6th Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo

The Plein Air Convention & Expo is the world's largest plein air event. It's like the Woodstock of outdoor painting. By attending the 2017 Plein Air Convention, you'll make personal connections with 80-plus of the world's top painters (our faculty), plus 900 of your peers, and you'll discover amazing techniques to transform your painting skills. We'll have painting demonstrations on four stages, plus each day we'll go out painting and break the world record for the most plein air painters painting in one place simultaneously.

The event takes place in San Diego, California, April 24-28, 2017. There is an optional 1 1/2 day pre-convention workshop with leading artist Quang Ho (April 23), plus an art show and more. All events will take place at the host hotel.

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Artists & Speakers

Check back and watch our faculty grow, but register now so you get a chance to see them!

Discover the Basics

Learn How To Paint Outdoors Before The Event!

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Retail Price: $1,397

EARLY BIRD PRICE - Just $997 (Save $400)

Price increases to $1,197 on February 25, 2017. Get your tickets before #PACE17 sells out!


2017 Plein Air Convention Registration

The Registration price includes admittance to the Expo Hall, Art Marketing Bootcamp and all three painting stages. *Additional fees required for the pre-convention workshop and plein air basics.

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2017 Plein Air Convention Registration – 4 Payments @ $275.00

Our most popular payment option! We want to make it really easy for our guests to register and pay for the Plein Air Convention & Expo. Sign up now and select the 4-payment plan and you'll pay just $275.00 each month – it just doesn't get any easier!

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2017 Plein Air Convention Registration – Pre-Convention Workshop

Join master painter Quang Ho for an exclusive  1 1/2 day pre-convention workshop.  Must be a registered attendee to attend. Date of workshop April 23, 9am – 4pm and April 24 9am-1pm. Workshop price $247. Attendance is limited. Please note that this workshop overlaps with the Basics Course.

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2017 Plein Air Convention Basics Course

For new painters and those who have never painted outdoors (or those who want some basic tips before the convention begins.) The entire session is indoors and will take place the morning of April 24 (you’ll want to come in the night before). This will be a soup-to-nuts basics course, so you’ll be ready to paint on location with us the rest of the week. Must be a registered attendee to attend. Please note that this course overlaps with the Quang Ho Pre-Convention Workshop.

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2017 Plein Air Convention Art Showcase Easel Space

Reserve your easel now for the 2017 Art Showcase and Sale and you’ll have your own place to sell your paintings in our popular Art Sale that will be open to the public! If your first painting sells, you can place another – the easel is yours for the duration of the sale!

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