3rd Annual | Monterey-Carmel
April 7-11, 2014



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Academy of Art University / San Francisco
Academy of Realist Art in Toronto
Adirondack Mountain Painters
Alabama Plein Air Artists
American Impressionist Society
American Watercolor Society
American Women Artist
Art Center of Estes Park
Art Cottage of New Braunfels
Artists in the Parks
Bay Area Plein Air Artists
Baywood Artists
Bennington Center for the Arts
Blick /Utrecht
Brittish Columbia Plein Air
California Art Club
Central Ohio Plein Air
Charlotte Plein Air Painters
Chestnut Group
Chicago Plein Air Painters- PAP CHICAGO
Chico Plein Air Painters
City Lights Co-Op Gallery
Coachella Watercolor Society
First Time Plein Air Painters
Florida's Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational
Gordon Matheson/Plein Air Peconic
Indiana Plein Air Painters
International Plein Air Painters IPAP
Kohala Plein Air Painters
Laguna Plein Air Painters Assoc
Los Gatos Plein Air
Mendocino Art Center
Michigan Plein Air Painters
Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters
Midway Art Association/Wasatch Plein Air Paradise
Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Society
Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation
Napa Valley Art Association
Nevada Arts Advocate
Nevada State Museum
Nevada Watercolor Society
New Mexico Watercolor Society
North Bay Plein Air Painters
North Shore Arts Association
NW Alaska Plein Air Painters
Ohio Plein Air Society
Oil Painters of America
Ontario Plein Air Society
Orange Art Association
Outdoor Painter Society
Pacific Art League
Pastel Society of America
Pastel Society of Colorado
Pastel Society of New Mexico
Pastel Society of the Gold Coast
Peninsula Plein Air Painters
Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters
Plein Air Artists Colorado
Plein Air Artists of Riverside
Plein Air Artists of West Michigan
Plein Air Artists on Ning
Plein Air Austin
Plein Air Brazil
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Plein Air Painter Jersey Coast
Plein Air Painters Mendocino
Plein Air Painters of Chicago
Plein Air Painters of Hawaii
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico
Plein Air Painters of the Southeast
Plein Air Washington
Plein Aire South America
Plein Aire South America
PleinAir Nanaimo
Portland Plein Air and Studio Painters
Richard Robinson New Zealand
Royal Queensland Art Society
Salmagundi Art Club
Sausalito Artists Art Community
Scottsdale Artists School
Southern Arizona Water Color Guild
Southern California Plein Air Painters
The Drawing Studio
Transparent Watercolor Society
Traveling Watercolor Workshops
Tuscon Plein Air Painters Society
Tuscon Pastel Society
Valley Sun Catchers
Vegas Artists Guild
Vero Beach Art Club
Windsor & Essex County Plein Air Society
Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association
Women Artists of the West
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Join hundreds of artists for "the Woodstock of plein air painting"

This year’s event promises to be the best yet, with 70+ instructors (Scroll down to see instructors) doing demonstrations on stage, in the field and with FOUR Stages, including full program tracks focused around three of painting’s most popular media — oil, water media, and pastel. Plus an optional pre-convention BASICS course for new painters, gallery meetings, and a new ART SHOW and SALE. Read more...

One of the best things that an artist can do to advance their art is to be in the company of other artists. The opportunity to meet other artists, to talk to them, and to watch them work is of the highest benefit to anyone working to improve their art. The Plein Air Convention offers that, and over the past two years, hundreds of artists have taken the opportunity to do just that. This year, in response to numerous requests, the convention is offering specific tracks for watercolor and pastel painters.

I am not an artist, I am an art historian and museum director who specializes in historical Plein air paintings. But I take advantage of any opportunity to learn anything I can about the wonderful craft of Plein air painting. Understanding what an artist does to create a masterwork of landscape adds immensely to my ability to discern a great painting from the past. I value any contact I can have with great artists. I have always believed that landscape painting is the noblest form of pictorial representation, and that Plein air painting is it's truest expression. I will be at the Plein Air Convention, it will be the third year that I attend. I wouldn't think of missing it.

Jean Stern, Executive Director
The Irvine Museum

Dan Gerhartz
Kevin Macpherson
Joseph McGurl

Stephen Baumann
Brian Blood
Brenda Boylan

John Burton

Larry Cannon
Alvaro Castagnet
Lorenzo Chavez
Frank Costantino
Gene Costanza
Eleanor Cox
Bill Davidson
Michele de Bragança

Kathleen Dunphy
Andy Evansen

Gerald Fritzler
Daniel Gerhartz
Lynn Gertenbach

Linda Gunn
Joseph Gyurcsak
William Hook
Shaun Horne Charlie Hunter Shelby Keefe
Thomas Jefferson Kitts
Glen Knowles
Paul Kratter
Anne Laddon
Carolyn Lord
Susan Lynn
Kevin Macpherson
Jane McGraw-Teubner
Joseph McGurl
Richard McKinley
Lori McNee
Jim McVicker
Gary Michael
Clark Mitchell
Larry Moore
Douglas Morgan

Jean Perry

Lori Putnam
Katerina Ring

Amy Scott
Randall Sexton
Kate Starling
Kathryn Stats

Bryan Mark Taylor

Timothy Tien
Alexandra Tyng
Charles H. White
Stewart White
Dawn Whitelaw
Jim Wodark

Kevin Macpherson will be keynote speaker & field painter at 2014 Plein Air Convention & Expo in Monterey!

Kevin Macpherson, one of the top plein air painters in the world, will be the keynote speaker and a field painter at the 2014 Plein Air Convention & Expo in Monterey, CA in April, 2014. Kevin agreed to return from teaching in China to share information with convention attendees about his painting techniques, travel adventures, and professional experiences. More...