Spend a Week Working On Your Painting In Paradise
Join PleinAir Magazine Publisher Eric Rhoads in the Canadian Rockies October 5-12
You Deserve a Solid Week of Painting
Our Publisher’s Invitational artist retreats are about you and your passion for painting. Its a week of “me” time, making new friends, painting two or three spots a day, with laughter, music, and socializing in the evenings.

The Best of Fall Color 
We select the best color on earth for those who never get to paint fall color or those who want a change of scenery. This year we’re going to Alberta Canada during peak color week.

Spectacular Scenery 
Snow capped mountains, glowing aspen trees, fabulous waterfalls, teal blue water, and rich forest greens. Amazing painting awaits outside your door, plus hundreds of paintings within minutes of the resort. Plus we’ll visit Banff and Lake Louise for painting.
Includes 7 Nights in Kananaskas Mountain Lodge 
You’re invited to paint the best spots inside the Canadian Rockies, which have inspired the worlds great artists. Scenery so spectacular, it makes America’s incredible parks like Yosemite and Rocky Mountain National Park seem small and insignificant ... Kananaskas Park and Banff National Park are filled with majestic scenes you can paint morning and night.

Package includes the event, plus a shared room in a luxury resort, breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. (Private rooms available) Includes 2 Painting Locations Daily, evening music and opening and closing parties.

What You Need to Bring
You’ll need a portable easel or pochade box with tripod, your paints or colors, enough panels to paint at least two per day, brushes and supplies. We’ll provide Gamsol mineral spirits for oil painters. Be prepared for hot or cold weather, bring some hiking shoes or boots, and you’ll need a car or a friend with one, and a passport to get into Canada.
Is This for You? 
There are dozens of spots you can paint roadside without hiking, but you can hike if you’re up to it. You’ll need to handle your own gear (or have your own helper) and be up to full days of painting and optional late nights of socializing, music or portrait painting. Go at your own pace. Kananaskis Mountain Lodge. Amazing painting right outside your room.
You can opt out at any time.

One All Inclusive Price 
One price includes the event, your room, three meals daily and opening and closing party. Cost is $2297 per person (shared room) or $2997 (private room). Event is open to 100 people (and possibly a few more if we can acquire more rooms). Payment plans are available.
How It Works 
We start each day with breakfast, and announcements, then we pack a sack lunch then we drive in a caravan to painting locations. (Car required). We often paint as a group, though smaller groups and individuals may go off on their own. We typically have at least one day where we all paint one spot together, which helps get photos of everyone for our magazine story. At the end of the day we bring our paintings in for all to see (optional), have dinner, then have socializing, music and drinks, and often some will do portrait painting.

Hold Your Seat Now 
It’s human nature to wait till the last minute but book early to assure a seat and be able to book flights to Calgary if flying (40 minutes away). Register at 561-655-8778 or hit the registration button below.

Important notes: 
No pets please. Check with hotel about service dog policy. Please make special meal requests in writing at least 30 days in advance. Gluten Free, Vegetarian or Vegan can be arranged with notice. 

This is not a workshop or teaching event. Advance request for roommates should be made and cannot be guaranteed, though we will try. Spouses or non painters may attend, however, full registration is required and count as one of our 100 total, therefore each guest will be charged. See terms below. Payment plans available.
Eric Rhoads Publisher’s Invitational Artist Retreats
Plein Air magazine publisher Eric Rhoads created the publishers invitational concept when some artist friends commented that they often did not get a chance to paint with their friends when attending painting shows or events. So Rhoads announced and event and invited a few friends. Word spread and others wanted to come as well, so Eric made it open to anyone who wants to attend. No invitation required. Eric typically offers an early summer event in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, a fall color week event in a different place each year with spectacular scenery and color, and a couple of international trips. In the past he has taken two groups to Cuba, and groups to Africa and New Zealand. His goal is to offer people time to paint with friends, make new friends, work on their painting skills by daily painting, and to paint in some of the most beautiful places in the world. There is no teaching and no workshops. Eric’s “no drama” policy makes for a congenial group of like- minded, enthusiastic painters, at all levels whose primary interest is plein air painting. Attendees are always offered the lowest price for the following year and the first reservations to prevent missing out on future events. A story in PleinAir Magazine and Plein Air Today is written about each event.