ACTIVITIES DURING THE

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Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational MPAPI -February 16-24, 2019 • 3 paint outs • 7 art sales • 1 youth paint out 1 art lecture • 2 discussion panels • 4 collectors’ receptions

Art Workshops - February 13-15 & February 25-27, 2019

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I DA HO Eagle Plein Air Festival Dates: June 1-8, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Finer Frames Venue: The Gallery at Finer Frames City: Eagle Format: Open Award Total: $2,000 Contact: Meg Glasgow E-mail: meg@finerframes.com Phone: 208.888.9898 Website: www.eaglepleinair.com The Eagle Plein Air Festival is a festival, exhibition, and competition open to professional and non-professional artists of all skill levels. More than 60 artists visit beautiful Southwest Idaho to paint, draw, and sketch the natural

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The Olmsted Plein Air is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that is dedicated to nurturing the visual and cultural art education and experience through the art of plein air painting. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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IDAHO to INDIANA landscape. Watch a demonstration or take a workshop. At the end of the Festival, the public can view and purchase paintings at the Festival Exhibition and Awards Reception. Register by April 12, 2019 to be included as a featured artist in our Festival Guide. Join our Eagle Plein Air Painters Facebook group for inside info, important tips, and more! Driggs Plein Air Dates: July 24-August 3, 2019 Opening Reception: July 28, 2019 Entry Deadline: June 30, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Downtown Driggs Association Venue: Driggs City Center and Plaza City: Driggs Format: Open Jurors of Awards: John Poon and Scott Christensen Award Total: $4,350 Contact: Alison Brush E-mail: events@downtowndriggs.org Phone: 307.690.2234 Website: www.driggspleinair.org PLEASE JOIN US for a week of wonderful art experiences in beautiful Teton Valley, Idaho. The 8th Annual Driggs Plein Air festival and competition is held on the west side of the Tetons in Driggs, Idaho. Artists and collectors enjoy many activities including the week-long Exhibition & Sale of works by over 70 artists, Opening Reception, Paint-Outs at two music concerts, Quick Draw Competitions, workshops, demonstrations, Competition Award Ceremony, and the Closing Reception. Our pre-event workshop instructor is John Poon, who will also judge the final competition with Scott Christensen.

Enjoy painting the charms of southern Indiana - hills, rivers, fields, quaint villages, and more!

ILLINOIS 9th Annual Prairie Plein Air Competition and Show Dates: April 26-May 10, 2019 E-mail: rbenvenuti@schaumburg.com 3rd Annual Northbrook Plein Air Painting Festival Dates: September 26-29, 2019 Opening Reception: September 26, 2019 Entry Deadline: August 18, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Northbrook Arts Commission Venue: Village Green Center City: Northbrook Format: Combination Juror of Awards: Nancie King Mertz Award Total: $4,000 Contact: Bruce Bondy E-mail: art_chair@northbrook.il.us Phone: 847.421.6999 Website: www.northbrookarts.org Northbrook Illinois 3rd Annual Plein Air Festival, September 2629, 2019. Come paint in Northbrook and Chicago’s Northshore for four days. Thirty artists for 2019. Chicagoland-area premier plein air event. $4,000+ in prizes.

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Northbrook Illinois 3rd Annual Plein Air Festival September 26-29, 2019 Come paint in Northbrook and Chicago’s Northshore for 4 days. 30 Artists for 2019. $4000+ in prizes. Chicagoland area premier plein air event. Call Bruce Bondy 847.421.6999 for information email: art_chair@northbrook.il.us

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21st Annual First Brush of Spring Paint Out Dates: April 24-27, 2019 Opening Reception: April 24, 2019 Entry Deadline: April 26, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Indiana Plein Air Painters Association and Hoosier Art Salon New Harmony Gallery Venue: Hoosier Art Salon New Harmony Gallery City: New Harmony Format: Open Juror of Awards: Chris Leeper Award Total: over $15,000 Contact: Linda Volz

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CALL FOR ARTISTS! OPA’s 28th National Exhibition & Convention Illume Gallery of Fine Art • St. George, UT Exhibition Entry deadline: January 25, 2019 Exhibition dates: May 10 – June 7 Convention dates: May 6 – 10, 2019

SAVE THE DATE

SEPT 13 –15, 2019 PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT IN CARMEL, INDIANA

2018 Master Signature Gold Medal Xiao S. Jiang OPAM “Boat Place” 22x28

Wet Paint Competition & Sale 2 Categories: Plein Air & Studio Cash & Merchandise awards in BOTH categories Demos, Interviews, Exhibitors, critiques, networking and so much more...

Convention, competition & exhibition open to public; registration required.

www.oilpaintersofamerica.com (815) 356-5987 Follow us on:

E-mail: lvolz@hoosiersalon.org Phone: 812.682.3970 Website: www.inpainters.org The 21st Annual First Brush of Spring Paint Out is a 10-day art event with a pre-paint-out workshop from April 23-25 featuring Patrick Saunders and a kickoff reception at the Hoosier Art Salon New Harmony Gallery on Wednesday, April 24, with Field to Finish and Awards; April 24-27, paint-out competition with professional, non-professional, and youth divisions totaling over $15,000 in awards; April 24, art sale (pre-registration is required); April 29-May 2, post-paint-out workshops featuring instructors Jed Dorsey, Tina Garrett, Daniel Gerhartz, Qiang Huang, Kathleen Newman, and Dennis Perrin. Visit www.inpainters.org and www.hoosiersalon.org for more information.

MORE THAN $11,500 IN PRIZE MONEY ART FAIR OPPORTUNIT Y ON SUNDAY For more info, email Kelli Prader at kprader@carmel.in.gov or call 317-571-2474 • CarmelOnCanvas.com

Dubois County Plein Air Painting Event Dates: August 3, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Jasper Community Arts Venue: Jasper Arts Center City: Jasper Format: Open Award Total: $1,000 Contact: Emily Peak E-mail: visualarts@jasperindiana.gov Phone: 812.482.3070 Website: www.jasperarts.org The 5th Annual Dubois County Plein Air Painting Event will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 in Jasper, Indiana. Enjoy painting the charms of southern Indiana — hills, rivers, fields, quaint villages, and more! For more information, please visit www.jasperarts.org or call 812.482.3070.

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Carmel on Canvas Plein Air Paint Out Dates: September 13-15, 2019 Opening Reception: September 15, 2019 Entry Deadline: September 13, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: City of Carmel Venue: Hoosier Salon City: Carmel Format: Open Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: $11,500 Contact: Kelli Prader E-mail: kprader@carmel.in.gov Phone: 317.571.2474 Website: www.carmelartsanddesign.com/features/carmel_on_canvas The sixth annual Carmel on Canvas Plein Air Paint Out is September 13-15 and will take place throughout the Carmel Arts & Design District. “Carmel on Canvas is a great way to bring many artists from across the Midwest to create works of art using Carmel’s Arts & Design District as their inspiration,” said Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard. “One of my favorite aspects of this event is that the artists interact with the public, who are able to see the works of art created. Our desire is to grow this event to be the best plein air paint-out in the country.”

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PRE-PAINT OUT WORKSHOP: April 23-25, 2019 Featuring: Patrick Saunders

POST-PAINT OUT WORKSHOPS: April 29-May 2, 2019

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Bluff Strokes Paint Out Dates: October 6-12, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Bluff Strokes Venue: Steeple Square City: Dubuque Format: Open Award Total: $10,000 Contact: Wes Heitzman E-mail: info@bluffstrokes.org Phone: 563.845.1801 Website: www.bluffstrokes.org Paint in historic Dubuque, Iowa, on the Bluffs of the Mississippi River. Dubuque was founded in the early 1800s and boasts many historic residences, buildings, and parks, as well as scenic river overlook and riverfront scenes and interesting barge, rail, and industrial infrastructure. Dubuque County, which bounds the event, is nestled in the Driftless Region, with unique topography and many interesting rural scenes. Our sales venue is a beautiful former German Catholic church, now restored as an event center. Visit our website for last year’s winners and explore our “Paint Dubuque” section for painting opportunities.

