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 eight 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

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.

PAPME Member MARY BURR SHARES AN EVENT and AN INVITATION


EVENT 

AgriCulture

June 15

Downtown Skowhegan

12 noon to 4 p.m.

Contact: Mary Burr
maryblueribbonfarm@gmail.com

On, June 15th, Wesserunsett Arts Council, Maine Street Skowhegan & The Maine Grain Alliance are partnering to celebrate everything culturally associated with food. 

Tours of local farms, grist mill, pasta producer & cheese maker. Vendors selling artisan cheeses, microbrew sales, bakers, farmers market vendors.

Plein Air artists are invited to set up in and around the event to capture the scene and add to the festivities.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

PAPME MEMBER PHILIP FREY TO HOLD WORKSHOP


Abstracting the Landscape / Islesford, Maine
Plein Air Painting with Philip Frey

August 31 - September 6, 2019

Islesford, also known as Little Cranberry, is a beautiful and charming island, accessible by boat off the coast of Mount Desert Island, Maine, that offers oceanside landscapes and a relaxed village life. With its active fishing pier, boat houses and beaches as our inspiration, artist Philip Frey will present pivotal lessons designed specifically to develop your creativity. Over time and through joyful effort, we can become a skilled painter, but our creativity can become stale and our images rote if we get stuck. So, to maintain our creativity, we need to look freshly and break down what we see into its fundamental, abstract elements. We will achieve this through lessons on color theory, the elements and principles of design, as well as one-on-one instruction and group critiques. Students will learn to open the doors to authenticity and grow as an artist. Be prepared to be challenged artistically, develop insights, and have fun while enjoying the unique Maine coast.


About the Instructor

Philip Frey is a celebrated career artist and instructor with a newly published book, Philip Frey: Here and Now, by Daniel Kany and Carl Little. He will be having solo exhibitions at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art and George Marshall Store Gallery in 2019. Philip is known for his engaging, illuminating and positive teaching style. He is skilled at addressing his student’s abilities and helping them mature as an artist. 

“I have taken several of your workshops and initially thought that they would be redundant but I was wrong. Your different approaches to plein air, figure drawing and still life kept each fresh and challenging. I enjoyed each one and learned new concepts as well as reviewing old ones.” - M. Beaulieu of Bernard, Maine. Read more testimonials here.

For Important Information and Registration Form go to:
https://www.philipfrey.com/islesford-workshop


info@philipfrey.com

(207) 422-2008

www.philipfrey.com

Friday, May 24, 2019

CALL TO ARTISTS BARN PARTY

Call to Artists: Barn Party

Call to Artists: Barn Party
CALL TO ARTISTS: BARN PARTY: PLEIN AIR WET PAINT AUCTION 
REGISTER BY JUNE 10, 2019
Artists are invited to submit applications to be considered for participation in Barn Party, a plein air art-making and fundraiser event presented by The Harlow.
On Saturday, June 29th, 2019 participating artists will spend the day (8am-4pm) making artwork on location in response to the numerous beautiful, historic barns of Old Village Road in East Winthrop. Old Village Road has a dozen old barns in various stages of paint and repair within a quarter mile of the host barn property – plus 3 more barns within a half mile. The area also provides numerous old homes, a classic one room schoolhouse and many great pine trees. The artwork produced from the day will then be up for bids during a silent auction fundraiser to benefit programming at the Harlow, a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963.
How it Works:– Registration deadline: June 10, 2019. Space is limited to 15 artists. First come, first served. REGISTER HERE.Artists must arrive and check in at the host barn between 7:30 and 8:30am (address will be disclosed to accepted artists after they register.) No early birds.
– The host barn will provide parking, morning coffee, a portable lunch and bathroom availability for artists.
– Artists will receive a map of participating properties. The barn owners on the map have approved the event and welcome artists on to their property.
From 8am-3:30pm artists will be actively making artwork on location, inspired by the barns. Artists must be present for the duration of the art-making portion of the day.
– In case of rain 2 barns will be available for interior barn views along with at least one large porch.
– The Harlow is allowing event ticket holders to watch artists as they work. The Harlow is not actively encouraging onlookers but they won’t be shooed away either. The Harlow would like artists to be aware of the possibility that there may be a few onlookers.
All artworks produced throughout the day should be included in the silent auction, as is – even if they are still wet or tacky. All artwork will be sold unframed.
– Artists are responsible for bringing all of their own materials.
– Artists will receive 50% of the proceeds of their works sold from the silent auction.
– Artists also receive one free ticket to the after party and silent auction event.
– The Harlow is not liable for any damage to artwork, art materials or to the artist that may occur during this event.
Artworks must be delivered to the host barn by 3:30pm.
Eligibility & Criteria: Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state. All media welcome. Maximum artwork size is 40×40”. Minimum size is 8×8.” All artwork will be sold unframed – However, artists working on paper may provide a mat.
Silent Auction Fundraiser & After Party Event: From 4-7pm, all are invited to congregate at the host barn for an after party and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Harlow. Participating artists are encouraged to stay to enjoy the festivities and meet fellow artists and buyers. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. Bidding for the silent auctions will be open 4:45-6pm. Proceeds from the silent auction will be split 50/50 between the Harlow and the artists.
Important Dates:
Deadline to apply: June 10, 2019, 11:59pm  
Barn Party: Saturday, June 29th, 8am-4pm,  after party & silent auction 4-7pm

