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 ten Chapters with over 600 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.

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

Sunday, September 8, 2019

PAPME/OPA GREAT PAINT OUT


What a great day we Plein Air Painters of Maine and friends had painting at 
the OPA Great Paint Out !!!.

It started out nice and sunny then it turned windy and chilly in the afternoon but we painters are hardy folk. So most of us stayed on until late afternoon.



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FRONT ROW left to right Olena Babak, Roberta Goschke, Thomas Adkins, Penny Markley, Candy McKellar, Alison Biddle, Ed Buonvecchio, Liliana Thelander, Tony van Hasselt, Ken Harvey

BACK ROW Elienne Basa, Charlotte Thibault, Brad Betts, Peter Yesis, Corinne McIntyre, Rick Reinert, Jonathan Eiten, Fran Scannell, George Van Hook, Jack Miller, Suzanne Marinell, Marcia Annenberg

NOT SHOWN Judy Conlan, Claudette Gamache, Stephan Giannini, Carole Palmer and June Racine 

photo by Betsy Betts

Thursday, September 5, 2019

PAPME NEW PLEIN AIR EVENT OPPORTUNITY


WESTBROOK ARTS & CULTURE PRESENTS THE
5th ANNUAL PLEIN AIR EVENT 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2019


Westbrook Arts & Culture will hold our 5th annual citywide Plein Air event on Saturday, September 14, 2019 (rain date September 15).

This year’s event includes two $400 purchase prizes.

Paint Westbrook will be hosted by Westbrook Arts & Culture, Discover Downtown Westbrook, and
Continuum For Creativity, LLC.

Painters will pre-register for this event by emailing the following information to: westbrookartsculture@gmail.com name, address, phone, email, website. Please use subject heading Paint Westbrook for all registrations. There will be a $10 registration fee for this event, payable to Westbrook Arts and Culture. 

Open to painters in all wall hung media. 

Continuum For Creativity will host an exhibition of the work created at Paint Westbrook from September 14 through October 12, and will charge a 30% commission on all gallery sales. There will be a public opening reception for the artists from 5-7pm on September 14 at Continuum. 

Westbrook has a variety of scenes to paint: downtown buildings, Presumpscot River, Riverbank Park, rural farms, paper mill industrial buildings, historic Dana Warp Mill, Walker Memorial Library, and more.

Any questions?
Please email westbrookartsculture@gmail.com.
Registration open now. Register by Monday September 9 to get the free lunch.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

PAPME/OPA GREAT PAINT OUT IS ALMOST HERE!!!

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!
SEPTEMBER 4, 8:00-4:30

PAPME/OPA Great Paint Out 
Grimes Cove/Ocean Point
East Boothbay, ME


RAIN DATE September 11

Directions:
From U.S. Route 1 take Route 27 south for 10 miles. At the traffic lights (Hannaford supermarket on right)  take a left. (This is now Route 96) Drive approx. six miles until you come to the ocean. You have reached Grimes Cove/Shore Road. You will see all the painters by the sea. There is a parking lot on the left just before Grimes Cove. You can also park on the shore road in front of the Cove. Please park in designated areas only.

Description of Location:
The Ocean/Waves/Lobster Boats/Islands/A Lighthouse/Seagulls/Rocky Coast/Summer Cottages/Seaweed/Flotsam and Jetsam; 3⁄4 mile of a shoreline

Special Instructions: Bring Lunch/Water/Heavy Sweater or Jacket/Bug Spray/Sun Block/Painting Gear with Umbrella/Snacks/$$$ for food if you want to go to a restaurant. Follow signs for parking. We’ll be painting all along Shore Road. 

Restaurants: Lobsterman's Wharf/General Store (delicious food)/ Boathouse Bistro/Boothbay Lobster Wharf.

Lodgings: Ocean Point Inn 633-4200, Five Gables Inn 633-4551 

Questions: Call Corinne at: opstudio@roadrunner.com or Tel: 633-3990

Just think Artists from all over the country will be painting at their Great Paint Outs also!

You can see the photos from last year 
on the OPA website:
https://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/events/paintouts/2018/paintouts2018.cfm 

See you there!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

PAPME MEMBER PHILIP FREY WORKSHOPS

PAPME member Philip Frey is teaching a workshop in York
September 20-22

Please go to
for more information

Friday, July 19, 2019

PAPME INVITED TO SET UP THEIR EASELS!

