Plein Air Palm Beach Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibitions (& Events) :






  PAPB Exhibit at Sugarsand Park
dates & Details to be announced.




Everglades Day at Loxahatchee / Plein Air Painting Competition on Sat., Feb. 9, 2019.

Exhibition & Reception on Sunday, Feb 17:from 2-4pm

Everglades Day

Plen Aor Painting for PAPB members at Loxahatchee on Everglades Day Feb., 9, 2019 at Arthur Marshall Wildlife Preserve on Lee Road on US-441 in Boynton Beach, FL

Paintings will be on Exhibit at the Nature Center in the Theater Room till April 5th.

Awards will be for 1st Place, 2nd and 3rd, Honorable Mention and Judges Recognition. Reception and Awards Presentation on Sunday, Feb., 17 at 2pm.


PAPB Art Exhibition at the
Judi & Allan J Shuman
Museum Gallery
21050 95th A ve. S.,
Boca Raton, FL33428

Exhibition runs Sunday, March 10 – April 30, 2019 Opening Reception – Sunday, March 10 2:00-4:00 pm

JCC-Boca Exhibit
Flyer (click to see full size)JCC Flyer

EXHIBITION AT JCC BOCA RATON - “PAINTING PARADISE” Contributing members of Plein Air Palm Beach are invited to participate in our first exhibition hosted at the Levis Jewish Community Center in Boca Raton. The JCC is one of the largest in the U.S. and is very active and interested in the arts. The last two exhibitions drew 160+ people to opening receptions. The Pottery Guild will also be part of the exhibition.:

Frances Lynn / Event Organizer

Past Exhibitions (& Events) :  
Lagoon Fest / Nov. 3, 2018
/ At .West Palm Beach

Painting & Exhibiting Opportunity - Lagoon Fest
The event will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, next door to the Green Market. It will take place from 9 am to 2 pm. This will be open to Contributing Artists only. You can become a CA by going to www.PleinAirPalmBeach .com and click on Join US! on left side menu.

Sheilla Wolff, Brenda Gordon & Lorrie Turner / Event Co-Organizers

  The Art of Association Exhibition at Lighthouse ArtCenter/ Tequesta, FL

Key Dates at right.
Now - July 15, 2018 Call Open to PAPB CA's/Call for entries from PAPB Contributing Artists callforentry/
  Lighthouse Artcenter  

The Lighthouse ArtCenter presents an invitational exhibition featuring works of members in Art Associations from Miami to Vero Beach, FL. Associations will jury their own members' art and present the pieces which represent their best artwork in this exciting show. The exhibition will be judged, with prizes awarded in multiple categories.

Prospectus from Lighthouse ArtCenter files/LAC AoA18 Exhbition Rules 2018 v2 JM.pdf

Key Dates:
Now - July 15, 2018 Call Open to PAPB CA's
Call for entries from PAPB Contributing Artists

Jul. 25 - Accepted CA's artists notified
Aug. 1st - Completed application with payment deadline
Aug. 6th - Last day for chair to submit for PAPB
Aug. 29th – Deliver accepted artwork to Lighthouse ArtCenter ` 10am – 6 pm
Tues., Sep.4 Exhibit opens at 10 A.M.
Thurs., Sep.20: 3rd Thurs., artist reception and award ceremony, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thurs., Oct 11: Last day to view exhibit
Fri., Oct. 12: Pick up artwork or notifiy Lighthouse ArtCener that you wish to donate the work.

Questions or comments to:
PAPB Event Contact: Lorrie B. Turner


Plein Fun Fest 2019
Save the Dates!

Feb. 1, 2 & 3, 2019

Open for Application Submission- all details on PFF2019 page

plein fun fest 2019 logo

Plein Air Competition: Saturday Feb 2, 2019 -OPEN CALL!! Up to 50 artists will be selected to compete in this event that will take place in Delray Beach, FL on Saturday, February 2, 2019. $40 (early registration) includes all the weekend activities. Awards ceremony and reception February 2 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. The show will be judged by Marusca Gatto. Cash awards will be given as follows: 1st Place, 2nd Place; 3rd Place; Judges' Recognition and Honorable Mention. Sales of paintings resulting from this exhibition are subject to a 30% commission. The competition is part of the Plein Air Festival taking place in Delray Beach: PLEIN FUN FEST which focuses on excellence in plein air painting while still having fun and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow artists, art lovers and art collectors.

