Debra Huse plein air painting “Historic Shipyard” 11 x 14 $1600. This oil painting documents one of the classic wooden boat shipyards in the U.S. Cuts & Case Inc. They are famous for building want wooden racing sail boats. It is tucked away in Oxford Maryland. Founded in 1965 by legendary yacht designer and builder Eddie Cutts Sr. and IBM executive and computer pioneer John Case, Cutts & Case Shipyard’s success and reputation is based on these core tenets: Experience counts. Details matter. Quality is its own legacy.
Plein Air Easton is the largest and most prestigious juried plein air painting competition in the United States. Celebrating its 15th year in 2019, the competition is held in Easton, Maryland each July. Plein air painters produce art from life (as opposed to in the studio). Artists from all over the United States and beyond apply to this competition beginning December 1st of the previous year. There will be 58 competing artists painting throughout Talbot County, Maryland the week of July 14th. Many of the world's most accomplished artists have Easton at the top of their wish list of competitions and we will continue to set the bar for excellence in the coming year.
Art sales for last year's event topped $400,000 with 294 paintings sold in 2.5 days.
Approximately 6,000-8,000 people participate in the festival throughout the week
In 2018 the Collectors' Preview Party alone sold a painting every 45 seconds during a 90 minute period.
Plein Air Easton’s Quick Draw is open to any artist with $10 and ambition. Nearly 200 artists paint for 2 hours in downtown Easton and the event culminates in an outdoor exhibit and sale along South Harrison Street.
Galleries and arts organizations program scores of demos, workshops, exhibits and lectures as part of the event. This year an exceptional line up of reknowned artists, PAE alumni and esteemed professionals in the art world will be sharing their talents and knowledge during the week of July 14-21.
2019 Collectors' Preview Party
Friday, July 19th, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ticketed Event. The Collectors' Preview Party offers the first opportunity to see the entire competition exhibit.
Location: Academy Art Museum & Waterfowl Festival Building
Over a six day period, the 58 juried artists will paint throughout the Delmarva Peninsula and select their two best works to exhibit and compete for thousands of dollars in prizes. Enjoy the company of friends, wine, food and conversation with the participating artists. The Collectors' Preview Party offers the first opportunity to see the entire competition show. During this event Competition Judge, David Levy, will announce this year's winners. This evening bustles with excitement and sales are brisk as a painting is sold every 45 seconds over 90 minutes.
2019 Collectors Preview Party
The $250.00 price of each Collectors Preview Party ticket applies in full to purchase of paintings in the Academy Art Museum and the Armory building all weekend. The value of tickets are transferable and can be combined. Any remainder cannot be exchanged for cash.
Plein Air Easton is at the center of the modern plein air movement. Easton is making history and the work produced here has importance beyond the daily joy of seeing original artwork in your home. We invite you to experience the vibrancy and artistic excellence of Plein Air Easton and to be a part of the MARYLAND HISTORY being made here.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
6:00p Exhibit and Sale of works produced during the 7th Annual Tilghman Pre-Competition Paint Out
Location: Exhibit and Sale: Wylder Hotel, 21551 Chesapeake House Drive, Tilghman Island Maryland 21671 (map)
Plein Air Easton competition artists will check in (some as early as 6am to catch that dreamy pre-dawn lighting) and have their canvases stamped at the Tilghman Watermen's Museum. The artists will spend the day painting the picturesque watermen's village of Tilghman Island and competing for the $1,000 Tilghman Island Waterman's Museum Artists' Choice Prize.
PAE in Oxford - Paint Oxford Day
Sunday, July 14th, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pmAdd to Calendar
Exhibit and Sale is Free and Open to the Public
Location: Oxford, MD(website)
You definitely don't want to miss this. PAE competition artists will descend on Oxford for its fourth annual Paint Oxford Day. Taking place on Sunday, July 14th, local businesses will offer specials and the day will conclude with live music, a free reception, exhibition, and sale at the Oxford Community Center from 5 to 6:30 pm. A $1,000 artists choice prize will be awarded.
