An index of useful links for PLEIN EIRE members will be posted on this page under a variety of headings.
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Plein Air Websites :
The mothership of plein air community websites, this is an international site run by philanthropic artist, Don Maier in USA.
A forum on a great range of painting and drawing topics.
Plein air site offering comprehensive listing of plein airorganisations and events.
General plein air site with good advice, comparisons of easel set-ups for plein air painting, USA painting sites listed. Far from comprehensive but it may be just building this database.
Website for plein air painters in the UK.
Information and Resources for the plein air painter.
Major Annual Plein Air Events :
Large international plein air festival held each year in and around Wexford, Ireland. Art in the Open is an open entry event. and runs in the week before the first Monday in August.
Well-established annual September plein air event in Maryland, USA, organised by Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters' Association. Participation by juried selection.
Annual 2-Day plein air event in July centered on Kensington Borough in London. Day 1: registration, painting and handing in one entry. Day 2: exhibition in Chelsea Old Town Hall.with sales and awards. Over 200 participants in 2013. The name 'Pintar Rapido' and the format derives from several events which happen annually in towns and villages all over Spain.
Significant annual July event in the town of Easton, Maryland, USA. Participation by juried selection.
Annual October competition in Arizona, USA. Participation by juried selection.
Florida plein air event held in May.
Colorado plein air event June/July. Participation by juried selection.
Pennsylvania juried event held in May.
California plein air juried event held in October.
A 'wherever you are' paint out. By International Plein Air Painters Organisation in September.
Annual seaside plein air festival in the Netherlands
Information Sites :
An authoritative library on watercolour painting but inevitably, much else besides.
Artist Robert Genn's twice-weekly blog has grown into an informative archive of studio wisdom. The esteem in which it is held is shown by the number of artists who list it among their favourite sites.
Site with some information on historic and contemporary visual arts scene in Ireland.
Links and information on the subject.
An excellent website with in-depth interviews, excellent videos and challenging discussions.
Adapted from the introduction to "When times began to rant & rage" by James Christen Steward, Director, Michegan Museum of Art.
Painting Associations, Clubs and Societies in Ireland :