2018 Life & Colors of Aloha Schedule

Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational 2018 – Overview 2 Art Workshops 1 Art Lecture 3 Paint Outs 1 Youth Paint Out 6 Art Sales 2 Art Discussion Panels   Pre-Event Workshop by Leon Holmes – ‘The Effects of Light and Color” Leon held his first solo exhibition in 2003 and started teaching in 2005. Now… Read more

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2018 Participating Artists

Announcing the 2018 Participating Artists

We look forward to welcoming the Participating Artists for the 2018 Maui Plein Air Invitational to the warm breezes and beautiful sunsets of Maui. Twenty-five artists have been selected to paint during the 9-day art event. Artists come from throughout Hawaii, the mainland USA, and Australia. Their works represent a wide variety of painting styles… Read more

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2018 Plein Air Workshops

Lahaina Harbor, 2006, by Lois Reiswig

Imagine taking a plein air painting workshop and being in ‘paradise.’ The above photo was taken the first year of the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational in 2006. A lot has happened since our inaugural event. As an example, we added workshops to our schedule of activities. These workshops provide an opportunity for our local… Read more

2018 Pre-Event Workshop with Leon Holmes

2018 Pre-Event Workshop with Leon Holmes

“The Effects of Light and Color” We are thrilled to announce Leon Holmes (plein air artist from Australia) as our guest plein air painting instructor for the pre-event workshop in 2018! His unique skill of capturing the light has made his paintings stand out among others and receive many awards. His painting, ‘Heading East’ received Best In… Read more

2018 Post-Event Workshop with Morgan Samuel Price

2018 Post-Event Workshop with Morgan Samuel Price

“Palms in Dappled Light with its Many Moods of Green” We are honored to welcome Morgan back to Maui, as a participant in the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, and as our 2018 Post-Event Workshop instructor. Morgan Samuel Price is an acclaimed artist having received numerous awards for her paintings as well as accolades for… Read more

2017 Award Winners

2017 - Leaon Holmes, Best in Show Award

Best In Show Award: Leon Holmes The 2017 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Leon Holmes for his painting, “Heading East.” Scroll down to see images of all the award winning paintings. The 2017 MPAPI event was fun for those interested in viewing and purchasing original paintings. Three paint outs,… Read more

2017 ‘Color Me Happy’ Youth Paint Out

Maui Arts League introduced the ‘Color Me Happy’ Youth Paint Out Workshop at their 2017 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. Forty youth registered to participate in the program. It was great seeing all the kids, 2nd through 12th grades, experience plein air painting. That Sunday was a perfect sunshiny day and the kids did a… Read more

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

Event Organizers

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

Contact us by email:
Katherine Smith, MPAPI Event Coordinator

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Maui Arts League is excited to offer two plein air painting workshops in conjunction with the February, 2018 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. Both professional artists excel at ‘teaching.’  It is one thing to be a great artist, and yet another to be a superior instructor. Our workshop teachers are selected from the group of MPAPI professional ‘visiting artists’. Leon Holmes from Australia and Morgan Samuel Price from Florida will share their painting knowledge and techniques with  workshop attendees. You won’t want to miss out.

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