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The Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society is comprised of local artists who enjoy the camaraderie, support and safety of painting together. Selected sites within the State of Connecticut provide CPAPS 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 may be a small state, but it is blessed with inspirational scenery in every corner, from border to border, and from season to season providing CPAPS artists with the great experience of painting on location.

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. We encourage you to come paint with us.

Linda Marino,

President Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society

2020 Juried Members Exhibition

Each year the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society offers an Annual Juried Member Show at various Connecticut galleries. This year, due to Covid, our show is presented in a beautifully displayed online gallery.

We are so pleased to showcase our CPAPS members finest work from local Connecticut and New England Scenes to distant locations our painters have traveled to. 

Our Juror this year is Sergio Roffo, an award-winning New England landscape painter from Scituate,  MA.  Sergio is an elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists, Elected Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists and bestowed the artistic distinction and honor of Copley Master.

Congratulations to all of our award-winners and members who entered the show. The awards are listed below with the Juror’s comments. We would like to thank Mr. Roffo for his time and expertise selecting the winners and for our generous sponsors who so kindly support CPAPS.

We hope you enjoy the online show and consider purchasing an original work by one of our talented artists.

Linda Marino
President 

This year's Juror, Sergio Roffo

Purchasing Paintings:
To purchase one of the paintings click on "Learn More" and fill out the "Contact the Artist" form. Purchases will be made directly through the artist.

Some artists have their preferred contact phone numbers and email addresses visible as well. In those cases, we recommend contacting them via 

Award Winners

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CPAPS is grateful for all the generous support of our sponsors.

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