Nocturne Paint Out, Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 - 8:30pm
This is a fun night where everyone and anyone can bring their easels and brushes to paint into the evening. All fun. No pressure. Everyone paints!
Presented by the HUSE SKELLY GALLERY on Balboa Island.
10 Award-winning professional artists from across the country
painting plein air scenes around Balboa Island and beyond!
Get your Plein Air Passport and join in the fun finding the artists working and get their signatures to win prizes!!
4-6pm Friday Aug 2nd, watch as the artists compete downtown on Marine avenue. Live Music. Awards and Passport winners announced at the reception 6:30-8 at Huse Skelly Gallery.
Awards judge is the famous artist Michael Obermeyer.
DONATE & PURCHASE GALA TIX http://www.sonomapleinair.com/gala-2019.html
The Sonoma Plein Air Foundation facilitates artists, art organizations, public schools and the community to create, appreciate and understand the importance of visual arts.
Seeking to engage youth through art education, foster artistic excellence, nurture a vibrant local arts community and bring people together for experiences that inspire a creative exchange of ideas.
Since 2002, the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation has contributed more than $1,200,000 dollars to support youth art education in Sonoma.
40 contemporary impressionist painters are chosen and invited to be inspired by one California Impressionist of the 19th Century, to create a new masterwork based a past painting with brand new inspiration.
October 3-November 17
Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, CA
Cape Ann Plein Air 2019
For nearly two centuries, Cape Ann Massachusetts has been a destination for some of the finest painters who paint en plein air. Throughout its four picturesque seaside communities, Cape Ann Plein Air, a nationally recognized arts organization, will host its fourth annual week-long plein air painting competition in October 2019. This is when the famous Cape Ann light shines at its very best! CAPA will bring 40 of the finest artists in the nation to compete for over $20,000 in prizes and awards while raising awareness of all that painting en plein air is today. Collectors! Many paintings will be available for sale during the full duration of the competition and festival. Selected works will be shown and available for sale during the Gala and Awards Presentation on October 12th.
Mitch Baird Mesa AZ
Zufar Bikbov Oakeville CT
Lon Brauer Granite City IL
Jay Brooks Callicoon NY
Viktor Butko Waltham MA
Michael Compton Cambridge MA
Valerie Craig St. Davids PA
Ken DeWaard Hope ME
Charles Dickinson St. Augustine FL
Paul George Ipswich MA
Catherine Hillis Saint Simons Isl GA
Neal Hughes Moorestown NJ
Charlie Hunter Bellows Falls VT
Debra Huse Costa Mesa CA
Russell Jewell Easley SC
Shelby Keefe Milwaukee WI
Tim Kelly Baltimore MD
Mat Barber Kennedy Chicago IL
Ken Knowles Rockport MA
Mike Kowalski Nordland WA
Greg LaRock Orange CA
Ann Larsen Northville NY
Kirk Larsen Hicksville NY
Patrick Lee Pittsburg PA
Christopher Leeper Canfield OH
Chuck Marshall Wilmington OH
Jonathan McPhillips Saunderstown RI
Suzanne Morris Richmond VA
Ned Mueller Renton WA
Charles Newman Haddon Township NJ
Elise Phillips Elverson PA
Jason Sacran Magazine AR
Mark Shasha Swampscott MA
Chad Smith New Hartford NY
Richard Sneary Kansas City MO
Janet Sutherland Ipswich MA
Gary Tucker Boston MA
Durre Waseem Corona CA
Stewart White Baltimore MD
Jeff Williams Stillwater OK
These talented artists from across the US, will be painting on beautiful
Cape Ann October 6th through October 12th. All competition paintings
will be on view and available for sale for the first time
at the Gala and Awards Presentation on October 12th 2019.
