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2017 Leon Holmes & Lois Reiswig in Outdoor Painter Magazine

The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational has received some terrific press coverage. Here’s the latest, a full write up in Outdoor Painter magazine, featuring our Best in Show Winner, Leon Holmes. This article by Bob Bahr, opens with: The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational is a bright spot each February, and on top of the… Read more

Lahaina News – Maui Youth Philharmonic Debut

Lahaina News Coverage

Lahaina News Coverage: Maui Arts League is adding original music to the largest fine art event in West Maui from Feb. 18-26. Four public events during the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational will offer opportunities to meet 26 award-winning artists from 12 states and Australia, to watch them create original paintings en plein air (outdoors,… Read more

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Radio Interview with Bill Best – On the Road

On January 24th, we had a most delightful hour at the radio station recently talking with host, Bill Best. Katherine Smith (PR), Carleton (artist), Bryan Neal, Lois Reiswig, and a couple of Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra students. Visit Manoa Radio here. You can listen to the full interview here:

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Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational (MPAPI) Starts SATURDAY

Carleton painting near the Lahaina Library during the Lahaina Harbor Kick Off Paint Out.

Aloha MPAPI collectors, art enthusiasts, and artists. The sun is out and we are preparing for a great week of fine art starting this Saturday, February 18, 2017. The Paintout is 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. with an art sale immediately following 11:30 – 1 p.m. in the Pioneer Inn’s courtyard.  FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE AN ORIGINAL PAINTING… Read more

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Request comments regarding the 2016 MPAPI event.

We had a great event. Mahalo for everyone’s support, attendance and aloha throughout the week. Great painting venues, awesome artworks, great sales, and the weather Gods were pretty gracious with their minimal sprinkles but a bit more robust with their gusty winds. Nonetheless, fun was had by all. Please view our videos on the website. We… Read more

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photo of people at the MPAPI Collectors Gala in 2013

Friday, February 19, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. The Village Galleries 120 Dickenson Street in Lahaina Please scroll down to purchase your tickets on this page. Tickets Required for the Friday Collectors’ Event In 2016, the third annual Collectors’ event will be held. It has been well received by collectors, artists, and event organizers. In fact, our… Read more

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Southwest Art – 2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Show Preview Article

Maui Plein Air featured in Southwest Art Magazine

Aloha Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Friends. The Invitational is next month. The weather is settling down into our usual warm, mildly breezy winds, environment. Should make for some great works of art by our roster of 25 artists participating this year. With nine new artists to our event, we should see new interpretations of our… Read more

How Great Painters Are Made

Holiday Graphic about great painters by Eric Rhoads

A Christmas Experiment: How Great Painters Are Made ~ by Eric Rhoads, PleinAir Magazine This post is re-printed courtesy of the author. You can read How Great Painters Are Made – Original Post, here. Silly ideas creep into my brain during perfectly serious moments of conducting business, and this was the perfect week for it…. Read more

2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational – Post Card

2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Post Card

We know the 2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational is just around the corner when the printed post cards are finished and ready to mail. If you are on our print mailing list, you will receive one. They will also be available during the event. Collectors and the general public like marketing materials with all the artists… Read more

2016 Artists’ Reception Aloha sponsored by One Main Plaza

  The 2016 Artists’ Aloha Reception sponsored by One Main Plaza is the place to be on Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Village Galleries in Lahaina. The hours have been expanded from 2 hours to 4 hours to encourage art enthusiasts and collectors from throughout the island and… 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

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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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