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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.
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Announcing the
Fall Quick Draw

Members only Registration is now open for the Saturday, October 26, Fall Quick Draw.  Join your fellow members to paint the beautiful Newport Beach Back Bay.  Juried awards will be given, and lunch will be provided for a fun-filled day of painting and socializing with your fellow members.  Paintings may remain on exhibit at the Muth Center for an entire week, where NBC will handle all sales.  
Be sure to Login to the website to register.  (35% commission will go to NBC for the support and conservancy of the beautiful Back Bay.

REGISTER NOW  - Saturday, October 26, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Go to "Events" tab at top, then to October 26 on calendar.  Click on purple box to register.


Socalpapa Members have been invited to paint the landscape, with the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work, at EARTHFEST 2019, Saturday, September 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC) adjoining Irvine Regional Park in Orange.  The address is 2 Irvine Park Road, Orange.  The IROEC is a 200+ acre property encompassing hills, valleys, meadows, trails. 

At the Earthfest Celebration on September 14, there will be ecology games, beekeeping demos, food forest tours and other activities designed to attract up to 500 attendees.  There will also be food vendors, so you can purchase lunch or, if you prefer, bring your own lunch.  Socalpapa will have a vendor booth where we can exhibit and sell our paintings.

There is no charge for attending this event.  However, we are limited to 10 attendees.  First come, first serve.  Don't delay; spaces fill up fast. Please e-mail Kathleen Williams at if you plan to attend.  More information will be provided for attendees.


Ursula has a B.A. in Fine Arts from California State Long Beach, and she studied at the Sergei Bongard School of Fine Arts in Santa Monica.  However, her love of art started with a box of colored pencils.  From there, she developed other artistic pursuits, which finally led to a full time career in interior design.  Despite a busy career, Ursula finds time for her first love, oil painting.

Ursula is fascinated by color, shadow, and line which leads to the creation of a painting.  She finds the colors in nature to be infinite, and the changing sunlight, shadows, and hues inspire her and bring to her canvas an impressionistic representation of what she sees.  Ursula also enjoys paintings still lifes in the more controlled environment of her studio.