Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

Feb 16-24, 2019

Maui Plein Air Painting
2 Art Workshops
1 Art Lecture
3 Paint Outs
1 Youth Paint Out
6 Art Sales
2 Art Discussion Panels

The event’s mission is to foster an appreciation for plein air (outdoor) painting for Maui visitors and residents while supporting art activities within our community.

Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational
This weeklong event highlights 24 professional plein air painters from throughout Hawaii and the US Mainland. The painters capture the images of Maui – its people, its beaches and ocean scenes, its majestic mountains and valleys, and its historical buildings.

Participating Artists
Participation is by invitation only. Invitations are extended to established professional artists that excel in the category of plein air painting. Each year a Selection Committee evaluates those interested and qualified to participate.

Event Organizers
Event Founder & Co-Founder of Islanders – Ronaldo Macedo – Artist
Event Organizer – Lois Reiswig, Maui Arts League – President

Committee Members – Katherine Smith, Ann Ahlbrecht, Darice Machel McQuire, Lili Clapp, Margaret Ellman, Lori Fischer, Lee Reiswig, Ann Pistillo, Janet Plumlee, Jill Gage and many additional dedicated volunteers.

#EventSpeaker(s)Date/TimeLocation
1Lahaina Harbor Kick Off Paint OutFeb 16, 7:30 - 11 amLahaina Harbor
2Kick Off Collectors' Reception ($31/pp)Feb 16, 11 am - NoonPioneer Inn Snug Harbor Room
3Kick Off Art SaleFeb 16, Noon - 1:30 pmPioneer Inn Courtyard
4Youth Paint OutFeb 17, Noon - 2 pmCampbell Park, Lahaina
5Youth ReceptionFeb 17, 2:30 - 3:30 pmPioneer Inn Snug Harbor Room
6Artist Mini-Paintings Silent AuctionFeb 18, 6-7 pm / 8-8:30 pmPioneer Inn Snug Harbor
7Jean Stern Art Lecture 'The Historical Development of Genre Painting'Feb 18, 7 - 8 pmPioneer Inn Courtyard
8Kapalua Bay Afternoon Paint OutFeb 20, 3 - 6 pmMontage Kapalua Bay
9Montage Collectors’ Reception ($75/pp)Feb 20, 6 - 7 pmMontage Kapalua Bay Sunset Room
10Montage Kapalua Bay Art SaleFeb 20, 7 - 8:30 pmMontage Breezeway Galleries
11Royal Lahaina Quick DrawFeb 22, 9 - 11 amRoyal Lahaina Resort Property & Beach Areas
12Quick Draw Art Sale & ReceptionFeb 22, Noon - 1 pmRoyal Lahaina Resort Ocean Terrace Restaurant
13Art to Heart - Gala & Art Sale ($195 pp)Feb 22, 6 - 9 pmRoyal Lahaina Resort Ballroom
14"Take an Artist to Breakfast" ($62 for 2)Feb 23, 9 - 10:30 amRoyal Lahaina Resort Ocean Terrace Restaurant
15Artists' Aloha Reception & Art SaleFeb 23, 11 am - 3pmRoyal Lahaina Resort Ballroom
16Artists’ Panel Discussion & Q&AFeb 23, 3 - 4 pmRoyal Lahaina Resort Ballroom
17Artists' Mahalo Gathering and Art SaleFeb 24, 11 am - 3 pmRoyal Lahaina Resort Ballroom
18Future West Side Fine Art Museum Panel Discussion & Q&AFeb 24, 3 - 4 pmRoyal Lahaina Resort Ballroom

The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational event is held on the West Side of Maui.  The artist roster is limited to 25 artists.  It is comprised of approximately 8 artists from Hawaii, 8 returning artists from previous years, and 8 new artists to the event with one extra slot available.

An Anonymous Selection Committee, comprised of two professional artists, two serious art collectors, review applicants’ event participation based on the following the criteria:

  • Active plein air painting artist with high-quality website reflecting plein air artworks, biography, and artist statement
  • Active participant in plein air events in the US and worldwide
  • Art educational credentials
  • Membership in art organizations (PAPA, LPAPA, OPA, AIS, etc.) and membership status (Signature Member, Master Artist, etc.)
  • Awards received
  • Gallery representation
  • Level of community support (How does the artist support their local community and the plein air community?)
  • Salebility (History of sales at MPAPI events or success at other Plein Air events)
  • Other criteria the Committee determines appropriate (ie: traveling with spouse/partner, special hosting requirements required, allergies, etc.)

Selection is competitive.  If, after reviewing the above criteria, you are interested in being considered for the invitational, please submit your request to infomauiartsleague@yahoo.com during the months of May-June.

Purchasing information will be posted at a later date. Please check back soon.

