Great news: Cabins are STILL available!

That’s right! It’s not too late to sign up for the 2014 Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat. There are still some cabins left on our 7 day summer voyage to Alaska with Princess Cruises. Join us on this adventure north out of Vancouver BC, full of gorgeous mountainous landscapes, impressive wildlife and whale migration, beautiful blue glaciers, and […]

Gift Certificates Now Available!

What a thoughtful gift! Thanks to a wonderful request, we now offer gift certificates! Know someone who would appreciate one? Maybe you would like one yourself!  Email or share this pic on your favorite social networks to help drop hints… Email us at for more info.

Your Vote Counts!

  The Painted Ladies (organizers of the Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat) have been entered in a contest. If we win, the money will be used for FULL artist scholarships to the 2014 Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat & Cruise! Let’s make the trip of a lifetime available to some very special artists! Help us make this a […]

Meet the organizers!

These things don’t just plan themselves, that would be too easy! Meet the 2014 Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat Organizers: Karen Mattson, Karen Whitworth, Kristy Tracy, and Talya Johnson. These 4 women artists are also known as the Painted Ladies and strive to foster artistic growth in their communities through education, exhibitions, and events. Our Dream A […]

Welcome to Featured Artist Daniel Keys

An artist with impressive drive and vision, Daniel’s work has excelled far beyond his years. Still in his twenties, he has created a body of work that is well respected by artists and collectors the world over. The Painted Ladies are thrilled to have this incredible artist join us for the 2014 Great Alaskan Plein […]

Meet Our Home For GAPAR 2014

Photo by Princess Cruises Meet the Island Princess of Princess Cruises. This extraordinary ship will serve as our floating home base for the 2014 Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat on June 18th-25th. Aboard you will find a variety of staterooms with an option for every budget. As an attendee of the Great Alaskan Plein Air […]

NEW for 2013

Demonstrations by Guest Artists The Painted Ladies are excited to announce that attendees of the 2013 Great Alaskan Plein Air Retreat will have the special opportunity to take-in live demonstrations and workshops from fabulous artists and some of our very own Painted Ladies!   June 26th Before the festivities begin, join us at the Pioneer […]