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, May 29, 2016

PAPME Member JORGE PENA is Organizing a Paint Out

Paint the town!!!

August 26-28, 2016

Call to all Plein Air Artists !!

The Maine Art Gallery is sponsoring a 3 day “outdoor painting free event”, where artists will descend on Wiscasset to paint the town and surroundings and request the support of other like-minded community members, art patrons, artists , community and business leaders to establish the “Paint the Town , Wiscasset, ME. We would like to host an event dedicated to promote our community, our town and enrich our cultural heritage. 

During the event, come rain or shine, we expect that participating artists will be painting around Castle Tucker, the waterfront, the jail museum, main street, and in the surrounding areas to capture the breathtaking vistas, waterways, historic neighborhoods, rolling hillsides, lush gardens, incredible farms, and gardens of our uniquely beautiful region. The festival will culminate in a sale of paintings at the Maine Art Gallery on Saturday evening and a day-long, free public sale on Sunday.

For more information contact Jorge Pena:  207 882 4155  or  jepena@ufl.edu

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