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All training sessions are indoors on giant high-definition screens. Beginners and Pros feel right at home.

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.

Indoor Training Sessions in the Mornings,
Outdoor Painting in the Afternoons

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.

Each action-packed day includes indoor demonstrations on five stages by the world’s leading artists, including specialty sessions for oil, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic.

Each afternoon is an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned, painting outdoors in iconic locations.

Through the event, you’ll have an opportunity 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.

Plus they will work with you.

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.

  • 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.

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

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

PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOPS

Monday, May 20th, 2024

“Simplifying Complex Compositions” with Amit Kapoor

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“A Beautiful Beginning: The Art of the Start” with Joe Paquet

WORKSHOP DETAILS

“Pastel Perspectives: A Journey in Color and Light” with Aaron Schuerr

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Plein Air Basics Course

WORKSHOP DETAILS

“Had the best time ever! So excited to see all the other artists and learn their closely kept secrets. Loved getting the latest materials to be able to paint like a pro! Met some of my favorite artists and got to tell them I was their biggest fan.”

Toni DeRuntz

“Always a Great Event! See great plein-air painters and vendors coming together in one place to share their talents and wares. Paint with the Masters! Enjoy and grow from Eric Rhoads’ genius showmanship!”

Mark Monsarrat

“Despite the first blush of expense, the convention fee was well worth it for all of the many excellent demonstrations and presentations offered, as well as marketing enthusiasm/psychological affirmations.”

Bobby Miller

“After attending the last two years: This stands as the biggest bang for your buck for artists of all levels and mediums! The convention offers not one instructor, but dozens x two plus! The Expo Hall has amazing products, hands-on buying opportunities, and samples. Marketing Boot Camp is so worth it alone! Giving the artists free-flow opportunity makes this event stand out. Plein air painting each day is wonderful! I could go on”

Susan Gephart

“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 am a 6 time returning attendee. [PACE] is an opportunity to immerse yourself in everything about painting outdoors and to meet like-minded painters. A feast for your passion or a great introduction to world of Plein Air Painting .”

Barbara Tapp

See What Others Have To Say About PACE

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.

GENERAL ADMISSION

$1,397
  • 5 Days of Teaching and Painting
  • Over 80 Instructors on 5 Stages
  • Daily Outdoor Painting Sessions
  • Giant Expo Hall of Art Materials
  • Faculty and Attendee Art Show

GOLD VIP PACKAGE

$2,692
  • Everything in General Admission
  • VIP Front & Center Main Stage Seating
  • VIP Lounge Access
  • VIP Cocktail Party with Faculty
  • VIP Hat & Apron
  • VIP Pin & Badge
  • VIP Ribbon

PLATINUM VIP PACKAGE

$3,692
  • Everything in Gold VIP Package
  • Guaranteed First Row Main Stage Seating
  • VIP Dinner with Eric Rhoads & Main Stage Artists
  • Surprise Tour TBD
  • Private Critique by a Main Stage faculty member
  • In-Room Amenity
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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation 12/31/23 – 4/14/24 = 50% Refund, less a $50 processing fee
Cancellation on or after 4/15/24 = No Refund

The Convention will take place at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.
777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719

The Convention will take place at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.
777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719

Book now to secure your
spot before it sells out.
Our special group rate of $139/night
includes a $35 resort fee.

Book now to secure your spot before it sells out.

Our special group rate of $139 / night includes a $35 resort fee.

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