A few years ago four professional plein-air painters from the Boothbay region were at an opening. (Corinne McIntyre, Roger Milinowski and Ron and Monique Parry). Ron said, "Since we all usually paint by ourselves why don't we go out every Wednesday and paint together". And so the "Plein Air Painters of Maine" was born. What started out with just four of us now has six Chapters with over 572 members. At any given time in the summer there can be 14 to 20 people painting. In the winter there may only be two or three hearty folk. But the interest has never subsided. The comraderie, exchange of ideas and just plain fellowship with other painters is so rewarding.

The Boothbay Region, in fact, all of Maine, has a wealth of subject matter to paint. The sea, the coastal rocks, endless skies, seabirds, lobster boats, docks, fish houses...etc. It is so beautiful. A painters paradise.

Any painter is welcome to come paint with us. Just contact either Gmail below and we will let you know where we will be.


We shall post news of shows, awards, and other exciting things that happen to us. Send any news you would like others to know about to:

Sunday, September 30, 2018

PAPME Member LENNIE MULLANEY in two person exhibit.

Lennie Mullaney and Alison Huber-Jewett 
are having a two person painting exhibit.
A Sense of Space and Place
New Hampshire Art Association
136 State St, Portsmouth, NH.  
Exhibit from October 3 through October 28.  
Opening reception Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 - 8 PM.

Saturday, September 8, 2018


What a great time all twenty-seven of us painters had on an absolutely gorgeous day September 5 at Grimes Cove /Ocean Point in East Boothbay Maine.
Here we are!!

Front Row: Tony van Hasselt, Diane Dubreuil, Ken Harvey, Livy Glaubitz, Ed Buonvecchio, Peter Yesis
Second Row: Celia Ludwig, Mary Ann Young, Carole Palmer, Corinne McIntyre, Rollande Rousselle, Diana Dion, Ann Bogart, Penny Markley, Gail Morrison, Diane Randlett
Third Row: George Van Hook, Charlotte Thibault, Jack Miller, Sharon Allen, Jennifer Johnson, Alison Dibble, Kevin Tacka, Candy McKellar, Fran Scannell, Roberta Goschke     Not shown, Brad Betts

Photo: Betsy Betts

Monday, August 13, 2018



The PAPME 14th annual Great American Paint Out sponsored by the Oil Painters of America will be on Wednesday, September 5th from 8:30 am to 4 PM (or stay as long as you want) at Grimes Cove in East Boothbay. 

Just think painters from all over the United States will be doing the same thing at their own venues. PAPME will be hosting and participating in this event. Photos will be taken to be sent to the Oil Painters of America for their website and newsletters. 

Visit the OPA website www.oilpaintersofamerica.com for a description and further details. Look for "Paint Outs" under the "Education and Events "menu.

Monday, June 4, 2018


Kathryn Baribeau, Ed Buonvecchio, 
Suzanne deLesseps, and Fran Scannell
 Artist Reception
Friday June 8, 5-7 pm

 Monday 3pm-6pm  Tuesday-Thursday 10pm-6pm 

Friday 1pm-5pm  Saturday 10am-1pm

Sunday, March 25, 2018


Bangor Art Society
2018 Open Juried Art Show
April 28-May 31, 2018
Bangor Public Library, Bangor, Maine

Artist Name:_______________________________________________
Phone #:_____________________ Email:________________________

Title piece #1_______________________________________________
Medium:___________________________ Price:__________________

Title piece #2_______________________________________________
Medium:___________________________ Price:__________________

Circle One:
Member Fee $25.00/Non-Member Fee $35.00/Day of registration $35
Send Payment to:  Bangor Art Society, P.O. Box 2411, Bangor, Maine 04402.

Checks made payable to Bangor Art Society or pay on line at TheBangorArtSociety.com

Art intake Saturday April 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM at Bangor Public Library, Bangor. Pieces not accepted will be notified by email and can be retrieved at the Opening Reception Tuesday, May 1st 5:00-8:00 PM. All artwork must be labeled with medium, artist’s name, phone number, email and title/price of piece. 

