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 Invitational: Feb 17-25, 2018

Viewing art at the 2017 MPAPI awards show

The dates for the 2018 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational (MPAPI) are planned for February 17 – 25, 2018.  The MPAPI event is held the week of President’s Day. President’s Day is always the third Monday of the month in February. The event venue is filled with art-related activities throughout the 9-days of the Invitational. It includes… 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


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 Lahaina Harbor Kick Off – 2-18-2017

2017 Lahaina Harbor Kickoff Event for MPAPI

The annual kick off to our Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational event was a huge success this year. Please enjoy this video that captures the artists creating their paintings as visitors observe the process and then view the finished works of art. Yes, it was another beautiful day on Maui! Check in the day after… Read more

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Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational (MPAPI) Starts SATURDAY

Carleton painting near the Lahaina Library during the Lahaina Harbor Kick Off Paint Out.

Aloha MPAPI collectors, art enthusiasts, and artists. The sun is out and we are preparing for a great week of fine art starting this Saturday, February 18, 2017. The Paintout is 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. with an art sale immediately following 11:30 – 1 p.m. in the Pioneer Inn’s courtyard.  FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE AN ORIGINAL PAINTING… 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

2017 Jason Sacran & John P Lasater IV Workshop Feb. 27 – March 2, 2017

2017 Sacran & Lasater- Workshop image

4-Day Plein Air Workshop with Jason Sacran & John P Lasater IV ~ ‘Finding Your Edge’ Dates: February 27, 28, March 1, & March 2 (Meet Jason Sacran and John P. Lasater IV at optional gathering the evening before: Feb 26, 2017.) Cost: $700+ tax and processing fees. Location:  Painting locations determined daily by Jason… 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:
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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