We are very grateful for the press coverage we’ve received as we continue to expand Maui Arts League’s art programs and continue our efforts to build a West Maui Fine Arts Museum.

For Press Inquiries:


Katherine Kama‘ema‘e Smith
Honu Publications

Maui Arts League Press Coverage

2020 Art Lecture
‘Famous Forgers’ by Jean Stern

Famous Forgers, lecture by Jean Stern When one views art, they usually like the image or they don’t.  It takes years for an artist to perfect his/her talents, and it takes a collector years to perfect their skill of evaluating what makes a great painting and what doesn’t.  At this year’s lecture we learned how 

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Paintings Highlight Life on Maui
2020 MPAPI Award Paintings

The wonders of seeing original paintings created over the 9 day art event are fond memories. Celebrating art was evident at all 16 art activities during the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. With the Kick-Off Paint Out at Lahaina Harbor and the Art Sale in The Pioneer Inn Courtyard, an inspirational ‘mood’ led to a 

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Maui Memorable – Drawing for FREE framed 4″x4″ Original during the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

These paintings, created by Michele Usibelli and Carl Bretzke are original framed 4″x4″ paintings each valued at $495. Attend the MPAPI Paint Outs (Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua), watch 23 plein air professional artists create 23 masterpieces during paint out, and ask an artist or a volunteer at the Information Table for a form.  Take the 

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2020 Mini-Paintings
Silent Auction & Art Lecture
Feb.17 @ Pioneer Inn

Every year the Mini Silent Auction is a Big Success. There will be 24 original paintings that are framed 8″x8″ or smaller for sale.  This is an opportunity to own an original painting at a lower price point than the average size paintings sold at the other 6 art sales during the Maui Plein Air 

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Art to Heart Gala Tickets
February 21, 2020 6-9 pm

Aloha Friends of the art community.  February marks our 15th annual Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational.  Our theme this year highlights our Hawaiian culture and our special place many call home – Maui. The Art to Heart Gala, on February 21 (6-9 pm) at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Kaanapali showcases 120 original plein air 

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Art Workshops Announced for
February 2020

Join one or both of the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational 3-day Workshops to elevate your painting skills and learn new techniques.  Maui Arts League is excited to showcase the teaching skills of Michele Usibelli from Washington and Jane Hunt from Colorado. Both are experienced professional plein air painters and instructors.  Class enrollments are limited; 

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Take an Artist to Breakfast
Sunday ~ Feb. 23, 8:30-10 am

When have you wished you could have had a one-on-one conversation with an artist? Now you can! The ‘Take an Artist to Breakfast’ is a returning for 2020! It is an opportunity for us to show our aloha to the artists and thank them for their time and dedication to making the art event experience 

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Ronaldo Macedo
Creating paintings of Kapalua Bay

  Ronaldo Macedo, Maui’s premier plein air artist, shares insights about painting at Kapalua Bay.  The featured article in Fine Art Connoisseur tells the story.  Enjoy.    

Meet & Mingle with Mark Brown

ART SALE 2-5 pm Dec. 27, 2019 – Free and Open to the Public Hope to see you at this fun afternoon of viewing original plein air paintings by Mark Brown from Honolulu.  Mark has been a participant of the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational for 14 years.  His happy go-lucky personality is sure to 

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Sentry TOC Golf Tournament Tickets
for Sale
$30 daily or $85 weekly

  Purchase TOC Saturday, Sunday, or Weekly tickets at Maui Charity prices.  All proceeds benefit Maui Arts League.   Call Karen DeFeo at (518) 698-9599 or via email at karenadefeo@gmail.com.  

2020 Paint & Putt Keiki Event
Sentry Tournament of Champions Community Kickoff

      Click Here – Register BUTTON of top of HOME Page.      

2020 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational
Get to know our Artists

The Maui Arts League is pleased to welcome the gifted professional plein air painters that will join us February, 2020.  Six icons from Hawaiʻi: Mark Brown, Mike Carroll, Michael Clements, Joe Fletcher, Carleton Kinkade and Ronaldo Macedo.  For their first time are Danny Griego from San Diego, CA, Jane Hunt from Boulder, CO, Calvin Liang 

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Maui Now – August 19, 2015

ARTS League Hopes to Build Art Museum in Lahaina In an announcement today, representatives with the Maui ARTS League say they want to foster art appreciation with a West Maui Visual Fine Arts Museum. Featured: Three Presidents – Theo Morrison, Lois Reiswig, and Janet Allan.

Maui News – November 1, 2015

Meetings to help plan fine arts museum The newly formed Maui Arts League will hold a series of community informational meetings Nov. 10-12 to share plans to build a first-class fine arts museum in West Maui.

Lahaina News – October 15, 2015

Meetings set to help plan new community fine arts museum Assisting in running the community meetings will be art authority and judge Jean Stern, executive director of the highly successful Irvine Museum in California, which has become a model for successful community art museums. Stern will talk about how a local art museum can preserve 

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