2018 Silent Auction Video

This silent auction event is a perennial favorite! Each of the invited painters brings a ‘mini-painting’ to put in our silent auction – to raise funds in support of the event. Patrons enjoy a glass of wine while bidding on the original artwork and meeting one to one with the artists. As soon as the sun goes down, we head to the outdoor garden at the Pioneer Inn (one of our generous sponsors) for the annual Jean Stern Lecture.

Artists of Influence: Painters Who Shaped the History of Art

Lecture by Jean Stern of the Irvine Museum.

“Influence” is a topic being discussed at length these days – especially referring to Instagram and YouTube “influencers.” Jean took us through the history of influencers in art and his talk featured many interesting quotes! Even if you couldn’t be there, you can see many of the quotes in this video review. Here’s a sample:

Without colors in tubes, there would be no Cézanne, no Monet, no Pissarro, and no Impressionism.
~ Pierre Auguste-Renoir

Oh, the things we take for granted! You can see the entire lecture video here.

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Short Overview Video of the Silent Auction and Lecture

Many thanks to Dan McMahon who has been our event videographer for several years.


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Event Co-Sponsors:
Ronaldo Macedo, Artist & Co-Founder Islanders
Lois Reiswig, President, Maui ARTS League

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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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