The Laguna Plein Air Painter Association is excited to be hosting its 8th Annual “Patron Party & Miniature Auction FUN-raiser” on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 6 pm at the LPAPA Gallery located at 414 North Coast Highway on Gallery Row in Laguna Beach!
Patron Party FUNraiser Tickets are $125 per guest
for In-person or Proxy access
(member ticket $100)
The FUN begins with wine and passed hors d’oeuvres prepared exclusively for the evening’s festivities by Saltwater Catering. Guests will have the opportunity to preview the available miniature artwork as they mingle with fellow art lovers. This has become a favorite annual art auction coveted by collectors’ who vie for the opportunity to add a special little gem to their collection.
Special guest Mr. Jean Stern, Director Emeritus of The Irvine Museum, Art Historian and nationally recognized authority on California Impressionism, will share about the artists who helped establish Laguna Beach as an artists’ colony and historical miniatures. He will also share miniatures from his private collection.
The artwork available in the 2022 auction is current on exhibit at the LPAPA Gallery and can be viewed online through the link above. The art auction will open exclusively to Patron Party attendees and registered Proxy Bidders with a fast-paced live auction. Our patrons who are not able to join us in person have a virtual ticket option with a personal Proxy assigned to bid on behalf of offsite guests.
Auction ticket holders will also have the opportunity to pre-purchase tickets at a $100 savings to attend the 24th Annual Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational “Collectors Gala” being hosted at the Laguna Festival of Arts on Saturday October 8th!
LPAPA’s Miniature Auction FUNraiser celebrates the plein air painting legacy that helped establish Laguna Beach as an artists’ colony more than a century ago by famous early plein air painters — William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Frank Cuprien, Anna Hills, and many others — who founded the first Laguna Beach Art Association, and opened the first Laguna Beach art gallery, in 1918. To raise the money needed to open the gallery and support the association, the artists hosted art parties and painted special miniatures for their patrons that are now coveted by fine art collectors. LPAPA brings this historical tradition into the present with miniature paintings created by our contemporary award-winning Artists in support of the Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational, the LPAPA Gallery, and LPAPA’s Mission to keep the Laguna Plein Air Painting tradition and legacy alive for future generations.
Patron Party Fundraiser Tickets are $125 per guest
for In-person or Proxy access
(member in-person ticket $100)
LPAPA Members can log at lpapa-portal.org and go to Plein Talks under the Members Only Video tab to watch the recording of Mr. Stern’s 2020 Plein Talk.
Need assistance? Contact LPAPA by Phone (949) 376-3635 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org