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5th Annual | Tucson, AZ
April 15-19, 2016

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PleinAir Magazine presents the 4th Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo which will be held in Monterey-Carmel on the California coast. The event is set for April 13-17, 2015 and will feature many top plein air artists (artists who paint outdoors on location) as well as several top figurative artists. 

In addition to the main stage with live demos and presentations and the demo stage, we are adding a FULL-TIME TRACK for WATERCOLOR artists and a FULL-TIME TRACK for PASTEL artists. Each track will take place in separate rooms on the other side of the conference center. The watercolor and pastel attendees will share the exhibit hall and share the main track’s full conference sessions, but there will be full-time tracks for pastel and watercolor instruction.

We'll also have dozens of artists to do outdoor demos on the days we go outdoors to paint. We encourage you to bring your paint gear so we can paint together around the Monterey-Carmel area, a painters paradise.

The convention will be held at the Monterey Conference Center, with the Portola Hotel as the host hotel.

Why Attend?

  • Top Tier Artist Instructors
  • Painting Demonstrations
  • Lectures and talks about Painting Technique
  • Lectures about historical artists and paintings
  • An Expo Hall with Art Suppliers offering new products and special offers.
  • A Chance to paint outdoors with some of the best artists in the world.
  • Make friends with hundreds of other plein air painters and figurative artists.
  • You'll grow as a painter