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The event’s mission is to foster an appreciation for plein air (outdoor) painting for Maui visitors and residents while supporting art activities within our community.

Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

This weeklong event highlights 25 professional plein air painters from throughout Hawaii and the US Mainland. The painters capture the images of Maui – its people, its beaches and ocean scenes, its majestic mountains and valleys, and its historical buildings.

Participating Artists

Participation is by invitation only. Invitations are extended to established professional artists that excel in the category of plein air painting. Each year a Selection Committee evaluates those interested and qualified to participate.

Event Organizers

Event Founder & Co-Founder of Islanders – Ronaldo Macedo – Artist
Event Organizer – Lois Reiswig, Maui Arts League – President
Event Coordinator – Katherine Smith
Event Workshop Coordinator – Linda Ryan
2018 MPAPI Committee Members – Katherine Smith, Ann Ahlbrecht, Darice Machel McQuire, Lili Clapp, Margaret Ellman, Lori Fischer, Nancy Young, Lee Reiswig, Ann Pistillo, Janet Plumlee, JoRene Valkirs, Jill Gage and many additional dedicated volunteers


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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The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational event is produced and sponsored by the Maui Arts League, a Maui-based nonprofit organization. We are accepting donations to support our many art-related activities. Click here to learn more.

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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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