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Juried Fine Art Show and Sale
'Painting The Light - Land and Sea'
November 5 - 19, 2016
Artists' Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Public is welcome to attend Reception.
More than 50 plein air paintings including landscapes, seascapes, nocturnes, urban landscapes
Selected by Juror Mark Jacobucci
Location:  Anthony Salvo Fine Art Gallery, 2817 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Gallery Hours: 11 AM to 5 PM, Wednesday through Sunday

Kevin Davidson - Spring Show - 2nd Prize                                      Anthony Salvo Fine Art Gallery                                                                   Tony Salvo - Spring Show - 1st Prize

Besides our November Art Show and Sale (see above):
HOLIDAY PARTY: Sunday, DECEMBER 4 at Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa. Additional details forthcoming.
12 ARTIST MEMBERS will have the opportunity to show their work for sale in the Muth Gallery in 2017 - 3 artists per calendar quarter. The paintings must be of the Back Bay or immediately adjacent to it:  water, birds, rocks, kayaks, boats, flowers, etc.
How to sign up: log in, go to the 'Volunteering' tab, and select your spot.
Note: Besides dropping off, hanging your work and picking up your paintings, there is no additional time required for this opportunity.

Please check our Events Calendar often as we add further details for membership meetings, demos, paint-aways and workshops offered by our members.

Please join our group to benefit from the many upcoming events.
Our memberships run the calendar year and expire on December 31.  During the first 3 months of the following year, memberships are renewed.
A 'New Artist' membership is $70 for the first year. Thereafter, memberships are renewed at the special rate of $45 within the first three months of the following year(s).  On April 1 of the renewal year, the rate goes back up to $70. 

FEATURED ARTIST     Kathleen Michele Williams



Since retiring from my law career, I have devoted myself full time to my first and lifelong love of art and oil painting in particular. I have studied in classes and workshops to hone my skills, and I paint almost daily, both in plein air and in my Anaheim Hills home studio. I am a member of Oil Painters of America, the California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and Southern California Plein Air Painters Association.
Nature is my greatest inspiration. There are so many beautiful and iconic landscape features here in California. When not painting outdoors 'en plein air', I can be found painting in my home studio where I use plein air studies and photographic references to create larger landscape pieces and where I also paint still lifes, figurative pieces and portraits.
I have been juried in to numerous gallery exhibitions over the last four years including, to mention a few: Chemers' Gallery, "Viewpoints", and "The HeART of Orange County", LPAPA's "Best of Plein Air" and "Less Is More", Higbee Gallery's "Urban Beauty", and "Six Inch Squared", Socalpapa's "Back Bay Show" and "Painting The Light of Spring", California Art Club's "Art of the West" at the Wiesenthorp Gallery and "Small Town USA" and "Endless Summer" at the Altadena Town & Country Club; also Huse Gallery's "Holiday Treasures", Lofts Gallery "Local Color", and Saga Gallery's "Small Works". I have also exhibited and been a demonstrator the last three years at the Orange County Fair, Fine Arts Building.
My goal in each painting is to capture on canvas the feeling or story elicited from the scene or subject at a particular moment in time. This is best done not so much by simply a depiction of the subject or scene itself, but by what is revealed by the light falling on form. This is called 'painting the light', and it is what I strive to do in each of my paintings.   To see more of Kathleen's work, click here