2016 Awards

18th Annual

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational

Award Winners 2016

Award winning artists (left-right) Front row: April Raber (Spirit of Laguna Award), Suzie Baker (OutdoorPainter.com Award), Colin Page (Randy Higbee Gallery Award), Aimee Erickson (SouthwestArt Magazine Quick Draw Award); 2nd row: Peggi Kroll-Roberts (Architectural Award), Shelby Keefe (Distinctive Merit Award), Jane Hunt (Directors’ Award), Cindy Baron (Artistic Palette Award), Jim McVicker (Best in Show Award), Hiu Lai Chong (Revelite Award), Calvin Liang (Lifetime Achievement Award), Michael Obermeyer (Collectors’ Choice Award); 3rd row: Ray Roberts (Founders’ Award), Charlie Hunter (Award of Excellence), Gil Dellinger (Fine Art Connoisseur Award), Mike Hernandez (The Strada Award), Jennifer Diehl (PleinAir Magazine Award & Artists’ Choice Award), Zufar Bikbov (The Irvine Museum Award), J. Ken Spencer (The Dr. Edward H. Boseker Award)


Morning At Main Beach by Jim McVicker

LPAPA’s Best in Show: “Morning At Main Beach” by Jim McVicker

 Los Rios, Capistrano by Charlie Hunter
LPAPA’s Award of Excellence: “Los Rios, Capistrano” by Charlie Hunter


Rooftops of Crystal Cove by Shelby Keefe

Distinctive Merit Award: “Rooftops of Crystal Cove” by Shelby Keefe

Sponsored by Sea Wind Properties


SkyWaves by April Raber Spirit of Laguna Award:  “Sky Waves” by April Raber

Sponsored by Kinsman & Kinsman

 View From Cliff Drive by J. Ken Spencer Dr. Edward H. Boseker Award: “View From Cliff Drive” by J. Ken Spencer

Sponsored by Yvonne Boseker & Family


Lights Of Laguna by Zufar Bikbov The Irvine Museum Award:  “Lights Of Laguna” by Zufar Bikbov


Brothers by Peggi Kroll-Roberts The Architectural Award:  “Laguna Lawn Bowling” by Peggi Kroll-Roberts

Sponsored by the Laguna Board of Realtors/Charitable Assistance Fund


Miles To Go by Cindy Baron Artistic Palette Award:  “Miles to Go” by Cindy Baron

Sponsored by the Joe Hanks Van Cleave Foundation for the Arts


BackBay Sunset by Jane Hunt

Directors Choice Award: “Back Bay Sunset” by Jane Hunt

Sponsored by the Swimm Family, Michael Harding Artists Oil Colours & Rosemary & Co.


Shorebreakers At Aliso Beach by Ray Roberts

Founders Award:  “Shorebreakers At Aliso Beach” by Ray Roberts

Sponsored by Gamblin Artist Colors & Trekell Professional Art Supplies


Main Beach to Main Street by Colin Page

 Randy Higbee Gallery Award: “Main Beach to Main Street” by Colin Page

This Might Be Heaven by Aimee EricksonSouthwestArt Magazine Quick Draw Award: “This Might Be Heaven” by Aimee Erickson


Michael Obermeyer - 2016 Collectors Choice Collectors Choice Award:  Michael Obermeyer
(with LPAPA Board Member Melanie Froysaa)

Sponsored by the Froysaa Family, Sennelier and Rosemary & Co.

Jennifer Diehl - Artists Choice Award Artists’ Choice Award:  Jennifer Diehl
(shown with LPAPA President Toni Kellenberg)

Sponsored by the Kellenberg Family & Michael Harding Artists Oil Colours


Return At Sunset by Jennifer Diehl Plein Air Magazine Award: “Return At Sunset” by Jennifer Diehl

My Favorite Place by Gil Dellinger

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award: “My Favorite Place” by Gil Dellinger


Fleeting Moment by Suzie Baker

OutdoorPainter.com Award:  “Fleeting Moment” by Suzie Baker


Golden Light by Mike Hernandez

 The Strada Award:  “Golden Light” by Mike Hernandez

Sponsored by Strada Easels


Lights On Broadway by Hiu Lai Chong

The Revelite Award: “Lights On Broadway” by Hiu Lai Chong

Sponsored by Revelite Fine Art Lighting



Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Calvin Liang



LPAPA’s Lifetime Member Award presented to Sandy Sewell (center)



Invitational Group Photo – October 9th, 2016 at Seven Degrees

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