Eric Rhoads

2019 Paint the Town
Plein Air Judge and Guest Speaker

Eric Rhoads is a career entrepreneur, with 30 years of launching companies and media brands, creating startups, and building businesses, including over 40 years’ experience in the radio broadcasting field, 25 years in the publishing business, and a decade in the art industry. Rhoads serves as chairman of the board of Streamline Publishing, Inc., a company he founded in 1986. He also serves as a consultant and adviser to companies in media, technology, digital media, and art. In 1986 Rhoads launched Streamline Publishing, Inc., which acquired a floundering trade publication that was renamed Radio Ink and is now a market leader serving the radio industry. Streamline launched its first art magazine in 2006 and today publishes Fine Art Connoisseur and PleinAir magazines and multiple websites and e-newsletters. The company also previously published Artist Advocate. Additionally, Streamline produces the annual Plein Air Convention, a gathering of outdoor artists; the Publisher’s Invitational and Paint Russia!, both events for painters; the annual Art Cruise; and the PleinAir Salon art competition. It also publishes the website and the PleinAir Today and Fine Art Today newsletters. The company also has a video division, Streamline Art Video, which creates “how to” artist videos and recently released the best-selling Eric Rhoads’ Art Marketing Boot Camp video. Rhoads is also a painter whose artworks appear in two art galleries. He is one of the most painted men in America and has been painted by over 25 of the top Artists in America and Russia including Richard Schmid, Nelson Shanks, Daniel Green, David Leffel, Jeff Legg and many others, which he blogs about in The Portrait Project. Rhoads resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and triplet children.