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

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 Mini-Paintings – Images Arriving

2016 Mini-Paintings, 'Beach Bathing' by Hiu Lai Chong

The MPAPI Mini-Paintings Silent Auction will be held on Monday, February 15 at the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina. This event is always a big success.  The artists bring a painting from home. It is intended that the image will convey a bit more about the artist and his/her home environment or their travels. Sales are consistently in the 80+% range… Read more

2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational – Post Card

2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Post Card

We know the 2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational is just around the corner when the printed post cards are finished and ready to mail. If you are on our print mailing list, you will receive one. They will also be available during the event. Collectors and the general public like marketing materials with all the artists… Read more

2016 Post-Event Workshop with Kenn Backhaus

photo by Kenn Erroll Backhaus, Kenn Erroll Backhaus "Starting my block-in" at Catalina Island

4-Day Plein Air Workshop with Kenn Backhaus – Composition & Brushwork: with an Emphasis on Painting the Illusion of Dappled Light Dates: February 22, 23, 24, & 25 (Meet Kenn at optional gathering the evening before: Feb. 21) Cost: $700 plus tax. Maximum students: 15 Open to intermediate and advanced artists  Please scroll down if you… Read more

2016 Workshops

photo by Kenn Erroll Backhaus, Kenn Erroll Backhaus "Starting my block-in" at Catalina Island

Photo Credit: Kenn Erroll Backhaus Workshop teachers are selected from our ‘visiting’ artists from the mainland. This  is an opportunity for local aspiring artists to take classes from professional artists that they might not normally be able to study with due to the cost to travel to other locations. In addition, the workshop teachers often… Read more

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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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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