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

2017 Participating Artists

2016 MPAPI Honor Hawaii Honor Maui Montage Kapalua Bay awards James McGrew 'Honolua Bay Shimmer' Oil 20x16

We look forward to welcoming the Participating Artists for the 2017 Maui Plein Air Invitational to the warm breezes and beautiful sunsets of Maui. 26 artists have been selected to paint during the week-long event. Artists come from throughout Hawaii, the mainland USA, and for the first time Australia. Their works represent a wide variety… Read more

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2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Artists’ Aloha Reception

Best in Show painting MPAPI 2016 by Jason Sacran

This video showcases the Aloha Artists’ Reception on February 20, 2016 at The Village Galleries in Lahaina. It was a fun time and an opportunity for the general public to view and purchase artworks from the 25 participating plein air artists. The video by Dan McMahon of Maui Island Video captures the enthusiastic mood of… Read more

2016 Collectors’ Gala – Video

2016 Invited Artists maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

We had a great evening at Village Galleries in Lahaina. Dan McMahon of Maui Island Video captured the excitement of the evening. The exhibit of 100+ freshly painted artworks was incredibly inspiring. Scroll down to see the video or view the Gala video on YouTube. Sixteen awards were presented and Jason Sacran from Arkansas received… Read more

2016 Canoe Beach Quick Draw – Video

2016 photo fo plein air painters at canoe beach on Maui

Aloha MPAPI followers. This video by Dan McMahon of Maui Island Video was filmed on February 19, 2016 at Canoe Beach in Ka‘anapali. It was the final paint out of the week.  This event is a quick draw and allows the public to watch plein air painters create a painting in 2 hours! It is a… Read more

2016 Montage Kapalua Bay Sunset Paint Out – Video

2016 Montage Kapalua Paint Out

A windy but wonderful day at the beautiful Kapalua Bay Beach and the Montage Kapalua Bay Resorst.  Artists fended off the heavier than normal winds only to be blessed with some nice sunshine later in the afternoon. The artists selected locations from Merriman’s restaurant to the Cliff House on Montage Kapalua Bay property to set up… Read more

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2016 MPAPI Mini-Paintings Silent Auction and Jean Stern, ED the Irvine Museum, lecture ‘Historic Hawaiian Artists’

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We had a great evening! View this ‘In the Moment’ video by Maui Island Video of the 2016 mini-paintings silent auction and lecture by Jean Stern of the Irvine Museum entitled Historic Hawaiian Artists. Please enjoy. We’ll post other videos on the website, MPAPI on Facebook, and @PleinTalk on Twitter as they become available!

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2016 MPAPI Lahaina Harbor Kick-Off – Video

2016 Kickoff Paint Out at Lahaina Harbor, Sponsored by Pioneer Inn

View this captivating video by Maui Island Video of our opening event at Lahaina Harbor on February 13, 2016. The event was sponsored by Becky & Jim Lennon, owners of Pioneer Inn, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Enjoy. We’ll post other videos on the website, MPAPI on Facebook, and @PleinTalk on Twitter as they become available! You can see… Read more

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photo of people at the MPAPI Collectors Gala in 2013

Friday, February 19, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. The Village Galleries 120 Dickenson Street in Lahaina Please scroll down to purchase your tickets on this page. Tickets Required for the Friday Collectors’ Event In 2016, the third annual Collectors’ event will be held. It has been well received by collectors, artists, and event organizers. In fact, our… Read more

2016 Mini-Paintings – Images Arriving

2016 Mini-Paintings, 'Beach Bathing' by Hiu Lai Chong

The MPAPI Mini-Paintings Silent Auction will be held on Monday, February 15 at the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina. This event is always a big success.  The artists bring a painting from home. It is intended that the image will convey a bit more about the artist and his/her home environment or their travels. Sales are consistently in the 80+% range… 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

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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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