Plein Air Palm Beach Exhibits


In Planning:

  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


  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 /

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.

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

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


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



Northwood University Exhibit of Contributing Artists

Northwood University Exhibit

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

Cornell Museum of Art Exhibit of Contributing Artists

Cornell Museum Exhibit

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


Plein Air Palm Beach past Exhibits

Delray Art League sponsors Exhibit at City Hall for PAPB Contributing Artists
July 11 to Oct 24th, 2014

PAPB/DAL Exhibit 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.
There are plein air festivals and competitions throughout the country each year that showcase the talents and works of plein air
painters. Next February in 2015, the Delray Art League will conduct a one day Plein Air Festival co- sponsored by the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Support for this inaugural event will be provided by the newly formed Palm Beach Plein Air organization.
The exhibition at City Hall, which runs until September 26th, consists of paintings depicting some of Palm Beach County’s landscapes and scenery. Come see some exceptional art work done in plein air by local artists Kathryn Barry, Stan Dornfest, Manny Jomok, Pati Maguire, Ralp Papa, Lorrie Turner and Donna Walsh. You will enjoy it!


Art Outside the Walls: En Plein Air

Art Outside the Walls: en Plein Air Exhibit at Cutural Council

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

Plein Air Palm Beach Paintings at Multilingual Language & Cultural Society

Exhibit at Multilingual and Cultural Center

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

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. 

(This page updated on 2-4-2017 )