2017 Jean Stern Lecture – ‘The Art of Looking at Art’

photo of 2017 MPAPI Lecture with Jean Stern

Jean Stern is the Executive Director at the Irvine Museum Collection University of California – Irvine. He has been the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational’s judge, lecturer, and advisor for 12 years. Jean has judged Best in Show for all 12 years. In addition, he selects a painting to receive the Irvine Museum Collection Award… Read more


2017 Paint Out at Canoe Beach

photo of 2017 Canoe Beach Paint Out by Brad Paulson

Popular Canoe Beach (Hanakao‘o Park near Ka‘anapali, Maui) was well attended by collectors and visitors. This is always a fun morning event. The invited artists create a painting in just 2 hours, as it is a timed event! These paintings were showcased in the pop-up gallery we created at the Royal Lahaina Resort on Friday… Read more


2017 Artists’ Aloha Reception

Maui Youth Philharmonic Symphony at MPAPI Artist Reception

New this year was a weekend artist reception that was free and open to the public. We created a “gallery setting” in the Royal Lahaina Resort and invited the artists to mingle and discuss their paintings with collectors and visitors. The Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra performed throughout the morning, sharing their talents with the attendees…. Read more


2018 Maui Plein Air Painting: Feb 17-25

Viewing art at the 2017 MPAPI awards show

The 2018 schedule for the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational is planned for February 17 – 25, 2018. The event is held the week of President’s Day. President’s Day is always the third Monday of the month in February. The art venue is filled with art-related activities throughout the week. It typically includes 3 paint outs, 5-6 art sale… Read more

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2017 Art to Heart Gala & Art Sale Video

2017 Art to Heart Gala at MPAPI

Our event has grown so much! This year we took a grand leap to make the premium event for collectors into a gala experience. Our main challenge has been helping all those who want to see and collect the paintings from our event have the time and space to do so. This year we moved… Read more

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2017 Sunset Paint Out at Montage Kapalua Bay

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Wonderful weather produced some extraordinarily beautiful paintings. Kapalua Bay is one of the prettiest beaches on Maui. It made for a perfect place for our artists to create masterpieces…and there were some great ones. View the video to see all the paintings created that day. Other paintings will be available for viewing and purchase at… Read more

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2017 Silent Auction and Art Lecture

2017 Silent Auction and Art Lecture

Our annual mini-painting silent auction and guest art lecture remains one of the most well-attended events. The guest lecturer, Jean Stern of the Irvine Museum, talked about: The Art of Looking at Art: Developing a Critical Eye for Fine Art In addition, 26 original paintings are offered by the event artists, focusing on scenes from… Read more

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2017 Mini-Paintings Arriving

2017 Mini-Paintings, Carl Bretzke

The MPAPI Mini-Paintings Silent Auction will be held on Monday, February 20 at the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina. This event is always a big success.  The artists bring a painting from home. They are no larger than 8″x8″. It is intended that the image will convey a bit more about the artist and his/her home environment or their travels. Sales are… Read more


‘Art to Heart’ Gala & Art Sale – Feb. 24, 2017 – Ticket Price $175

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Friday, February 24, 2017  6 p.m. The Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom Tickets $175 per person   Tickets Required for the Friday ‘Art to Heart’ Gala and Art Sale In 2017, ‘Art to Heart’ Gala and Art Sale will be held in the ballroom of the Royal Lahaina Resort in Ka‘anapali. This event has grown in prestige… Read more

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2017 Schedule of Events

Model for plein air painters at MPAPI

The 2017 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational kicks off February 18 and runs through February 26. 2017 Schedule of Events Saturday, February 18, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Kick Off Paint Out Lahaina Harbor. Artists begin the event creating freshly painted paintings that are displayed for sale from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Inn’s… Read more


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
info@mauipleinairpainting.org
808-665-1491

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Workshop

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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