‘Paint Wiscasset’
A plein air event
       Aug. 29-31

The Maine Art Gallery invites artists to set up their
 easels in town during three days beginning
 Thursday, Aug. 29. The plein air event will
 conclude with a reception and sale on Saturday,
 Aug. 31 from 5-8 p.m.

Artists who wish to participate should contact
 either Richard Litz at relitz@ufl.edu or Celia
 Ludwig at celia-in-rehoboth@comcast.net or
 Richard at 882-4155 for an information packet.

Registered artists are welcome to be a part of 
Wiscasset’s August Art Walk on Thursday evening.
 This is an opportunity for visitors to observe their
 work.

Participation in “Paint Wiscasset” also provides the 
artist exhibit space for up to ten paintings in the
 gallery. Registration fee is $20 for members of the
 Maine Art Gallery and $25 for non-members. All 
artists must register at the gallery before beginning
 to paint.

More information can be found
 Facebook at Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset. The
 gallery is located at 15 Warren St., Wiscasset.

PAPME OPPORTUNITY - WISCASSET ART WALK

NEXT 
WISCASSET ARTWALKS ARE  
July 25, Aug. 29, + Sept. 26, 5-8 p.m.
TO SIGN UP FOR PARTICIPATING
OR FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO
 or contact Lucia Droby at ludroby@verizon.net

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

PAPME MEMBERS JOHN AND LYNNE SEITZER WIN AN AWARD!!

Local author Susan Schadler and artist illustrators Lynne and John M. T. Seitzer of Joy to the Wind Gallery have been awarded the Next Generation Indie Book Award for picture books for children.
A Next Generation Indie Book Award winner written by Susan Schadler
and illustrated by Lynne and John M.T. Seitzer. Courtesy of the author
In the book, “Come Walk in the Fynbos With Me,”  a child and adult set off on a walk through South Africa’s famous fynbos (fayn◦bos), an extraordinarily diverse biome along the southern tip of Africa. Along the way the twosome discovers the bizarre shapes, flashes of brilliance, and peculiar habits of the flowers nestled in the scrubland. They cross the paths of birds, bugs, snakes, animals that inhabit and help sustain the fynbos. The book was published in 2018 at Beavers Pond Press.
The judge’s review of the book has been published on the organization’s website: “A total delight! The book explains that the Fynbos (Afrikaans for Fine Bush) is a small section of unique scrubland located at the bottom of the African continent. Lynne and John M. T. Seitzer's lush artwork accentuates the depth of age appropriate information provided by author Susan Schadler. Both the front and back endpapers are loaded with fascinating descriptions and images of the creatures and plants mentioned throughout the book. This book is sure to delight the inquisitive youngster.”
The book also received recognition as a finalist in the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Children’s picture books.
The artists researched, hiked and photographed in the Fynbos Floral Kingdom of South Africa and returned to Maine to paint 34  original 18” x 24” oil paintings for the book. They  concepted the book design working hand in hand with the author, Susan Schadler and the publishers.

For more information or to acquire a copy contact Lynne or John at Joy To The Wind Gallery 34 Atlantic Ave.  Boothbay Harbor 207-633-7025 or Susan at 301-704-8050 or on the website www.susanschadler.com. Also Available for purchase in Boothbay Harbor  Sherman’s Books & Stationery  and Amazon.

PAPME MEMBER JOHN SEITZER TO HAVE ANTHOLOGY SHOW

John M. T. Seitzer’s Anthology -
A Collection of Short Story Paintings 
on View now at Joy To The Wind Gallery

“Short Story with Robin,” an 8” x 6” oil on board, is one of John M.T. Seitzer’s new works in the “Anthology Series” running through July 31.
“Short Story in Blue,” a 10” x 8” oil on board, is among the paintings in John M. T. Seitzer’s new show at Joy to the Wind Gallery in Boothbay Harbor. Courtesy of the artist.

