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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.
An initial artist membership is $70 for the first calendar year. Renewals are $45 in subsequent years.  Renewals can be made during the first quarter of the year,  thereafter the membership price reverts back to $70. 
We love our art patrons - your membership is a cool $35/year.
Student memberships are $35/year.
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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 at Willow                                                           
Robinson Award - Terry Ann Stanley - Overcast Day at Back Bay                                            Juror Gil Dellinger                        Patrons and Guests Viewing The Juried Show

Steve Wang demo:  August 18, 2017                                                                                                    
Location:  Traffic Circle, Orange. 
For additional details, please click on the Events Calendar.     

September 22:  Lisa M McDill at Studio 2817, Newport Beach

Oct/Nov: JoAnn Royal or Toni Danchik at DaVinci Paints, Rancho Santa Margarita.


                         FEATURED ARTIST    JoAnn Royal

Artists see things differently. I’ve known that since I was a child, always needing to be creative. I knew a paint brush belonged in my hand ever since my first paint-by-number kit. I took my first step at being a professional artist in 2005 when I had a painting juried in to a competition. I’ve worked on honing my skills ever since, both in technical and mental presence. I have true appreciation for those who have supported, influenced and stood alongside me during this never ending journey. 

Since I see beauty most everywhere I go, landscape painting is a major part of my work. Painting outside, en plain air, is so spiritually rewarding it nourishes my soul. My studio paintings tend to be larger more controlled versions of my plain air style. Created from study and photo references. 

I’ve been able to give back to this artist community I love so much by mentoring, demonstrations and volunteering.

To see more of JoAnn's work, please click this button: JoAnn Royal