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Promoting En Plein Air painting through paint outs, exhibitions and fellowship

We're going back again

to the Texas Coast!

Galveston, oh Galveston

I hear your sea winds blowing...

I hear your sea waves crashing...


Dream of Painting Galveston.


MAY 5 - MAY 12, 2019

 Plein Air Southwest is a juried membership outdoor painting competition event presented by Outdoor Painters Society

and hosted by the Galveston Historical Foundation.

Juried artists will compete for $25,000+ in cash and merchandise. Artists paint within Galveston and at selected locations

throughout the city. Artists will interpret this historic city as

only a plein air painter can!

The event takes place during the 45th Annual

Galveston Historic Homes Tour that attracts thousands

of visitors. Artists will have access to paint around the

tour homes as well as special permission for other private locations including the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA.

The exhibition and sale will be in the Grand Ballroom of the 

historic 1859 Ashton Villa estate.

Rare Texas opportunity to study with Colorado artist Dave Santillanes.

An in demand, award winning artist that just demoed on the Main stage at last years Plein Air Convention.

Nobody captures the atmosphere like Dave!

Whether painting in the studio or outdoors, adding the illusion of depth

to a landscape is all about accurately relating foreground color to background color.







Upcoming Paint Outs & Events

May 14, 2019 • GRAPEVINE, TEXAS

En Plein Air Pro - www.enpleinairpro.com 

Rosemary & Co. - www.rosemaryandco.com 

Holbein Artist Materials - www.holbeinusa.com 


Jack Richeson & Co.: www.richesonart.com

Wind River Arts: www.windriverarts.com

AirFloat Systems: www.airfloatsystems.com


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