This exhibition, “Anthology - A Collection of Short Story Paintings,” is collaboration between the artist and you the viewer. “I supply the color. You provide the words to make the story yours, John M. T. Seitzer says. “Everybody ‘reads’ their own interpretation into what they see.”
Let your imagination wander as you observe the rainbow of colors, simple shapes and thick textures in these paintings at Joy to the Wind Gallery in Boothbay Harbor.
Some ‘story’ paintings are dark and brooding while others are light, bright and cheerful. Most of the work is oil paint on board. A few are comprised of pasted collage elements such as bits of actual script, photographs or illustrations that hide and are partially revealed beneath the paint.
These intimate renderings are sized like pages from a book. And like a book- they await the reader.
“Anthology - A Collection of Short Story Paintings” will be on view through July 31. 
Joy To The Wind is at 34 Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. 
For more information, call  633-7025 or visit  joytothewind.com

PAPME MEMBER LENNIE MULLANEY'S INVITATION TO WET PAINT OUT

New Hampshire Art Association 
Annual Wet Paint Out Event
July 26-28, 2019

Open to all artists, including non-members

Held in Portsmouth NH area
Prizes: $400, $200, $100

Juror Grant Drumheller, UNH professor in painting

Paint Friday, Saturday, early Sunday
Submit 2 best works UNFRAMED Sunday 7/28 by noon
Awards announced Sunday at 2 PM
Sale to public Sunday 2 - 5 PM

Preregister by July 17: $15 NHAA members   $25 non-members
Register after July 17:  $25 NHAA members  $35 non-members

Pay online www.nhartassociation.org, note "Wet Paint Out" in comments
Checks payable to NHAA, 136 State St, Portsmouth NH 03801
Call to use credit card 603-431-4230

Walk In registration Friday 7/26 beginning at 7 AM at NHAA

Stop in first day painting to pick up welcome package

All works submitted for jury or sale must be removed Sunday 7/28 at 5PM
NHAA, 136 State St, Portsmouth NH

Lennie Mullaney
248 Willard Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-828-4556

Monday, July 8, 2019

PAPME/OPA GREAT PAINT OUT OPPORTUNITY

SAVE THE DATE
PAPME/OPA Great Paint Out 
September 4, 2019, 8 AM to 4:30 PM 

Grimes Cove/Ocean Point

RAIN DATE September 11
Directions:
From U.S. Route 1 take Route 27 south for 10 miles. At the traffic lights (Hannaford supermarket on right)  take a left. (This is now Route 96) Drive approx. six miles until you come to the ocean. You have reached Grimes Cove/Shore Road. You will see all the painters by the sea. There is a parking lot on the left just before Grimes Cove. You can also park on the shore road in front of the Cove. Please park in designated areas only.

Description of Location:
The Ocean/Waves/Lobster Boats/Islands/A Lighthouse/Seagulls/Rocky Coast/Summer Cottages/Seaweed/Flotsam and Jetsam; 3⁄4 mile of a shoreline

Special Instructions: Bring Lunch/Water/Heavy Sweater or Jacket/Bug Spray/Sun Block/Painting Gear with Umbrella/Snacks/$$$ for food if you want to go to a restaurant. Follow signs for parking. We’ll be painting all along Shore Road. 

Restaurants: Lobsterman's Wharf/General Store (delicious food)/ Boathouse Bistro/Boothbay Lobster Wharf.

Lodging: Ocean Point Inn 633-4200, Five Gables Inn 633-4551 

Questions: opstudio@roadrunner.com or Tel: 633-3990
Just think Artists from all over the country will be painting at their Great Paint Outs also! You can see the photos of us from last year on the OPA website under "Great Paint Outs”  http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com 

See you there!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

OPPRTUNITY-TWO PAPME PLEIN AIR ARTIST WORKSHOPS

TWO PLEIN AIR ARTIST WORKSHOPS
featuring "THE ARTISTS ART TRAIL" SUMMER 2019

PLEIN AIR ALL MEDIA WORKSHOP 

JULY 23-JULY 26, 2019 
ON THE NEW RANGLEY ART TRAIL

With George Van Hook

Saturday, July 6, 2019

PAPME MEMBERS FRAN SCANNELL + CHARLOTTE THIBAULT TO BE IN THE KEFAUVER STUDIO AND GALLERY


The Kefauver Studio and Gallery
Damariscotta
presents the opening reception for 
“The Boat Show” art exhibition. 
The show features new work by oil painter Will Kefauver, and the work of his 27 juried guest artists.  
The show opens July 5th and runs until August 4th.

