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.

Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo 2018

Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 16 - 20, 2018

The Plein Air Convention & Expo is the world’s largest plein air event. Every year, hundreds of the world’s smartest outdoor painters descend on the Plein Air Convention to learn painting techniques from the world’s top artists and to learn what’s new, what’s hot and what’s actually working in art marketing. Whether you’re new to painting or an experienced pro, you’ll see mind-blowing painting demonstrations live on four big-screen stages with the the world’s largest faculty of master artists.

Informtion and Registration

2018 Southwest Ohio Plein Air (SWOPA) Painters Schedule

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

SWOPA 2018 Schedule pdf

Enjoy cost free painting with the SWOPA Painters. We meet on Thursdays between 9:30 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.

Check our Facebook page for updates and to stay in touch. West Ohio Plein Air Painters


Ohio Plein Air Society (OPAS)

The Ohio Plein Air Society is a collection of artists and art lovers sharing a common interest in outdoor painting. Find information on paint outs, workshops, competitions, critiques, group exhibitions and more.

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.