Aug 7

Art in the Open, Ireland

Ireland's International Plein Air Painting Festival

Held in Wexford, Ireland, the Art in the Open is in it's 10th year with some of the best outdoor painters around the globe. 

Exhibition, August 7th, 2017

For events and schedule, click here

Dec 30

A Timeless Legacy: Peace Park, 2018

Hockaday Museum of Art

  • Private reception for artists, guests, and sponsors: Aug. 10, 2018. 
  • Ticketed Intent-to-Draw Sale Open to the Public Aug. 11, 2018.
  • Sale open to the public and continues through December, 2018.

The Hockaday is inviting 5 men and 5 women artists from each country, Canada and the USA, that share the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, to come paint the Park. A list of participating artists is expected to be announced in the spring of 2017.

Each artist will paint both Plein air and in studio, have 1-2 miniatures and 1 larger studio piece from each of the national parks on exhibit. Also included in the exhibition will be sketches, journals, and video, a sort of 'traveling scrap book' of their time working on the project. Artists will be allowed to paint and work on the project from March, 2017 through early July, 2018, allowing every season for painting. All works will be created specifically for this historic project and will not be shown elsewhere before the exhibition.

Events such as workshops, demonstrations, and lectures during the opening weekend and throughout the exhibition are in planning stages. Visit the website, www.hockadaymuseum.org to find out more about this premier, historic event.

To find out how to become a sponsor, or purchase tickets, contact admin@hockadaymuseum.org or phone 406.755.5268       

May 18

Plein Air South 2017

Southeastern gathering of the plein air community for four days of presentations, demonstrations and painting. 

This event offers presentations by Scott Christensen, Larry Moore, Anne Blair Brown, John Lasater, Morgan Samuel Price and many others. Opportunities for networking, daily demonstrations and panel discussions. 

Visit the website for more information.

Feb 26

Maui Plein Air Invitational

Join 12th Annual Maui Plein Air Invitational for a week of plein air painting with 26 artists and special events. Including a Mini Painting Silent Auction,  a Sunset Paint-Out  and the Gala Reception plus much more.

The "Art in Your Heart" Gala & Art Sale, Friday, February 24th, 6-9 pm

Visit website for event and ticket information.

email info@mauipleinairpainting.org.

Dec 31

Legacy Gallery's Annual Holiday Small Works Show

Annual Holiday Small Works Show

Opening Reception, Thursday, Dec. 8th, 7-9 pm during the Art Walk

Sales are conducted on a draw basis for the opening night.  Parties interested in purchasing a particular piece at the stated price, submit their intent to buy.  A name is drawn at random and they make the purchase.  All paintings are 12 x 16 or smaller in size. More information to come. 

Legacy Gallery, 7178 Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 945-1113 

Dec 17

LPAPA Signature Impressions Show

A Curated show of plein air paintings by Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Signature Members.

Opening Reception, November 19th.

Location: Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Visit LPAPA for more information. 


6:00 pm18:00

Scottsdale Artists' School, Beaux Arts 2016

Scottsdale Artists' School

A night of art and entertainment to raise funds for the Scottsdale Artists' School. Opportunity to bid and purchase original works of art from over 100 artists from around the country. 

Click here to make your reservation. 

Scottsdale Artists' School, 3720 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Map)

Feb 12

Tucson Museum of Art Exhibition

Route 66, 30x36, oil on linen, $9300. Purchase inquiry, email lori@loriputnam.com  

Route 66, 30x36, oil on linen, $9300. Purchase inquiry, email lori@loriputnam.com


The New Westward: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles that Move the Modern West Exhibition.

In this exhibition, visitors are encouraged to look at this unique, and often overlooked, side of the West through works of art, and consider the ways transport technologies have impacted their lives and changed the Western scene.

Tuscon Museum of Art
140 North Main Avenue ,Tucson, AZ 85701

Click here for more information about this exhibition. 


Oct 16

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational

Going Coastal, 12x16, oil on linen. Available through Jack Meier Gallery.

