2013 Artists

15th Annual

“Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational”

 

DanielAldanaDaniel Aldana

Irvine, CA

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (Signature Member) 2005-present
California Art Club (Artist Member) 2007-present
June 2013 issue of SouthwestArt magazine: 12 Artists Who Honor The Landscape

 

 

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Michael Alten

Los Angeles, CA

  • LPAPA member
  • 1st Place Less is More 2012, 2nd Place Best of Plein Air 2011
  • Contemporary Masters: Artistic Eden at the Pasadena Museum of History
  • Participated in Laguna Plein Air Invitational in 2009, 2010, and 2011

 

imgEAminEbrahim Amin

Laguna Beach, CA

San Clemente Plein Air, 2007-08, 1st Place Quick Draw 2008
Laguna Invitational, 2002-07, Best of Show 2007, 2nd Place 2004 & 2005
Laguna Invitational – Dr. Boseker Award 2013
Signature Member, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association

 

KenphotoKen Auster

Laguna Beach, CA

2013 Best in Show, Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational
Member: LPAPA Signature Member, PAPA, MPAPI
Founding member LPAPA – participated since inception

 

 

GB1aGarin Baker

New Windsor, NY

Grand Prize, Plein Air Easton 2013 / 1st Place, Brandywine Plein Air, 2012
Artist Choice, Cranford Plein Air 2012 / First Place Cranford Plein Air 2011
CAC (Out of State Member), O.P.A. (Associate Member), ARC (Living Master)
The Irvine Museum Award – Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational 2013

 

 Eric BowmanEric Bowman

Tigard, OR

Artist Choice & Plein Air Magazine Awards, Sonoma Plein Air, 2012
Second Place Award, Plein Air Easton, 2012
Honorable Mention, Southwest Art Magazine, 2012
First Place Award, Pacific Northwest Plein Air, 2005 & 2008

 

Portrait-black-shirtCarl Bretzke

Minneapolis, MN

Carmel Art Festival Juried Artist 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Carmel Art Festival Juried Artist 2011 -Honorable Mention Award
Art Perchance Selected Artist Minneapolis Institute of Art 2011
Winner of Fine Art Connoisseur Emerging ArtistAward 2010

 

kgavinbrooksGavin Brooks

Laguna Beach, CA

LPAPA – Signature Member; California Art Club – Artist Member
Laguna Plein Air Invitational Award Winner 2011, 2012
Grand Prize Winner Plein Air Easton 2006
LPAPA Invitational  2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

 

Burton Photo 2011John Burton

Carmel, CA

Artist Choice & Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence – Laguna Invitational
Award of Excellence – OPA National Exhibition / 1st Runner Up – AIS
Grand Prize & Artist Choice Torrey Pines Plein Air Invitational, San Diego, CA
Signature Member LPAPA, OPA, Plein Air Painters of Hawaii

 

MByrne PortraitMichele Byrne

Reading, PA

Awarded an Artist-In-Residence in Key West, Florida in 2013
OPA Eastern Regional 2012 / 2nd Place Award – Easton Quick Draw 2012
People’s Choice Award – Aspen Invitational 2011
Member: American Impressionist Society, Salmagundi Club, OPA

 

photo-5Saim Caglayan

Kilauea, HI

LPAPA- Laguna Plein Air Painters – Founding & Signature Member/Chairman
KOPA- Kauai Outdoor Painters Association- Founding Member/President
ISLANDERS-Hawaii Plein Air Painters / KAUAI INVITATIONAL- Founding Member
BORREGO SPRINGS PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL- Founding Member

 

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Rockville, MD

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Oct 2011 / Plein Air Magazine Oct/Nov 2012
Plein Air Easton: Grand Prize and Artists’ Choice Award 2012
Laguna Invitational: Collector’s Choice & Higbee Awards ’12, Padma Award ’13
Carmel Art Festival: Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence 2013, 3rd Place 2012

 

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Queen Creek, AZ

Laguna Invitational – 2011 Artists Choice Award & Plein Air Magazine Award
2012 Raymar Art Annual Online Competition – 2nd Place
2012 Telluride Plein Air Painting Invitational -1st Place, Quick Draw
2011 Paint San Clemente Plein Air Competition – Best of Show

