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 572 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.

Any painter is welcome to come paint with us. Just contact either 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.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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

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