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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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     March 29      Susan de'Armond Demo (watercolor)

  April 26         Painting on the TCA land near Coto de Caza

  July 27-28    Back Bay Art Show & Sale                                                                                                                                       
  Please check our website often as we finalize our events for the year.  

    We love to paint, show our work and have fun:                                   

                                                                                   Paint-Outs                                                                                     Indoor Art Shows                                                                                Demos

Art Shows benefiting environmental groups                                    Time for contemplation                                        Juried Art Shows                                                   Quick Draw and Sale

FEATURED ARTIST   Shih Yann Chen        


Shih Yann Chen graduated from Pratt Institute in New York with a major in Communication Design. Subsequently, and for many years, she worked in fashion design and advertising.

A while back, Shih Yann became enamored with oil painting and today enjoys painting in plein-air: landscapes, still life and seascapes. Even after painting for years, she is still looking to enhance her skills by learning new techniques, creating different pieces of art and watching her fellow artists paint during Socalpapa's weekly paint-outs.  

Leisure                                                                     Heisler Park at Laguna Beach                                       Back Bay Wetland                                                      Scenic Wilderness