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.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


PAPME member Lenny Mullaney tells us that "NHAA (New Hampshire Art Association) is having an annual Wet Paint Out Weekend (the only time a registration fee is required) July 21-23 in greater Portsmouth, NH. Prizes are $500, $300, $100. Wet paintings can be sold to the public after the jurying awards. The juror this year is Bob Noreika, http://www.robertnoreika.com. Attached are the event details and registration form below. But artists can go onto www.nhartassociation.org and register online.
NHAA Wednesday Plein Air meet ups are free and open to non-members. PAPME members might like to join us. I have attached the schedule below.

I hope this is helpful and of interest to PAPME
Lennie Mullaney
248 Willard Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801


Wet Paint Registration 2017.docx
NHAA Plein Air 2017.docx

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