About Us

The Missouri Plein Air Painters’ Association was established in 1999 by a group of local artists, with the express purpose of furthering the practice and appreciation of plein air painting in Missouri and surrounding regions. All paintings represented by this Association are painted on location, rather than in the studio. The Association relies upon the integrity of the participants to preserve this primary objective.

The goals of the Association are as follows:

To share experiences, ideas and the joy of plein air painting through paint-outs, meetings, group shows, exhibits and social gatherings;
To promote the great natural beauty of Missouri and surrounding regions and to add to the art world’s appreciation of these regional scenic qualities;
To provide opportunities for member artists to exhibit their paintings through group shows, paint-outs and wet paint exhibits.
To support the Missouri Regional art community through sponsorship of open (invitational) paint-outs, and participation in local shows and exhibits.