PleinAir Magazine’s 2022 Ultimate Guide to Painting Events & Organizations

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2022 Artists’ & Collectors’ ULTIMATE GUIDE to PAINTING EVENTS & ORGANIZATIONS

GROWING THE PLEIN AIR COMMUNITY

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lein air painting is the largest movement in art history … and growing. In fact, it’s stronger after COVID-19 because we’ve introduced thousands more people to painting. If 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. They are also joining the exotic trips PleinAir Magazine has created (Cuba, Africa, New Zealand, and Russia), 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 family of artists and want to learn and grow, which is why this year’s Plein Air Convention & Expo is expected to sell out early and to be our biggest ever, attracting about 1,200 people.

Our PleinAir Podcast has also been bringing more people into painting, with over 2 million downloads, and our online training event, PleinAir Live, attracted thousands (and will again this coming spring). Launched because of COVID, my daily show Art School Live has reached several hundred thousand people in over 150 countries. In fact, at each of our events we’re seeing 60 percent brand new people, including people who have never painted in plein air and in many cases have never even picked up a brush. And we’re seeing more young people coming into the plein air lifestyle, which is exciting. In fact, the basics courses we do before each virtual event (PleinAir Live, Realism Live, Pastel Live, and Watercolor Live) have seen massive attendance. We expect that to be the case at the Plein Air Convention this year too. Our role is to not only create experiences that scratch the itch to participate, but to hold up the best examples of quality and encourage growth and high standards. Growth is a must for all painters. This annual guide is evidence of the continued growth and success of this movement. We all play a role in keeping it moving forward, helping it grow, and keeping standards high so 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. Now we each play a role in keeping plein air festivals and events healthy and growing, especially after losing a couple because of COVID. We can keep this movement growing and alive for generations to come by helping others — reinforcing my goal of helping 1 million people learn to paint — because it changes lives. Rarely do you meet an unhappy painter! Most will 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 Image: Door County Plein Air Best in Show, Dusk Over Ephraim Carl Bretzke, 2021, oil, 16 x 20 in. Private collection Plein air Ultimate Guide 2022/www.outdoorpainter.com

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BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH PAINTING EVENTS & ORGANIZATIONS

A Guide for Artists, Collectors & Organizers

Ryan Jensen paints over-sized at the 15th Annual Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational.

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ith many states easing COVID-19 restrictions this year, more and more artists and organizers found ways to bring events back to the communities and collectors who missed them. To talk about their triumphs and the challenges they faced — and to look ahead to what we can all expect in 2022 — I chatted with three prominent members of the plein air community — Catherine Hoke, executive director of the Peninsula School of Art, which presents the Door County Plein Air Festival; Lillian Ansley, co-founder of Olmsted Plein Air Invitational; and Suzie Baker, president of Oil Painters of America (OPA) and an accomplished plein air painter herself. Kelly Kane: How would you describe the engagement and interest in plein air before the pandemic hit? Lillian Ansley: Olmsted operates in an urban setting, and getting the word out has been a real challenge. Where we struggled mostly is with generating the numbers to attract corporate UG6

Nancy Tankersley and Kippy Hammond celebrate the launch of a new plein air event in New Bern, North Carolina.

sponsorship. It’s taken a lot of repetition to build the base. Before the pandemic, in 2019, we had the most profitable — and finally profitable — event. We felt like we’d made it, that five years was the charm. And then the pandemic hit. As we come out of it, we’re really hopeful that we can continue to build on the foundation that we’d established. Catherine Hoke: We just celebrated our 16th year, so I can say from experience that five years is the charm. It really does take that long to educate your constituency, no matter where you’re located. We’re in a rural area, so corporate sponsorship is an incredibly unique challenge for us too, because there are no corporations. Everything here is small business, momand-pop operations. So our corporate sponsorships have mainly come from the national arts community. We had a really great year in 2019 as well. In fact, we’ve seen consistent sales growth, averaging 10 percent year over year. In 2020, we did our best to stay in front of people, and I knew our constituents and our collectors really looked forward to having us back in 2021.

Suzie Baker: I did my first plein air event in 2013, and what I noticed leading up to COVID were more events in general, as well as smaller communities starting events. The beauty of these things is that we’re painting local landscapes, for example, in Door County or the Atlanta area, so we’re not competing with other Wisconsin or Georgia organizations because they have their own landscapes and the people who recognize them. Each event is a unique situation, and there’s a lot of room for growth. As an artist, some years you have a really good outcome at an event, and then sometimes you don’t. You just go and you paint what you love and you hope people buy it. And then COVID went and changed everything. Hoke: Even though Door County, the “Cape Cod of the Midwest,” is a tourist destination, attracting visitors from Chicago and Minneapolis, it’s a 10-mile-wide and 30-mile-long peninsula. We’ve got to continually drive people here to come and purchase art, to bring new collectors to the table. So our greatest challenge is always to continue to open it up to new people.

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An artist works on a nocturne [Olmsted].

Kurt Brian Anderson paints the iconic The Hardy Gallery in Door County, Wisconsin.

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Thomas Bucci and Greg Barnes paint the shrimp boats from the dock at Oriental Harbor [New Bern].

Baker: So, Cathy, how do you do that if you’re growing 10 percent year over year? You’ve obviously got some secret sauce you’re pouring over your event there. Hoke: I don’t know what the secret sauce is. I think as a destination, we’re fortunate that Door County continues to grow in popularity. One thing I think we do pretty well is connect the artists to the community. So you find people who are visiting and had no idea the event was happening until they see the artists out and about, and some of those folks tell me that next year they’re booking their stay to correspond with the event. We’ve also had people who had no interaction with the event at all during the week and then just stumble past our live auction in the park on Saturday morning and end up underneath the tent, bidding up a painting to $5,000. Having a really good connection to our local hotels and lodgers, the Visitor’s Bureau, and all of those kinds of things really helps to support the event as well. Baker: You also have the Quick Paint competition that is separate from the Invitational, right? Hoke: Yes, the Dockside Competition, which really creates a kind of Cinderella story. The featured artists themselves vote on Best in Show from UG8

the paintings created at the Dockside event, and the winner gets an automatic invite for the next year. So it’s a great way for emerging and up-andcoming artists to be seen and to compete for a slot in what is an invitational event. Baker: When I got the invitation to be at Door County this year, I read through the list of other artists who were going to be there, and I had this involuntary visceral, emotional reaction. I just welled up, realizing I was going to be able to see all these people. You know, I thought I was doing okay, visiting with people on Zoom and making lemonade out of lemons, but when I realized that I was going to get to be with other artists again, it was so exciting. Kane: How would you say your events and your artist friends have fared over the past 12 months? Baker: I’m in a book club with a handful of other artists — Jane Hunt, Kathleen Hudson, Brienne Brown, and Lyn Boyer. I asked them this question in preparation for our conversation. And all of us, financially, had the same year — or maybe even a little better — as the previous one. So even if gross sales were down for some, expenses were also down. We found that a lot of people were at home, wanting something nice

behind them in a Zoom meeting. They thought, “Well, I’m not going to Europe, so I’ll buy a painting from my favorite artist.” I had a lot of direct sales, some from galleries and some from events. One of my biggest paintings that appeared on the cover of PleinAir Magazine [April-May 2020 issue] sold at Olmsted. I’ve also had a lot of commissions, and I don’t think I’m an outlier. I think that’s been the experience of a number of artists this past year. There’s a phrase in German that means “forced luck,” and in this case, I’d use it to describe the situation we all found ourselves in, where we were forced to learn Zoom, increase the digital marketing of our work, and reach out more to collectors and students. A lot of us did quite a bit of teaching as well. From an OPA standpoint, our WetPaint competition turned into an international WetPaint competition, with people from all over the world participating and coming onto Facebook Live over the course of a couple of days to share their work. We’ve done a series of Lunch and Learns; we started a Virtual Museum Road Trip, where curators introduce us to some of their paintings and share interesting things about the work; and in June, thanks to the book club I’m part of, we had Ross King talk to us about his book on Claude Monet and his water lily paintings, Mad Enchantment.

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Tara Will participates in the Sunset Paint Out in Sister Bay [Door County].

So it’s that forced luck again, where we had this bad situation but we also had all this good come out of it. Hoke: Outside of plein air events, we changed some of our programming, where we had a critique group that met once a month, and when we moved it to virtual, we had participants join in from New Mexico, California, and Vermont. We would never have had that previously. I think there are some things that we learned and communities that we connected with that we never would have otherwise, and those things will continue. The biggest takeaway for me from the past year and then some was the support for the arts that we felt as an arts organization. It was such a gift to see how loved and how supported we all were in a time when we didn’t have any choices about how to survive, and people stepped up and made that happen. Kane: So what does the future look like? What’s next? Ansley: Despite all the incredible technological and logistical hurdles we all overcame to keep events going virtually throughout the pandemic, there is nothing like being in real time watching an artist create a painting, and that is what keeps

Jill Steenhuis captures the sunset [Olmsted].

the momentum and excitement going and brings new people in. Engaging and connecting with that next generation of collectors has been and continues to be one of our biggest challenges. But I’m up for it! Baker: I think when events make opportunities for children and young people to get involved, and to draw in minorities and people of color who haven’t had a lot of access to the arts, we all benefit. Plein air already reaches people who wouldn’t necessarily go into a gallery or into a museum, but they happen upon an event or a group of painters out painting, and now they have a connection to the arts. So I think plein air as an art form is in a perfect position to reach out in a way that others aren’t. Hoke: I would agree, and I think one of the things that’s happened this past year or so is more people have connected to the outdoors, because it’s the one place we’ve all been safe. I think there’s opportunity there for plein air painters to make connections with the places, like parks and other outdoor spaces, that have gained renewed appreciation with their work. And by doing so, they can tap into collectors who may consider themselves the silent sports enthusiasts — the backpacker, the canoer — but who haven’t

necessarily considered themselves art appreciators or collectors. And that’s one of the things we can continue to educate people about — buying art, collecting art, and helping them make those connections from the landscape to the artwork. And I agree, Lilian, there’s nothing like seeing a painting being created in front of you. I like to say that plein air painting is the symphony of the art world, because it’s a shared experience with the audience, whereas painting in the studio is a personal, independent experience. So our task as organizers and artists is education, introducing new people to the artwork, and making it approachable. At Door County, we serve hot dogs in the park. Enjoying and collecting art isn’t just for an exclusive class drinking champagne and eating fancy hors d’oeuvres. And it doesn’t mean the art is any less valuable or any less collectible; it’s just about putting it in front of a different group of people. Baker: And then they have a story around that piece. They know the location; they saw the painting being created and got to talk to the artist about it; they have that connection. It’s not just something they bought and stuck on the wall; they have the experience, the story. That’s the wonderful thing about plein air painting. Ultimate Guide 2022/www.outdoorpainter.com

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ENJOY THIS TASTE OF THE PHENOMENAL WORK BEING CREATED AT PLEIN AIR EVENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

The Best of the Best

Paint Grand Traverse, Best of Show Fishtown Shacks by Neal Hughes 2021, oil, 24 x 24 in., private collection, plein air

Fort Wayne Artists Guild — Kekionga Plein Air, Best of Show The Convergence by Gwen Gutwein 2021, oil, 12 x 16 in., private collection, plein air

First Brush of Spring, Best of Show Gray House by Lon Brauer 2021, oil, 20 x 24 in., private collection, plein air

Highland Lakes Creative Arts, Paint the Town Marble Falls, Best of Show Evening on the Town, Marble Falls, TX by Randall Cogburn 2021, oil, 16 x 20 in., private collection, plein air

