ABOUT US

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 450 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.

LOCATIONS
Any painter is welcome to come paint with us. Just contact the Gmail below and we will let you know where we will be.
cmcintyrepaintings@gmail.com

MEMBER NEWS

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.

Friday, September 19, 2014

PAPME/PAPSE/OPA GREAT PAINT OUT GREAT SUCCESS!

This year the OPA Great Paint Out in East Boothbay on September 10, 2014 was 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 (Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina etc.) to join us for the event. 
The weather was beautiful. The temperature perfect. Everyone had a great time. They would like to do it again next year. In fact we spent the whole week painting together and had a pizza party after the Paint Out!
There were 53 painters in all. What a week!!!!















Front row: Jane Chapin, Pam Padgett, Candy McKellar, Luise van Keuren, Ken Harvey, Bob Grant, Midge Coleman, Greg Laderer, Judy Pumfrey, Barbara Barclay, Helen St. Clair, Kathleen Billis, Corinne McIntyre, Diane Dubreuil
Second Row: Julian Sacks, Tom Whittle, Penny Markley, Pat Zolper, Dawn Whitelaw  Felicity Sidwell, Larry Pumfrey, Bobbi Heath, Anne Blair Brown, Paula Frizbe, Gwen Nagle, George Hayes
Third Row: Mitch Billis, Gene Klink, Ken Carlson, Geoff Bladon, Suzanne Marinell, Dan Graziano, Anne Self, Rick Reinert, Kevin Menck, Sarah Greenier, Tom Greenier, Ian Orman, Bill Farnsworth, Rich Nelson, Stephan Giannini, Scott Boyle
Not Shown: Kathy Baribeau, Brad Betts, John Caggiano, Margaret Canepa,  Andre Lucero, Larry Moore, Gail Morrison, Colin Page, Diane Randlett, Brett Weaver, Peter Yesis

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DIANNE HORTON Receives an Honorable Mention

PAPME Member, Dianne Horton was thrilled to receive an Honorable Mention at the first annual Juried Art Show during an Award Ceremony and Reception on August 16 at the Belfast Free Library. The show is currently hanging in the Barbara Kramer Gallery until the end of this month.. The exhibit is sponsored by Hospice Volunteers of  Waldo County. Eighty pieces of art work were submitted and twenty-six were selected to exhibit. 

A complete slideshow of all jury-selected work plus a biography of all the artists plus images of the winning selections is online now at  www.hospicevolunteersofwaldocounty.org 

Congratulations Dianne!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

MIDGE COLEMAN To Have Show at PWA

PAPME member Midge Coleman is having a solo show of seventeen paintings
at the Pemaquid Watershed Association offices at 15 Courtyard Street, Damariscotta (above and behind the Salt Bay Restaurant).
The opening reception is on Friday, August 29th from 4:30-5:30 pm. The show runs through August 25 to October 3rd and the gallery (second floor) is open weekdays from 9:30-4:30 pm.
Good Luck, Midge!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA GREAT PAINT OUT AND PAPME/PAPSE SECOND YEARLY PAINT OUT

It is that time of year again when PAPME will have the OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA GREAT PAINT OUT at Grimes Cove! 

This year it is going to be in coordination 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. 

I thought I would let you know early so you could make your plans.
Here are the dates and locations for the paint outs. You will receive directions to each place as the time draws near.

Monday, September 8---Hendricks Head Lighthouse and Beach on Southport Island
Tuesday, September 9—Barrett Park, Boothbay
Wednesday, September 10--Grimes Cove, East Boothbay (This day's paint out will be in coordination with the Oil Painters of America Great Paint Out.) 

Thursday, September 11—Knickercane Island, Boothbay
Friday, September 12—Shipbuilders Park 

Should be a wonderful experience for everyone.

BILL TOMSA in Four Shows!

PAPME Member, Bill Tomsa has been a busy man these days.Not only did he and his wife, Gloria put together an 18 piece exhibit at the new Unitarian Universalist Church in Brunswick on a 24 hour request. (A personal record for putting together a show.), but he has been gallery sitting  at the Sebascodegan Artists Gallery. 
Here are the other shows he is in during the month of August....Busy busy man.
Painitings by Alan Mast and Bill Tomsa    Unitarian Universalist Church 1 Middle Street, Brunswick, ME  Now until end of August  Call for summer hours 207.729.8515
Sebascodegan Artists Gallery  Rt. 24 Harpwell, ME  Second exhibit of the season opens Tuesday, July 29 thru end of August  Open daily 10-5pm July/August
The Maritime Show (group show) at Maine Coast Artist Gallery Friendship, ME now thru August 2
Boothbay Region Arts Foundation (BRAF) group members show Boothbay Harbor  Ongoing monthly

