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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 January of each year. 
We love our art patrons - your membership is a cool $35/year.
Student memberships are $35/year.
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SOCALPAPA FALL SHOW - November 11-16, 2017
Juried Art Show and Sale "Sense of Beauty"
Location:  Studio 2817 - Anthony Salvo Fine Art Gallery, 2817 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 5:00 - 8:00 PM.
Come join the Artists for a spectacular show of original plein-air artwork in oil, watercolor or gouache: landscapes, seascapes, beaches, deserts, citiscapes and more.
Public is welcome.  This is a great opportunity to purchase a special gift for the holidays.

Artists:  for additional information, log in and click on Documents for Prospectus.

JoAnn Royal Demo - Gouache:  October 20, 2017                                                                                     
Come join our first Gouache Demo/Workshop by JoAnn Royal. Using this opaque water based medium is like experiencing the best of both worlds - somewhere in between watercolor and oil paint. How to easily travel with a small gouache set-up will be shown. This demo/workshop will be held at the Da Vinci Paint Co Inc., 29726 Avenida De Las Banderas, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 If you don’t want to just watch and listen to this demo and would like to try gouache out along with JoAnn, gouache paint will be supplied but you’ll need to bring a few of your own tools. Tables and chairs will be provided and an additional 15% discount on their gouache paint kit that day. 
Tools to bring; watercolor paper, illustration board or watercolor canvas (5x7-8x10), synthetic brushes, regular or watercolor palette, water cup and a photo reference to paint.

Due to limited space SIGN UP IS REQUIRED no later than October 18. To request your spot click on Events/Events Calendar, click on October 20 to get JoAnn's contact information for reservations.


                         FEATURED ARTIST    Greg LaRock

"Making it look realistic, yet having a loose, painterly feel is my ultimate goal in a successful painting".

SOCALPAPA member Greg LaRock is also a signature member of LPAPA, AIS and ASMA. Greg has won numerous awards nationwide, is a sought-after instructor for workshops and inspiring teacher to our members during his now yearly demo.  We look forward to another session, Greg.

To learn more about Greg's work and his impressive list of professional recognitions, please click this button: Greg LaRock


BACK BAY ART SHOW & SALE - Juried Show Award Winners - July 14, 2017

Congratulations to the Award Winners! What Beautiful Work. Well over 1,000 people attended our Show and Sale.


1st Place - Janine Salzman - Canyon Morning                 2nd Place - Tony Salvo - Morning At Big Bend                 3rd Place - Steve Wang - Back Bay Reflections                 Hon.Mention - JoAnn Royal - Creeks Running  

            Hon.Mention - Al Carlson - Entrance Irvine Park     Hon.Mention - Steve Kell - Caspers Park                     Hon.Mention - James McGee - Gnarly Sycamore              Artists Choice Award - Sung Su - Refreshing Morning                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
   OC Parks Award - Terry Ann Stanley - Majestic Oak   Robinson Award - Terry Ann Stanley - Overcast Day at Back Bay                                Juror Gil Dellinger                     Patrons and Guests Viewing The Juried Show