2018 maui plein air painting invitational

Beginning Saturday, February 17, the 2018 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational will bring together top plein air artists from Hawai‘i and the mainland to capture Maui’s Upcountry vistas, pristine beaches, majestic mountains, and historic towns.

Watch 25 artists create inspiring paintings at the Lahaina Harbor Kick Off, Kapalua Bay Paint Out, and the Canoe Beach Quick Draw. There will be six opportunities to purchase original paintings. The week culminates with the ‘Art to Heart’ Gala, the Artists’ Aloha Reception and, the Artists’ Farewell Reception – all held at the Royal Lahaina Resort. A Youth Paint Out will be held on Sunday, February 18.


Saturday, February 17 •

Lahaina Harbor Kick Off Paint Out

7:30am to 11am • Artists Paint, Lahaina Harbor

11:30am-1pm • Art Sale at Pioneer Inn

Artists begin the event creating fresh paintings. Displayed for sale 11:30am until 1pm in the Pioneer Inn’s Courtyard in Lahaina Town.

Sunday, February 18 •

Youth Paint Out & Reception

Sponsored by Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine

10am-2pm • Students paint, Campbell Park, Lahaina

2:30-3:30pm • Reception at Pioneer Inn

Student paintings will be exhibited from 2:30-3:30pm at a reception in Snug Harbor Room at the Pioneer Inn. Registration is required and the paint out is open to 40 students (grades 2-12). Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and these paintings will be displayed at the MPAPI Artists’ Aloha Reception at the Royal Lahaina Resort on February 24.

Monday, February 19 •

Stern Lecture and Mini Painting Silent Auction, Pioneer Inn

6-8pm • Silent Auction, Final bidding will be 8-8:15pm, Pioneer Inn.

The Artists’ Mini-Painting Silent Auction is held in the Snug Harbor Room at the Pioneer Inn from 6-7pm with final bidding from 8-8:15pm. Artists’ small paintings, no smaller than 5”x7” and no larger than 8”x8”″ are treasures that the artists bring with them to the event. This is a well attended and popular free event.

7-8pm • Jean Stern, Art Lecture, Pioneer Inn.

A featured lecture by Jean Stern, Executive Director of The Irvine Museum Collection at University of California Irvine entitled, “Artists of Influence, The Evolution of Art through the Ages.” Held in the courtyard of the Pioneer Inn. This is a ‘standing room’ only event. Plan to come early, view and buy art at the Mini-Painting auction, and locate your seat in the courtyard. Free and open to the public.  No Host bar.

Wednesday, February 21 •

Kapalua Afternoon Paint Out & Art Sale

Sponsored by Montage Kapalua Bay

3-6pm • Artists Paint

6:30-8pm • Art Sale in Breezeway Galleries

This is another opportunity to see all of the artists in the same vicinity. The artists will gather in designated areas on the Montage Kapalua Bay property and Kapalua Bay to find inspiration in the afternoon light. A Hawaiian model is present for artists who may select to capture her image on canvas. The artists’ 25 paintings from this day will be on display and available for purchase  from 6:30-8 p.m. in the breezeway hallways surrounding the Cane & Canoe restaurant.

Friday, February 23 •

Hanaka‘o‘o (Canoe Beach) Quick Draw

Sponsored by MALA, Honu, Frida’s Restaurants

9-11am • Artists paint in quick draw

This a timed event where artists have just two hours to complete a painting from start to finish. This beach area is home to several local canoe clubs and the canoes, beach, ocean, and island views provide for interesting imagery for the paintings.

Friday, February 23 •

Art to Heart Gala & Sale ($175 per person)

Sponsored by Royal Lahaina Resort

6-9pm • Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom

Blessing & Opening Remarks followed by Art Sale, Champagne Reception, Dinner, and Entertainment.

Come meet the 25 MPAPI participating artists, view their paintings, and take one or more home with you. This is an opportunity to own original paintings at affordable prices. Seeing 125+ paintings in one location on Maui is pretty special. The ‘Art to Heart’ Gala & Art Sale is a ticketed event.  Tickets are $175 per person.  To register please visit the website at  http://www.mauipleinairpainting.org and complete the Gala Registration Form. This event provides an opportunity for art collectors wishing to buy paintings priority viewing before the Artists’ Aloha Reception the next day. Patrons and collectors have remarked that they often don’t get to see all of the winning paintings, whether unable to attend on Friday or that the collectors took the paintings home with them. Therefore, award winning paintings remain in the Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom Gallery until Sunday to allow for the display of ‘all’ winning award paintings (including the 3 youth award paintings from the Youth Paint Out.

Saturday, February 24 •

Artists’ Aloha Reception & Art Sale

Sponsored by One Main Plaza

10am-3pm • Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom

This event provides an opportunity for the general public to view and purchase paintings. The artists will replace paintings sold on Friday night with new paintings. A highlight of the Artists’ Aloha Reception is to view the 2018 award winning paintings in the Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom Gallery. This year, the Youth Event award winners’ paintings will be displayed along side the MPAPI award winners. All award paintings will remain in the Royal Lahaina Resort ballroom gallery until Sunday at which time collectors may pick up their purchases. Other purchases may be taken at time of purchase. Light refreshments provided.

Saturday, February 24 •

Artists’ Panel Discussion and Q&A

3-4pm • Royal Lahaina Resort.

Four artists will share their career journeys. Learn tips from some of the best. Free, open to the public. The Royal Lahaina Resort gallery in the ballroom will remain open until 4pm.

Sunday, February 25 •

Artist Mahalo Gathering & Art Sale

Sponsored by Mary Anne Fitch & Nam Le Viet, 10am-3pm • Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom. Viewing of the Award Paintings plus New Paintings, Free, light refreshments.

Sunday, February 25 •

Art Enthusiasts’ Panel Discussion and Q&A.

3-4pm • Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom

Panelists include an art collector, a museum curator, an art school consultant, and a guest knowledgeable about the effect of art on the human brain. Free.


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