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.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

PAPME 12th Annual Great American Paint Out!

The PAPME 12th Annual Great American Paint Out sponsored by the Oil Painters of America will be on Wednesday September 7th from 8:30am to 4:00 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”, we will be a part of it and Fishermans Wharf in Boothbay Harbor will be hosting our show that evening! The invited painters from Stroke of Art will be joining us.
It should prove to be an exciting day!

Sunday, July 31, 2016


Hi Everyone,

My wife Pam and I are new to the group and new to the area. We now live in Somersworth NH since May and have our work at Todd Bonita's galleries in Ogunquit and Portsmouth. We are helping to manage the Ogunquit gallery this season and making the transition to living full time in the area from living and teaching in Connecticut for more   than 30 years. We have also been teaching plein air workshops nationally with an emphasis on New England for 25 years and I've participated in plein air competitions across the country since the early inception of these great invents.

For anyone who may be interested, I am teaching Plein Air Tuesday's in August for the Ogunquit Summer School Of Art. Here is a link to that.

I am also teaching a three day, Wednesday through Friday Plein air workshop for the school in August. 

I also have added another Monhegan workshop to our September schedule. We've been holding a very successful workshop on Monhegan for 18 years. 

I believe in a 'Less Is More' approach to painting. I emphasize a simple color palette and strive to make each brushstroke count. 
If my painting style and philosophy is of interest to anyone, I'd love to hear from you.

Thank you and happy painting!

Best Regards,
David Lussier

Thursday, July 28, 2016


email:  epena@ufl.edu    or  Tel  207-882-4155

Dear Fellow Artists,
In order to prepare for this event (preparing panels for artists paintings, tables, invitations and propaganda for the Saturday and Sunday sale , etc), could you send me an e-mail letting me know If you Will/or Will Not Participate In The Event? Off course it will be great if you fill up the registration form and mail your registration fee within the next 2 weeks instead of August 25. That will help a great help.
Also please notice in the information that the Wiscasset Art Walk to take place on August 25 would like to showcase artists painting close to the Homestead downtown. I think this will be a great opportunity to promote your art.
Best regards,

Saturday, July 23, 2016

KATHY BARIBEAU to participate in Casco Bay Art League Summer Show.

PAPME Member Kathy Baribeau is showing her work at the Casco Bay Summer Show. Good Luck Kathy!

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Our PAPME member Mary Byrom is really busy these days. Check out her workshops!


ALL DAY - 10-5 PM

FEE: $135 
To Register ~ Please email Lakes Art Assoc :  with "Mary Byrom Plein Air Workshop" in subject line.
Include your name, phone number & email address. 

This is the perfect opportunity to paint in a heavenly location in the lakes region of NH...

The Lakes Region of NH is beautiful. Sparkling blue lakes, mountains, islands and big summer skies are waiting to be painted. There is nothing like spending a nice summer day painting under towering pines, breathing in fresh country air and watching the sun change the colors of the mountains. We are painting all day in a private location on a lovely lake. I can hardly wait to paint at this beautiful house in Belmont, NH on the shore of Lake Winnisquam !

This day long workshop will help the student slow down and focus on completing one painting on location. This workshop is at a beautiful, private, lake front location. The day will start with a demo and a short talk on the specific aspects/advantages/challenges of the subject/location. I will be teaching fundamentals, values, design, color and brushwork. Individual guidance will be given based on each students individual painting experience. Students can expect to complete one or more paintings depending on experience. All skill levels are welcome. There will be a group discussion/critique session at the end of the day.  Registration is through the Lakes Region Art Association. Fee for a one day plein air workshop is $135. Please register soon.There are only a few openings left.  REGISTER HERE.


4:00 - 9:30 PM
    Fee $75
LOCATION: Coastal Maine, Southern York County
REGISTRATION OPEN: Register here on line.

Or email me directly:  mbyrom@maine.rr.com
Evening and nocturne painting is wonderful...

Summer is in full swing. The full moon evenings of summer are a wonderful time to get out and paint.  If you haven't painted on a full moon or at night this is the time to grab the chance.   I am offering a special event... on the evening of the August full moon on Thursday, Aug 18th I will be teaching an evening/night time plein air class on the coast of Maine to a small group of painters. Registration is open now. 

Sunday, June 12, 2016


PAPME member, Mary Byrom is teaching a plein air summer class.

Class is every Tuesday 2-5pm.  Plein Air Summer Class ~ Session runs  June 14 - July 19th 
Level : Beginner to Intermediate
Mediums: oils, acrylics, water colors, gouache, pastels, colored pencils, ink
Location: New location every week
Fee : 6 weeks $227
This class is for beginners to intermediate painters.The Plein Air Summer Class is  progressive instructional outdoor painting. We will meet at a different location every week.  Each class lasts 3 hours.  Student may work in oils, acrylics, water colors, gouache, pastels, colored pencils or ink,  painting or sketching, with a plein air easel and paint kit or with just a sketchbook, some pencils or markers, a tiny watercolor kit and a folding chair. The class is focused on individual growth/mentoring and individual coaching for each student.
In every 6 week session we cover specific skills and and techniques used in landscape painting.  When you register for the plein air class  (6 classes - $227) you will learn and develop techniques that will make you a stronger better painter, and how to critique your own work. Class will start with an overview, demo and a review of the previous week's work. Each session will build on past lessons and will expand  skills. Students can expect to become comfortable with their medium in the field.  If you have limited time or are a beginner and want to see if plein air painting is right for you, you may register for single classes.($52) If you have experience and want to move up to the next level this is a fit for you.
A student who completed my first plein air session worked hard and just had her first show this week. I helped her with what to show and how to price it. And she sold work. Bravo!
Any questions let me know.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

PAPME Member JORGE PENA is Organizing a Paint Out

Paint the town!!!

August 26-28, 2016

Call to all Plein Air Artists !!

The Maine Art Gallery is sponsoring a 3 day “outdoor painting free event”, where artists will descend on Wiscasset to paint the town and surroundings and request the support of other like-minded community members, art patrons, artists , community and business leaders to establish the “Paint the Town , Wiscasset, ME. We would like to host an event dedicated to promote our community, our town and enrich our cultural heritage. 

During the event, come rain or shine, we expect that participating artists will be painting around Castle Tucker, the waterfront, the jail museum, main street, and in the surrounding areas to capture the breathtaking vistas, waterways, historic neighborhoods, rolling hillsides, lush gardens, incredible farms, and gardens of our uniquely beautiful region. The festival will culminate in a sale of paintings at the Maine Art Gallery on Saturday evening and a day-long, free public sale on Sunday.

For more information contact Jorge Pena:  207 882 4155  or  jepena@ufl.edu

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