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Outdoor Painters Society, Plein Air Southwest, Best of Show Bayou Boats by Richie Vios 2021, watercolor, 16 x 20 in., private collection, plein air

EnPleinAirTexas 2021, Elta Joyce Murphey Grand Prize Peace on the River by Susan Lynn 2021, watercolor, 12 x 24 in., private collection, plein air

Steamboat Plein Air 2021, First Place Professional Division Yampa Twin Butte by Orville Giguento 2021, watercolor, 13 x 19 in., private collection, plein air

2021 Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival, First Place Registered Artist Morning Glow by John Youssi 2021, oil, 12 x 9 in., private collection, plein air

Lighthouse ArtCenter 8th Annual Plein Air Festival Deb & Jim Kane Grand Prize Award Deerfield Beach by Eli Cedrone 2021, oil, 11 x 14 in,, private collection, plein air

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2022 EVENT C JA N UA RY

May 7–15 Plein Air New Bern, NC

January 27–29 2nd Annual Watercolor Live, Online

May 17–21 9th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo, NM May 19–23 Elora Plein Air Festival, ON

F E BRUA RY

May 20–27 Paint Historic Waxahachie, TX

February 28–March 5 Wekiva Paint Out, FL

May 22 Plein Air Painting Along the Historic National Road, PA May 23–28 Plein Air Roanoke, VA

MARCH

May 31–June 4 Lost Sierra Plein Air Festival, CA

March 7–April 3 16th Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational, CA March 10–12 3rd Annual PleinAir Live, Online

JUNE

March 10–April 4 Preserving Venice In Paint-VIP, FL

June 4–11 Paint Cedarburg: A Plein Air Event, WI

March 12–18 Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air, LA

June 5–12 Paint Annapolis, MD

March 18–27 Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, FL

June 9–12 Paint It! Ellicott City, MD

March 24–26 Paint Out Savannah, GA

June 11–18 PleinAir Magazine Publisher’s Invitational: Paint the Adirondacks, NY

March 27–April 2 9th Annual Plein Air Festival, FL

June 11–25 Red Wing Arts Plein Air Festival, MN June 13–18 Plein Air West Reading, PA

APRIL

June 15–September 30 Plein Air in the Berkshires, MA

April 8–10 Summit Art Plein Air Festival, MO

June 16–18 Paint Tawas Bay, MI

April 9 Fallbrook Plein Air Event/Competition, CA

June 18 Plein Air Fest, Etc., WY

April 16–24 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, GA

June 28–July 4 19th annual Telluride Plein Air, CO

April 18–23 Artists on Location, TN April 18–May 1 River Towns Plein Air, PA

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April 19–28 23rd Annual First Brush of Spring, IN

July 8–10 Paint Peggy’s Cove, NS

April 20–30 19th Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival, MO

July 17–24 Plein Air Easton, MD

April 24–30 Paint the Town, TX

July 20–30 11th Annual Driggs Plein Air Festival, ID

April 27–May 1 6th Annual St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out, FL

July 24–30 Door County Plein Air Festival, WI

April 29–May 13 11th Prairie Plein Air Competition and Show, IL

July 29–30 Georgetown Plein Air, CO

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AUGUST

May 1 Celebration of the Arts Plein Air Event, PA

August TBD Plein Air in the Parks, MT

May 1–7 Plein Air SouthWest, TX

August 1–5 Just Plein Fun, CA

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T CAL ENDAR August 1–6 Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout, CA

OCTOBER

August 2–September 30 Biennial Open International Juried Exhibition “Spirit of Pastel,” OR

October 1–9 24th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, CA

August 10–13 Paint the Point, WI

October 1–9 Cape Ann Plein Air Festival, MA

August 11–14 De Smet South Dakota Harvey Dunn Plein Air, SD

October 1–22 Northeast Ohio Plein Air Festival, OH

August 12–14 Vermont Plein Air Festival, VT

October 2–8 Bluff Strokes Paint Out, IA

August 13–28 Estes Valley Plein Air, CO

October 2–9 Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Invitational, CO

August 14–21 Paint Grand Traverse, MI

October 5–7 Paint Dover!, DE

August 15–20 3rd Floyd Plein Air Biennial, VA

October 6–8 Plein Air Abingdon, VA

August 15–20 Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival, MI

October 6–9 Bisbee Plein Air Festival, AZ

August 16–20 Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival, NC

October 6–13 PleinAir Magazine Publisher’s Invitational: Fall Color Week, ME

August 18–20 2nd Annual Pastel Live, Online

October 7–9 FRESH! Plein Air Milford, MI

August 24–27 The Kekionga Plein Air Event, IN

October 7–14 10th Annual Paint Parkville Plein Air, MO October 8 2nd Annual Flemington Quick Draw, NJ

SEPTEMBER

October 8–15 Eagle Plein Air Festival, ID

September 6–11 Suffolk Plein Air Festival, VA

October 12–15 Tidelands Plein Air Tappahannock, VA

September 9–16 Plein Air Grand Marais, MN

October 13–16 Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival, LA

September 12–25 Escalante Canyons Art Festival — Everett Ruess Days, UT

October 14–15 Pike Road Paint Out, AL

September 15–October 22 23rd Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition, CO

October 22–29 EnPleinAirTEXAS, TX

September 16–18 Carmel on Canvas, IN

October 22–29 Sedona Plein Air Festival, AZ

September 19–25 Mendocino Open Paint Out, CA

October 23–November 8 Brushes by the Beach, TX

September 20, 2022–January 16, 2023 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, AZ September 21–24 Black Hills Plein Air Paint Out, SD

NOV EMBER

September 22–25 Ohio Plein Air Society 19th Annual Competition, OH

November 10–12 3rd Annual Realism Live, Online

September 23–30 Steamboat Art Museum Plein Air, CO

November 10–December 31 Plein Air Artists Colorado 25th Annual National Exhibit & Sale, CO

September 24 2nd Annual Poco Paint-Out, VA

November 20–December 24 The 6th Annual Plein Air Art Exhibition, CA

September 25, 2022–October 2 Plein Air in the Park, TN September 30–October 8 Paint the Town Barrington!, IL

DECEMBER

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ALABAMA to CALIFORNIA

ALABAMA Pike Road Paint Out Dates: October 14–15, 2022 E-mail: patty@pikeroad.us Website: www.pikeroad.us

ALASKA ARIZONA Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Dates: September 20, 2022–January 16, 2023 Sponsoring Organization: Grand Canyon Conservancy Venue: Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon National Park City: Grand Canyon Village, AZ Format: Juried Contact: Kathy Duley E-mail: kduley@grandcanyon.org Phone: 480.277.0458 Website: www.grandcanyon.org/coa Celebration of Art is a wonderful tradition at Grand Canyon National Park, providing a vibrant experience for visitors, a venue for artists inspired by the canyon, and a successful fundraiser to benefit a future art venue at the South Rim. 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 extends for four months.

18th Annual

Sedona Plein Air Festival October 22–29, 2022 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 64 years to the founding of Sedona’s identity as an ‘art colony.’ Our community’s iconic and creative event—Sedona Plein Air Festival—is a week-long celebration of extraordinary landscapes, world-renowned artists, unique workshops, and wonderful free events!

Bisbee Plein Air Festival Dates: October 6–9, 2022 Opening Reception: October 8, 2022 Entry Deadline: October 7, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Central School Project Venue: Central School Project City: Bisbee, AZ Format: Combination Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: $800 Contact: Laurie McKenna E-mail: bisbeecsp@gmail.com Phone: 520.432.4866 Website: www.centralschoolproject.org Artists come to paint Old Bisbee’s historic architecture, sprawling staircases, vintage streets, industrial mining remnants, scenic vistas, and colorful homes set amidst the scenic Mule Mountains to compete for $800 in prizes. On the final day artists gather for the judging at Central School Project Gallery where the art lovers can view and purchase the work. Each year there are activities, exhibitions, and a children’s activity held in conjunction with the competition. Central School Project is an arts nonprofit whose mission is to preserve our historic building, provide affordable studios to artists, and to deliver the arts. Sedona Plein Air Festival Dates: October 22–29, 2022 Opening Reception: October 22, 2022 Entry Deadline: March 1, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Sedona Arts Center Venue: Sedona Arts Center City: Sedona, AZ Format: Juried Award Total: $10,000 Contact: Julie Richard E-mail: julie@sedonaartscenter.org Phone: 928.282.3809 Website: www.sedonapleinairfestival.org 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 64 years to the founding of

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Sedona’s identity as an “art colony.” Our community’s iconic and wonderfully creative event — Sedona Plein Air Festival — is a weeklong celebration of extraordinary landscapes, worldrenowned artists, unique workshops, and wonderful free events!

17th Annual

ARKANSAS CALIFORNIA 16th Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational Dates: March 7–April 3, 2022 Opening Reception: March 12, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Borrego Art Institute Venue: Borrego Art Institute Gallery City: Borrego Springs, CA Format: Invitational Juror of Awards: Patty McGeeney Award Total: $2,100 Contact: Kay Levie E-mail: gallery@borregoartinstitute.org Phone: 619.701.8132 Website: www.borregoartinstitute.org The 16th Annual Plein Air Invitational in Borrego Springs, CA, opens on March 7 with a five-day paint-out by 14 invited artists. The artists, who have already been selected, paint until the evening of March 11. Work is judged on the 12th, and the reception and awards will occur on that afternoon/evening. The body of work, which fills the spacious mid-century modern gallery of the Borrego Art Institute, will hang until April 3. Fallbrook Plein Air Event/Competition Dates: April 9, 2022 Entry Deadline: April 9, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Fallbrook Art Association Venue: Town of Fallbrook City: Fallbrook, CA Format: Open Juror of Awards: Terry Chacon Contact: Julie Compton E-mail: fallbrook.art.assn@gmail.com Phone: 805.794.0709 Website: www.fallbrookartassn.org One-day event open to all artists. Determined by judge Terry Chacon, cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places plus three Honorable Mention ribbons. Sign in on the day of event at 9:30 a.m. at the Gallery location, 300 N. Brandon Rd. #6, Fallbrook, and pick up a map of the Fallbrook area showing places to paint and get your materials stamped. At 3 p.m. return your work to the Fallbrook Village Square for judging. Awards presentation at 4 p.m. Entry forms and information available on our website 30 days prior to the event. Lost Sierra Plein Air Festival Dates: May 31–June 4, 2022 E-mail: mark@lostsierrapleinair.com Website: www.lostsierrapleinair.com Just Plein Fun Dates: August 1–5, 2022 Opening Reception: August 5, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Huse Skelly Gallery Venue: Huse Skelly Gallery City: Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA Format: Invitational Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: $5,000 Contact: Lisa Skelly E-mail: huseskellygallery@gmail.com Phone: 310.418.7989 Website: www.huseskellygallery.com The 17th Annual Just Plein Fun Invites 12 Award-Winning Plein Air Artists from around the country to paint on beautiful Historic Balboa Island in Newport Beach, CA.

2021 Plein Air Invitational 1st Place Winner “Smoke Trees & Desert Sage” by Thomas Kitts

16th ANNUAL PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL 2022 Watercolor, oil, and pastel in an elite Plein air paint-out and exhibition. PAINT-OUT: March 7-12 QUICK DRAW: March 9 AWARDS RECEPTION: March 12 EXHIBIT TILL: April 3

The Red Umbrella by Marie Massey

ON THE ISLAND OF ALAMEDA IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY

August 1-6, 2022 The Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout hosts up to 40 juried artists for a week of painting tree-lined streets, lovely lagoons, stately Victorian homes, picturesque marinas, and the skylines of San Francisco and Oakland.

