Plan your ultimate plein air art experience!

Save the dates for the 

20th Annual

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational 

A Plein Air Fine Art Festival

October 6 – 14, 2018

Collectors Gala – Saturday October 13th, 2018

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Spring, Summer, Fall…

2018 Juried Art Shows & Events
March 2018 Small Works Art Show
May 2018 Watercolor Art Show
June 2018 Miniature Auction
July 2018 Best of Plein Air Show
Fall 2018 Art & Nature Show

2017 Invitational Best in Show:  Aimee Erickson‘s “Before Sunrise”

2018 A Very Special Milestone

The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and our Laguna Beach Community
will be celebrating a very special milestone this year.

The first Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational was presented in 1999.
This year we will present our 20th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
at our new home located at the Festival of Arts in the heart of Laguna’s arts district!

100 years ago in 1918, the first Laguna Beach Art Association was established and
the first Art Gallery in Laguna Beach was opened by
early plein air artists that we know and celebrate, such as
Edgar Payne, William Wendt, Frank Cuprien, Anna Hills and many others.

LPAPA’s mission, as a nonprofit art organization, is dedicated to preserving
Laguna’s rich artistic legacy established by these early Plein Air Artists –
who we honor today with our mission and dedication 
to the
plein air painting tradition in Laguna Beach, across the nation, and around the world.

To honor these milestones in history, we have planned a unique and special celebration
for our October 2018 Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational that will include….

Celebration of the Centennial History of Plein Air Painting in Laguna Beach
Celebration of the history of LPAPA’s Plein Air Painting Invitational
Celebration inviting 19 years of Invitational Best in Show Award winning Artists
Celebration of our five Founding Members
Celebration of the Signature Artist Members who have served on LPAPA’s Board
Celebration of the original 1999 artists who remain LPAPA Members today
Celebration of artists chosen by LPAPA’s Advisory Board of Collectors
And, as is tradition,
We celebrate and invite the return of 10 of our Invitational Artists from 2017
The Grand Prize Waterworks award winning artist, and
The 1st Place Best of Plein Air award winning artist

We’ll be announcing this year’s Invitational Artist Names soon!

Celebrate the Plein Air Legacy! Be part of the tradition!

Experience Plein Air Art at its Best!

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