KANSAS Stems Plein Air Paint 2019 Dates: May 17-30, 2019 E-mail: stemspleinair@sbcglobal.net

KENTUCKY Paint the Town Dates: June 29-July 28, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Arts Connect City: Lexington Contact: Kate Savage E-mail: kate@artconnectslex.org Phone: 859.321.1341 Website: www.artconnectslex.org Artists are invited to participate in Arts Connect’s 8th Annual Paint the Town event. Beginning at 8 am with registration, the paint-out will take place within a designated eight-block area in the heart of historic downtown Lexington, Kentucky, over a six-hour period. Finished works will be turned in at 2 pm, curated, and hung later that afternoon. The exhibition will open

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that evening with a public reception during which there will be a presentation of cash awards for Best in Show, 2nd, 3rd, and People’s Choice. All work will be labeled, for sale, and displayed for four weeks.

LOUISIANA Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Dates: March 9-16, 2019 Opening Reception: March 15, 2019 Entry Deadline: November 15, 2018 Sponsoring Organization: National Trust for Historic Preservation Venue: Shadows-on-the-Teche Visitor Center City: New Iberia Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Morgan Samuel Price Award Total: $6,500+ Contact: Pat Kahle E-mail: pkahle@savingplaces.org Phone: 337.369.6446 Website: www.shadowsontheteche.org Shadows-on-the-Teche, a National Trust Historic Site in New Iberia, Louisiana, will present our 5th annual plein air competition in March 2019, with Morgan Samuel Price overseeing artist selection and awarding prizes. Enjoy a unique region enhanced by its architecture, massive moss-draped live oaks, and sugar-producing fields watered by the meandering Bayou Teche. Home to pioneering sugar planters, the oldest operating rice mill in the United States, a 19th-century actor’s hunting estate, and Avery Island, the birthplace of Tabasco. This region offers excellent food, superb original music, and hospitable residents. Please see our website for details.

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MAINE Camden Classics Plein Air Dates: July 22-28, 2019 E-mail: camdenfallsgallery@gmail.com 2019 Castine Plein Air Festival Dates: July 25-27, 2019 E-mail: info@castinearts.org

M ARY L A ND Paint Annapolis Dates: June 2-9, 2019 Opening Reception: June 7, 2019 Entry Deadline: January 15, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Federation of Art Venue: Circle Gallery City: Annapolis Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Larry Moore Award Total: $15,000 Contact: Joann Vaughan E-mail: jvaughan@mdfedart.org Phone: 410.268.4566 Website: www.paintannapolis.org Come paint in America’s first capital city. Whether you are painting the historic buildings dating from the 17th century, the U.S. Naval Academy, the extensive waterfront, or the surrounding area, Paint Annapolis has something for everyone. As the main attraction of Annapolis Arts Week, supported by Visit Annapolis and advertised throughout the mid-Atlantic region, Paint Annapolis draws art collectors through daily mini-competitions and partnerships with other local organizations and businesses, including Dueling Brushes (quick draw), Paint the Bay, and Art on the Avenue. Selection Juror is Valerie Craig and Awards Juror is Larry Moore. $15,000 in total prize money.

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Paint It! Ellicott City Dates: June 27-July 1, 2019 Opening Reception: July 1, 2019 Entry Deadline: April 19, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Howard County Arts Council Venue: Howard County Center for the Arts City: Ellicott City Format: Combination Juror of Awards: TBD Award Total: $3,000+ Contact: Elli Hernandez E-mail: exhibits@hocoarts.org Phone: 410.313.2787 Website: www.hocoarts.org Quirky architecture, steep hillsides, a beautiful river, historic landmarks — Ellicott City, Maryland, has a trove of paintable treasures. Capture the old mill town’s unique charm during Paint It! Ellicott City, a three-day plein air paint-out. June 27: Orientation and kickoff reception. June 28-30: Paint-out. July 1: Exhibit reception featuring presentation of awards. July 1-August 9: Exhibit of artwork. Additional information will be available in 2019 at www.hocoarts.org. Plein Air Easton Dates: July 14-21, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: The Avalon Foundation City: Easton Contact: Marie Nuthall E-mail: info@pleinaireaston.com Phone: 410.822.7297 Website: www.pleinaireaston.com In 2019, Plein Air Easton will celebrate its 15th year! PAE sets the bar for outdoor painting competitions. Fifty-eight artists are selected from hundreds of applications submitted from the

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You are invited TO CELEBRATE 15 YEARS WITH PLEIN AIR EASTON If you have ever considered traveling to experience the nation’s largest outdoor painting competition-This is the year to do it. Paint, learn, network, celebrate and even win.

Anniversaries are a time of reflection. While gearing up to celebrate our 15th year, we are overcome with gratitude for all of artists, volunteers, businesses, collectors and friends that have contributed to our success. Let us show you our gratitude.

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Six-day painting festival on Nantucket Island

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world over. Artists will engage in an intense competition as they set out across the Eastern Shore landscape in search of the location that will produce a winning canvas. The week of the competition is celebrated with events, exhibitions, demos, and workshops — many of these are free/open to the public. The excitement builds until the final weekend at the Collector’s Party, Quick Draw, and Small Painting Sunday events, July 19-21. 7th Annual Crystal Moll Summer Plein Air Show Dates: August 7-September 28, 2019 E-mail: crystal@crystalmoll.com 2019 Harford Plein Air Festival and Quick Draw Competition Dates: October 6-12, 2019 Opening Reception: October 11, 2019 Entry Deadline: April 20, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Center for the Arts Venue: Bel Air Armory City: Bel Air Format: Juried Contact: Amanda Pugh E-mail: apugh@mdcfa.org Phone: 443.567.5216 Website: www.mdcenterforthearts.org/harford-plein-air-festival.html The annual Harford Plein Air Festival, sponsored by the Maryland Center for the Arts, juries in 30 artists to paint outdoor scenes throughout Harford County, Maryland, featuring expansive farms, natural parks, historic mills, quaint towns, marinas, and hidden “treasures.” The Collectors’ Preview and Public Gallery Sale will be held at the Bel Air Armory, Bel Air’s stronghold for Arts and Entertainment, centrally located in the heart of Harford County in the popular town of Bel Air. The Quick Draw Competition occurs on Saturday morning, open to all artists, with awards and sale along Bel Air’s Office Street.

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Plein Air in the Berkshires, Massachusetts Dates: April 1-October 31, 2019 Opening Reception: August 2, 2019 Entry Deadline: July 31, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Guild of Berkshire Artists Venue: Lenox Town Center City: Lenox Format: Open Award Total: $600 Contact: Karen Carmean E-mail: berkshireartists@gmail.com Phone: 617.868.7082 Website: www.berkshireartists.org Plein Air Paint Out in the Berkshires in early August. To register and for more information, see our website www. berkshireartists.org. Exhibit with prizes. Creating Art Outdoors: Plein air in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, from April through October. Beautiful Berkshire locations include The Mount, Hancock Shaker Village, Norman Rockwell Museum, and Berkshire Botanical Garden. Daily 9:30 am-1 pm in good weather. Watch artists demonstrate, work till noon, lunch together, followed by positive critique. Come for a day, a week, or more. All levels welcome. Our fifth year! To register, for updates, and for more information, visit www. berkshireartists.org. Fresh Paint 2019 Dates: May 5-16, 2019 E-mail: info@copleysociety.org Nantucket Plein Air Festival Dates: June 11-16, 2019 Opening Reception: June 11, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Artists Association of Nantucket

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Venue: Cecelia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery City: Nantucket Format: Combination Juror of Awards: Frank Swift Chase Awards Contact: Bobby Frazier E-mail: gallery@nantucketarts.org Phone: 508.228.0722 Website: www.nantucketarts.org Artists Association of Nantucket’s 8th annual Plein Air Festival is a six-day festival that includes an all-day paint-out at the Brant Point Lighthouse and concludes with a reception and the presentation of the Frank Swift Chase Awards. Registration takes place at the Cecelia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery on the first day of the festival, June 11. Fresh works are posted daily and eligible for sale at the gallery. For festival and award eligibility details, please visit www.nantucketarts.org. Cape Ann Plein Air (CAPA) Dates: TBA October 2019 Opening Reception: TBA October 2019 Sponsoring Organization: North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, MA City: Gloucester, Rockport, Essex & Manchester-by-the-Sea Format: Juried Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: Approximately $25,000 in awards and prizes Contact: Susan Gould Coviello E-mail: capeannpleinair2019@gmail.com Phone: 978.837.8273 Website: www.capeannpleinair.com Cape Ann Plein Air is New England’s premier plein air painting competition, held in the picturesque coastal communities of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, just 25 miles north of Boston. For more than a century artists including Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, and Edward Hopper visited and created master works in the beautiful light of Cape Ann. Known as the birthplace of American plein air painting, Cape Ann offers an astounding variety of subject matter, from working farms and tidal marshes to the quaint villages, working harbors, historic homes, beautiful beaches, rocky coast, and the majestic fishing fleet of Gloucester Harbor.