Reception and awards: Tuesday May 1, 5:00-8:00 PM at Bangor Public Library Lecture Hall & Cyr Gallery. Judge Artist & Author: Carl Little. For more information call Teddi-Jann Covell, President, BAS   944-1986

Saturday, March 3, 2018


16th Annual Festival of Art
June 7–10, 2018

Senior College at Belfast invites all Maine artists, 50 and older, amateur and professional, to participate in the 2018 Festival of Art to be held at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, June 7 thru 10, 2018.

The registration period for artists is
March 1 thru 31, 2018
(Art work to be delivered on Wednesday, June 6, 2018)

Registration form and information may be requested at  HYPERLINK "mail to: seniorcollegefestivalofart@gmail.com" seniorcollegefestivalofart@gmail.com,
or leave a message at 338-8033 

All types of visual art are welcome: paintings, sculptures, woodcarvings, jewelry, fabric arts, pottery, glass, and photography are just a few examples.  Artists will have an opportunity to sell their work if they wish. 
This is our 16th year of offering the Senior College at Belfast Festival of Art. We usually have 140-150 exhibiting artists in the show each year, and we are always seeking to raise that number.  Our Senior College does this as a community service program to provide Maine artists over the age of 50 an opportuity to show, and sell, their work.  If you have any questions, I will be glad to answer them.
Catherine Bradbury, Chair
Festival of Art Committee
Senior College at Belfast
HYPERLINK "mailto: cathy_bradbury@umit.maine.edu"

Thursday, November 30, 2017

PAPME Member SUZANNE deLESSEPS Shows at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Suzanne's  show,  A Glimpse of Winter, is at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, ME. 

Suzanne writes:
"This exhibit is all about winter! It's so unusual and such a treat to have a show devoted entirely to winter paintings. A big Thank You! to Vanessa Nesvig, Interpretation and Exhibits Coordinator, for this wonderful opportunity.

I love painting winter! Warmth in the light; cool blues and purples in the shadows. Muted colors of leafless branches and dried grasses coupled with crisp blue skies. A refreshing change from the greens of summer and brilliant colors of fall. Pastel is particularly expressive for winter scenes, allowing great delicacy and subtlety in color and texture. Oils give a juiciness to snow covered surfaces - rooftops and frozen streams. I love painting winter!

This show of 8 oil and pastel paintings is on view in the Resource Room of the Visitor Center and takes place in conjunction with the Gardens Aglow event, November 17 - December 31, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of lights are strung throughout the upper gardens in a dramatic array of color and light. You may order tickets online. Hours are Thursdays-Sundays, 4-9 pm. (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.) http://MaineGardens.org

Make no mistake, winter is coming, so get out and enjoy it!

Sunday, October 15, 2017


The Plein Air Painters of Maine were well represented Saturday evening at the the statewide "Art in ME" show juried by Mr. Chris Crosman, the former director of the Farnsworth Museum in Rockport, Maine.
Out of 106 paintings chosen there were 36 PAPME members showing 42 paintings!
The show runs from October 14 through November 13 at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation in Boothbay Harbor.

PAPME member Sarah Greenier won First Honorable Mention with her lovely oil "Cadillac Mountain from the Blueberry Barrens" shown below.  Congratulation Sarah!  And Jean Kigel won Fourth Honorable Mention with her watercolor  “Close Quarters”  Congratulation Jean

Sunday, September 17, 2017


We had a wonderful day at Ocean Point, East Boothbay at the "Oil Painters of America Great Paint Out" with the Plein Air Painters of Maine and the "Stroke of Art" team even with all the fog and then rain in the afternoon. By starting early we were able to produce a fair number of paintings. The painters came from all over the State of Maine. One painter came all the way from Indiana. In the evening "The Stroke of Art”, (a week-long HarborFest event) hosted an exhibit of our work at Fisherman's Wharf Inn. Maine loves plein air painters!

