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The event’s mission is to foster an appreciation for plein air (outdoor) painting for Maui visitors and residents while supporting art activities within our community.

Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

This weeklong event highlights 25 professional plein air painters from throughout Hawaii and the US Mainland. The painters capture the images of Maui – its people, its beaches and ocean scenes, its majestic mountains and valleys, and its historical buildings.

Participating Artists

Participation is by invitation only. Invitations are extended to established professional artists that excel in the category of plein air painting. Each year a Selection Committee evaluates those interested and qualified to participate.

Event Organizers

Event Co-Sponsor – Ronaldo Macedo, Co-Founder Islanders – Artist
Event Co-Sponsor & Event Coordinator – Lois Reiswig, Maui Arts League – President
Event Workshop Coordinator – Linda Ryan
2017 MPAPI Committee Members – Una Somerville, Ann Ahlbrecht, Lili Clapp, Margaret Ellman, Kathleen Giambalvo, Kathleen Loy, Lori Fischer, Nancy Young, Lee Reiswig, Scott Olsson


Event Organizers

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

Contact us by email:
Lois Reiswig, MPAPI Event Coordinator

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In 2017 the MPAPI workshop is taking a different approach. This 4-day workshop is a 'dual-teaching' workshop lead by Jason Sacran and John P Lasater, IV. Our workshop teachers are selected from the group of professional 'visiting 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.

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