LPAPA holds Inaugural Spring Fling Fundraiser, through April 15

LPAPA is hosting its Inaugural Spring Fling Fundraiser during the month of April to help raise the much-needed funds to sustain and grow its Art and Education Programs that are designed to promote and preserve the century-old Laguna Plein Air Painting Tradition and Legacy.

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Photos courtesy of LPAPA

Spring Fling Fundraiser – April 1-15

LPAPA kicked off the fundraiser with a Silent Auction that opened online at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 1 with artwork, art lessons and more, with an opening auction price based on 50% of the value! The online silent auction will end at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 15.

Annual Waterworks Juried Art Show

Notifications for Artwork Entries for the 8th Annual “Waterworks” Juried Art Show, a celebration of paintings created by LPAPA members using transparent watercolors were sent out yesterday (April 1) earlier in the week or as soon as jurying is complete. This show is made possible with the support of the Joe Hanks Van Cleave Foundation.

This show is made possible with the support of the Joe Hanks Van Cleave Foundation.

Show Overview & Timeline:

Shipped Artwork Delivery: Needs to arrive at the LPAPA Gallery by 5 p.m., Friday, April 26.

Hand-carried Artwork Delivery: Gallery open for delivery Tuesday, April 30 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Online Art Catalog Exhibition (Finalists and Semi-Finalists): April 29 through June 3.

Online Preview Auction (Finalists and Semi-Finalists): 10 a.m., April 29 to 8 p.m., May 2.

LPAPA Gallery Show (Finalists): Thursday, May 2 through Monday, June 3.

Art Walk Gallery Reception: Thursday, May 2, 6-9 p.m. (awards at 7 p.m.).

Pick Up of Unsold Artwork at the Gallery: Tuesday, June 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Friday, April 12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Painting Local Laguna in Watercolor – Eileen McCullough

Register to join LPAPA Signature Artist Eileen McCullough for this fun and informative in-person LPAPA+LOCA “Painting Local Laguna in Watercolor” Paint Together session. In this Mentor lesson, McCullough will demonstrate her watercolor painting process, brush stroke by brush stroke, of a local scene in Laguna Beach. The objective of the session will be to understand working from life “en plein air” and the importance of values. Come be inspired by McCullough’s unique style in watercolor. Limited to 15 registrants.

This is an in-person on location painting lesson. Registrants will bring their own outdoor painting supplies. Location details and a recommended supply list will be sent after registration, in advance of the event date.

Cost: $60 for LPAPA and LOCA Members or $75 for Non-Members.

This in-person painting lesson is made possible with grant funding received through the City of Laguna Beach in support of an art education collaboration with LOCA Arts Education (LOCA) and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA).

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Artist Debra Huse

LPAPA’s 3rd Annual World Arts Day Celebration & Paint Out on April 15

Join LPAPA’s 3rd Annual World Arts Day Celebration & Paint Out on April 15. On this day, LPAPA recognizes and celebrates Laguna’s community of artists, art organizations, art educators, art businesses, galleries and all those who participate and support the arts.

LPAPA is inviting everyone to visit the LPAPA Gallery to “Make Your Mark” on their Community Canvas at the LPAPA Gallery where lead Signature Artist Debra Huse will be laying in a painting and inviting you to add your brush stroke to the painting in progress! Mentor Artists will be at the gallery to answer questions, mixing paint and encouraging you to make your mark for art. This is a free interactive art event, but donations in support of their nonprofit’s mission are gratefully accepted, and new artist and supporter members are welcomed.

In addition, plan to enjoy a walk through Laguna’s Heisler Park and watch Laguna Plein Air Artists in action as they paint en plein air. LPAPA Artists will be in Heisler Park (from dawn to dusk) for an All-Member Paint Out celebrating plein air painting and the arts, as well as painting around town for the LPAPA Gallery “Spring Fling” Art Show.

Tuesday, April 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Mentor Paint Together – Wendy Wirth

Join LPAPA Signature Artist ember Wendy Wirth online for a two-hour fun and informative LPAPA+LOCA live-streamed Mentor Paint Together. In this online virtual painting lesson, Wirth will demonstrate her acrylic painting process, step-by-step, brush stroke by brush stroke, as she paints an Iconic Laguna Scene using a photo reference. Registrants can choose to paint together with Wirth or watch live as she paints, describes her process, and answers your questions. All paid registrants will have unlimited access to the post-event “play, pause and paint” recording.

The photo reference and recommended supply list will be provided after registration, prior to the live-stream and with the post-event recording link. The Zoom link to tune-in live will be provided with the registration confirmation and again prior to the event date. The post-event recording link is typically available within 48 hours after the live stream.

Cost: $50 (Discounted to $30 for LPAPA and LOCA Members.).

This live-streamed painting lesson is one of a sic-part series made possible with grant funding received through the City of Laguna Beach in support of the art education collaboration with LOCA Arts Education (LOCA) and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA).

For assistance, call the LPAPA Gallery at 949.376.3635, or contact Bonnie Lander at bonnie@lpapa.org, or Toni Kellenberg at toni@lpapa.org, or by phone at 949.291.0882

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association/LPAPA Gallery is located at 414 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach.

For more information, go to www.lpapa.org.

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