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 special place, called Maui.

The recent Southwest Art article shares the highlights of our upcoming event and showcases some of the paintings from last year’s event. We hope you attend this year to see the great works of art that will be created, purchase one or two, and enjoy our packed-full week of events. You can download a PDF of the article here.

Check here for the complete schedule of events as we have made some interesting changes:

  • 3.5 hour paint out in Lahaina Harbor
  • 2 hour Haanakao’o (Canoe Beach) paint out
  • 3 hour Collectors’ Gala (ticketed event)
  • 4 hour Artists’ Aloha Reception

Hope to see you here on Maui, soon. Mahalo for your interest in the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. And special thanks to the coverage and support we receive year after year from Southwest Art – also one of our event sponsors!


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.

Click here to read more.