JUROR OF AWARDS: Patty McGeeney QUICK DRAW JUROR: Toni Williams CURATOR: Kay Levie 2022 ARTISTS

John Caggiano Tim Horn Natasha Isenhour Ryan Jensen Thomas Kitts Margaret Larlham Margi Lucena Susan Lynn Jose Nunez Robin Purcell Stock Schlueter Clare Scott Stephen Stauffer Jim Wodark Borrego Art Institute 665 Palm Canyon Drive Borrego Springs, CA 92004 Phone 760.767.5152 more info: borregoartinstitute.org PleinAir™Magazine pocket apron $35.00 plus S&H

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Valley Below by Carl Bretzke 2021 Laguna Plein Air / Best In Show

24th ANNUAL LAGUNA BEACH PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL Join us in Laguna Beach October 1 - 9, 2022 35 World Renowned Artists

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CALIFORNIA to COLORADO Artists compete for awards and prizes and show their paintings each day at the Huse Skelly Gallery. “The Brush Off ” is from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, August 5 along the Quaint Historic Marine Avenue with live music. Visitors pick up their “Passports” at the gallery and treasure-hunt for the artists painting the Island. Awards and Reception on Friday, August 5 from 6-8 p.m. Find out more at huseskellygallery.com or call Lisa at 310.418.7989. Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout Dates: August 1–6, 2022 Opening Reception: August 12, 2022 Entry Deadline: April 4, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Frank Bette Center for the Arts Venue: Frank Bette Center for the Arts City: Alameda, CA Format: Juried Juror of Awards: TBD Award Total: TBD Contact: Margaret Fago E-mail: president@frankbettecenter.org Phone: 510.332.6922 Website: www.frankbettecenter.org The Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout hosts 40 juried artists for a week of painting tree-lined streets, stately Victorian homes and shops, picturesque marinas, and historic naval ships, as well as beaches, lagoons, parks, and San Francisco and Oakland skylines in the island city of Alameda, CA. The week includes a welcome reception, a luncheon, and a quick draw, off-island day, and concluding with an outdoor exhibit and sale of all the paintings on Saturday. A selection of the unsold paintings from the sale are exhibited and for sale in the Frank Bette Center for the Arts Gallery through September. Mendocino Open Paint Out Dates: September 19–25, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Mendocino Art Center Venue: Mendocino Art Center City: Mendocino, CA Format: Open Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: TBA Contact: Michael McDonald E-mail: marketing@mendocinoartcenter.org Phone: 707.937.5818 Website: www.mendocinoartcenter.org A weeklong 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, demonstrations by featured plein air artists, a Quick Draw Competition and Sale, and a celebratory awards presentation, among other activities. 24th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Dates: October 1–9, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Venue: Numerous sites — Main Site Festival of Arts —

Laguna Beach, CA City: Laguna Beach, CA Format: Invitational Juror of Awards: Numerous jurors 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 plein air painting events held around the country. This year, LPAPA celebrates its 24th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. This 9-day event includes an opening day Quick Draw, public demonstrations and presentations, Collectors Gala, substantial cash prizes, and 100+ original works of art for sale. The 6th Annual Plein Air Art Exhibition Dates: November 20–December 24, 2022 Opening Reception: December 4, 2022 Entry Deadline: October 9, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: The San Diego Watercolor Society Venue: The San Diego Watercolor Society City: San Diego, CA Format: Juried Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: TBA Contact: Sarah Sullivan E-mail: pleinairshow@sdws.org Phone: 619.876.4550 Website: www.sdws.org The San Diego Watercolor Society proudly presents “The 6th Annual Plein Air Art Exhibition.” The Exhibit runs from November 20–December 24, 2022 at our Gallery in The Arts District Liberty Station. Reception December 4, 2-4 p.m. It is open to both SDWS members and non-members. The deadline for entry is October 9, 2022. Accepted paintings will also be available for viewing and purchase in our online store. Please go to www.sdws.org to view the prospectus and confirm the Exhibition and Reception dates.

The 19th annual

Telluride

Air

PLEIN

a celebration of outdoor painting

June 28 - July 4, 2022

Runway to Telluride Allen Brockbank 2021 Artist Choice Winner

June 28-July 4, 2022 In beautiful Telluride, Colorado

Over $10,000 in cash and prizes! Visit TelluridePleinAir.com for more info & to apply Deadline to apply: Dec. 15, 2021 Late application deadline: Jan. 15, 2022

A fundraiser for Telluride’s historic Sheridan Opera House

Founded in 1998

COLORADO 19th Annual Telluride Plein Air Dates: June 28–July 4, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Sheridan Arts Foundation Venue: Sheridan Opera House City: Telluride, CO Format: Juried Award Total: $10,000 Contact: Ronatta Palamar E-mail: ronnie@sheridanoperahouse.com Phone: 970.728.6363 Website: www.telluridepleinair.com Each summer, over the Fourth of July weekend, the Sheridan Arts Foundation hosts 20–25 nationally renowned plein air artists to paint the stunning natural landscape and charming historic architecture of Telluride, Colorado. The Telluride Plein Air Festival has become an indispensable part of Telluride’s Independence Day festivities, allowing locals and tourists alike to observe some of the nation’s top plein air artists at work. The festival culminates in a three-day sale right in the center of the historic downtown.

2021 Small Works

6th Annual

Valerie Craig AIS Best in Show

AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase May • June 2022

Wilder Nightingale • Taos

2021 National Juried Exhibition Jove Wang Best in Show

23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition September • October 2022 Mary Williams Fine Art • Boulder

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COLORADO The festival is a fundraiser for the Sheridan Arts Foundation, the nonprofit that owns and operates the historic Sheridan Opera House.

Estes Valley Plein Air Estes Park, CO August 13-28, 2022

25th Annual National Juried Fine Art Exhibition & Sale

2020 Artists Choice by Kathy Riedinger

Opening Nov 10, 2022 Mary Wiliams Fine Arts Boulder, Colorado

Entry Deadline: April 3, 2022 Approximately $10,000 in awards and gift certificates !"#$"%&'(($)%*($+,%-+.%/$(012$"%34% '.#+"#"%#1%#5$%"#6,,+,7%8$'6#)%19% !"#$"%*'.:%91.%16.%916.#5%',,6'(% "51/;%-0#+<+#+$"%+,0(6=$%'%>6+0:% ?'+,#@'60#+1,A%,10#6.,$%?'+,#+,7A% '"%/$((%'"%?1"#$.@/+,$%('8$(%',=% 2+,+'#6.$%01,#$"#";%!,B1)% $C>6+"+#$()%8$'6#+96(%?'+,#+,7% 1??1.#6,+#+$";%D1.:"%/+((%5',7% +,%#5$%-.#%E$,#$.%19%!"#$"%*'.:% #5.167516#%F$?#$28$.;%

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Georgetown Plein Air Dates: July 29–30, 2022 Opening Reception: July 30, 2022 Entry Deadline: July 15, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Georgetown Trust for Conservation and Preservation, Inc. Venue: Georgetown Heritage Center City: Georgetown, CO Format: Open Juror of Awards: TBD Award Total: $900 Contact: Ruth Rosenfeld E-mail: artschair@georgetowntrust.org Phone: 303.569.0289 Website: www.georgetownheritagecenter.org Fifth annual plein air event in vintage, picturesque Georgetown, Colorado, 45 minutes west of Denver at 8,500-ft. elevation, part of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Landmark Historic District. A charming town of colorful Victorian buildings ringed by mountain views, Georgetown has long been a favorite of artists. Includes Quick Draw in historic downtown. Exhibit and sale through Sunday, August 14. Registration and exhibition at Georgetown Heritage Center, restored 1874 schoolhouse, 809 Taos Street. Join us for this painting event in the summer mountain air! Open to qualified plein air artists. Visit website for application information. Estes Valley Plein Air Dates: August 13–28, 2022 Opening Reception: August 27, 2022 Entry Deadline: April 3, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Art Center of Estes Park Venue: Gallery City: Estes Park, CO Format: Juried Juror of Awards: TBD Award Total: Approx. $10,000 and gift certificates Contact: Lars Sage 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 fourth annual show. The Art Center of Estes Park, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will be celebrating its 35th year. Activities include a quick paint/auction and nocturne painting, as well as poster/wine label and miniature contests. Enjoy exquisitely beautiful painting opportunities including a fun artist group paint-out. Works will hang in the Art Center of Estes Park throughout the month of September. The show benefits the Art Center of Estes Park. 23rd Annual AIS National Juried Exhibition Dates: September 15–October 22, 2022 Opening Reception: September 15, 2022 Entry Deadline: May 23, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: American Impressionist Society Venue: Mary Williams Fine Art City: Boulder, CO Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Huihan Liu AISM Award Total: $77,000 Contact: Liz Ahrens E-mail: aisdirector1@gmail.com Phone: 231.881.7685 Website: www.americanimpressionistsociety.org The American Impressionist Society provides arts opportunities to artists working in the style of Impressionism. Each year AIS presents four juried exhibits along with numerous panel

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FORGOTTEN

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en plein air America’s Great Paint-Out

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

18-27 MARCH

2022

A10-day event featuring on-site viewing of artists at work, a public wet room and opportunities to purchase original art.

For more information, visit ForgottenCoastEnPleinAir.com or call 800-378-8419

Presented by the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition, organizing regional cultural events to benefit local communities.

discussions, demonstrations, workshops, critiques, professional development, on-location painting competitions, and educational programs. The exhibits and events are open to the public. AIS partners with galleries and arts organizations to present our National and Small Works Showcase each year. AIS has grown to be one of the most respected national art organizations in the country, with over 2,000 members nationwide. Founded in 1998 by four Florida artists in honor of their mentor, William Schultz. Steamboat Art Museum Plein Air 2022 Dates: September 23–30, 2022 Opening Reception: September 30, 2022 Entry Deadline: September 15, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Steamboat Art Museum Venue: Steamboat Art Museum City: Steamboat Springs, CO Format: Open Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: $10,000 Contact: Dottie Zabel E-mail: sam@steamboatartmuseum.org Phone: 970.870.1755 Website: www.steamboatartmuseum.org Paint the fall splendor of Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley, offering landmark ranches, alpine vistas, a historic downtown, and plentiful painting opportunities with hosted painting sites. Three sales events: a Kick-Off Quick Draw at the Farmers Market, Saturday, September 24; Sunset Preview Reception with artists and patrons on Wednesday, September 28; Opening Reception and Awards Friday, Sept. 30. All work is on exhibit and for sale through November 6, 2022. Professional and Open categories. Space is limited to 45 artists, early registration and museum membership discounts available. Registration opens January 15, 2022. Visit our website for updated information. Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Invitational Dates: October 2–9, 2022 E-mail: jlintott@coloradonma.org Website: www.coloradonma.org/plein-air Plein Air Artists Colorado 25th Annual National Exhibit & Sale Dates: November 10–December 31, 2022 Opening Reception: November 10, 2022 Entry Deadline: June 20, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Plein Air Artists Colorado Venue: Mary Williams Fine Arts City: Boulder, CO Format: Juried Juror of Awards: TBD Award Total: Over $15,000 Contact: Jennifer Riefenberg E-mail: info@pleinairartistscolorado.com Phone: 303.250.2015 Website: www.pleinairartistscolorado.com Colorado attracts many of the best plein air artists from across the country with its inspiring scenery and wonderful climate. PAAC was created for the love of plein air painting and for members to enjoy the camaraderie of painting outdoors. We create opportunities for artists to both paint and exhibit. PAAC showcases this talent in our national juried show and sale. Our show offers examples of excellence in painting that can be achieved en plein air. Don’t miss this opportunity to show off your best work!