MICHIGAN AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase Dates: June 1-August 30, 2019 E-mail: americanimpressionistsociety@gmail.com Fresh! Plein Air Milford Paint Out in the Village Dates: June 21-23, 2019 E-mail: shac@milfordvfaa.org Paint Grand Traverse Dates: August 12-17, 2019 Entry Deadline: November 9, 2018 Sponsoring Organization: Crooked Tree Arts Center Venue: Crooked Tree Arts Center — Traverse City City: Traverse City Format: Combination Award Total: $15,000 Contact: Megan Kelto E-mail: megankelto@crookedtree.org Phone: 231.937.2377 Website: www.paintgrandtraverse.com Paint Grand Traverse is a week-long plein air painting festival and competition, celebrating the outstanding beauty of the Grand Traverse region. Miles of scenic Lake Michigan coast, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, farms, orchards, vineyards, charming downtowns, historic architecture, and more make the Grand Traverse area an artist’s delight. Approximately 40 artists from across the country will compete for awards totaling $15,000. Paint Grand Traverse also features a Pint-

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MINNESOTA Plein Air Grand Marais Dates: September 6-13, 2019 E-mail: info@outdoorpaintersofminnesota.org

MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI Augusta Plein Air Art Festival Dates: April 24-May 5, 2019 Opening Reception: April 24, 2019 Venue: Missouri Wine Country City: Augusta Format: Open Award Total: $12,000 Contact: Lynn Buchheit E-mail: buchheitlynn@gmail.com Phone: 314.239.3988 Website: www.augustapleinair.com Augusta invites you to the 12-day art festival featuring more than 20 paint-outs, daily workshops, and Pop-Up Art Galleries. More than $12,000 in cash and purchase prizes for participating artists. Events held at scenic locations in Missouri Wine Country

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for patrons to observe the art being created. Art for sale daily. Join us at Mount Pleasant Estates, Sunday, May 5, 2019 for final sale and awards ceremony. Visit augustapleinair.com or call Kathleen Turner at 636.228.4005 or Kathy Kessler at 314.369.6804 for more information. 15th Annual Ste. Genevieve Plein Air Painting Event Dates: September 25-29, 2019 E-mail: stegenevieveartguild@gmail.com Boone Plein Air Dates: October 18-19, 2019 E-mail: midmoarts@midmissouriartsalliance.com

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Plein Air Glacier: 2019 Paint Out Dates: June 14-21, 2019 Opening Reception: June 22, 2019 Entry Deadline: March 9, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Hockaday Museum of Art Venue: Hockaday Museum of Art City: Kalispell Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Participating Artists Award Total: Artists’ Choice Award 1/2-page ad in PleinAir Magazine, valued at $2,150 E-mail: communications@hockadaymuseum.org Phone: 406.755.5268 Website: www.hockadaymuseum.org Paint the majestic views of our treasured Glacier National Park, and the beautiful Swan and Flathead Valleys of NW Montana, at the Hockaday Museum of Art’s Plein Air Glacier: 2019 Paint Out event. Local, national, and international artists are welcome to apply. Experience the Northern Rockies at their best!

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PARTY & SALE AT HOCKADAY MUSEUM OF ART June 22, 2019 5PM to 8PM

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NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW JERSEY Plein Air Plus @ The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences Dates: July 1-August 31, 2019 E-mail: exhibitions@lbifoundation.org

NEW MEXICO Wild Rivers Plein Air Festival Dates: July 16-21, 2019 Opening Reception: July 20, 2019 Entry Deadline: July 16, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Questa Creative Council Venue: Brass Rail Theater-Red River City: Questa and Red River Format: Open Juror of Awards: Brad Holt and Leigh Gusterson Award Total: over $6,000 Contact: Peggy Trigg E-mail: wildriverspleinair@gmail.com Phone: 505.974.5314 Website: www.wildriverspleinair.com The Questa area of northern New Mexico, a half-hour north of Taos, is full of places artists love to paint. Protected wilderness surrounds this tiny village, with scenery that includes mountaintop lakes, river chasms, and hidden meadows. Humble,

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July 16-21, 2018 Places we love in the Questa, NM area! near-forgotten structures hint at a former life of agriculture and sheep ranches. Artists will participate in a four-day paint-out, a quick draw, artist demonstrations, and an artist swap. There will be two divisions of awards, the Traditional and the Non-Traditional. Come join in on the fun. Registration opens January 1 through Eventbrite. This is an open-format event. PleinAir Magazine Publisher’s Invitational: Fall Color Week Dates: September 22-29, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Venue: Ghost Ranch City: Abiquiú Contact: PleinAir Magazine Phone: 561.655.8778 or 800.610.5771 Website: www.fallcolorweek.com PleinAir Magazine’s Eric Rhoads started the Publisher’s Invitational for busy painters who need a break — a chance to slow down, reconnect with friends, and paint beautiful places where the masters before us have painted. We make it effortless. You roll out of your bed for breakfast, pack your sack lunch for your day of painting, and show up for dinner. Our days are filled with painting the towering rock walls, vivid colors, and vast skies loved by Georgia O’Keeffe.

GHOST RANCH • ALBIQUIU, NEW MEXICO SEPTEMBER 22-29, 2019 IT’S ALL ABOUT PAINTING. NO COMPETITION. NO SHOW. NO DRAMA.

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Award Total: over $8,000 Contact: Kim Ratzel E-mail: info@fingerlakespleinair.com Phone: 585.394.0030 Website: www.fingerlakespleinair.com The 8th annual Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition & Festival will run from June 4-9, 2019. Up to 40 juried-in artists will paint the beauty of Canandaigua Lake and surrounding communities located in Ontario County. The competition brings in art lovers and collectors, as well as those who want to participate in events planned for the festival. Final exhibition is at the historic site of Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua: Awards are presented during Reception/ Preview Party, Exhibit & Sale (ticketed event) on Saturday. The Exhibit & Sale on Sunday is free and open to the public. PleinAir Magazine Publisher’s Invitational: Paint the Adirondacks Dates: June 8-15, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Venue: Paul Smith’s College City: Paul Smiths Contact: PleinAir Magazine Phone: 561.655.8778 or 800.610.5771 Website: www.paintadirondacks.com PleinAir Magazine’s Eric Rhoads started the Publisher’s Invitational for busy painters who need a break — a chance to slow down, reconnect with friends, and paint beautiful places where the masters before us have painted. We make it effortless. 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 filled with painting the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York State and the surrounding area. Keeseville Plein Air Festival Dates: July 10-14, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: AdkAction City: Keeseville Contact: Brittany Christenson E-mail: brittany@adkaction.org Phone: 518.593.8753 Website: www.adkaction.org/art AdkAction’s 3rd Annual Keeseville Plein Air Festival is an effort to bring the attention of talented artists to the hamlet of Keeseville, New York, and aid in community revitalization efforts. This event is a great opportunity for artists to experience the wonder of Keeseville’s historic architecture, the famous Ausable Chasm, and other local rivers and lakes, and the breathtaking agricultural community. This intimate event will be open to 25 artists and provide many opportunities for artists to mingle with each other and with the broader community. Billeting is available at no cost to artists. Morristown Plein Air Festival Dates: August 1-4, 2019 E-mail: mtnlib@ncls.org

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National Juried Exhibition September 19 - October 2, 2019 Salmagundi Club, New York Entry Deadline May 2019 Prospectus available March 1, 2019 2018 Best of Show Award: Nancy Boren “Spring Pink” 24x18 oil 3rd Annual

AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase June 1 - August 30, 2019 Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey Michigan Entry Deadline March 2019 Prospectus Available January 1, 2019 Must be a current, paid AIS member and a legal US resident to be eligible to enter. Prospectus and complete info will be available on our website.

