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BAAA works hard to celebrate a tradition begun by the first Neanderthal who drew on a rock outside his cave: painting "en plein air".  Today, it’s so popular it’s been referred to as "the new golf".

This year we’re planning on a dozen events, on both sides of the Delaware River, including private homes, public libraries, private gardens, historic inns, cityscapes, landscapes, rivers, brooks, and waterfalls. 

So, whether you are an art lover, an aspiring artist, or an accomplished master, revisit this page often.  Or send us an e-mail to get on our plein air mailing list.  


May 25, 2019 10 AM – 4 PM Plein Air at the historic COTTAGE IN THE PINES

Join us for a day of fresh air, great conversation and gourmet food, courtesy of the Cottage in the Pines in Sparrowbush, NY.   You’ll experience the pastoral pleasure of unspoiled meadows, woods, streams, ponds, old barns and country roads.

And we’re sure you’ll enjoy the delightful company of our co-sponsor River Valley Artists Guild artists, who will be there the entire day.  This FREE event includes  amenities such as water, food, toilet facilities and Cottage Inn staff—world famous for their knowledge and eagerness to please.  Box lunches provided to all artists courtesy of the Cottage Inn.

Experienced artists bring their own supplies, and a limited range of supplies is available for use by beginners.  Demonstrations in oil paint and pastel will be presented.

The Cottage in the Pines is a lovingly restored historic bed and breakfast located less than two hours from New York City and featured in National Geographic Scenic Delaware Guide.  Two fully renovated houses, over 100 acres of property crisscrossed with hiking trails, a meandering stream, and lovely mill pond, await your artistic interpretation. The work will be displayed at the June 1 event detailed below.  Rain date: Sunday, May 26

You can check out their web site at

Space is limited and reservations are required.  E-mail to register.

June 1, 2019 4 - 6 PM

The History and Future of Plein Air Painting

This event is designed to help us value and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us--to help us appreciate the things we all pass by every day without really noticing.  Our area has been the inspiration for both the Hudson River School and Northeast Pennsylvania painters.  Pictured above: "Sketching in the White Mountains" by Winslow Homer (1868).

An exhibit of classic prints traces the history of plein air art, from the 1600s to today.  Local contemporary artists also offer their pieces created "en plein air".  A local expert will also be available to present a short slide presentation, and answer questions. 

You’ll experience how, through "artistic license", a tree may become more than a tree, to express amusing or even deeply religious ideas.  So please join us on June 1, 2019, from 4 – 6 PM, at the Artists’ Market Community Center, 114 Richardson Avenue, Shohola, PA 18458.

Event Coordinator: Susan Miiller

If you are an artist who would like to share your work, our CALL FOR ART is HERE

June 9, 2019 10 AM - 3 PM Plein Air Equinunk

With access to a majectic private residence, Plein Air Equinunk offers unbelievable views of streams, mountains, and waterfalls.  Light refreshments and maps provided to all participants.


Artists are welcome to set up on a deck with breathtaking views, or scout around to other nearby waterfalls and other vistas.


Limited to twelve artists. Registration required for thie free event.  Reserve a place by e-mailing


June 29, 2019 10 - 3 PM Plein Air Historic Milford

Plein Air dans la Village is an outdoor community art event for artists and art lovers. On June 29, 2019 from 10 AM – 3 PM, local artists will be painting and drawing on the streets of Milford, PA. All participants will get a complimentary lunch delivered to them, as well as a "Historic Map of Milford".

Past events sponsored by the Barryville Area Arts Association have focused on community art events around the natural beauty of lakes and rivers. This is the first to have historical buildings and other man-made landscapes as the subject.

First stop will be the Welcome Table, art supplies, and historic map to be collected on the porch of the The Columns Museum of the Pike County Historical Society 608 Broad Street, Milford, Pennsylvania. Then it’s off—on your own or in groups—to find the perfect place to inspire your artwork.

Registration is required for this free event. 

E-mail  to reserve a place.

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