Each year Laguna Beach, a famous seaside community and historic artist colony, turns into an outdoor painting studio with the west coast’s most prestigious plein air art event, the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. The event will include paint-outs, painting demonstrations and conversations with some of the nation's top plein air painters.

Collectors Soiree, October 14th, 7:00 - 10:30 pm
Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Road (across from Festival of Arts)

For more information and the schedule of events, visit LPAPA.


Oct 16

Brinton Museum Annual Small Works Show

Above the Rio Grande, 8x10, oil on linen. Purchase inquiry, email Lori.

The Brinton Museum

Member's Preview, Sat. Sept. 10, 5:30–7:30 PM

4th Annual Small Works Show with
more than 150 living artists showcasing
exceptional work in variety of media.

For more information, visit Brinton Museum.
239 Brinton Road, Big Horn, WY 82833


Aug 30

Maynard Dixon Camp Out Art Show and Sale

A Full Pack, 28x36, oil on linen. Purchase inquiry, email Lori.

The Dixon Camp Out is a gathering of artists, collectors, community and friends who love art and focus on the spirit and intention of Maynard Dixon.

Artist Reception, Friday, June 24th 6-8

Wet Painting Sale, Dixon Studio
Saturday, June 24th 10-3:30

For more information, please visit the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts.


May 19

Plein Air South 2016

May 16th - May 19th, 2016

Southeastern gathering of the plein air community. 

Visit the website for more information.


Jun 15

OPA Annual Exhibition

Blurred LInes, 28x36, oil on linen. $8800. Purchase inquiry, email lori@loriputnam.com

Oil Painters of America 25th Annual Juried Exhibition

This celebratory exhibition for the 25th Annual Juried Exhibition will be hosted by the Southwest Gallery. This will include demonstrations, speakers and festivities. 

Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX
4500 Sigma Road, Dallas, TX 76244

For more information about the exhibition, visit the OPA website.

May 15

Forgotten Coast Plein Air 2016

May 6th - May 15th, 2016

Now in the 11th year of documenting the landscape and culture of the last vestige of authentic "Old Florida". This year's invitational features 21 international artists as well as, six "Florida's Finest en Plein Air" artists. 

"For the past 9 years Lori has been documenting the ever-changing coastline and environment in and around Apalachicola. Many of her works since 2012 have been centered on the oyster crisis in the Bay. In March, Lori was invited to spend a week in residence getting closer to the project. During Forgotten Coast en Plein air Invitational, Lori will present her findings and share her work to the public. Visit www.pleinairfl.com for information on schedule and location. To view the studies created during the residency, follow this link." 

Visit the website for the event schedule. 
email: info@pleinairfl.com


2:00 pm14:00

Outdoor Painters Society Guest Artist

Twilight and Moonshine, 11x14, $2300 available through Southwest Gallery

Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX

Plein Air Southwest Salon is a juried plein air competition, exhibition and sale sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society. The Salon features plein air paintings from the "best of the best" painters working today.

Opening Reception, April 9th.

Southwest Gallery, 4500 Sigma Rd, Dallas, TX

Visit OPS website.



Apr 24

California Art Club 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

Sierra Sunset, 6x8, oil on linen, $1400. Available through CAC.

Autry National Center

Collectors' Preview Dinner, April 1st

Artists' Gala Reception, April 2nd

Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

For details, visit CAC or call 626.583.9009



May 1

All Along the Sierra Exhibition

Up She Rises, 18x24, $4500.Available through Epperson Gallery

Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA

"All Along the Sierra" Exhibition will celebrate the beauty of the Sierra Nevada Range. 

Artists' Reception, March 12th, 4-6

Epperson Gallery
1400 Pomona Street, Crockett, CA 94525
Email: gerald@eppersongallery.com

Click here for more information.

Mar 12

Florida Residency

Living Shoreline/Oyster Reef Restoration Residency

Join Lori as she paints and celebrates the industry of Florida's Forgotten Coast. Lori will spend five days and engaging fellow artists and the marine community and will include Opening Presentation, a day of field painting and other activities throughout the week.  

Exhibition and Public Reception, May 11th, 7-9 pm

For more event details and Field Day Registration, please visit Plein Air Florida or call 800-378-8419