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 four of us now has over 370 members. At any given time in the summer there can be 14 to 18 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.

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!


































TONY VAN HASSELT "HERE AND THERE" EN PLEIN AIR








PAPME member Tony van Hasselt AWS  will be the featured artist at the Southport Memorial Library during September and October. The show is called “HERE AND THERE EN PLEIN AIR".

Tony is a well known watercolorist who loves to travel and paint on location. Often seen in action at Boothbay’s farmers market, he refers to nature as his ”Studio without walls”.  On display at the library, are local scenes, as well as subjects from the artist’s travels in the US and abroad.  Featuring an impressionistic style with clear, deft strokes, his subjects tell a visual story with emphasis on strong patterns of light and shade, so the viewer may share in its excitement of color and form.

He is an elected signature member of the American Watercolor Society.  His watercolors and teaching methods have been featured in several books, magazines and DVD presentations. On a year-round basis, the artist teaches watercolor workshops in this country and abroad. 

Through September and October, the exhibit may be viewed during library hours, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm. Gallery representatives are the Boothbay Harbor Framers Gallery and Coco Vivo Fine Art in Boothbay and Charleston, South Carolina. 

OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA GREAT PAINT OUT A HUGE SUCCESS!

There were 33 of us very happy painters at Grimes Cove, Ocean Point, in East Boothbay Maine for the Oil Painters of America Great Paint out this year. The day was absolutely pristine!
















First Row (Sitting or kneeling on ground): Larry Stevens,  Gillian Herrigel, Margaret Canepa, Midge Coleman, Candace Vlcek, Mary Buergin, Greg Laderer, Ann Self,  Ellen Pelletier, Diane Randlett. Second Row: Mike Ranucci, Phil Bean, Joan Sutter, Ken Carlson, Peter Yesis, Bob Grant, Sarah Greenier, Penny Markley, Carole Palmer, Corinne McIntyre, Suzanne Brewer, Gail Morrison, Claudette Gamache, Felicity Sidwell, Jim Tarsetti, Frank Pierobello. Back Row: Ian Orman, Carol Jessen, Lee Boynton, Roger Milinowski, Suzanne Marinell. Not Shown: Mary Byrom, Marcus Gale, Sally Smith.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

THE PAPME OPA GREAT PAINT OUT WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th

The PAPME 9th Annual Great Paint Out sponsored by the Oil Painters of America will be on Wednesday September 4th from 8:30am to 4:00pm (or stay as long as you want).  Just think painters from all over the United States will be doing the same thing at their own venues.  We will be hosting and participating in this event.


We will by painting at Grimes Cove, Ocean Point, East Boothbay, Maine
Directions:
For those of you coming from afar: From Route 1 take Route 27 south for about 10 or more miles, take a left at Hannafords (supermarket)  (traffic lights) this is now Route 96 and go about six miles to the very end of that road. At the end of the road you will arrive at Grimes Cove (there is a parking lot on the left just before Grimes Cove).
There are rocks and waves and Ram Island with it's lighthouse and Fishermans Island. Maybe a lobster boat will go by. Such a great place to paint.

I will be taking a picture of everybody together around 11 o:clock to send to the Oil Painters of America and to the local papers
Bring your lunch if you plan to stay till 4 o'clock.
Both the East Boothbay, General Store and Lobsterman's Wharf have good sandwiches. There is also a new Ocean Point General Store on High Street by the tennis courts. They have sandwiches and goodies too.

Monday, July 29, 2013

MARY BYROM WINS AWARD

PAPME member, Mary Byrom won the First Place award for her painting "Castine Harbor, Storm Departing" at the 2013 Castine Plein Air Festival. The opening was very well attended. Mary sold all the paintings she painted. Kudos to you Mary!!














The Winning Painting




Friday, June 28, 2013

ALLEN BUNKER AT "THE GRAND"

PAPME member, Allen Bunker has been selected as an inaugural artist in the new "Gallery At The Grand", Art Collector Maine's new art gallery, at   The Grand Hotel - One Chase Hill Road, Kennebunkport, ME  next door to Art Maine The Grand Opening Party is July 3rd, 4-7 pm

Friday, May 31, 2013

DIANNE HORTON HOSTS SHOW AND DESIGNS A COVER

Group Painting Session offered to local artists, hosted by Dianne Horton at Beyond the Sea
 June 20th, Thursday, 1:00 – 3:00.
Group Painting Session with fabulous views of Frohock Brook and Penobscot Bay, hosted by Dianne Horton at Beyond the Sea, Lincolnville Beach.  Choose your view from inside Beyond the Sea, or on the balcony; first enrolled, first to choose painting station.  The eleven spaces will each be reserved upon receipt of fee payment.  (4 Penobscot Bay views from the balcony, 7 views of Frohock Brook from inside.)
 Artists requested to bring their own supplies; great views and spaces provided by Beyond the Sea.
Fee:  $30.00 pp; cash and checks appreciated.

