The Painted Ladies have teamed up with Princess Cruises to bring you the best Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat yet!! A seven day Princess Cruise round trip from Seattle Washington, through Alaska’s pristine Inside Passage aboard the Crown Princess.

Michelle Dunaway Giving a demo at Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat

More breathtaking scenery, optional workshops with some of  Americas top artists, more goodies from generous sponsors, more fabulous prizes, more new friends, and (is it possible?), even more fun!!!
All this without sacrificing the affordability, quality, camaraderie, and attention to detail that Painted Ladies have become known for! This event is perfect for Plein air and studio painters working in any medium, and at any skill level. Still lifes, landscapes, and figurative painting opportunities will all be available for artist enjoyment and growth. Evening critiques, midnight sun pain-outs, and a friendly competition will all culminate in an elegant Soirée in seattle, where artists can show off their work to the public and fellow attendees.

Participants may pace this event as busy or relaxed as they wish. Bringing family and loved ones along to share in the painting journey is welcome and encouraged. This is the one painting event, no artist will want to want to miss!


Optional workshops, critiques, demos, and more are all in the works including and incredible opportunity to study with returning instructor Larry Seiler, and new for 2016, Becky Joy. Customize your Alaskan adventure with painting instruction from the pros! Details are still developing so check back to learn about our exciting offerings as the 2016 voyage draws near!





sunset-glow painting by Becky Joy





Closing Ceremony and Soiree:  Great Alaskan Plein Air Participating artists and guests are welcome to attend our closing celebration. In addition to the award ceremony for our exciting plein air competition, we will have a great opportunity for everyone to admire the fruits of our travels.

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