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, February 28, 2016


Thank you to PAPME MEMBER DIANE HORTON for this notice.

Statewide – Maine artists, age 50 and older, are invited to exhibit their work at the 14th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ART to be held in Belfast, June 9 thru 12, 2016.
14th Annual Festival of Art
Senior College at Belfast
This year’s Festival will take place June 9-12, 2016.  The drop-off date for participating artists to bring their work to the Hutchinson Center will be Wednesday June 8th.   Pick up will be on Sunday, June 12th.   Please put these dates on your calendar! 
The 2016 Festival will again be held at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, MaineWe hope you and your art-loving friends will plan to participate in the array of interesting and fun activities that will take place during Festival weekend.   
Artists wishing to participate in the Festival show must register for the show during the month of March.  Registration materials for the 14th Annual Festival of Art will be distributed on March 1st to everyone on our contact list.   If you have received this notice by email, you are on our list.  The registration fee will again be $10 per artist.  Each participating artist may enter one piece in the Festival show.  Additional information will be provided with the registration materials.  
If you have friends and neighbors who might be interested in participating in this year's show, please forward this message to them and encourage them to contact us by email to be added to our outreach list.  Our email address is seniorcollegefestivalofart@gmail.com
We hope to see you at the Hutchinson Center on Festival weekend! 
Best wishes, 
Juliane Dow, Registration Coordinator 
Festival of Art - Senior College at Belfast   
***An Entry Form and Information Sheet may be obtained from Juliane Dow at  seniorcollegefestivalofart@gmail.com 
or by leaving a message at 338-8033.
The entry deadline is March 31, 2016.  Art work is to be delivered to the University of Maine Hutchinson Center on June 8, 2016.
Sponsored by Senior College at Belfast, this non-juried exhibit is open to amateur and professional visual artists. Last year’s Festival included 140 works of art and attracted hundreds of visitors. Artists do have an opportunity to sell their work.   

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