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 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.
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.
Plein Air Easton July 11-21st, 2019 is the largest and most prestigious juried plein air painting competition in the United States. In its 14th 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 apply to this competition. 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. This evening bustles with excitement and sales are brisk as a painting is sold every 45 seconds over 90 minutes.
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.
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.
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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.