I’ve been asked to serve as Judge of Awards for the Ohio Plein Air Society’s 15th Annual Exhibition this October. I’ll also be teaching a study-to-studio workshop in conjunction with the event October 1-3, 2018. More details here.
I’ve been invited to participate in the 2018 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art. This will be my fifth year as an invited artist at this prestigious event. Artists will paint from September 8-15, 2018, with a Collectors’ Reception September 15 and a Grand Oopening on September 16. Paintings will be on exhibit and for sale until January 14, 2019. For details: https://www.grandcanyon.org/events/celebration-of-art/
I’m proud to announce I am now represented by Crouchers Point Gallery in Glen Haven, Nova Scotia. Crouchers Point is at 5 Crouchers Point Road, Glen Haven, NS. www.crouchersptgallery.com
I am now represented by the best gallery for contemporary art in northern Arizona. Goldenstein Gallery is located at 150 SR 179/ Suite 5, Sedona. www.goldensteinart.com
New book! Outdoor Study to Studio: Take Your Plein Air Paintings to the Next Level. I wrote this as a supplement to Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel. Get it at www.amazon.com/author/johnson
New DVDS and Video Downloads released via North Light Shop and ArtistsNetwork.tv! Get Them Now at North Light Shop!
I am featured in the September 2013 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Click here to read. (7/24/13) Update: You can also read the magazine’s Q&A with Michael here and also an oil painting demo (Grand Canyon) as well as a pastel painting demo(Carmel, CA).
I’m proud to announce that all of my books are now available at Amazon! You can visit my Amazon author site here to buy the books: www.amazon.com/author/johnson.
January 16, 2018: Demonstration for Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. Must be a member of PAPNM and register. Click here to visit the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico site.
September 8-15, 2018: Grand Canyon Celebration of Art: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. This will be my fifth year as an invited artist at this prestigious event. Artists will paint from September 8-15, 2018, with a Collectors’ Reception September 15 and a Grand Oopening on September 16. Paintings will be on exhibit and for sale until January 14, 2019. For details: https://www.grandcanyon.org/events/celebration-of-art/
Past Recent Events
November 18, 2017: Studio demonstration for Tucson Pastel Society, 9-4 plus optional plein air outing the following morning
July 29, 2017 – October 2018: Bar Harbor, Maine – Acadia Inviational III
Michael is one of 30 nationally-recognized artists invited to participate in this event at Argosy Gallery. The opening was July 29, 2017, but paintings will be on display (and for sale) until October 2018. Other artists participating include such luminaries as T.M. Nicholas, Kathleen Dunphy, Elizabeth Tolley and David Tutwiler,
January 8, 2017: Arizona Pastel Arists Association – Phoenix, Arizona
Demonstration. Details available at https://apaa.wildapricot.org/
October 15-22, 2016: Sedona Plein Air Festival – Sedona, Arizona
Plein air painting festival. For details: www.SedonaPleinAirFestival.com
September 10-18, 2016: Grand Canyon, Arizona – Grand Canyon Celebration of Art
The premier plein air painting festiva! For details: https://www.grandcanyon.org/arts-and-culture/2016-celebration-art
July 1-31, 2016: Miniatures of Acadia National Park Exhibition – Bar Harbor, Maine
View Michael’s 24 paintings of Acadia celebrating the Park’s 100th anniversary. Opening reception Friday, July 1, 6-8 pm, Argosy Gallery.
View the paintings here
July 21-23, 2016: Castine Plein Air Festival – Castine, Maine
Plein air painting festival. For details: http://www.castinearts.org/plein-air-festival/