2017 Awards

19th Annual

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational

Award winning artists (left-right) Front row: Jeff Sewell (American Art Collector Magazine Award), Jane Hunt (Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award), Aimee Erickson (LPAPA’s Best in Show Award), Yvonne Boseker (LPAPA’s Lifetime Member Award), Greg LaRock (PleinAir Magazine Award); 2nd row: Suzie Baker (Director’s Choice Award), Stephanie Hartshorn (OutdoorPainter.com Award), Michele Usibelli (The Strada Award), Rita Pacheco (The Revelite Award), Rick J. Delanty (The Spirit of Laguna & Lifetime Achievement Awards); 3rd row: Zufar Bikbov (Distinctive Merit Award), John Cosby (Southwest Art Quick Draw Award), Jennifer Diehl (Dr. Edward H. Boseker Award), Jason Sacran (LPAPA’s Award of Excellence & Artists’ Choice Award), Andy Evansen (Artistic Palette Award), Jim McVicker (The Irvine Museum Collection at UCI Award); not shown: Charlie Hunter (Architectural Award), John Burton (Randy Higbee Gallery Award), Jove Wang (Collectors’ Choice Award), and Next Generation Scholarship Award winning artists Brandon Gonzales, Emily Bertucci, Ben Jarvis, Kyle Larson.

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LPAPA’s Best in Show: “Before Sunrise” by Aimee Erickson

LPAPA’s Award of Excellence: “Breaking Light, Three Arches” by Jason Sacran

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Distinctive Merit Award: “Made In The Shade” by Zufar Bikbov

Sponsored by Sea Wind Properties

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 Spirit of Laguna Award:  “Red, Red Ruby’s” by Rick J. Delanty

Sponsored by Kinsman & Kinsman

  Dr. Edward H. Boseker Award: “Laguna Nights” by Jennifer Diehl

Sponsored by Yvonne Boseker & Family

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 The Irvine Museum Collection at UCI Award:  “Main Beach Atmosphere” by Jim McVicker

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 The Architectural Award:  “Beach Shack Crystal Cove” by Charlie Hunter

Sponsored by the Laguna Board of Realtors/Charitable Assistance Fund

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 Artistic Palette Award:  “Midnight On Main Beach” by Andy Evansen

Sponsored by the Joe Hanks Van Cleave Foundation for the Arts

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Directors Choice Award: “Good Morning Laguna” by Suzie Baker

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

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The Revelite Award: “Crystal Clear Morning” by Rita Pacheco

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SouthwestArt Magazine Quick Draw Award: “Laguna Stroll” by John Cosby

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 Randy Higbee Gallery Award to John Burton for his body of work (shown “Crystal Cove Memories”)

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 Collectors Choice Award:  Jove Wang for his body of work (shown “Laguna Beach Coast Way”)

Sponsored by the Froysaa Family, Michael Harding Artists Colours and Rosemary & Co.

 Artists’ Choice Award:  Jason Sacran for his body of work (shown “Keyhole at Montage”)

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

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 Plein Air Magazine Award: “Yard Work” by Greg LaRock

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award: Jane Hunt for her body of work (shown “Saddleback Sunrise”)

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OutdoorPainter.com Award:  “Well Guarded” by Stephanie Hartshorn

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 The Strada Award: Michele Usibelli for her body of work (shown “The Beach Cottages”)

Sponsored by Strada Easels

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The American Art Collector Magazine Award: “South Swell, South Laguna” by Jeff Sewell

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Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Rick J. Delanty
by LPAPA’s Executive Director Rosemary Swimm

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LPAPA’s Lifetime Member Award presented to Yvonne Boseker (right)
by LPAPA’s Executive Director Rosemary Swimm & President Toni Kellenberg

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LCAD “Next Generation” Paint Out Scholarship Awards
Shown left to right: LPAPA’s Volunteer Coordinator Derry Coe, LPAPA Mentor Artist Rick J. Delanty, LPAPA’s President Toni Kellenberg, 1st Place Emily Bertucci, 3rd Place Kyle Larson, 2nd Place Ben Jarvis, Best in Show Graduate Award Brandon Gonzales, LCAD President Jonathan Burke

 

Invitational Group Photo – October 8th, 2017 at Laguna Festival of Arts

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