2018 Canoe Beach Quick Draw

2018 Canoe Beach Paint Out

The collection of Quick Draw paintings will capture your imagination of our special beach park where many local paddlers will spend time perfecting their sport. Many canoe races are held there. The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational has held its Quick Draw painting event there several years. The Quick Draw is a timed, 2-hour period… Read more

2018 Paint Out at Montage Kapalua Bay


The artists gathered in designated areas on the Montage Kapalua Bay property and Kapalua Bay to find inspiration in the afternoon light. A Hawaiian model is present for artists who may select to capture her image on canvas. The artists’ 25 paintings from this day will be on display and available for purchase from 6:30-8… Read more

2017 Jean Stern Lecture – ‘The Art of Looking at Art’

photo of 2017 MPAPI Lecture with Jean Stern

Jean Stern is the Executive Director at the Irvine Museum Collection University of California – Irvine. He has been the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational’s judge, lecturer, and advisor for 12 years. Jean has judged Best in Show for all 12 years. In addition, he selects a painting to receive the Irvine Museum Collection Award… Read more

2017 Paint Out at Canoe Beach

photo of 2017 Canoe Beach Paint Out by Brad Paulson

Popular Canoe Beach (Hanakao‘o Park near Ka‘anapali, Maui) was well attended by collectors and visitors. This is always a fun morning event. The invited artists create a painting in just 2 hours, as it is a timed event! These paintings were showcased in the pop-up gallery we created at the Royal Lahaina Resort on Friday… Read more

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

2015 Second Annual Collectors’ Hour sponsored by Whole Foods Market

2015 Collectors' Hour - 100 Collectors Only!

After a highly successful launch last year, we are bringing back the special Collectors’ Hour Event! This year’s Collectors’ Hour is sponsored by Whole Foods Market and will be held on Friday, February 20, from 5 to 6 PM, Our loyal followers can purchase tickets for priority viewing to the week’s most captivating paintings by… 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

Get PleinTalk News!

Donate to Maui Arts League!

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.

Like us on Facebook

Opinions Please!

We are interested in your comments regarding MPAPI. Please drop us a note sharing your comments and ideas.

MPAPI Committee


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.