Carrying forward the tradition of painting from life
The Plein-Air Painters of America is a small group of accomplished professionals who are dedicated to painting on-location. Since organizing in 1986 to exhibit wet-paint artworks in Catalina, PAPA put plein-air painting on the national stage, spawning seedlings that have bloomed across the country.
EXHIBITIONS & SALES: We are VERY excited about PAPA's two spring exhibitions! For the first time in a decade, PAPA is doing a wet-paint show in California. We'll have painters in the field and selling the works at the California Center for the Arts as a fundraiser for the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. And shortly thereafter, we have our first show in New York City at the prestigious Salmagundi Club! Click on the show titles below to read more.
VIDEOS: Five videos in the new PAPA DVD Series are now available. Each tackles challenges specific to a variety of painting experiences. Add these professionally produced learning tools to your library by clicking here.
NEWSLETTER & SOCIAL MEDIA: PAPA members are engaged in premier invitational, museum, and gallery shows across the country. Keep abreast of their activities in our current newsletter or stay in daily touch on PAPA's Facebook page.
Come back often to see what's new!
Gil Dellinger, PAPA President
Click on the show name to learn more!
CONSERVING NATURE IN LIFE & ART
San Dieguito River Conservancy &
California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
April 4-27, 2014
Above: Brian Stewart, The Orange Grove, oil, 9x12
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Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
April 21-May 9, 2014
Above: George Strickland, Drydock Companions, oil, 12x14
PAPA members conduct workshops throughout the year and around the country. For a full list with details of date, location, and host, visit our Workshops pages. Or click on the names below for workshops in the upcoming months.
Kenn Backhaus in Lambertville, NJ, Mar 8
Ned Mueller in Scottsdale, AZ, Mar 10-14
Skip Whitcomb in Tucson, AZ, Mar 10-14
Raleigh Kinney in Mesa, AZ, Mar 11-13
Joe Paquet in Mamaroneck, NY, Mar 17-21
Ray Roberts in San Diego, CA, Mar 26-29
Randall Sexton in Balboa, CA, Mar 26-29
Gil Dellinger in Lodi, CA, Mar 28-30
John Cosby in Columbus, OH, Mar 30-Apr 2
Kevin Macpherson in San Francisco, CA, Apr 14-18
Gay Faulkenberry in Baton Route, LA, Apr 15-18
Ken Auster in Fort Smith, AR, Apr 30-May 2
Matt Smith in Lambertville, NJ, May 3-5
Frank LaLumia in Indianapolis, IN, May 8-9
Ned Mueller in Carmel, CA, May 12-14
Ned Mueller in Carmel, CA, May 16-18
Gay Faulkenberry in St. Jo, TX, May 16-18
George Strickland in Pueblo, CO, May 12-15
John Cosby in Lodi, CA, May 19-23
Skip Whitcomb in Westcliffe, CO, May 21-16
Kenn Backhaus in Italy, Jun 5-12
Joe Paquet in St. Paul, MN, Jun 13-15
Frank LaLumia in Boone, NC, Jun 16-20
Andy Evansen in Watertown, SD, Jun 16-20
Kevin Macpherson in Taos, NM, Jun 23-27
Gil Dellinger in Lodi, CA, Jul 18-20
Ray Roberts in Angels Camp, Jul 28-31