FOR ARTISTS WHO WANT TO GROW TO AN ADVANCED LEVEL AND LEARN TO SELL MORE ART THAN EVER BEFORE

OVER 80 TOP MASTER ARTISTS WILL BE TEACHING AT THE WORLD’S LARGEST ART TRAINING EVENT

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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

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 scenery around Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park.

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.

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.

SIX STAGES AND OVER 80 INSTRUCTORS

Each action-packed day includes indoor demonstrations on five stages by the world’s leading artists, including specialty stages for oil, watercolor, and pastel.  A chance to sample the techniques of a faculty of over 88 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.

SELL MORE ART THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE

WE TEACH YOU HOW

The life you want, the travel you want, the retirement you want, are going to be fueled by the art business that you build.

Powerful art marketing sessions to help you sell more art than ever before.   This alone is worth the price of admission to the conference ($1,000 Value).

The Convention will take place at the Westin Westminster Hotel.

Westin Westminster

10600 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, Colorado 80020

*The hotel is currently sold out but SpringHill Suites is nearby and has available rooms. Special rates for PACE attendees are shared upon confirmation of your registration.

SpringHill Suites Denver North/Westminster

6845 W. 103rd Avenue
Westminster, Colorado 80021

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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 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.

  • Learn Art Marketing: How to make your paintings sell.

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

SEE THE FAMOUS ARTISTS WHO WILL BE YOUR TEACHERS

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

More to be announced soon.

SPECIAL 2-DAY PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOP WITH SCOTT CHRISTENSEN

Discover the core principles of excellence in painting with this “hands-off” workshop, where master landscape painter Scott L. Christensen conducts one of his legendary workshops.

scott christensen workshop

Sign up at the time of registration. This workshop will have limited space and sell out fast.

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PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOP WITH THOMAS W. SCHALLER

Explore both the genesis and the completion of paintings in watercolor that are strong, clear, communicative, and that speak with your own authentic artistic voice.

Sign up at the time of registration. This workshop will have limited space and sell out fast.

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NEW THIS YEAR!

The world’s largest plein air event is about to get bigger: We’re adding not one, but two new tracks!

SPECIAL TRACK FOR EVENT ORGANIZERS

Demand for Plein Air Events is Growing. To keep them healthy, strong, and continuing to grow, we’ve created a convention track for those who organize and plan plein air events so they can share best practices and talk about how to build events, what works and what does not, how to promote events, how to have successful painting sales, how to get the best possible artists, how to properly jury shows, and more. To attend requires a ticket to the Plein Air Convention. You’ll also have an opportunity to interact with artists and hear their suggested best practices.

NEW ACRYLIC TRACK

Acrylic painting is growing so quickly that we decided to add its very own track!

More faculty to come.

Read What These Enthusiastic Attendees 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
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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. This is the only year in Denver, Colorado. You don’t want to miss these amazing landscapes.

$1497.00

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“This was the best ‘kick in the butt’ I have had in a long time! No more excuses! (And it was probably one of the best ‘vacations’ I have ever had!” — Mary Boylan