2016 Award Winners

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Best In Show Award: Jason Sacran The 2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational Best in Show Award was presented to Jason Sacran for his painting, “Lahaina Dusk.” Scroll down to see images of all the award winning paintings. The 2016 MPAPI event was most exciting. with ten new artists and a few changes to the… Read more

2016 Collectors’ Gala – Video

2016 Invited Artists maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

We had a great evening at Village Galleries in Lahaina. Dan McMahon of Maui Island Video captured the excitement of the evening. The exhibit of 100+ freshly painted artworks was incredibly inspiring. Scroll down to see the video or view the Gala video on YouTube. Sixteen awards were presented and Jason Sacran from Arkansas received… Read more

2016 Montage Kapalua Bay Sunset Paint Out – Video

2016 Montage Kapalua Paint Out

A windy but wonderful day at the beautiful Kapalua Bay Beach and the Montage Kapalua Bay Resorst.  Artists fended off the heavier than normal winds only to be blessed with some nice sunshine later in the afternoon. The artists selected locations from Merriman’s restaurant to the Cliff House on Montage Kapalua Bay property to set up… Read more

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2016 Mini-Paintings – Images Arriving

2016 Mini-Paintings, 'Beach Bathing' by Hiu Lai Chong

The MPAPI Mini-Paintings Silent Auction will be held on Monday, February 15 at the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina. This event is always a big success.  The artists bring a painting from home. It is intended that the image will convey a bit more about the artist and his/her home environment or their travels. Sales are consistently in the 80+% range… Read more

Kenn Backhaus’ Workshop

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ONLY 6 WEEKS AWAY FROM KENN’S WORKSHOP ON MAUI! REGISTER NOW…ONLY A COUPLE SLOTS AVAILABLE Don’t miss the opportunity to attend Kenn Backhaus’ workshop in February. Maui is blessed to have him teach a workshop on our island. Artists of all levels can advance their skills by taking classes from experienced artists. If you’re challenged and frustrated composing… Read more

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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 Post-Event Workshop with Kenn Backhaus

photo by Kenn Erroll Backhaus, Kenn Erroll Backhaus "Starting my block-in" at Catalina Island

4-Day Plein Air Workshop with Kenn Backhaus – Composition & Brushwork: with an Emphasis on Painting the Illusion of Dappled Light Dates: February 22, 23, 24, & 25 (Meet Kenn at optional gathering the evening before: Feb. 21) Cost: $700 plus tax. Maximum students: 15 Open to intermediate and advanced artists  Please scroll down if you… 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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