2016 Canoe Beach Quick Draw – Video

2016 photo fo plein air painters at canoe beach on Maui

Aloha MPAPI followers. This video by Dan McMahon of Maui Island Video was filmed on February 19, 2016 at Canoe Beach in Ka‘anapali. It was the final paint out of the week.  This event is a quick draw and allows the public to watch plein air painters create a painting in 2 hours! It is a… Read more

2016 Montage Kapalua Bay Sunset Paint Out – Video

2016 Montage Kapalua Paint Out

A windy but wonderful day at the beautiful Kapalua Bay Beach and the Montage Kapalua Bay Resorst.  Artists fended off the heavier than normal winds only to be blessed with some nice sunshine later in the afternoon. The artists selected locations from Merriman’s restaurant to the Cliff House on Montage Kapalua Bay property to set up… Read more

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2016 MPAPI Mini-Paintings Silent Auction and Jean Stern, ED the Irvine Museum, lecture ‘Historic Hawaiian Artists’

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We had a great evening! View this ‘In the Moment’ video by Maui Island Video of the 2016 mini-paintings silent auction and lecture by Jean Stern of the Irvine Museum entitled Historic Hawaiian Artists. Please enjoy. We’ll post other videos on the website, MPAPI on Facebook, and @PleinTalk on Twitter as they become available!

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2016 MPAPI Lahaina Harbor Kick-Off – Video

2016 Kickoff Paint Out at Lahaina Harbor, Sponsored by Pioneer Inn

View this captivating video by Maui Island Video of our opening event at Lahaina Harbor on February 13, 2016. The event was sponsored by Becky & Jim Lennon, owners of Pioneer Inn, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Enjoy. We’ll post other videos on the website, MPAPI on Facebook, and @PleinTalk on Twitter as they become available! You can see… Read more

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Remembering Maui’s 2015 Event

Plans are in the works for the 2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. The event schedule and 2016 roster of artists have been announced. Hotel rooms and car rentals are booked months in advance so please make your plans now. Review this video taken by Turner Vinson, videographer for Plein Air Magazine and make your… Read more

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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 Whole Foods Market Collectors’ Hour

  This year was the second annual Collectors’ Hour. This year Whole Foods Market hosted the event with wine and passed hors d’oeuvres. Collectors’ Hour originated from the popularity of MPAPI’s Gala Reception being so well attended.  Collectors requested a ticketed event which entitled  priority viewing and chance to purchase before the general public. Collectors’ Hour was… Read more

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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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Montage Kapalua Bay Sunset Paint Out

The 2015 Sunset Paint Out was at Montage Kapalua Bay. The location is new this year giving artists a different perspective of Maui. The exclusive resort showcases the most beautiful settings for painting en plein air. All 25 artists were present to capture beach scenes as the sun was setting. For added interest a Hawaiian model posed… 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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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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