2013 Award Winners

photo of Ken Auster, Maui Mosaic, Best in Show 2013

Best In Show Award: Ken Auster The 2013 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Ken Auster. His award-winning painting, “Maui Mosiac” is featured at right. Click on it to see it full size. Close the window when done. Great event, great paintings, huge crowds.  None of the participants nor… Read more

2013 Post-Event Workshop: Mary Pettis

photo of plein air painter, Mary Pettis

Mary Pettis presented our 2013 Post-Event Workshop. Mary is a spirited and generous teacher who grew up in rural Minnesota. She has a strong connection to the outdoors and is a classically trained artist who works mostly from life, using the Alla Prima or Direct Method of oil painting. For over a decade, Mary has… Read more

2013 Participating Artists

photo of 2013 MPAPI Participating Artists

Photo Credit: Group shot of the 2013 Participating Artists We welcomed the Participating Artists for the 2013 Maui Plein Air Invitational! 25 artists had been selected to paint during the week-long event. Artists come from throughout Hawaii as well as the mainland USA. They present a wide variety of painting styles, with local and visitor… Read more

2013 Schedule of Events

2012 Plein Air Painters at the beach on Maui

The 2013 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational was held on February 16 – 24.   The 2014 Schedule of Events will be posted once details are confirmed.   2013 Schedule of Events Saturday, February 16, noon to 3 p.m. – Kick off Paint Out Artists begin the event with the Kick off Paint Out in Kapalua at… 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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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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