Hypoluxo Island Exhibition.
Apr - Jul 15, 2018
At The Manalapan Library

manalapn Library by Barfknecht  

Hank Paintings April 27 & Reception at Library on April 28
Presentation at Library on June 27, 2018
Pickup paintings on Jul 16, 2018

April 6-12, 2018 Exhibition
PAPB paintings of Old Floresta at Boca Raton Art School.
Deliver paintings: Mar. 29 & 30
Reception: Apr 6th, 5:30-7:30pm
Paintings: Apr 13th
  Exhibition sceduled for April 6-12, 2018 at the Boca Museum Art School Gallery
Reception at the Art School Gallery 5:30-7:30pm, Fri., April 6, 2018
Organizer(s): Ralph Papa PAPB & Walter O'Neil (BM Art School).
March 24, 2018 / PAPB Art Exhibition and Reception.
Hosted by the Ocean Ridge Garden Club at Ocean Ridge Town Hall
Ocean Ridge Town Hall   Paintings by PAPB Contributing Artists of private and public gardens along the Ocean Highway by Boynton Beach, FL. Sponsored and hosted by the Ocean Ridge Garden Club. More details to follow:
2018, Sat., Feb. 10th

PAPB paintout and exhibition at Loxahatchee / Details at the following link:

2018 Plein Fun Fest / Exhibition at Old School Square

2018, Jan. 26, 27 & 28
Donate to PFF
Donor Benefits
Plein Fun Fest Logo


* Call to Artists - ALL the info about the PFF weekend

* Application for Comeptition (includes all weekend Friday -Sunday)

* Friday Paint-out w/critique registration only

* Prospectus and Schedule for Weekend

* PAPB Fun Fest Invitation

Boca Historical Society Exhibit
Open to PAPB Contributing Artists
Exhibit Runs Oct 6 to Dec 20, 2017
* Key Dates *
Entry Deadline: Sep. 10, 2017

On Exhibit Oct. 6th to Dec 20, 2017
* * Reception: Nov. 16, 5-7pm
* *

Dan Reed at Royal Palm Place

Exhibition of Plein Air Paintings of Boca Raton / PAPB Event Organizer(s): Ralph Papa and Barbara O'Connell /
Hosted by Boca Historical Society for PAPB Contributing Artists with selected plein air paintings of Historical or Nostalgic Boca Raton.

Click here to view the artwork on exhibition at the Old Town Hall / 71 N. Fed Hwy, Boca Raton

* Call to Arists / Click here for full details for this exhibition
* Listing of Boca Historic & Nostalgic Locations to paint en plein air
* Waiver Form for PAPB Artists Accepted into BHS Exhibit

2016 / Loxahatchee
Everglades Day
Jan 20th Thru Apr 8

2017 Everglades Day  

At Arthur Marshall National Wildlife Preserve / Nature Center
Organiser / Shawn Escott PAPB and Elinor Wiliams at Loxahatchee



2016 / Old Floresta Exhibition at Boca Art School.
Mar 4th

BocaArtSchhol&PAPB   Boca Museum School Exhibition of the Plein Air Paintings of the Old Floresta Area:
Reception: Fri. evening Mar. 4, 2016, 6-8pm
First of 10 scheduled paintouts will be on June 11th /
  2015-16 / DBHS
Nov 21st thru
Jan 14th

Delray Beach Historical Society PAPB Exhibition 2015  

Delray Beach Historical Society:
Reception Nov. 21, 2015 6-8:30pm / Exhibition from Nov 21st to Jan 14th, 2016
at DBHS Cottages at 111 N. Swinton Ave & 3 NE 1st St., , Delray Beach.

Click here for DBHS Flyer Announcement



2015 / Highland Beach
Nov 5th
Dec 15th

Papb Highland Beach Exhibition   Highland Beach Library Exhibit:
Nov.5, 2015 - Dec 15, 2015
Reception: Nov. 5, 2015, 5-7pm

Exhibition will be selected from the works painted at a series of meetups
"Between the Waters" in the Highland Beach Area.
  2016 / Wild Florida
Jan 14th
Apr 17th

Plein Air Palm Beach Exhibition  

Cornell Museum Exhibit - "Wild Florida"
Jan. 14th to April 17, 2016.

Opening Reception: Thur., Jan. 14, 2016, 5:30 to 7:30 pm


2016 / Plein Fun Fest
Feb 20th

Plein Air Palm Beach Exhibition

2nd Annual Delray Plein Air Competition:
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016

Nov 14th to Feb 23rd
Northwood University Exhibit    

Northwood University Exhibit of Contributing Artists

Jeannette Hare Gallery, on campus at
2600 No. Military Trail, West Palm Beach
Nov. 14, 2014 - Feb. 23, 2015.
Reception Saturday 2/21/2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Frances Lynn, Coordinator

Dec 16th to March 8th
Cornell Museum Exhibit   Cornell Museum of Art Exhibit of Contributing Artists

Delray Center for the Arts,
corner of Atlantic and N. Swinton, Delray Beach
Dec. 16 - March 8, 2015
Reception Thursday, Jan. 15th, 5:30 – 7:30PM
Ralph Papa & Pati Maguire, Coordinators

