They Won in Maui? Wowie!

2017 Leon Holmes & Lois Reiswig in Outdoor Painter Magazine

The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational has received some terrific press coverage. Here’s the latest, a full write up in Outdoor Painter magazine, featuring our Best in Show Winner, Leon Holmes. This article by Bob Bahr, opens with: The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational is a bright spot each February, and on top of the… 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 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 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 Schedule of Events

Model for plein air painters at MPAPI

The 2017 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational kicks off February 18 and runs through February 26. 2017 Schedule of Events Saturday, February 18, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Kick Off Paint Out Lahaina Harbor. Artists begin the event creating freshly painted paintings that are displayed for sale from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Inn’s… Read more


2016 Award Winners

photo of jason sacran village galleries bis award check

Best In Show Award: Jason Sacran The 2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Jason Sacran for his painting, “Lahaina Dusk.” Scroll down to see images of all the award winning paintings. The 2016 MPAPI event was most exciting. with ten new artists and a few changes to the… 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


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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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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