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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 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 Award Winners

2018 Best in Show, Jennifer Diehl, 'Island Eats'

Best in Show: Jennifer Diehl The 2018 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Jennifer Diehl for her painting, ‘Island Eats.’ Scroll down to see images of all the award winning paintings. The 2018 MPAPI event was fun for those interested in viewing and purchasing original paintings. Three paint outs, six art sales,… Read more

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2018 Paint Out at Montage Kapalua Bay

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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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2018 Kick Off at Lahaina Harbor Video

2018 Event Kick Off video

The event is in full swing and once again we are sharing videos with you. The weather was partly cloudy, which actually makes it a little cooler and easier on the eyes when painting. You can see many of the artists’ work in progress in the video to see this for yourself. Plus, watch through… Read more

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2018 Participating Artists

2018 Participating Artists, MPAPI

We welcomed 25 Plein Air Artists to the 2018 Maui Plein Air Invitational to the warm breezes, some overcast weather with even thunderstorms, and shared a few beautiful sunsets on Maui. The artists were busy painting during the planned paint outs and their free days during the 9-day art event. The artists come from throughout… Read more


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
info@mauipleinairpainting.org
808-268-0787

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Workshop

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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