Glenn Vilppu,

USA

I really enjoyed meeting and working with enthusiastic local artist! Looking forward to next year's adventure!

Ulices Matos,

Cuba

El proyecto es muy vérsatil, es inclusivo y permite la interacción, a mi me gustó mucho su dinámica. 

Sinuhe Oomen,

Curacao

Niet de meest makkelijke plek om te schilderen,maar een ongelooflijke ervaring. Dit is een geweldig product voor de experiential tourism voor Curaçao en voorlopig is Curaçao met de Plein Eau concept een van de pioniers in de wereld. 

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT US

Glenn Vilppu,

USA

Wow, What a week and half of exhilarating travels to the Caribbean. I started off my trip to Curacao not even having heard of the name of the island, and I came back falling in love. The food, the people, and colorful landscapes all stole my heart. Everyone here speaks at least 4 languages- Dutch, their local language papientu, Spanish, and English. The weather was absolutely beautiful, and the culture here is so rich.

In just a week in a half, I did so many firsts, such as painting INSIDE a bridge, being live on TV for the news channel Moru Bon Dia talking about my art and Plein Air Curacao, going snorkeling and seeing so many beautiful fish, painting on a boat, teaching a moonlight workshop painting at night, and so much more. I am so touched by the hospitality I received from the Plein Air Curacao staff, my host family, and of course by all the new artists I met from all around the world. Extra plus- I sold 3/4 of all my paintings so I made my money back and more!!

Plein Air Curaçao did an amazing job of organizing a week of activities that allowed artists to truly capture Curacao with their own style. As a person who had never visited the island before and would have no idea where to go, I really appreciated the whole itinerary they created to let artists paint from the ground, the top, and from underwater. It was basically a vacation where I worked hard, played hard, and painted everyday (the best kind).

Curacao, coming back for you in 2021 for the next plein air event!!!

Jody Rigsby

USA

Getting to meet other artists, learning from them and pushing my boundaries as a painter in an unfamiliar environment is exhilarating. 

Arthur Oster

Curacao

The plein air workshops were eyeopeners for me. A few simple tricks that I learned made me work quicker and much more accurately.

Shinhuey Ho

Trinidad & Tobago

The organizers were fantastic. They really made us feel welcomed and painting trips enjoyable.  I look forward to teaching a workshop and to painting with everyone again!

Deborah Misener

Canada

Painting in Curaçao with such amazing artists is a life dream.

Patricia Barr Clarke

Colorado, USA

Returning to Curacao for my 5th time to participate in Plein Air Curacao. I have loved each visit because of the friendships made, the exciting painting experiences I have had, the wonderful support of the Plein Air Curacao Volunteers and Planning Committees (who have always created special activities and found beautiful locations for the painters) and just amazing Curacao itself.

Lesley Peterson

Curacao

Having been a buddy since the beginning of the Plein Air festival and also a local participating artist for the last two events I have seen the development of the festival from a startup activity to a professionally run event. The festival has grown in such a way that it has impressed me.

This year’s event was very positive for me because of the work and cooperation of the people organizing and running the different aspects.

Inge Leonora den Ouden 

The Netherlands

Joining Plein Air Curaçao is like an addiction. Once seen Curaçao through artist's eyes, tp return there is a must. There's so much to see and to paint, one time is not enough! 

Art Foundation Curaçao does very good work to organise this festival.

Patricia Barr Clarke

Colorado, USA

Returning to Curacao for my 5th time to participate in Plein Air Curacao. I have loved each visit because of the friendships made, the exciting painting experiences I have had, the wonderful support of the Plein Air Curacao Volunteers and Planning Committees (who have always created special activities and found beautiful locations for the painters) and just amazing Curacao itself.

Lesley Peterson

Curacao

Having been a buddy since the beginning of the Plein Air festival and also a local participating artist for the last two events I have seen the development of the festival from a startup activity to a professionally run event. The festival has grown in such a way that it has impressed me.

This year’s event was very positive for me because of the work and cooperation of the people organizing and running the different aspects.

With Plein Air Curacao, The organization aims to

Encourage existing- and new plein air painters, offering connections for painters from all over the world to exchange techniques and relevant knowledge.

artist

To register as an Artist, download registration form here 

take a class

If you care to improve your painting skill,  you are at the right spot.

volunteer

 Get involved in the ongoing excitement & growth of the Festival. 

 

paint-out 

 

locations

Besides painting on land, artists will paint underwater (plein eau) to capture the beauty of Curacao's underwater world and on high locations (plein aerial) such as on Curacao's tallest mountain. These paintings will be exhibiting and for sale throughout the festival at Art Foundation Curacao Gallery.

Keiko Tanabe

USA

I would like to say Thank-you to the wonderful organizing team of the @pleinaircuracao for such an amazing experience! The beautiful island of Curaçao gave me so much inspiration I did close to 20 paintings during my short stay. My favorite was the one I painted under the moonlight at saltflat after outdoor BBQ. Thanks also goes to my workshop students (last photo), my buddy Spring, and fabulous photographers who recorded every precious moment! 

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