CONNECTICUT

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D E L AWA R E Paint Dover! Dates: October 5–7, 2022 E-mail: diane@downtowndoverpartnership.com Website: www.tinyurl.com/doverart

F L OR I DA Wekiva Paint Out Dates: February 28–March 5, 2022 Opening Reception: February 27, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Wekiva Island Venue: Gallery Cero City: Longwood, FL Format: Invitational Contact: Mary Sue Weinaug E-mail: marysueweinaug@gmail.com Phone: 407.463.3363 Website: www.wekivapaintout.com Wekiva Paint Out, started in 2006, is a celebration of plein air artists that helps benefit charities such as Keep Seminole Beautiful and Wekiva Wilderness Trust. All week long, guests can visit Wekiva Island free of charge and witness world-class artists painting along the boardwalk, in kayaks, canoes, at the bar, and at various locations along the Wekiva River. Throughout the week, there will be plenty of opportunities to view the work, purchase their pieces, support our artists and charities, enjoy live music, indulge in great food, and celebrate art in our community! Preserving Venice in Paint – VIP Dates: March 10–April 4, 2022 Opening Reception: March 15, 2022 Entry Deadline: March 8, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Venice Plein Air MAP (Meet And Paint) & Venice Area Beautification Inc. (VABI) Venue: VABI (Venice Area Beautification Inc.) City: Venice, FL Format: Combination Juror of Awards: People’s Choice Award Total: TBD Contact: Karen Ann Hitt or Linda Banas E-mail: venicepleinair@gmail.com Phone: 941.586.0207 Website: www.venicepleinair.com Be part of history in the making and a VIP! All outdoor painters invited: 3 monetary awards — donation voting at VABI (Venice Area Beautification Inc.) 3/10–4/4/2022 on paintings from the year of painting with VPA MAP participants November, December, January, February, March, with national-local artists. Simply VPA MAP at Caspersen Beach, Historic Downtown, or VABI’s Urban Forest, an oasis coming to life. No e-mails, sign-ups, or fees — just outdoor painting camaraderie! 3 awards: Best VPA MAP Urban Forest, Caspersen Beach & Historic Downtown. Entry form/info on website or www.facebook.com/venice pleinair & Instagram: @venicepleinairmap Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Dates: March 18–27, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition Venue: The Joe Center for the Arts City: Apalachicola, FL Format: Invitational Contact: Joseph Taylor E-mail: palme2blue@yahoo.com Phone: 850.323.0176 Website: www.forgottencoastenpleinair.org After 17 years of documenting the landscapes and culture of the last vestige of authentic “Old Florida,” Forgotten Coast en Plein Air is among the world’s most prestigious plein air events. Artistic

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FLORIDA to IDAHO excellence and the production of investment-quality art continues to be the trademark of this 10-day festival. Organizers are honing what makes the Forgotten Coast event exceptional. “We realize the importance of focusing on quality and relevance. We transcend the typical event content to focus on the reasons why plein air painting is important, as well as how the process and the paintings contribute to the region’s resilience.” 9th Annual Plein Air Festival Dates: March 27–April 2, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Lighthouse ArtCenter Venue: Lighthouse ArtCenter City: Tequesta, FL Format: Invitational Juror of Awards: Patrick Saunders Award Total: $20,000 Contact: Jeni Licata E-mail: jeni@lighthousearts.org Phone: 561.746.3101 Website: www.lighthousearts.org The festival kicks off with a Paint Out Competition at the beautiful Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens on March 27. March 28–March 31 the artists paint in picturesque locations throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties, competing against one another for cash and prizes. A Collector’s Party takes place on April 1 with the festival ending on April 2 with an art sale and live painting event. Art enthusiasts have the opportunity to learn and collect from the most highly regarded plein air artists in the country. 6th Annual St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out Dates: April 27–May 1, 2022 Opening Reception: May 6, 2022 Entry Deadline: April 22, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: St. Augustine Art Association Venue: St. Augustine Art Association City: St. Augustine, FL Format: Open Award Total: $2,000 Contact: Jennifer Flynt E-mail: info@staaa.org Phone: 904.824.2310 Website: www.staaa.org/pleinair The annual St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out in historic St. Augustine, Florida, is a nod to the city’s art history and celebrates the time-honored tradition of painting en plein air. Artists will be inspired by the Spanish architecture, coastal environment, small-town streets, and Old World charm of the nation’s oldest city. Highlights of the event include: artist demos, quick draw competition, public and online gallery of plein air paintings, and juried exhibit. The St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out is sponsored in part by a grant from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.

GEORGIA Paint Out Savannah 2022 Dates: March 24–26, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Savannah Art Association Venue: Green Meldrim House City: Savannah, GA Format: Open Juror of Awards: Marc Hanson Contact: Martha Love E-mail: marthalove432@gmail.com Phone: 912.856.7247 Website: www.savart1920.com Each spring the Savannah Art Association welcomes painters to its annual plein air competition, Paint Out Savannah! The hostess city provides endless paintable opportunities, from coastal marshes, sandy beaches, and historic squares, to architecturally stunning city blocks. The event closes with an awards ceremony

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led by this year’s acting judge, Marc Hanson. Additional information and online registration can be accessed on our website: www.savart1920.org. Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Dates: April 16–24, 2022 Opening Reception: April 19, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Olmsted Arts, LLC Venue: TBA City: State of Georgia culminating in Atlanta, GA Format: Invitational Award Total: $40,000 Contact: Lillian Ansley E-mail: info@olmstedpleinair.com Phone: 404.376.7075 Website: www.olmstedpleinair.com Produced by Olmsted Arts, Olmsted Plein Air Invitational is one of the most prestigious plein air painting competitions in the United States. Olmsted Plein Air is at the center of the modern plein air movement. The work produced here has importance beyond the daily joy of seeing original artwork in your home. Master artists will capture the landscapes of the state of Georgia and metro Atlanta. Olmsted Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to nurturing the visual and cultural art education and experience through art.

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H AWA I I I DA HO 11th Annual Driggs Plein Air Festival Dates: July 20–30, 2022 Opening Reception: July 24, 2022 Entry Deadline: June 1, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Downtown Driggs Association Venue: Driggs City Gallery City: Driggs, ID Format: Open Award Total: $4,000 Contact: Alison Brush E-mail: alison@downtowndriggs.org Phone: 307.690.2234 Website: www.driggspleinair.org PLEASE JOIN US for the 11th Annual Driggs Plein Air Art Festival, held on the west side of the Tetons in beautiful Driggs, Idaho. Check-in July 20–July 23. Main events July 24–30. Pre-event plein air workshops. All levels of experience are encouraged. Registration starts late January for max 70 artists. Register early to secure a spot. Collectors and artists enjoy many activities including free music concert at Opening Reception, the multi-week-long Exhibition & Sale, Paint Outs, Quick Draw Competitions, Workshops, Demonstrations, Competition Award Ceremony, and the Closing Reception.

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Eagle Plein Air Festival Dates: October 8–15, 2022 Opening Reception: October 7, 2022 Entry Deadline: August 1, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Finer Frames Venue: Finer Frames City: Eagle, ID Format: Open Award Total: $3,000 Contact: Meg Glasgow E-mail: meg@finerframes.com Phone: 208.888.9898 Website: www.eaglepleinair.com The 2022 Eagle Plein Air Festival & Competition will be held Saturday, October 8 through Saturday, October 15 in historic Eagle, Idaho. It is a Festival, exhibition, and competition open to professional and non-professional artists of all skill levels. More than 80 artists are expected to visit beautiful Eagle, Idaho, Ultimate Guide 2022/www.outdoorpainter.com UG23

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THE WORLD’S FIRST GLOBAL ONLINE PASTEL CONFERENCE

to paint, draw, and sketch the natural landscape. Watch a demonstration, take a painting lesson, and talk with the artists. At the end of the Festival, the public can view and purchase these unique works of art.

ILLINOIS 11th Prairie Plein Air Competition and Show Dates: April 29–May 13, 2022 E-mail: rbenvenuti@schaumburg.com Website: www.prairiecenter.org Paint the Town Barrington! Dates: September 30–October 8, 2022 E-mail: cpotts@barrington-il.gov Website: www.barrington-il.gov/pleinair

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AUGUST 1820, 2022 ARTISTS ADDED DAILY

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23rd Annual First Brush of Spring Dates: April 19–28, 2022 Opening Reception: April 20, 2022 Entry Deadline: April 22, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Hoosier Art Salon and Indiana Plein Air Painters Association Venue: Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery City: New Harmony, IN Format: Invitational Juror of Awards: Bradford Ross Award Total: Over $15,000 Contact: Linda Volz E-mail: lvolz@hoosiersalon.org Phone: 812.682.3970 Website: www.hoosiersalon.org The 23rd First Brush of Spring Paint Out is a 10-day art event with pre-paint-out workshops from April 19–20 featuring Mark VanderVinne. The paint-out kickoff reception is at the Hoosier Art Salon on Wednesday, April 20, with Field to Finish exhibit and awards; April 20–23, paint-out competition with professional, non-professional, and youth divisions totaling over $15,000 in awards; April 23, art sale (pre-registration required); April 25–28, post-paint-out workshops featuring instructors John Michael Carter, Douglas David, and Mary Beth Karaus. Visit www.inpainters.org and www.hoosiersalon.org for more information. The Kekionga Plein Air Event Dates: August 24–27, 2022 Opening Reception: August 24, 2022 Entry Deadline: August 26, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Fort Wayne Artists Guild Venue: Fort Wayne Artists Guild City: Fort Wayne, IN Format: Open Award Total: $10,000 Contact: Sandra McGill E-mail: smcgill1253@gmail.com Phone: 260.437.2187 Website: www.fortwayneartistsguild.org Join the Fort Wayne Artists Guild for the 6th annual Kekionga Plein Air Event, August 24–27, 2022. Enjoy four days of painting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and surrounding Allen County. Activities include artists’ demos, a nocturnal paint-out with a pop-up gallery, an artist exhibition and opening (pre-registration required), Quick Draw, and the Kekionga Plein Air Competition during the Taste of the Arts Festival. Cash prizes and purchase awards totalling over $10,000. Prepaint-out workshops through www.artlinkfw.org. Open to artists of all levels. Visit www.fortwayneartistsguild.org for more information.

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INDIANA to LOUISIANA Carmel on Canvas Dates: September 16–18, 2022 E-mail: cmartin@carmel.in.gov Website: www.carmelartsanddesign.com

I O WA Juried Competition with Judge: Mark Boedges th

8 Annual March 12-18, 2022

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Bluff Strokes 2022 Paint Out Dates: October 2–8, 2022 Opening Reception: October 2, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Bluff Strokes Venue: Steeple Square City: Dubuque, IA Format: Combination Juror of Awards: Lorin Willey Award Total: $10,000 Contact: Wes Heitzman E-mail: info@bluffstrokes.org Phone: 563.845.1801 Website: www.bluffstrokes.org Paint historic Dubuque, Iowa, on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. Dubuque was founded in the early 1800s and boasts historic residences, buildings, and parks, as well as scenic river vistas and riverfront scenes and interesting workboat, rail, and industrial infrastructure. Dubuque County, which bounds the event, is nestled in the Driftless Region, with unique topography and interesting rural scenes. Our sales venue is a beautiful former Catholic Church, now restored as an event center. Visit our website for prior winners and explore our “Paint Dubuque” section for painting opportunities.

