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Our members enjoy great benefits throughout the year. SOCALPAPA offers members demos by well-known professional artists, juried art shows and sales, weekly paint-outs, paint-aways to interesting locations outside of Orange County and a fun holiday party to end the year.
Membership is $65 per calendar year. Renewals are made during December and January of each year.  Please be aware that should you choose to join our group late in the year, or renew late, we will be unable to grant an extension of the fee into the following year.
We love our art patrons - your membership is a cool $35/year. Student memberships are $35/year.
Join our group of enthusiastic outdoor painters - be part of the fun - and click here to sign up: 
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   April 26 -  Painting on the TCA land near Coto de Caza                                                                            

Announcing the

n partnership with Newport Bay Conservancy and OC Parks,
Socalpapa's ARTISTS are staging this summer's best ART SHOW & SALE at The Muth Interpretive Center overlooking the beautiful Back Bay.

This is Socalpapa's conservation and fundraising effort for Newport Bay Conservancy. 35% of all sales will go to the Conservancy.

SAVE THE DATE - Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Members:  to participate in this show, please click here:  Art Show 

  Shih Yann Chen 


Shih Yann Chen graduated from Pratt Institute in New York with a major in Communication Design. Subsequently, and for many years, she worked in fashion design and advertising.

A while back, Shih Yann became enamored with oil painting and today enjoys painting in plein-air: landscapes, still life and seascapes. Even after painting for years, she is still looking to enhance her skills by learning new techniques, creating different pieces of art and watching her fellow artists paint during Socalpapa's weekly paint-outs.  

Leisure                                                                     Heisler Park at Laguna Beach                                       Back Bay Wetland                                                      Scenic Wilderness