JULIAN SACKS HAS CITYSCAPE SHOW

The Tidemark Gallery in Waldoboro is having a show of the paintings of PAPME member, Julian Sacks called "Cityscapes". It will run from now through August 9. The opening reception is Saturday August 9, from 5-7 at 902 Main Street, Waldoboro, Maine. To see some of Julian's paintings go to www.tidemarkgallery.com

Sunday, July 6, 2014

GWEN SYLVESTER at Bailey Island

PAPME Member. Gwen Sylvester is excited to be taking a Painting Workshop with Robert Norieka on Bailey/Orrs Island. Maine. It will be in water media, both watercolor and fluid acrylics. She will be attending on August 5th and 6th. Driftwood Inn on Bailey Island is the base camp.

Bailey/Orrs Island - Maine.  Painting Workshop with Robert Noreika.
From Monday, August 04, 2014, 9:00am to Friday, August 08, 2014, 12:00pm
Don't miss this opportunity to paint with a nationally recognized artist and illustrator! Learn to capture landscapes, seascapes and boats in a spontaneous "Fluid" technique. These workshops will address composition, color and values. 
$500 for all five days          $125 per day 

To Register Online  http://www.robertnoreikaart.com   Contact: Robert Noreika at: 860.563.2787, Mobile: 860.306.7992 

Friday, May 16, 2014

AN EXCITING WORKSHOP BY TONY VAN HASSELT

DON'T MISS THIS!
On August 1-3, join Tony van Hasselt, A.W.S. for three full days of  plein air watercolor fun right in the Boothbay area.  The event is sponsored by and for the benefit of The Boothbay Region Art Foundation. Your total tuition donation of $375.00 benefits the Art Foundation. 


During morning demonstrations, Tony will show his on location methods and what to look for in selecting a scene.  Next he will teach you the logical steps in completing the painting. Then it is your turn to find a subject and have a go at it, with Tony's individual assistance throughout the day.  Bring a lunch, your own easel or borrow one from the Art Foundation. New to the watercolor medium? Give it a try. Tony’s logical steps make it easier than you think.
At the end of each day, a group critique is held in the Art Foundation studio. Tony not only talks about suggested improvements, but often paints them right onto an acetate sheet placed over the work. Your own painting is never touched. In case of inclement weather, indoor sessions are held in our studio and introduce more advanced methods as well as adding incidental figures into a scene. 
This class is limited in size, so sign up early. For more information call Jerri Whitman at 207-779-6277.  Checks should be made payable to BRAF and mailed to Jerri at 900 Gardiner Road, Dresden, ME 04342. 


Saturday, April 26, 2014

KATHY BARIBEAU in Spring Art Show

PAPME Member Kathy Baribeau is included in the Casco Bay Art League's Spring Art Show.  The show will be held on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 from 11:00 am to 6:pm at the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, ME.
Congratulations Kathy and Good Luck.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

ED BUONVECCHIO in Ocean Park Festival

Ed received great news yesterday. He was selected to be one of nine juried artists for the Ocean Park Plein Air Festival, July 8-11 this summer. The selector was Frank Costantino and the festival judge will be Colin Page of Camden.
Cogratulations Ed!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

MARY BYROM paints "FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD!" for Portsmouth Restaurant Week

A unique art exhibit, "Food, Glorious Food" celebrating Portsmouth Restaurant Week will have a private preview showing at Kennedy Gallery and Framing on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 2-4 pm.

Noted seacoast "plein air" painter Mary Byrom will showcase her recent labor of love: painting the street ambiance outside Portsmouth's finest restaurants, and venturing inside to capture on canvas their most tantalizing dishes. All the various moods, flavors, enticing, kitchen aromas, tingling glasses, and candlelit conversation that make Portsmouth a food destination will be distilled into a colorful and lively display of "Food, Glorious Food!"

