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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.
Join our group of enthusiastic outdoor painters - be part of the fun - and click here to sign up:

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IRVINE RANCH CONSERVANCY PAINT OUT     "ART ON THE LANDMARKS"
IRC and SOCALPAPA have arranged a ride for a small group of our members to the Fremont Canyon/Irvine Lake area to paint the land in its natural state, Friday, March 9.

Additionally, Irvine Ranch Conservancy is planning a Volunteer and Partner Celebration on May 18 when plein-air artists will have an opportunity to exhibit their paintings of the Irvine Ranch Landmarks.

For further details and to sign up, Members please log in.  



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:
April 7 - 21 - Spring Show
July -  Summer Show
October 13 - 21 - Back Bay Show
For more details, please watch for our future member bulletins

DEMO, QUICK-DRAW, MUSEUM TOUR:
March 2 - Irvine Museum - special Docent tour
April 21 - Quick Draw at Fullerton Arboretum
April 27 - Demo by Kathleen Strukoff
 

FEATURED ARTIST   Steve Wang

Born in China and growing up in Taiwan,  Steve started to draw and paint in his early childhood. With the encouragement of his artist father, his passion in art grew gradually. He started to win awards during his high school  years.  After earning a bachelor's degree in architectural design, he came to the United States with a national scholarship for graduate studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

For over thirty years, Steve worked as an architectural designer and illustrator. Nothing excites him more than  constantly drawing and painting. With his design experience and solid drawing and painting foundation, he can use all sort of media to create bountiful artwork.

For 10 years, Steve taught  sketching, watercolor , oil painting and plein air painting at Irvine Valley College. Currently, he is teaching at his home studio.  Steve and his family have been living in Irvine since 1977.

Besides Socalpapa, Steve is an active member of the Orange County Chinese Artists Association.

To see more of Steve's art, please click this button:  Steve Wang Arts