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2018 Slide Show Summary of Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational is held in February. It is a fun festive 9-day fine art event in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Maui, Hawaii. Watch this short slideshow that showcases the artists painting on location (Lahaina Harbor, Kapalua Bay, and Canoe Beach) during last February’s event.  Watch the… Read more

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2018 Art Lecture with Jean Stern – Video

2018 Art Lecture by Jean Stern - Artists of Influence

Artists of Influence: Painters Who Shaped the History of Art Lecture by Jean Stern of the Irvine Museum. THIS LECTURE WAS GIVEN IN FEBRUARY 2018…..due to requests from people not able to attend, we are reposting this video on our website.  Others may just want to review the lecture again.  It is an informational hour… Read more

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2018 Art Enthusiasts’ Panel Discussion VIDEO

Listen to Art Enthusiasts share how art has touched their lives. A very engaging panel discussion with four art enthusiasts. These are people that either work in the art industry, in a public education system, uses art as a tool for healing in a clinical theraputic profession, or is an art collector. The discussion panel was… Read more

2018 Artists’ Panel Discussion VIDEO

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Listen to the Artists’ Perspective A very engaging panel discussion with four of the 2018 MPAPI plein air artists was held on Feb. 24, 2018. This was the first year to add this ‘educational’ component to the 9-day Invitational program. It was very interesting to learn each artist’s journey to becoming a professional plein air… Read more

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2018 Youth Paint Out – Feb. 18, 2018

Maui Arts League, sponsoring organization of this event, was pleased to offer this youth art event for our young artists within our  community. The goal of the event is to encourage young artists to explore their artistic talents. ‘Growing future artists’ is important to society’s long-range healthiness and Maui Arts League intends to be an active… Read more

2018 Plein Air Workshops

Lahaina Harbor, 2006, by Lois Reiswig

Imagine taking a plein air painting workshop and being in ‘paradise.’ The above photo was taken the first year of the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational in 2006. A lot has happened since our inaugural event. As an example, we added workshops to our schedule of activities. These workshops provide an opportunity for our local… Read more

2018 Art to Heart Gala & Art Sale

2018 Art to Heart Gala

Friday, February 23, 2018 6-9 p.m. The Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom Tickets $175 per person ($75 of ticket price may be applied to purchase of art that evening)   Tickets Required for the Friday ‘Art to Heart’ Gala and Art Sale In 2018, ‘Art to Heart’ Gala and Art Sale will be held in the… Read more

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2018 Canoe Beach Quick Draw

2018 Canoe Beach Paint Out

The collection of Quick Draw paintings will capture your imagination of our special beach park where many local paddlers will spend time perfecting their sport. Many canoe races are held there. The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational has held its Quick Draw painting event there several years. The Quick Draw is a timed, 2-hour period… Read more

2018 Paint Out at Montage Kapalua Bay


The artists gathered in designated areas on the Montage Kapalua Bay property and Kapalua Bay to find inspiration in the afternoon light. A Hawaiian model is present for artists who may select to capture her image on canvas. The artists’ 25 paintings from this day will be on display and available for purchase from 6:30-8… Read more

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… 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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