Cincinnati Art Club & Wessel Gallery, 1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513‑241‑4591

Plein Air Schedule

The following opportunities are provided as information only. The CAC does not sponsor, endorse or recommend any of the following unless specifically stated. Please research each opportunity thoroughly before participating. To post information, send email to Webmaster.

Also see the Call For Artists web page for additional painting opportunities.

East Row Garden - Plein Air Painting Event

June 3 - 4, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm

Artists are invited to paint along the tree-lined streets of Newport’s East Row Historic District during the 2017 Garden Walk as visitors (typically 700-900) walk the streets on a tour of 8-10 private gardens. Passes are necessary to visit the gardens and free passes are available to artists who paint along the streets.

To register or for information or questions about painting along the walk, contact Chris Comte at or call 859-802-8514.

2017 Southwest Ohio Plein Air (SWOPA) Painters Schedule

Join members of OPAS, Cincinnati Art Club and Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati

SWOPA 2017 Schedule pdf

Enjoy summer painting with the SWOPA Painters. We meet April through the last week in October on Thursdays between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. Included are 7 dates for evening painting to include more artists. The “last Thursday night” of the Month we meet at 4 pm until 8 pm and afterwards for dinner and socializing. Come to all or some, early or as late as you find convenient or interesting. Many of us will paint rain or shine when shelter is available or nearby. Restrooms are also available or close by. All Paint Outs are free (except for Loveland Paint the Town and Cincinnati Nature Center) and all skill levels are welcome.

For meet-up information and photos of some of our work, please check out our Facebook page. West Ohio Plein Air Painters


Ohio Plein Air Society (OPAS)

For information:
Contact: Nancy Achberger at 513-505-2928 or


Annual PleinAir Salon Competition


PleinAir magazine sponsors an annual competition with six bi-monthly contests leading to Salon Grand Prize winners. Plein air and studio work accepted in a variety of categories. Win cash prizes and get exposure. Get information and view award-winning paintings online.

2017 Plein Air Convention & Expo


San Diego, California - April 24-28, 2017

The 6th Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo (PACE 2017) is a one-of-a-kind experience that features classes, social activities, painting onsite and in surrounding picturesque locations. Some of today’s top artists will be there to teach and guide you to become a better painter.