Plan to join us for 9th Annual “Patron Party & Miniature Auction FUN-raiser” on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 6 pm at the LPAPA Gallery located at 414 North Coast Highway on Gallery Row in Laguna Beach!
Tickets are $125 per guest (Members $100)
for In-person or Proxy access
The FUN begins with wine and passed hors d’oeuvres prepared exclusively for the evening’s festivities by Spectrum Culinary. Guests will have the opportunity to preview the available miniature artwork as they mingle with fellow art lovers. This has become a favorite annual miniature works art auction coveted by collectors’ who vie for the opportunity to add a special little gem to their collection and celebrate a century-old tradition.
We are delighted to welcome our special guest James Irvine Swinden, President of The Irvine Museum, Chair for The Irvine Museum Collection at the UCI Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art and long-time LPAPA supporter, who will share stories and a selection of miniatures from his personal collection.
The artwork available in the 2023 auction is currently on exhibit at the LPAPA Gallery and can be viewed online through the link above. In addition to the miniatures being auctioned, LPAPA will be auctioning a special boxed edition of its 20th Anniversary “Best in Show” hardcover book with a miniature created by LPAPA Founding Member John Cosby! The in-person art auction will open live and exclusively to Patron Party attendees and registered Proxy Bidders the evening of August 23rd with a fast-paced live auction. Patrons who are not able to join us in person have a virtual ticket option with a personal Proxy Bidder assigned to bid on behalf of offsite guests.
Ticket holders will also have the opportunity to pre-purchase tickets for the October 14th Laguna Plein Air Invitational Collectors Gala at a special 10% discounted price during the event!
LPAPA’s Miniature Auction FUN-raiser celebrates the plein air painting legacy that helped establish Laguna Beach as an artists’ colony more than a century ago by famous early plein air painters — William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Frank Cuprien, Anna Hills, and many others — who founded the first Laguna Beach Art Association, and opened the first Laguna Beach art gallery, in 1918. To raise the money needed to open the gallery and support the association, the artists hosted art parties and painted special miniatures for their patrons that are now coveted by fine art collectors. LPAPA continues this historical tradition into the present with miniature paintings created by our contemporary award-winning Artists in support of the 2023 Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational, the LPAPA Gallery, and LPAPA’s Mission to keep the Laguna Plein Air Painting tradition and legacy alive for future generations.
Patron Party Fundraiser Tickets are $125 per guest
for In-person or Proxy access
(Member Ticket $100)
Click HERE to learn how you can support the Invitational as a Sponsor or Donor!
Gallery Hours are 11AM to 5PM, Thursday through Monday, and by Appointment
Hours extended to 9PM the first Thursday of each month for Art Walk
Need assistance? Contact LPAPA by Phone (949) 376-3635 or Email email@example.com