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 ten Chapters with over 600 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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Sunday, October 15, 2017


The Plein Air Painters of Maine were well represented Saturday evening at the the statewide "Art in ME" show juried by Mr. Chris Crosman, the former director of the Farnsworth Museum in Rockport, Maine.
Out of 106 paintings chosen there were 36 PAPME members showing 42 paintings!
The show runs from October 14 through November 13 at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation in Boothbay Harbor.

PAPME member Sarah Greenier won First Honorable Mention with her lovely oil "Cadillac Mountain from the Blueberry Barrens" shown below.  Congratulation Sarah!  And Jean Kigel won Fourth Honorable Mention with her watercolor  “Close Quarters”  Congratulation Jean

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