PleinAir Magazine Proudly Announces
Fall Color Week
Artist's Retreat
with Eric Rhoads

Acadia National Park, Maine
October 6 - 13, 2017

It's All About Painting.
No Competition. No Show. No Drama.

PleinAir magazine's Eric Rhoads started this Artist's Retreat for busy painters who need a break, a chance to slow down, reconnect with friends, and paint beautiful places where the masters before us have painted.

We make it effortless. You roll out of your dorm bed for breakfast. Pack your sack lunch for your day of painting and show up for dinner. 

Our days are filled with painting Acadia National Park and the surrounding area during peak fall color week (if weather cooperates), including colorful local harbors.

Attendance is limited to 100 people. 

Eric's other Artist's Retreat events sell out a full year in advance because friends want to return to be with friends each year.

Highlights From Fall Color Week 2016
One All Inclusive Price
One price includes your room, your meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), and the event. The cost is $1,597 per person for a shared dorm room. (Payment plans available depending on sign up date.) The event is open to 85 people (and more if we can obtain more rooms). To participate in the event you must stay with us at the Schoodic Institute. Park will require a $25 entry fee per car for a week of use (persons 62 and over can obtain a national park lifetime pass for less, however advance arrangements may be required.)

Optional Gift 
Tremendous resources and planning go into this event by your host. The event is priced to be affordable. Therefore we suggest a gift of a framed painting 9x12 or larger. This is NOT REQUIRED, is not payment or compensation and is not tax deductible. It is our desire to one day create a plein air museum, based in part on paintings from the people in these events. Paintings should not be shipped to Maine and should be shipped to a provided address in advance of the event. 

How It Works
Each day we drive (or car pool) to specific painting locations (car required). We often paint as a group, though smaller groups and individuals often go off and paint on their own. We typically have one day where all people paint the same location and shoot a group photo. (Note magazine article may be written about event.) You may paint the park or local harbors and towns or anywhere in the area. 

Attendees Should Be Mobile
To attend you should have the ability to be mobile. Some may wish to paint out of the backs of their cars, others will need ability to climb rocks or steep hills to hike to find painting locations. (Schoodic institute may be able to provide handicapped access. Please check with us if you have a need, which we will try to accommodate.) Your safety is our main concern, but we also want you to have fun and ability to participate.

Weather is Unpredictable
October in Maine is typically one of the best months, however you should come prepared for any weather, heat or cold, wind, rain or even snow.

Painters Must Provide Their Own Supplies
Art stores are a rarity. The closest is probably Bangor. You will need to bring your own solvent, and painting materials. 

We recommend you have a car or access to one, or someone to ride with.

Acadia is located on Mount Desert Island along the coast of Maine. The park is 264 miles from Boston and 50 miles from Bangor, Maine. There is an airport in Bangor and also one in near by Bar Harbor.

There are two routes:
Take I-95 north to Augusta, Maine; from Augusta take Route 3 east to Ellsworth and on to Mount Desert Island.Take I-95 north to Bangor, Maine; from Bangor take Route 1A east to Ellsworth; from Ellsworth take Route 3 to Mount Desert Island.

What is there to do in Acadia?
There are many miles of shoreline to explore, 125 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads. Kayaking and canoeing are popular activities. Two beaches offer salt water or fresh water in which to swim, though it may be cold!

No pets please.

Important Notes:
  •   Gluten Free, Vegetarian or Vegan Meals can be made available with 30 days advance written notice of your need.
  •  This is NOT a workshop or teaching event. 
  •  Accommodations are SHARED dorm rooms. Advance request for roommates should be made and cannot be guaranteed, though we will try.
  •  Amenities are basic. You may wish to supplement with your own shampoos, soaps, wash cloths and towels.
  •  If you wish to have a "couples room" or one of the few private rooms, please phone and speak to speak to Jaime at 561-767-8561.
  •  Spouses or non painters can attend, however they count as one of our 85 total, therefore each guest will be charged. Some "couples rooms" are available.
  •  See terms at bottom of page.
Questions: Contact Streamline Publishing, Inc. 561-655-8778
Schoodic Shores 2BR
Schoodic Shores 2BR Combined living area
Schoodic Shores 2BR Queen Bedroom
Schoodic Shores bathroom
Cabin Combined living area
Cabin Queen Bedroom
See 100% refund guarantee terms and conditions upon registration. Payment plans available. Includes lodging based on shared dorm bedroom.  We will attempt to have you room with someone you request. Limited private rooms available at a different price. Includes event, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. By signing up you agree to be photographed and possibly included in a story in PleinAir magazine and Plein Air Today as well as social media posts. *Fees to Attend: Other than your room/meals fee there is no additional fee to attend. You will have to pay entry into the national park for your vehicle. Streamline is contributing significant resources in time, people, and preparation and as a result we have asked each painter to consider a contribution of a small 9×12 framed painting (sent prior to the event) as your gift for putting the event together. This is suggested, though not required to attend. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis. Streamline reserves the right to reject any potential attendee for any reason it deems necessary to assure the comfort of other guests.

shared bath / shared bedroom accomodations


shared bath/private bedroom accomodations

(limited amount available)

Includes all meals and lodging.