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 550 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 great.

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 the 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 cmcintyrepaintings@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

PAPME Member KAYLA MOHAMMADI Teaches Farnsworth Sponsored Workshop

PAPME member Kayla Mohammad is teaching a five day oil and acrylic Plein Air workshop with artist John Walker through the Farnsworth Art Museum.  It is called the "Landscape Painting Workshop".  The location is outside her home in South Bristol, Maine  July18 to July 22 from 9am to 3:30 pm. 
For more information: 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Reed Gallery presents Plein Air Painters of Maine

Here is a wonderful article written by Heather Sincavage of the Reed Gallery

Reed Gallery presents Plein Air Painters of Maine

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery is proud to present PAPME at UMPI by the Plein Air Painters of Maine organization, from Monday, May 2 through Sunday, June 19, 2016. These artists are uniquely experienced in capturing their impressions of the Maine landscape and coastline that can only be experienced while painting under the open sky. The public is invited to view the exhibition throughout the show’s run and attend the Gallery Reception on Friday, May 6 from 5-7 p.m., which is being held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. The event will include a Gallery Talk with select artists at 5:30 p.m.
The Plein Air Painters of Maine is a statewide group founded by Corinne McIntyre, Roger Milinowski, Ron Parry and Monique Parry. Although the group started with just four people, is now has six chapters with over 500 members. Each chapter meets regularly, each week and meetings vary in their attendance.  The group’s website states: “In the winter there may only be two or three hearty folk. But the interest has never subsided. The comradery, exchange of ideas and just plain fellowship with other painters is great.”
Many may ask, ‘What is plein air painting?’ One of the PAPME artists featured in the exhibit, Carol L. Douglas, explained in her blog for the Bangor Daily News: “The term itself is a loan-phrase from French, meaning, simply, open-air painting. The French have another term for this kind of work: sur le motif, or ‘on the ground,’ which implies painting what someone actually sees rather than a stylized, studio piece. I like the latter better, because it tells you something about what the artist strives for—to reproduce the lighting, scene and visual conditions of a time and place.”
The exhibit will be showing over 30 paintings from artists around the state. The artists to be featured include Ed Buonvecchio, Ken Carlson, Carol Douglas, Michael Everett, Jane Frost, Sally Giddings Smith, Penny Markley, Corinne McIntyre, Candace McKellar, Kerrin Parkinson, Richard Reitz Smith, Felicity Sidwell, Gwen Sylvester, Michael E. Vermette, Luise van Keuren and Peter Yesis.
In addition to the gallery exhibition, the Plein Air Painters will host a very special Aroostook County Paint Out event on May 7 and 8. Members of PAPME invite local artists, aspiring artists, students, and community members to take part in this free event. Starting at 9 a.m. each day, artists will gather at the Reed Gallery and proceed to a County location to paint. There is no registration fee to take part and no experience is necessary. The general public is also invited to view artists on location for the paint out. Join the Reed Gallery Facebook Event Page for up-to-date details about this special event.
For more information about the Plein Air Painters of Maine group, please view their website at http://pleinairpaintersofmaine.blogspot.com.
All are invited to come out to the First Friday Art Walk on May 6 and attend this free event. Light refreshments will be served. Please follow gallery happenings on the Reed Gallery Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ReedArtGallery.
The Reed Art Gallery is newly located in the Center for Innovative Learning. Please note the gallery has newly expanded hours and is open Monday through Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The gallery is closed during University holidays. For more information about this event, please contact Gallery Director Heather Sincavage at  heather.sincavage@maine.edu.
University of Maine at Presque Isle,
181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


PAPME members will exhibit at the Reed Art Gallery on the Campus of the University of Maine, Presque Isle. See the original work of over 20 Plein Air Painters of Maine (PAPME) artists as they gather for their art show, paint-out, and sale from May 2 through June 19, 2016. Mark your calendar now for the First Friday reception at Reed Gallery on May 6th from 5-7pm and Gallery Talk at 5:30. These Maine Artists are uniquely experienced in capturing their impressions of the Maine landscape and coastline that can only be experienced while painting under the open sky. On Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8 at 9am each day, you can see PAPME artists at their easels at selected sites throughout Presque Isle capturing beautiful scenes and the natural heritage of Aroostook County.

Sunday, April 10, 2016


PAPME member Philip Frey is teaching three plein air workshops this year. Information and links are below.