 

headshot-1Jose De Juan

Pasadena, CA

Laguna Plein Air Painters Assoc., Signature Member
Pasadena Society of Artists / California Art Club
Telluride Plein Air (Sunset Magazine Award)
San Luis Obispo Plein Air / Sonoma Plein Air / Plein Air San Clemente

 

1 canada closepRick J. Delanty

San Clemente, CA

Signature Member Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
Signature Member International Society of Acrylic Painters / Member CAC
Laguna Invitational: Dr. Boseker Award 2011 / Surfrider Award 2012
Peterson Award in 57th Ntl Society of Painters at Salmagundi Club, New York

 

KenMugKen DeWaard

Viroqua, WI

2012 Florida’s Forgotten Coast – Artist Choice – Top Honors
2012 Callaway Gardens Plein Air – Best of Show – Purchase Award
2009 San Luis Obispo Plein Air, CA – Best of Show
Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational – 2009 , 2012

 

7502_867407ssMark Fehlman

San Diego, CA

LPAPA & CAC artist member
CAC Gold Medal Show, 2012 and 2013
First place: Borrego Springs Invitational, 2012
Maynard Dixon Country Show participant 2008 thru 2013

 

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Merritt Island, FL

Past President and Signature Member American Impressionist Society
American Art Collector Excellence Award, 1st Place Women Painters of the Southeast
Salon International 2013 Greenhouse Gallery Judge’s Honorable Mention
America’s Parks Beauty 2013 Top 50 / Signature Member Plein Air Artists of Colorado

 

4439709_staLynn Gertenbach

Calabasas, CA

Colorado Art Institute – Life Achievement Award (Hall of Fame Inductee)
Signature Member: CAC, PAPA, OPA
Numerous Gold Medal Awards
1st Prize – Landscape Category – 2002 Autumn Edenhurst Gallery Salon Show

 

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Costa Mesa, CA

2013 Feature & Cover Artist Southwest Art Magazine, February
Maui Plein Air Invitational / Laguna Art Museum Award of Excellence
2012 CAC Gold Medal, Maui, Telluride, Easton, Laguna & Sonoma Plein AIr
LPAPA Signature Member

 

Kitts, ThomasThomas Jefferson Kitts

Portland, OR

Signature Member Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
Member American Impressionist Society
2011 Best of Show & Mayor’s Choice Awards at Carmel Arts Festival
2012 Best Int’l Artist at Plein Air Curacao & Best New Artist at Plein Air Easton

 

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Paul Kratter

Moraga, CA

LPAPA Signature Member
Best Quick Draw & Honorable Mention, Carmel Art Festival 2013
2nd Place, Carmel Art Festival & Best of Plein Air, LPAPA 2012
Participant in Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational 2009-2013

 

LaRockBWMugSquareGreg LaRock

Newport Beach, CA

Grand Prize: Easton Plein Air, MD
Purchase Prize: Callaway Gardens Plein Air, GA
Signature Member: LPAPA
Signature Member: American Society of Marine Artists

 

JOAN MARRON LARUE HeadshotJoan M. LaRue

Tucson, AZ

Gilcrease Museum & Philbrook Museum Juried Shows, Tulsa, OK
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Juried Show, Oklahoma City, OK
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, 6 year participant, Laguna Beach, CA
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, Boseker award recipient

 

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Novato, CA

Memberships: CAC Artist Member, AIS
Events: 2011-2012 Door County Plein Air, 2009-2012 San Luis Obispo Plein Air
Awards: People’s Choice Award-2012 San Luis Obispo Plein Air, Artist’s Choice Award-2009 Tahoe Plein Air

 

 

DSC02934Clark Mitchell

Cotati, CA

Master Pastelist, Pastel Society of America
Distinguished Pastelist, Pastel Society of the West Coast
Laguna Plein Air – Best in Show 2005 & Argyros Family Award 2013
Laguna Plein Air participant: 2002 – 2007, 2011, 2012

 

headshotMichael Obermeyer

Laguna Beach, CA

LPAPA & California Art Club – Signature Member
Laguna Invitational – 1999-2013, 2002 Collector’s Choice, 2013 Quick Draw
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award, 2007
Crystal Cove Foundation Award 2012

