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


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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Lahaina News – Maui Youth Philharmonic Debut

Lahaina News Coverage

Lahaina News Coverage: Maui Arts League is adding original music to the largest fine art event in West Maui from Feb. 18-26. Four public events during the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational will offer opportunities to meet 26 award-winning artists from 12 states and Australia, to watch them create original paintings en plein air (outdoors,… 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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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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