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Artist Lineup Announced for Maui Plein Air 2016

January 5, 2016, 12:50 PM HST
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Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational photo.

Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational photo.

Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational event committee has announced new locations for outside painting events, and nine new artists to dazzle art enthusiasts and collectors.

Now in its 11 year, this February event enables the public to observe talented plein air artists up close as they create their works of art outdoors. Collectors also get the opportunity to buy fresh, original paintings.

The Kick-Off Paint Out event features artists painting outside at Lahaina Harbor and the surrounding area on Saturday, Feb. 13. Watch them again at the Wednesday, Feb. 17, Sunset Paint Out at Montage Kapalua Bay. Donʻt miss the challenging two-hour Quick Draw event at Canoe Beach Park and vicinity, on Friday, Feb.19.

Each artist has a unique style and approach to capturing Maui scenes and lifestyles.

“Returning artists and nationally acclaimed newcomers will sketch, brush and layer an exciting mix of masterpieces,” said Event Coordinator Una Somerville. “How they ‘see’ and interpret our stunning natural environment, cultural icons and cherished historical sites is always educational and fun!”


“I am delighted to see how the event size and quality are growing—itʻs a Maui art destination event, bringing back visitors every year,“ said Lois Reiswig, co-event sponsor of the painting invitational and president of the Maui Arts League.


“The caliber of artists continues to elevate this event,” said Lynn Shue, a co-event sponsor and the owner of The Village Galleries. “Lahaina is becoming an art mecca.”

Maui plein air artist Ronaldo Macedo, founder and a co-event sponsor of the invitational, is very proud of how the invitational has grown in prestige.

New Mainland Artists


Kenn Backhaus, Pennsylvaniz
Rick DeLanty, California
Andy Evansen, Minnesota
John P Lasater IV, Arkansas
James McGrew, California
Jason Sacran, Arkansas
Aaron Schuerr, Montana
Mian Situ, California
Jim Wodark, Colorado

Hawai‘i Artists

Mark Brown, Oʻahu
Mike Carroll, Lānaʻi
Carleton Michael Clements, Maui
Betty Hay Freeland, Maui
Ronaldo Macedo, Maui
Macario Pascual, Maui

“Collectors’ Favorite” Artists  

Jacobus Baas, California
Hiu Lai Chong, Maryland
Debra Huse, California
Greg LaRock, California
Jim McVicker, California
Clark Mitchell, California
Mary Pettis, Minnesota
Lori Putnam, Tennesee
Dave Santillanes, Colorado and
Randall Sexton, California

To learn more about each artist and visit their individual websites or visit the Maui Plein Air Painting website.

For complete dates, times of viewing and purchasing events throughout the week, go online.

For for other requests, email [email protected] or call Una Somerville (808) 214-5294.

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