2019 Plein Air Convention & Expo 2018-11-30T11:11:37+00:00

Are You Ready To Have 80 of the World’s Best Artists Inspiring You

Learn From the Best Plein Air Painters on Earth.

8th Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo

April 24 – 28, 2019
San Francisco & Wine Country

The Plein Air Convention & Expo is a must attend event for plein air painters. It’s the Woodstock of outdoor painting. By attending the 2019 Plein Air Convention, you’ll make personal connections with 80-plus of the world’s top painters (our faculty), plus many of your peers, and you’ll discover amazing techniques to transform your painting skills. We’ll have painting demonstrations on five stages, plus each day we’ll go out painting.

The event takes place in San Francisco, California, April 24-28, 2019. There are two optional 1 day pre-convention workshops with leading artists Joseph McGurl (April 23) and watercolorist Joseph Zbukvic (April 24) plus an art show and sale and more. All events will take place at the host hotel.

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Learn from 80 of the world’s top plein air artists for less than the price of a single workshop!

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“I convinced my wife, a complete novice at painting, to attend this year’s Plein Air Convention as a participant with me. She agreed reluctantly. When the next convention dates and location were announced, she insisted we sign up immediately. We were both blown away by the quality of the content and learning experience.”

— Robert Ryan

“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

“I learned so much more than I thought I would. I was able to go out painting and apply what I learned each day. The instructor involvement while painting was phenomenal. It’s so helpful to have an accomplished (and sometimes famous) painter explain how you can improve your painting, while you are painting.”

— Duncan Knarr

“I won’t miss a Plein Air Convention if I can help it. It is the most fabulous few days of learning from and visiting with fellow artists from around the world. Sign up now!”

— Denise Rose

“This is not just a convention … it’s a community of artists and art lovers committed to sharing their passion for art.”

— Mary Gilkerson

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