Dynamic Still Life Painting  
With Philip Frey
April 23 & 24, 2016 | Bangor, Maine
9am-4pm | Cost $225
Click here for more information

Painting Acadia 

Plein Air with Philip Frey 

July 17-23, 2016 | Bar Harbor, Maine 

Click here for more information

Painting Perceptions 

Plein Air with Philip Frey

August 30 - September 3, 2016 | Castine, Maine

Click here for more information

Philip Frey - Artist
PO Box 173 
Sullivan, ME 04664
(207) 422-2008

Student, Vcevy Strekalovsky of Hingham, MA writes, "Philip is a delight to work with, giving freedom yet challenges to students of all levels, based in a deep knowledge of expressionistic landscape painting." Read more testimonials here

Sunday, March 6, 2016

PAPME Exhibits at the Reed Art Gallery on the Campus of the University of Maine Presque Isle.

PAPME Exhibits at the Reed Art Gallery on the Campus of the University of Maine Presque Isle.
See the original work of over 30 Plein Air Painters of Maine (PAPME) artists as they gather for their art show and sale and paint-out from May 2 through June 19, 2016. Mark your calendar now for the First Friday reception at Reed Gallery on May 6th from 5-7pm and Gallery Talk at 5:30These Maine Artists are uniquely experienced in capturing their impressions of the Maine landscape and coastline that can only be experienced while painting under the open sky. On Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8 at 9am each day, you can see PAPME artists at their easels at selected sites throughout Presque Isle capturing beautiful scenes and the natural heritage of Aroostook County. 


PAPME member, Bruce Newman (shown painting) has sent us this opportunity.
Thank you Bruce!
The Kings Landing Foundation (Click to see on Facebook)
We are looking for 40 artists for the 2nd annual Plein Air Festival at
Kings Landing Historical Settlement, September 16-18!

Contact us at TheKLF@bellaliant.net for information or to register. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016


Thank you to PAPME MEMBER DIANE HORTON for this notice.

Statewide – Maine artists, age 50 and older, are invited to exhibit their work at the 14th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ART to be held in Belfast, June 9 thru 12, 2016.
14th Annual Festival of Art
Senior College at Belfast
This year’s Festival will take place June 9-12, 2016.  The drop-off date for participating artists to bring their work to the Hutchinson Center will be Wednesday June 8th.   Pick up will be on Sunday, June 12th.   Please put these dates on your calendar! 
The 2016 Festival will again be held at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, MaineWe hope you and your art-loving friends will plan to participate in the array of interesting and fun activities that will take place during Festival weekend.   
Artists wishing to participate in the Festival show must register for the show during the month of March.  Registration materials for the 14th Annual Festival of Art will be distributed on March 1st to everyone on our contact list.   If you have received this notice by email, you are on our list.  The registration fee will again be $10 per artist.  Each participating artist may enter one piece in the Festival show.  Additional information will be provided with the registration materials.  
If you have friends and neighbors who might be interested in participating in this year's show, please forward this message to them and encourage them to contact us by email to be added to our outreach list.  Our email address is seniorcollegefestivalofart@gmail.com
We hope to see you at the Hutchinson Center on Festival weekend! 
Best wishes, 
Juliane Dow, Registration Coordinator 
Festival of Art - Senior College at Belfast   
***An Entry Form and Information Sheet may be obtained from Juliane Dow at  seniorcollegefestivalofart@gmail.com 
or by leaving a message at 338-8033.
The entry deadline is March 31, 2016.  Art work is to be delivered to the University of Maine Hutchinson Center on June 8, 2016.
Sponsored by Senior College at Belfast, this non-juried exhibit is open to amateur and professional visual artists. Last year’s Festival included 140 works of art and attracted hundreds of visitors. Artists do have an opportunity to sell their work.   

Saturday, November 28, 2015


PAPME member, Kathy Baribeau is showing her paintings with the Casco Bay Art League at the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, Maine, Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 4, 5, and 6 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. The opening reception will be on December 4:00 from 2:00 pm to 4 pm.
We all wish Kathy a great show!

Saturday, October 31, 2015


PAPME member, Ken Carlson is having an exhibit of his watercolors entitled "The Creative Realism of Ken Carlson" at the Monkitree Gallery on 263 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine.The show runs from November 13 - January 6. The opening reception is November 13, 5:30-8:30pm. There will be a second reception on December 4, from 5:30-8pm during the Artwalk Gardiner event. 
Monkitree Gallery https://www.monkitree.com/About-Us/Upcoming-Shows.html  says this of Ken: "The blank page offers a challenge to Ken Carlson and faced with the challenge, Ken is determined to have fun. Just as a jazz performer creates fresh melody over a repeating cycle of chord changes, Ken takes a familiar landscape and offers something surprising.
Familiar scenes of Gardiner become less familiar and more wondrous in the hands of Ken Carlson. His experience as an illustrator and cartoonist has had an impact on Ken Carlson’s painting style. Often working plein air, he frees himself to play with a landscape he is familiar with- adding elements, skewing perspective, tilting structures. Ken imbues buildings and landscapes with character. Whether it is a feed store bowing under the weight of its years or a new gazebo tilting toward a nearby sculpture, you can sense these structures have feelings.
Ken drew editorial cartoons for the Kennebec Journal from 1985-2002. He enjoyed watercolor color painting off and on over the years. Or so he thought, “I took my first workshop with Tony van Hasselt, then the fun began and I started painting Plein Air, or as I like to say, “Plein Ayuh.”

