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.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ed Buonvecchio to Participate in Ocean Park Festival

PAPME member, Ed Buonvecchio,  edbuonvecchio.com will be one of 8 artists participating at the Ocean Park Plein Air Festival for the second year. The painting competition starts July 15-17 with a "Meet the Artist" event July 14. 
Good Luck Ed!

Ocean Park is a summer assembly, a Chautauqua style community, that will be celebrating its 135th year in 2015. It is about ½ mile wide and ½ mile long. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean (Saco Bay) in the east and a stand of 100+ feet tall hemlock trees, known as Guild Park in the west. Its southern boundary is The Goosefare Brook and home to a Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge. On the north, Tunis Ave marks the end of Ocean Park as it blends in to Old Orchard Beach. For a better view, visit Ocean Park using Google Earth. To get a better idea of what Ocean Park is to its people check out Friends of Ocean Park, Maine on Facebook.
July 14: Meet the Artists ........Porter Hall from 5:00-6:30 pm Come and meet the artists who will be painting throughout Ocean Park this week. 
July 17: Judging at the Temple 1:00 pm Philip Frey of Ellsworth will judge the artists on their final work.
July 17: Wet Paint Sale at the Temple 5:00-7:00pm Come to the Temple and make your one-of-a-kind purchase of Ocean Park scenes! Cash, checks made out to The Ocean Park Association, or credit cards will be accepted for all purchases.

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