4th Annual | Monterey-Carmel
April 13-17, 2015

Official Framer of the Plein Air Convention
Official Pastel of the Plein Air Convention
Official Oil Paint of the Plein Air Convention
Official Bookseller of the Plein Air Convention

40 North \ 88 West
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
Plein Air Easton!
Plein Air Florida
Plein Air Frames.com
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
Official App of the Plein Air Convention


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