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for this great opportunity to paint in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York. Fifty artists will be selected. The Awards Juror (a nationally known artist) is yet to be selected, but there will likely be more than $6,000 in awards. Artists paint for a week at locations that inspired the Hudson River School Painters. There is a Nocturne Contest, “Paint the Town” Silent Auction, Quick Draw Competition, Special Preview Party, and huge Show & Sale. Plus cool summer weather! Adirondack Harvest Plein Air Festival Dates: September 18-21, 2019 E-mail: sbeadle27@gmail.com AIS 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition Dates: September 19-October 2, 2019 E-mail: americanimpressionistsociety@gmail.com

NORTH CAROLINA Plein Air Paint the Town Art Auction and Gala Dates: May 4-June 7, 2019 E-mail: jewel.kichak@townofcary.org 5th Annual Sound to Sea Paint Out and Art Show and Sale Dates: October 18-20, 2019 E-mail: irene@irenebailey.com

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OHIO to TEXAS Dates: March 15-August 31, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Brandywine Conservancy / PA Council on the Arts City: Chester County Contact: Deena Ball E-mail: deena@landartevents.com Phone: 412.606.8808 Website: www.landartevents.com Farm to Table Plein Air, a unique event tying preserved properties, agricultural lands, local food, plein air painting, and education together. Juried artists paint March-August with at least eight painting days a month (more as weather improves) at locations in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Artists do not need to paint on every scheduled day but need to adhere to painting on scheduled days and at designated locations. Culminating event in Chester County, with judge of awards selecting paintings for $3,500 worth of prizes. 2018 Judge: Ron Donoughe. “Open” category if you do not want to compete in final event. JURIED ARTIST DEADLINE: 2/23/2019.

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Celebration of the Arts Plein Air Event Dates: April 28, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Lewisburg Arts Council and Merrill W. Linn Land & Waterways Conservancy City: Lewisburg Contact: Barbara Baker E-mail: guild@lewisburgartscouncil.com Phone: 570.412.1686 Website: www.lewisburgartscouncil.com The 6th annual Plein Air Day, sponsored by the Lewisburg Arts Council and the Merrill W. Linn Land & Waterways Conservancy, is held to preserve, with participants’ artwork, a present moment at Conservancy sites and to build a community of artists and citizens passionate about preserving those sites. The day begins with a free optional workshop presented by a local artist; participating artists of all ages and skill levels then visit any of two Conservancy sites to paint or draw. A reception ends the day. The artwork will be displayed at the Public Library for Union County in June 2019.

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Online Entries: December 1, 2018 – March 1, 2019 waynepleinair.org Juror: Joe Paquet , Emeritus Member, PAPA Festival: May 13 – 18, 2019 Collectors’ Gala: May 18, 2019 Exhibition: May 19 – June 29 Awards: $18,000+ in cash More Information:

www.waynepleinair.org Wayne Art Center 413 Maplewood Ave. Wayne, PA 19087 610-688-3553

Venue: The Art Barn, Women’s Art Club Cultural Center City: Cincinnati Format: Open Award Total: $5,000+ Contact: Ray Hassard E-mail: ray@rayhassard.com Phone: 513.941.1116 Website: www.ohiopleinairsociety.com Come and experience the beauty of Southern Ohio for the Ohio Plein Air Society’s 16th Annual Competition. The painting border is all of Hamilton County, which includes the greater Cincinnati area, including a section of the Ohio River. There is a wide variety of sites to paint, including farms, city, rivers, and beautiful vistas. This will be our second year at this location behind the leadership of Ray Hassard. More info will be posted on our website as it becomes available. We hope to see you all there.

OKLAHOMA OREGON 6th Annual Toledo Plein Air Show & Competition Dates: August 31-October 6, 2019 E-mail: yrmaoffice@qwestoffice.net

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Wayne Plein Air Dates: May 13-18, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Wayne Art Center City: Wayne Contact: Patti Hallowell E-mail: kitty@wayneart.org Phone: 484.688.3553 Website: www.waynepleinair.org Joe Paquet, Emeritus Member PAPA, juries in 32 nationally recognized plein air artists for participation in Wayne Art Center’s 13th Annual Plein Air Festival. Lush countryside, flowers in peak bloom, pastoral farms, historic architecture, quaint towns, and bustling cityscapes abound in Pennsylvania’s Delaware Valley and are captured by U.S. artists. More than $18,000 in cash awards presented to winners; roughly 300 paintings on display and for sale over the seven-week exhibition. A welcome dinner, inviting accommodations, and Collectors’ Gala offered to artists throughout the Festival. Joe Paquet conducts a painting demonstration on May 19, followed by a three-day workshop May 20-22. Plein Air West Reading Dates: June 12-15, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Art Plus Gallery & West Reading Community Revitalization Foundation City: West Reading Contact: Russell Slocum E-mail: info@artplusgallerypa.com Phone: 610.796.0418 Website: www.pleinairwestreading.com The 4th annual Plein Air West Reading exhibition and competition will be the keystone event of Art on the Avenue, West Reading’s popular festival typically drawing 15,000+ visitors.

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Paint anywhere in Berks County starting Wednesday; intake is 2 pm Friday. Enter up to three pieces. Patron preview and awards presentation party Friday evening. $3,500+ in awards including two $1,000 first prizes: one for best W. Reading scene, the other best anywhere in Berks. Exhibit opens to public for Saturday’s Art on the Avenue festival. Registration $40, limited to 50 artists. Coordinated by Art Plus Gallery, 604 Penn Ave. Riverside Festival of the Arts Dates: September 21-22, 2019 E-mail: eastonriverside@gmail.com

RHODE ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA S OU T H DA KOTA De Smet SD 11th Annual Plein Air ‘Paint Out’ Dates: August 9-11, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Harvey Dunn Society City: De Smet Contact: Rita Anderson E-mail: rita@desmetsouthdakota.org Phone: 605.203.0216 Website: www.desmetsd.com Paint on the prairies of South Dakota as native son Harvey Dunn did and experience where Laura Ingalls Wilder homesteaded. De Smet is the “Little Town on the Prairie,” well-known for its historic legacy. The longest-running plein air event in South Dakota. Everything is free, including demonstrations by well-known artists; children’s workshop; receptions Friday & Saturday; lunches; dinners; fiddlers “jamming” sessions; and “wet sale” Sunday. Many residents turn out to buy the artwork Sunday. Artists attend from many states, and they say, “This is one of the most fun, best organized, and friendliest paint-outs around. You will love it!”

