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7th 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 2018 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 Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 16-20, 2018. There is an optional 1 1/2 day pre-convention workshop with leading artist Kevin MacPherson (April 15), plus an art show and more. All events will take place at the host hotel.

The Plein Air Convention is the largest plein air event in the world for a reason. Join us to be a part of history.

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This Faculty of World-Class Artists Is Devoted to Inspiring You to Become a Better Painter

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

“The Plein Air Convention Is Like the Woodstock of Plein Air Painting…”

-C.W. Mundy

Transform Your Painting Skills and Have Fun Doing It!

Every year, hundreds of the world’s smartest outdoor painters descend on the Plein Air Convention to learn painting techniques from the world’s top artists, and to learn what’s new, what’s hot, and what’s actually working RIGHT NOW in art marketing. Here’s what you can expect at the Plein Air Convention…

Four Stages Featuring the Best Artists in the World Revealing Their Secrets

Whether you’re new to painting or an experienced pro, you’ll see mind-blowing painting demonstrations live on four big-screen stages with the the world’s largest faculty of master artists.

New Painting Breakthroughs with 60+ Instructors for the Price of a Workshop

Make breakthroughs in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, or urban sketching. Watch dozens of painting demos, all for the price of a single workshop. A week of learning will dramatically advance your painting ability.

Daily Painting in Stunning Locations with Top Artists as Personal Coaches

Make history as we paint Santa Fe’s iconic scenery on four different days. Our “field painters” are top artists who are there to offer suggestions, critiques, and help with your painting. Paint with hundreds of your new friends and make history as we break the world’s record as the world’s largest gathering of outdoor painters painting in one place simultaneously.

New Tools to Sell More Paintings Now

This year our publisher, Eric Rhoads, will reveal a massive update to his art marketing system, and show you the latest tools you can put to work to sell more art or launch your art career.

Fun, Laughter, and New Friendships. You’ll Never Be Alone

Meet and befriend legendary artists you’ve only read about. Participate in our orientation, where you’ll be introduced to other newcomers to befriend. Nothing is more fun than a week of painting with old and new friends, then sitting up in the evenings talking painting. Treat yourself to a week of exhaustive learning, explosive laughter, and painting iconic scenery, and return home as a transformed painter.

Discover the Basics

Learn How To Paint Outdoors Before The Event!

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Attendance is limited. Book now!

Early Bird

$99700
  • Today until February 14, 2018 SAVE $400 off the full retail price of $1397

Bonus Pricing

119700
  • February 15, 2018 – March 23, 2018

Regular Pricing

139700
  • After March 23, 2018

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