The Artist, in brief




  • Newly elected member of the Salmagundi Art Club, New York, New York
  • Artists of the New Century at the Bennington Center for the Arts
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Caught along Shem Creek at the AIS paintout

Caught along Shem Creek at the AIS paintout

I am inspired by creation, and driven by the experience. I paint the land that I claim to be a part of. It is not to replicate the scene before me, more to bring back a piece of what took me there in the first place.

“We go outdoors to enjoy the land, or stay inside to avoid it. It is I, an outdoor artist that brings the outside in.”


Born in the Flint Hills, Robert Gregory Summers began his professional career at Hallmark Cards Inc. A Master Engraver, he now paints “En Plein Air”. Former Vice President of the Greater Kansas City Artists Association, co-founder of the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society, and Brush Creek Art Walk: painting competition in Kansas City, Missouri, Elected member of the Salmagundi Art Club, Signature member, American Impressionist Society and Outdoor Painter Society.


Select exhibits-shows-events


Most Original, “To Run with the Puma” Oil Painters of America Western Regional, Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Most Unique, “To Run with the Puma” NOAPS International Fall Exhibition

Juror of Awards, Bluff Strokes, Dubuque IA

Shadows on the Teche plein air competition, New Iberia LA

Paint Grand Traverse, MI

Augusta Plein Air Festival, MO

Parkville Plein Air, MO

Cadequez Plein Air, Spain

American Impressionist Society, Smallworks Showcase, Petosky, MI

American Impressionist Society, 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition, NY


2018 events

Oil Painters of America Juried Salon Show, Traverse City, MI

American Impressionist Society 19th Annual National Exhibit, Guenzel Gallery, WI

Four Arts Sake, group show, Tim Murphy Gallery, Shawnee Msn, KS

Oil Painters of America Salon Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City, MI

Art on the Rocks, juried exhibition, Cape Ann, MA

American Impressionist Society, Small Works exhibit. Cincinnati, OH

Inaugural Paint St Louis Plein Air, St Louis, MO

Heartland Artist Exhibition, Merriam, KS

OPS Southwest Salon, Rockport, TX   

Augusta Plein Air Festival, Augusta, MO

Plein Air Richmond, Richmond, VA

Juror: Blue Ridge Mountain Plein Air, Blue Ridge, GA

Juror: Escalante Canyon Plein Air, Escalante, UT

Plein Air Tulsa, OK


En Plein Air Texas, San Angelo, TX

Cape Ann Plein Air Festival, Cape Ann, MA

Artists of the New Century, Invitational, Bennington, VT

Door County Plein Air Festival, Invited Artist, Fish Creek, WI

RG Enders Gallery, Group Show, Prairie Village, KS

The Rice Gallery, National Plein Air Show, Leawood, KS

OPS Southwest Salon, Dallas, TX   

Heartland Artist Exhibit, Tim Murphy Gallery, Shawnee Mission, KS

Artigras Art Exhibit, Leawood, KS

Lighthouse Arts Center, Invited Artist, Palm Beach, FL

Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery Plein Air Invitational,  Lindsborg, KS

Stems Plein Air Competition, Overland Park, KS

Wild Rivers Plein Air Festival, Questa, NM (Judge)

Association of Nebraska Art Clubs, York, NE (Judge)

SAAC Juried Competion, El Dorado, AR


Faculty Demo Artist, Plein Air Convention & Expo, Tucson, AZ   (click)

En Plein Air Texas, San Angelo, TX    (click)

Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational, Springdale, UT    (click)

Door County Plein Air, Quick Paint, Sister Bay, WI (click)

Plein Air Richmond, Richmond, VA    (click)

Plein Air Rockies, Estes Park, CO    (click)

17th Annual American Impressionist Society National juried show, Kirkland, WA

Santa Fe Plein Air Festival, Santa Fe, NM     (click)

Where in the World is Plein Air 2016, International     (click)

“Frivolities of Summers” Solo Exhibit, Willa Cather Foundation, Red Cloud, NE     (click)

Lighthouse Arts Center Plein Air Festival, Jupiter, FL    (click)

Artigras Juried Exhibition, Leawood, KS    (click)

Glen Rose Plein Air, Glen Rose, TX (Juror)    (click)

OPS Southwest Salon, Dallas, TX    (click)

Summer Snow: A Celebration of Landscape, Group Show, Red Cloud, NE      (click)

PAPNM Juried exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

Olana Plein Air, Hudson, New York

Crested Butte Plein Air Open exhibition, Crested Butte, CO

8th annual SAAG National Juried Competion, Blue Ridge, GA

19th Annual PAAC, National Juried Competition, Boulder, CO

OPS Plein Air Southwest, Dallas, TX

SCAA National Juried Show, Mableton, GA

ARTigras, juried completion, Leawood, KS

Old Traditons/New Frontiers, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

OPS associate member online show, TX

Solo: Painting a Peace of America, The Underground Gallery, KCMO

Juror of Awards, 19th Annual Heartland Artists Exhibition, KS



Select awards


Best of Show, Shadows on the Teche, LA Morgan Samuel Price-juror

2nd place, Shadows on the Teche, Quick Paint, LA

2nd place, Parkville Plein Air, MO

Honorable Mention, August Plein Air Festival, MO



Best of Show, Plein Air Tulsa, OK

2nd place, Paint St Louis Plein Air, MO

Award of Merit, Southwest Plein Air, OPS, Rockport, TX

Honorable Mention, Plein Air Richmond, VA

Honorable Mention, “Art on the Rocks” Cape Ann, MA

1st Place, Sunrise Quick Paint, Plein Air Tulsa, OK



HM, Outdoor Painters Society, Dallas TX

HM, Lighthouse Plein Air Festival, Jupiter, FL

1st Place, STEMS Plein Air Festival, Overland Park, KS

3rd Place, STEMS Plein Air Festival, Overland Park, KS


Artist Choice Award, Door County Plein Air, Quick Paint, Sister Bay, WI

Peoples Choice Award, Door County Plein Air, Quick Paint, Sister Bay, WI

Judges Choice Award, Animals in Art, Mills Pond Gallery, St James, NY, Tim Newton: Juror

HM, Plein Air Richmond, Richmond, VA

HM, OPS Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX

HM, Tim Murphy Gallery, Shawnee Mission, KS


Best of Show, Parkville in Art, Parkville, MO

Best of Show, Chase County Plein Air, Cottonwood Falls, KS

Purchase Award, Paint Marceline, Marceline, MO

1st place, SAAG National show, Blue Ridge, Georgia

1st place, Summer Nights, Plein Air Painters New Mexico

Honorable mention, OPS Associate member show

Honorable mention, ArtiGras, Leawood, KS




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Faculty demo artist 2016 Plein Air Convention, Tucson, AZ


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