I confess as I got to each of the websites listed I proceeded to plunder their Links page to generate the next websites to review so I think this might now be a very comprehensive list. It's certainly more comprehensive than any seen on the websites listed. I've included all the ones which appear to be starting out (and are still under construction) but have excluded those which appear to be rather dormant.
This is the list:
As before if anybody thinks they know an organisation which should be listed please let me know via a comment.
Unfortunately for me, they're all organisations based in North America. Which helps with my planned painting trips to the USA later this year but even so..........
I'd be more than happy to be able to convert the current listing into one tagged North America if I could start listings for the UK and Europe. Why is it that so many art societies in the UK seem to be so dedicated to limiting their activities to having demonstrations or talks with slides or painting a still life indoors or social get togethers rather than arranging plein air events/expeditions? It can't be the weather - as we only need to go and look at some of the photos of the weather some of our north american artist friends paint in! Maybe we need a focus or a network for plein air activity in the UK? It's not as if it isn't happening - it's just not happening on a website near me - whinge now officially over!!! Maybe somebody will prove me wrong...........please?
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