2015 Awards

17th Annual

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational

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Award winning artists (left-right) Front row: Jim McVicker (Laguna Canyon Foundation Award) and John Cosby (Revelite Award); 2nd row: Mark Boedges (Fine Art Connoisseur Award & SouthwestArt Magazine Quick Draw Award), Brenda Boylan (Dr. Edward H. Boseker Award), Cindy Baron (Plein Air Magazine Award), Suzie Baker (Distinctive Merit Award), Aimee Erickson (The Strada Award), James McGrew (Randy Higbee Gallery Award), Hiu Lai Chong (Spirit of Laguna Award), Jeff Sewell (Collectors’ Choice Award & Randy Higbee Gallery Award), Rita Pacheco (Architectural Award); 3rd row: Michael Obermeyer (Lifetime Achievement Award), Ray Roberts (Best in Show Award), Colin Page (Artistic Palette Award & OutdoorPainter.com Award), April Raber (Award of Excellence), Paul Kratter (Randy Higbee Gallery Award), Jesse Powell (The Irvine Museum Award); not shown Andy Evansen (Artists’ Choice Award)

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Roberts2015

Best in Show: “Morning on Main Beach” by Ray Roberts

 Raber8444Award of Excellence: “Meditation” by April Raber

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Baker-A Day at the Beach-8408

Distinctive Merit Award: “A Day at the Beach” by Suzie Baker

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Chong8162Spirit of Laguna Award:  “Waiting for Wave” by Hiu Lai Chong

 Boylan8129Dr. Edward H. Boseker Award: “Intersection on 1st” by Brenda Boylan

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Powell8106The Irvine Museum Award:  “The Late Show” by Jesse Powell

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Pacheco7984The Architectural Award:  “Laguna Theater” by Rita Pacheco

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PageArtisticPalette8291Artistic Palette Award & OutdoorPainter.com Award:  “Crystal Cove” by Colin Page

 Boedges-QDSouthwestArt Magazine Quick Draw Award: “Main Beach” by Mark Boedges

 SewellCollectorsChoice6566Collectors Choice Award:  Jeff Sewell
(l-r: LPAPA Board Member Ludo Liederitz, LPAPA Executive Director Rosemary Swimm, Artist Jeff Sewell, LPAPA President Toni Kellenberg)

 EvansenArtistChoice6561Artists’ Choice:  Andy Evansen
(l-r: LPAPA President Toni Kellenberg, LPAPA Executive Director Rosemary Swimm, Artist Andy Evansen)

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BaronPleinAirMagAward8336Plein Air Magazine Award: “6 o’clock Pacific Time” by Cindy Baron

 BoedgesFACaward8391Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award: “Main Beach” by Mark Boedges

 HigbeeAward6545Randy Higbee Gallery Award:  Jeff Sewell, Paul Kratter & James McGrew

 EricksonStradaAward8372The Strada Award:  “Installing Piers for a New Dock” by Aimee Erickson

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ReveliteCosby8214The Revelite Award: “Silverado Ranchland” by John Cosby

 McVicker-LCFaward8054The Laguna Canyon Foundation Award:  “Big Bend” by Jim McVicker

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ObermeyerLifetime6616

Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Michael Obermeyer

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StrotkampLifetimeMembers6619

Lifetime Members Award presented to Mary Linda & Jay Strotkamp

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