Eucalyptus, palms and oaks, oh my! Get the easy way to paint trees. What are the color of distant trees? How the heck to get sky holes that look real? Simple solutions for your success. 9AM -4PM Indoors and on Location both. See Art Supply Links for supplies. Oil, Pastel, Acrylic, Guache and Watercolor welcome. Beginning to more advanced welcome. Lots of hands on attention for all.
9am-4pm, Huse Skelly Gallery 949-723-6171
Now in the 14th year of documenting the landscape and culture of the last vestige of authentic "Old Florida,” Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America's Great Paint-out, is among the world's most prestigious plein air events. Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art continues to be the trademark of this 10-day festival. The invitational proudly features 20 internationally acclaimed professional artists.This year's Gala event will be on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
8th Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo
April 24 – 28, 2019
San Francisco & Wine Country
The Plein Air Convention & Expo is a must attend event for plein air painters. It’s the Woodstock of outdoor painting. By attending the 2019 Plein Air Convention, you’ll make personal connections with 80-plus of the world’s top painters (our faculty), plus many of your peers, and you’ll discover amazing techniques to transform your painting skills. We’ll have painting demonstrations on five stages,
plus each day we’ll go out painting.
The event takes place in San Francisco, California, April 24-28, 2019. There are two optional 1 day pre-convention workshops with leading artists Joseph McGurl (April 23) and watercolorist Joseph Zbukvic (April 24) plus an art show and sale and more. All events will take place at the host hotel.
The California Art Club’s 108th Gold Medal signature exhibition of contemporary-traditional fine art spotlights more than 300 sculptures and paintings of genres ranging from landscapes and seascapes to figures and still lifes. The exhibiting artists include nationally renowned representational artists who have been active in expanding interest in the California Impressionist heritage associated with the organization’s founding in 1909.
8th Annual Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show
Only 10 artists from across the country are invited to go to Catalina Island California to document as a conservationist and historian with paintings. Taken by ranger to the remotest parts of this incredible island to capture scenes not scene to many. Proceeds go to conserve the Wild Side of Catalina Island to share with all forever. Get your tickets now for this ONE DAY exhibition and SALE in Newport Beach, CA
This year we will present our 20th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
at our new home located at the Festival of Arts in the heart of Laguna’s arts district!
100 years ago in 1918, the first Laguna Beach Art Association was established and
the first Art Gallery in Laguna Beach was opened by
early plein air artists that we know and celebrate, such as
Edgar Payne, William Wendt, Frank Cuprien, Anna Hills and many others.
LPAPA’s mission, as a nonprofit art organization, is dedicated to preserving
Laguna’s rich artistic legacy established by these early Plein Air Artists –
2018 OPA SALON. OPA's 2018 Salon Show Juried Exhibition is being hosted by Crooked Tree Arts Center, located in Traverse City, Michigan, from June 22 through September 1, 2018.
Our goal is to assemble the finest display of approximately 200 representational oil paintings. The focus in the jurying process will be to select paintings that show the highest quality in draftsmanship, color, and composition, emphasizing a diversity in representational style and subject matter. Crooked Tree Arts Center 22 6th St.,Traverse City, MI 49684
The 107th Gold Medal Exhibition opens June 10, 2018 at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and will be online a few weeks before the exhibition opens. Collectors’ Preview: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 5:30-7:00 p.m. PURCHASE TICKETS Artists’ Gala: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m. PURCHASE TICKETS
Oil Painters of America’s Twenty-seventh Annual National Exhibition will be held in Steamboat Springs, CO,
Oil Painters of America's Twenty-Seventh National Exhibition and Convention will be hosted by the Steamboat Art Museum (SAM), located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, from June 1 through September 3, 2018.
The annual Maui Plein Air Invitational is filled with art-related activities throughout the week. It typically includes 3 paint outs, 5-6 art sale opportunities, an art lecture and 2 mingle-with-the-artists’ events. Come enjoy Maui and some great art.