Pre-Event Workshop

Feb 13-15, 9am-4pm

suzie
PRE EVENT WORKSHOP WITH SUZIE BAKER

Cost: $400 Base Workshop Price + $12 Processing/Handling Fee + $16.66 HI Exec. Tax

Location: Classroom plus field locations – directions provided
Optional Meet & Greet: Feb 12


Maui Plein airWORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
The workshop will kick off with a lecture and demo at Pioneer Inn, Lahaina. Students receive instruction on principals of painting ranging from drawing, color, value, composition, color theory and so much more. Every day, you will apply what is being taught by getting outside and paint with full days in the field seeing, recording and observing nature as it changes. Suzie will demo on location and offer one-on-one instruction to all the students while they paint in scenic locations.

ABOUT SUZIE:
Suzie Baker is an award-winning artist whose paintings are regularly on display in magazines, prestigious national shows and plein air invitationals. She serves as the Vice President of Oil Painters of America and holds signature status in that distinguished organization as well as the American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, and others. In addition to being a still life and portrait artist, Suzie has been painting en plein air since she was a teenager. A sought-after instructor, for her humorous and informative style, Suzie teaches through her instructional video, Color Magic, and in workshops around the nation and close to her home in the Houston area. She will be featured on stage at the Plein Air Convention and Expo 2019.

Representational, painterly, impressionistic, and inspiring—these are all perfect ways to describe Suzie Greer Baker’s paintings. Yet, what matters most to the artist is recording her response to her subjects in a fresh, direct way. “I aim to create paintings that communicate truth without telling the whole story,” says the artist, “and it’s so satisfying when a viewer tells me that one of my paintings conveys the spirit of the subject in a truthful way.”

Suzie’s personal goal is to identify every student’s level and provide strategies to progress through group instruction, example, and individual interaction. Her humorous, informative manner makes tackling this multi-faceted challenge a fun and rewarding experience.

Pre-Event Workshop

$400.00

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
The workshop will kick off with a lecture and demo. Students receive instruction on principals of painting ranging from drawing, color, value, composition, color theory and so much more. Every day, you will apply what is being taught by getting outside and paint with full days in the field seeing, recording and observing nature as it changes. Suzie will demo on location and offer one-on-one instruction to all the students while they paint in scenic locations.

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Post-Event Workshop

Feb 25-27, 9am-4pm

josh
POST EVENT WORKSHOP WITH JOSHUA CLARE

Cost: $400 Base Workshop Price + $12 Processing/Handling Fee + $16.66 HI Exec. Tax

Location: Classroom plus field locations – directions provided

Optional Meet & Greet: Feb 24


joshPaintingWORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
The workshop will kick off with a discussion and demo at Pioneer Inn, Lahaina. The three-day workshop will focus on the outdoor sketch– a key to understanding light and color. The instructor will open each day with a lecture and demonstration after which students will paint and receive individual critiques of their work. The class will focus on learning to see like an artist, emphasizing the fundamental principals necessary to quickly and accurately capture the beauty of nature when painting outdoors. Among topics covered will be: values, hue, saturation, drawing, edges, design, and paint application. We will also discuss artistic style, and the importance of painting from life as a means to developing one’s own individual voice.

ABOUT JOSH
Born in 1982, Josh grew up drawing and was rarely without a pencil and paper, but it wasn’t until he began studying art at BYU-Idaho that he began painting. That first oil painting class included a trip to the galleries in Jackson Hole (his first visit to an art gallery or museum) and completely changed the course of his life. Since graduating with a BFA in illustration from BYU-Idaho in 2007 Josh has been supporting himself and his family with art–and he thanks God every day for that remarkable blessing. He figures that if he can paint all day, every day, for the next 20 years, eventually he’ll paint something pretty decent.

Post-Event Workshop

$400.00

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
This three-day workshop will focus on the outdoor sketch– a key to understanding light and color. The instructor will open each day with a lecture and demonstration after which students will paint and receive individual critiques of their work. The class will focus on learning to see like an artist, emphasizing the fundamental principals necessary to quickly and accurately capture the beauty of nature when painting outdoors. Among topics covered will be: values, hue, saturation, drawing, edges, design, and paint application. We will also discuss artistic style, and the importance of painting from life as a means to developing one’s own individual voice.

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Youth Outdoor Workshop

Sunday, February 17 2019
10am-2pm

BrushesTaught by Darice Machel McGuire

Cost: FREE for 60 students whose parent completes an online registration. Grades 3-12.

Location: Campbell Park
680 Front Street, Lahaina

Includes: Art supplies, snacks and lunch provided by Maui Arts League.


WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:
Students will paint the landscape around them using high quality tempera paints. (Paints are washable but students should wear clothing that can withstand some paint). Please wear sunscreen and bring a beach chair or towel to sit on.

Students will be able to paint multiple paintings of varying sizes or choose to work on only one painting. Each student will select one painting to exhibit and submit it for judging at the Pioneer Inn Snug Harbor Room by 2pm.

Awards Reception for students, parents and friends 2:30-3:30pm
Kim von Tempsky, retired Senior VP of Lahaina Galleries, will judge the event and award first place ribbons in three divisions: Elementary School, Middle School and High School. First place winners also receive art supply gift certificates from Lahaina Ace Hardware, and their award painting will be exhibited at Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational exhibit in the Royal Lahaina Resort ballroom gallery Feb. 23 and 24.

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