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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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JOHN WHITE STUDIO TOUR  Long Beach     August 24 

For exact location and time, please click on Events Calendar, August 24. John will do a studio tour, then talk about composition and principles of art.

John was born and raised in Southern California. He took classes in drawing and painting throughout his childhood and then moved on to study at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena majoring in graphic design.

John led his own design and advertising firm for many years before deciding to retire and paint full-time en plein air or in his studio.  John is also heading up and teaching the advertising program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

John is the recipient of numerous awards and is regularly featured in exhibitions and galleries.  Besides being a member of Socalpapa, John is also a member of the California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Oil Painters of America and National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society.




BACK BAY JURIED ART SHOW & SALE            
In Partnership with the Newport Bay Conservancy and Orange County Parks

JURIED SHOW: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 THROUGH FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018  
DISPLAY SHOW & SALE: SATURDAY/SUNDAY OCTOBER 20 AND 21, 2018
Show participation is open to Members only.
Location:  Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. 
For additional details, rules and the Prospectus, click here: Documents

To sign-up for this Event, go to Events Calendar and choose October 12, or click here: Show Sign-Up



           'BACK BAY QUICK DRAW'    July 13, 2018   Congratulations to the Award Winners: 

                                                            Carla Bosch - 1st Prize - Back Bay Summer Morning                                           Wendy Li-Bertrams - 2nd Prize - Back Bay Color

           
   
 
         Durre Waseem - 3rd Prize - Walk at the Back Bay       Toni Danchik - Hon.Mention - Back Bay Plein Air            Sung Su - Hon.Mention - Wile Rest Area
                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                
                

FEATURED ARTIST   Kathleen Strukoff    Modern Colorist        

 

Capturing the essence of a scene (alla prima) on location in one quick and energetic session.  Kathleen uses a combination of palette knife and vigorous brushwork with bold colors to express her translation of the scene.  She is known for her brilliant colors and capturing the light whether it is an urban scene or a landscape!

 

Kathleen’s love for painting landscapes began as a young girl growing up in New Mexico where she first started painting in the beautiful environment of northern New Mexico.  Like many artists, she was moved by the spectacular vistas and colors that you see in nature on a daily basis when you live in the high desert areas of this state.

 

In recent years, she has become obsessed with the spirit and challenge of plein air painting. To see more of Kathleen's work, please click here:  Kathleen Strukoff Artwork