EXHIBIT:  "Food, Glorious Food!" 
DATE:  Public opening reception  Friday, April 4, 2014  First Friday Artwalk
TIME:   5pm~8 pm 
LOCATION:  Kennedy Gallery and Framing
ADDRESS:  41 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Kennedy Gallery: 
(603) 436-7007

Artist contact:  Mary Byrom http://www.marybyrom.com/blog/
mbyrom@maine.rr.com 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Gail Morrison in OPA National Show

Congratulations to PAPME member Gail Morrison on the acceptance of her still life painting Spotlight on Satsuma 16x20 into the OPA National Show. This annual juried show sponsored by Oil Painters of America will open June 8th at the Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

FELICITY SIDWELL TO HAVE SHOW IN BRUNSWICK

Felicity will be showing her new works in a show titled Paintings That Take You There at the Summer Island Studio - Gallery of Fine Artisans located in the Tontine Mall in the heart of downtown Brunswick. The show will run for the month of March.
Great Felicity!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

PAPME IN PLEIN AIR MAGAZINE!

Thanks to Mary Byrom the Plein Air Painters of Maine just showed up in Plein Air magazine! We are on page 79 in the Extreme Painting section in the March 2014 issue.
Kathy Morrissey Kathy Morrissey Art is pictured in her winter gear. She and Mary Byrom were painting across the border in Portsmouth, NH. Thanks Steve Doherty and Eric Rhoads!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

PAPME SHOW GREAT SUCCESS!!!

Eighty Five wonderful plein air paintings hang on the wall of the BRAF Gallery. It was such a treat to see how differently each painter treated the locations we all painted this past year. The reception was well attended. It was great to meet the painters from the Western, Southern and Northern Chapters. It is a show worth seeing!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

PAPME SECOND ANNUAL SHOW REMINDER

A REMINDER THAT THE PAINTING DROP-OFF DATES FOR OUR SECOND ANNUAL PAPME SHOW IS MONDAY NOVEMBER 4 AND TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5. THE RECEPTION IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 FROM 4 TO 6.

PAPME MEMBERS MAKE BIG SPLASH IN THE ART IN ME SHOW

Twenty (20) PAPME members were juried into the Art in ME show. 

They are:  Katherine Baribeau, Geoff Bladon, Allen Bunker, Ken Carlson, Dan Corey, Rick Dickinson, June Elderkin, Barbara Eldred, Claudette Gamache, Ellen Hutcheson, Carol Jessen, Diana Johnson, Sue Heil Kibbe, Penny Markley, Mark Mellor, Ian Orman, Ellen Pelletier, Robert Rose, Julian Sacks, John Seitzer, Felicity Sidwell, Sally Smith, Tony van Hasselt, Luise van Keuren and Peter Yesis

If I forgot anyone please forgive me.

Congratulations everyone!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

OUR SECOND ANNUAL PAPME SHOW IS COMING UP!!!

Here are the particulars. Hope you can participate.

SECOND ANNUAL

PAPME SHOW

(PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF MAINE)

Hosted by
Boothbay Region Art Foundation

November 7 to November 25

Opening reception Friday, November 8

Submit up to two works painted en plein air
(70% of the painting must have been painted on location) 
Fees are $15 for members of PAPME and 
Boothbay Region Art Foundation; 
$20 for all others.

Submissions: 
November 4 from 12pm to 7pm
November 5 from 9am to noon

For more information
http://www.boothbayartists.org

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

PAPME AND PAP-SE ......IT IS NOT TOO LATE


It is not too late to enjoy the paint-outs, camaraderie and reception

SOUTH AND MAINE

Over 40 artists from PAP-SE and PAPME paint the town!

Group Painting Days
September 8th and 9th open painting
Barrett Park, Tuesday, September 10 at 8:30am
Grimes Cove, Wednesday, September 11 at 8:30am
Knickercane Island, Thursday, September 12 at 8:30am
Group Dinners
Sunday- Sept 8.– Head of The Harbor Gallery  31 Union St.6:30
Thursday- Sept. 13 -COCO VIVO  129 Commercial St. Boothbay Harbor. 6:30
Gala Reception;-
The Gallery At The Gatherings September 13, 
4 to 8 PM
102 Ocean Point RD.  Boothbay ME 
Painting drop :
10 AM – Noon:  The Gallery at The Gatherings. 102 Ocean Point Rd. Boothbay Maine. Sept 13
Painting Pick up:
 Take that evening or 10 Am to Noon on September 14th.
Sales at the Gala reception:
50% to the artist, 
50% to Coco Vivo and Head of the Harbor Gallery.
Questions: Mary Phelps 207.633.0671  ROGER MILINOWSKI 207.633.1001

MARY BYROM OPENING SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14

PAPME member, Mary Byrom is showing her work throughout the month and will give a talk on Saturday, September 14th 5-7  Good Luck , Mary!