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

PAPME MEMBER SUZANNE deLESSEPS HOSTS ART IN THE BARN SHOW



















The First Annual 
"Art in the Barn" Show and Sale 

will be held Saturday and Sunday 
June 1 and 2 from 10 - 4 
in the big red barn 
at 1 Main Street, South Freeport, ME

The barn will be filled with paintings by Suzanne deLesseps and guest artists:

Barbara Adams, Portsmouth NH
Joelle Feldman, Harpswell, ME
Mary Griffin, Portsmouth NH
Pamela Hetherly from Mt. Vernon, ME
Alice Mellin, Yarmouth, ME
Cali Veilleux, Spruce Head, ME

Over 150 framed paintings, as well as unframed plein air sketches in oil, pastel and acrylic will be on display. There is something for everyone! This group of professional artists has been painting together for many years and they continue to meet regularly to paint and share their painting process and creative ideas.

Suzanne deLesseps

suzannedel@gwi.netwww.suzannedelesseps.com

SENIOR COLLEGE AT BELFAST 17TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ART

SENIOR COLLEGE AT BELFAST
17TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ART
May 30 - June 2, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, May 30
6 - 8 p.m.

Featuring 120 Maine artists
Belfast Bay Fiddlers
Light refreshments

Exhibit Hours:
     Friday 9 am to 5 pm
     Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
     Sunday Noon to 3 pm

SPECIAL PRESENTATION:   
Saturday, June 1, at 2:00 pm

"J. Fred Woell: An American Vision"
A documentary film by Richard Kane

It all takes place at The University of Maine
Hutchinson Center
80 Belmont Avenue, Belfast

Sponsored by Senior College at Belfast
www.belfastseniorcollege.org   207-338-8033

PAPME MEMBER KEN HARVEY TO BE IN CASTINE FESTIVAL

KEN HARVEY has been juried into the Castine Plein Air Festival on July 25, 26, and 27,2019.
His watercolors will shine there!
Congratulations Ken

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

PAPME MEMBERS PETER YESIS AND GEORGE VAN HOOK WIN AWARDS

George Van Hook and Peter Yesis,  won awards at "Wet Paint Tamworth" in New Hampshire, May 3. A week of Painting in frigid temperatures!!  
George won "Best of Show" and "People's Choice" and Peter won the "Plein Air Quick Draw"
Go to  https://www.facebook.com/peter.yesis to see Peter's painting.

FOUR PAPME MEMBERS WIN AWARDS

The four PAPME award winners of The "Bangor Art Society's Open Juried Show" juried by Susan Roux of Roux ad Cyr Gallery were:

BEST OF SHOW: ROBERTA GOSCHKE for her oil painting "Daffodils with Gold Cup"Oil/Acrylic: ED BUONVECCHIO  Second place for his oil painting "Black Pearl" Watercolors: MIKE VERMETTE  FIrst place for his "Red Sky Monhegan"Drawing: ELLEN PELLETIER  First place for her "Sunset Glow" and  and Third place for "Coastal Morning"

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL...SO WELL DESERVED.

Monday, April 22, 2019

PAPME MEMBER GEORGE VAN HOOK TO TEACH PLEIN AIR ALL MEDIA WORKSHOP


PLEIN AIR ALL MEDIA WORKSHOP 

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

With George Van Hook

PAPME MEMBER MICHAEL E. VERMETTE TO TEACH A WATERCOLOR PAINTING WORKSHOP


WATERCOLOR PAINTING WORKSHOP 
in August, 
ON THE NEW RANGLEY ART TRAIL
With Michael E. Vermette 

To Register go to 

PAPME MEMBERS-A PLACE TO DISPLAY YOUR ART

The Bangor Art Society's annual Open Juried Show 2019 
Intake is Saturday, April 27th, 10-3 pm 

at the Bangor Public Library.


Awards and Reception 1st Friday, May 3rd, 5:30-7:30


at the Bangor Public Library.