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Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Dates: March 12–18, 2022 Entry Deadline: November 1, 2021 Sponsoring Organization: Shadows-on-the-Teche Venue: Shadows-on-the-Teche City: New Iberia, LA Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Mark Boedges Award Total: $10,000 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 8th annual plein air competition March 12–18, 2022, with Mark Boedges 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. Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival Dates: October 13–16, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Alexandria Museum of Art Venue: Alexandria Museum of Art City: Alexandria, LA Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Suzie Baker Award Total: $2,500 Contact: Olivia Helmer E-mail: olivia@themuseum.org Phone: 318.443.3458 Website: www.farmtoforestpleinair.com

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The Alexandria Museum of Art celebrates its second annual Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival in October of 2022. This four-day festival invites artists to capture the abundant natural beauty of Central Louisiana surrounded by farms, nurseries, and Kisatchie National Forest. Alexandria sits along the Red River with its sister city Pineville, and features a scenic historic district and downtown cultural district. Pineville has a quaint main street and historic cemeteries. Central Louisiana also includes small surrounding communities that offer scenic opportunities. The museum seeks purchase awards to supplement the cash awards!

MAINE PleinAir Magazine Publisher’s Invitational: Fall Color Week Dates: October 6–13, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Venue: Schoodic Institute City: Acadia, ME 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 a sack lunch for your day of painting, and show up for dinner. Regardless of what level of artist you are, seven days of painting can make a monumental difference in your painting skills and your state of mind. At Fall Color Week, you can come as a beginner or a pro. Either way, you’ll have just as much fun, and you will see progress.

MARYLAND Paint Annapolis Dates: June 5–12, 2022 Opening Reception: June 10, 2022 Entry Deadline: January 19, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Federation of Art Venue: Circle Gallery City: Annapolis, MD Format: Juried Award Total: $15,000 Contact: Joann Vaughan E-mail: jvaughan@mdfedart.org Phone: 410.919.8886 Website: www.mdfedart.org Come paint in America’s first capital city with historic streets, amazing waterfront, and the U.S. Naval Academy. Weeklong event features daily opportunities to win prize money and make sales. Housing provided if requested.

No workshop, no juried entry, no competition, no pressure.

Come paint and play with PleinAir magazine Publisher Eric Rhoads.

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Paint It! Ellicott City Dates: June 9–12, 2022 Entry Deadline: April 11, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Howard County Arts Council Venue: Howard County Center for the Arts City: Ellicott City, MD Format: Combination Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: $7,000+ Contact: Elli Hernandez E-mail: exhibits@hocoarts.org Phone: 410.313.2787 Website: www.hocoarts.org Come and join us for the 12th annual Paint It! Ellicott City in historic Ellicott City, Maryland! During the four-day plein air paint-out, capture the old mill town’s charm through its trove of paintable treasures: historic landmarks, quirky architecture, steep hillsides, and a beautiful river. Juried artists are featured in our main gallery for a six-week exhibit (entries due April 11, 2022). Artists of all skill levels are

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MARYLAND to MISSOURI invited to take part in the Open Paint portion. Visit our website at www.hocoarts.org for prospectus and additional information. Plein Air Easton Dates: July 17–24, 2022 Opening Reception: July 16, 2022 Entry Deadline: January 21, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: The Avalon Foundation Venue: Multiple locations throughout the week City: Easton, MD Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Julia Marciari-Alexander Award Total: $35,000 Contact: Marie Nuthall E-mail: info@pleinaireaston.com Phone: 410.822.7297 Website: www.pleinaireaston.com The 18th annual Plein Air Easton competition and festival, sponsored by the Avalon Foundation, juries in 58 artists every year. In this event on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, artists will paint historic towns nestled among coastal wetlands and sweeping farmlands. The week begins with the iconic “Meet the Artists” event where supporters and collectors mingle with artists on an exclusive waterfront estate. The week culminates with the Collectors Preview Party (July 22), a gallery sale open to all, Quick Draw (July 23), and Small Painting Sunday (July 24). The entire town comes alive with art during this premier event every July.

M ASSACHUSET TS Plein Air in the Berkshires Dates: June 15–September 30, 2022 E-mail: infoberkshireartists@gmail.com Website: www.berkshireartists.org/plein-air Cape Ann Plein Air Festival Dates: October 1–9, 2022 Opening Reception: October 3, 2022 Entry Deadline: May 1, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Cape Ann Plein Air City: Cape Ann, MA Format: Juried Award Total: $25,000 Contact: Susan Coviello E-mail: susan@capeannpleinair.com Phone: 978.837.8273 Website: www.capeannpleinair.com Held in the birthplace of American plein air; hosted in Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea, Cape Ann Plein Air is a juried and judged competition that has become a favorite among artists. A rich art history colors the 400-year-old community and has been the muse for painting greats such as Homer, Lane, Hopper, Wyeth, Sargent, and Davis. Juried artists traveling to participate are provided housing, opportunities to mingle with each other and the public, dinners with organizers, opportunities to engage with local art organizations and galleries, and free access to world-class museums and theater.

MICHIGAN Paint Tawas Bay Dates: June 16–18, 2022 E-mail: janicedumas@gmail.com Website: www.tawasbayartistgallery.com Paint Grand Traverse Dates: August 14–21, 2022 Opening Reception: August 20, 2022 Entry Deadline: January 31, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Crooked Tree Arts Center

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Venue: Crooked Tree Arts Center City: Traverse City, MI Format: Combination Award Total: $15,000 Contact: Megan Kelto E-mail: megankelto@crookedtree.org Phone: 231.937.2377 Website: www.paintgrandtraverse.com Spend a week creating, collecting, and celebrating in one of the most beautiful places in the country! Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan and surrounded by breathtaking dunes, lush wineries, rolling farms, and charming villages, Paint Grand Traverse draws a national field of artists. The week includes workshops, live demos, exhibitions, kids’ activities, and culminates with a fantastic Collectors Gala event. Crooked Tree Arts Center invites you to be a part of the 5th annual Paint Grand Traverse! Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival Dates: August 15–20, 2022 E-mail: paintdexter@gmail.com Website: www.paintdexter.org FRESH! Plein Air Milford Dates: October 7–9, 2022 E-mail: shac@milfordvfaa.org Website: www.milfordvfaa.org

MINNESOTA Red Wing Arts Plein Air Festival Dates: June 11–25, 2022 Opening Reception: June 24, 2022 Entry Deadline: April 1, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Red Wing Arts Venue: Red Wing Arts Depot Gallery City: Red Wing, MN Format: Juried Award Total: $5,000 Contact: Emily Foos E-mail: emily@redwingarts.org Phone: 651.388.7569 Website: www.redwingarts.org Imagine painters situated along the Seine in Paris and transport them to the banks and bluffs of the beautiful Mississippi, and you’ll get Red Wing Arts’ Plein Air Festival. Red Wing, Minnesota, which sits at the entrance to the Driftless Region, features a charming downtown, dramatic bluffs, rolling hills, vistas, and winding rivers that define the historic town. This longtime annual festival and exhibition attracts nearly 50 of the region’s finest plein air painters who capture the beauty of this stunning place. Plein Air Grand Marais Dates: September 9–16, 2022 Opening Reception: September 16, 2022 Entry Deadline: May 1, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Venue: Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery City: Grand Marais, MN Format: Combination Award Total: $5,750 Contact: Allison Eklund E-mail: events@outdoorpaintersofminnesota.org Phone: 651.592.7858 Website: www.outdoorpaintersofminnesota.org/plein-air-grandmarais.html Every year for 19 years, painters from across the country have gathered to paint in Grand Marais, Minnesota, from the North Shore of Lake Superior and up the Gunflint Trail to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Daily mini-workshops, paint-outs, artist socials, and a traditional hootenanny with the “Plain Errors”

make this a beloved annual tradition. All painters are welcome: the Open Class is oriented toward learning artists, and the Competition Class is juried. An Invitational Class features Mini-Workshop Instructors and painters from the Arrowhead region of Minnesota. Join us in Grand Marais in 2022!

MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI Summit Art Plein Air Festival Dates: April 8–10, 2022 E-mail: summitartorganization@gmail.com Website: www.summitart.org 19th Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival Dates: April 20–30, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Augusta Chamber of Commerce Venue: Vineyards, wineries, parks City: Augusta, MO Format: Open Award Total: $15,000+ Contact: Lynn Buchheit E-mail: buchheitlynn@gmail.com Website: www.augustapleinair.com Enjoy spring in the heart of Missouri wine country! Beautiful Augusta, Missouri, is waiting for you to paint the vineyards, wineries, farmland, scenic trails, Missouri River bluffs, and the river! This 10-day event has 13 paint-out competitions, three theme paint competitions, workshops, and a Final Sale Festival! The final judging awards Best of Show, Artists’ Choice, People’s Choice plus First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention prizes in four categories. A pop-up gallery is open daily for artists to display and sell their work. Our festival is open to artists of all levels. 10th Annual Paint Parkville Plein Air Dates: October 7–14, 2022 Opening Reception: October 16, 2022 Entry Deadline: October 7, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Cathy Kline Art Gallery Venue: Cathy Kline Art Gallery City: Parkville, MO Format: Open Juror of Awards: Johnathan Porter Lasater Award Total: $6,000 Contact: Cathy Kline E-mail: info@cathyklineartgallery.com Phone: 913.449.4460 Website: www.cathyklineartgallery.com 3-day workshop with Master Artist Johnathan Porter Lasater October 5, 6, 7 with event beginning with a Sunset River Quick Paint on the 7th. Multiple $500 PURCHASE AWARDS EACH DAY OF EVENT. 10-year CELEBRATION of painting a picturesque, charming town. Gothic castle-like university and river train town with parks, nature sanctuary, wetlands, and Main Street Historic District, 5-star French restaurant, and more. This is a wonderful tradition supported by Main Street Parkville Association, White Farmhouse Flowers, and Main Street Bed and Breakfast. The Cathy Kline Art Gallery, founder, brings Southern hospitality to inspire art appreciation. Join our fine art competition.

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Minnesota’s premier plein air event Be a part of Plein Air Grand Marais on the iconic North Shore. Immerse yourself in the world of plein air with world-class painters, daily activities, presentations, an open Quick Paint and a juried exhibition. Register to participate in Invitational, Juried or Open Class. Sign up for daily mini-workshops. For more information visit : outdoorpaintersofminnesota.org/ plein-air-grand-marais.html

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Red Wing Arts Plein Air Red Wing, MN

Applications Due: April 1, 2022 Painting Dates: June 11–25, 2022 Competition Week in Red Wing: June 18–25, 2022

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NEW MEXICO 9th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo Dates: May 17–21, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Location: Santa Fe, NM 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 water media, pastel, and oil painting. Daily painting as a group features

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NEW MEXICO to NORTH CAROLINA instructors who offer suggestions as you paint. The giant Expo Hall features art supplies and frames at deep, convention-only 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 2022, Kevin Macpherson will conduct the pre-convention workshop (pre-registration required). To register and learn more, visit www.pleinairconvention.com.

N EW YOR K PleinAir Magazine Publisher’s Invitational: Paint the Adirondacks Dates: June 11–18, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Venue: Paul Smith’s College City: Paul Smiths, NY 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.