 FMI:  Nanette at Beyond the Sea, Lincolnville Beach 207-789-5555,
Email: Info@BeyondTheSeaMaine.com  www.Facebook.com/BeyondTheSeaMaine
nanette gionfriddo  info@BeyondTheSeaMaine.com Dianne Horton diannehortonmaineart@gmail.com
HUGE inside with 2 floors of art.  The new Belfast downtown map just came out and Dianne was commissioned again to paint more of the buildings and this year to design the cover!!!!  Way to go Dianne!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

MARY BYROM IN THE NEWS!

PAPME Member Mary Byrom was interviewed by Bob Keyes of the Portland Press Herald about her painting life. It is a great article....go see.   Mary is our Southern Chapter Organizer.
http://www.pressherald.com/life/audience/drawn-to-create_2013-05-26.html

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BILL TOMSA SHARES MORE KUDOS

PAPME Member Bill Tomsa would like to share several things going on with his art.

First of all, as previously reported in the blog, He is part of a group show at Yarmouth Frame and Gallery www.yarmouthframeandgallery.com/  titled "Resilient Spring".  This coming Saturday, April 27, at the gallery, a Gallery Conversation will be held from 4-6pm with gallery owner Beth Newman interviewing the participating artists.

Secondly, He is pleased to have been one of the artists selected to participate in the 6th annual  Paint for Preservation paint out and live auction by the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust. The date is Sunday, July 14 with the artists spreading out around Cape Elizabeth with the public invited to watch the painters in action.  There is a fee for the auction later in the afternoon.

And thirdly his painting, titled "Coke, Ice and Pumpkin Pie" (see attachment), was recently awarded second place in the Acrylics category in the Main Juried Art Show in Waterville.  This show is presented jointly by the Waterville Area Art Society www.waas.org and Waterville Main Street www.watervillemainstreet.org. The Maine Open Juried Art Show typically draws over 80 artists representing over 50 Maine communities and a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and other media.

Good for you Bill!

"Coke, Ice and Pumpkin Pie" 

PAPME MEMBER PHILIP FREY OFFERS PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOPS

PAPME Member, Philip Frey is offering three plein air painting workshops in 2013: Damariscotta, Monhegan Island and Winter Harbor, Maine. Each day students will work on specific exercises including: several small quick paint studies, limited color palettes, brush ventures and composition challenges. The instructor will give two demonstrations and daily one-on-one instruction. Philip is known for his hands-on, informative and skilled teaching style. Here are what painting students are saying about Philip’s workshops, “His teaching style is positive, reinforcing, instructional, and gifted." -Andy Carpentier. “What’s wonderful about Philip’s instruction is that he often commences a class or workshop with an opening demonstration. It isn’t just about instruction from the sidelines, he teaches from example. One of the most beneficial lessons I’ve had in all of my Art education was watching Philip develop a painting from its very beginnings to its very end: It educated me about the “Process” of painting. For me, that was priceless,” M. Zamora, Freeport, Maine.

Plein Air Painting
May 4 & 5, 2013 | 9am-4pm | $210 members / $225 non-members Info: River Arts, Damariscotta, ME Tel 207.563.1507

Painting Downeast
June 27-30, 2013 | Winter Harbor, ME | $400 | Registration Info:  www.philipfrey.com
Tel 207.422.2008

Painting Monhegan: A Master Class
August 12-15, 2013 | Monhegan Island, ME | $450 | Registration Info:  www.philipfrey.com Tel 207.422.2008

Philip Frey’s paintings can be seen at the Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth, Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor, and Maine Art Gallery in Kennebunk, and on his web site, www.philipfrey.com.

High-resolution images are available in 24hrs upon request. For more information please contact Philip Frey at 

Philip Frey Fine Art
PO Box 173, Sullivan, ME 04664
Email: philip@philipfrey.com
Web:   http://www.philipfrey.com
Tel:     207.422.2008