 

RitaBiopic300x300:72dpiRita Pacheco

Carlsbad, CA

2013: LPAPA “Best of Plein Air”-Best in Show & Laguna Invitational-Distintive Merit
1st Place, Carlsbad Oceanside Art League, May 2013
1st Place (oil/acrylic) & 1st Place (Animal Kingdom Theme), COAL April 2013
Juried into California Art Club 102nd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, June 2013

 

DSCF0618Scott W. Prior

Oceanside, CA

2013 Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational “Best in Show”
Signature Member – California Art Club
2013 Maui Plein Air Invitational, Makana Aloha Fndn Award of Excellence
2012 Plein Air Magazine, Award of Excellence – Laguna Plein Air Invitational

 

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Petaluma, CA

Signature member of the LPAPA, OPA, & AIS; CAC Artist Member
2013 Laguna Plein Air Invitational Award of Excellence
Easton Plein Air: 2011 Grand Prize, 2008 & 2009 Vanishing Landscape Award
Laguna Plein Air Invitational: 2000-2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013

 

April RaberApril Raber

Laguna Beach, CA

Signature Member of LPAPA & OPA Oil Painters of America (OPA)
Artist Member of the California Art Club.
Exhibitor in CAC’s Annual Gold Medal Exhibition & Laguna Beach Festival of Arts
Laguna Plein Air Invitational – Collectors Choice Award 2013

 

sewellJeff Sewell

Costa Mesa, CA

Signature member of LPAPA; Artist Member of CAC
Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Collectors Choice Award, Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational – 2011
1st, 2nd, 3rd place, Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational – 2011, 2010, 2008

 

picture2Michael Situ

Irvine, CA

“Award of Excellence” – Plein Air Master Invitational, 2013
“First Place” – Carmel Art Festival, 2012
“Best of Show” – Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational, 2008
Signature Member: LPAPA, OPA, CAC; Artist Member:  AIS

 

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CA

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitation Competition 1999-2013
CAC Gold Medal Show 1998-2013 & Segil Fine Art One Man Show 2005 – 2011
Featured in ART OF THE WEST magazine (March/April 2013)
Signature Member of LPAPA, CAC,  OPA and Rocky Mountain Plein Air

 

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Lafayette, CA

LPAPA Signature Member; Laguna Plein Air Invitational Since 2008
2013 First Place Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational
2011 Juror’s Choice Napa Valley Art Festival
2013 Mathewson Fndn, 2010 Collectors Choice, 2009 Best of Show – Laguna Invitational

 

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Cayucos, CA

Website: www.elizabethtolley.com

Paso Robles, Plein Air Masters Exhibition Invitational, Award of Excellence, 2013
Glenna Hartmann Memorial Invitational Fine Art Exhibition, Best of Show, 2010
Crystal Cove Alliance Invitational Exhibition 2008, “Coastal Splendor” Award
LPAPA Artist Member

 

Kim Profile 2013Kim VanDerHoek

Orange, CA

Signature Member – Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
2010 Paint America Top 100
2011 Finalist for the American Artists Magazine Cover Competition
2013 Easton Plein Air & Sonoma Plein Air Festival

 

WW Bio pic5(RGB)-1Wendy Wirth

Laguna Niguel, CA

Juried Exhibitor – Laguna Beach Festival of Arts 2010/2011/2012/2013
Active Artist Member – LPAPA, SOCALPAPA and California Art Club
2nd Place – Higbee Gallery “6-Inch Squared” Show 2012, Jean Stern, Juror
Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational, 2013 Surfrider Foundation Award

 

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Orange, CA

Signature Member LPAPA; Artist member CAC; Painting Member OPA
Dr. Edward Boseker Award LPAPA Invitational 2012
Vanishing Landscape Award Easton Plein Air Invitational 2012
2nd place Telluride Plein Air Invitational 2012

 

jeffheadberetJeff Yeomans

San Diego, CA

California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, San Diego Art Institute
2008 – Best Urban Landscape, “97th Gold Medal Exhibition” California Art Club
2007 – Best of Show, “Bluff at Luscomb’s” La Jolla Art Assn Plein Air Exhibition
Laguna Invitational participant, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

 

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