LPAPA is pleased to announce and congratulate our twelve new Signature Artist Members added to the 2022 roster: Richard Boyer of Salt Lake City, Utah; Donald Demers of Eliot, Maine; Karl Dempwolf of Sherman Oaks California; Albert Handell of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Mike Hill of Escondido, California; Judd Mercer of Englewood, Colorado; Fernando Micheli of Laguna Beach, California; Lisa Skelly of Balboa Island, California; Barbara Tapp of Kensington, California; Richie Vios of Austin, Texas; Jove Wang of Alhambra, California; and Ran Wu of Cupertino, California.
“The designation of ‘Signature Artist’ in any artists’ association is a recognition of high status, an acknowledgment by your peers that you are worthy of special distinction for your remarkable talent and capability in creating a work of art. It is a distinction that the majority of members of any art group do not have and in turn, would love to receive. Your peers look to Signature Artists for inspiration and to set a high standard that they themselves strive to achieve.” –—Mr. Jean Stern, Director Emeritus of The Irvine Museum.
The top-scoring artists, based on the combined scores of our 4 distinguished panel of jurors, after a review of the submitted body of work representing the artist’s best plein air and studio work, received the designation of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Signature Artist Member.
Many thanks to our 2022 distinguished panel of Jurors:
Anthony Salvo, LPAPA Signature Artist & Board Member
Rosemary Swimm, LPAPA’s Executive Director
Toni Kellenberg, LPAPA President, Artist Member and Collector, and
Mr. Jean Stern, Director Emeritus of The Irvine Museum & Artistic Advisory to LPAPA’s Board of Directors