2016 Schedule of Events

The 2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational kicks off February 13 and runs through February 21. 2016 Schedule of Events Saturday, February 13, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Kick off Paint Out Lahaina Harbor. Artists begin the event creating freshly painted works of art that are displayed for sale from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the… Read more


2015 Award Winners

Best In Show Award: Hiu Lai Chong The 2015 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Hiu Lai Chong for her painting, “All Aboard.”   Her award-winning painting is featured above. Scroll down to see a larger image. The 2015 MPAPI event was most exciting. Artists were painting in all… Read more


2015 Gala Reception at the Village Galleries

The Gala Reception at Village Galleries in Lahaina was the perfect ending to a very successful MPAPI event.  A good time was had by all. View the video on YouTube to share in the excitement.

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2015 Lahaina Quick Draw

Aloha Friends, Please scroll down to view the video taken on 2-20-2015 in Lahaina. This historical town was the site for the 10th annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational’s Quick Draw. It was exciting to watch the artists create paintings from images in just two hours. Paintings were then taken to the Village Galleries for judging and… Read more

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2015 Lecture by Jean Stern and the MPAPI Mini-Paintings Silent Auction

MPAPI’s Monday evening was filled with excitement, entertainment, and conversation. The featured activity was the lecture by Jean Stern, Executive Director of The Irvine Museum on “The Art of Looking at Art.” His lecture was most informative and very entertaining.  He explained what makes art good and discussed paintings by many of the MPAPI artists participating… Read more

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MPAPI is Happening OnMaui!

MPAPI featured in OnMaui! Magazine

That is not a typo in the title! It is a specially intended thank you from the art-loving publishers of OnMaui! Magazine. They generously featured us in a two page spread in the January, 2015 issue. This bi-monthly publication is the gold standard of all the arts and culture happening in Maui County and is… Read more


Southwest Art Magazine Features MPAPI Event

Southwest Art features MPAPI

We are so excited and grateful to receive a two page article in the February, 2015 issue of Southwest Art Magazine! Known as “The Collector’s Choice for over 40 years,” this prestigious publication is a treasure trove of information and inspiration for art enthusiasts and artists. The publication showcases some of the most renowned, professional artists… Read more

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Mahalo to Maui Now

MPAPI featured on MauiNow.com

This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary of the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. There is no doubt that part of our success is directly related to the solid support we receive from local businesses and especially the local press. We recently received terrific coverage on Maui Now and hope you will take a… Read more

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2014 Award Winners

2014 Best in Show - Randall Sexton for 'C & H Bound'

Best In Show Award: Randall Sexton The 2014 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Randall Sexton. His award-winning painting, “C & H Bound” is featured at right. Scroll down to see a larger image. The 2014 MPAPI event was most exciting. Artists were painting in all sorts of weather…. Read more


2014 MPAPI Gala Reception at Village Galleries

The Gala Reception at Village Galleries in Lahaina was the perfect ending to a very successful MPAPI event.  A good time was had by all. View the video to share in the excitement.


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
info@mauipleinairpainting.org
808-268-0787

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Workshop

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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