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Laguna Beach

 Volume 12, Issue 64  |  August 11, 2020

LPAPA presents From Dusk to Dawn exhibition virtually

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association is proud to present its newest exhibition, From Dusk to Dawn, virtually. The exhibition will run from Monday, Aug 3 to Sunday, Aug 9, with a virtual gallery reception on Thursday, Aug 6 from 5 - 6 p.m., with awards at 5:30 p.m. 

LPAPA is presenting this juried cultural art show as a Virtual Gallery Show in lieu of the physical exhibition at the Laguna Beach City Hall due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.

Exhibition artwork is available for purchase through LPAPA’s special priced sale/auction with proceeds benefiting the artists and nonprofit LPAPA. The exhibition will be accessible at the link here.

LPAPA announces Francis

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Jon Francis, Three’s A Crowd, 20 x 24 oil

Over 139 entries were received for this show with jurors Celeste Gilles (LPAPA Board Member), Rosemary Swimm (LPAPA Executive Director), and Ludo Leideritz (Owner Forest & Ocean Gallery) choosing 40 original paintings created by LPAPA Signature and Artist Members for the show’s coveted spots. 

LPAPA’s Executive Director Rosemary Swimm shares, “The plein air painter does not have typical business hours and you will find them outdoors painting before the sun has come up, and well after it has gone down…capturing the first light at dawn, fading glow of a sunset, or the illumination of a night scene…our artists are excited about the changing light and have presented us with some amazing artwork. Works created in plein air and in the studio are included in this show.” 

LPAPA announces Fernando

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Fernando Micheli, Goodnight Little Songbird, 11 x 14 oil

LPAPA is honored to collaborate with the City each year to showcase its artists, supporting and helping to keep the plein air legacy and tradition alive in Laguna Beach.

LPAPA’s mission is dedicated to painting the landscape, preserving Laguna’s artistic legacy, and promoting the plein air painting tradition. LPAPA strives to enhance the livelihood of its artist members and inspire the next generation of plein air painters.

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