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.


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Saturday, March 18, 2017


PAPME member Luise van Keuren has sent this information for an OPPORTUNITY for us.

Thank you Luise.

The 7th Annual Jericho Plein Air Festival will be held on July 15th in Jericho, Vermont, a picturesque area in northern Vermont, just northeast of Burlington. This is an area of barns, farmhouses and great mountain views. The Emile Gruppe Gallery celebrates and oversees this plein air event, and on the following day sponsors a reception and exhibition of the work done at the event at the gallery. The show continues until August. 

To receive a registration form, please contact Barbara Greene at blgreene@myfairpoint.net. There is a $20.00 registration fee. Registration will close on May15, 2017. There is a maximum number of participants accepted, and a limit of 65 participants--whichever comes first. There will be a waiting list.  It is a rain or shine event--painting from under cover. 

Sounds like a great event. Luise will be there.

Any questions please contact either Luise    joiedevivre983@gmail.com   or  Barbara Greene  blgreene@myfairpoint.net

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