5th Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo


PleinAir magazine proudly presents the 5th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE), which will be held in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, April 15-19, 2016 (with optional pre-convention workshop and basics course beginning April 14).

Please join us for this one-of-a-kind experience featuring a faculty of some of the world’s top plein air artists (artists who paint outdoors, on location), as well as renowned figurative artists. The convention and expo includes classes, demonstrations, social activities, exhibitors, and on-site painting at the resort and surrounding areas.

You can choose to attend classes and demos from any or all of the three tracks — oil, pastels, and water media — there’s something for everyone! Large viewing screens in each room ensure every seat is a good seat, so you don’t miss a minute of the action.

The Expo Hall will feature some of your favorite product suppliers, who will offer exclusive convention-only pricing — a great time to treat yourself to some new art materials.

We encourage you to bring your own paint gear and come with us to great on-location paint sites in the Oro Valley, a painter’s dream! This year, guests will have the opportunity to paint in Old Tucson — an Old West town that will carry you back in time. Our field painters will be on hand to offer their expert tips and techniques and even do on-site demos for all to see.

There’s something for everyone at the Plein Air Convention & Expo. All levels of painters, from beginners to professional artists, are welcome and encouraged to attend. We offer a friendly atmosphere where everyone can learn and enjoy the art of plein air painting.

The 2016 convention will be held at the El Conquistador Resort and Spa, which offers guests an impressive list of amenities. We highly recommend you plan to come early or stay a few extra days just to enjoy all the El Conquistador has to offer!

Register today, tell your friends, and start making your plans to attend the 5th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo — it will be the time of your life. See you there!