TENNESSEE Artists on Location Dates: April 22-27, 2019 Entry Deadline: March 1, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Knoxville Museum of Art Guild Venue: Knoxville Museum of Art City: Knoxville Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Entry Juror Jim Carson, Event Judge M. Camille Candy Day Award Total: $1,000+ Contact: Sandy Blevins-Steer E-mail: knoxvillepleinair@gmail.com Phone: 262.498.6140 Website: www.knoxart.org Join us for a week of plein air painting in Knoxville, gateway to the Smokies! Other events include a sponsors/artists cocktail dinner. Awards Reception & Sale April 27, 5 pm at KMA. Look for Artists on Location on www.juriedartservices.com 2Rivers Plein Air Paint Out Dates: October 18-19, 2019 E-mail: artsandheritage@cdelightband.net

TEXAS Paint the Town 2019 Dates: March 31-April 6, 2019 Opening Reception: April 5, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Highland Lakes Creative Arts Venue: Lakeside Pavilion City: Marble Falls Format: Juried Juror of Awards: B. Eric Rhoads Ultimate Guide 2019/www.pleinairmagazine.com

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TEXAS Award Total: $10,000 Contact: Bill Rives E-mail: thearts.hlca@gmail.com Phone: 830.637.9884 Website: www.hlcarts.com Paint the Town 2019 will feature 40 plein air artists from around the United States. They will paint for four days in a variety of Hill Country settings, and their works will be displayed at the Paint the Town Gallery in the Lakeside Pavilion, on the shores of beautiful Lake Marble Falls. Awards ceremony and patrons’ reception will be held Friday, April 5, at which time the winning pieces, along with other works, will be sold to the highest bidder. Artists and collectors alike will find Paint the Town 2019 a delightful experience.

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Two Rivers Plein Air Competition & Sales Dates: April 30-May 3, 2019 Opening Reception: May 3, 2019 Entry Deadline: February 1, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: New Braunfels Art League, New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, PleinAir Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Cemex Venue: New Braunfels Art League Gallery City: New Braunfels Format: Juried Jurors of Awards: Ren Rencher & Qiang Huang Award Total: $8,500 Contact: Susan Raine E-mail: susanraine02@gmail.com Phone: 512.312.9603 Website: www.tworiverspleinair.com Welcome to New Braunfels, Texas. The home of natural beauty, unique architecture, spacious parks, and transparent waterways. We believe that stunning art begins with an inspiring setting and creative people. That is why the New Braunfels Art League is sponsoring the Two Rivers Plein Air Festival in 2019. This four-day outdoor painting competition features nationally recognized artists and their works for sale. Plein Air Southwest Dates: May 6-12, 2019 Opening Reception: May 10, 2019 Entry Deadline: December 16, 2018 Sponsoring Organization: Outdoor Painters Society and Plein Air Southwest Venue: Galveston Historical Foundation City: Galveston Format: Juried Juror of Awards: David Santillanes Award Total: $25,000 Contact: Tina Bohlman E-mail: outdoorpainterssociety@gmail.com Phone: 972.741.6154 Website: www.outdoorpainterssociety.com Plein Air Southwest is a juried plein air competition, exhibition, and sale presented by the Outdoor Painters Society and hosted by the Galveston Historic Foundation in Galveston, Texas. The competition artists are members of the Outdoor Painters Society and considered some of the “best of the best” plein air painters working today. PASW has earned a reputation as one of the premier plein air competition events, with over $25,000 in awards. Outdoor Painters Society sponsors the event to showcase the incredible talent within the membership and to promote an appreciation for the process of painting “en plein air.”

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Entry Deadline: May 1, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Venue: Fort Concho Quartermaster Building City: San Angelo Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Donald Demers Award Total: $20,000+ Contact: Barbara Rallo E-mail: barbara@3sisters.us Phone: 325.656.2500 Website: www.enpleinairtexas.com So much to paint on iconic private ranches while immersing yourself in genuine West Texas culture. Plus an invitation to paint at the top invitational roping in the world! Texas-sized inspiration everywhere — an eclectic downtown along the river, historic Fort Concho, the International Water Lily Gardens. The nationally acclaimed San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts welcomes you with West Texas hospitality in host homes and a full week of activities that engage our community, culminating with the Art Collectors STAMPEDE & Awards Party! Come experience EnPleinAirTEXAS and see why artists tell us this is their favorite event. Apply today! Plein Air on the Square, Snyder TX Dates: November 2, 2019 Opening Reception: November 2, 2019 Entry Deadline: November 2, 2019 Venue: 1818 Arthouse City: Snyder Format: Open Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: TBA Contact: Laura Greenwood E-mail: 1818arthouse@snydertex.com Phone: 325.207.5628 Website: www.facebook.com/1818arthouse/ The Plein Air on the Square art competition in Snyder, Texas, takes place annually on the first Saturday of November. The 1818 Arthouse hosts this one-day “quick draw” event. It is open to all artists, regardless of residence, and provides a great opportunity for artists and the community to connect. The competition area has been expanded, allowing artists to work anywhere out of doors within the Snyder city limits. Unlike most plein air competitions, this event is not explicitly for painters — any art medium is welcome. Cash prizes are awarded to top-placing artists by a professional judge.

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Brushes by the Beach Plein Air Event Dates: November 9-16, 2019 Opening Reception: November 16, 2019 Entry Deadline: November 15, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: G. Lee Art Gallery Venue: G. Lee Art Gallery City: Galveston Format: Open Juror of Awards: TBD Award Total: TBD Contact: Brenda Donaloio E-mail: brendadonaloio@sbcglobal.net Phone: 409.370.7350 Website: www.gleegallery.net/brushes-by-the-beach-pleinair.html Come to the Island and relax. This open plein air event gives attendees seven beautiful days to paint Galveston Island. Blessed with beautiful weather, landscapes that stretch from beach to bay with historic homes, a thriving port, and diverse neighborhoods in between. Galveston gives artists a myriad of challenging plein air subjects. Wrap up your plein air painting season with Brushes By the Beach — small, intimate, and fun — bring your family, Galveston has something for everyone to enjoy.

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UTAH Zion Plein Air Invitational Dates: TBA; 2019 details at zionpark.org Sponsoring Organization: Zion Forever Project Venue: Zion National Park City: Springfield Format: Invitational Contact: Wade Wixom E-mail: wade.wixom@zionpark.org Phone: 435.772.7645 Website: www.zionpark.org The spirit of Zion Canyon has deeply influenced landscape artists, starting with Dellenbaugh, Moran, and Dixon, throughout Zion’s first century as a National Park. Join us in 2019 as we celebrate Zion’s next 100 years. To learn more, visit zionpark.org.

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13th Annual New Visions Art Show Dates: March 21-22, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Authentique Gallery City: St. George Format: Invitational Contact: Jane Bell Meyer E-mail: jane@illumegalleryoffineart.com Phone: 801.210.2853 Website: www.authentiquegallery.com The 13th Annual New Visions Art Show is a wonderful time to watch 45 invited artists paint in the historic Ancestor Square area of St. George, Utah. New this year, artists will be giving talks about their art the evening of Thursday, March 21. There will be a silent auction on Friday, March 22, for the framed wet paintings created during the two-day event. Oil Painters of America 28th National Convention & Wet Paint Competition Dates: May 6-10, 2019 Opening Reception: May 10, 2019 Entry Deadline: April 27, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Oil Painters of America Venue: Illume Gallery of Fine Art City: St. George Format: Open Contact: Rosemary Murray E-mail: mail@oilpaintersofamerica.com Phone: 815.356.5987 Website: www.oilpaintersofamerica.com Call for Artists! OPA’s 28th National Exhibition & Convention at Illume Gallery of Fine Art, St. George, Utah. Exhibition entry deadline: January 25, 2019. Exhibition dates: May 10-June 7. Convention dates: May 6-10, 2019. Wet Paint Competition & Sale. Two Categories: Plein Air & Studio. Cash and merchandise awards in BOTH categories. Demos, interviews, round-table discussions, exhibitors, critiques, networking, and so much more. Convention, competition, and exhibition open to public; registration required. Summerfest Arts Faire Plein Air Contest Dates: June 7-15, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Summerfest Arts Faire City: Logan Contact: Elaine Thatcher E-mail: elaine@logansummerfest.com Phone: 435.213.3858 Website: www.logansummerfest.com/get-involved/summerfest-contests Plein air participants have up to 4.5 days to create their works, depending on when you register. Registration begins at 5 pm on June 7, with completed works due by noon on June 12. You can have an unlimited number of canvases/papers stamped. Paintings must be created in Cache Valley, Utah/Idaho. Maps