Sunday, October 18, 2015

PAPME Well Represented in ART in ME SHOW

The ART in ME Show at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation is in full swing now and looks great! Out of 236 entries this year 95 pieces of work were selected for exhibition. Out of the 95 pieces selected 24 were PAPME Members. That is 25% of the exhibitors! The BRAF Gallery will be open from 11AM until 4PM, Wednesday through Sunday, until Thanksgiving. Hope you get a chance to see it.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


ART in ME 2015, Boothbay Region Art Foundation’s 6th annual invitational exhibit will run from October 17th to November 9th at One Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 
Art in ME is a statewide, “state-of-the-art” exhibit whose mission is to showcase contemporary artists of Maine who are expressing creativity in both subjective and objective views.
This year’s judge is the well-known reporter of Maine’s art and cultural scene, Bob Keyes, of Maine Media’s Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram.
Prizes include $500 for Best in Show & People’s Choice; also awarded will be Second Place, Third Place and 2 Honorable Mentions of lesser amounts. The reception and awards presentation will take place on Saturday, October 17th, 5 to 7 pm.

There should be many PAPME members represented.

RICK DICKINSON to Have Paintings in New Gallery/Studio Opening

PAPME member Rick Dickinson is pleased to announce the opening of his new studio/ gallery, “STUDIO NORTH” as he participates in "New Hampshire Open Doors", a statewide touring event. 
Save the dates Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8, 9am to 6pm to visit Dickinson and Company Fine Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. Meet painters Margaret Carrier, Deidre Riley and Rick and view their traditional fine art paintings in the style of The Boston School.

STUDIO NORTH is located on the fourth floor of the Langer Building at 55 South Commercial Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 30101.  From 293 in Manchester exit at Granite Street.  Drive east on Granite Street over the river and turn right on Commercial to number 55, the last mill building on the right.  The elevator to the fourth floor is located at the south entrance (riverside) and stairs at the east entrance.
For more information call Rick at 207-350-5772

Good Luck and Best Wishes Rick

Sunday, September 20, 2015


Forty-nine plein air painters gathered on a pristine day at Ocean Point in East Boothbay for the eleventh Oil Painters of America Great Paint Out. That evening Spruce Point Inn of Boothbay Harbor gave us a wonderful show and reception.
What a Day!!

FRONT ROW: Laurie Proctor Lefebvre, Suzanne Savage Brewer, Ed Buonvecchio, Erin McGee Ferrell, Hai-Ou Hou, Olena Babak, Judith McKenna, Liliana Thelander, Ellie Boyd, Ted Charron, Diane Dubreuil. SECOND ROW: Carole Palmer, Roberta Goschke, Bob Grant, Gail Morrison, Barbara Aras, Peter Yesis, Corinne McIntyre, John Caggiano, Livy Glaubitz, Sarah Greenier, Claudette Gamage, Penny Markley, Ruth Kaldor, Lisa LaMer, John Seitzer. THIRD ROW: Stephan Giannini, Diane Randlett, Ken Carlson, Tom Whittle, Suzanne Marinell, Luise Van Keuren, Mark Kelvin Horton, Andre Lucero, Bobbi Heath, Bruce Newman, Tom Greenier, Sally Smith, Oskar Thorarensen, Bruce McMillan, George Van Hook, Brad Betts.
NOT SHOWN: John Butke, Ken Harvey, Greg Laderer, Roger Milinowski, Dolores Rollins, Stuart Roper, Tony van Hasselt.

PHOTO by Betsy Betts

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PAPME 11th Annual Great Paint Out

The PAPME 11th Annual Great Paint Out sponsored by the Oil Painters of America will be on Wednesday September 9th from 8:30am to 4:00 pm. Just think painters from all over the United States will be doing the same thing at their own venues. 
This year it is going to be in coordination again with the PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF THE SOUTHEAST (PAPSE) who are coming up to paint with us for a week like they did last year. 
Since it will be the same week as the Boothbay Harbor Fest which is a week long event called “Stroke of Art”, we will be a part of it and Spruce Point Inn will be giving us a show that evening. This will be attended by both the Plein Air Painters of Maine (PAPME) and the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAPSE). The Southeast painters travelled very long distances to join us for the event. 
It should prove to be an exciting day!