Judge is Ms. Susan Roux, artist and owner of Roux&Cyr International Art Gallery, Free Street  Portland Maine.

$3000 cash prizes
for application form and details

www.thebangorartsociety.com


The Bangor Art Society
PO Box 2411
Bangor Me 04402-2411

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

PAPME MEMBER KEVIN BEERS TO HOLD THREE WORKSHOPS

A Great Opportunity to study with Kevin.

Plein Air Painting Workshops by Kevin Beers are offered at Monhegan in June and Sept. and at Schoodic Institute in August.  

Sunday, March 31, 2019

PAPME TO PARTICIPATE IN ARTS + CULTURE DAY

Celebrate Arts + Culture Day
The Maine Arts Commission and ArtsEngageME are proud to present Arts + Culture Day at the Maine State House on April 22. The event is free and open to the public as an opportunity to strengthen relationships between arts leaders and public officials and to discuss policy improvements to Maine’s cultural landscape.

The event runs from 8 a.m to 12 p.m. in the Hall of Flags and will consist of informational presentations by arts organizations, and a performance area. and an area for presentations and performances.

PAPME has already secured a table for this event. If you’d like to be involved, contact Carol Douglas at malerincd@gmail.com. Or, if you represent another arts organization, contact Kathy Shaw at kathy.shaw@maine.gov for more information.

The State House is located on the corners of Capitol and State Streets in Augusta. The west entrance, facing the Cross Office Building, is open to the public.

PAPME Opportunity

Art from The Heart
in Bath
Call to Artists
Participate in a plein air painting event and fundraising auction to benefit Bath Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc. Application is due June 1 for the auction that takes place Aug. 10. Apply online:

Friday, March 1, 2019

PAPME MEMBERS OPPORTUNITY

For those PAPME members over 50 years young this is a good opportunity.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

PAPME MEMBER MARSHA DONAHUE TO EMBARK ON NEW VENTURE

PAPME MEMBER Marsha Donahue is promoting "Stay and Study" workshops at North Light Gallery, Millinocket this summer.  A good opportunity for those who would like to paint in Northern Maine.

Stay and Study at North Light Gallery
Watercolor on Location
 Marsha Donahue, Instructor
Friday, July 12th – Monday, July 15th, 2019
$350 per person total

North Light Gallery has added some guest rooms so you can travel here and stay for workshops.  We have two spaces available for participants to share and an adjoining workspace so you can paint all night long, if the spirit moves you!  Arrive Friday by noon and paint through Monday noon, leaving for home on Monday afternoon.  The $350 fee includes the instructor fee and the lodging.  You are responsible for meals, which can either be taken at the restaurants within walking distance or by cooking at the lodging.  Both spaces have galley kitchens.  We will caravan to locations to paint on Saturday and Sunday.  

Watercolor
Clip on the dotted line and fill in the registration form below and send to Marsha Donahue, North Light Gallery, 256 Penobscot Ave, Millinocket, ME 04462.  Deadline to register is June 6th with a deposit of $175.  Balance due upon arrival, or you can send the whole payment of $350 with the registration.  In the event of a participant cancellation, only the deposit is refundable after registration deadline.  Resume available upon request.  Samples of Marsha’s work are on her webpage at www.artnorthlight.com.
(207)723-4414 ~ (800)970-4278
 HYPERLINK "mailto:artnorthlight@gmail.com" artnorthlight@gmail.com
www.artnorthlight.com

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Stay and Study at North Light Gallery
Oil Painting on Location
 Marsha Donahue, Instructor
Friday, August 9th – Monday, August 12th, 2019
$350 per person total

North Light Gallery has added some guest rooms so you can travel here and stay for workshops.  We have two spaces available for participants to share and an adjoining workspace so you can paint all night long, if the spirit moves you!  Arrive Friday by noon and paint through Monday noon, leaving for home on Monday afternoon.  The $350 fee includes the instructor fee and the lodging.  You are responsible for meals, which can either be taken at the restaurants within walking distance or by cooking at the lodging.  Both spaces have galley kitchens.  We will caravan to locations to paint on Saturday and Sunday.  

Oil
Clip on the dotted line and fill in the registration form below and send to Marsha Donahue, North Light Gallery, 256 Penobscot Ave, Millinocket, ME 04462.  Deadline to register is July 15th with a deposit of $175.  Balance due upon arrival, or you can send the whole payment of $350 with the registration.  In the event of cancellation by participant, only deposit is refundable after registration deadline.  Resume available upon request.  Samples of Marsha’s work are on her webpage at www.artnorthlight.com.
(207)723-4414 ~ (800)970-4278
 HYPERLINK "mailto:artnorthlight@gmail.com" artnorthlight@gmail.com
www.artnorthlight.com

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

OPPORTUNITY FOR PAPME MEMBERS

PAPME MEMBERS:

A Call for Artists press release was recently issued by the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust in support of its 12th Annual Paint for Preservation Wet Paint Auction on June 30, 2019. 