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available. Amateur and professional divisions; registration fees are $15 and $40, respectively. Professional prizes: $350-$1,000. Amateur prizes: $30-$125. All painting media are eligible. There is also a photography category — see website for details. Works will be exhibited and sold throughout the festival, June 13-15. Organizer keeps 25% of sale price. Where in the World Is Plein Air Dates: June 12-July 19, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Illume Gallery of Fine Art City: St. George Format: Invitational Contact: Jane Bell Meyer E-mail: jane@illumegalleryoffineart.com Phone: 801.210.2853 Website: www.whereintheworldispleinair.com Where in the World Is Plein Air is a worldwide, LIVE, one-day event hosted on www.whereintheworldispleinair.com. From Australia’s beaches to the mountains of Wyoming to the bright lights of Chicago and all points in between, 85 invited artists will complete paintings with three live videos of their progress. Each painting is for sale at any point of completion and will be shown at the Illume Gallery of Fine Art in St. George, Utah, beginning on July 19, 2019. Wasatch Plein Air Paradise 2019 Dates: June 24-July 4, 2019 E-mail: midwayartassociation@gmail.com Escalante Canyons Art Festival — Everett Ruess Days Dates: September 20-29, 2019 Opening Reception: September 21, 2019 Entry Deadline: September 24, 2019 Venue: Escalante City City: Escalante Format: Open Juror of Awards: TBD Award Total: $10,000+ Contact: Allysia Angus E-mail: info@escalantecanyonsartfestival.org Phone: 435.826.4923 Website: www.escalantecanyonsartfestival.org ESCALANTE CANYONS ART FESTIVAL – SEPTEMBER 2029, 2019: Join us to celebrate the stunning public lands of Utah’s canyon country. Hosted in Escalante, Utah — along Scenic Byway 12 — between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks, in the heart of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Plein air, nocturne, and paint-out competitions, exhibits and art sales, workshops, demonstrations, arts and crafts fair, live music, speaker series, film festival, and much more.

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VIRGINIA Coastal VA Plein Air Dates: April 10-14, 2019 E-mail: coastalvapleinair@gmail.com Tidelands Plein Air Tappahannock Dates: April 11-14, 2019 Opening Reception: April 10, 2019 Entry Deadline: April 3, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Tappahannock Artists’ Guild (TAG) Venue: TAG Gallery, 200 Prince Street City: Tappahannock Format: Open Contact: George Jennings Ultimate Guide 2019/www.pleinairmagazine.com

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E-mail: gbooker@va.metrocast.net Phone: 804.761.7432 Website: www.tapparts.org Enjoy a three-day paint-out in beautiful and very historic Essex County, Virginia, along the tidal Rappahannock River. Paint the marshes, beautiful Colonial homes on expansive farms, with forest and rolling hills. Paint in the historic County Courthouse of Tappahannock, Virginia. There will be a Wednesday-night artist reception, a Fridayevening picnic, a ticketed framed wet paint exhibit preview Saturday night, and a public exhibit Sunday afternoon. Two awards will be given, for the artists’ choice of best body of work and people’s choice of best body of work. Experience the charm of a preserved rural countryside. Plein Air Abingdon Dates: April 25-27, 2019 Opening Reception: April 27, 2019 Entry Deadline: April 19, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Highlands Festival Venue: William King Museum of Art City: Abingdon Format: Combination Award Total: $1,500 Contact: Becky Caldwell E-mail: info@vahighlandsfestival.org Phone: 276.623.5266 Website: www.vahighlandsfestival.org Virginia Highlands Festival in partnership with William King Museum of Art present Plein Air Abingdon. Three days of plein air painting in historic Abingdon and Washington County, Virginia. On the third day a pop-up gallery in the WKMA will host both finished works and works-in-progress for sale to the public in support of both institutions. Gloucester Arts Festival Dates: June 1-30, 2019 E-mail: gafjuriedshow@gmail.com Floyd Plein Air Biennial Dates: August 12-17, 2019 Opening Reception: August 17, 2019 Entry Deadline: February 15, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: The Floyd Center for the Arts Venue: The Floyd Center for the Arts City: Floyd Format: Combination Contact: Becky Lattuca E-mail: programming@floydartcenter.org Phone: 540.745.4873 Website: www.floydartcenter.org Paint Southwestern Virginia’s most picturesque attractions on the Blue Ridge Plateau! Artists will enjoy discovering the mountains, hills, streams, and fields of beautiful Floyd County, Virginia. Painting venues include the Blue Ridge Parkway, Château Morrisette Winery, the Floyd EcoVillage, Apple Ridge Farm, and the Town of Floyd. Events include artist demos, wine tastings, farm-to-table dinner, Quick Draw Contest at the Historic Floyd Country Store & Friday Night Jamboree, art sale, and Gala! Complete schedule and application at floydartcenter.org. Bath County Plein Air Festival Dates: September 30-October 6, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Warm Springs Gallery City: Warm Springs Contact: Barbara Buhr E-mail: barbara@warmspringsgallery.com Phone: 540.839.2985 Website: www.bathcountypleinairfestival.org Warm Springs Gallery is delighted to announce the Seventh Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival, September 30-October

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6, 2019, celebrating the tradition of outdoor painting with some of the finest painters from across the country. Thirty nationally acclaimed artists will set up their easels, pull out their paintbrushes, and document the landscape and culture of Bath County, Virginia. Events include demonstrations, artist talks, nocturne paint-out, farm-to-table dinner, exhibit, and award ceremony. Wonderfully supportive community. $10,000 in prize money. Chincoteague Island Plein Air Event Dates: September 14, 2019 E-mail: nancywest@nancywest.com

WA S H I N G T O N 2019 Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge Dates: July 29-August 24, 2019 E-mail: steve@maryhillmuseum.org 7th Annual Paint the Peninsula Plein Air Competition Dates: August 17-25, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Port Angeles Fine Art Center Venue: Port Angeles Fine Art Center City: Port Angeles Format: Juried Award Total: $12,000 Contact: Jessica Elliott E-mail: jessica@pafac.org Phone: 360.457.3532 Website: www.paintthepeninsula.org From sailboats to harbors to vintage working farms, from rainforest waterfalls to villages and cityscapes, the varied and beautiful locations on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State have it all to paint. Now in its seventh year, artists and collectors alike rave about the ultimate Pacific Northwest experience. Paint the Peninsula is located at the entrance of the Olympic National Park, giving artists access to amazing opportunities from the sea to the mountains.

WEST VIRGINIA WISCONSIN Oshkosh Fine Arts Association Plein Air Festival Dates: June 20-23, 2019 Entry Deadline: June 20, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Oshkosh Fine Arts Association Venue: Paine Arts Center City: Oshkosh Contact: Lynn Artz E-mail: oshkoshfaa@gmail.com Phone: 920.450.2450 Website: www.oshkoshfaa.org The Oshkosh Fine Arts Association Plein Air Festival will run from June 20-23, 2019. Applications available starting February 15, 2019 with early registration deadline ($35) May 31, 2019. Registration accepted until June 20, 2019. Kick off at the Paine Arts Center. Artists will be painting throughout Oshkosh. Awards, artist reception, and patrons’ sale 10 am to 12:30 pm at our major sponsor, The Waters, a gorgeous venue along the shores of Lake Winnebago. The OFAA mission is to embrace, promote, and nourish the visual arts in our community. OFAA awards scholarships and supports local arts through donations and workshops. Jefferson Plein Air Dates: June 26-30, 2019 E-mail: ellenw1440@gmail.com Door County Plein Air Festival Dates: July 21-27, 2019 Opening Reception: July 26, 2019

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WISCONSIN to CANADA Sponsoring Organization: Peninsula School of Art Venue: Peninsula School of Art City: Fish Creek Format: Invitational Award Total: $16,000 Contact: Ginny Sowinski E-mail: events@peninsulaschoolofart.org Phone: 920.868.3455 Website: http://www.peninsulaschoolofart.org/events/dcpaf Join us for our 13th annual Door County Plein Air Festival, presented by the Peninsula School of Art. The week-long event features 40 invited plein air masters from throughout the U.S. and points beyond; 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. Relax with great music and food at our sunset concert and paint-out. View presentations by the festival judge, award-winning artists, and knowledgeable collectors. View and purchase fresh paintings at our Collector’s Preview Gala Auction. Even children can try painting en plein air during our Kid’s Paint. Exhibition and sale through August 10, 2019.

