Plein-air painters of america


Organized in the early 1980s, The Plein-Air Painters of America was spearheaded by artist Denise Burns. She was encouraged at Catalina Island by her neighbor, Roy Rose, great nephew of plein-air California painter, Guy Rose. The First Annual Plein-Air Festival was held in October, 1985 at Catalina and is now a once a year fall event with selected painters working outside for a week. A display and sale of their works follows in the Avalon Casino.Credit: Kevin Macpherson, "Southwest Art", October 2002