Left to right: 
FRONT ROW: Jessica Fligg, Rollande Rousselle, Diane Dubreuil, Becky Kresovsky, Teddi-Jann Covell, Carole Palmer.
SECOND ROW: John T.M. Seitzer, Charlotte Tibeau, Janet Brennan, Alison Dibble, Penny Markley, Corinne McIntyre, Sandra Garrigan, Lisa Kyle, Candy McKellar.
BACK ROW: George Van Hook, Peter Yesis, Robert Williams, Fran Scannell, Sharon Allen, Ed Buonvecchio, Paul Bonneau, Jerry Smith from Indiana, Roberta Goschke, Suzanne Marinell, Renee Lammers, Kathy Baribeau.
NOT SHOWN: Olena Babak, Brad Betts, John Butke, Stephan Giannini, Jodie Maurer.
PHOTO TAKEN by Betsy Betts

Sunday, August 6, 2017


The PAPME 13th Annual Great American Paint Out sponsored by the Oil Painters of America will be on Wednesday, September 6th from 8:30 am to 4 pm at Grimes Cove in East Boothbay.

Just think painters from all over the United States will be doing the same thing at their own venues. 

Since it will be the same week as the Boothbay Harbor Fest and the week-long event called "'Stroke of Art", the invited painters from Stroke of Art will be joining us. Fisherman's Wharf Inn in Boothbay Harbor will be hosting a show for all of us that evening! It should prove to be an exciting day!

Sunday, July 30, 2017


Call to Artists - Passionate Color
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery is calling all artists to submit work for jurying into their upcoming 4 week show titled “Passionate Color”. The show, held at the gallery at 48 Free Street, Portland Maine, will run from October 6 through October 27, 2017. We encourage original paintings in realism, ranging from traditional to impressionism. Works entered must be original, 12x16” or smaller, created within the last 3 years and submitted by the artist. The juror will be Sandra Leinonen Dunn.Artists may submit up to three works for an entry fee of $25. Additional images are $5 each. The jurying process will be done by images only. Do not deliver artwork at this time. Please submit hi-res JPEGS no larger than 5MB in size. Each image must be titled by: Artist name + painting title. Artists will be notified by email of the Juror’s decision. Paintings selected should be framed in Gold Plein Air Frames (2.5” or wider), properly wired and ready to hang. Frames may be purchased from Roux & Cyr Gallery. Please indicate gallery framing on entry form to ensure availability, if gallery framing is desired. Any artwork shipped to the gallery will require return shipping paid by the artist.

Submission deadline: Sept 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm. Delivery dates: Sept 26-30 during regular gallery hours.Pick up Dates: Oct 27 + 28 during regular gallery hours. Opening Reception: October 6, 2017 from 5-8.

Prizes in the form of gallery exhibition in the studio space will be awarded to:Best in Show: Solo exhibit plus a waved entry fee for next year.People’s Choice (to be announced at 7:30 during the opening) Solo exhibit plus a waved entry fee for next year.Second Place: Two person gallery exhibition plus a waved entry fee for next year. Third Place: Two person gallery exhibition plus a waved entry fee for next year.Honorable Mention: Waved entry fee for next year.

Selected artists receive:Inclusion in Portland’s largest Art Gallery.Professional exhibition space and display of artwork.Posting about the exhibition on Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery website and social media.Press releases about the exhibition sent to Roux & Cyr Gallery’s media outlets.Digital show announcement on gallery letterhead for your email list and social media. Resume booster.

For entry form, go to rouxandcyrgallery@gmail.com Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery

Monday, June 26, 2017


At the Norway Arts Festival on July 8 Mike will share his exhibition tent (and display space) with any painters who wish to set up and paint during the festival. This is a great opportunity to work in a busy, colorful, and relaxed location.  Anyone interested can contact Mike at   mike@michaeleverett-artist.com

Thursday, June 15, 2017


 From Jorge Pena,  
It is my pleasure to announce the 2nd Paint the Town Event in Wiscasset and surrounding areas in Lincoln County. During last year’s event, 6 paintings were sold by some of the 11 participating artists. I hope the number of buyers and painters will increase during this year’s event.
This year, we are asking the painters to hang paintings done before the event (those done in other places in Maine) and those done during the event. Paintings will be shown from Thursday, July 27-Sunday July 30. 

