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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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    'BACK BAY JURIED ART SHOW'    October 19, 2018        Congratulations to the Award Winners:                            

  1st Prize - Katherine Su - Cozy Irvine Park                2nd Prize - Terry Ann Stanley - Morning Marine Layer                 3rd Prize - Kevin Davidson - Paddleboard At The Bluffs

  Hon.Mention - Barbara Davidson         Hon.Mention - Lisa Mozzini-McDill                    Hon.Mention - Esther J. Williams                            Hon.Mention - Sung Su
   Spring Morning, Big Bend                   Riding The Curve                                        Little Oak In Fremont Canyon                               A Good Place 

  Hon.Mention - Lisa Mozzini-McDill - Newport Bluff                       Robinson Award - Kathleen Williams - Morning Mist                       Annual OC Parks Award - Shih Jann Chen - Caspers Wilderness Park   


FEATURED ARTIST   John White        


John is an award winning artist born and raised in Southern California. He has been drawing and painting his entire life and studied graphic design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.  After a long career in design and advertising,  John retired to spend time painting, both studio and plein air. He also heads up the advertising program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

John participates in plein air competitions all over the western states and participates in various shows.  John is a member of Oil Painters of America, Southern California Plein Air Painters Association,  Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, National Acrylic Painters Association and the California Art Club. 

To see more of John's art, please click here:     John White Studios 


First Impression 9x12                                             Finished Art:  First Light - Seine River  24x30                                                      First Impression 12x9                           Finished Art: Threading The Needle  24x18