2019 Yellowstone Plein Air Invitational

2019 Yellowstone Plein Air Invitational

A Celebration of Art in the World’s First National Park

The second annual Yellowstone Plein Air Invitational will be held September 24-29, 2019.

The 5-day invitational celebrates the current and historical presence of art in Yellowstone.

Sixteen of the nation’s best artists will paint “en plein air” (outside on-site) for five days in various locations throughout Yellowstone National Park.

Park visitors have the opportunity to attend daily painting demonstrations and a paint-out that gathers all artists to paint in one location on Saturday, September 28.

2019 Schedule of Events

Artist Demonstrations

Artists paint throughout Yellowstone. Painting demonstrations will take place at the following times and locations:

Sept. 24 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Specimen Ridge Trailhead
Sept. 25 | 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Yellowstone Lake Hotel
Sept. 26 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Artist Point
Sept. 27 | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Castle Geyser

September 28

 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Morning Paint-Out at Madison Junction. Artists will have two hours to complete a painting of Yellowstone.

 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.: Family-friendly plein air art activities at the Yellowstone Art & Photography Center at Old Faithful.

 6 p.m.-9 p.m.: VIP banquet and art auction at Old Faithful Lodge Recreation Hall. Studio paintings from each artist will be exhibited alongside plein air work painted during the event. Purchase tickets here.

September 29

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Exhibition and sale open to the public at Old Faithful Lodge Recreation Hall.

2019 Artists

Suzie Baker 
Spring, TX

Tammy Callens
Jackson Hole, WY

John Cogan
Farmington, NM

Jennifer Hoffman 
Jackson, WY

Shirl Ireland
Gardiner, MT

James McGrew
Lake Oswego, OR

Bobbie McKibbin 
Stevensville, MT

Jim McVicker
Loleta, CA

Ned Mueller 
Renton, WA

Rachel Pettit 
Tooele, UT

John Potter 
Red Lodge, MT

Grant Redden
Evanston, WY

Roger Rink 
East Glacier, MT

Greg Scheibel
Bozeman, MT

Aaron Schuerr
Livingston, MT

Kathryn Mapes Turner
Jackson, WY


NorthWestern Energy            PleinAir Magazine

Interested in sponsoring this event? View the 2019 Sponsorship Package.
Yellowstone Society Insider Excursion

Join us for a special weekend event, September 27-29, 2019, celebrating the current and historical importance of art in Yellowstone. Throughout the weekend, guests will interact with artists, listen to art-themed presentations, and choose from a variety of field excursions. This program is exclusive to Yellowstone Forever Society supporters.

Learn more about the 2019 event here. Not yet a member of the Yellowstone Society? Learn more here.