Therefore, the gallery will be open to the public on Thursday through Sunday, with the purpose to encourage public awareness and visits.  Moreover, the artists are also invited to paint during the Wiscasset Art Walk that will happen on Thursday, July 27 from 5-8 pm  
Our reception will be on Saturday, July 29. 
I would appreciate it if you could spread the word among other fellow plein air painters. 
Moreover, please let me know if you are in need of free lodging. Members of the Maine Art Gallery are willing to host few painters.
For more information and/or registration form please call me: 207-882-4155 or e-mail me: jepena@ufl.edu

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


PAPME member Lenny Mullaney tells us that "NHAA (New Hampshire Art Association) is having an annual Wet Paint Out Weekend (the only time a registration fee is required) July 21-23 in greater Portsmouth, NH. Prizes are $500, $300, $100. Wet paintings can be sold to the public after the jurying awards. The juror this year is Bob Noreika, http://www.robertnoreika.com. Attached are the event details and registration form below. But artists can go onto www.nhartassociation.org and register online.
NHAA Wednesday Plein Air meet ups are free and open to non-members. PAPME members might like to join us. I have attached the schedule below.

I hope this is helpful and of interest to PAPME
Lennie Mullaney
248 Willard Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801


Wet Paint Registration 2017.docx
NHAA Plein Air 2017.docx

Saturday, May 13, 2017

PAPME Member Marsha Donahue to Give Presentation in Belfast

PAPME member Marsha Donahue will be the special Guest Artist Presenter for the 2017 Annual Festival of Art, on Sunday, June 4, at 1:00 p.m. at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. 80 Belmont Avenue, Belfast.  Sponsored by the Senior College at Belfast, the event is free and open to the public and begins with an Opening Night Reception on June 1st, 6-8 p.m. featuring the Belfast Bay Fiddlers, light refreshments, and wine bar.  One hundred fifty-four Maine artists (including Marsha) will exhibit their work at this year's event. The exhibit hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. In 2004, Marsha founded North Light Gallery in Millinocket, Maine which showcases the fine art of interior Maine. 
Good Luck Marsha! 

Thursday, May 4, 2017


At the Bangor Art Society Annual Juried Exhibition on Tuesday, May 2nd, PAPME member Luise van Keuren won the Best in Show award! ($500 prize)

The juror was Julie Horn, artist and educator, and the Visual Arts representative on the Maine Arts Commission. The Bangor Art Society was founded in 1875 and is still going strong! Her painting was a portrait, "Lady with Goose" (oil).

Congratulations Luise!!

Sunday, April 16, 2017


You can still see our PAPME exhibition “To Paint the Way a Bird Sings" at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor until May 31st. Take a drive down and see what your fellow PAPME’s have painted. 


Paint beautiful Acadia, August 6-11, 2017, with Carol L. Douglas
$50 discount to members of PAPME, NYPAP or returning students.
Join us at Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park.
Concentrate on painting
Meals and accommodations at the beautiful Schoodic Institute are included in your fee. This former navy base is located right at Schoodic Head. It gives workshop students unrivalled access to the park.
All skill levels and media 
Carol Douglas has more than fifteen years’ experience teaching students of all levels in watercolor, oils, acrylics and pastels. Her Acadia workshops are very popular. “This was the best painting instruction I have ever had. Carol’s advice in color mixing was particularly eye-opening. Her explanations are clear and easy to understand. She is very approachable and supportive. I would take this course again in a heartbeat.” (Carol T.)
Easily accessible 
It’s easy to get to painting locations on the Schoodic Peninsula. A ring road with frequent pull-offs means you never walk more than a few hundred feet to your painting destination. And Schoodic itself is only 90 minutes from Bangor International Airport.
To register
The one-week workshop is just $1600, including five days’ accommodation in a private room with shared bath, meals, snacks, and instruction. Accommodations for non-painting partners and guests are also available. Your deposit of $300 holds your space, and if you reserve before January 1, you can save $100 off the price. Complete registration forms should be returned by mail to Carol L. Douglas, PO Box 414, Rockport, ME 04856-0414 with your $300 deposit. Or email the form here malerincd@gmail.com and make a credit card payment by phone to 585-201-1558. Refunds are available up to 60 days prior to start, less a $50 administration fee. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.
QUESTIONS  email:   malerincd@gmail.com    tel:  585-201-1558

Monday, April 10, 2017


PAPME member Ted Matz has announced his new workshop in August.

Plein Air Maine Painting Workshop 
With Ted Matz
In Bath, Orr’s Island and Bailey’s Island, Maine

August 14-20, 2017
The Plein Air Maine Painting Workshop will be a great learning experience, offering daily painting excursions, personalized attention and friendly critiques. All levels of experience are welcome and students can work in any medium of their choice.  
What you will learn!

