Upcoming Events:

  • October 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Devil's Hopyard State Park, 366 Hopyard Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423, USA
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  • November 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Lake Waramaug State Park, Kent, CT 06757, USA
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Welcome to CPAPS!

Liz Rhoades picThe Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society is comprised of local artists who enjoy the camaraderie, support and safety of painting together. We select sites within the State of Connecticut that provide our painters with bucolic farmlands, coastal marshes and vistas, waterways in forests and open spaces, as well as some of our historic and unique residences and villages. Connecticut is a small state, but we are blessed with inspirational scenery in every corner, from border to border, and from season to season.

CPAPS members range from beginners, who wish to learn the logistics and methods of plein air painting, to nationally recognized professional plein air artists who participate in competitive plein air events and actively exhibit and sell their work. We offer our members exhibition opportunities, demonstrations and workshops by both our Elected Artists as well as visiting national artists, and information about events and other items of interest. We are a very friendly group, and encourage you come paint with us!

Warm regards,
Elizabeth Rhoades
President, Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society



Art Supply Tag Sale at Fenton River Studio

The Connecticut Plein Air Society is sponsoring a giant Art Supply Tag Sale at FentonRiver Studio, 287 Gurleyville Road, Storrs, Saturday, October 8, from 10 – 4. Almost every artist has collected supplies that are perfectly good but will never be...
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2016 Annual Show Video

CPAPS Member Zufar Bikbov has compiled this wonderful video montage of our 2016 Annual Show reception and awards ceremony!