LPAPA’s 9-day Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational features 35 nationally renowned plein air artists, with daily events celebrating Laguna’s artistic legacy and the tradition of plein air painting. Original works of art created throughout the week will be exhibited and available for purchase at the Collectors Gala to be hosted at Tivoli Too on Saturday October 14th. The Art Show and Sale will continue, open to the public, on Sunday, October 15th. These 35 artists will be competing for more than $20,000 in prizes, including the coveted $10,000 “Best in Show” award to be announced during Saturday’s Collectors Gala.  

 

LPAPA Founding Member Jacobus Baas

Jacobus Baas
Laguna Beach, California

“I seek to expand my painting experience searching for scenes with a natural beauty that the viewer might miss in their rush through every day life.”

Artist Bio

 

 

Suzie Baker

Suzie Baker
Shenandoah, Texas

“I endeavor for my paintings to communicate confidence in execution with a fresh, intuitive, spontaneous, quality.”

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lpapa artist member zufar bikbovZufar Bikbov
Oakville, Connecticut

“Painting en plein air always was very special for me. And in every painting I create, I try to play an ode to the light.”

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lpapa artist member carl bretzkeCarl Bretzke
Minneapolis, Minnesota

“I like to study the way one sees things.  Light is fascinating to study.”

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John Burton
Carmel, California

“Hiking the trails, swimming in the ocean, and sleeping under the stars have provided my paintings with even greater understanding and depth.”

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lpapa founding member john cosby

John Cosby
San Clemente, California

“When a person stands in front of one of my paintings, I want that person to feel the wind and the heat I felt when I painted it.”

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Rick J. DelantyRick J. Delanty
San Clemente, California

“My work is about the revelation of God’s power and beauty, as manifested in His Creation.”

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Gil Dellinger
Laguna Beach, California

“I love painting this coast! So many moods, so much magnificent color, such a variety of design possibilities.”

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Jennifer DiehlJennifer Diehl
Mt. Angel, Oregon

“Light shifts colors throughout a single day, changing entirely your perception and experience of the things around you.”

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A_Erickson_headshot006Aimee Erickson
Portland, Oregon

“Color has emotional weight for me and is related to the shape of space. Drawing or painting, for me, means to look at the thing and transmit its vitality to the canvas.”

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Laguna Plein Air Artist Andy EvansenAndy Evansen
Vermillion, Minnesota

“Watercolor has always fascinated me, the effects of pigment and water mixing on paper are so unique and challenging and the results so beautiful. “

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Laguna Plein Air Signature Artist Debra Joy Groesser

Debra Joy Groesser
Ralston, Nebraska

“Painting is such a spiritual experience for me. Nothing inspires me more than being out on location, capturing the subtle nuances of color, light and atmosphere that can only be achieved by painting from nature.”

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LPAPA Invitational Artist Joe GyurcsakJoe Gyurcsak
Mercerville, New Jersey

“My paintings express a sense of light, atmosphere and mood; they transcend the techniques that were employed to create them and breathe the very light and atmosphere they were painted in.”

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Laguna Plein Air Artist Stephanie HartshornStephanie Hartshorn
Denver, Colorado

“I have always loved the details of design: rhythms and complex beauty in the lines and curves of our manmade world.”

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Laguna Plein Air Artist Jane HuntJane Hunt
Boulder, Colorado

“Even though I paint a lot of studies on location, my landscapes are actually less about describing a specific place than they are about the feelings evoked.”

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18th-Charlie_HunterCharlie Hunter
Bellows Falls, Vermont

“Using water-mixable oils and a reductive technique based on 19th century tonalism but informed by modern reproduction processes, I relish the variety of textures mark-making can conjure.”

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Greg LaRock
Newport Beach, California

“Making it look realistic, yet having a loose, painterly feel is my ultimate goal in a successful painting.”

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Laguna Plein Air Artist John LasaterJohn P. Lasater IV
Siloam Springs, Arkansas

“I make simple visual statements with my artwork, regardless of the subject matter. Simplicity is peaceful, and reinforces the blessing of our existence.”

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Richard Lindenberg
Novato, California

“If my paintings can allow the viewer access into a world that is always present, but often taken for granted…then I have contributed something.”

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Laguna Plein Air Artist Daniel Marshall

Daniel Marshall
Denver, Colorado

“I strive to bring a sense of space and atmosphere, with a cinematic elegance and quiet sophistication to my work. Creating a poetic narrative, each piece telling a unique story”

Artist Bio

 

 

James McGrewJames McGrew
Lake Oswego, Oregon

“I want the viewer to feel the wind, moisture, sunshine of the elements and feel the excitement or relaxation I felt while painting on location.”

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Jim McVickerJim McVicker
Loleta, California

“I find plein air painting stimulating, challenging and a process that involves all the senses.”

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LPAPA Signature Artist Clark MitchellClark Mitchell
Cotati, California

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy” — Rumi

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Laguna Plein Air Artist Michael ObermeyerMichael Obermeyer
Laguna Beach, California

“As an illustrator, I’ve always created art to fit others needs. Painting, however, offers me the opportunity to create for myself, to allow others to see how I perceive life around me.”

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Laguna Plein Air Artist Rita Pacheco Rita Pacheco
Carlsbad, California

“Live with art — it’s good for you.”

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LPAPA Artist Colin PageColin Page
Camden, Maine

“Through painting, I share unexpected moments of beauty that I find in the space around me. Painting is how I share the poetry of experience.”

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Laguna Plein Air Artist Jesse PowellJesse Powell
Carmel, California

“I love the abstract qualities of oil paint, especially the ability to build up layers of paint over time.  For me, this is most powerful when combined with realistic subject matter.”

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Laguna Plein Air Signature Artist Jason SacranJason Sacran
Magazine, Arkansas

“In the chaos of daily life, we all take the simple and familiar for granted. Sometimes it is these quiet unadorned places that make the most worthy subjects.”

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Anthony SalvoAnthony Salvo
Newport Beach, CA

“Plein Air Painting is the catalyst that motivated me to paint again. For me, it’s meeting the challenge of the quick decision of color and brush stroke.”

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LPAPA Signature Artist Patrick Saunders

Patrick Saunders
St. Louis, Missouri

“My approach is to free myself from preconceived visual beliefs and interpret the world directly before me.”

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Jeff SewellJeff Sewell
Costa Mesa, California

“My dream days start with a surf in the morning and then spending the day with my feet in the sand painting seascapes and beach scenes.”

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Michael SituMichael Situ
Irvine, California

“I am passionate about painting light and color.”

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18th-J_Ken_SpencerJ. Ken Spencer
Blackfoot, Idaho

“Art exists so that we may say the unsayable.”

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Laguna Plein Air Artist Michele UsibelliMichele Usibelli
Woodway, Washington

“It is my primary goal to have each artwork I create resonate with energy and the poetry of light.”

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laguna invitational jove wangJove Wang
Alhambra, California

“You can try to invent a style for your work, but true personal style and uniqueness comes from within.”

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