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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.
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'SPRING PALETTE'    JURIED ART SHOW AND SALE April 7 - April 21, 2018    
RANDY HIGBEE GALLERY 102 KALMUS, COSTA MESA, CA 92627  714-546-2156       GALLERY HOURS: 9-5 Tuesday through Friday
     
Congratulations to the Award Winners:

                    
      Kevin Davidson - 1st Prize - Aliso Beach                                           Jean Choi - 2nd Prize - A Spring Harmony        Sylvia Shapiro - 3rd Prize - Carpinteria Salt Marsh

      
           
     Carly Castillon - Hon.Mention - Breakwater Way                      Margaret Larlham - Hon.Mention - The Lookout                David Zenger - Hon.Mention - Old California
                                                                                   
       To purchase artwork, please contact the Randy Higbee Gallery. To see all of the show's work, please click:   www.Daily Brushwork.com
                                                                                                                                                                                          
                
KATHLEEN STRUKOFF DEMO - APRIL 27  Paint an urban scene with mid-century architecture right here in our neighborhood, Costa Mesa. It will be a street scene demo plus painting along using ONLY a palette knife.  Bring a panel painted red/orange in acrylic and a palette knife.  For location direction, go to Events/Events Calendar and click on April 27.

Kathleen loves the spontaneous nature of plein-air painting and the effort of trying to capture the momentary impression of a place, time of day and the weather that is occurring at a moment's notice. Kathleen has studied with a variety of outstanding plein air artists and teachers: Deborah Paris, Kenn Backhaus, George Strickland, Ken Auster, Camille Prezwodek and Lee Boynton.


COME PAINT THE TCA CORRIDOR - SPECIAL EVENT

The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) EXTEND AN EXCLUSIVE INVITATION to our members to paint in the pristine TollRoads Land - Friday, April 20, 2018.
Over a year in planning, this event (with the help of Socalpapa Artists) will show the years of effort and hard work that went into bringing the corridor of non-public land back to its pristine natural habitat. Our Artists will have the rare opportunity to enter into the corridor to paint.


Socalpapa Members, please log in for additional details and to sign up.

UPCOMING JURIED ART SHOWS:
July -  Summer Show
October 13 - 21 - Back Bay Show


DEMO, QUICK-DRAW: 
April 22 - Quick Draw at Fullerton Arboretum Arboretum sign-up 
April 27 - Demo by Kathleen Strukoff


FEATURED ARTIST   Anthony Salvo
“I want to be deliberate, fresh and spontaneous in my approach to painting – to convey that unspoken energy into every painting, telling my story – letting the viewer write the words”.

Anthony Salvo has lived in Southern California since the age of twelve. That’s when he discovered oil painting. Always drawing and painting as a young child, he knew that art would be his vocation. He attended Art Center College of Design and graduated with honors, receiving a BFA in Graphic Design and Packaging. Changing paths to fine art after 25 years directing his own Newport Beach design firm, his award-winning paintings are now in collections all over the country. Anthony has featured articles in Laguna Beach Art Patron magazine,  Plein Air magazine, and , “Artist to Watch”.  in South West Art magazine.

Anthony combines the color sense, composition and esthetic qualities acquired from years of design experience into his newly found love of painting “en plein air.”  Plein Air painting has given Anthony the enthusiasm to spend much more time, thought and consideration on the ordinary beautiful day or object that life puts in front of him — and passionately portray them on canvas.  

 

In addition to being a long-time Socalpapa member, Anthony is a Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Signature Member, California Art Club Artist Member, and Orange County CAC Chapter Chairman,  represented by Studio 2817 in Newport Beach and Studio 7 Gallery in Laguna Beach. To see more of Anthony's work, please click this link Studio 2817 Anthony Salvo