Announcing The Relaunch Of PleinAir Magazine

Artists, collectors, suppliers, schools, and dealers have been asking for the return of PleinAir magazine since it was converted to Fine Art Connoisseur magazine in 2006. Now PleinAir is back, with the same respected publisher, B. Eric Rhoads, and a veteran editor, M. Stephen Doherty. The past few years have seen an explosion of interest in painting directly from nature outdoors and in the studio. That's why PleinAir is back, as a print and digital quarterly publication, as well as an active website and weekly e-newsletter.

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West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 22, 2010

Artists, collectors, suppliers, schools, and dealers have been asking for the return of PleinAir(TM) magazine since it was converted to Fine Art Connoisseur magazine in 2006. Now PleinAir is back, with the same respected publisher, B. Eric Rhoads, and a veteran editor, M. Stephen Doherty. The marketing manager for PleinAir is Richard Lindenberg, an artist and experienced art-materials marketer. PleinAir will again be published by Streamline Publications, Inc. of West Palm Beach, Florida, along with Fine Art Connoisseur and Artist Advocate.

The past four years have seen an explosion of interest in painting directly from nature outdoors and in the studio, an increase in the number of events that bring art to communities of enthusiastic collectors, an incredible growth of internet social networks that support an international community of enthusiasts, and new ways to share experiences through multiple print and digital platforms. That's why PleinAir is back, as a print and digital quarterly publication, as well as an active website and weekly e-newsletter.

The printed magazine version of PleinAir will feature inspiring reproductions of contemporary and historic artwork, resources for artists and collectors, step-by-step demonstrations, directories of organizations and events, profiles of top artists of today and yesterday, and recommendations for equipment and supplies.

The digital e-magazine version of PleinAir will have all those features, plus bonus content not available in the print editions, including additional pages and interactive components such as videos of painters on location, audio slide shows of well-equipped studios and collector events, tours of public and private collections, and links to helpful resources. The e-magazine will be available online, by e-mail, and on iPads.

The PleinAir website, http://www.pleinairmagazine.com, will be updated daily and will contain valuable content from the print and digital magazines, PLUS galleries of members' artwork, forums to discuss opportunities and resources, critiques to help aspiring artists, contests for gaining national exposure, videos of products and events, and news of what is happening right now!

The PleinAir e-letter will be distributed to our audiences weekly and will contain information on events and exhibitions, plein air artists and collectors, and timely information of interest to the plein air community.

B. Eric Rhoads, Chairman & Publisher of Streamline Publishing, Inc., is a dedicated plein air and figurative painter whose works have appeared in art shows and galleries. He has studied in the lineage of many great artists and is passionate about art. Rhoads is also publisher of Fine Art Connoisseur and Artist Advocate magazines, which make up the art division of his company. He is a member of the National Arts Club and the California Art Club, and he is an active speaker, judge, and consultant in the art industry. He can be contacted at eric(at)pleinairmagazine(dot)com

M. Stephen Doherty is the editor of the print and digital editions of PleinAir. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cornell University, served as editor-in-chief of American Artist magazine for 31 years, wrote a dozen books and hundreds of magazine articles, participates in plein air events, and serves as an adviser to art organizations and schools. He can be contacted at steve(at)pleinairmagazine(dot)com

Richard Lindenberg is the marketing manager of PleinAir. He is an active plein air painter who participates in events and exhibits with galleries, however most of his career was spent as an entrepreneur, importer, and graphic designer. He became more heavily involved in the art industry as the product manager for an exclusive importer of French fine-art materials where his eyes were opened to the unique history of the impressionist era and to art materials in general. He can be contacted at richard(at)pleinairmagazine(dot)com.

Advisory Board:

Peter Adams, President, California Art Club
Sandy Askey Adams, En Plein Air Group, Face Book
Antony Bridge, Pochade.Co.UK
Kathryn Beligratis, Executive Director, Oil Painters of America [TENTATIVE]
Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Inc.
Frank LaLumia, President, Plein Air Painters of America
John W. Streetman III, Executive Director, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
Bruce Weber, Senior Curator of 19th Century Art, National Academy of Design

Clyde Aspevig
Scott Christensen [TENTATIVE]
Donald Demers
Lynn Gertenbach [TENTATIVE]
Michael Godfrey
Jeremy Lipking
Kevin Macpherson
Joseph McGurl [TENTATIVE]
Camille Przewodek
Ed Terpening
Keith Wicks

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