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


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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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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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


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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