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Paint the Point Dates: August 7-10, 2019 Entry Deadline: June 30, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Arts Mineral Point, Inc. Venue: Historic Masonic Lodge #1 City: Mineral Point Format: Open Jurors of Awards: Three arts industry professionals Award Total: over $5,000 Contact: Ried Knapp E-mail: contact@artsmp.org Phone: 608.285.2958 Website: www.artsmp.org The 6th annual Paint the Point will feature 45 artists competing in Main Event, Nocturne, and Quick Paint contests worth over $5,000 in cash and 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 Driftless Region — an area noted for beautiful vistas unscathed by the last glacial period. Historic limestone vernacular architecture and surrounding idyllic countryside offer artists tremendous creative options. Plein Air Between the Bluffs Dates: September 6-21, 2019 E-mail: thelaxartsinitiative@gmail.com

W YOMI NG Plein Air for the Park Dates: July 17-21, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and Grand Teton Association Contact: Jake Gaedtke E-mail: jakegaedtke@gmail.com Phone: 303.775.7928 Website: www.pleinairforthepark.org Plein Air for the Park is a collaborative effort of the artists of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and the staff and volunteers of the Grand Teton Association. Together we present this exclusive annual show and sale. Participating artists will create paintings on location in Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole area during the 10 days prior to opening day. The new works debut for sale at the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center in Moose starting Wednesday, July 17. A portion of all proceeds will benefit educational, interpretive, and research initiatives in Grand Teton National Park.

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Plein-Air Thermopolis Wyoming Dates: September 7, 2019 E-mail: sstottler@hotmail.com Yellowstone Plein Air Invitational Dates: September 24-29, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Yellowstone Forever City: Yellowstone National Park Contact: Marisa Griffith E-mail: events@yellowstone.org Phone: 406.586.6303 Website: www.yellowstone.org/plein-air Join some of the nation’s most talented artists for a special weekend celebrating art in Yellowstone. The second annual Yellowstone Plein Air Invitational takes place September 24-29, 2019. Activities include painting demonstrations, paint-out gathering, and artwork sale, all in the incredible landscape of the world’s first National Park. Learn more at yellowstone.org/plein-air.

C A NA DA BRITISH COLUMBIA Federation Retreat Dates: September 3-8, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Federation of Canadian Artists Venue: Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre City: Bamfield Format: Open Contact: Helen Duckworth E-mail: education@artists.ca Phone: 604.681.2744 Website: www.fcaretreat.com/ Paint with Canadian Master Instructors Sue Cowan, Charlie Easton, and Brent Lynch at Bamfield in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists.

24–29 | 2019

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Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival Dates: June 20-23, 2019 Entry Deadline: February 15, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Parrsboro Creative Venue: The Hall, 44 King Street City: Parrsboro Format: Juried Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: $8,000+ Contact: Robert More E-mail: info@parrsborocreative.com Phone: 902.728.2007 Website: www.parrsborocreative.com/pleinair The Bay of Fundy offers some of the most stunning sea/ landscapes in the world. The power of the tides is mythic. It’s perfect for plein air, and it’s the inspirational setting for the Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival, a juried event with 30 top artists competing for more than $8,000 cash & product awards. The Collector’s Preview & Awards Night takes place on Saturday, June 22, with the Quick Draw on Sunday, June 23. Nestled on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, Parrsboro is a creative community that embraces the artist with a hospitality that is second to none. 2019 PCAFA Paint Peggys Cove Dates: July 13-15, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts Society Venue: Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia City: Halifax Regional Municipality Format: Open

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CANADA to INTERNATIONAL

‘19 PIPAF

Contact: Patricia Lindley E-mail: patriciadlindley@gmail.com Phone: 992.823.2550 Website: www.peggyscoveareafestivalofthearts.com Each July, Paint Peggys Cove engages 40 artists in painting the beautiful maritime features of this iconic fishing village. Work is displayed and sold in the large Festival Yurt. Artists can register to participate as plein painters only, or to include a small display of previous completed works in the Yurt as well. There are 32 of these places, and eight for those choosing to display only plein air works. Over 2,000 visit the Yurt during the event, and sales are handled by volunteers. Registration starts April 1, 2019, online at the PCAFA website: www.peggyscoveareafestivalofthearts.com

ONTARIO

Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival

June 20 - 23

Elora Plein Air Festival Dates: May 16-19, 2019 Sponsoring Organization: Elora Arts Council Venue: Elora Centre for the Arts City: Elora Format: Open Contact: Judy French E-mail: elorapleinair@gmail.com Phone: 519.846.0599 Website: www.elorapleinair.ca Elora is a heritage village overlooking the spectacular gorges of the Grand and Irvine rivers. The historic town of Fergus is just upriver and the entire area is surrounded by a rural landscape. With its heritage buildings, breathtaking river and gorge vistas, rolling hillsides, and farms, this beautiful region was made for plein air. The four-day festival includes three days of painting with nocturne and quick paint opportunities, a juried competition with prizes, and a show and sale. Come to paint, join us for the fun — an intimate concert, an arts-inspired film, and gettogethers with friends.

P R I N C E E D WA R D I S L A N D Points East Plein Air Festival Dates: July 3-7, 2019 E-mail: pointseastpleinair@gmail.com

INTER NATIONA L 17th Great Worldwide Paintout International Plein Air Painters Dates: September 6-8, 2019 E-mail: info@i-p-a-p.com

COUNTRY: IRELAND Art in the Open Dates: July 27-August 5, 2019 City: Wexford Format: Open Award Total: €5000+ E-mail: info@artintheopen.org Website: www.artintheopen.org Art in the Open Ireland is Europe’s largest annual plein air painting festival. Join artists from countries across Europe and from the U.S.A. Challenge yourself during days of painting in different venues featuring ancient castles, quiet villages, stately gardens, fishing harbors, rural landscapes, and market towns.

Application deadline Feb. 15, 2019 www.parrsborocreative.com

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ALABAMA to FLORIDA

ALABAMA ALASKA ARIZONA

O R GA N I Z AT I O N S

ELORA

Sonoran Plein Air Painters E-mail: info@sonoranpleinairpainters.com

PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL

ARKANSAS CALIFORNIA

May 16-19, 2019

Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Sea Shore E-mail: mail@allied-artists.com American Women Artists E-mail: rknowlton@americanwomenartists.org BayWood Artists E-mail: baywoodartists@gmail.com Benicia Plein Air Gallery E-mail: marylou14@gmail.com Central Coast Plein Air Painters E-mail: mm@mariemassey.com Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Contact: Rosemary Swimm E-mail: info@lpapa.org Phone: 949.376.3635 Website: www.lpapa.org In 1996 Saim Caglayan, Ken Auster, Jacobus Bass, Cynthia Britain, and John Cosby banded together to form the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Their dream: “to preserve the history of the plein air movement of 19th century California, to support the tradition as it exists today, and to foster a network among plein air painters nationwide.” We continue that dream through our “Plein Air Project,” a program encompassing “The Younger Generation” (4th grade students and up), “The Next Generation” (college-level students), and “The Now Generation” (adult mentor programs, plein talks, and paint-outs). We celebrate the legacy and are proud to be a part of the tradition! Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association Website: www.mbpapa.org Encouraging Plein Air Painting The Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association, MBPAPA, promotes plein air painting in the Monterey Bay area. Members enjoy camaraderie with other local artists while attending paint-outs from the rocky Pacific coast to the rich Salinas Valley farmlands. We aim to foster an appreciation of plein air painting by hosting annual member exhibitions and regular signature artist demonstrations. MBPAPA is a nonprofit organization that supports art education for all ages. Membership is open to all artists interested in plein air painting. Visit our website for paint-out dates, locations, and our exhibit schedule. www.mbpapa.org PAC6 Painters E-mail: sharon@sharonweaver.com San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment — S.L.O.P.E. E-mail: laurel@laurelsherrie.com Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment — S.C.A.P.E. E-mail: carrgiv1@gmail.com Yaquina River Museum of Art E-mail: yrmaoffice@qwestoffice.net

Elora, Ontario With it’s heritage buildings, breathtaking river and gorge vistas, rolling hillsides and farms, this beautiful region was made for plein air.