Learn to add more drama to your paintings through step-by-step demonstrations, while receiving instruction that will develop a greater understanding of the core principles of plein air painting.

Daily instruction will cover:
  • simplification and massing
  • scene selection and composition
  • capturing light and color
  • value relationships
  • atmospheric perspective
The home base will be the Inn At Bath, in Bath, Maine, with excursions to Bailey's Island, Orr’s Island and to wherever strikes our fancy. There is plenty of beautiful shorelines, coastal towns and parks to choose from and is easily accessible from Portland, Maine.   Mornings will be devoted to demonstrations and core principle instruction and the afternoons are open paint sessions. Nocturnes will be an optional part of the curriculum. 

Where you will stay?

The Inn at Bath...
You will stay in one of the most elegant and comfortable bed and breakfasts in Maine. This mid-1800's Greek Revival home is located on a tree-lined street in the heart of Bath's Historic District, within easy walking distance of terrific shops and great restaurants. Beautifully appointed and spacious guest rooms, each with its own distinctive d├ęcor and special touches, make your stay a unique experience. 

Enroll now while space is available!!!
To confirm your arrangements, visit or call:
The Travel Gallery
Gallery Square North,
361 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, Florida 33469

For Pricing and Booking Contact:
Janet Miller
(561) 745-1559
Ted Matz
is currently the Chair of Painting and Drawing at the Lighthouse Art Center Gallery and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida and also teaches at the Boca Museum School of Art in Boca Raton, Florida. He has taught classes and workshops in Michigan and Vermont, and currently does domestic and international workshops in Maine,
Massachusetts, Italy, France and Cuba. Ted majored in watercolor at Eastern Michigan University and is a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design.  He founded and chaired the First, Second and Third Annual Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Plein Air Festival in Jupiter Florida and recently acted as consultant to the 4th Annual Festival.  The event brings 40 nationally recognized plein air artists from across the country and Europe to compete.  To see his work visit www.tedmatz.com

Plein Air Painting in Bath, Orr’s and Bailey’s Island
Don’t Miss Out!!!!

Thursday, April 6, 2017


PAPME member Raphael DiLuzio has shared this opportunity with us.  You might want to take advantage of this. It sounds like a great chance to showcase your paintings.

The USM Art Galleries is currently seeking USM art alumni exhibition proposals for the Gorham Art Gallery, January 25-February 25, 2018, at the Gorham Art Gallery. Over the past several years, the gallery has hosted winter exhibitions focusing on USM and the surrounding community, displaying work by USM faculty, alumni, and Maine community organizations. Alumni have played a key role in these exhibitions, demonstrating the vitality of their individual work as well as their community involvement in the arts. This exhibition will highlight the artistic achievements and community-oriented strengths of USM art alumni who have graduated from USM before January 2017.
While proposals must be submitted by alumni, they may feature other artists with whom alumni share an affinity. Alumni may propose to exhibit their own work, their work alongside the art of one or more artists, or work by a community art group of which they are a part such as the en plein air painting or AART! group. Any media including digital, performance and installation is accepted. The proposal can include future work supported by existing images. The gallery is 40’ x 40' but your proposed work does not need to fill the entire space. Proposals are due May 1, 2017, and will be reviewed at the Gallery Advisory meeting on May 5. The final exhibition may combine two or more individual proposals, and it is possible that proposals may be accepted for subsequent years. Alumni whose proposals are accepted will be contacted by May 9. The Gallery will pay for return shipping of exhibition art works, a reception, and publicity. The gallery does not take a commission on sale of work. Please click link below to go to proposal page

Or the following link to go straight to online proposal form

For more information, please contact Carolyn Eyler with questions at ceyler@maine.edu or 207.780.5008

Raphael Di Luzio   

Associate Professor 
Fine Art / Design Science
Apple Distinguished Educator
Director USM Ci2 Concept Research Lab (Ci2 CRL)
(Collaboration, Creative Intelligence & Innovation Collaboration Concept Research Lab)


University of Southern Maine
Portland / Gorham Maine
C-Wing 5th of The Research Wing of the Science Building
70 Falmouth Street
Portland Maine, 04101