2012 Award Winners

Carleton Kinkade, 2012 Best in Show, Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

Best In Show Award: Carleton

The 2012 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Carleton. His award-winning painting, “Shady Palm” is featured above.

Additional 2012 Maui Plein Air Artist Awards:

Artist Choice – Ray Roberts
The Irvine Museum Award – Colin Page
Honorable Mentions – Mary Pettis; Pierre Bouret; Saim Caglayan
Pioneer Inn Quickdraw Award – Billyo O’Donnell
Pacific ‘O Restaurant Award – Billyo O’Donnell
County of Maui Office of Economic Development; Hawaii Tourism Authority Award
Randall Sexton
Maui No Ka ʻOi Magazine Award – Darrell Hill
Kaʻanapali Land Management Corp. Award – Josh Clare
Hawaiian Award – Mark Brown

Read more about the artist reception here in this post from Maui No Ka Oi Magazine on their website. They have lots of pictures too!

MPAPI 2012 event was very successful with approximately 2500 attendees partaking in event activities throughout the week. This event will always stand out as memorable for the joy observed in the attendees and artists faces throughout the week long event. We experienced an upturn in attendance from our two previous years of US economic decline.

Click on the photo thumbnail below to see a full-size slideshow and relive a few of our favorite moments from 2012!

View previous year’s awards winners:

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2016 Award Winners
2015 Award Winners
2014 Award Winners
2013 Award Winners
2012 Award Winners
2011 Award Winners
2010 Award Winners
2009 Award Winners
2008 Award Winners
2007 Award Winners
2006 Award Winners


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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