COLORADO Plein Air Artists Colorado (PAAC) E-mail: jenniferrief@comcast.net Plein Air Painters of America E-mail: admin@pleinairpaintersofamerica.com Website: www.p-a-p-a.com Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA), established in 1986 on Catalina Island, is the original society of outdoor painters. PAPA is proud to have inspired hundreds of like-minded groups around the world. The 2019 Master Workshop will take place at the Scottsdale Artists’ School May 6-10. Sign up now, and view our website and Facebook for more information. Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters E-mail: jakegaedtke@gmail.com Sheridan Arts Foundation E-mail: maggie@sheridanoperahouse.com

The four day festival includes three days of painting with nocturne and quick paint opportunities, a juried competition with prizes and a show and sale. Come to paint, join us for the fun - an intimate concert, an arts inspired film and get togethers with friends.

CONNECTICUT Pomperaug Outdoor Painters E-mail: pomperaugoutdoorpainters@gmail.com

D E L AWA R E F L OR I DA Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters E-mail: joan@ecpleinair.com

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FLORIDA to TEXAS The Florida Painters E-mail: lpolley@bellsouth.net Marco Island Plein Air Painters E-mail: ppransky@aol.com Mount Dora Center for the Arts E-mail: chelsey@mountdoracenterforthearts.org Mount Dora Plein Air Painters E-mail: carolplattpaints@gmail.com Plein Air Colony of Pinellas (Florida) E-mail: haskins.jane@gmail.com SRQ Plein Air Painters — Florida Suncoast E-mail: srqpap@gmail.com Tarpon Springs Art Association E-mail: orr6@verizon.net Venice Plein Air MAPs (Meet And Paint) E-mail: venicepleinair@gmail.com

GEORGIA Eastern League of Professional Artists E-mail: autoeac@mindspring.com

H AWA I I I DA HO Plein Air in the Parks E-mail: retreats@pleinairintheparks.org

ILLINOIS Eagles Nest Plein Air Painters — Oregon, Illinois E-mail: cwww401@grics.net

Outdoor Painters of Minnesota E-mail: info@outdoorpaintersofminnesota.org

MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI Mid-Missouri Arts Alliance E-mail: midmoarts@midmissouriartsalliance.com Missouri Valley Impressionist Society E-mail: info@missourivalleyimpressionistsociety.com Springfield Plein Air E-mail: pleinairmike@gmail.com

MONTANA NEBR ASKA American Impressionist Society Contact: Debra Groesser E-mail: americanimpressionistsociety@gmail.com Phone: 402.592.3399 Website: www.americanimpressionistsociety.org The American Impressionist Society (AIS) was founded in 1998 by Florida artists Charlotte Dickinson, Marjorie Bradley, and Pauline Ney in honor of their mentor, William J. (Bill) Schultz. AIS has become one of the most respected national art organizations in the country. The goal of AIS, a 501(c)3 organization, is to promote the appreciation of Impressionism through workshops, exhibitions, and educational events. We hold two exhibitions each year: our annual National Juried Exhibition in the fall and our “AIS Impressions: Small Works Showcase” in the spring. Please visit our website for membership information and for more details about our exhibitions.

N E VA D A

Oil Painters of America E-mail: mail@oilpaintersofamerica.com

Las Vegas Outdoor Artists E-mail: outdoorartistnv@gmail.com

INDIANA I O WA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Iowa Plein Air Painters E-mail: iowapainter@gmail.com

KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MAINE MARYLAND Plein Air Painters of the Chesapeake Bay E-mail: dunepainter@earthlink.net Washington Society of Landscape Painters E-mail: webmaster@wslp.org

M ASSACHUSET TS Guild of Berkshire Artists E-mail: berkshireartists@gmail.com

MICHIGAN Great Lakes Plein Air Association E-mail: mandykae10@gmail.com

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NHPleinAir Artists E-mail: pleinairgal@gmail.com

NEW JERSEY NEW MEXICO Ghost Ranch Contact: Anna Marie Gonzales E-mail: amg@ghostranch.org Phone: 505.685.1000 Website: www.ghostranch.org Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Contact: Dick Wimberly E-mail: dickwimberly@gmail.com Phone: 505.934.5432 Website: www.papnm.org Plein Air Painters of New Mexico is 501(c)6 organization of artists dedicated to pursuing the business, preservation, and promotion of the tradition of painting “en plein air.” In addition to advancing plein air painting in the practice of New Mexico’s renowned early and mid-20th century artists, PAPNM provides regular opportunities for members to paint together during monthly paint-outs and hosts annual juried and open exhibitions of members’ work. Around 30% of PAPNM’s membership consists of artists from outside New Mexico. These members enjoy

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N EW YOR K Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters, Inc. Contact: Barbara Jablonski E-mail: paint@gvpap.com Phone: 585.381.3980 Website: www.gvpap.com Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters, Inc. is a not-for-profit artist association that promotes and inspires quality plein air painting while providing socially pleasant painting opportunities for its membership throughout the year. Located in Western New York State, serving the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes areas, GVPAP offers numerous home and away group paintouts and trips. Also, we hold competitive judged art shows for members. For more information, see our website: www.gvpap. com, e-mail paint@gvpap.com, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gvpap.

NORTH CAROLINA NORT H DA KO TA OHIO

Ohio Plein Air Society E-mail: president@ohiopleinairsociety.com

OKLAHOMA OREGON P E N N S Y LVA N I A

“Spring at Running Eagle” 30x24 Kathryn Stats

LandArt Events E-mail: deena@landartevents.com Plein Air Painters of Central PA E-mail: snicholasart@gmail.com Wayne Art Center E-mail: kitty@wayneart.org

RHODE ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA S OU T H DA KOTA TENNESSEE The Chestnut Group Contact: Rachel Blair E-mail: chestnutnews2@gmail.com Phone: 615.504.7201 Website: www.chestnutgroup.org Conservation The 230-plus members of The Chestnut Group are passionate about plein air painting and protecting the natural and historic landscapes of Middle Tennessee. Working with valued partners to host collaborative art events, a generous portion of the proceeds from the sale of original artwork is donated to those groups with the same vision of preserving fragile local environments, threatened habitats, and protected natural areas. The Chestnuts and their partners represent a unique alliance with the artistic world. To date, The Chestnut Group has raised close to a half-million dollars for preservation partners through the sale of members’ work.

TEXAS 1818 Arthouse E-mail: 1818arthouse@snydertex.com

“Onrush” 18x24 Don Demers

The Original Society of Plein Air Painters

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TEXAS to INTERNATIONAL

Outdoor Painters Society E-mail: outdoorpainterssociety@gmail.com

UTAH

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Midway Art Association E-mail: midwayartassociation@gmail.com Spring City Arts E-mail: pchrisanderson@gmail.com

VERMONT VIRGINIA Fredericksburg Plein Air Artists E-mail: ziggy1981@comcast.net

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WA S H I N G T O N WEST VIRGINIA WISCONSIN Northwoods Outdoor Artists E-mail: northwoodsoutdoorartists@gmail.com Oshkosh Fine Arts Association E-mail: oshkoshfaa@gmail.com

W YOMI NG

Teton Plein Air Painters E-mail: executivedirector@artists.ca

C A NA DA British Columbia

Federation of Canadian Artists E-mail: executivedirector@artists.ca

Ontario

Windsor & Essex County Plein Air Artists E-mail: paintpleinair@gmail.com

INTER NATIONA L

International Plein Air Painters E-mail: info@i-p-a-p.com

Britain

British Plein Air Painters E-mail: info@britishpleinairpainters.co.uk

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