"We are seeking plein air artists working in all mediums and from all areas to participate in this premier event."

Artist entries will be juried by Anne Zill, director emerita of the University of New England Art Gallery and an independent art curator.

This year, artists will have the opportunity to paint on location in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, over a three-day period from Friday June 28 through Sunday June 30, preceding the wet paint auction.  On Sunday, the newly painted artwork will be auctioned live at a festive cocktail reception held at a stunning seaside home in Cape Elizabeth. The auction regularly attracts 400 or more guests.

We hope that you will share this information with any plein air artists you work with, and list it in any advertising vehicles you may use. You may visit CELT’s website for further details and entry instructions.  www.capelandtrust.org  

Note that submissions are due by midnight on Friday, March 22, 2019. 

We look forward to receiving entries from a wide array of artists.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Claudia Dricot
207-899-5039

Saturday, January 5, 2019

OPPORTUNITY FOR PAPME MEMBERS

JACKSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY GALLERY

71 MAIN STREET  TENANTS HARBOR, MAINE



                 2019 Call to Artists

The Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, Maine, invites full- and part-time residents of Maine to apply for exhibition of their work in our library.  Preference is given to 2-dimensional work that fits our space and to artists who have not exhibited at the Library during the past year.  Our mission is to benefit our community through the aesthetic enjoyment, dialogue, and insights that may result from viewing your art. Solo exhibitions will be displayed in the library’s Community Room and adjunct spaces. Joint exhibitions are permitted, but should be coordinated before application, and information for all artists must be included in the application.

ELIGIBILITY:   All artists 18 and over who reside in the State of Maine either full- or part-time are eligible to apply.  Preference is given work that qualifies as “fine art,” is 2-dimensional, fits our space, and weighs less than 20 pounds per piece.  The artwork must be suitable for display to a diverse audience  (including children), enhance its setting and help create a sense of place.  The artwork should not pose a threat to public safety.  Artists must be present for delivery and any opening reception that may be held.
APPLICATIONS:  To apply for exhibition, mail or deliver the following items to the Jackson Memorial Library, Betsy Welch, Exhibition Coordinator, P. O. Box 231, Tenants Harbor, Maine 04860.  Call 975-5072 with any questions.  Applications may also be sent via e-mail to: bwdesign.welch@gmail.com.  The application fee must mailed directly to the library.
1.  Artist Application Form:  jacksonmemoriallibrary.org/art-exhibits/
2.  Cover letter including a brief overview of what you intend to exhibit and your contact information.
3.  Artist’s statement.
4.  Brief biography.
                 
5.  Images of at least 5 high-resolution digital images of
representative works
 6.  List of three (3) exhibition date preferences in order (see below).
7.  A $5.00 non-refundable application fee in the form of a check made out to the Jackson Memorial Library.
APPLICATION DEADLINES:  The first available exhibition period begins in
January, 2019 with the exhibitions scheduled periodically thereafter.  Because exhibitions will be scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis, we encourage artists to contact us as soon as possible to schedule an exhibition.  Scheduling occurs only after all parts of the application have been received, reviewed, and accepted.  There is a $25.00 contract fee to be paid at the time the Consignment Agreement is signed, which is used toward promotion and hanging expenses.
TERMS:  All artwork must remain on the walls for the duration of the scheduled exhibition and must be marked for sale.  The Library will charge a 30% commission for all works sold during the exhibition.
2019 EXHIBITION DATES:
January 23 - February 28
March 6 – April 12
April 17 – May 24
May 29 – June 28
July 24 – August 30
September 4 – October 11
October 16 – November 22

Sunday, October 15, 2017

PAPME SHOWS IT'S STUFF!!

The Plein Air Painters of Maine were well represented Saturday evening at the the statewide "Art in ME" show juried by Mr. Chris Crosman, the former director of the Farnsworth Museum in Rockport, Maine.
Out of 106 paintings chosen there were 36 PAPME members showing 42 paintings!
The show runs from October 14 through November 13 at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation in Boothbay Harbor.

PAPME member Sarah Greenier won First Honorable Mention with her lovely oil "Cadillac Mountain from the Blueberry Barrens" shown below.  Congratulation Sarah!  And Jean Kigel won Fourth Honorable Mention with her watercolor  “Close Quarters”  Congratulation Jean
!