Save the (NEW!) date and plan to join us Thursday June 14th for the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association’s 4th Annual Art Party & Miniature Auction FUNdraiser at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach. An array of original 4″ x 4″ plein air miniature masterpieces painted by the 2017 Laguna Plein Air Invitational Artists will be sold through silent auctions.
Our special guest Mr. Jean Stern, Associate Director of the of The University of California, Irvine, Institute and Museum for California Art, will share stories about the history of miniature paintings including a showcase of Artist Arthur Rozaire (1879-1922).
LPAPA’s FUNdraiser celebrates the legacy that established Laguna Beach as an art colony. Now famous early plein air artists — William Wendt, Edgar Payne, Frank Cuprien, Anna Hills and others — founded the first Laguna Beach Art Association, and opened the first Laguna art gallery, in 1918. To raise the money needed to open the gallery, the artists painted miniature paintings and hosted art parties for their patrons. LPAPA has resurrected this tradition to support its “LPAPA in Residence” gallery home at the Forest & Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach. LPAPA’s mission honors 100 years of plein air painting history and tradition in Laguna!
Tickets Go On Sale Soon!
Celebrate the Legacy, Be Part of the Tradition!