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Plein Air New Bern 2022 Dates: May 7–15, 2022 Entry Deadline: January 10, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Plein Air New Bern Venue: New Bern Farmers Market City: New Bern, NC Format: Combination Juror of Awards: Haidee-Jo Summers Award Total: $10,000+, Best in Show $4,000 Contact: Annalee Ash E-mail: info@pleinairnewbern.org Phone: 202.412.9499 Website: www.pleinairnewbern.org First the overwhelming success of inaugural Plein Air New Bern 2021, and now Plein Air New Bern 2022 promises to be even more astounding! The focus is to again bring 35 nationally acclaimed plein air painters to Eastern North Carolina, rich with hundreds of historic and maritime sites. A Pre-Event Mother’s Day Special weekend begins in Oriental, the “Sailing Capital of North Carolina”; Main Competition for the week begins at sunrise on May 9 in charming New Bern; and May 12, Beaufort Historical Society will host the artists. The week will include community events, youth activities, and artists/host social. 2022 Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival Dates: August 16–20, 2022 Opening Reception: August 20, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Blowing Rock Art & History Museum Venue: Blowing Rock Art & History Museum City: Blowing Rock, NC Format: Open Contact: Jennifer Garonzik E-mail: jennifer@blowingrockmuseum.org Website: www.blowingrockpleinair.org Join us for the fifth annual Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival and take in the cool mountain air and warm Southern hospitality of this charming mountain village. Long-range mountain views, peaceful lakes, winding trails, the Moses Cone Estate, and a thriving tourism-friendly town await your exploration. Past artists say three things make this one of their favorite

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NORTH CAROLINA to TEXAS events each year: ample buyers, spectacular scenery, and friendly residents. Last year’s event generated over $37,000 in art sales. Proceeds from the event benefit community art outreach. Registration is open but limited to the first 120 artists. Early bird discount ends 2/1/22.

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Ohio Plein Air Society 19th Annual Competition Dates: September 22–25, 2022 Opening Reception: September 25, 2022 Entry Deadline: September 19, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Ohio Plein Air Society Venue: Mansfield Art Center City: Mansfield, OH Format: Open Juror of Awards: Carol Strock Wasson Award Total: $4,000+ Contact: Mary Ann Clady E-mail: competition@ohiopleinairsociety.com Phone: 419.512.0594 Website: www.ohiopleinairsociety.com Location: Artists paint anywhere in Richland County, a tourist and recreational hub for north central Ohio featuring state parks, unique villages, Kingwood Gardens, Malabar Farm, the Carousel District in Mansfield, and the Ohio State Reformatory, a world-renowned historic site that serves as a location for major motion pictures such as The Shawshank Redemption.

Ohio Plein Air Society, since 2002, is a collection of artists and art lovers sharing a common interest in outdoor painting. We are proud to be at the forefront of the plein air movement in the United States. Northeast Ohio Plein Air Festival Dates: October 1–22, 2022 E-mail: themarkdmahoney@gmail.com Website: www.facebook.com/groups/658500458205853

OKLAHOMA OREGON Biennial Open International Juried Exhibition “Spirit of Pastel” Dates: August 2–September 30, 2022 Opening Reception: August 5, 2022 Entry Deadline: May 30, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Pastel Artists of Oregon Venue: Chehalem Cultural Center City: Newberg, OR Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Amanda Houston Award Total: Over $4,000 in cash and prizes Contact: Mary Weil E-mail: mary@pastelartistsoforegon.com Website: www.pastelartistsoforegon.com Join us in beautiful Yamhill County, Oregon, home to 764 worldclass vineyards. Juried artists traveling will enjoy the beautiful rolling hills, small-town hospitality, a vibrant art community, fine wines, and farm-to-table cuisine.

P E N N S Y LVA N I A River Towns Plein Air Dates: April 18–May 1, 2022 E-mail: marita@maritahines.com Website: www.mariettaartalive.com

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CALL TO ARTISTS Paint the beautiful Black Hills on the last weekend of September during the famous Custer State Park Buffalo Round-up. Visitors from around the state and the country will have the opportunity to purchase your paintings at the art show throughout the weekend.

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Celebration of the Arts Plein Air Event Dates: May 1, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Lewisburg Arts Council and Merrill W. Linn Land and Waterways Conservancy Venue: Dale-Engle-Walker Property City: Lewisburg, PA Format: Open Contact: Barbara Baker E-mail: guild@lewisburgartscouncil.com Phone: 570.412.1686 Website: www.lewisburgartscouncil.com The eighth annual Plein Air Event, sponsored by the Lewisburg Arts Council and the Merrill W. Linn Land and 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 these sites. The day begins with a free, optional workshop presented by a local artist; participating artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to visit either of two Conservancy sites to paint or draw. A reception ends the day. The artwork will be displayed at a local gallery in June 2022. Plein Air Painting Along the Historic National Road Dates: May 22, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Touchstone Center for Crafts & National Road Heritage Corridor Venue: Historic National Road, Southwestern Pennsylvania City: Uniontown, PA Format: Combination Contact: Dean Simpson E-mail: dsimpson@touchstonecrafts.org Phone: 724.329.1370 Website: www.touchstonecrafts.org

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Be inspired through direct observation of this beautiful location along the Historic National Road. Bring your own supplies and paint, draw, sculpt, take photographs, etc., alongside beginner and seasoned artisans during this outdoor event. Following the event, registered participants may bring their finished paintings to Touchstone Center for Crafts for judging and a chance to win prizes. Campus and studio tours will be available to all visitors. Artists of all skill levels are invited to participate. Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for under 18. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Plein Air West Reading 2022 Dates: June 13–18, 2022 Opening Reception: June 17, 2022 Entry Deadline: March 1, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Art Plus Gallery Venue: Art Plus Gallery City: West Reading, PA Format: Juried Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: $3,500 Contact: Russell Slocum E-mail: slocumadv@gmail.com Phone: 610.796.0418 Website: www.artplusgallerypa.com The 7th annual Plein Air West Reading will be a juried competition of 30 artists, and the keystone event of Art on the Avenue, West Reading’s popular festival. Paint anywhere in Berks County starting Monday 6/13; intake is noon Friday. Enter up to 3 pieces. Patrons preview and awards presentation Friday eve. $3,500+ in awards includes two $1,000 first prizes: one for best W. Reading subject, the other best anywhere in Berks. Submit .jpgs of 3 recent plein air pieces and $40 entry fee by March 1. Prospectus available 1/2/22 at www.artplusgallerypa.com.

RHODE ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA S OU T H DA KOTA De Smet South Dakota Harvey Dunn Plein Air Dates: August 11–14, 2022 Opening Reception: August 12, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Harvey Dunn Society Venue: Ingalls Homestead; De Smet Event Center City: De Smet, SD Format: Open Award Total: $500 Contact: Steve Bell E-mail: sjbell83@gmail.com Phone: 320.894.7542 Website: www.facebook.com/harveydunnsociety Paint on the prairies of South Dakota where native son Harvey Dunn painted and Laura Ingalls Wilder homesteaded, or join the fun virtually. DeSmet 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 registration, demonstrations by well-known artists, children’s workshop, and “wet sale.” Beginners and pros welcome. Many residents turn out to buy the artwork Sunday and online. Meet artists attending from many states, and, as they report, “This is one of the most fun, well-organized, and friendliest paint-outs around. You will love it!” Black Hills Plein Air Paint Out 2022 Dates: September 21–24, 2022 Opening Reception: September 23, 2022 Entry Deadline: September 9, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Hill City Area Arts Council Venue: TBD City: Hill City, SD Format: Juried

Juror of Awards: TBD Award Total: TBD Contact: Sherry Liddell E-mail: info@hillcityarts.org Phone: 605.574.2810 Website: www.hillcityarts.org Artists will gather in Hill City, South Dakota, in the beautiful Black Hills, to paint out of doors. Artists will choose a desired and picturesque location, and visitors can observe “art in the making.” Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase this art. The Black Hills Plein Air Paint Out takes place on the last weekend of September (9/21–9/24). This is the weekend of the famous Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. The Hills are filled with visitors from around the country. Join us for this unique experience that will call you back to the Hills year after year!

TENNESSEE Artists on Location Dates: April 18–23, 2022 E-mail: knoxvillepleinair@gmail.com Website: www.knoxart.org Plein Air in the Park Dates: September 25, 2022–October 2, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Venue: Clayton Center for the Arts City: Maryville, TN Format: Invitational Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: $15,000 Contact: Lauren Gass E-mail: lauren@friendsofthesmokies.org Phone: 865.257.4776 Website: www.friendsofthesmokies.org/pleinair Welcome to Plein Air in the Park, the inaugural art event inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In September 2022, 20 nationally acclaimed “plein air” artists will gather in the most-visited national park to capture the beauty and magic of the Smokies.

TEXAS Paint the Town Dates: April 24–30, 2022 Opening Reception: April 24, 2022 Entry Deadline: November 15, 2021 Sponsoring Organization: Highland Lakes Creative Arts Venue: Lakeside Pavilion City: Marble Falls, TX Format: Juried Juror of Awards: TBD Award Total: $6,500 Contact: Erin Hinzmann E-mail: paintmarble@gmail.com Phone: 512.970.8087 Website: www.hlcarts.com/paint-the-town From April 24–30, 2022, 35 plein air artists from across the nation will be working in various mediums to capture outdoor sights and scenes of historic Marble Falls and the Texas Hill Country surrounding it. For the full week, an expansive exhibition, sales gallery, live demonstrations, a Quick Draw, sunrise and nocturne painting, a local student competition, and nationally recognized judge Tim Newton choosing the award winners. Ultimate Guide 2022/www.outdoorpainter.com UG37

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TEXAS to VIRGINIA Plein Air SouthWest Dates: May 1–7, 2022 Opening Reception: May 7, 2022 Entry Deadline: December 31, 2021 Sponsoring Organization: Outdoor Painters Society Venue: Galveston Historical Foundation City: Galveston, TX Format: Juried Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: $25,000 Contact: Tina Bohlman E-mail: outdoorpainterssociety@gmail.com Phone: 972.741.6154 Website: www.outdoorpainterssociety.com Juried plein air event for members of Outdoor Painters Society. Paint Historic Waxahachie Dates: May 20–27, 2022 E-mail: pamelabriden@gmail.com Website: www.elliscountyart.net EnPleinAirTEXAS Dates: October 22–29, 2022 Opening Reception: October 28, 2022 Entry Deadline: June 25, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Venue: Fort Concho National Historic Landmark City: San Angelo, TX Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Michael Obermeyer Award Total: $30,000 Contact: Barbara Rallo E-mail: paint@enpleinairtexas.com Phone: 325.656.2500 Website: www.enpleinairtexas.com In the 1920s plein air artists came to paint the clear spring waters of the South Concho River near San Angelo, Texas. The allure continues today as EnPleinAirTEXAS artists are invited to paint on iconic private ranches and soak up the genuine West Texas culture. Inspiration beckons at the eclectic downtown along the river, historic Fort Concho, the International Waterlily Gardens, and endless country roads. The nationally acclaimed San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts welcomes you with West Texas hospitality in host homes and innovative events. Come experience EnPleinAirTEXAS and see why artists tell us this is their favorite event! Brushes by the Beach Dates: October 23–November 8, 2022 Opening Reception: November 12, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: G. Lee Gallery Venue: G. Lee Gallery City: Galveston, TX Format: Open Juror of Awards: TBD Award Total: TBD Contact: Brenda Lee E-mail: brendadonaloio@sbcglobal.net Phone: 409.370.7350 Website: www.gleegallery.net Wrap up your plein air year with warmer weather on Galveston Island. Can’t travel to the Island? No worries, this open plein air event accepts online plein air submissions created anywhere in the U.S. within the event dates. But if you can come to the Island, your plein air challenges will reach from beach to bay, historic neighborhoods, iconic landmarks, and a working port; Galveston affords artists a myriad of subjects. We enjoy welcoming back, year after year, beginners to pros. Cash prizes and ribbons awarded.

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UTAH Escalante Canyons Art Festival — Everett Ruess Days Dates: September 12–25, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Envision Escalante Venue: Escalante City Park City: Escalante, UT Format: Open Award Total: $10,000+ Contact: Allysia Angus E-mail: info@escalantecanyonsartfestival.org Website: www.escalantecanyonsartfestival.org Southern Utah’s canyon country with fall colors and stunning light — it doesn’t get any better! Join us to paint and celebrate the spectacular Escalante Canyons and surrounding areas. 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 quick draw competitions, exhibits, in-person and online art sales, workshops and hands-on-art programs, demonstrations, arts and crafts fair, live music, roving talks, and much more.

