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, September 29, 2016


Delivery dates for the  ArtinME Show at BRAF (Boothbay Art Foundation) are Tuesday October 11 from noon to 7 pm and Wednesday October 12 from 9 am to noon. 

This year for the first time ever there will also be a "Plein Air" award for a PAPME member!
For this award your painting must have been painted 95% outside and you must be a PAPME member.

For more show specifics, forms, guidelines for artwork and registration info please log on to Boothbay Region Art Foundation’s website  www.boothbayartists.org or call 207-633-2703

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