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Feb 14: Participating in the Laguna Plein Air Painter's Association LPAPA Strong Online Auction. This Postcard Auction fundraiser will begin on Feb 8 at 10 AM PST. This year’s theme will be LPAPA Love with the auction ending on Valentine's Day at 5 PM PST. Auction participants will bid on the Artist that they wish to have paint and send an original painted postcard with the goal to raise friends, funds, and support for LPAPA Artists and LPAPA nonprofit. The opening bid is $50. Together we will get through this. Together we will keep LPAPA Strong!

Mar 8-14: Participating in Laguna Plein Air 17th Annual Best of Plein Air Exhibition & Sale. The show auction opens on March 8 at 10 AM on The virtual Gallery reception is on March 11, 5-6 PM PST (awards announced at 5:30 PM) Head to for more info.


Mar 18-19: Participating in the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Preview Show, Atlanta Georgia. In-person attendance is planned, but will also be viewable online. Head to for more info.

  • Collector's Preview: Mar 18-19


Mar 29: Participating in the 15th Annual New Visions Art Show & Auction in St George, UT. To be held online only this year. Virtual Live Auction to be held Apr 2, 8am-8pm MST


April 17-25: Participating in the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, Georgia. Head to for more info.

May 14-16: Participating in the Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA. Update: This event has been postponed until 2022. Head here for more info:


May 23-27: 9th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo, Denver, Colorado. Update: This event has been moved to Santa Fe, NM and postponed until 2022. Head to for more info.

Jun: Participating in "Where in the World is Plein Air", sponsored by Authentique Gallery, St George, Utah.​ An online event. More info will be posted on and also​

Jul 3: Twitter Art Exhibit, TAE21 exhibition in Cheltenham, UK. I'm happy to announce that I'm a recent addition to the Board of Directors of TAE. This annual exhibition is open to all artists who wish to donate an original postcard-sized art piece to benefit a different charity each year. TAE21 will support the Leukaemia and Intensive Chemotherapy Fund (LINC), a local charity that supports patients and families fighting blood cancer. They try to be their lifeline by offering emotional support, their relief by providing financial grants, their comfort by funding extras for the isolation side rooms, and the breakthrough by funding research into potential new treatments. The deadline for artwork is Feb 26, 2021. Head here for more info:

July 26-Aug 1: Participating in "Pacific Northwest Plein Air", in The Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon/Washington border. Head to for more info.

July 30: Facilitating a one-day workshop for Peggi Kroll Roberts, Hood River, OR. Head here for more info

reIMAGING - Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Collectors Preview with Carole Gray-Weihman



Apr 18-July 31: I had the wonderful honor of participating in the "Olmsted Plein Air Invitational". Because of COVID-19, this event was held online.


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reIMAGING - Olmsted Plein Air Invitational Collectors Preview with Carole Gray-Weihman


Jan 20, Feb 3, 17, and Mar 9: Assisted in "Strategies for Improving your Drawing and Painting Skills with Peggi Kroll Roberts", an Online Workshop. | Kroll Roberts Studio and PRMC sponsored workshops. For more info:

Mar 9-13: Worked in Barcelona, Spain, in the printmaking studio of Ignasi Aguirre. For more info:

Apr 7-11: Participated in the "American Visions Show", Apr 10 at Authentique Gallery, St George, Utah. Because of COVID-19, this event was held online. Head to: for more info.

Apr 18-July 31: Participated in the "Olmsted Plein Air Invitational". Because of COVID-19, this event was held online. Head to: for more info.

  • Collector's Preview: April 18-26

  • Library Paintings Sale: May 1-July 31

  • Competition Gallery: June 10-July31

Jun 10: Participated in "Where in the World is Plein Air", sponsored by Authentique Gallery, St George, Utah.​ An online event. Head to: for more info.​

July 27-Aug 2: Event was canceled due to Covid - "Pacific Northwest Plein Air", in The Columbia River Gorge. I look forward to attending in 2021.



Plein Air Podcast with Eric Rhoads and Carole Gray-Weihman

Carole Gray-Weihman Interviewed by Eric Rhoads on Outdoor Painter Plein Air Podcast 

Nov 16, 2020

Interview with Larry Moore by Sergio Lopez accompanied by Carole Gray-Weihman on Waiting to Dry Podcast

Episode 68, April 2019

Carole Gray-Weihman Interviewed by Sergio Lopez and Judson Monroe on Waiting to Dry Podcast

Episode 18, May 2018




Plein Air Magazine, Oct/Nov 2021

"This California colorist accentuates the subtle, oft-missed colors of the landscape"

by Bob Bahr
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Purchase Magazine Here


Interview with CreativPaper Magazine

Vol 6, Nov 2016

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Aïshti Magazine, Apr 2009

"Artists of the Open Air"

by Serena Makofsky    

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View Magazine Here



  • Second Place - The Pacific Northwest Plein Air Paint Out, 2021

  • The Matisse Award - Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, 2021

  • Honorable Mention - Pacific Northwest Plein Air, 2018

  • Honorable Mention - Carmel Art Festival, 2018

  • Third Place - Quick Draw - Plein Air Texas, 2017

  • Second Place - Los Gatos Plein Air, 2017

  • Artist's Choice Award - Los Gatos Plein Air, 2017

  • Signature LPAPA Member of the Month - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, 2017

  • Awarded Signature Member status with the Laguna Plein Air Painters of America, 2016