VERMONT Vermont Plein Air Festival Dates: August 12–14, 2022 E-mail: info@madrivervalleyarts.org Website: www.madrivervalleyarts.org

May 8-14 2022 BEST IN SHOW 2021 “St. Andrews Mid Morning” Martin Geiger

VIRGINIA Plein Air Roanoke Dates: May 23–28, 2022 Opening Reception: May 23, 2022 Entry Deadline: April 22, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: The Little Gallery Venue: Gallery 202, 206 Market Square City: Roanoke, VA Format: Open Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: $2,000+ Contact: Margaret Sue Turner Wright E-mail: artzysuzi@gmail.com Phone: 540.798.1299 Website: www.pleinairroanoke.com For five days, artists will paint picturesque Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, Historic Roanoke City Market, historical trains, mountains, vistas, expansive lakes, streams, and rivers, with nature trails surrounding the region! 3rd Floyd Plein Air Biennial Dates: August 15–20, 2022 Entry Deadline: February 14, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: The Floyd Center for the Arts Venue: The Floyd Center for the Arts City: Floyd, VA Format: Juried Juror of Awards: Kyle Buckland Award Total: $2,500 Contact: Joli Ayn Wood E-mail: jolisart@yahoo.com Phone: 540.449.9078 Website: www.floydartcenter.org Paint Southwestern Virginia’s most picturesque attractions on the Blue Ridge Plateau during the 3rd Floyd Plein Air Biennial, August 15–20, 2022! Artists will enjoy painting the Blue Ridge Parkway, the famed Buffalo Mountain, unique sites along the beautiful Little River, local farms and vistas, as well as the Town of Floyd. Events include artist demos, an Artist/Patron Night

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Artist Richie Vios “Best in Show” 2021

MAY 23-28 2022 Join artists to capture the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountain region. The event is open to all skill levels. It is an artist centered event with emphasis on sales and fun.

Reception & Awards Saturday May 14, 2022

Cash Prizes, Artist Special Events, Gala and Sale!

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VIRGINIA including Wet Paint Sale, Quick Draw Contest at the Historic Floyd Country Store & Friday Night Jamboree, art sale, and Gala! Complete schedule and application at www.floydartcenter.org. Apply starting January 3, 2022, with deadline to apply February 14, 2022. Suffolk Plein Air Festival Dates: September 6–11, 2022 Opening Reception: September 9, 2022 Entry Deadline: March 1, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, Suffolk Art League, Suffolk Tourism, City of Suffolk Venue: Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts City: Suffolk, VA Format: Juried Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: $4,500 Contact: Sandy Waters E-mail: suffolkpleinair@gmail.com Phone: 757.925.1800 Website: www.suffolkpleinair.org Art enthusiasts throughout Coastal Virginia welcome artists to paint our lovely water views, farmlands, historical sites, and downtown area during this weeklong event. This juried event provides approximately four painting days, with an artists’ dinner and a ticketed grand gala/awards/wet paint sale Friday evening. It features a Saturday QuickDraw competition during our “Taste of Suffolk” street festival where 5,000+ attendees can watch paintings come to life and purchase them on the spot. Local residents open their homes to out-of-area artists, but special hotel rates are available, if preferred. We invite you to join us for this fun and artist-focused event. 2nd Annual Poco Paint-Out Dates: September 24, 2022 E-mail: anthonybowesb@gmail.com Website: www.anthonybowes.net/event/158474/2nd-annualpoco-paint-out Plein Air Abingdon Dates: October 6–8, 2022 Opening Reception: October 6, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Tourism Corporation, Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Town of Abingdon Venue: Town of Abingdon, Virginia City: Abingdon, VA Format: Open Contact: Deirdre Cole E-mail: dcole@vahighlandsfestival.org Phone: 276.623.5266 Website: www.pleinairabingdon.com October in Southwestern Virginia: picture gently rolling hills, rural pastoral views, old barns, farms, mountains in the distance, in and around a vibrant yet historic town; it’s an artist’s dream! Presented by the Virginia Highlands Festival, Plein Air Abingdon is a juried, three-day event for artists and collectors, complete with fine dinners and wine tastings to gather and discuss, appreciate, create, and buy and sell art. Paintings created during this event will be displayed for sale in the prestigious William King Museum of Art. The Virginia Highlands Festival was created in 1949 to connect its community with creativity and craftsmanship. Tidelands Plein Air Tappahannock Dates: October 12–15, 2022 Opening Reception: October 12, 2022 Entry Deadline: October 12, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Tappahannock Artist Guild (TAG) Venue: TAG Gallery, 299 Prince Street City: Tappahannock, VA

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Enjoy a relaxing and social experience with 39 other artists in the picturesque Tidelands of Tappahannock and Essex County, Virginia. The event, sponsored by the Tappahannock Artist Guild, will be from Wednesday, October 12 through Saturday, October 15. You will be able to display your painting accomplishments in a framed wet paint exhibit for the opportunity to sell your works without the stress of competition or sales expectations. • The event will open with a warmup day and an opening reception Wednesday evening, October 12. • Painting also Thursday, Friday, and part day Saturday • A waterfront picnic Friday afternoon • The framed wet paint exhibit will be in concert with the TAG Annual Fall Festival; featuring recorded music, food, beverages, and your beautiful fresh art works, Saturday, October 15

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"An artist’s dream with beautiful rolling hills, rural pastoral views, and beautiful Victorian architecture." -Beth Bathe

“It doesn’t get any better than that!” Registration will be “first come, first served,” and it will open at 1:00 pm July 29, 2022. For clarifications and updates on the event, visit tapparts.org.

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Format: Open Contact: George Jennings E-mail: george@gbooker3.com Phone: 804.761.7432 Website: www.tapparts.org A relaxed social plein air event with 40 artists painting in scenic Tappahannock and Essex County, Virginia. Featuring a Wednesday evening reception, a Friday afternoon waterfront picnic, and a Saturday evening framed wet paint exhibit with the annual TAG Fall Festival. No competition or expectations. Simply come paint with friends in the beautiful Tidelands of Central Virginia. Registration opens 1 p.m. July 29, 2022 and is first come, first served. Follow www.tapparts. org for the continuing development of this event.

WASHINGTON WEST VIRGINIA WISCONSIN Paint Cedarburg: A Plein Air Event Dates: June 4–11, 2022 Opening Reception: June 10, 2022 Entry Deadline: May 19, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Cedarburg Artists Guild Venue: Cedarburg Cultural Center City: Cedarburg, WI Format: Open Jurors of Awards: Andy Fletcher, Shelby Keefe, Tom Kubala Award Total: $5,000 with additional $3,000 1st Place Purchase Award Contact: Katherine de Shazer E-mail: info@cedarburgartistsguild.com Phone: 262.365.8958 Website: www.cedarburgartistsguild.com/pleinair. html In its 21st year, Paint Cedarburg: A Plein Air Event will be memorable for artists, visitors, and collectors alike. Enjoy painting in this historic city, charming countryside, and the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Paint Cedarburg begins with Fresh From Cedarburg, a unique event held in the historic district including an exhibition and tent sale. A five-day-long painting period follows, ending with an exhibition and public award ceremony at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. This wonderful event enjoyed by 150 artists combines social gatherings, workshops, and buyer events. This long-standing event is a favorite throughout the Midwest. Door County Plein Air Festival Dates: July 24–30, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Peninsula School of Art Venue: Peninsula School of Art City: Fish Creek, WI Format: Invitational Juror of Awards: Don Demers Contact: Ginny Sowinski E-mail: events@peninsulaschoolofart.org Phone: 920.868.3455 Website: www.doorcountypleinair.com The Door County Plein Air Festival presented by Peninsula School of Art celebrates the tradition

of outdoor painting with the finest painters from across the country. 35 invited artists will put brush to canvas, capturing the summer light over the waters and fields of Door County, Wisconsin. Listen and learn from daily artist demonstrations. Tour local partner galleries as artists paint on site. Grab a drink and stroll the waterfront to watch the artists in action at the sunset paint-out. View presentations by the festival judge and award-winning artists. Collector’s Preview July 29. Quick Paint and auction July 30. Paint the Point Dates: August 10–13, 2022 Opening Reception: August 13, 2022 Entry Deadline: July 31, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Arts Mineral Point, Inc. Venue: Historic Masonic Lodge #1 City: Mineral Point, WI Format: Open Juror of Awards: Three-person jury of arts professionals Award Total: $6,000 Contact: Ried Knapp E-mail: contact@artsmp.org Phone: 608.285.2958 Website: www.artsmp.org/paint-the-point The 9th Annual Paint the Point will feature 45 artists competing in the Main, Nocturne, Quick Paint (and new this year), the 5” x 7” postcard event. Artists may submit Main Event and Postcard paintings created from anywhere in Mineral Point or Dodgeville townships. Mineral Point is a frontier mining town founded in 1826, and earned the moniker “Where Wisconsin Began.” It is nestled 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.

WYOMING Plein Air Fest, Etc. Dates: June 18, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: National Museum of Wildlife Art Venue: National Museum of Wildlife Art City: Jackson Hole, WY Format: Invitational Contact: Michelle Dickson E-mail: mdickson@wildlifeart.org Phone: 307.732.5412 Website: www.wildlifeart.org/events/plein-air-fest-etc More than 45 invited artists are given one day to create new masterpieces en plein air (outside). They paint from the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Sculpture Trail with stupendous views overlooking the National Elk Refuge. All visitors are welcome to watch the painters, and collectors are invited to browse and bid on the fresh artworks through a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the National Museum of Wildlife Art and participating artists.

CANADA NOVA SCOTIA Paint Peggy’s Cove Dates: July 8–10, 2022 Entry Deadline: June 1, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts

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Venue: Coastal village of Peggy’s Cove City: Halifax, NS Format: Open Contact: Patricia Lindley E-mail: patriciadlindley@gmail.com Phone: 902.823.2530 Website: www.peggyscoveareafestivalofthearts.com Paint Peggy’s Cove provides an opportunity for 42 artists to paint the beautiful maritime scenery in and around this iconic fishing village, known for its towering lighthouse. Artists display their work for sale in a large Mongolian Yurt erected in the heart of the village. Hundreds of residents and visitors visit the Yurt and the nearby children’s art tent during the event. A limited number of artists can register to display and sell previously completed works in addition to pieces completed on site. Registration via the website opens April 1, 2022.

ONTARIO Elora Plein Air Festival Dates: May 19–23, 2022 Opening Reception: May 19, 2022 Entry Deadline: May 19, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: Elora Fergus Arts Council Venue: Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville St. City: Elora, ON Format: Open Juror of Awards: TBA Award Total: $4,000 Contact: Barbara Lee E-mail: elorapleinair@gmail.com Phone: 226.821.5536 Website: www.elorapleinair.ca Come and paint with us! The historic towns of Elora and Fergus overlook the gorges of the Grand and Irvine Rivers. Discover the charm of village scenes, rolling countryside, and dramatic river views. Our four-day spring festival is an open competition. Three days of painting culminate in awards and a great show and sale. There are opportunities for nocturnes and a quick paint competition. There’s plenty to do when you’re not painting, too. Discover small-town warmth and connect with other outdoor paint enthusiasts.

