2012 Award Winners

Carleton Kinkade, 2012 Best in Show, Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

Best In Show Award: Carleton

The 2012 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Carleton. His award-winning painting, “Shady Palm” is featured above.

Additional 2012 Maui Plein Air Artist Awards:

Artist Choice – Ray Roberts
The Irvine Museum Award – Colin Page
Honorable Mentions – Mary Pettis; Pierre Bouret; Saim Caglayan
Pioneer Inn Quickdraw Award – Billyo O’Donnell
Pacific ‘O Restaurant Award – Billyo O’Donnell
County of Maui Office of Economic Development; Hawaii Tourism Authority Award -
Randall Sexton
Maui No Ka ʻOi Magazine Award – Darrell Hill
Kaʻanapali Land Management Corp. Award – Josh Clare
Hawaiian Award – Mark Brown

Read more about the artist reception here in this post from Maui No Ka Oi Magazine on their website. They have lots of pictures too!

MPAPI 2012 event was very successful with approximately 2500 attendees partaking in event activities throughout the week. This event will always stand out as memorable for the joy observed in the attendees and artists faces throughout the week long event. We experienced an upturn in attendance from our two previous years of US economic decline.

View previous year’s awards winners:

2011 Award Winners
2010 Award Winners
2009 Award Winners
2008 Award Winners
2007 Award Winners
2006 Award Winners

Click on the photo thumbnail below to see a full-size slideshow and relive a few of our favorite moments from 2012!

Event Organizers

Event Co-Sponsors:
Ronaldo Macedo, Artist & Co-Founder Islanders
Lynn Shue, Owner, Village Galleries
Lois Reiswig, President, West Maul Cultural Council

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.

2015 Pre-Event Workshop

2015 Post-Event Workshops

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.