8th 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 2019 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 San Francisco, California, April 24-28, 2019. There is an optional 1 1/2 day pre-convention workshop with leading artist Joseph McGurl (April 23), plus an art show and more. All events will take place at the host hotel.
Highlights from #PACE18
April 16-20, 2018
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Plein Air Convention is the largest plein air event in the world for a reason. Join us to be a part of history.
A Faculty of World-Class Artists 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…”
Register today and save $500!
Super Early-Bird Pricing
- Save $500 if you register before November 24, 2018
- November 25, 2018 through February 14, 2019
- February 15, 2019 through March 23, 2019
- After March 23, 2019
Discover the Basics
Learn How To Paint Outdoors Before The Event!
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 San Francisco’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.