20 years ago a tradition was started – The Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. Each year the best of the best plein air artists are invited to come to Laguna Beach to paint and to celebrate the legacy of the early plein air artists who established Laguna Beach as an Artists’ Colony, founded the first Laguna Beach Art Association and opened the first Art Gallery in 1918. We join our Laguna Beach community in celebrating a milestone centennial anniversary! And we celebrate our Artists for continuing the tradition!
The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) is considered the steward of Laguna’s artistic heritage, and our mission is dedicated to preserving the legacy and plein air painting tradition for future generations.
Today, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association celebrates these milestones in history and the plein air painting tradition by publishing its first hardbound book. This special 20th anniversary book, authored by Mr. Jean Stern, the leading authority on plein air art and Director of The Irvine Museum Collection at UCI Institute and Museum for California Art, will be a recording of the Invitational history and showcase the top award-winning artists who have helped LPAPA celebrate Laguna’s artistic legacy and have become part of the legacy and tradition.
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Extreme gratitude for all of our generous Book Campaign Donors! Thank you Anonymous Donors and Liz Abeyta, Brian Adams, Kathleen Allen, Elisa Arancibia, Mary Aslin, Helen Auerbach, Carol Austin, Wayne Baglin, Rick Balzer, Sherry Barber, Jeff Bertuleit, Nanette Biers, Ward Blackburn, Bobbie Blinder, Jackie Blue, Kelly Boyd, Anne Brownyard, John Budicin, Larry Cannon & Sondra Sheftz, Val Carson, Christina Chong, Hiu Lai Chong, Louisa S. Cooper, Gaylen Corbett, Laura Culver, Carole Daley, Rick J. Delanty, Terry DiLisi, Jennie Dillon, Karen Doyle, Gregg Durkin, John Eagle, Eileen Eder, Aimee Erickson, Scott Evans, Deborah Ferguson, Sandra Fisher, Tatyana Fogarty, Barbara Frank, Claudette Garcia, Sharon Gates, Jesse Gayer, Celeste & Graham Gilles, Joan Gladstone, Susan & Richard Gordinier, Amy Graboske, Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens, Debra Joy Groesser, Linda Gunn, Ann Haight, Nita Harper, Evelyn Hart, Catherine Heller, Richard Hendlin, Jeff Horn, Ellen Howard, Marie Huggin, Jane Hunt, Edgar Ibarra, Lucette Kallis, Toni & Steve Kellenberg, Richard Kent, Carla Kiernan, Cheryl Kinsman, Craig Klampe, Nora Koerber, Jim Lamb, Tom & Vickie Lamb, Mel Larew, Roger Lasby, Linne & Douglas Lee, Roland Lee, Steven Leon on behalf of the Joe Hanks Van Cleave Foundation for the Arts, Shuang Li, Wendy Li-Bertrams, Kim Lordier, Fabiola Lorente-Sorolla, Karen Luz, Carol Maouf, Lisa Mansour, Daniel Marshall, Ilona Martin, David McEwen, Maribeth McFaul, BJ Morrison McKay, James McVicker, Fernando & Janice Micheli, Clark Mitchell, Jacquie & Bob Moffett, Dan Mondloch, Rick Morales, Toni Moran, Mary Morris, Suzanne Morris, Donna Morrison, Linda Mutti, Rebecca Noelle, Joanne O’Brien, Michael Obermeyer, Kathie Odom, Renee Ortiz, Rita Pacheco, Linda & Garrett Pack, Margo Palmer, Lisa Passin, Elizabeth Pearson, Lana Perry, David & Lynn Rahn, Gayle Reynolds, Ray & Peggi Roberts, Pauline Roche, Ann Rode, Lisa Rometti, Anthony Salvo, Craig Schub & Michelle Gillette, Michael Situ, Nathaniel Solomon, Cheryl Stanford, Katherine Stellar, Joanne Sutch, Rosemary & Tom Swimm, Linda Tindell, Suzi Tompkins, Ned Trivanovich, Howard & Jean Tuttle, Michele Usibelli, Greg & Lynn Vail, Marti Walker, Durre Waseem, Wendy Wilson, Wendy Wirth & Susan Yoon!