2016 Canoe Beach Quick Draw – Video

2016 photo fo plein air painters at canoe beach on Maui

Aloha MPAPI followers. This video by Dan McMahon of Maui Island Video was filmed on February 19, 2016 at Canoe Beach in Ka‘anapali. It was the final paint out of the week. This event is a quick draw and allows the public to watch plein air painters create a painting in 2 hours! It is a… Read more

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

2015 Lahaina Quick Draw

Aloha Friends, Please scroll down to view the video taken on 2-20-2015 in Lahaina. This historical town was the site for the 10th annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational’s Quick Draw. It was exciting to watch the artists create paintings from images in just two hours. Paintings were then taken to the Village Galleries for judging and… Read more

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Pacific’O Sunset Paint Out

2014 Pacific'O Sunset Paint Out

The Pacific’O Sunset Paint Out was at Kamehameha Iki Park in Lahaina. The location is popular among locals, visitors, and artists. All 25 artists were present to capture beach scenes as the sun was setting. For added interest a Hawaiian model posed next to one of the canoes. Watch the video from today’s event, or scroll… Read more

Sunset Paint Out in Lahaina – 2013

photo of Betty Hay Freeland - Sunset Paint Out

Can you imagine anything more inspiring for a plein air painter than a two hour sunset paint out here at Kamehameha ʻIki Park in Lahaina? The scenery and subjects are so diverse – from outrigger canoes, to banana trees, to hula dancers, and of course surfboards. Join us as the artists spread out and paint… Read more

Welcome Video Message from Ronaldo Macedo

Please enjoy this short video about the Maui Plein Painting Invitational, narrated by the event co-founder, Ronaldo Macedo. Duration: 4:57. Music by George Kahumoku.

Event Organizers

Event Co-Sponsors:
Ronaldo Macedo, Artist & Co-Founder Islanders
Lois Reiswig, President, Maui ARTS League

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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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