The 2016 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational kicks off February 13 and runs through February 21.
2016 Schedule of Events
- Saturday, February 13, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Kick off Paint Out Lahaina Harbor. Artists begin the event creating freshly painted works of art that are displayed for sale from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Inn’s Courtyard in Lahaina.
- Monday, February 15, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jean Stern, Executive Director of The Irvine Museum in California will present a lecture from 7-8 p.m. The Artists’ Mini-Paintings Silent Auction is held before and after the lecture (6-7 p.m. and 8:00-8:30 p.m.) at the Pioneer Inn, Lahaina.
- Wednesday, February 17, 3.m. to 8 p.m. Montage Kapalua Bay Sunset Paint Out is 3-6 p.m. and is another opportunity to see all of the artists in the same vicinity. The artists will gather in Kapalua to find inspiration in the sunset and beach scenes. A Hawaiian model is present for artists who may select to capture this image on canvas. This beach area is considered one of the prettiest and most frequented beaches on Maui. The artists’ paintings from this day will be on display and available for purchase in the Montage Kapalua Bay Sunset Room 6:30-8 p.m.
- Friday, February 19, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mala, Honu, Frida’s Hanaka’o’o (commonly referred to as Canoe Beach) Park & Vicinity Quick Draw is a timed event where artists have just two hours to complete a painting. The public has an opportunity to watch a painting being created from start to finish. This beach area is home to several local canoe clubs. Their canoes, along with surrounding beach, ocean, island views will provide for interesting imagery for the paintings.
- Friday, February 19, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Maui Prime Fine Foods Collectors’ Gala is held at The Village Galleries, 120 Dickenson Street in Lahaina. Three of the best paintings from each artist plus the Hanaka’o’o (Canoe Beach) Quick Draw painting are unveiled at the Maui Prime Fine Foods Collectors’ Gala. Blessing, Opening Remarks, Awards are given; art collectors and enthusiasts have an opportunity to view and purchase the event’s fresh artworks. This evening event provides an opportunity for art collectors wishing to buy paintings a priority viewing before the One Main Plaza Artists’ Aloha the next day (Saturday). Award winning paintings remain in the gallery until Sunday to allow for the display of ‘all’ winning award paintings in one location in the gallery. Patrons and collectors have remarked that they often don’t get to see the all the winning paintings whether unable to attend on Friday or that the purchaser took the painting/(s) home with them. Price of ticket is $100 per person ($50 will be credited to any painting purchase). Tickets are available for purchase on the MPAPI web site and at Village Gallery in Lahaina. Refreshments and beverages provided by Maui Prime Fine Foods
- Saturday, February 20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. One Main Plaza Artists’ Aloha Reception provides an opportunity for the general public to view and purchase paintings. The artists will replace paintings sold on Friday night with new works. A highlight of the Reception is the display of the 2016 award winning paintings in one location within the gallery. This is a first for the event. All award paintings will remain in the gallery until Sunday at which time collectors may pick up their purchase/(s). Other purchases may be taken at time of purchase. The public has one last chance to interact with the artists, view and purchase their new paintings, and bid them a safe journey home. Held at The Village Galleries. Refreshments and music. Gallery remains open until 9 p.m.
- Sunday, February 21, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Plein Air Final Sale. Last chance to view and purchase paintings at The Village Galleries. The show and sale ends at 9 p.m. that evening.