3rd Annual PleinAir Live Dates: March 10–12, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Venue: Online Virtual Event Contact: PleinAir Magazine Phone: 561.655.8778 or 800.610.5771 Website: www.pleinairlive.com PleinAir Live is a historic three-day event with artists participating from across the world. Watch live demos and talks from the finest landscape painters on earth. See top plein air artists paint and share their techniques. Enjoy painting critiques and hear thoughts about art in artist roundtables. All from the safety of your home. 2nd Annual Pastel Live Dates: August 18–20, 2022 Sponsoring Organization: PleinAir Magazine Venue: Online Virtual Event Contact: PleinAir Magazine Phone: 561.655.8778 or 800.610.5771 Website: www.pastellive.com Pastel Live is a three-day online event featuring the world’s top artists teaching in pastel! Watch live demos on portraits, figures, still life, landscape, florals, and more! See top pastel artists paint and share their techniques. Hear thoughts about pastel art in artist roundtables. All from the safety of your home. This is a 100% online event.

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ALABAMA ALASKA ARIZONA ARKANSAS CALIFORNIA Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Contact: Rosemary Swimm E-mail: info@lpapa.org Phone: 949.376.3635 Website: www.lpapa.org Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) builds upon and promotes the renowned landscape painting heritage of Laguna Beach. LPAPA serves its members regionally, nationally, and internationally through events, programs, and education. LPAPA enhances the visibility and livelihoods of its artists through the prestigious Plein Air Invitational and other year-round gallery and exhibition opportunities and programs. Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association Contact: Maggie Renner Hellmann E-mail: maggie.hellmann@gmail.com Phone: 831.462.9337 Website: www.mbpapa.org The Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association (MBPAPA) is a nonprofit organization of dedicated plein air painters inspired by the sea and landscapes of the extended Monterey Bay Area. We enjoy weekly paint-outs, host several workshops and demonstrations throughout the year, and hold three juried exhibitions. Our members are a friendly and dynamic mix of leading landscape painters and local amateurs, learning and encouraging one another along the way. Membership is open to all. Visit our new website for more information: www.mbpapa.org.

COLORADO CONNECTICUT D E L AWA R E F L OR I DA Emerald Coast Plein Air Painters E-mail: joan@ecpleinair.com Website: www.ecpleinair.com Venice Plein Air MAP (Meet And Paint) E-mail: venicepleinair@gmail.com Website: www.venicepleinair.com

GEORGIA Savannah Art Association E-mail: marthalove432@gmail.com Website: www.savart1920.com

H AWA I I I DA HO ILLINOIS Oil Painters of America Contact: Liz Pusch E-mail: mail@oilpaintersofamerica.com Phone: 815.356.5987 Website: www.oilpaintersofamerica.com OPA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting representational oil paintings. Based in Illinois, OPA has over 3,500 members ranging from students to advanced artists to seasoned professionals throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The $70 calendar-year membership fee includes opportunities for juried exhibitions, both national and regional;

multiple online showcases; yearly convention and wet paint competition; paint-outs and workshops; virtual demonstrations, educational programs, and road trips; professional development; critiques; scholarships; and special member pricing from quality art product suppliers. OPA partners with top galleries and art organizations to host its exhibitions. Contact us for membership information.

INDIANA I O WA KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MAINE MARYLAND Plein Air Painters of the Chesapeake Bay E-mail: dunepainter@earthlink.net Website: www.facebook.com/groups/330471910801289

M ASSACHUSET TS Guild of Berkshire Artists Contact: Karen Carmean E-mail: infoberkshireartists@gmail.com Phone: 617.868.7082 Website: www.berkshireartists.org Create art outdoors in the Berkshires of western Mass. Every day of the week from 9:30am-1pm, weather permitting June– September. Meet at a beautiful Berkshire location such as The Mount, Hancock Shaker Village, Norman Rockwell Museum, and Berkshire Botanical Garden. Watch artists, work until noon, then positive critique over lunch (bring or buy). Oil, acrylic, photography, watercolors, pastel, drawing, digital painting are encouraged. Bring your own supplies. Open to all levels. Come for a day, a week, or more. We encourage you to join your favorite venue at the NARM level. Stay safe and leave the area pristine. www.berkshireartists.org/plein-air

MICHIGAN MINNESOTA Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Contact: Greg Finnegan Phone: 507.923.7994 Website: www.outdoorpaintersofminnesota.org OPM is a thriving nonprofit plein air painting organization with 150+ members ranging from beginners to advanced amateur and professional painters. Your $40 annual calendaryear membership fee includes participation in paint-outs, quarterly workshops, and plein air demonstrations, as well as juried and open exhibits coordinated with community partners and other arts organizations. Enjoy affordable painting retreats and expeditions, and volunteer opportunities to plan and organize new plein air activities around Minnesota. Join now to participate in the exciting events we have planned in 2022!

MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI MONTANA NEBR ASKA N E VA D A NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW JERSEY NEW MEXICO Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Contact: Ginny Bracht E-mail: ginny.bracht@gmail.com

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Phone: 505.359.8429 Website: www.papnm.org The Plein Air Painters of New Mexico invite you to join us in the Land of Enchantment! In 2022 we will host 4 big events. See our ad in this issue to learn more. All artistic levels, patrons, and sponsors are welcome. A $40 membership gives you opportunities to paint outdoors regularly, ways to enter shows and contests, your own display page, and discounts. Visit www.papnm.org for up-to-date news and information.

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 paint-outs 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. Niagara Frontier Plein Air Painters E-mail: ksartny@icloud.com Website: www.nfpap.blogspot.com Saranac Lake ArtWorks E-mail: info@saranaclakeartworks.org Website: www.saranaclakeartworks.org

NORTH CAROLINA Plein Air New Bern E-mail: info@pleinairnewbern.org Website: www.pleinairnewbern.org

NORT H DA KO TA OHIO OKLAHOMA OREGON P E N N S Y LVA N I A Plein Air Painters of Central PA E-mail: snicholasart@gmail.com Website: www.facebook.com/groups/1421082431537924

RHODE ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA S OU T H DA KOTA TENNESSEE Tuesday Painters, Knoxville E-mail: creative@toppingconsulting.com

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

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WA S H I N G T O N Plein Air Washington Artists (PAWA) Contact: Fatima Young E-mail: fatimayoungart@gmail.com Phone: 206.954.0157 Website: www.pleinairwashingtonartists.com Plein Air Washington Artists Contact: Janelle Kroner, President E-mail: president@pleinairwashingtonartists.com Website: www.pleinairwashingtonartists.com PAWA, now in its 21st year of operation, serves as a nonprofit plein air organization with over 300 members. Our mission is to promote and encourage plein air painting throughout the gorgeous state of Washington. The annual membership fee is $30 and includes participation in a large number of organized statewide paint-outs and pop-ups, winter paint-ins, and two annual juried gallery exhibitions. In addition, nationally recognized artists instruct at special workshops just for members. To become a member and join us on location in 2022, visit: www.pleinair washingtonartists.com/join

WEST VIRGINIA WISCONSIN Northwoods Outdoor Artists E-mail: fzenders@gmail.com Website: www.northwoodsoutdoorartists.weebly.com

W YOMI NG Teton Plein Air Painters E-mail: jenhoffman@artassociation.org Website: www.artassociation.org/teton-plein-air-painters V E N D O R S

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Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition .............................................................................20

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American Impressionist Society ..................................................................................17

Fort Wayne Artists Guild/Kekionga Plein Air .............................................................24

Pastel Artists of Oregon ..............................................................................................36

Art Center of Estes Park/Estes Valley Plein Air .........................................................18

Frank Bette Center for the Arts/Plein Air Paint Out...................................................15

PCAFA Paint Peggy’s Cove ..........................................................................................42

ArtFrames.com ........................................................................................................... 46

Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters, Inc. ......................................................................45

Peninsula School of Art ................................................................................................3

Arts Mineral Point/Paint the Point.............................................................................42

Georgetown Plein Air/Georgetown Heritage Center .................................................18

Plein Air Artists Colorado ...........................................................................................18

Augusta Plein Air Festival ........................................................................................... 31

Grand Canyon Conservancy/Celebration of Art ......................................................... 14

Plein Air Easton ...........................................................................................................29

Bisbee Plein Air Festival ............................................................................................. 14

Guild of Berkshire Artists........................................................................................... 44

Plein Air in the Park .................................................................................................... 37

Blick Art Materials...................................................................................................... 48

Highland Lakes Creative Arts/Paint the Town Marble Falls ...................................... 37

Plein Air New Bern ......................................................................................................35

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) .........................................................35

Hill City Arts Council ...................................................................................................36

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico ............................................................................... 32

Bluff Strokes ................................................................................................................26

Hoosier Salon/First Brush of Spring ..........................................................................25

Plein Air Roanoke........................................................................................................39

Borrego Art Institute ....................................................................................................15

Huse Skelly Fine Art Gallery .........................................................................................5

Plein Air Washington Artists.......................................................................................45

Brushes by the Beach c/o G. Lee Gallery ...................................................................38

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association ....................................................................... 16

Plein Air West Reading................................................................................................ 37

Cape Ann Plein Air, Inc................................................................................................30

Lighthouse ArtCenter .................................................................................................. 22

Red Wing Arts Association Plein Air Festival ............................................................. 31

Cathy Kline Art Gallery ............................................................................................... 31

Mendocino Art Center ..................................................................................................17

San Diego Watercolor Society......................................................................................17

Cedarburg Artists Guild ............................................................................................. 44

Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association ............................................................45

Savannah Art Association Plein Air Festival .............................................................. 22

Celebration of the Arts Plein Air Event/Lewisburg Arts Council ..............................36

Monuments and Canyons Plein Air Invitational ........................................................20

Sedona Arts Center/Sedona Plein Air Festival........................................................... 14

City of Carmel, Community Relations and Economic Development ...........................2

National Museum of Wildlife Art ................................................................................42

St. Augustine Art Association ..................................................................................... 22

Crooked Tree Arts Center ............................................................................................30

New Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau/Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air

Steamboat Art Museum .............................................................................................. 19

De Smet Development Corp........................................................................................ 37

Competition .................................................................................................................26

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts ................................................................................. 40

Downtown Driggs Assoc./Driggs Plein Air ................................................................. 23

Ohio Plein Air Society .................................................................................................36

Telluride Plein Air/Sheridan Arts Foundation .............................................................17

Eagle Plein Air Festival & Competition.......................................................................23

Oil Painters of America .............................................................................................. 44

The Floyd Center for the Arts/Floyd Plein Air Festival .............................................. 41

Elora Plein Air Festival/Elora Arts Council ................................................................43

Olmsted Gallery........................................................................................................... 23

Tidelands Plein Air Tappahannock/Tappahannock Artists’ Guild ............................. 41

En Plein Air Pro .......................................................................................................... 46

Outdoor Painters of Minnesota/Plein Air Grand Marais .....................................31, 44

Touchstone Center for Crafts ........................................................................................4

EnPleinAirTEXAS/San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts..................................................38

Outdoor Painters Society/Plein Air Southwest..........................................................39

Venice Plein Air (VPA) ................................................................................................ 44

Escalante Canyons Art Festival...................................................................................47

Paint Annapolis/Maryland Federation of Art ............................................................29

Virginia Highlands Festival Plein Air Abingdon ......................................................... 41

Fallbrook Art Association.............................................................................................15

Paint It Ellicott City/Howard County Arts Council .....................................................29

Wekiva Paint Out .........................................................................................................20

UG46 Ultimate Guide 2022/www.outdoorpainter.com

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Celebrating 18 Years in Escalante, Utah

September 12–25, 2022 Plein Air Painting Competition, Sept. 16–24 Escalante, Utah

is located in the heart of Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks.

Helga Watkins, Henrieville Crenellation (detail), oil on panel, 2021 Best of Show (oil/acrylic) and Award of Excellence Ultimate Guide 2022/www.outdoorpainter.com UG47

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