2019 maui plein air painting invitational

Beginning Saturday, February 16 and ending Sunday, February 24, the 2019 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational will bring together 24 of the top plein air artists from Hawai‘i and the mainland to capture Maui’s Upcountry vistas, pristine beaches, majestic mountains, and historic towns.
The public will have three opportunities to observe 24 nationally acclaimed plein air artists creating paintings outdoors in four hours.

Private ticketed events for collectors will precede each art exhibit and sale. Six public art sales offer everyone opportunities to meet artists and buy fine art that they witnessed being painted during the week.

The Pioneer Inn will host a public silent mini-paintings auction and art history lecture by the popular Jean Stern, Associate Director of UC Irvine Museum and Institute for California Art.

The finale weekend February 22 through February 24, boasts a “quick draw” two-hour paint out and special art sale at Royal Lahaina Resort and the “Art to Heart” ticketed awards banquet. A public exhibit and art sale of 175+ fresh originals continues in the 4,000 square-foot Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom all day Saturday and Sunday, with educational forums and art demonstrations by visiting artists.

Maui Arts League will also present two ticketed workshops for professional and amateur artists, one taught by Josh Clare, and the other by Susie Baker.

Maui Arts League announced the 24 award-winning landscape artists who will participate in the 14th annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, Feb. 16-24, 2019. Six icons hale from Hawai‘i: Mark Brown, Saim Caglayan, Carleton, Mike Carroll. Michael Clements, and Ronaldo Macedo. Attending for their first time are Ken DeWaard from Hope, ME, Aimee Erickson from Portland, OR, Kathleen B. Hudson from Lexington, KY, Shelby Keefe from Milwaukee, WI. and Michele Usibelli from Woodway, WA.

These Collectors’ favorites are returning: Suzie Baker of Shenandoah, TX, Greg Barnes of Charlotte, NC, Carl Bretzke of Minneapolis, MN, Hiu Lai Chong of Rockville, Josh Clare from Paradise, UT Greg LaRock of Orange, CA and Terry Miura of Fair, Oaks, CA. Also on board are John Poon of Ogden, UT, Morgan Samuel Price of Altamonte Springs, FL, David Savellano from Alameda, CA, Aaron Schuerr of Billings, MT, George Strickland of Tucson, AZ and Leon Holmes of Perth Australia.


Saturday, February 16 •
Lahaina Harbor Kick Off Paint Out & Art Sale
(sponsored by Pioneer Inn)
7:30am to 11am • Artists paint at harbor.

Kick Off Collectors’ Reception
11am-12pm • Artists begin the event creating fresh paintings displayed for sale from 11am until 12pm in the Snug Harbor Room at Pioneer Inn in Lahaina Town. ($31 per person)

Kick Off Art Sale
12pm to 1:30pm • Paintings will be for sale to public. (FREE)

Sunday, February 17 •

Youth Paint Out & Youth Reception
(sponsored by Honu & Frida’s Restaurants)
10am-2pm • Youth paint outside at Campbell Park in Lahaina Town.
2:30-3:30pm • Reception at Snug Harbor Room at Pioneer Inn. (FREE)

Artist Mini Paintings Silent Auction
6-7pm & 8-8:30pm • Snug Harbor Room at Pioneer Inn. (FREE)

Jean Stern Art Lecture
“The Historical Development of Genre Painting”
7-8pm • Snug Harbor Room at Pioneer Inn. (FREE)

Wednesday, February 20 •
Kapalua Bay Afternoon Paint Out
(sponsored by Montage Kapalua Bay)
3-6pm • Montage Kapalua Bay. (FREE)

Montage Collectors’ Reception
6-7pm • Montage Kapalua Bay, Sunset Room ($75 per person)

Montage Kapalua Bay Art Sale
7-8:30pm • Montage Breezeway Galleries. (FREE)

Friday, February 22 •
Royal Lahaina Beach Quick Draw
(sponsored by Maui No Ka Oi magazine)
9-11am • Royal Lahaina Resort property and beaches. (FREE)

Royal Lahaina Quick Draw Art Sale & Reception
12-1pm • Quick Draw paintings only will be displayed and sold. Royal Lahaina Resort Ocean Terrace Restaurant. (FREE)

Art to Heart Gala & Art Sale
(sponsored by Royal Lahaina Resort)
6-9pm • Music, Awards, Unveiling of 100+ paintings and art sale, Champagne reception, dinner and entertainment. Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom. ($195 per person)

Saturday, February 23 •
Collectors’ ‘Take an Artist to Breakfast’
9-10:30am • Royal Lahaina Resort Ocean Terrace Restaurant. ($62 for two – guest & artist)

Artists’ Aloha Reception & Art Sale
11am-3pm • Viewing of Award paintings plus new art. Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom. (FREE)

Artists’ Panel Discussion Q&A
3pm-4pm • Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom. (FREE)

Sunday, February 24 •
Artists’ Mahalo Gathering & Art Sale
11am-3pm • Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom. (FREE)­­

Building a Fine Arts Museum on West Maui Panel Discussion / Q&A
3-4pm • Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom. (FREE)­­.



Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, a unique opportunity to watch talented plein air painters in action.


Lahaina, Kapalua see event schedule.


Saturday, February 16 through Sunday, February 24, 2019.


For more information on all events please call 808-268-0787 or visit http://www.CelebrateArtOnMaui.org

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