LPAPA Signature Artists took over the Key Courtyard at the Bowers Museum on Sunday July 29th, 2018, to paint in plein air in support of Bowers Museum’s California Bounty: Image and Identity, 1850-1930 exhibit! Visitors were able to watch, learn and engage with artists all over the courtyard as they create plein air masterpieces in two hours! The paintings will be available for purchase with proceeds supporting the artists, the Bowers Museum and nonprofit LPAPA! This was a free outdoor public event enjoyed by all.
After the paint out, Mr. Jean Stern judged the framed paintings and awards were presented to Michael Obermeyer (1st Place), Greg LaRock (2nd Place), and Lisa McDill (3rd Place).
Participating LPAPA Signature Artists included: Rick J. Delanty, Mark Fehlman, Nita Harper, Jeff Horn, Greg LaRock, Calvin Liang, Lisa Mozzini-McDill, Michael Obermeyer, Anthony Salvo, Michael Situ, W. Jason Situ, and Durre Waseem.
After the paint out, we enjoyed a fabulous Art Talk in the beautiful Norma Kersha Auditorium titled From Past to Present: The History of Plein Air with Mr. Jean Stern. Mr. Stern is the Director of The University of California, Irvine Institute and Museum for California Art, and a leading expert in the California Impressionist period, he will discuss the history of plein air painting from past to present with references to specific pieces in the California Bounty: Image and Identity, 1850-1930 exhibit.