Friday, August 14, 2015

PAPME Member TINA INGRAHAM to Teach Workshop

PAPME Member, Tina Ingraham will be teaching a Three-day Workshop in Stonington, Maine September 8-10 called "En Plein-Air Painting: The Mindful Painter©"
Daily classes:
1:00 PM  - 4:00 PM on the 8th
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on the 9th and 10th

$400.00 (includes “shed” rental)
$100.00 non-refundable deposit by September 1st  
Class Size: 6 Minimum: 10 Maximum

For More Information and/or to sign up, email or write. 
Tina Ingraham Studios
Four Centre Street
Bath, ME 04530

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


PAPME Member, Kathy Baribeau's paintings are in a Summer Show and Sale at the Casco Bay Art League from August 7 to 14, every day from 11am to 6pm. The Artists Reception will be on August 7 from 4-6pm at the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell Maine. Good Luck Kathy.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Paintings of PAPME Member, the Late JULIAN SACKS to be in Group Show in Damariscotta

PAPME member, the late Julian Sacks paintings will be in a group show at the Damariscotta River Grill July 27 through September 13. Julian was always so happy to join the Plein Air Painters on Wednesday mornings. He will be remembered by all of us through his paintings.

Reception July 29, 4pm to 6pm


PAPME member, Lennie Mullaney has created a three day plain air weekend Friday - Sunday, July 17-19 in Prescott Park and greater Portsmouth NH.  Carol Aronson-Shore is the juror. There will be a first prize of $300, 2nd prize $200 and 3rd prize $100.
Click here for registration form and prospectus:  Wet Paint Registration
For more information, go to www.nhartassociation.org
or contact: 
Lennie Mullaney, 248 Willard Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801 602-828-4556

PAPME MEMBER ALEXANDRA PERRY--WEISS Shares new Workshop News and Offer





OCT 9-19 2015

 10 glorious days of Plein Air Landscape Painting
 with an extraordinary instructor, one of Australia's best!


When you each register, just add your friend's name in the space for Questions/Notes at the end of the Registration Form and we'll take care of it from there!

 A Whisson painting of the Sorrento Coast!  
The class is Oct 9-19 2015. We'll stay right in Sorrento and 
take a few day trips: to paint on the Isle of Capri; 
a drive along the Amalfi Coast to Pompeii 
where we will have a guided tour and to Herculaneum; 
then to Massa Lubrenze for a day of painting. 
You'll have all the time you need with Colley and then some, 
wonderful food, good company...and by registering now, 
extra cash in your pocket!  
Do check our website for details and to register right online!
$3795 without the discount…$3495 for non painting companions…
no airfare; the website explains everything else that is included
(You might want to pick up 
some Euros now while the rate is low.
..more savings!!)

 Sorrento waterfront scenery..
Sorrento in October will be cooling off and emptying out.
..we'll have a wonderful time! 
Colley is great company as well as a magnificent painter and teacher
...he is an award winning and popular Australian painter
...we are very happy to have him teach for us!
His work speaks for itself:...click here to go to his website!
Contact me directly by phone or email with any questions. 
See you in Sorrento!
Lyn Donovan
Paint Away; Art Workshops Abroad!/
Coastal Maine Art Workshops..

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ed Buonvecchio to Participate in Ocean Park Festival

PAPME member, Ed Buonvecchio,  edbuonvecchio.com will be one of 8 artists participating at the Ocean Park Plein Air Festival for the second year. The painting competition starts July 15-17 with a "Meet the Artist" event July 14. 
Good Luck Ed!

Ocean Park is a summer assembly, a Chautauqua style community, that will be celebrating its 135th year in 2015. It is about ½ mile wide and ½ mile long. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean (Saco Bay) in the east and a stand of 100+ feet tall hemlock trees, known as Guild Park in the west. Its southern boundary is The Goosefare Brook and home to a Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge. On the north, Tunis Ave marks the end of Ocean Park as it blends in to Old Orchard Beach. For a better view, visit Ocean Park using Google Earth. To get a better idea of what Ocean Park is to its people check out Friends of Ocean Park, Maine on Facebook.
July 14: Meet the Artists ........Porter Hall from 5:00-6:30 pm Come and meet the artists who will be painting throughout Ocean Park this week. 
July 17: Judging at the Temple 1:00 pm Philip Frey of Ellsworth will judge the artists on their final work.
July 17: Wet Paint Sale at the Temple 5:00-7:00pm Come to the Temple and make your one-of-a-kind purchase of Ocean Park scenes! Cash, checks made out to The Ocean Park Association, or credit cards will be accepted for all purchases.