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 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


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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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 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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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


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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