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.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


ART in ME 2015, Boothbay Region Art Foundation’s 6th annual invitational exhibit will run from October 17th to November 9th at One Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 
Art in ME is a statewide, “state-of-the-art” exhibit whose mission is to showcase contemporary artists of Maine who are expressing creativity in both subjective and objective views.
This year’s judge is the well-known reporter of Maine’s art and cultural scene, Bob Keyes, of Maine Media’s Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram.
Prizes include $500 for Best in Show & People’s Choice; also awarded will be Second Place, Third Place and 2 Honorable Mentions of lesser amounts. The reception and awards presentation will take place on Saturday, October 17th, 5 to 7 pm.

There should be many PAPME members represented.

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