Carrying forward the tradition of painting from life
The Plein-Air Painters of America is a small group of accomplished professionals who are dedicated to painting on-location. Since organizing in 1986 to exhibit wet-paint artworks in Catalina, PAPA put plein-air painting on the national stage, spawning seedlings that have bloomed across the country.
EXHIBITIONS & SALES: We are VERY excited about PAPA's two spring exhibitions! For the first time in a decade, PAPA is doing a wet-paint show in California. We'll have painters in the field and selling the works at the California Center for the Arts as a fundraiser for the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. And shortly thereafter, we have our first show in New York City at the prestigious Salmagundi Club! Click on the show titles below to read more.
VIDEOS: Six videos in the PAPA DVD Series are now available. Each tackles challenges specific to a painting experience in the outdoors, whether architecture, a street scene or seascape. Add these professionally produced learning tools to your library by clicking here.
NEWSLETTER & SOCIAL MEDIA: PAPA members are engaged in premier invitational, museum, and gallery shows across the country. Keep abreast of their activities in our current newsletter or stay in daily touch on PAPA's Facebook page.
Come back often to see what's new!
Gil Dellinger, PAPA President
JOIN US IN ESCONDIDO, CA, & NEW YORK, NY
SECOND SPRING-An Exhibition & Sale
PAPA joins with the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy &
California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA, for a wet-paint show & sale benefiting the conservancy!
Through April 27, 2014
Opening Weekend Event Details Here, April 5, 2014
WHY OUTDOORS?--An Exhibition, Sale & Seminar
PAPA shows for the first time in NYC at the prestigious Salmagundi Club!
April 22-May 9, 2014
Opening Weekend Event Details Here, April 25-27, 2014
VIEW THE CATALOGUE by clicking below!
Catalog, Ken Auster to Raleigh Kinney
Catalog, Frank LaLumia to Skip Whitcomb
ORDER TICKETS HERE
PAPA members conduct workshops throughout the year and around the country. For a full list with details of date, location, and host, visit our Workshops pages. Or click on the names below for workshops in the upcoming months.
Kevin Macpherson in San Francisco, CA, Apr 14-18
Gay Faulkenberry in Baton Route, LA, Apr 15-18
Ken Auster in Fort Smith, AR, Apr 30-May 2
Matt Smith in Lambertville, NJ, May 3-5
Frank LaLumia in Indianapolis, IN, May 8-9
Ned Mueller in Carmel, CA, May 12-14
Ned Mueller in Carmel, CA, May 16-18
Gay Faulkenberry in St. Jo, TX, May 16-18
George Strickland in Pueblo, CO, May 12-15
John Cosby in Lodi, CA, May 19-23
Skip Whitcomb in Westcliffe, CO, May 21-16
Kenn Backhaus in Italy, Jun 5-12
Joe Paquet in St. Paul, MN, Jun 13-15
Frank LaLumia in Boone, NC, Jun 16-20
Andy Evansen in Watertown, SD, Jun 16-20
Kevin Macpherson in Taos, NM, Jun 23-27
Gil Dellinger in Lodi, CA, Jul 18-20
Ray Roberts in Angels Camp, Jul 28-31
John Budicin and George Strickland in Langley, WA, Aug 1-4
Andy Evansen in LaPointe, WI, Aug 4-8
Gil Dellinger in Mehama, OR, Aug 4-8
Joe Paquet in LaPoint, WI, Aug 11-15
Kathleen Dunphy in Carbondale/Aspen, CO, Aug 12-15