There is no bad weather for painting en plein air; only bad painting clothes.
— Barbara Jablonski


Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters, Inc. (GVPAP), a plein air artist association, promotes and inspires quality plein air painting. Through regularly scheduled outdoor painting sessions, GVPAP provides diverse plein air painting opportunities throughout the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes Region. Incorporated in 2006, Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters Inc. members are practicing, experienced plein air artists. Qualified artist applicants are encouraged to join GVPAP. All "painting" mediums are welcome.

We are committed artists who paint in the out of doors, on site in natural light all year long. We hold to the definition of plein air painting that 85% of plein air painting must be completed on site "in plein air" (in natural daylight). Painting sessions, known as “paintouts” are scheduled regularly year round. Depending on the season, paintouts may be scheduled weekdays,weekends and evenings. Our members participate regularly in paintouts and volunteer to work on GVPAP activities. Members also participate in competitive, juried GVPAP art shows.

Please peruse this home page and view photographs of recent paintouts. In addition, check out our other web pages which show pictures of past events, our first annual art show as well as our GVPAP Membership and Members Gallery. In the “Downloads” web page you may view past GVPAP E-letters, our plein air newsletter which includes plein air painting tips as well as member news. 

If you are committed, experienced plein air painter and you desire to be an active team member …GVPAP may be the organization for you. Please read our Membership Information page. It details GVPAP membership requirements and benefits of joining GVPAP. If you have any further questions, please contact me at Thank you.

See you painting,

Barbara Jablonski, President and Charter Signature Artist
Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters Inc.