Call for Artwork Entries for the 19th Annual “Best of Plein Air” Juried Art Show
A celebration of paintings by LPAPA Members created outdoors “en plein aire”!
Show Overview & Timeline: (All times shown are Pacific Time)
Deadline to submit artwork online: Monday, February 6, 2023 (by 11:59PM)
Notifications emailed to accepted Artists: on or about Monday, February 13, 2023
Shipped Artwork Delivery: must arrive at the LPAPA Gallery before 1PM Tuesday, Feb 28th
Hand-carried Artwork Delivery: Gallery open for delivery Tuesday, February 28th, 10AM – 1PM, or during regular LPAPA Gallery hours prior to the delivery deadline
Online Virtual Gallery Exhibition & Sale (Finalists): February 27 through April 3, 2023
Expanded Online Exhibition & Sale (Semi-Finalists): February 27 through April 3, 2022
Online Gallery Preview & Auction: 10AM Monday, Feb 27th to 8PM Thursday, March 2nd
Physical Gallery Show & Sale (Finalists): Thursday, March 2nd thru Monday, April 3rd
Art Walk Gallery Reception & Awards: Thursday, March 2, 2023, 6PM – 9PM (awards 7PM)*
Pick Up of Unsold Artwork at the Gallery: Tuesday, April 4th, 10AM – 1PM**
*Gallery awards presentation will be live-streamed on Facebook
**Artists may also arrange for return shipping
The entry fee is $35 for the first 2 paintings submitted ($5 for each additional painting image up to a maximum of 6); see the prospectus for details. All submitting LPAPA Signature, Artist or Student Members will receive a $5 LPAPA Loyalty Reward credited to their LPAPA-Portal.org account at the end of the show. LPAPA Membership must be current to participate.
Award Winners: (cash award winners to be announced on March 2, 2023). The 1st Place award-winning artist will also receive a coveted “golden ticket” invitation to participate in LPAPA’s 25th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, October 7 – 15, 2023.
The LPAPA Gallery is located at 414 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11AM to 5PM (First Thursdays Art Walk gallery reception 6PM to 9PM). The Online Preview Auction referenced above will open at 80% of the full retail price for the painting with $10 bid increments. The preview auction includes a “buy now” option at the full retail price. Unless other arrangements are made through LPAPA, paintings sold through the Auction and through the Gallery will be shipped or available for pick up after the gallery show ends. Paintings sold through the expanded online exhibition of the semi-finalist paintings will be shipped by the artist at the artist’s expense based on instructions to be provided by LPAPA.
Proceeds generated through the sale of artwork benefit the participating artists and nonprofit Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA). LPAPA’s mission is dedicated to painting the landscape, preserving Laguna’s artistic legacy, and promoting the plein air painting tradition. LPAPA strives to enhance the livelihood of its artist members through education and opportunity, and inspire the next generation of plein air painters to continue the tradition!
Join LPAPA, be part of the legacy and tradition!
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*Images above represent the 2022 award-winning paintings; click here for details
To view past show winners visit LPAPA’s Award Winners Archive Gallery
For inquiries, please contact LPAPA at 949-376-3635 or firstname.lastname@example.org