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: Whether working outdoors or from field studies in the studio, PAPA members explore and respond to the timeless beauty that surrounds us all. Several shows in the finest museums and art centers across the nation are scheduled as below.
VIDEOS: Four videos in the new PAPA DVD Series are now available. Explore these professionally produced learning tools 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 monthly 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!
THE COLOR OF LIGHT
Helena Fox Fine Art, Charleston, SC
November 1-30, 2013
CONSERVING NATURE IN LIFE & ART
San Dieguito River Conservancy &
California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
April 4-27, 2014
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
April 21-May 9, 2014
Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
June 20-August 30, 2015
ON LOCATION WITH PAPA
Gibbes Museum of Art
Charleston, SC, 2016
PAPA members conduct workshops throughout 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.
Randall Sexton in Crockett, CA, Jan 4-5, 2014
Raleigh Kinney in Mesa, AZ, Jan 7-9
Andy Evansen in Scottsdale, AZ, Jan 20-24
Joe Paquet in Catalina Island, CA, Jan 20-24
Randall Sexton in Crockett, CA, Feb 1-2
Raleigh Kinney in Mesa, AZ, Feb 10-12
Ron Rencher in Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 17-21
Ray Roberts in Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 25-28
John Cosby in Maui,HI, Mar 3-7
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
Randall Sexton in Balboa, CA, Mar 26-29
Gil Dellinger in Lodi, CA, Mar 28-30
Matt Smith in Lambertville, NJ, May 3-5
George Strickland in Pueblo, CO, May 12-15
John Cosby in Lodi, CA, May 19-23
Skip Whitcomb in Westcliffe, CO, May 21-16