Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I plan to attend MPAPI? The MPAPI event is a great event to watch professional plein air painters create their artistic visions of Maui, its people, the landscape, and historical buildings. You can meet the artists, talk with the artists, and hopefully purchase a painting that inspires you. MPAPI will enhance your Hawaiian… Read more

Press Clips

Please enjoy this short video about the Maui Plein Painting Invitational, narrated by the event co-founder, Ronaldo Macedo. Duration: 4:57. Music by George Kahumoku, Jr. These links go to external websites in a new window, for your convenience. Click here to view the videos on our website. MPAPI on Hawaii Public Radio with Noe Tanigawa… Read more

Plein Talk

  Welcome to the MPAPI Plein Talk blog and social networking community!  We post updates here regarding our event. The event will be showcasing a few new activities to enhance the overall attendee satisfaction and experience. Be sure to follow Plein Talk blog and look for “Recently on Plein Talk” to see the newest entries. We… Read more

Event Organizers

Event Co-Sponsors:
Ronaldo Macedo, Artist & Co-Founder Islanders
Lois Reiswig, President, Maui ARTS League

Contact us by email:
Una Somerville, MPAPI Event Coordinator,

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Each year the MPAPI workshops are offered by two of our ‘visiting’ artists from the mainland. It is an opportunity for artists to take classes from professional artists. Classes are usually comprised of local Maui artists, workshop teacher referrals, and those wishing to take a class from someone that focuses on specific painting techniques that are of interest to them.

Click here to read about the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Workshops.

2016 Pre-Event Workshop

2016 Post-Event Workshop

We Have a Book!

Check out our new mini-book documenting the 2014 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational! This is the first book project; we hope to create many more in the future.

Read more here.