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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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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

Artists who were accepted to participate in the Back Bay Weekend Exhibit and Sale may submit images to www.onlinejuriedshows.com between September 2 and September 23 for the juried portion of the event. Be sure to read the Prospectus carefully before submitting your images.





           '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   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