Three of the artists are new to the gallery with this show.  They are oil painters Fran Scannell and Charlotte Thibault, and etchings artist Kay Miller.  The returning guest artists are Sandy Adams, George Baker, Wolfgang Busse, Dale Dapkins, Sandra Dunn, Steve Dunn, Evelyn Dunphy, Chris Essler, Sandy Harper, Jennifer Hickey, Hannah Ineson, Jan Kilburn, Deborah Kozak, Polly McGrory, DiTa Ondek, Ron Orenstein, Scot See, Joyce Smith, Chris Stump, Jan Van Tassell, Linda Van Tassell, Helen Warner, Gail Wartell, and Carolyn Wiley.


The opening reception will be held on Sunday, July 7th, from 4:30 – 6:30.  Refreshments will be served at the reception, and there is free parking. 

The Kefauver Studio and Gallery is located at 144 Bristol Road, Damariscotta, and is open from 10:00 – 6:30 daily.

Will Kefauver can be reached at:
207-226-0974
will@kefauverstudio.com  or 
www.kefauverstudio.com

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

INVITATION from PAPME MEMBER MICHAEL CHESLEY JOHNSON

I would like to extend an invitation to Plein Air Painters of Maine to join Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy for our annual printout.  

Here are the details:


DATE: Saturday, July 20
TIME: 8 AM Eastern / 9 AM Atlantic
LOCATION:  Roosevelt-Campobello International Park, Campobello Island, NB, Canada, just across the bridge from Lubec, Maine
CONTACT:  Michael Chesley Johnson mcj.painter@gmail.com

We'll meet at the Visitor Centre parking lot for the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park and go from there.  Painting locations include bold cliffs, ocean views, cobble beaches, spruce and birch forests, bogs, fishing boats and more.  We can either go as a group to a specific location or split up into smaller groups; I can give suggestions as to painting locations on the island when we meet.  Picnic lunches, and if everyone is willing, early dinner at 5 pm Atlantic Time at The Pier (https://www.facebook.com/thepierwaterfront) followed by more painting afterward. Plenty of lodging on the island at www.visitcampobello.com or over in nearby Lubec at www.visitlubecmaine.com  NOTE:  This location is in Canada, and US citizens will need to bring either a passport, enhanced driver's license or driver's license + birth certificate. 


Michael Chesley Johnson AIS MPAC PSA PSNM


Monday, June 24, 2019

PAPME OPPORTUNITY--- ARTIST TRAIL IN RANGELEY LAKES REGION


THE ARTIST TRAIL 
IN RANGELEY LAKES REGION 
IS A REALITY!

It has already been mentioned in the Plein Air Today Newsletter!

For more information see below

•  It is also linked to our website  
www.rangeleyarts.org  under the Visual Arts tab.

•  It is also linked to the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust website


We are having 2 plein air workshops 
related to it 
one in July and one in August. 

The links are also on the webpage. 
https://www.outdoorpainter.com/artists-trail-maine


PLEIN AIR ALL MEDIA WORKSHOP 

JULY 23-JULY 26, 2019 
ON THE NEW RANGLEY ART TRAIL

With George Van Hook

Saturday, June 22, 2019

PLEIN AIR PAINT THE TOWN


THE MAINE ART GALLERY

Wiscasset

PLEIN AIR PAINT THE TOWN!

August 29, 30 and 31 

Sale and reception on Aug 31

For details contact: 
Richard Litz - 786/269-7514 
Cecilia Ludwig - 302/864-4834  

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

PAPME MEMBER BJÖRN RUNQUIST TO HOLD THREE WORKSHOPS


BJÖRN RUNQUIST
PLEIN AIR PAINTING 
SUMMER WORKSHOPS
ST GEORGE MAINE

#1 JULY, 3 days, 8,9,10  $350 (limited to 8 people)
#2 AUGUST 5 days, 19-23, W/ TOLLEF RUNQUIST (8/21-23). $500 (limited to 10 people)
#3  SEPT 3 days, 9,10,11 $350 (limited to 8 people)

The workshops will build on the foundations of plein-air painting, focusing on the dynamics of building a painting, composition, color and the techniques of alla prima painting.  We will start with short studies focusing on quick establishment of composition and proceed with a variety of exercises to improve plein-air techniques and lots of individual attention. Particular emphasis will be on capturing a sense of light and its use as a compositional element.  Locations for painting will include the village of Clark Island by the Craignair Inn, Port Clyde, Tenants Harbor, Marshall Point, South Thomaston and surrounding areas. 
Contact me at:     
bruquist48@gmail.com 
and/or check my website for full info at:
http://www.bjornrunquist.com/us-workshops

You can see my work at the Landing Gallery in Rockland.