  • Gamblin Purchase Award, Pacific Northwest Plein Air, 2016

  • Honorable Mention, Pacific Northwest Plein Air, 2016

  • Honorable Mention, Carmel Plein Air, 2016

  • Third Place, Bigger than Texas Plein Air Paint Out, 2015

  • Best Sky Painting, The Pacific Northwest Plein Air Paint Out, 2015

  • Honorable Mention, Valona Invitational Paint Out, 2014

  • Honorable Mention, Carmel Plein Air, 2012

  • Honorable Mention, Paint San Clemente Plein Air, 2010

  • Inspiration Award, Capitol Plein Air, 2009

  • 2nd Place, North Tahoe Plein Air, 2009

  • Artist’s Choice Award, Estes Park Plein Air, 2009

  • Honorable Mention, Paint San Clemente Plein Air, 2009

  • Best of Show, Montana Professional Artists Association Annual Show, 2009

  • Award of Excellence, Napa Valley Museum Biennial Juried Plein Air Painting Exhibition, 2009

  • 4th Place, Paint San Clemente Plein Air, 2008

  • 3rd Place, Estes Park Plein Air Exhibition & Sale - Jack Richeson & Co. Award of Merit, 2007


"Carole Gray-Weihman has been a regional editor since the formation of our magazine and is reliable, diligent, and impressive. She is also an accomplished painter and instructor who is as passionate about learning as she is about teaching".

- B. Eric Rhoads,

CEO/Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Artist, Marketing Specialist, Publisher in the art and broadcast industries. (Sept 9, 2008)





Board of Directors

Twitter Art Exhibit

Sep 2020 - Present

Worcestershire, UK

TwitterArtExhibit utilizes social media and public engagement to generate income for charities and nonprofit organizations. In the past, TwitterArtExhibit has generated funds for a library suffering from deep funding cuts to purchase much-needed children’s books, for an abused women’s shelter seeking to improve the lives of the families they serve, and for an arts organization mentoring underprivileged young adults in preparation for careers in the visual arts.

  • Artists worldwide donate postcard-sized, handmade original artwork to the TAE

  • TwitterArtExhibit organizes a local, physical showcasing of the art.

  • The public is invited to buy the art at an affordable, flat price.

  • This provides artists with new exhibition opportunities, new audiences, and benefactors, and appeals to art enthusiasts all over the world


I'm a recent volunteer member of the board in charge of Website Design, Technical Support, Events Registration, and Administration for Artists and Sponsors.

Founder, CEO / Instructor

Plein Air Liaison, Inc

Sep 2012 - Present

Petaluma, CA

Plein Air Liaison operates plein air painting mini-workshops, workshop tours, classes, and events in various locations in and around Petaluma, in most regions of California, and several areas throughout the USA and abroad. I, therefore WE, are committed to fostering the plein air community within our local community and overseas through mutual cultural exchange. I'm also committed to engaging and inspiring others with a personalized approach and with a particularly strong emphasis on low impact travel so as not to be "intrusive tourists." I have extremely high operating standards for providing socially responsible tours and a dedication to sustainable tourism.

Our various workshops, demonstrations, lectures, tours, and classes provide our students with generous training by experienced professional artists.

Our primary focus is on painting from life. Our workshops take place on location painting landscapes, seascapes, village, town or city scenes, and a model or still-life outdoors. In case of inclement weather, we'll either have indoor models or still-life setups with either artificial or natural light or a sheltered outdoor area for protection.

I, along with our other PAL instructors and Guest Instructors, strive to teach newcomers as well as experienced painters their approach to painting en plein air. We concentrate on working individually with students to maximize individual learning. Students come away more aware of surroundings, the effect of light and its movement, color shifts of warm and cool, and how design occurs naturally. Our instructors’ focus is utilizing value, color, soft and hard edges, using the correct color palette for the conditions of the day and time, simplifying nature and seeing the big shapes, and various visual approaches to aid in producing a successful painting.


Regional Editor

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine

2002 – 2010

Each year, the six issues focus on premium global artworks, including prominent American, Russian, and European paintings, sculptures, and objects of fine art. Responsibilities include attending events, collecting event information from galleries, museums, and photographing for En Couleur and La Galerie sections.


Fine Artist

Carole Gray-Weihman Fine Art

1992 – Present

Petaluma, CA


Illume Gallery of Fine Art: St George, UT — 2021 to Present

Authentique Gallery of Fine Art: St George, UT — 2017 to Present
Alfa Frameo: Petaluma, CA — 2012 to Present
Studio 391 Fine Art: Gualala, CA — 2011 to Present
Pelican Art Gallery: Petaluma, CA — 2009 to 2012
Earthwood Collections: Estes Park, CO — 2009 to Present
American Visions Art Gallery: Folsom, CA — 2008 to 2012
The Link Gallery: Cheyenne, WY — April 2007 to 2010



l'Atelier aux Couleurs: Plein Air Painting Tours

2002 – 2012


Responsibilities included: Organizing and providing socially responsible tours with a dedication to low impact travel and sustainable tourism.

Working one-on-one with classically trained master painters to coordinate and design a custom-tailored workshop/tour to fit their needs while ensuring that the attendees' needs were being met and that their accommodations were comfortable and enjoyable.

Provided the student with the highest caliber instruction, but also inspiration and a maintained level of excitement for painting that would carry them far beyond their workshop experience.

Looked after the travel arrangements of the attendees and instructor and guided them through their journey while endeavoring to ensure that their stay, locally or abroad, was a pleasant and smooth experience.

Co-Founder/ Co-Owner, Instructor

l'Atelier aux Couleurs: The Art Academy of Petaluma

2003 – Nov 2011

Petaluma, CA

Contributing Writer & Regional Editor

Plein Air Magazine

2004 – 2005

Responsibilities included: writing occasional articles, attending events, collecting event information from galleries, museums, and photography.

Article Archive:

Painting in America’s Giverny with the Plein Air Painters of America, January 2005
Lee Youngman Gallery Profile: October 2004
The 19th Annual PAPA Exhibition & Sale at Caesars Tahoe, September 2004
William Lester Gallery Profile: April 2004