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Calling all volunteers!

SOCALPAPA needs your help for future events. 

Needed now: 


 2 Co-chairs for The annual Back Bay Festival 



The Back Bay committee is the most urgent right now, as the planning meetings with the various parties involved start in February. 

2023 co-chairs Randy Moran and Anne Kupillas will be de-facto members of the committee, advising whomever takes the positions. There are guidelines for the event - we just need two leaders who would like the chance to serve and reap the rewards of organizing this critical, amazing show. 


Volunteering is a great way to help make the club events a success and to support your fellow club members, while having fun doing so.

If you're interested in volunteering, or learning more about the commitments involved in the specific roles, or are curious about other opportunities to get involved, please contact Denise Bradley here:


I want to help!

The Hortense Miller Garden in Laguna Beach has invited SOCALPAPA to paint with them again and to show paintings in the Aviary Gallery, part of the historic Mid-Century Modern home built by the Millers in the 1950s.


This is a non-juried show for SOCALPAPA members only!

All works must be of the HM Garden property or of views from the property; 

plein air or studio. This show will be limited to one painting per artist.


There are a limited number of spaces available to us to paint the beautiful gardens in Laguna Beach ahead of this showcase. 

 Registration will be available soon on the website.


Schedule of Paint Out Dates:


Thursday, Feb. 15  - 9am - noon


Saturday, Feb. 24 - 9am - noon


Thursday, March 14 9am - noon


Saturday, March 16 9am - noon


Saturday, April 6 - Open House morning and afternoon shifts 

(This will be during the annual Open house and artists would be painting as many visitors tour the garden. 

A shuttle bus is provided from a localchiurch parking lot.)

  10am - 12:30    Noon - 2:30 


Thursday, April 25 - 9am - noon


Contact Diane Lannon at to reserve a spot. 



Link here for more information on the beautiful gardens:


Slots are now open for the Muth Gallery in 2024. Artists may hang their work for one of the three month periods beginning on January 3d. The content of the paintings must be of the Back Bay or any beaches, parks , wilderness areas, or historic sites that are managed by Orange County Parks. For more information and to sign up for a slot, contact Randi Moran at

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