PleinAir Salon Winners Announced

PleinAir Salon Winners Announced

Oregon artist Mitch Baird's painting A Guiding Nudge was selected to receive the First Prize award in the November/December 1st Annual PleinAir Salon Competition by judges Kim Lordier and Ned Mueller. Second prize went to Marc Dalessio for his painting Barn at Turback, and Third Prize was given to Aaron Schuerr for his painting titled River Glow. The judges offered comments about all three of these paintings. [read more]


Convention & Expo Sponsors Announced

Momentum is building for the 1st Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo from April 12-15, 2012 with dozens of artists registering every day and new sponsors lending their valuable support to the record-breaking gathering of outdoor painting enthusiasts. A number of the top art-materials companies are now supporting the event as sponsors and exhibitors. [read more]


Museum Celebrates Artist Who Can't Draw or Sculpt Has the emperor finally admitted he isn't wearing any clothes? The Italian "artist" Maurizio Cattelan readily admits he can't draw or sculpt and that he hired craftsmen to fabricate his pieces, almost all of which were suspended from the skylight ceiling of New York's Guggenheim Museum until January 22, 2012. [read more]


Ken Auster on the Cover of the Next Issue of PleinAir We're proud to announce that one of Ken Auster's plein air paintings of San Francisco will be featured on the cover of the February/March issue of PleinAir, the first issue in the expanded bimonthly frequency of the magazine. Auster will be the subject of a feature story in the issue that highlights his career, his painting techniques, and his participation in the 1st Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo taking place from April 12-15, 2012 in Las Vegas. [read more]


Publisher Captivates Audiences in Los Angeles & San Francisco Audiences were spellbound by Eric Rhoad's dynamic presentations in California last weekend. Rhoads, publisher of both PleinAir and Fine Art Connoisseur magazines, moderated panels during the California Art Club's (CAC) Winter Symposium in San Francisco and the Los Angeles Art Show: Historic and Traditional convention. He will offer the same kinds of informative and motivating presentations during the 1st Annual PleinAir Convention & Expo in Las Vegas from April 12-15, 2012. [read more]




Winslow Homer Studio Restored

In celebration of the opening of the newly restored Winslow Homer Studio, the Portland Museum of Art will showcase the exhibition Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine (September 22-December 30, 2012) the exhibition will features more than 30 major oils and watercolors painted during Homer's tenure in the Studio (1883--1910). [read more]


Van Gogh Up Close

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is about to open an exhibition of 45 still life and landscape paintings by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) that offers "close-ups" of his paintings of flowers, trees, open fields, forest interiors, and countryside vistas. The exhibition will remain on view until May 6, 2012. [read more]


Artist Profile: 


Thomas Jefferson Kitts

The presentation Thomas Jefferson Kitts makes in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area during the 1st Plein Air Convention & Expo will cover a remarkably wide range of materials and techniques. That's because the Oregon artist is amazingly knowledgeable and has won major awards in plein air competition, and because he teaches comprehensive workshops on both outdoor painting and studio practices. [read more]

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