Make Art History

Be Part of the World’s Largest Paint-Out Each Day After Our Indoor Instruction Sessions. For plein air painters, or those who want to try it, we will go outdoors to paint as a group each day. Paint the beautiful Colorado Rockies and other gorgeous scenery around Denver.

Make New Friends

The Plein Air Convention is the experience of a lifetime. Make new friends, learn from the world’s top artists, paint amazing beauty, learn to sell more art, and get access to great art materials. It’s fun! Be ready to laugh a lot.

Shop Art Materials

Sample and buy the latest materials and products, including many plein air-specific materials you won’t find in stores. A chance to meet the people with the top brands, ask questions, and see the newest products. Open to the public.

Join Us

To attend the Plein Air Convention is truly life-changing, soul-warming, and deeply rewarding. It is an opportunity to connect, network, learn, refresh, and live paint, art & passion! Fantastic on all levels.

— Susanna White

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A PLEIN AIR (OUTDOOR) ARTIST TO ATTEND.

ALL TRAINING SESSIONS ARE INDOORS ON GIANT HIGH-DEFINITION SCREENS.
BEGINNERS AND PROS FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.

Daily Late Afternoon Outdoor Painting After Indoor Training Sessions

Every year, the Plein Air Convention brings the foremost artists in their fields to share their best practices and techniques with you for five days of high-impact art instruction. It’s your chance to be part of a family of artists and to learn from the very top painters in the world.

FOUR STAGES AND OVER 80 INSTRUCTORS

Each action-packed day includes indoor demonstrations on four stages by the world’s leading artists, including specialty sessions for oil, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic. A chance to sample the techniques of a faculty of over 80 painters.
ALL of the Plein Air Convention expert artists and speakers are highly vetted and hand-selected by PleinAir Magazine. Some of these artists are impossible to get and have flown in from across the world.

For the price of a single workshop, you can learn the techniques of over 80 painters.

Plus they will work with you.

  • Improve Your Painting: World-class painters teaching and coaching you.

  • Practice What You’ve Learned: Daily outdoor painting to try what you discovered earlier.

  • Meet Famous Artists: Get to know the icons of painting. Take a selfie with them.

  • Become a Part of the Outdoor Painting Movement: Experience a paint-out with others.

  • Make New Friends: Our Newcomers Orientation will introduce you to people so you’ll never be alone.

  • Watch Dozens of Painting Demonstrations: Sample many different painting styles.

  • A Giant Expo Hall of Art Materials: A candy store of discount art supplies.

  • A Faculty and Attendee Art Show: Buy art at “family” prices.

  • Sessions from Morning to Night: Like a buffet, take in as much or as little as you want.

SEE SOME OF THE FAMOUS ARTISTS WHO WILL BE YOUR TEACHERS

Artists Teaching Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, and Gouache

Read What These Enthusiastic Attendees Have To Say.

Invaluable!  The demos and interaction with other artists also made for an excellent experience. Thank you!

- Nishita Jain, Columbia, MD

The demos were fantastic and taught me several new techniques. The instructors were all very helpful, supportive and encouraging. The Art Marketing Boot Camp started each day with great ideas to sell and promote your art. All this contributed to four art sales from paintings that were inspired by this convention.  Looking forward to PACE 2019!

- Kathy Rennell Forbes, Atlanta, GA

PACE made me focus on the skill sets I needed to be a much better painter both inside and out.

- Sandy Carter, Tennessee
See What Others Have To Say About PACE

Sign Up Today to Make Sure You Have a Seat at This Amazing Event

The Plein Air Convention has sold out and turned people away every year. Don’t let it happen to you. Reserve your seat now for the experience so good we offer a money-back guarantee. You don’t want to miss these amazing landscapes.

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$1,097until midnight EST on November 24, 2022
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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation today – 12/30/22 = 100% Refund, less a $50 processing fee
Cancellation 12/31/22 – 4/14/23  = 50% Refund, less a $50 processing fee
Cancellation on or after 4/15/23 = No Refund

The Convention will take place at The Westin Westminster

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The Westin Westminster
10600 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, Colorado 80020

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