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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