Plein Air Painting on Granville Island

Date: June 3-4th, 2017

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Granville Island, BC (map) Meet at Federation Gallery

Costs: Members $200 / Non-Members $250

Level: Beginner & Intermediate

Medium: Acrylic & Oil


Adams will be drawing on over 15 years of plein air experience and teachings from some amazing mentors to present you with a solid and practical approach to working on location.

Planning, value study, color mixing, design, logistics for outdoor painting and all other practical and artistic considerations will be included in the content of this workshop. Weather permitting, the entire class will be conducted in the field at various locations around Granville Island. If there is inclement weather, an indoor facility or alternate date will be arranged.

Adams will be working in oil, but the principles will apply to acrylic paint as well.



Federation of Canadian Artists Plein Air Retreat

Federation of Canadian Artists Plein Air Retreat with Gaye Adams, Doug Levitt, Janice Robertson & Mike Svobb.

Date: September 24-30th 2017

Location: The historic Flying U Ranch, on the banks of Green Lake, north of Kamloops (N Green Lake Rd, 70 Mile House, BC V0K 2K0)

Costs: Varies based on accommodations (ranges from $1,475+GST to $1,925+GST)


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This is a chance to escape from the rest of the world for a week where all you have to think about is Plein Air painting, a 60,000 acre horse ranch, and chats and laughs with fellow Plein Air enthusiasts next to a fire pit.

This is an opportunity for artists to learn from some of the best in the field, to really work their craft in a relaxing, supportive, and inspiring environment, and truly grow as an artist.

It’s bound to be a valuable and rewarding experience. There’s also canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, log cabins to sleep in and fresh home cooked meals to eat…can’t get much better than that!


Please call 604.681.2744 or visit us in the FCA Gallery at 1241 Cartwright St, Vancouver BC V6H 4B7

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BC Plein Air | Van Cherry Blossom Festival

Eleven Acclaimed Plein Air artists create an event & exhibition – for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and VanDusen Gardens. Painting on location throughout Vancouver.

Charlie EASTON
Sheree JONES (oil)
Shirley Claire WILLIAMS

SPRING 2017 – BC Plein Air
Exhibition of fresh works at VanDusen Gardens
Discovery Room gallery April 6-23
5251 Oak Street 10am – 7pm

PAINT OUT & Picnic event for everyone!
April 20 10-3 @VanDusen Gardens
Artist Reception at 4:00pm

Register for the Paint Out PICNIC at

Salt Spring Island 2017

Date: May 13 to August 13, 2017

Location: Salt Spring Island, BC (map)

Costs: $400

Weekend Plein air workshops for Oil Painters on Salt Spring Island Personalized Plein air Instruction for a maximum of two individuals at a time. Workshops begin on the weekend of May 13th and run until the 13 of August. Choose the weekend of your choice between the start and end dates.

Fees: $400 ~ Does Not include Accommodation. Does include a Lunch and snacks and transportation to and from your Hotel/B&B. This workshop is ideal for those who want personal one-on one Instruction. Also those who want to brush up on their skills in preparation for a group Plein air excursion.

Plein air painting can be extremely challenging and rewarding at the same time. I know how easy it is to lose control of one’s palette. In this workshop you will learn how to take control of your palette, color mixing and how to optimize your palette for hassle-free painting. We will paint side-by side so you can follow along every step of the way.


Contact Naomi to Register and for a list of local Hotels/B&B’s



Phone: 1-250-930-7332


Paint the Peninsula 2017

Date: August 20 – 27, 2017

Location: Olympic Peninisula, Port Angeles, Washington State

Application Fee: $40


Paint the Peninsula is an international plein air juried competition held August 20 – 27, 2017 on the beautiful Olympic Peninisula. It is being hosted by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center in Port Angeles, Washington, gateway to Olympic National Park.  Now in its fourth year, artists and collectors alike are raving about this ultimate Pacific Northwest experience.

The application closes March 31.

$12,000 in Prizes!


Prospectus and information at