This exhibit received sponsorship from Shaun Orcinolo, Family Wealth Director Senior Vice President, Wealth Management

July 11th to Oct 24th
PAPB/DAL Exhibit   Delray Art League sponsors Exhibit at City Hall for PAPB Contributing Artists
July 11 to Oct 24th, 2014
/ 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday
Delray City Hall 100 NW 1st Avenue
Delray Beach 33444

Mid-Summer Plein Air exhibit at Delray Beach City Hall. This show is sponsored by Delray Art League and is an exhibit of Plein Air Paintings of PAPB contributing members who are also DAL members.  Stop by and see some scenes of the local landcapes in our beautiful Palm Beach County.

An exciting display of art is now on exhibit at City Hall in Delray Beach, Florida. The Delray Art League is host to a “plein air” exhibition of paintings by seven of its members. “Plein air” is a term coined by French impressionists in the 19th century which describes paintings done outdoors on site. This style of painting has long been in existence since then but has gained a significant status in the art world in the last twenty years. Art collectors, galleries and artists throughout the world have made plein air painting a very popular form of art and much in demand.

April 11, - June 7
Art Outside the Walls: en Plein Air Exhibit at Cutural Council   Art Outside the Walls: En Plein Air

April 11, 2014 - June 7, 2014; Opening reception for artists is April10,2014
the Cultural Council of Palm Beach county
601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Cultural Council of Palm Beach sponsored paint outs at 10 locations in Palm Beach County to be part of this exhibit. Over 70 different artists participated and produced some fantastic artwork documenting our favorite places to paint in Palm Beach County. We expect the exhibit to showcase 125 -150 pieces of artwork. Listed below are the 10 locations where the paint-outs took place:Downtown Lake Worth
   The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach
   Old School Square at Delray Beach
   Ocean Inlet Park in Boynton Beach
   Loxahatchee Wetlands in Boynton Beach
   Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton
   Riverbend Park at Jupiter, FL
   Mounts Botanical Gardens, WPB, FL
   Dubois Park at Jupiter, FL
   Along Worth Ave in Palm Beach, FL

March 15 - May 17
Exhibit at Multilingual and Cultural Center   Plein Air Palm Beach Paintings at Multilingual Language & Cultural Society /March 15 - May 17, 2014
Meet the Artists Reception March 28th, 2014 5:30-8:30 PM
Multilingual Language & Cultural Society
210 Olive St. West Palm Beach 33460

Contributing Artists of Plein Air Palm Beach exhibit at the Multilingual Society in West Palm Beach will showcase artwork depicting various locations in Palm Beach County. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to see great work by local and vi sting artists who see and interpret the beautiful landscapes, seascapes and city scapes of beautiful South Florida. Join us for an Artists Reception Friday, March 28th, 5:30 to 8:30 PM

March 5 - Apr.30th
2014 EVERGLADES DAY PAINTOUT   Plein Air Palm Beach Paints Loxahatchee

March 5, 2014 - April 30th, 2014
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, FL, uS


Plein Air Palm Beach was asked by Steve Horowitz, from the Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to participate in the Everglades Festival held February 8th, 2014. Twenty-five of our artists showed up to paint and while visitors for the day listened to talks at the pavilion they could see the artists painting the beauty of the refuge.  At the end of the day we gathered in the visitor’s center theater for a meet and greet the artists. 
It was great to see all the work produced that day all up on the artists’ easels during the gathering.  While we were chatting with the visitors, the juror for the exhibit, Maxine Schreiber, circulated around and judged the works presented.   When Steve and Maxine presented the awards, Maxine commented that she was impressed by the quality of the artwork.  I have to agree, I am always humbled to have my artwork being displayed along with the truly great artists we have in Plein Air Palm Beach. The Winners were:
1st Place:  Kerry Eriksen for  “Gator” Oil on canvas
2nd Place: Lorrie Turner for Pastel
3rd Place:  Linda Apriletti for “Willows and Lifting Fog”   Oil on Linen
HM:             Stan Dornfest for “Joyful Loxahatchee” Acrylic on Canvas
HM:             Sal Sidner for "At the Pavilion"  Oil on Canvas board
HM:             Elfirda Schragen for “Two Trees Trail at Loxahatchee” Oil on Canvas

There will be an exhibit of the paintings produced the day of Festival in the visitors’ center of the Wildlife Refuge that will run from March 5, 2014 – April 30th, 2014.  Be sure to visit the exhibit “Plein Air Palm Beach Paints Loxahatchee” and the take a look around the refuge that inspired the artwork, you won’t be sorry.  Twenty-five percent of sales of any artwork will go to Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, a very worthwhile organization. 



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