Click here for schedule of events
The Debra Huse Gallery on Balboa Island, CA
is the official site for the 12th annual Just Plein Fun!
Watch as nine award-winning artists from across the country
paint plein air scenes all week around Balboa Island and beyond!
Jacobus Baas, Debra Huse, Greg LaRock, Rita Pacheco, Calvin Liang, Sally Jordan, Randall Sexton & Paige Oden.
Get your Plein Air Passports July 29-30.
July 31- August 4th at noon. Get all artist signatures to win prizes.
Join us for the Brush-Off downtown Balboa Island, Friday, August 4th, 4-6pm
Awards 6:30 - 8pm
In its 13th year, it is held in Easton, Maryland each July. Plein air painters produce art from life (as opposed to in the studio). Artists from all over the United States and beyond participate in this juried competition. There will be 58 competing artists painting throughout Talbot County, Maryland the week of July 17-23, 2017.
Plein Air Easton is at the center of the modern plein air movement. Easton is making history and the work produced here has importance beyond the daily joy of seeing original artwork in your home. We invite you to experience the vibrancy and artistic excellence of Plein Air Easton and to be a part of the history being made here. Please contact the Plein Air Easton Information Hotline for more details at 410-822-7297 or email@example.com
The invitational features 20 internationally acclaimed artists. Now in the 12th year of documenting the landscape and culture of the last vestige of authentic "Old Florida,” Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America's Great Paint-out, is among the world's most prestigious plein air events. Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art continues to be the trademark of this 10-day festival. As the event moves into its second decade, organizers are honing what makes the Forgotten Coast event exceptional. “With plein air events popping up all over the country, we realize the importance of focusing on quality and relevance. We have developed a three year program, transcending typical event content to focus on the reason why plein air painting is important, as well as how the process and the paintings contribute to a region’s resilience,” states Event Chair Joe Taylor.
May of 2017 will focus on the local culture with an emphasis on the people, the places and stories behind the plein air paintings. The region’s rich culture and heritage,. And in 2018, we will celebrate the built environment. This human-made space in which people live, work, and recreate will showcase architecture, streetscapes, working waterfronts and historic sites. While each year will have a programmatic focus for the purpose of examination in the series of lectures, presentations and discussions, the collectors can be assured that the paintings will be a superb mix of subject matter and styles.
Debra Huse is included in the FACULTY of ARTISTS & Speakers in San Diego.
The Plein Air Convention & Expo is the world's largest plein air event.
It's the Woodstock of outdoor painting. By attending the 2017 Plein Air Convention,
you'll make personal connections with 80-plus of the world's top painters
(our faculty), plus 900 of your peers, and you'll discover amazing techniques
to transform your painting skills.
There will be painting demonstrations on four stages, plus each day we'll go
out painting and break the world record for the most plein air painters
painting in one place simultaneously.
The event takes place in San Diego, California, April 24-28, 2017.
There is an optional 1 1/2 day pre-convention workshop with leading artist,
Quang Ho (April 23), plus an art show and more.
All events will take place at the host hotel.
The historic California Art Club presents its signature exhibition, spotlighting more than 200 sculpture and paintings of genres ranging from landscapes and seascapes to figures and still lifes. The exhibiting artists include nationally renowned representational artists who have been active in expanding interest in the California Impressionist heritage associated with the organization’s founding in 1909. While the artists employ time-honored fine art techniques, their featured works seek to innovate with modern messages that address societal issues from diversity to the environment.
Artists’ Gala Reception
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets here
Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, California 90027
Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Autry Members: Free
Students (with current ID) and Seniors (60+): $10
Children (3–12): $6
Children under 3: Free
To Purchase Artwork:
All artwork is available for acquisition on a first come, first serve basis. If you cannot attend the exhibition, but are interested in purchasing artwork, please contact the CAC office.